Did you know that we have a Latin American Film Festival at Kitchener Public Library (KPL)? Every year for the past 3 years, we’ve had Professor Mario Boido, from University of Waterloo’s Spanish and Latin American department host this festival at KPL during the winter months. The first festival took place in our theatre at… Read More Revisit the Latin American Film Festival
Post by Anne, Information Services Staff At the Library Did you know the library has Park Passes to local and provincial parks you can use for free? Put your Park Pass on hold with your library card today using these links: Ontario Parks Day Use Permit Grand River Parks Membership Card Your adventures will be complete… Read More Here’s to Hiking!
Post by Matt, Information Services staff October is Islamic Heritage Month! Unfamiliar with this holiday? Islamic Heritage Month is a month-long celebration of the arts, culture, scientific and social achievements of our Muslim friends and neighbours, past and present. While the official recognition is fairly new, Islamic peoples have been a part of Canada since… Read More Islamic Heritage Month
Post by Cecilia, Information Services staff Yes, it’s true! Multicultural Theatre Space (MT Space) is a local theatre company, and I am very excited to share with you a bit of their coming International Theatre Festival: IMPACT 21, adapted for COVID times… with an amazing combination of shows in-person (mostly outdoors) and virtually. I have… Read More Theatre is back!
Post by Lori, Information Services staff. June is National Indigenous History Month. We have put together a sampling of books, movies you can stream, and music you can download featuring Indigenous authors, people and artists as well as some programs being offered by KPL. Territorial Acknowledgement A territorial acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes the unique and enduring… Read More Indigenous History Month
Post by Kassandra and Ali, Information Services Staff. French Language Day is a part of the United Nations Language Days which were introduced in 2010. It is observed annually on March 20th. This date commemorates the establishment of the International Organization of La Francophonie on March 20th, 1970. French Language Day seeks to celebrate multilingualism… Read More French Language Day
Post by Jesse, Information Services staff I love few things more than I love libraries. I love libraries so much, in fact, that I also love reading about them. This gallery contains only some of the various library materials in our collection that are about libraries and librarianship. Enjoy! Non-Fiction The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu… Read More Virtual Display: For the Love of Libraries!
Post by Kristin, Information Services staff If you’re anything like me, you turned to books, films, and music to find solace, beauty, escape, hope, new insights and information, and much more this year. Here’s a round-up and celebration of some of the best of the best of 2020! Books The Guardian – Best Books of… Read More Best of 2020 Lists
Post by Matt, Information Services staff Looking for something to watch outside of the usual holiday classics? Try some of these lesser known or less popular gems through KPL! Family Friendly Arthur Christmas | Arthur’s Perfect Christmas | Frosty the Snowman | Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins | The Nightmare before Christmas | The Snowman… Read More Great Holiday Movies at KPL
On November 13 we celebrate World Kindness Day! Today is a chance to be extra intentional about being kind to those we meet and those we can reach out to in other ways – phone calls, snow shovelling, mailing a letter, donations, a smile at the grocery store. We know the power of kindness to… Read More End of Week Care Package