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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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Tween Harry Potter Writers Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Virtual Event
Children's Services - Zoom
Be a part of the Hogwarts world by creating it yourself!
Have you ever thought about what Professor Snape was like as a student at Hogwarts or what Hermione did during summer break back home? Each week we'll use our imagination to write our own stories about the characters and places of the Harry Potter world. This fan fiction program will help you develop your creative writing skills and explore story lines that the books left out.

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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Intro to Python Programming For Adults

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Event
Heffner Studio - Zoom
This program is intended for adults who are new to coding or for those who want to a refresher course on the basics. 

Upgrade your tech skills with Heffner Studio.  Each week you will learn to create your very own computer programs using the Python programming language.  No prior coding experience is required.

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. 

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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Waste Reduction Week: What You Do Matters!

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Region of Waterloo
Virtual Event
KPL Info Services - Zoom

To celebrate Waste Reduction Week, we’ve invited the Region of Waterloo Waste Management to chat with us about household waste. Your efforts matter more than you might think! Discover the steps you can take to make managing and even reducing your household waste easier and more effective.

About our speaker, Veronica Naas, OCT, Hons. BA: Veronica is the Coordinator, Communications & Promotion for the Region of Waterloo Waste Management Division. She is in charge of school and public education and social media channels. She also has been teaching German for over 12 years with the Waterloo Region District School Board. Veronica has a passion for learning with a post graduate degree in Marketing Management from Sheridan College and an honours degree in English Language and Literature from Wilfrid Laurier University. For almost 20 years Veronica has been a volunteer of the Kitchener Public Library, mainly as a Reading Buddy. Her energy and devotion to education radiates throughout her work and personal life. Veronica believes in the power of one – what you do truly does matter!

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.

The opinions of guest speakers do not necessarily reflect the values and mission of Kitchener Public Library. We champion the right for ideas to be heard and words expressed without censorship. 
Intellectual freedom is a fundamental right.

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Virtual Playdate

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual Event
Children's Services - Zoom
Are you at home with little ones? Join me for a morning play date! We will sing songs, read stories, and join in interactive activities while connecting with other families. The whole family is welcome! 

Ages 1-3
Registration Required (one registration spot per family)

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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Baby Connections

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Virtual Event
Children's Services - Zoom

Did you know that learning to read begins at birth? Parents and caregivers, bring your baby and learn how you can help your child develop this important life skill. At the end of the program, you’ll receive a special gift package of books.

This is an online pilot program. The program will have low numbers and a survey at the end of the series.


Ages 6 – 12 months

Registration opens Oct. 8 for the whole series.

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Sensory Storytime

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Virtual Event
Children's Services - Zoom
Join us for stories, rhymes and songs in this program designed for children with autism or other development differences. Children of all ages and abilities are welcome. 

This event is open to children, their siblings and guardians. 
Registration Required (one sign up spot per family)

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 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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Dungeons & Dragons for Tweens

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

Registration is for the four-week series.
Grades 4 to 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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Art Club

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Virtual Event
Zoom
Crayons, paint, glue, stickers: let's get creative and make art together! New prompts every week, but the only rule is to be creative!

Ages 5-8
Registration Required (one sign up spot per family)

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 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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Practice Your English

5:30 PM - 6:30 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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Bedtime Stories

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Virtual Event
Children's Services - YouTube
The day is done and it's almost time for bed! Hop into your jammies, grab a stuffy and snuggle up as Cheryl reads some of her favourite stories to you and your family. We'll enjoy a couple books and sing a quiet song to help your child settle down for bedtime. Sign-up to join the email list and receive a link to the YouTube video every Wednesday evening. There's a new episode each week!

All ages
Registration required (one sign up spot per family)

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a live event! You will receive a weekly email on Wednesdays at around 6:00pm with the link to the newest episode. For copyright reasons, the videos are unlisted and can't be found by searching YouTube.
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Coding Club

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Virtual Event
Zoom

Using Zoom and Google Classroom learn to design some fun games with Scratch a blocky coding language. Learn the project together, work at your own pace after the call, and showcase your work the following week.


Registrants will receive the google classroom code along with the zoom code.


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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COVID-19: Realistic Timelines for Vaccine Development

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Event
Events - Zoom
This is a free online event hosted via Zoom. Please register here

Join us for a special lecture from the University of Guelph’s Dr. Byram Bridle. Dr. Bridle is an Associate Professor of viral immunology and his team is working on potential vaccines to combat COVID-19. The lecture will share Dr. Bridle’s assessment of timelines for COVID-19 vaccine development and the long-term importance of vaccination research locally. There will be time for questions after the lecture.

Dr. Byram W. Bridle is an Associate Professor of viral immunology at the University of Guelph. His research program focuses on the development and optimization of vaccines for the treatment of infectious diseases and cancers. In March of this year he was commissioned by the government of Ontario to engineer several potential vaccine candidates to provide protective immunity against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), which is the causative agent of the coronavirus disease that emerged in 2019 (COVID-19).
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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 Campaign

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 series of 6 biweekly sessions intended for beginner players with some Roll20 & Dungeons & Dragons experience. By signing up you are intending to play all 6 sessions.

We will be playing a short campaign with the most recent Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition (5e) rule book and 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 the first session. 

This event is for ages 14+.

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Tween Minecraft

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!

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.

We'll start easy with free range Creative Mode play, and build our way up to Survival Mode. 

Registrants must be between the ages of 8 and 13 years of age.

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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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Get Social: Horror Movie Trivia

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Event
KPL Info Services - Zoom

Get social with Kitchener Public Library! In this edition, join us for the spookiest horror movie trivia! Featuring facts from frightful classics such as Psycho and The Shining as well as our favourite modern horror films like Midsommar and It Follows!


We will be sharing the trivia via Zoom and AhaSlides. The questions will be narrated and visible on Zoom and you can answer questions from your computer, tablet or mobile device - no app download or account needed! 


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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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 Pastel

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

Pastels let you explore the world of colour. Each week we will learn how to use pastels to create landscapes, draw animals and still lives. This is a four week interactive virtual program with easy step by step learning.

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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Tween Art Club

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual Event
Children's Services - YouTube
Let's get our art supplies out and our creativity going! Each week, we'll try out something different from painting with Q-tips to making something neat out of paperclips.

Grades 4 to 6
Registration required.

This program is a YouTube video released on Friday afternoons at 4:00 pm. 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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DIY Festival- Virtually

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Virtual Event
YouTube
DIY Festival is celebrating its 6th year!

We didn't want to miss this year, so we are bringing the Festival to you! We’ll be hosting some amazing local businesses, guilds, hobbyists, and all around talented folks to teach you how to do what they do best. 

In a series of videos, you can learn something new, find a new hobby/ side hustle, acquire a new skill, join or support a local organization, or share our do it yourself enthusiasm.

Register to get notified when the videos go live!





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Tween STEAM

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Virtual Event
Children's Services - YouTube
Calling all scientists, artists, and more! Join us each week to dabble in all aspects of STEAM! We have prepared fun and engaging projects and experiments for you to try at home using materials that are commonly available. Each week, you will receive a link to a pre-recorded video that will touch on one of the STEAM subjects to explore with a hands-on activity and additional resources to check out.


Week 1 - Science
Week 2 - Technology
Week 3 - Engineering
Week 4 - Art
Week 5 - Math

Grades 4 to 6
Registration required.

This program is a YouTube video released on Saturday afternoons at 2:00 pm. 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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