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Poetry Month

Helen Humphreys presents Ulrikka Gernes and Michael e. Casteels

On Monday, April 24, Helen Humphries, Kingston's Poet Laureate, joins the library in hosting Ulrikka Gernes and Michael e. Casteels, for a special, free poetry reading that is open to everyone.  Gernes appeared at Kingston WritersFest in 2015 and is visiting from Denmark once again.  In 2016, Casteels released his latest poetry collection, The Last White House at the End of a Row of White Houses.  The reading takes place in City Hall's beautiful Memorial Hall, at 7 p.m.  Be sure to attend and round out Poetry Month with a delightful wordfest. 



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Museum Passes

Museum Passes

The library lends passes to several popular museums in Kingston and Ottawa.

The Poetry Blackboard

The Poetry Blackboard

The Poetry Blackboard showcases poems curated by the Poet Laureate, Helen Humphreys, and written by Kingston poets.

Fress Food Access

Fresh Food Access

Ever wondered how ordinary people can help make access to fresh food easier for everyone? Join us for unique, local perspectives on issues of food distribution. Mara Shaw (Loving Spoonful) will speak on soup kitchens and food security initiatives. Katherine Rothermel (Kingston Area Seed System Initiative) will talk about seed sovereignty and how seed production is affected by international trade agreements. And Lilith Wyatt from Loving Spoonful will describe how farmers, businesses and gardeners can contribute fresh produce through the Grow a Row program.  Food for thought! Thursday, April 20, Calvin Park, 7 p.m.  Free.

King Con Kingston's annual weekend board game and comic convention April first and second 2017

Game on!

Kingston’s preeminent festival of comics, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, and other exciting forms of fandom returns this weekend. Join us Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2.  Because the Central Branch is being renovated, the bulk of the programming will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (130 Clergy Street East) on Saturday, with Sunday's events at Kingston Gaming Nexus and Minotaur Games and Gifts. Whether you geek out for cool demonstrations, tabletop gaming, escape rooms, interesting speakers, special children’s programming, or other fantastic activities, King Con will have something for you!