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Accessibility: BrowseAloud

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

Books and Reading, Resources and Collections

Appreciating the Freedom to Read

"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

Books and Reading, Programs and Events

85 QUEEN: An Evening with Carrie Snyder

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

Books and Reading, Programs and Events

85 QUEEN: An Evening with Catherine Bush

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

Books and Reading, Programs and Events

Book clubs: new members always welcome

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