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Game Night To-Go

Saturday, February 19, 2022
Country Hills Community Library

Pick up a game night kit from Country Hills Community Library for an evening of laughter and entertainment. The games can be played both in person and virtually, so grab a group and have some fun!

 

Visit the Country Hills Community Library between February 14th and 19th to pick up your kit. *while supplies last. *

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Creativity with Randomicity (Virtual)

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual Event
Creativity usually isn't linear. It's more of a spiral of images, words, ideas and feelings - which makes it all the better.  
Join this four week workshop and pump your creative muscles as you play around with random words to create various wonderful and inspiring writings that reflect your inner mind. 

This workshop will help aspiring writers learn how to write with randomness, and discover how to truly create something out of nothing. 

This program is for serious writers, non-serious writers, and everyone in between! Come with an open mind and a wilder imagination! 

Grades 7-9
Registration Required (one registration spot per participant)

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: ​https://zoom.us/home?zcid=2478

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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Story Sheroes (Virtual)

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Central Library
Children's Programming Room
Story Sheroes is a 12 week program about sharing our thoughts and ideas on being a girl or gender non-conforming in our community. We will read, share, create and publish stories, poetry and artwork. We will meet to explore topics such as the role of social media in the modern world, boosting self confidence, engaging in community and the importance of stories we hear and stories we tell. Working together makes each of us stronger. 

Grades 6-10

This program will take place on Zoom and participants will need to have access to a device and internet connection to join. Each week, the Zoom link will be sent by email at 9:00 am on the morning of the program. 


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: ​https://zoom.us/home?zcid=2478. By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s ​Safe Use Code


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The Power of Journaling - Self-Care (Virtual)

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual Event
Journaling is amazing. It helps with one's mental health by providing a safe, secure space to process emotions and gratitude. Even so, there are many who still avoid this health benefit out of incorrect assumptions or disbelief. Especially if they don't have a guide. 

Come join this four week session to learn different self-care lists that we will work on together! These lists will give you the resources and incentive to refer back to when things get rough to help you distract or let go and heal! 

This program is for any and every one seeking an outlet and introspection! 

Grades 7-9
Registration Required (one registration spot per participant)

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: ​https://zoom.us/home?zcid=2478

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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Registration is open

Story Sheroes (Virtual)

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Central Library
Children's Programming Room
Story Sheroes is a 12 week program about sharing our thoughts and ideas on being a girl or gender non-conforming in our community. We will read, share, create and publish stories, poetry and artwork. We will meet to explore topics such as the role of social media in the modern world, boosting self confidence, engaging in community and the importance of stories we hear and stories we tell. Working together makes each of us stronger. 

Grades 6-10

This program will take place on Zoom and participants will need to have access to a device and internet connection to join. Each week, the Zoom link will be sent by email at 9:00 am on the morning of the program. 


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: ​https://zoom.us/home?zcid=2478. By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s ​Safe Use Code


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Registration is open

A Writer's Challenge: The Short Story (Virtual)

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual Event

Short stories are fun! They don't take long to read, but that doesn't mean they don't leave a massive impact on the reader. Short stories are difficult! It's hard to incorporate all our ideas in a story that's less than 500 words. Hard, but not impossible. Short stories are a great challenge!


Join this writing-heavy workshop and get the experience writing strong and concise, but impactful short stories.


Grades 7-9
Registration Required (one registration spot per participant)

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: ​https://zoom.us/home?zcid=2478

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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Registration is open

The Power of Journaling - Self-Care (Virtual)

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual Event
Journaling is amazing. It helps with one's mental health by providing a safe, secure space to process emotions and gratitude. Even so, there are many who still avoid this health benefit out of incorrect assumptions or disbelief. Especially if they don't have a guide. 

Come join this four week session to learn different self-care lists that we will work on together! These lists will give you the resources and incentive to refer back to when things get rough to help you distract or let go and heal! 

This program is for any and every one seeking an outlet and introspection! 

Grades 7-9
Registration Required (one registration spot per participant)

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: ​https://zoom.us/home?zcid=2478

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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Registration is open

Story Sheroes (Virtual)

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Central Library
Children's Programming Room
Story Sheroes is a 12 week program about sharing our thoughts and ideas on being a girl or gender non-conforming in our community. We will read, share, create and publish stories, poetry and artwork. We will meet to explore topics such as the role of social media in the modern world, boosting self confidence, engaging in community and the importance of stories we hear and stories we tell. Working together makes each of us stronger. 

Grades 6-10

This program will take place on Zoom and participants will need to have access to a device and internet connection to join. Each week, the Zoom link will be sent by email at 9:00 am on the morning of the program. 


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: ​https://zoom.us/home?zcid=2478. By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s ​Safe Use Code


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Registration is open

A Writer's Challenge: The Short Story (Virtual)

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual Event

Short stories are fun! They don't take long to read, but that doesn't mean they don't leave a massive impact on the reader. Short stories are difficult! It's hard to incorporate all our ideas in a story that's less than 500 words. Hard, but not impossible. Short stories are a great challenge!


Join this writing-heavy workshop and get the experience writing strong and concise, but impactful short stories.


Grades 7-9
Registration Required (one registration spot per participant)

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: ​https://zoom.us/home?zcid=2478

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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Registration is open

Story Sheroes (Virtual)

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Central Library
Children's Programming Room
Story Sheroes is a 12 week program about sharing our thoughts and ideas on being a girl or gender non-conforming in our community. We will read, share, create and publish stories, poetry and artwork. We will meet to explore topics such as the role of social media in the modern world, boosting self confidence, engaging in community and the importance of stories we hear and stories we tell. Working together makes each of us stronger. 

Grades 6-10

This program will take place on Zoom and participants will need to have access to a device and internet connection to join. Each week, the Zoom link will be sent by email at 9:00 am on the morning of the program. 


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: ​https://zoom.us/home?zcid=2478. By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s ​Safe Use Code


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Registration is open

A Writer's Challenge: The Short Story (Virtual)

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual Event

Short stories are fun! They don't take long to read, but that doesn't mean they don't leave a massive impact on the reader. Short stories are difficult! It's hard to incorporate all our ideas in a story that's less than 500 words. Hard, but not impossible. Short stories are a great challenge!


Join this writing-heavy workshop and get the experience writing strong and concise, but impactful short stories.


Grades 7-9
Registration Required (one registration spot per participant)

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: ​https://zoom.us/home?zcid=2478

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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Black Heritage Month: Highlighting Black Innovators with BrainSTEM Alliance (Grades 7-8) (Virtual)

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual Event

Stay tuned for more details about this Black Heritage Month program with BrainSTEM Alliance!

About BrainSTEM Alliance:

BrainSTEM Alliance is a network of ambassadors that works in collaboration with non-profit, charity, and educational institutions to create customized curricula for workshops, programs and conferences that promote education of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), innovation and entrepreneurship to children, youth and young adults. 

For Grades 7-8


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85 Queen: An Evening with Lawrence Hill

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Event
Events - Zoom

TheCongress of Black Women, Waterloo Region and Kitchener Public Library are pleased to host Lawrence Hill talking about his debut novel for young readers, Beatrice and Croc Harry.


Registration is required for this event, please visit: 85: Queen Lawrence Hill 


"At once a perfectly delightful childhood adventure story and a heart-wrenching tale about very real, very current events, and the power of friendship and forgiveness to help heal divides at a time when we need it most. Lawrence Hill engages the reader with whimsy and humour, then slowly peels back the layers to some harder truths beneath. I loved this book so much."

                                                          - Susin Nielsen, author of Tremendous Things and We Are All Made of Molecules

Beatrice, a young girl of uncertain age, wakes up all alone in a treehouse in the forest. How did she arrive in this cozy dwelling, stocked carefully with bookshelves and oatmeal accouterments? And who has been leaving a trail of clues, composed in delicate purple handwriting?

So begins the adventure of a brave and resilient Black girl’s search for identity and healing in bestselling author Lawrence Hill’s middle-grade debut. Though Beatrice cannot recall how or why she arrived in the magical forest of Argilia—where every conceivable fish, bird, mammal and reptile coexist, and any creature with a beating heart can communicate with any other—something within tells her that beyond this forest is a family that is waiting anxiously for her return.


Lawrence Hill is a writer whose novels and works of non-fiction have been widely read in Canada, translated into many languages and published around the world.  He is a professor of creative writing at the University of Guelph and has served as a teacher or mentor to developing writers for thirty years.

Hill is the son of American civil rights activists – an African-American father and white mother – who married in the South and moved the next day to Canada, where they spent the rest of their lives, raised a family, wrote books about Black history in Canada, and continued their civil rights activism. Lawrence Hill’s grandfather and father were African-American soldiers in the US Army in World Wars I and II, respectively. Hill’s father, Daniel G. Hill, served as the first director and later was the Chair of the Ontario Human Rights Commission. He also served as Ombudsman of Ontario. With his wife Donna Hill, he co-founded the Ontario Black History Society, for which Lawrence Hill volunteered.

Lawrence Hill is the winner of various awards including the National Magazine Award for best feature article (“Is Africa’s Pain Black American’s Burden?”), The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize for his novel The Book of Negroes, and twice has won CBC Radio’s Canada Reads as well as Radio-Canada’s Le Combat des livres. He is the winner of the Governor General’s Award for Popular Media and the Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize.

Hill graduated from the University of Toronto Schools in 1975. He served as school captain in his final year at the high school. He has a B.A. in economics from Université Laval in Quebec City and an M.A. in writing from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He has received honorary doctorates from ten Canadian universities.

An inductee into Canada’s Walk of Fame and a Member of the Order of Canada, he lives with his wife, the writer Miranda Hill, in Hamilton ON and in Woody Point NL. 

Signed copies of Beatrice and Croc Harry are available for purchase at 
Words Worth Books 

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The Power of Journaling - Self-Care (Virtual)

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual Event
Journaling is amazing. It helps with one's mental health by providing a safe, secure space to process emotions and gratitude. Even so, there are many who still avoid this health benefit out of incorrect assumptions or disbelief. Especially if they don't have a guide. 

Come join this four week session to learn different self-care lists that we will work on together! These lists will give you the resources and incentive to refer back to when things get rough to help you distract or let go and heal! 

This program is for any and every one seeking an outlet and introspection! 

Grades 7-9
Registration Required (one registration spot per participant)

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: ​https://zoom.us/home?zcid=2478

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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(You)th Hub

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

Monday-Thursday | 3:30-5PM

No registration required.
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Registration is open

Story Sheroes (Virtual)

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Central Library
Children's Programming Room
Story Sheroes is a 12 week program about sharing our thoughts and ideas on being a girl or gender non-conforming in our community. We will read, share, create and publish stories, poetry and artwork. We will meet to explore topics such as the role of social media in the modern world, boosting self confidence, engaging in community and the importance of stories we hear and stories we tell. Working together makes each of us stronger. 

Grades 6-10

This program will take place on Zoom and participants will need to have access to a device and internet connection to join. Each week, the Zoom link will be sent by email at 9:00 am on the morning of the program. 


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: ​https://zoom.us/home?zcid=2478. By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s ​Safe Use Code


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(You)th Hub

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

Monday-Thursday | 3:30-5PM

No registration required.
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Registration is open

A Writer's Challenge: The Short Story (Virtual)

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual Event

Short stories are fun! They don't take long to read, but that doesn't mean they don't leave a massive impact on the reader. Short stories are difficult! It's hard to incorporate all our ideas in a story that's less than 500 words. Hard, but not impossible. Short stories are a great challenge!


Join this writing-heavy workshop and get the experience writing strong and concise, but impactful short stories.


Grades 7-9
Registration Required (one registration spot per participant)

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: ​https://zoom.us/home?zcid=2478

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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(You)th Hub

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

Monday-Thursday | 3:30-5PM

No registration required.
View More

(You)th Hub

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

Monday-Thursday | 3:30-5PM

No registration required.
View More
Registration is open

The Power of Journaling - Self-Care (Virtual)

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Virtual Event
Journaling is amazing. It helps with one's mental health by providing a safe, secure space to process emotions and gratitude. Even so, there are many who still avoid this health benefit out of incorrect assumptions or disbelief. Especially if they don't have a guide. 

Come join this four week session to learn different self-care lists that we will work on together! These lists will give you the resources and incentive to refer back to when things get rough to help you distract or let go and heal! 

This program is for any and every one seeking an outlet and introspection! 

Grades 7-9
Registration Required (one registration spot per participant)

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: ​https://zoom.us/home?zcid=2478

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

View More

(You)th Hub

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

Monday-Thursday | 3:30-5PM

No registration required.
View More
Registration is open

Story Sheroes (Virtual)

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Central Library
Children's Programming Room
Story Sheroes is a 12 week program about sharing our thoughts and ideas on being a girl or gender non-conforming in our community. We will read, share, create and publish stories, poetry and artwork. We will meet to explore topics such as the role of social media in the modern world, boosting self confidence, engaging in community and the importance of stories we hear and stories we tell. Working together makes each of us stronger. 

Grades 6-10

This program will take place on Zoom and participants will need to have access to a device and internet connection to join. Each week, the Zoom link will be sent by email at 9:00 am on the morning of the program. 


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: ​https://zoom.us/home?zcid=2478. By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s ​Safe Use Code


View More

(You)th Hub

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

Monday-Thursday | 3:30-5PM

No registration required.
View More

(You)th Hub

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

Monday-Thursday | 3:30-5PM

No registration required.
View More