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Coffee and Crime Book Club

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian
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.

 

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In July, we are discussing Never saw me coming by Vera Kurian. This title is available as an ebook or audiobook from DownloadLibrary

 

 

It would be easy to underestimate Chloe Sevre... She's a freshman honor student, a legging-wearing hot girl next door, who also happens to be a psychopath. She spends her time on yogalates, frat parties and plotting to kill Will Bachman, a childhood friend who grievously wronged her.


Chloe is one of seven students at her DC-based college who are part of an unusual clinical study of psychopaths—students like herself who lack empathy and can't comprehend emotions like fear or guilt. The study, led by a renowned psychologist, requires them to wear smart watches that track their moods and movements.

When one of the students in the study is found murdered in the psychology building, a dangerous game of cat and mouse begins, and Chloe goes from hunter to prey. As she races to identify the killer and put her own plan for revenge into action, she'll be forced to decide if she can trust any of her fellow psychopaths—and everybody knows you should never trust a psychopath.

 

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 (In-Person)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Two Trees Make a Forest by Jessica J. Lee
Central Library
Sheriff John Motz Courtyard

Join us for a great discussion. Each month we will read a new title from various genres and authors. New members are always welcome. 


Registration required.


In July, we will be discussing Two Trees Make A Forest by Jessica J Lee. This title is available as an ebook or an audiobook from DownloadLibrary.


 A chance discovery of letters written by her immigrant grandfather leads Jessica J. Lee to her ancestral homeland, Taiwan. She seeks his story while growing closer to the land he knew.

Lee hikes mountains home to Formosan flamecrests, birds found nowhere else on earth and swims in a lake of drowned cedars. She bikes flatlands where spoonbills alight by fish farms and learns about a tree whose fruit can float in the ocean for years, awaiting landfall. Throughout, Lee unearths surprising parallels between the natural and human stories that have shaped her family and their beloved island. Joyously attentive to the natural world, Lee also turns a critical gaze upon colonialist explorers who mapped the land and named plants, relying on and often effacing the labour and knowledge of local communities.


There will be no Book Club at Central in August. In September we will be reading The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris.


By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s Safe Use Code.


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Grand Reads Book Club: The Horsewoman by James Patterson and Mike Lupica (In-Person)

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Grand River Stanley Park Community Library
GR Meeting Room/Children's Room

Join us in-person to connect with other readers, learn new perspectives and get to know your community library! Each month we'll read a different title from a variety of genres and authors. New members are always welcome!

In July, we will be discussing The Horsewoman by James Patterson and Mike Lupica.

Registration required.


Maggie Atwood and Becky McCabe, mother and daughter, both champion riders, vowed to never, ever, go up against one another. 
Until the tense, harrowing competitions leading to the Paris Olympics. 
Mother and daughter share a dream: to be the best horsewoman in the world.
Coronado is Maggie’s horse. An absolutely top-tier Belgian warmblood. 
Sky is Becky’s horse. A small, speedy Dutch warmblood. 
Only James Patterson could bring you such breakneck speed, hair-raising thrills and spills.  
Only hall of fame sportswriter Mike Lupica could make it all so real.

Emotions rule us all—and turn two women’s lives into a ride they can barely control in this “hugely entertaining, riveting page-turner.” —#1 bestselling author Louise Penny


Request a copy of the book through the library catalogue or by calling the Grand River Stanley Park Community library at 519-896-1736.

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Book of the Month

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pioneer Park Community Library
PP Meeting Room
Join us in-person for a great discussion on a work of fiction. Each month we will read a book that celebrates the Month. In July we are going to celebrate Summer and the Road Trips you might be taking.  After you have read this month's choice, join us for great discussion. New members are always welcome.

This mon

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This month we will be discussing Road Trip by Beth O'Leary This title is also available as an ebook or audiobook on Libby. 
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QueerKPL Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Central Library
Sheriff John Motz Courtyard

Join us in-person for a great discussion on a work of queer literature. New members are always welcome!


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We will be discussing Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender. This title is also available as an ebook and e-audiobook from Download Library/Libby and an e-audiobook from Hoopla.


Felix Love has never been in love--and, yes, he's painfully aware of the irony. He desperately wants to know what it's like and why it seems so easy for everyone but him to find someone. What's worse is that, even though he is proud of his identity, Felix also secretly fears that he's one marginalization too many--Black, queer, and transgender--to ever get his own happily-ever-after. When an anonymous student begins sending him transphobic messages--after publicly posting Felix's deadname alongside images of him before he transitioned--Felix comes up with a plan for revenge. What he didn't count on: his catfish scenario landing him in a quasi-love triangle.... But as he navigates his complicated feelings, Felix begins a journey of questioning and self-discovery that helps redefine his most important relationship: how he feels about himself. Felix Ever After is an honest and layered story about identity, falling in love, and recognizing the love you deserve.

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Grand Reads Book Club: Circe by Madeline Miller (In-Person)

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Grand River Stanley Park Community Library
GR Meeting Room/Children's Room

Join us in-person to connect with other readers, learn new perspectives and get to know your community library! Each month we'll read a different title from a variety of genres and authors. New members are always welcome!

In August, we will be discussing Circe by Madeline Miller.

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In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child -- not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power -- the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.
Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.
But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.
With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.

"An epic spanning thousands of years that's also a keep-you-up-all-night page turner." - Ann Patchett


Request a copy of the book through the library catalogue or by calling the Grand River Stanley Park Community library at 519-896-1736.

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Book of the Month

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pioneer Park Community Library
PP Meeting Room
Join us in-person for a great discussion on a work of fiction. Each month we will read a book that celebrates the Month. Book title to be determined soon! After you have read this month's choice, join us for great discussion. New members are always welcome.

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Stay tuned for this Month's book title. Will be posted soon!
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