Kingston Frontenac Public Library

Recent additions to our collection

  • How to grow perennial vegetables by Martin Crawford Marion Smylie-Wild
  • A man's heart by Debbie Macomber Debbie Macomber,  Debbie Macomber
  • Belle: the slave daughter and the Lord Chief Justice by Paula Byrne
  • The elephant whisperer: my life with the herd in the African wild by Lawrence Anthony Graham Spence
  • Map art lab: 52 exciting art explorations in map making, imagination, and travel by Jill K. Berry Linden McNeilly
  • Play dead by Harlan Coben
  • Firewall by DiAnn Mills
  • Cloud: a novel by Eric McCormack
  • Summer people by Elin Hilderbrand
  • Four weddings and a kiss: a western bride collection by Mary Connealy,  Robin Lee Hatcher,  Debra Clopton,  Margaret Brownley
  • Any other woman: an uncommon biography by Monica Kidd
  • 1914: poetry remembers by Carol Ann Duffy
  • Soldier girls: the battles of three women at home and at war by Helen Thorpe
  • This is the water: a novel by Yannick Murphy
  • The quiet by Anne-Marie Turza
  • King of the weeds by Mickey Spillane Max Allan Collins
  • Complex 90 by Mickey Spillane Max Allan Collins
  • The patron saint of liars by Ann Patchett
  • Serena--Caine by Nora Roberts
  • Blood cross by Faith Hunter
  • The First Wives Club by Olivia Goldsmith
  • Learn rock guitar: Intermediate by Steve Gorenberg John McCarthy,  Joe Palombo,  Nick Finelli
  • The introvert advantage: how to thrive in an extrovert world by Marti Olsen Laney
  • The burning stone by Kate Elliott
  • Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Home Town, Home Front

A century ago, thousands of Kingston and Frontenac County soldiers and other personnel enlisted in the Great War, while their families and friends waited anxiously at home for news of them. These people lived in your town, in your neighbourhood, and maybe even in your home. 

Home Town, Home Front will mark the anniversary of this important event with a series of programs and activities throughout the month of September.

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.

Movies at KFPL

  • When: September 19, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Isabel Turner Branch at Community Room (Rooms A & B)

    A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. Based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque. 103 minutes
  • 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.

Library News

Kingston Writersfest

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: September 18, 2014 - 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Central Library at Delahaye Room

    Explore Lucy Maud Montgomery's experience on the home front during the First World War through interpretive banners, silent film, and period costume. The exhibition reflects the research of local professor Laura Robinson and has been displayed in France and Prince Edward Island. The exhibition will be open to the public during regular library hours.
  • When: September 18, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Isabel Turner Branch at Community Room (Rooms A & B)

    DROP IN. 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.
  • When: September 18, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Central Library at Kennedy Room

    Join us for this brand new weekday storytime which will feature stories, songs, play and elements of physical literacy. Come meet the other families in the community and nurture your child’s love of books.Everyone is welcome. The program is most suitable for families with children 6 and under." DROP IN.
  • When: September 18, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Isabel Turner Branch at Community Room (Rooms A & B)

    REGISTER. 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: September 18, 2014 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Where: Central Library

    Bring your knitting along for a casual knit-in on the main floor of the Central Branch and find out about the importance of knitting to the war effort during the First World War. Check out our collection of knitting and crochet books and discover patterns and styles popular from 1914 to 1918. Drop in.
  • When: September 18, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Kingscourt Branch

    Join us for our new Maker Fun program at the Kingscourt Branch. Every week there will be a different STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) based activity. It’s all about making, doing and being creative! Drop in!