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Feeling crafty? Join us for our first Make With Us project! We are creating colourful 3D Paper Ornaments in November!
[Inspiration and picture from How About Orange]
Register to pick up a craft kit at the Central Library. Instructions and materials will be included. For this one, you will need your own pair of scissors.
To register for a craft kit, please email email@example.com.
Kits will be available to pick up at Central Library from November 18-November 28.
Stay tuned for more upcoming Make With Us projects in December!
Registration required: 85Queen: The Next Green – Innovation in Sustainable Design
presented by Heather Dubbeldam, OAA, FRAIC, LEED AP
municipalities are setting more aggressive goals for reducing greenhouse
gas emissions and energy demands in new buildings to mitigate climate
change. This represents a prime opportunity for architects to apply
their skills and experience to lead the charge. However, sustainable
high-performance and low-energy building is often still considered a
In reality, real low energy results are
achieved through the design and form of the building, and can be a
generator for design innovation. Dubbeldam Architecture + Design, the
recipients of the 2016 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture from
the Canada Council, have been exploring firsthand how Scandinavian
architects set new standards for sustainable buildings in which energy
efficiency and design merge seamlessly while achieving better
environmental and socially sustainable outcomes in their built
environments, from individual buildings to cities.
Heather Dubbeldam will share her team’s ongoing Prix de Rome travel research, centered on Denmark, Sweden and Norway as leaders in sustainable design, and how that research has shaped the work of her practice in Toronto.
Dubbeldam is the principal of Dubbeldam Architecture + Design, an
award-winning architectural practice and research studio based in
Toronto. Heather has been recognized as a leading advocate for
sustainable design and the betterment of our built environment through
her practice and intensive ongoing research in both Canada and
Scandinavia on progressive design and planning that exemplifies best
practices in social and environmental sustainability, climate-positive
developments, and urban resilience. She is regularly invited to speak as
a thought leader on the subject at conferences, schools of
architecture, and industry events.
As part of her commitment to bring
positive change to sustainable practices in Canada, Heather is also
disseminating her studio’s research through a blog
(www.thenextgreen.ca), public presentations, and dialogue on how to
integrate these more innovative approaches into the Canadian mindset.
Are you ready to experience the magic of science? I am, but I may need your help. We will attempt experiments from our kitchens and discover do's and don't's of at home science together. Explore the fun and outrageous concepts that science has to offer and learn some fun trivia too.
In this digital adventure you will solve puzzles and find clues to the combination that unlocks a mystery box. What will be inside?
Full STEAM ahead! It's never too early to start exploring STEAM through play. Each week we will experience simple STEAM themed activities and infuse early literacy while having fun.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)
Ages 2-3 years
This month we are hosting a knit-a-long of a cute star decoration. Come to the library to pick up your kit of materials in advance. This will have all the supplies you need to make your own Woven Star.
Knit on! Work on awesome projects and amp up your knitting
in these sessions with our expert knitters. Join us to socialize with
fellow knitters, watch a demonstration, learn a new technique, or ask
questions and find solutions to your knitting dilemmas.
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.
Psychologists James Danckert and John Eastwood contend that boredom isn’t bad for us. It’s just that we do a bad job of heeding its guidance. When we’re bored, our minds are telling us that whatever we are doing isn’t working—we’re failing to satisfy our basic psychological need to be engaged and effective. Too many of us respond poorly. We become prone to accidents, risky activities, loneliness, and ennui, and we waste ever more time on technological distractions. But, Danckert and Eastwood argue, we can let boredom have the opposite effect, motivating the change we need. The latest research suggests that an adaptive approach to boredom will help us avoid its troubling effects and, through its reminder to become aware and involved, might lead us to live fuller lives.
Out of My Skull combines scientific findings with everyday
observations to explain an experience we’d like to ignore, but from
which we have a lot to learn. Boredom evolved to help us. It’s time we
gave it a chance.
James Danckert, Professor; Cognitive Neuroscience Research Area Head, University of Waterloo
John Eastwood, Associate Professor: Faculty of Health: Department of Psychology, York University
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.
In this game, even winning can be deadly...
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.