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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

Books and Reading, News, Programs and Events, Resources and Collections

Please read something other than To Kill a Mockingbird

Throughout the month of February we've been featuring books about black history, and books, movies and music created by black artists, on our website and on display in our library locations. Our February Free Flicks included BlacKKKlansman, Sorry to Bother You, and In the Heat of the Night. And we hosted a dance workshop -… Continue reading Please read something other than To Kill a Mockingbird

News, Resources and Collections

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

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Holiday happiness

Happy Holidays! Our holiday hours begin this Saturday. Please check whether we're open before heading to your local library any time from Saturday, Dec. 24 to Monday, Jan. 2. While we're open, stop in and stock up on books, movies, and music, or try out our new virtual reality experience. We've also got plenty of fun, fabulous,… Continue reading Holiday happiness

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It’s showtime! Let’s go to the movies

January and February are the perfect time to catch up on all the movies you missed during the busy fall and holiday season. And with the Academy Awards just around the corner, (on February 28th), our social media feeds are buzzing with Oscar talk - some of it controversial. From a recent New York Times article:… Continue reading It’s showtime! Let’s go to the movies

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Your Free Flicks just got better!

... and by better, we mean WAY better. We'd like to thank Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc. for the generous in-kind donation of a new projection system in the Theatre at Central Library. This donation, made possible by President and COO Gerry Remers, means that everyone in the community now has the opportunity to have… Continue reading Your Free Flicks just got better!