Events

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.

Monday, November 18, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

You may have heard of GIS, but what exactly is it, and more importantly, how can you use it in your own research and academic work?

This introductory workshop presents the basic concepts of GIS and will teach you the skills you need to find geospatial data, map it, and discover new dimensions of information.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Ever wanted to try Open Source GIS but didn’t know where to start?

This workshop builds on “Getting Started with ArcGIS” (a recommended prerequisite for those with no previous GIS experience) but isn’t absolutely necessary. It will go through the in's and out's of QGIS and also cover other alternative Open Source GIS platforms.

This workshop introduces users to a different environment to create maps with GIS.
By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

This workshop is a primer for working with computational hydrology software and, as such, assumes a good grounding in most GIS concepts of spatial and raster analysis. The tutorial is designed to get you comfortable with HEC RAS's specific requirements for creating a dynamic flood simulation.

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

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