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April 20, 2014
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Kitchener Public Library "Ideas & Issues" Lecture Series

This popular noon-hour lecture series, now in its 38th year, focuses on current affairs and topics from the world of political and social science, history and the arts. Speakers from the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University give informal lectures at Kitchener Public Library's Forest Heights Branch.


KPL Forest Heights Branch
251 Fischer-Hallman Road
Kitchener, ON  519.743.0644


Wednesdays from 12 - 1 p.m., September 2013 - March 2014.

Who Can Attend?

Everyone is invited to attend these free public lectures! 

Winter 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Human Computer Interaction
Dr. Dan Vogel, Computer Science, uWaterloo  

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Saying It with Songs: Popular Music and the Coming of Sound to Hollywood Cinema
Dr. Katherine Spring, Film Studies, Laurier

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Are Non-Believers the Happiest?
Dr. Bob Alexander, Philosophy (retired), Laurier

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Redefining Our Relationship to Nature
Dr. Brendon Larson, Environment and Resource Studies, uWaterloo

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
The Changing Role of Libraries in the Digital Age
Greg Sennema, Laurier Library

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Images of Women in Popular Culture
Dr. Tina Davidson, Women's Studies, uWaterloo

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
African American Activism Before the Civil War

Dr. Dana Weiner, History, Laurier

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Memory and the Aging Brain
Bethany Delleman, Graduate Student, Memory & Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, uWaterloo