October is Canadian Library Month, with Ontario Public Library Week running October 15 to 21. We thank you, our patrons, for your ongoing support of your local library and invite you to celebrate with us! Join library supporters from across the province in Together We Read: Ontario. The 2017 Trillium Book Award Winner, The Sweetest One by Melanie Mah, will be available with unlimited access on Overdrive from October 16 to 30. Share your thoughts on social media as you read using the hashtags #TWROntario and #TrilliumBookAward. You can also share your love of the library in the #GetTheCard contest sponsored by the Ontario Library Association. By sharing creative photos of your library cards on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the #GetTheCard hashtag you could win great prizes. Check out our Facebook and Twitter feeds, where we have been sharing book recommendations from members of our community. See what your neighbours are reading, and share your own suggestions. And the best way to celebrate Ontario Public Library Week? Drop into your local branch. We look forward to seeing you!
Programs, Events, Services and Recommendations
Explore maker culture in this new monthly program for teens. Get hands-on with technology, arts, crafting and more. Join us this month at the Isabel Turner Branch on Saturday, October 14 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm for button making, photo editing and more.
Two fascinating Kingstonians share their experiences of being on the autism spectrum. Jay Serdula — a well-known swimmer and autism advocate — will tell how his Asperger's helped rather than hindered him when he swam across Lake Ontario. And Lorna-Jean Astle, who found out about her autism at age 50, will talk about how girls and boys with autism behave and cope differently.
Come learn about the unique strengths and challenges that autism brings. Thursday, October 19, Isabel Turner Branch, 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend this free talk.
Join us at Books for Babies and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and tickles for newborns and pre-walkers. Available at Artillery Park, and the Isabel Turner, Calvin Park and Pittsburgh branches.
KFPL, Blue Canoe Productions and the Kingston Poetry Collective are excited to offer two special events during Culture Days 2017. On Saturday, favourite characters will be Popping Off the Page at our Isabel Turner branch. An energetic performance at 11:30 a.m. will be followed by a workshop for ages four and up. On Sunday, visitors to the Memorial Centre Farmers' Market will be surprised by Random Acts of Poetry. These programs were sponsored by the City of Kingston. Visit the Culture Days website for a complete listing of events across our region.