All Branches will be closed on April 18, 20 & 21 for Easter Holidays

Recent additions to our collection

  • I believe in zero: learning from the world's children by Caryl M. Stern
  • Shadows in bronze by Lindsey Davis
  • Start & run a graphic design business by Michael Huggins
  • The word exchange: a novel by Alena Graedon
  • The Parthenon enigma by Joan Breton Connelly
  • Bedrock faith by Eric Charles May
  • 150 weekends in the USA & Canada by Barbara Ireland
  • Vegetarian for a new generation: seasonal vegetable dishes for vegetarians, vegans, and the rest of us by Liana Krissoff Rinne Allen
  • This is real and you are completely unprepared: the Days of Awe as a journey of transformation by Alan Lew
  • An alternative history of Britain: the Anglo-Saxon age by Timothy Venning
  • The Eliot girls by Krista Bridge
  • The selfish brain: learning from addiction by Robert L. DuPont
  • Murder on Bamboo Lane by Naomi Hirahara
  • The 175 best camp games: a handbook for leaders by Kathleen Fraser Laura Fraser,  Mary Fraser,  Bernice Lum
  • The cold dish by Craig Johnson
  • Karate chop: stories by Dorthe Nors Martin Aitken
  • Burn for me by Cynthia Eden
  • The anxiety of Kalix the werewolf by Martin Millar
  • Killer's island by Anna Jansson
  • Odds against tomorrow by Nathaniel Rich
  • Hard as you can by Laura Kaye
  • 21st century yoga: culture, politics, and practice by Carol A. Horton,  Roseanne Harvey
  • Home love: 100 inspiring ideas for creating beautiful rooms by Megan Morton
  • The best American travel writing
  • The law of second chances by James Sheehan

Meet us at...

Pump House Steam Museum
Saturday, April 19
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Book Clubs With a Difference

Join us for at the Books & Beers or Books & Beans, the Book Clubs With a Difference. Grab a beverage and sit down for a relaxed chat about books with friends, neighbours and library staff.

Try Freegal Digital Music

Library News

Patricia Robertson, Writer in Residence

Start on April 24, 6:30 PM at the Isabel Turner Branch

Manuscript In Progress Workshop Series

If you've been struggling with a manuscript, or have one stuffed in a drawer, here's your chance! Join KFPL Writer In Residence Patricia Robertson for 5 work-in-progress sessions over 10 weeks, designed to help you develop that first (or later) draft. You'll receive detailed feedback on your work and learn the techniques of writing creative prose in a supportive and stimulating environment. Attendance at each session in the series is necessary.

Registration is required. Early registration is advised as maximum number of participants is 12. For adults 18 years and older.

Movies at KFPL

  • When: April 25, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Isabel Turner Branch

    Based on the book by Tim Tharp. 95 minutes / 14A

    Drop by the Isabel Turner branch for viewings of movies based on your favourite books, then stick around for a lively discussion of both. Attendees are encouraged to read the book before the screening.
  • When: May 9, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Calvin Park Branch at CP Community Room

    Based on the book by Benjamin Mee.Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo. 124 minutes.
  • When: May 23, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Isabel Turner Branch at Community Room (Rooms A & B)

    A mother struggles to deal with her feelings of grief and responsibility after her teenage son commits a deadly massacre at his school and then brutally murders his father and little sister. Based on the novel by Lionel Shriver. 112 minutes.

Story Me

We are all part of Kingston Frontenac's history, our individual stories weaving together to tell a bigger tale. Working toward Canada's 150th birthday, our Story Me project will collect local memories to share with other Canadians and with the world.

Kingston 1812 Blog

How did the war look to the people who lived here in 1812? Watch events unfold "in real time" as we feature excerpts from the 1812 Kingston Gazette on the Kingston 1812 blog.

Try Zinio Digital Magazines

What's on Tomorrow

  • When: April 17, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Central Library at Kennedy Room

    Stories, songs, rhymes and tickles for newborns, pre-walkers, and their caregivers. Come meet the other babies in the neighbourhood and cultivate pre-literacy skills. DROP IN
  • When: April 17, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
    Where: Isabel Turner Branch at Community Room (Rooms A & B)

    For two-year-olds and their caregivers. This active program encourages children to engage in stories, rhymes, fingerplays and music to help develop their early literacy skills. REGISTER
  • When: April 17, 2014 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Storrington Branch Library at Community Hall attached to Storrington Branch

    What’s one of the best ways to enjoy a book? Sharing it! The Book Club With a Difference is a relaxed conversation about books. Bring along something you’re reading or have enjoyed recently, and we'll all take turns talking about our good reads while enjoying a cup of tea. The book club meets the third Thursday of the month. Let your local branch staff know if you are interested in attending.
  • When: April 17, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Where: Central Library at Kennedy Room

    Stories, songs, poetry and movement for 3-5 year-olds and their caregivers. Gather together to support your child’s love of books and help them grow into strong readers. DROP IN.
  • When: April 17, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
    Where: Kingscourt Branch

    Explore the art of picture book illustration. Each week’s session will feature a different contemporary book illustrator.
    Participants will create a work of art in each illustrator’s style. Unleash your inner artist!
    (Drop In)
  • When: April 17, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Central Library at Kennedy Room

    Teen Advisory Group Meeting