Kingston Frontenac Public Library

Recent additions to our collection

  • Gone girl: a novel by Gillian Flynn
  • Twisted hills by Ralph W. Cotton
  • A moment in time by Tracie Peterson
  • By its cover by Donna Leon
  • Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin
  • My perfect pantry: 150 easy recipes from 50 essential ingredients by Geoffrey Zakarian Amy Stevenson,  Margaret Zakarian,  Sara Remington
  • Winter street: a novel by Elin Hilderbrand
  • Ill-gotten panes by Jennifer McAndrews
  • The missing of the Somme by Geoff Dyer
  • In the kingdom of ice: the grand and terrible polar voyage of the USS Jeannette by Hampton Sides
  • The freedom in American songs: stories by Kathleen Winter
  • A sensible arrangement by Tracie Peterson
  • While angels dance: the life and times of Jeston Nash by Ralph W. Cotton
  • Wolf in white van by John Darnielle
  • Bones never lie: a novel by Kathy Reichs
  • The revealing by Suzanne Woods Fisher
  • New slow cooker favourites by Tina Anson Mine
  • A dark and twisted tide: Sharon Bolton by S. J. Bolton
  • The far side of the sun by Kate Furnivall
  • Fodor's ... Paris
  • Kuala Lumpur, Melaka & Penang
  • A trace of memory by Valerie Hansen
  • The long way home by Louise Penny
  • Resistant by Michael Palmer
  • A sudden light by Garth Stein

Movies at KFPL

  • 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 Branch at Kennedy 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 60 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
  • When: November 21, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Isabel Turner Branch at Community Room (Rooms A & B)

    An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. Based on book called The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter. 118 minutes

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

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.

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.

What's on Tomorrow

  • When: October 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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.
  • When: October 22, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Central Branch at Wilson Room

    Authors are superstars at KFPL! Our "red carpet" Gala evening features Eric Walters, Richard Scrimger, Shane Peacock, Norah McClintock, Ted Staunton, John Wilson and Sigmund Brouwer. Get to know your favourite author better as they share their stories, then enjoy refreshments while you collect their autographs. Register early for this very special event to avoid disappointment.