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Coffee and Crime Book Club

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hound of the Baskervilles
Virtual Event
Zoom

While we may not be able to meet in person right now, book clubs are still a great way to connect socially and stay engaged! 

Does a good mystery capture your interest? After you have read this month's choice, join us for a great discussion. Each month we will read a new title from the mystery genre. New members are always welcome.

 

Registration required.

 

In March, we are discussing The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle. This title is available as an ebook or an audiobook from DownloadLibrary

 

Could the sudden death of Sir Charles Baskerville have been caused by the gigantic ghostly hound that is said to have haunted his family for generations? Arch-rationalist Sherlock Holmes characteristically dismisses the theory as nonsense. And, immersed in another case, he sends Dr Watson to Devon to protect the Baskerville heir and observe the suspects at close hand. With its atmospheric setting on the ancient, wild moorland and its savage apparition, The Hound of the Baskervilles is one of the greatest crime novels ever written. Rationalism is pitted against the supernatural and good against evil as Sherlock Holmes sets out to defeat a foe almost his equal.

 

This virtual program will take place via Zoom. Zoom is a video conferencing tool that allows people to meet together online. You can use Zoom on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Learn more here.

 

You will receive a Zoom link at least 24 hours prior to the program. You will need this link to join the program. By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s Safe Use Code

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Reading Central Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Educated by Tara Westover
Virtual Event
Zoom

While we may not be able to meet in person right now, book clubs are still a great way to connect socially and stay engaged! 

 

After you have read this month's choice, join us for a great discussion. Each month we will read a new title from a variety of genres and authors. New members are always welcome.

 

Registration required.

 

In March, we will be discussing Educated by Tara Westover. This title is available as an ebook from DownloadLibrary

 

Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in a classroom. Instead of traditional lessons, she grew up learning how to stew herbs into medicine, scavenging in the family scrap yard and helping her family prepare for the apocalypse. She had no birth certificate and no medical records and had never been enrolled in school.

Westover's mother proved a marvel at concocting folk remedies for many ailments. As Tara developed her own coping mechanisms, little by little, she started to realize that what her family was offering didn't have to be her only education. Her first day of university was her first day in school—ever—and she would eventually win an esteemed fellowship from Cambridge and graduate with a PhD in intellectual history and political thought.

 

This virtual program will take place via Zoom. Zoom is a video conferencing tool that allows people to meet together online. You can use Zoom on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Learn more here.

 

You will receive a Zoom link at least 24 hours prior to the program. You will need this link to join the program. By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s Safe Use Code.

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Coffee and Crime Book Club

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
When no one is watching by Alyssa Cole
Virtual Event
Zoom

While we may not be able to meet in person right now, book clubs are still a great way to connect socially and stay engaged! 


Does a good mystery capture your interest? After you have read this month's choice, join us for a great discussion. Each month we will read a new title from the mystery genre. New members are always welcome.

Registration required.

 

In April, we are discussing When no one is watching by Alyssa Cole. This title is available as an ebook or an audiobook from DownloadLibrary.

 

Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but her beloved neighborhood seems to change every time she blinks. Condos are sprouting like weeds, FOR SALE signs are popping up overnight, and the neighbors she's known all her life are disappearing. To hold onto her community's past and present, Sydney channels her frustration into a walking tour and finds an unlikely and unwanted assistant in one of the new arrivals to the block—her neighbor Theo.

But Sydney and Theo's deep dive into history quickly becomes a dizzying descent into paranoia and fear. Their neighbors may not have moved to the suburbs after all, and the push to revitalize the community may be more deadly than advertised.

When does coincidence become conspiracy? Where do people go when gentrification pushes them out? Can Sydney and Theo trust each other—or themselves—long enough to find out before they too disappear?

 

This virtual program will take place via Zoom. Zoom is a video conferencing tool that allows people to meet together online. You can use Zoom on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Learn more here.

 

You will receive a Zoom link at least 24 hours prior to the program. You will need this link to join the program. By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s Safe Use Code.

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Reading Central Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Indians on vacation by Thomas King
Virtual Event
Zoom

While we may not be able to meet in person right now, book clubs are still a great way to connect socially and stay engaged! 

 

After you have read this month's choice, join us for a great discussion. Each month we will read a new title from a variety of genres and authors. New members are always welcome.

 

Registration required.

 

In April, we will be discussing Indians on vacation by Thomas King. This title is available as an ebook or eaudiobook from DownloadLibrary

 

Meet Bird and Mimi in this brilliant new novel from one of Canada's foremost authors. Inspired by a handful of old postcards sent by Uncle Leroy nearly a hundred years earlier, Bird and Mimi attempt to trace Mimi's long-lost uncle and the family medicine bundle he took with him to Europe.

"I'm sweaty and sticky. My ears are still popping from the descent into Vaclav Havel. My sinuses ache. My stomach is upset. My mouth is a sewer. I roll over and bury my face in a pillow. Mimi snuggles down beside me with no regard for my distress.

'My god,' she whispers, 'can it get any better?'"

By turns witty, sly and poignant, this is the unforgettable tale of one couple's holiday trip to Europe, where their wanderings through its famous capitals reveal a complicated history, both personal and political.

 

This virtual program will take place via Zoom. Zoom is a video conferencing tool that allows people to meet together online. You can use Zoom on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Learn more here.

 

You will receive a Zoom link at least 24 hours prior to the program. You will need this link to join the program. By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s Safe Use Code.

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QueerKPL Book Club

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
We Have Always Been Here book cover
Virtual Event
Zoom

While we may not be able to meet in person right now, book clubs are still a great way to connect socially and stay engaged! QueerKPL will be hosting this book club as part of our QueerKPL Media Club.


Registration required.

 

We will be discussing We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir by Samra Habib. This title is also available as an ebook and an audiobook from Download Library.

 

Samra Habib has spent most of her life searching for the safety to be herself. As an Ahmadi Muslim growing up in Pakistan, she faced regular threats from Islamic extremists who believed the small, dynamic sect to be blasphemous. From her parents, she internalized the lesson that revealing her identity could put her in grave danger.

When her family came to Canada as refugees, Samra encountered a whole new host of challenges - bullies, racism, the threat of poverty, and an arranged marriage. Backed into a corner, her need for a safe space - in which to grow and nurture her creative, feminist spirit - became dire. The men in her life wanted to police her, the women in her life had only shown her the example of pious obedience, and her body was a problem to be solved.

So begins an exploration of faith, art, love, and queer sexuality, a journey that takes her to the far reaches of the globe to uncover a truth that was within her all along. A triumphant memoir of forgiveness and family, both chosen and not, We Have Always Been Here is a rallying cry for anyone who has ever felt out of place and a testament to the power of fearlessly inhabiting one's truest self.


This virtual program will take place via Zoom. Zoom is a video conferencing tool that allows people to meet together online. You can use Zoom on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Learn more here.



You will receive a Zoom link at least 24 hours prior to the program. You will need this link to join the program. By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s Safe Use Code


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Coffee and Crime Book Club

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Aosawa murders by Riku Onda
Virtual Event
Zoom

While we may not be able to meet in person right now, book clubs are still a great way to connect socially and stay engaged! 


Does a good mystery capture your interest? After you have read this month's choice, join us for a great discussion. Each month we will read a new title from the mystery genre. New members are always welcome.


Registration required.

 

In May, we are discussing The Aosawa Murders by Riku Onda

 

On a stormy summer day, the Aosawas, owners of a prominent local hospital, host a large birthday party. The occasion turns into tragedy when 17 people die from cyanide in their drinks. The only surviving links to what might have happened are a cryptic verse that could be the killer's, and the physician's bewitching blind daughter, Hisako, the only person spared injury. But the youth who emerges as the prime suspect commits suicide that October, effectively sealing his guilt while consigning his motives to mystery. The police are convinced that Hisako had a role in the crime, as are many in the town, including the author of a bestselling book about the murders written a decade after the incident, who was herself a childhood friend of Hisako' and witness to the discovery of the murders. The truth is revealed through a skillful juggling of testimony by different voices: family members, witnesses and neighbours, police investigators and of course the mesmerizing Hisako herself.

This virtual program will take place via Zoom. Zoom is a video conferencing tool that allows people to meet together online. You can use Zoom on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Learn more here.

 

You will receive a Zoom link at least 24 hours prior to the program. You will need this link to join the program. By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s Safe Use Code.

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Reading Central Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow
Virtual Event
Zoom

While we may not be able to meet in person right now, book clubs are still a great way to connect socially and stay engaged! 

 

After you have read this month's choice, join us for a great discussion. Each month we will read a new title from a variety of genres and authors. New members are always welcome.

 

Registration required.

 

 In May, we will be discussing The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow. This title is available as an ebook or an audiobook from DownloadLibrary


In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place.

Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page turn reveals impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own.

 

This virtual program will take place via Zoom. Zoom is a video conferencing tool that allows people to meet together online. You can use Zoom on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Learn more here.

 

You will receive a Zoom link at least 24 hours prior to the program. You will need this link to join the program. By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s Safe Use Code

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