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Gallery Exhibit: Abstract Distractions - Paintings by Liz Skelton

Thursday, October 27, 2022
Central Library
Art Gallery

Liz Skelton is a Canadian artist, born and raised in South Africa, now living in Waterloo Ontario.

 

A passion for pottery turned into a thriving business and for 12 years, Liz sold her pottery at local Cape Town markets, exporting to several out-of-country venues. In 1997, she stopped potting and sold the business when her family immigrated to Canada.

Years later, she began exploring color and, inspired by various shapes and forms, the vitality and vividness of color and the optimism it portrays. 


As an abstract artist, Liz loves to experiment with new techniques, creating different textures, shapes, and movement using acrylics. Using colors, shapes, and forms inspired in the moment, she allows things to happen without too much control.  

 

Liz paints with acrylics, and mainly with fingers and miscellaneous tools, building layer by layer and reacting to each dab and smear. As a form or shape or pattern appears that looks interesting and has potential, she begins to transform it to see where it goes. Often this results in losing the original interesting bits and pieces and so the process starts anew! 

By adding layers, Liz either adds new color over wet paint or may wait for it to dry before adding more color.

“Both processes are exciting as I never know quite what I'm going to get. It’s the adding of layers when I have the most fun with the tool,” she says.

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Tech Help

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Forest Heights 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.
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Project Help

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Country Hills Community Library
Interested in learning how to use digital technology available at Kitchener Public Library?

Book some time with us! Library staff will be available for one-hour sessions to demonstrate the use of a specific tool or to help you with your digital project.

At the Pioneer Park Library, we can help you learn to use:

Cricut Maker
Roli Keyboard
Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer

Project Help sessions are dependent on the availability of the selected equipment above. Sessions are subject to cancellation in circumstances where the selected equipment is already reserved and/or out of service. In these rare circumstances, staff will contact program registrants with as much notice as possible and explore additional scheduling options.

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KWAG Film Series: Animated Shorts Programme

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Central Library
Theatre
In partnership with the Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery
 

Programmed by Emily Pelstring, this collection of short animated films spans from the 1950s to 2022. These films address thresholds between interior and outer worlds with an invigorating range of animation styles and techniques. Each film has inspired Pelstring’s own approach to animation as featured in her current exhibition, The Passion of the Hedge-Rider.

Mary Ellen Bute, Abstronic (1952), 06:00 mins. Jessica Mensch, Bio Caprice (2018), 10:00 mins.Leslie Supnet, Sun Moon Stars Rain (2009), 03:20 mins.Emily Pelstring, Hedge-Rider (2022), 05:00 mins.Calvin Xingpei Shen, Lotus Lantern (2017), 06:30 mins.Kate Renshaw-Lewis, Belly Talkers (2021), 08:00 mins.Suzan Pitt, Joy Street (1995), 24:00 mins.


Emily Pelstring will be present for discussion following the screening. 

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Tech Help

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pioneer Park 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.

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Tech Help

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Grand River Stanley Park 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.

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Tech Help

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Grand River Stanley Park 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.

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Project Help

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Forest Heights Community Library
Interested in learning how to use digital technology available at Kitchener Public Library?

Book some time with us! Library staff will be available for one-hour sessions to demonstrate the use of a specific tool or to help you with your digital project. 

At the Forest Heights library, we can help you learn to use:

Cricut Maker
Epson Fast Foto FF-680
Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printer
Roxio VHS Converter

Project Help sessions are dependent on the availability of the selected equipment above. Sessions are subject to cancellation in circumstances where the selected equipment is already reserved and/or out of service. In these circumstances, staff will contact program registrants with as much notice as possible and explore additional scheduling options.

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Musician Meetup in Heffner Studio

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Central Library
Heffner Studio
Are you writing a song and don't know where to take it next? Do you want to connect with other musicians in the community? Do you need some tips for recording and mixing?

Drop by Heffner Studio in Central Library for an in-person meetup with other musicians from the community. Bring along the audio project you're working on and we'll help you get unstuck. Ask questions. Make connections. Get inspired!

Adults / Teens. No registration required.
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Project Help

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Central Library
Interested in learning how to use digital technology available at Kitchener Public Library?

Book some time with us! Library staff will be available for one-hour sessions to demonstrate the use of a specific tool or to help you with your digital project.

At the Central Library we can help you learn to use:

Book2Net Book Scanner
Canon Pixma Pro Photo Printer
Epson Expression XL10000 Scanner
Epson FastFoto FF-680
Philips Dual VHS and DVD Recorder
Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer
ViewScan Microfilm Scanner
Wolverine Digital Movie Maker Pro

Project Help sessions are dependent on the availability of the selected equipment above. Sessions are subject to cancellation in circumstances where the selected equipment is already reserved and/or out of service. In these circumstances, staff will contact program registrants with as much notice as possible and explore additional scheduling options.

Registration required.
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Tech Help

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Central Library

Book some time with us! Library staff will be available for one hour sessions to help you learn to use digital products, such as computers, smart phones, tablets, e-readers library apps, and more. You can learn about the basics, word processing, accessing the internet, sending email, or using social media. We can also show you how to download free music, movies, e-books, and audiobooks. Bring your own hand-held device, or learn on one of our desktop computers.

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Tech Help

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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.

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Together Time

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

Looking for something to keep your active toddler busy? Join us as we feed your child's curiosity with the world around them! We will explore books, rhymes, and different science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities. 

18 months to 3 years

Registration begins Monday, September 12, and is for the 11-week series.
No program Monday, October 10.
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Tech Help

6:00 PM - 7:00 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.

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Tech Showcase: Cricut Maker

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pioneer Park Community Library
Interested in learning how to use digital technology available at Kitchener Public Library?

Every month, we will showcase a different project using the Cricut Maker, a cutting machine used for a wide variety of art and craft projects. Drop in and check it out! Discover a new hobby, spark a new idea and learn how to create something of your very own.

This month's Tech Showcase will be making simple Fall decorations.

Registration required.
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Tech Help

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Pioneer Park 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.

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Tech Help

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Grand River Stanley Park 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.

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Drop-in Tech Tutors

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Central Library
Level 2 - Tech Station

Do you need some help using a smartphone, tablet, computer or other device? Drop in Tuesday evenings at Central library and volunteers will help you learn! Program will take place on the 2nd floor, check in with staff when you arrive. 

  

The devices that we can assist with:

  • Computer 
  • Laptop or MacBook 
  • Smartphone – Android or iPhone 
  • Tablet – Android or iPad 

Please Note: With the exception of computer support, you will need to bring your device with you to the session. The library does not have access to any of the devices listed except a computer.  


No registration required.

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Project Help

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Grand River Stanley Park Community Library
Interested in learning how to use digital technology available at Kitchener Public Library?

Book some time with us! Library staff will be available for one-hour sessions to demonstrate the use of a specific tool or to help you with your digital project.

At the Grand River Stanley Park Community library we can help you learn to use:

Cricut Maker
Janome Embroidery Machine
Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer

Project Help sessions are dependent on the availability of the selected equipment above. Sessions are subject to cancellation in circumstances where the selected equipment is already reserved and/or out of service. In these circumstances, staff will contact program registrants with as much notice as possible and explore additional scheduling options.

Registration required.
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Tech Help

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Forest Heights 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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Project Help

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Country Hills Community Library
Interested in learning how to use digital technology available at Kitchener Public Library?

Book some time with us! Library staff will be available for one-hour sessions to demonstrate the use of a specific tool or to help you with your digital project.

At the Pioneer Park Library, we can help you learn to use:

Cricut Maker
Roli Keyboard
Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer

Project Help sessions are dependent on the availability of the selected equipment above. Sessions are subject to cancellation in circumstances where the selected equipment is already reserved and/or out of service. In these rare circumstances, staff will contact program registrants with as much notice as possible and explore additional scheduling options.

Registration required.
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Tech Help

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pioneer Park 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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Tech Help

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Grand River Stanley Park 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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Tech Help

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Grand River Stanley Park 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.

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Pop Up Digital Media Lab

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Grand River Stanley Park Community Library

Come explore a variety of unique and innovative digital media tools. Discover technologies that will entertain and inspire. Explore an immersive virtual reality experience, get hands on with hardware for circuit making, explore innovative iPad apps, create music with pocket operators and more. You can even build a Windows 10 laptop with a KANO kit! 

 
This is a drop-in program for all ages.  

No experience necessary. Come join us! 

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