GUEST BLOG POST BY GARY BAUMAN, WEB SERVICES LIBRARIAN You may have noticed an icon on the Kitchener Public Library website, at the top of every page. This is the icon for BrowseAloud, a service which we have had for some time. For those unfamiliar with it, BrowseAloud is an accessibility tool which allows users… Continue reading Accessibility: BrowseAloud
"Freedom to read can never be taken for granted. Even in Canada, a free country by world standards, books and magazines are banned at the border. Schools and libraries are regularly asked to remove books and magazines from their shelves. Free expression on the Internet is under attack. Few of these stories make headlines, but… Continue reading Appreciating the Freedom to Read
Live music, poetry slams, family photo sessions, author readings, art exhibits. A day in the life at Central.
Last night we welcomed critically acclaimed author Carrie Snyder to the beautiful Reading Lounge at Central Library for a reading and discussion of her 2015 novel, Girl Runner. This was the most recent in our 85 QUEEN series, featuring critically acclaimed authors, thought-provoking films, current events, and controversial issues. Read Girl Runner with your book… Continue reading 85 QUEEN: An Evening with Carrie Snyder
On December 9th, library customers were treated to a fascinating conversation about the nature of accusations. Can we ever really know the truth of a situation? Andrea Bellemare, journalist with CBC-KW, interviewed author Catherine Bush about her most recent critically acclaimed novel, Accusation. The novel tells the story of a journalist, Sara Wheeler, as she… Continue reading 85 QUEEN: An Evening with Catherine Bush
We want to hear from you! What were your favourite reads of 2015?
Reading is one of the greatest solitary pleasures in life. But for many of us, one way to make the pleasure of reading even greater is to share it with someone else. We offer a wide variety of reading clubs that vary by interest, location, and day or time. We even have a reading club… Continue reading Book clubs: new members always welcome