Events

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.

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.

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, October 3, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

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. Try to Escape from Azkaban, meet some Fantastic Beasts and get your mini golf on at Harry Putter! 93/4/10 would recommend.

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.

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.

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