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Pride Month at Kitchener Public Library

Here at Kitchener Public Library we are utterly festooned with rainbows for the month of June to celebrate Pride. Case in point: Historically libraries have been an important place for LGBTQ+ individuals to find information about coming out, health, family topics and to see themselves reflected in media and books. With the emergence of the… Continue reading Pride Month at Kitchener Public Library

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Remembering Mr. Lynn Matthews

BLOG POST BY MARY CHEVREAU CEO, Kitchener Public Library It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Lynn Matthews. Mr. Matthews, as he was best known to staff, was the Chief Librarian at Kitchener Public Library from 1973 – 1993. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Mr. Matthews… Continue reading Remembering Mr. Lynn Matthews

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NEW: The 85 Green Learning Garden

We’re transforming our decorative garden in the Sheriff John Motz Courtyard at Central Library into a vegetable garden, and we want you to help! This is the first step in our new initiative, 85 Green, a series of projects that will promote nutritional literacy and sustainable communities, while strengthening social ties. The 85 Green Learning… Continue reading NEW: The 85 Green Learning Garden

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Let’s talk about mental wellness

It's Bell Let's Talk Day, a day to focus on reducing stigma around mental illness, raise awareness of mental wellness, and raise funds for mental health initiatives. As a public library, we strive to be one part of community-based mental wellness initiatives by providing resources and programs about mental health, creating partnerships with local agencies,… Continue reading Let’s talk about mental wellness

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Celebrating 10 years of LSP

Settlement workers help newcomers access resources in their community.

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Learning with KPL and

       We've got great news -  Kitchener Public Library is now offering FREE, unlimited access to This amazing online learning service is yours to use in the library, from home, work, or anywhere with internet access. Whatever your goals are this year, Kitchener Public Library can help you reach them. Just use… Continue reading Learning with KPL and

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More movies than ever before

GUEST BLOG POST by Lesa Balch Director, Technologies and Content Library customers streamed more movies than ever before in December 2016, enjoying movies from Hoopla, downloadLibrary, CBC Curio, and National Film Board databases. Find out more about our free digital movie services here, and see our great DVD collection too. While access to the National… Continue reading More movies than ever before