Events - 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Explore our new and improved spaces, enjoy refreshments, and celebrate the opening of the new Art in the Library exhibit, Begin*.

Remarks at 2 p.m.

Following the event, drop by Dana Porter Library for a behind-the-scenes look at the new staff spaces on the third and fifth floors.

Monday, July 8, 2019 (all day) to Friday, July 12, 2019 (all day)
Goose week: the beak-uel, July 8 to 12, 2019

It's back and feathery than ever! Flock to the Library and get down with these silly goose activities...

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 (all day)
Thrive logo
Stop by the Library to treat your mind and body by picking up some wellness tips with limited edition buttons featuring art by friend of the Library, Andy Cho!
Monday, November 4, 2019 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST
Women wearing knit skirts from the 1970s

Whether you need a pattern for hot pants or hot tea, Special Collections & Archives at the University of Waterloo have got you covered. Join us at the Kitchener Public Library to try your hand (and needles!) at knitting or crocheting from a selection of historic fabric arts patterns from our holdings.

Saturday, November 2, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

Join Special Collections & Archives at the Kitchener Public Library's 7th annual Genealogy Fair. Meet our archivists, try out our databases, and learn more about how our local history collections can support your family research.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Harry Potter holg a golf club

Learn more about Library services and resources as you make your way through our Harry Potter-themed 9-hole mini golf course.

This event was so popular during Goose Week, we're bring it back - better than ever!

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Take a five minute break from your day to feel fantastic! Get some cuddles with our enchanting therapy dog, Lexi!

This popular event always fills up, so get there early!

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Bob Ross painting a Quibbler

Xenophilius Lovegood is setting up a new edition of The Quibbler at Waterloo and is looking for contributors. Will your page come to life in this magical
new edition? Unleash your inner Luna and join us at the DC library to pitch your design. All applicants will be able to take their work home...along with their own golden snitch!

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Test your knowledge of the Harry Potter book series with our trivia questions! Can you outsmart our Library Ambassadors?

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
A student in Hogwarts

Picture yourself in Hogwarts and have your photo taken in front of our green screen with a huge selection of Harry Potter props!

A selection of backgrounds will be available to choose from, and your photos will be emailed to you after the event so you can share them with all your friends!

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
wizards' duel

Want a good, old-fashioned Wizard’s duel without the potential for injury? The Department of Magical Games and Sports has a new development based on a game from the muggle world! It involves something with “paddles” though we aren’t sure what, so come to the Arts Quad to find out and compete against your friends in this magical new game!

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Test your knowledge of the Harry Potter book series with our trivia questions! Can you outsmart our Library Ambassadors?

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
dragon's eggs

Was your name never chosen from the Goblet of Fire, but you're sure you could have gotten an 'O' in the first task? Test your skills of dexterity with our Dragon's Eggs game!

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

Come out and try the sport that has been described as "the thinking wizard/witch's Quidditch." Although its reputation may not be as cool as other wizarding games, this muggle friendly version won't leave you needing Skele-Gro.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM EDT
castle with event times

Can you solve the many riddles of Azkaban in order to unlock the gates and escape to freedom? Grab some some wizarding accomplices and test your skills in our Harry Potter-themed escape room! Teams can be 2 to 5 people.

This event is currently full. Check out some of our other Library Day events!

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
mandrakes on a shelf

learn more about the care and feeding of mandrakes and other magical plants at our book display!

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
book spine poetry

Create a poem using the spines of library books! Whether amateur or professional, channel your inner Peeves (no pranks allowed) to create some peaceful prose, a lilting limerick or a hallowed haiku.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
magical manuscripts

Take a close look at some of the spooky items lurking in the basement of Dana Porter Library. Staff will be on hand on the lobby with some enchanted objects that you can touch and feel!

Thursday, October 3, 2019 (all day)
Yer a wizard Waterloo

Accio Potterheads! You have been summoned to explore our enchanted book stacks and charmed spaces for a day filled with Harry Potter-themed events and activities, including:

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Reel to reel machine

In 2015, 154 audio reels were donated to University of Waterloo's Special Collections & Archives. The reels contain recordings of séances conducted in Kitchener during the 1960s by a mysterious medium named Mr. Thomas Lacey.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
AFTERLIFE | A seance experience

Join us at THEMUSEUM for the opening of AFTERLIFE | A Seance Experience, Featuring the Ghost of Thomas Lacey.

The evening will feature a first look at the experience animated by the Ghost of Thomas Lacey, intimate and engaging programming, spirits and refreshments. This event is 19+ with a cash bar.

Thursday, September 12, 2019 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
open house

Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the recently renovated staff spaces on the third and fifth floors. Library staff will be on hand to welcome you and answer questions.

All are welcome!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

In this session, participants will be introduced to copyright, and the rights and responsibilities they have when publishing their research. This session includes an introduction to:

  • Copyright and licensing as they apply to publication
  • Your rights as an author and tips on how to keep them
  • Suggestions of helpful resources
  • Questionable publisher practices and how to avoid them
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

This session will provide a simple overview of copyright, and the implications it has in your teaching. By the end of this session you will be better prepared to:

  • Use copyright protected works in the classroom, LEARN, or through Course Reserves, and
  • Choose alternate options for using materials, if necessary

Connecting to the Webinar

This webinar will be hosted using Skype. There are two options to join the webinar:

Thursday, July 11, 2019 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
goose playing mini golf

Learn more about the Library and other campus services as you make your way through our 9-hole mini golf course. All particpants get a free gift, and the chance to win a prize pack!


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