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Art Exhibit: We Are Committed. Period: Visceral Tide by Olivia Carvalho

Monday, June 13, 2022
Central Library

We are Committed Period: Visceral Tide Art installation. Visceral Tide, an art piece created by local artist and menstrual equity activist Olivia Carvalho, will be hanging for 28 symbolic days from the stairwell leading to level 2 from May 16th to June 13th. 

 

Olivia Carvalho (she/her)

Visceral Tide

Acrylic yarn, sand, plastic bags, fishing line

2019

 

An exploration of line that worked its way off the wall and into three-dimensional space, this installation is composed of 28 drawings. Each loom-knit sack functions as individual records of what I experience throughout my menstrual cycle. Each drawing is a day, each day a different weight—of either physical or mental straining brought on by changes in cycle phases. Together the sacks make up one complete cycle. These drawings allowed me to bring a highly physical experience outside of my body and articulate it through a series of objects.

 

Working to convey a sense of straining on and between the chosen materials, this work asks viewers to confront their own relationship to body and the anxiety surrounding unavoidable pain. Like the changing tides, it is inevitable, all-consuming and a powerful force that comes crashing down on both body and mind.

 


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Tween Scene: The Great Virtual Escape 2 (virtual)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual Event

Even more fun, more adventures trying to unlock the clues. Join us virtually for four weeks of perplexing fun. Solve tricky puzzles and help unlock virtual escape rooms. A new adventure each week.  Can you unlock these mysteries? 

Register each participant individually. 
 

Participants are to be in Grades 4 to 7, or ages 9-12. 

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 the morning of the program. You will need this link to join the program. The Zoom user name that is displayed must match the name on the registration or entry to the program will be denied. By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s Safe Use Code 

 

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Babytime (In-Person)

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Central Library
Children's Programming Room
Welcome to Babytime! It’s never too early to bring babies and books together. 
This program is designed to support child development, explore early literacy concepts and foster connections between babies and their caregivers. Join us for 30 minutes of songs, stories, rhymes, movement activities and more! 

Ages birth to 12 months.
Registration required; one registration per family.

The maximum number of babies enrolled in this program is 15.

Please note due to the regional and provincial changes regarding mask usage in public spaces, the library is adopting a mask optional policy that extends to in-person programs as well
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Tween Scene: Lego Club (In-Person)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library
Children's Programming Room
Bring your friends or make some new ones while we build with everyone's favourite interlocking blocks! We bring piles of Lego, you bring your creativity!

This is a drop-in program, no registration is required.

Must be between the ages of 9-12 years old.
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A Writer's Challenge: Poetry (Virtual)

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual Event

Poetry 

a bane 

a release 


Some think it’s hard 

others believe its a crime 

if the words don’t rhyme and 

aren’t timed

I see it as a collection of 

words

feelings 

that looks into the heart of 

one’s vulnerability 


poetry is 

beauty 

a story 

lessons

understood by some 

shared with the open intention that 

everyone

will decipher 

investigate 

meaning 

differently 

What a powerful form of literature.


Join this five-week, virtual, program and discover the benefits and broad horizon of poetry and what it means to be a poet. This program is for serious poets, non-serious poets, and everyone in between.

Grades 7-10

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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Tween Scene Scratch Drawing intro

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library
Children's Programming Room
Do you love Scratch and always wanted to design your own Sprites and game boards? This virtual class will show you how to use all the Drawing tools you will need.  The focus of this class is learning to create Sprites and becoming comfortable with the drawing software.  You will need to make a free account at home using https://scratch.mit.edu. 

Participants are to be in Grades 4 to 7, or ages 9-12. Please register each participant separately

Please note: All provincial and municipal COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place, including masking and physical distancing.
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Tween Scene: Dungeons & Dragons (Virtual)

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual Event
Children's Services - Zoom
Calling all tweens! Come and play a virtual Dungeons & Dragons game. You can play as a pre-made character created by KPL staff, or create your own. What quests will you embark on? Play and find out! 

Registrants must be between grades 4-7, or ages 9-12.
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=2478You will receive a Zoom link 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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Tween Scene: Minecraft (Virtual)

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual Event
Whether you are a Minecraft noob or a block builder pro, come join fellow Tweens in the virtual realm of Minecraft EDU! We will meet online each week to build, learn, collaborate and play!

We will start with the difficulty level set to "Peaceful" in the Creative environment, and increase the difficulty level each week, including moving to Survival Mode in the 4th week - so be prepared to fight off some monsters!

Minecraft is one of the world's most beloved sandbox video games! It allows users to create and build worlds without limitation. The possibilities are endless in the world of Minecraft - if you can imagine it, you can build it.

Registration is for the four-week series.

Registrants must be between grades 4-7, or ages 9-12.
If you are registering more than one child, please register them each separately.

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Registrants will be required to install Minecraft EDU on your personal device, and have access to a stable internet connection.

Minecraft EDU is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Android. Minecraft EDU is available for PCs and tablets, but is not available for phones. Minecraft EDU is also available on some video game console platforms. This software will need to be installed prior to the first program. Instructions will be sent to registrants on how to install the latest software in advance.

Login usernames and passwords will be issued to registrants prior to the program, along with instructions on how to join our shared Minecraft World.

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 closed

Tween Scene: The Great Virtual Escape 2 (virtual)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual Event

Even more fun, more adventures trying to unlock the clues. Join us virtually for four weeks of perplexing fun. Solve tricky puzzles and help unlock virtual escape rooms. A new adventure each week.  Can you unlock these mysteries? 

Register each participant individually. 
 

Participants are to be in Grades 4 to 7, or ages 9-12. 

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 the morning of the program. You will need this link to join the program. The Zoom user name that is displayed must match the name on the registration or entry to the program will be denied. By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s Safe Use Code 

 

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Event is full

Babytime (In-Person)

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Central Library
Children's Programming Room
Welcome to Babytime! It’s never too early to bring babies and books together. 
This program is designed to support child development, explore early literacy concepts and foster connections between babies and their caregivers. Join us for 30 minutes of songs, stories, rhymes, movement activities and more! 

Ages birth to 12 months.
Registration required; one registration per family.

The maximum number of babies enrolled in this program is 15.

Please note due to the regional and provincial changes regarding mask usage in public spaces, the library is adopting a mask optional policy that extends to in-person programs as well
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Tween Scene: Lego Club (In-Person)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library
Children's Programming Room
Bring your friends or make some new ones while we build with everyone's favourite interlocking blocks! We bring piles of Lego, you bring your creativity!

This is a drop-in program, no registration is required.

Must be between the ages of 9-12 years old.
View More
Registration is open

A Writer's Challenge: Poetry (Virtual)

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual Event

Poetry 

a bane 

a release 


Some think it’s hard 

others believe its a crime 

if the words don’t rhyme and 

aren’t timed

I see it as a collection of 

words

feelings 

that looks into the heart of 

one’s vulnerability 


poetry is 

beauty 

a story 

lessons

understood by some 

shared with the open intention that 

everyone

will decipher 

investigate 

meaning 

differently 

What a powerful form of literature.


Join this five-week, virtual, program and discover the benefits and broad horizon of poetry and what it means to be a poet. This program is for serious poets, non-serious poets, and everyone in between.

Grades 7-10

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

Tween Scene Scratch Drawing intro

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library
Children's Programming Room
Do you love Scratch and always wanted to design your own Sprites and game boards? This virtual class will show you how to use all the Drawing tools you will need.  The focus of this class is learning to create Sprites and becoming comfortable with the drawing software.  You will need to make a free account at home using https://scratch.mit.edu. 

Participants are to be in Grades 4 to 7, or ages 9-12. Please register each participant separately

Please note: All provincial and municipal COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place, including masking and physical distancing.
View More
Registration is open

Tween Scene: Minecraft (Virtual)

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual Event
Whether you are a Minecraft noob or a block builder pro, come join fellow Tweens in the virtual realm of Minecraft EDU! We will meet online each week to build, learn, collaborate and play!

We will start with the difficulty level set to "Peaceful" in the Creative environment, and increase the difficulty level each week, including moving to Survival Mode in the 4th week - so be prepared to fight off some monsters!

Minecraft is one of the world's most beloved sandbox video games! It allows users to create and build worlds without limitation. The possibilities are endless in the world of Minecraft - if you can imagine it, you can build it.

Registration is for the four-week series.

Registrants must be between grades 4-7, or ages 9-12.
If you are registering more than one child, please register them each separately.

****
Registrants will be required to install Minecraft EDU on your personal device, and have access to a stable internet connection.

Minecraft EDU is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Android. Minecraft EDU is available for PCs and tablets, but is not available for phones. Minecraft EDU is also available on some video game console platforms. This software will need to be installed prior to the first program. Instructions will be sent to registrants on how to install the latest software in advance.

Login usernames and passwords will be issued to registrants prior to the program, along with instructions on how to join our shared Minecraft World.

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

Tween Scene: Lego Club (In-Person)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Central Library
Children's Programming Room
Bring your friends or make some new ones while we build with everyone's favourite interlocking blocks! We bring piles of Lego, you bring your creativity!

This is a drop-in program, no registration is required.

Must be between the ages of 9-12 years old.
View More
Registration is open

Tween Scene: Minecraft (Virtual)

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual Event
Whether you are a Minecraft noob or a block builder pro, come join fellow Tweens in the virtual realm of Minecraft EDU! We will meet online each week to build, learn, collaborate and play!

We will start with the difficulty level set to "Peaceful" in the Creative environment, and increase the difficulty level each week, including moving to Survival Mode in the 4th week - so be prepared to fight off some monsters!

Minecraft is one of the world's most beloved sandbox video games! It allows users to create and build worlds without limitation. The possibilities are endless in the world of Minecraft - if you can imagine it, you can build it.

Registration is for the four-week series.

Registrants must be between grades 4-7, or ages 9-12.
If you are registering more than one child, please register them each separately.

****
Registrants will be required to install Minecraft EDU on your personal device, and have access to a stable internet connection.

Minecraft EDU is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Android. Minecraft EDU is available for PCs and tablets, but is not available for phones. Minecraft EDU is also available on some video game console platforms. This software will need to be installed prior to the first program. Instructions will be sent to registrants on how to install the latest software in advance.

Login usernames and passwords will be issued to registrants prior to the program, along with instructions on how to join our shared Minecraft World.

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

Grand Reads Book Club: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (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 June, we will be discussing The Dutch House by Ann Patchett.

Registration required.

Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage. But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested.

The Dutch House is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are. Filled with suspense, you may read it quickly to find out what happens, but what happens to Danny and Maeve will stay with you for a very long time.


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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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.


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


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