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Digital Magazines

Digital Magazines

With KFPL's Digital Magazine collection, you can access a variety of popular magazines on your desktop, tablet, or smartphone.

Apollo 11 the quest for the moon

Apollo 11: The Quest for the Moon

The Apollo 11 mission is arguably history's greatest achievement in science and engineering.  Join amateur astronomer Frank Hitchens as he commemorates the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's "one small step" from the Eagle to the lunar surface. Hitchens will also pay tribute to the people who made it happen — more than 400,000 engineers, scientists and technicians.  

This event is free to adults and teens, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance online or by phone at (613) 549-8888. Saturday, September 21, Isabel Turner branch, at 2 p.m. In honour of Science Literacy Week.


May We Suggest

May We Suggest

Just like you, our staff have a variety of likes and interests, so if you're stuck looking for your next book, you can ask us.

The Poetry Blackboard

The Poetry Blackboard

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

Genealogy Drop In

Build your family tree

Drop in to the Central Branch any Tuesday evening from September 17 to November 5 between 6:30 and 8:30 to work on your family tree, explore research sources and share strategies with others. Our local history librarian and members of the Kingston Branch of Ontario Ancestors (formerly the Ontario Genealogical Society) will be on hand to answer questions and offer assistance. No registration is necessary. Bring your laptop or tablet and learn about your ancestors!  KFPL Central Branch, 2nd Floor, Local History Room.

The gut brain connection fact or fiction

KFPL Live: The Gut-Brain Connection: Fact or Fiction?

Might probiotics ease depression symptoms? Queen's PhD candidate Caroline Wallace and guests Kasia Szyszkowics (McGill) and Ana Santos (Carleton) discuss the connection between the gut and the brain, and how diet and nutrition can affect our mental health through the microbes in our gut. Free to all adults, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance online or by phone at (613) 549-8888. Wednesday, September 18, Central branch, at 7 p.m. In honour of Science Literacy Week.