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85 Green: Get to know Chef Zerka
The 85Green: Cooking Series is a new collaboration with Collective Catering at The Underground Flavour Group. With monthly recipes designed for both individuals and families, we hope to build up food literacy in the community while exploring the intersection of food and culture.  This month, Chef Zerka is our featured chef. Get to know her before you attend one of her programs!… Read More
June 10, 2021 kplstaffLeave a comment
Book Review: Trans-Galactic Bike Ride
Post by Kassandra, Information Services staff. I found Trans-Galactic Bike Ride: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories of Transgender and Nonbinary Adventures entirely by accident. I was browsing the new fiction shelves at the Central library and this gem caught my eye, in that moment I knew I needed to read it. I know we should never “judge a… Read More
June 10, 2021 kplstaff
Indigenous History Month
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
June 8, 2021 kplstaff
Ancestry: Library Edition
Post by Joseph, Information Services staff. For many people, researching and discovering their family history can be an engaging and intriguing pastime. Kitchener Public Library offers access to the genealogy research database Ancestry: Library Edition, which is currently free to access at home with your library card! Whether you’re looking for a new hobby, or… Read More
June 3, 2021 kplstaff
Bike Month is Here
Post by Megan, Information Services Staff. June is bike month and we’re excited to announce the Bike Month Photo Hunt! Get out your bike, hit the city and take some photos. Can you identify and photograph 10 Kitchener locations? We’ve got gift cards to some rad local businesses for winning participants. This activity runs all month so there is plenty of time to explore. If you’re not sure… Read More
June 1, 2021 kplstaff
12 Cookbooks: Flour, Water, Salt, Yeast
Post by Matt, Information Services staff. Welcome to 12 Cookbooks! In this series, I read, cook from, and lightly review twelve cookbooks from Kitchener Public Library’s extensive collection. Every month I pick a book, make some food, and share my experiences. Let’s get cooking! The last time I had to buy yeast was April 3rd,… Read More
May 29, 2021 kplstaff
A Year in the Making
Post by Aimee, Information Services Staff. #memademay  One of the highlights of my year has been to make things from scratch. I’ve tried to slow down and live in the moment. Not thinking of the “what ifs”, or the missed opportunities etc. It isn’t always easy, but when I look back, I think I will remember… Read More
May 25, 2021 kplstaff
Victoria Day
Post by Ingrid, Information Services Staff. For those of you fortunate to have a three-day long weekend, what are you going to do? I know lots of us are working some time over the weekend but maybe there’s something here for you too. Queen Victoria would have been 202 this May 24. She’s the reason we have a national holiday on Monday, in honour of the… Read More
May 20, 2021 kplstaff
Stay Savvy: Buy & Sell Like a Pro
Post by Megan, Information Services Staff  Save your cash and buy/sell second-hand items locally online. We’ve gathered some tips to help you safely navigate popular online market places. If you want to learn even more, register and join us for Buy & Sell Like a Pro on Tuesday May 25, at 6:30 pm. You’ll learn to write fantastic sales posts (including those confusing acronyms), how to barter successfully, and… Read More
May 18, 2021 kplstaff
Mental Health Resources
Post by Kassandra, Information Services Staff.   I am not sure why this round of lockdown seems to feel so much more difficult, but I do know that my mental health is certainly feeling it. While this topic of mental health may be difficult to talk about, I think acknowledging mental health, and checking in with yourself is important, but… Read More
May 13, 2021 kplstaff
85 Green: Get to know Chef Zerka
Book Review: Trans-Galactic Bike Ride
Indigenous History Month

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