Kingston Frontenac Public Library

Recent additions to our collection

  • The fiery cross by Diana Gabaldon
  • Doctor yourself: natural healing that works by Andrew W. Saul
  • The good girl by Mary Kubica
  • The complete short stories of James Purdy by James Purdy
  • A light in the wilderness: a novel by Jane Kirkpatrick
  • City of stairs: a novel by Robert Jackson Bennett
  • Voyager: exploration, space, and the third great age of discovery by Stephen J. Pyne
  • Beyond bacon: paleo recipes that respect the whole hog by Aimee Buxton
  • Sous chef: 24 hours on the line by Michael Gibney
  • Return to life: extraordinary cases of children who remember past lives by Jim B. Tucker
  • Shiny objects: why we spend money we don't have in search of happiness we can't buy by James A. Roberts
  • Day by day armageddon by J. L. Bourne
  • Up Ghost River: a chief's journey through the turbulent waters of native history by Edmund Metatawabin Alexandra Shimo
  • Harbor Island by Carla Neggers Carla Neggers
  • The house we grew up in: a novel by Lisa Jewell
  • One hundred and four horses: a memoir of farm and family, Africa and exile by Amanda Retzlaff
  • Did she kill him?: a Victorian tale of deception, adultery and arsenic by Kate Colquhoun
  • James Gandolfini: the real life of the man who made Tony Soprano by Dan Bischoff
  • The virgin widow by Anne O'Brien
  • Character: the ultimate success factor by J. Phillip London
  • Vaclav & Lena: a novel by Haley Tanner
  • The bay at midnight by Diane Chamberlain
  • Comfortably unaware: what we choose to eat is killing us and our planet by Richard A. Oppenlander
  • The rise & fall of great powers: a novel by Tom Rachman
  • The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck Robert J. DeMott

Postcards from the Front

In early September, a very special postcard will be sent to each of about 350 Kingston-Frontenac households. Each card will contain the name of a soldier or nursing sister whose family once lived in that house.

Who were those former residents? And what happened to them? The postcard will invite the current resident to find out.

Museum Passes

We've improved our museum passes to make them easier to use. This year, a single pass will admit a group of 2 adults and 3 children to the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, the Pump House Steam Museum and the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum. Visit your favourite or all three! Passes may be borrowed for 1 week and may be reserved in the library catalogue.

Library News

Book Clubs With a Difference

Join us for 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.

Presents from the Past

Find great local history and genealogy resources curated by KFPL librarians at KFPL Reads.

Movies at KFPL

  • When: October 10, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Calvin Park Branch at CP Community Room

    Reunited by the death of a college friend, three divorced women seek revenge on the husbands who left them for younger women. Based on the novel by Olivia Goldsmith. 103 minutes
  • When: October 14, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Calvin Park Branch at CP Community Room

    Join us after school for a movie and snacks! DROP-IN
  • When: October 24, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Isabel Turner Branch at Community Room (Rooms A & B)

    The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other. Based on novel by Amy Tan. 139 minutes
  • When: October 29, 2014 - 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM
    Where: Central Library at Wilson Room

    Bring your baby along and enjoy a great movie with other parents and caregivers and get ready for Halloween with a whimsical and magical look at that best of treats, chocolate. Featuring the Academy Award Nominated Chocolat(2000)the story of a mother and daughter who turn a quiet old-fashioned French village on its head when they open up a chocolate shop. PG-13 Drama / Romance. Drop in. Maximum 100 people.
  • When: November 7, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Calvin Park Branch at CP Community Room

    A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building. Based on novel by Truman Capote. 115 minutes

What's on Tomorrow

  • When: October 1, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Calvin Park Branch at CP Community Room

    Join us for this brand new musical program! Through rhythm, rhyme and movement, children 0-3 years will naturally develop language and early literacy skills. Experience hands on play with bells, rhythm sticks, scarves, shakers and more. DROP IN.
  • When: October 1, 2014 - 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Pittsburgh Branch at Main Floor Program Room

    Stories, songs, rhymes and lots of movement for walkers to 23 months and their caregivers. Join the lively fun and strengthen your toddler’s pre-literacy skills. REGISTER
  • When: October 1, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Isabel Turner Branch at Community Room (Rooms A & B)

    REGISTER. Move your body! Jump, skip, hop and more in our NEW program, Play to Learn. Through play based activities and interactive books, children 2-years and up will develop their physical confidence.
  • When: October 1, 2014 - 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Pittsburgh Branch at Main Floor Program Room

    Stories, songs, poetry and movement for 2 to 3 year-olds and their caregivers. Gather together to support your child’s love of books and help them grow into strong readers. REGISTER
  • When: October 1, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Isabel Turner Branch at Lower Level

    Learn how to get started with the cutting-edge technology of 3D printing in this hands-on workshop. You will get a general overview of 3D printing, be introduced to tools that will help you design your own objects, and see an object printed from start to finish.

    Each session of 3D Printing 101 is a stand-alone program designed to introduce you to the technology and prepare you for printing objects at the library. Please do not register for more than one session.
  • When: October 1, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:10 PM
    Where: Calvin Park Branch at CP Community Room

    Join us for sleepy time stories, songs and rhymes. Come meet the other families in the community and nurture your child’s love of books. Bring a blanket, wear your pyjamas and settle in for a cozy time. DROP IN.