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Make With Us: 3D Paper Ornaments

Saturday, November 28, 2020
Central Library

Feeling crafty? Join us for our first Make With Us project! We are creating colourful 3D Paper Ornaments in November!

3D Paper Ornament

[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 ada.wassink@kpl.org.

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!

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Practice Your English

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Event
KPL Info Services - Zoom

Practice your English skills in a small group setting with a trained volunteer; all from the comfort of your own home! This virtual program requires registration, an email address, and access to a laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Please note, each session is 45 minutes.


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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STEAM Time

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Virtual Event
Zoom

Who says learning can't be fun? We will introduce concepts such as math and science through play. You will walk away with tools to help infuse critical thinking in ordinary play anytime and anywhere. 

Ages 3-5 years
Registration Required

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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Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual Event

Hello adventurers! Join us for a virtual Dungeons & Dragons online game hosted by KPL staff. 

We are using the Roll20.net platform to bring Dungeons & Dragons to you at home. This is a program intended for beginner players who have no Dungeons & Dragons experience but we recommend that you have completed the Roll20 tutorial before playing. 

We will be playing a one-shot (an adventure that will begin and end in one session) with the most recent Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition (5e) rule book. You will be able to play as a character created by KPL staff or use your own character. 

All you need to participate is your imagination and a free Roll20 account, though headphones and a microphone are recommended. Sign up for your Roll20 account here: https://roll20.net/welcome  

An invite to the game will be sent to you via email before each session. 

This event is for ages 14+.

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Game On! Codenames Online

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual Event
KPL Info Services - Zoom

Game on! Come play the fun word game Codenames by Czech Games Edition online!

 

Codenames is a simple but strategic game that is played in teams. Each team has a spymaster, who knows which words belong to each team. It is their job to give 1 word clues to try to get their team to guess all of their agents before the other team. There is also a sneaky assassin that will end the game immediately if anyone touches it!

 

No experience with the game is needed as we will teach you how to play at the beginning of the program.


We will be playing at https://codenames.game/ with no accounts or purchases required. A microphone and preferably headphones are required for this event as speaking with your team is important.

 

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

This event is for ages 14+

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Tween Mysteries Fun Club: Enola Holmes

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual Event
Children's Services - Zoom
Are you a super sleuth? Join us each week as we follow Enola Holmes on her detective adventures. We'll solve puzzles, work through clues, and unfold mysteries!

This program is based on the book The Case of the Missing Marquees by Nancy Springer which can be accessed for free online through Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13506557

Grades 4-6
Registration Required.

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 24 hours before 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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85Queen: The Next Green – Innovation in Sustainable Design

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Virtual Event
Events - Zoom

Registration required: 85Queen: The Next Green – Innovation in Sustainable Design


presented by Heather Dubbeldam, OAA, FRAIC, LEED AP

Countries and 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 technological discipline.

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.


Heather 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.

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Science Club

7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Virtual Event
Children's Services - Zoom

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. 


5-8 years

Registration Required


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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Start Now: Learn to Draw Manga

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Event
Zoom
Always wanted to draw Manga? Here's your chance! This four-week program will offer step–by–step instruction to teach you the basics of Manga drawing. Once you know how, you can create your own characters and setting.  All materials will be provided.

Grades 6-8

Registration is for the entire 4 week series.



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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Tweens Locked Box Mystery Digital Adventure

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual Event

In this digital adventure you will solve puzzles and find clues to the combination that unlocks a mystery box. What will be inside? 

Registration required.
Grades 4 to 8

On the day of the program you will be emailed a link to take you to the digital adventure. There is no time limit, and you can play it as often as you would like.
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ESQ Presents: Ant Marble Maze

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Virtual Event
We've partnered with Engineering Science Quest from the University of Waterloo to offer virtual hands-on learning activities all month long! For each program, you will receive a supply kit and video link that you can watch at any time that explores a topic and shows you how to make a fun project. 

Learn about ant colonies and their endless, interconnected tunnels while making a marble maze. Your challenge is to move a marble "ant" through your maze to reach a specific area in your tunnel system.

After you register for the program, you can pick up your supply kit (starting on October 28th at 2PM) at Central Library during opening hours. The link for this week can be found on the first page of the handout you receive when you pick up your kit.

**If you are interested in a previous weeks' ESQ program, please e-mail david.mason@kpl.org for the video link**

Grades 6-8
Registration required.
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Babytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual Event
Children's Services - Zoom

Are you struggling to remember songs to sing to your child? Are you going a little stir crazy playing peek a boo over and over?  Join us for 20 minutes of rhymes, songs and bounces, on Zoom where we will keep socializing while we social distance.


Ages 0-12 months

Registration Required


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 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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KPL Kids Presents: Storytime with Hannah

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Virtual Event
Children's Services - YouTube
It's the third series of Storytime, and Hannah is back for more! She'll lead you through songs, rhymes, and activities and will give a shout-out to real kids in the neighbourhood. New episodes available to watch on Mondays at 10:00am on our YouTube channel.

All ages
Registration required
This program is a YouTube video released on Monday mornings at 10:00am. In compliance with copyright law, all videos are unlisted. You must register in order to receive a link to the latest episode.
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KPL Kids Presents: Rainbow Reels Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
logo for Rainbow Reels Queer & Trans Film Festival
Virtual Event
Children's Services - YouTube
November is Trans Month of Remembrance. To commemorate and celebrate our trans friends, KPL Kids, in partnership with Rainbow Reels and ZacKey Lime, is proud to present a storytime and three part, kid-friendly puppet series entitled The Trans Magical Academy. Join us on a journey of friendship and self-acceptance as we share stories and dive into the world of ZacKey Lime’s puppets and imagination!
All Ages
Registration required

This program is a collection of prerecorded YouTube videos, some of which must remain unlisted in compliance with copyright law. You must register in order to receive the links to these videos.
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STEAM Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Virtual Event
Children's Services - Zoom
Looking for something to keep your active toddler busy? Join us as we feed your toddlers curiosity with the world around them and explore different STEAM activities. Each week you will be sent information about different activities we will be doing to practice Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Ages 1-2 years
Registration Required (one sign up spot per family)
Your registration is for all 4 weeks Nov. 23 -- Dec. 14.

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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Practice Your English

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual Event
Zoom

Practice your English skills in a small group setting with a trained volunteer; all from the comfort of your own home! This virtual program requires registration, an email address, and access to a laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Please note, each session is 45 minutes.


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 Fun Club: Anne of Green Gables

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual Event
Children's Services - Zoom
"Isn't it amazing how every day can be an adventure?"

Anne Shirley is always up for an adventure, so let's tag along! Join this fun club program to delve into the world of Anne and her friends on Prince Edward Island. Each week, we'll explore Green Gables, Avonlea, and have adventures of our own through games, trivia, and imagination!

The series can be accessed through Hoopla for free through KPL. Start with book 1, Anne of Green Gables, here: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11876438

Grades 4-6
Registration Required.

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 24 hours before 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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Reading Buddies

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Virtual Event

Come discover the wonderful world of books! This Zoom program is designed for children who have learned the basics of reading but are struggling to read at grade level. We'll practice reading skills through fun and interactive games and activities as a group, then split into Zoom breakout rooms where Children will read one-on-one and do activities with their volunteer buddy.

Grades 2 - 4
Registration required

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 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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Intro to Recording - Part 3

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Virtual Event
Heffner Studio - Zoom
Each audio production studio in Heffner Studio is equipped with everything you need to make great recordings. Whether you are wanting to start a podcast or capture that song you've been working on, these sessions will help you get started.

This is a 3-program series that is happening on November 2nd, 16th and 30th. Signing up once registers you for all three dates.


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 on the morning of 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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Kids Club

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Virtual Event
Zoom

Imagination and creativity are developed through singing, dancing, reading and crafting.  We are going to take an adventure through some fun concepts and themes each week.  

Ages 3-5 years 

Registration Required

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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STEAM Time Jr

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Virtual Event
Children's Services - Zoom

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

Registration Required

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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Knit n' Lit- Woven Star knit-a-long

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Blue yarn knitted onto two wooden knitting needles.
Virtual Event
Zoom

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 skills 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.

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

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual Event
Children's Services - Zoom

Story Sheroes goes online!

 

Story Sheroes is a 12 week program about sharing our thoughts and ideas on being a girl or gender non-conforming in our community. Using zoom we will read, share, create and publish stories, poetry and artwork. We will meet on zoom 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 6-8

Registration opens September 8. 

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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85 Queen: Out of My Skull: The Psychology of Boredom - Book Launch and Discussion

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Event
Events - Zoom
This FREE event is offered online via Zoom. Please register here.

We avoid boredom at all costs. It makes us feel restless and agitated. Desperate for something to do, we play games on our phones, retie our shoes, or even count ceiling tiles. And if we escape it this time, eventually it will strike again. But what if we listened to boredom instead of banishing it?

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






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Coffee & Crime Book Club

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson
Virtual Event
KPL Info Services - 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.

 

Registration required.

 

In December, we are discussing Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn JacksonThis title is available as an ebook or an audiobook from DownloadLibrary.

 

In this game, even winning can be deadly...

Amy Whey is proud of her ordinary life and the simple pleasures that come with it—teaching diving lessons, baking cookies for new neighbors, helping her best friend, Charlotte, run their local book club. Her greatest joy is her family: her devoted professor husband, her spirited fifteen-year-old stepdaughter, her adorable infant son. And, of course, the steadfast and supportive Charlotte. But Amy's sweet, uncomplicated life begins to unravel when the mysterious and alluring Angelica Roux arrives on her doorstep one book club night.

Sultry and magnetic, Roux beguiles the group with her feral charm. She keeps the wine flowing and lures them into a game of spilling secrets. Everyone thinks it's naughty, harmless fun. Only Amy knows better. Something wicked has come her way—a she-devil in a pricey red sports car who seems to know the terrible truth about who she is and what she once did.

When they're alone, Roux tells her that if she doesn't give her what she asks for, what she deserves, she's going to make Amy pay for her sins. One way or another.

To protect herself and her family and save the life she's built, Amy must beat the devil at her own clever game, matching wits with Roux in an escalating war of hidden pasts and unearthed secrets. Amy knows the consequences if she can't beat Roux. What terrifies her is everything she could lose if she wins.


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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