Post by Bev, Country Hills Staff. The Eagles got it right when they sang “We are all just prisoners here, of our own device” in their hit “Hotel California”. I don’t think they meant devices of the hand-held sort but the idea totally makes sense today. Maybe we could all use a little encouragement to… Read More “We are all just prisoners here, of our own device”
Post by Scott, Grace Schmidt Room staff. From the Grand River to the Spur Line Trail, Waterloo Region is full of amazing places, both natural and built. To inspire you to get moving and explore your community this spring, we’ve created a list of books you can borrow at KPL, organized by activity. Be sure to use #ExploreWR to share events, things to do and photos. … Read More Explore Waterloo Region (#ExploreWR): Inspiring Titles
Post by Ellie, Information Services Staff. If you’re someone who likes libraries, chances are you’re also someone who likes thrift stores. They share some fundamental elements – they both offer something that may have been loved and enjoyed by someone else, both cut down on waste and offer a sustainable alternative, both provide opportunities for… Read More Thrifting in Waterloo Region
June is National Bike Month and Kitchener Public Library is celebrating by bringing out our beautiful Book Pedaler to parks and community events in downtown Kitchener. Check out where she’ll be in Summer 2019! Looking for more local biking resources? Check out this list of great places to bike near you and access cycling maps and guides… Read More June is Bike Month
Writing is often a solitary pursuit, and rejections from publishers, emotionally challenging content and the pressure we put on ourselves to succeed can make it a pretty tough slog at the best of times – throw in those long, dark Canadian winters and you’ve got a recipe for too much whiskey and a tear-stained manuscript.… Read More Amplifying Local Authors
What makes your city a healthy place to live? Social connections, walkability, bike lanes, transit, healthy food options, employment, traffic patterns and parking all contribute to the health of a city and the people who live there.
It’s in the news every day. You’ve been talking about it with family, friends, and neighbours. The refugee crisis has been the topic of conversation for months now, and the Canadian government has revealed details of its plan for 25,000 Syrians to be settled in Canada by the end of February, 2016.
Last week, we celebrated Random Act of Kindness Day across Waterloo Region. Here at Central Library, we were surprised with a lovely act of kindness from a local insurance company. Staff members from Lackner McLennan dropped in with a tray of sweet treats for us all to enjoy, and they visited several other community… Read More Kindness inspires kindness
This week, we say goodbye to Chief Executive Officer Sonia Lewis, who came to lead the team at Kitchener Public Library in August, 2004. Sonia is retiring, and this is her last week with us. She wanted to share this with you: My time at Kitchener Public Library is drawing to a close. When I leave… Read More Memories from Sonia Lewis
Want to feel healthier? Research consistently indicates that social ties are good for your health. So good, in fact, that one study suggests if you don’t currently belong to a group and you join one now, you can cut your your chance of dying in half for the next year. What else makes you feel… Read More How can a book club change your life?