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Free Flicks --- Secret Life of Pets 2

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library
Theatre
Secret Life of Pets 2 

G  | 86 min 

Join us this afternoon for a screening of the 3D computer-animated comedy, Secret Life of Pets 2.  Today's movie continues the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day.

Secret Life of Pets 2 features the character voices of Kevin Hart, Harrison Ford, and Dana Carvey.

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Whether you missed the movie in the theatre, or it's worth seeing again, join us in our 200-seat Theatre for a big-screen experience. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drink or grab a bite at Hacienda Coffee in the Reading Lounge.

Please note  - titles may change based on availability.

Kitchener Public Library thanks Christie Digital for the generous gift of our Theatre projection system.

No registration required.
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Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest Opens

All Day
Pioneer Park Community Library
Submit two photos - one of your carving plan and one of the finished product - to have your photo displayed at Pioneer Park Library and on our (You)th Instagram account @youth.kpl! Prizes for best, worst, disasters, and everything in between.

Ages 12-18
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Family Outreach Support

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Forest Heights Community Library

Looking for resources and services for your family? 

Family Outreach Workers can provide connections to support for food, transportation, clothing, education / employment, recreation, children’s needs, childcare, and other basic needs for families experiencing low income.

Drop by the Forest Heights Library Monday mornings to meet with a Family Outreach Worker for the Forest Heights community. 

For more information, please contact Mehdiya Walji at: 

519-742-8327 x 249 | mehdiyaw@houseoffriendship.org

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1,2,3 Count with Me

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Central Library
Children's Programming Room
Come out and learn about numbers, patterns, and counting through books and activities.

Ages 2-3
Registration opens September 9 for the whole series.
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Active Adults: Bridge the Gap Between Your Health and Finances

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Forest Heights Community Library
FH Meeting Room

Bridge the Gap Between Your Health and Finances

With Lino Diasonama, Advisor, Sun Life Financial. What would you do if you suddenly became sick and couldn’t work? This session explores how to be financially prepared for a disability, protect against the financial impact of a serious illness and how to plan for your health care needs in retirement.

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Babytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Country Hills Community Library
CH Meeting Room

It’s never too early to bring babies and books together. Babies and their caregivers will enjoy 20 – 30 minutes of rhymes, songs, stories and bounces.

Ages 0 – 13 months

Registration opens one week before the series begins on Monday, September 9.

Registration is for the entire nine week series.

No program October 14. 


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Library Adventures

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grand River Stanley Park Community Library
GR Meeting Room/Children's Room

Everyone is invited to share in this 30-minute program, which includes stories, songs and other activities. Awesome adventures for all.

All ages

No registration required.

No program October 14.

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One is Fun

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Pioneer Park Community Library
PP Meeting Room
Library Closure

Oh, the wonderful world of books! Enjoy giggles, stories, rhymes and more, in this 20 – 30 minute interactive program for toddlers and their caregivers.

 Ages 12 – 23 months.

No registration is required.

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Babies Explore

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Central Library
Children's Programming Room
We will explore art, sensory, and other activities designed especially for your busy little one.

Ages 6-18 months
Registration opens September 16 for the whole series
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Babytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Grand River Stanley Park Community Library
GR Meeting Room/Children's Room

It’s never too early to bring babies and books together. Babies and their caregivers will enjoy 20 – 30 minutes of rhymes, songs, stories and bounces. 

Ages 0 – 11 months.

No registration required. 

No program October 14.

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One is Fun

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Country Hills Community Library
CH Meeting Room

Oh, the wonderful world of books!  Enjoy giggles, stories, rhymes and more, in this 20 – 30 minute interactive program for toddlers and their caregivers.


Ages 10 – 23 months

Registration opens one week before the series begins on Monday, September 9.

Registration is for the entire nine week series.

No program October 14.

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English Conversation Circle

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Central Library
Meeting Room C
Practise your English skills while we talk, listen, learn, and laugh about life in Canada. This free drop-in program is a great way to improve your English speaking skills and meet new people.

No registration required. 

In partnership with YMCA Immigrant Services.
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Employment Services Orientation at the Library

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Central Library

Employment Services Orientation at the Library

Kitchener Public Library has partnered with YMCA Employment Services to offer weekly employment orientation appointments at Central Library. If you are looking for work, have questions and want to learn more about how we can support you with your job search (resume, interview skills, job matches, placement opportunities and more) register online at kpl.org. YMCA Employment Services is a place where new opportunities are explored and new connections are made every day. Job seekers learn, develop and build their skills, employers are connected with the right people to join their teams.

YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener- Waterloo where potential grows every day!

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Employment Services Orientation at the Library

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Central Library

Employment Services Orientation at the Library

Kitchener Public Library has partnered with YMCA Employment Services to offer weekly employment orientation appointments at Central Library. If you are looking for work, have questions and want to learn more about how we can support you with your job search (resume, interview skills, job matches, placement opportunities and more) register online at kpl.org. YMCA Employment Services is a place where new opportunities are explored and new connections are made every day. Job seekers learn, develop and build their skills, employers are connected with the right people to join their teams.

YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener- Waterloo where potential grows every day!

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Employment Services Orientation at the Library

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Central Library

Employment Services Orientation at the Library

Kitchener Public Library has partnered with YMCA Employment Services to offer weekly employment orientation appointments at Central Library. If you are looking for work, have questions and want to learn more about how we can support you with your job search (resume, interview skills, job matches, placement opportunities and more) register online at kpl.org. YMCA Employment Services is a place where new opportunities are explored and new connections are made every day. Job seekers learn, develop and build their skills, employers are connected with the right people to join their teams.

YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener- Waterloo where potential grows every day!

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(You)th Hub

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library
Teen Area
Come by our Teen Area for a teen-only (12-18) drop-in to play video games, study, or earn volunteer hours!

Monday-Thursday | 3:30-5PM

No registration required.
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Employment Services Orientation at the Library

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Central Library

Employment Services Orientation at the Library

Kitchener Public Library has partnered with YMCA Employment Services to offer weekly employment orientation appointments at Central Library. If you are looking for work, have questions and want to learn more about how we can support you with your job search (resume, interview skills, job matches, placement opportunities and more) register online at kpl.org. YMCA Employment Services is a place where new opportunities are explored and new connections are made every day. Job seekers learn, develop and build their skills, employers are connected with the right people to join their teams.

YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener- Waterloo where potential grows every day!

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Tween Scene

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library
Children's Department

Calling all kids in grades 4-8!  Drop by the library every day after school for fun things to do at Tween Scene. Hang out with your friends every weekday and game in our open space. Play video games, board games, Lego, or cards! Free snacks will be served everyday at Tween Scene!

Do cool things in our special daily programming:
Monday – Foodies (learn about meal planning with a local chef and harvest from the garden)
Tuesday – Gamers (game on our laptops)
Wednesday – Actors (try out your drama skills)
Thursday – Makers (craft something unique with assorted supplies)
Every other Friday Starting Sept 13 – Writers (create stories from your imagination)

No registration required.

(There will be no program on Thursday, October 24 due to the library closure for a Professional Development Day.)


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Computer or Tablet Tutors

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Country Hills Community Library
Book some time with us! Library staff will be available for one hour sessions to help you learn to use Computers or Tablets, E-Readers or Library Apps. You can learn about the Basics, Word Processing, Internet, Email, or Facebook. Or learn how to download free music, movies, e-books, and audiobooks. Bring your own device, or learn on one of ours.

Registration required.
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KPL Kids @ Forest Heights Community Centre

5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Forest Heights Community Library
Forest Heights Community Outreach (offsite)

Come out to the Forest Heights Community Centre for an awesome evening of crafts and fun. Each week we’ll have new themes and lots of interesting activities!

Ages 5 – 11


Registration starts in person or online on August 21 at the Forest Heights Community Centre, 1700 Queens Blvd, 
519-741-2621. Register online at www.kitchener.ca/activenet.

(There will be no program on Monday, October 14 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.)

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Reading Buddies

6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Central Library
Children's Programming Room

Come discover the wonderful world of books! This 45 – 1 hour program is designed for reluctant readers who have learned the fundamentals of reading but need practice. 

No program October 14th 


Grades 1 - 4.

Registration opens September 23rd 

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Board Game Cafe

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Forest Heights Community Library
FH Meeting Room
Drop in for an evening of board games and socializing. Have fun playing favourite games, or learn to play a new one.

No registration required.
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Computer or Tablet Tutors

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Country Hills Community Library
Book some time with us! Library staff will be available for one hour sessions to help you learn to use Computers or Tablets, E-Readers or Library Apps. You can learn about the Basics, Word Processing, Internet, Email, or Facebook. Or learn how to download free music, movies, e-books, and audiobooks. Bring your own device, or learn on one of ours.

Registration required.
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NaNoWriMo Writing Workshop

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Grand River Stanley Park Community Library
GR Meeting Room
Get ready for National Novel Writing Month! A fun exercise for aspiring writers, participants start a novel November 1 to be completed by 11:59pm November 30. This workshop will introduce you to resources and give you some tips to get started.

Need inspiration? Check out our interview with local author Tasneem Jamal to learn more about her process of writing.

Registration required.
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