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Kingston Frontenac Public Library Appoints New Chief Librarian/CEO

After a nation-wide recruitment process, the Board of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library is pleased to announce the appointment of Laura Carter to the position of Chief Librarian/Chief Executive Officer. 

Laura’s appointment was unanimously approved by the Board of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library and she assumes her new role in December.  Monica Stewart, Chair of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library Board said, “The Board is very confident in Laura’s ability to take on this new position and looks forward to working with her.”  In addition, the Board extends its appreciation to Lester Webb, Interim Chief Librarian/CEO for his support through this transition.

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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.

Telling Your Story Showcase

Telling Your Story Showcase: Work from the Seniors' Writing Workshop

Award-winning author Jean Rae Baxter presents participants from the Sharbot Lake session of Telling Your Story: Seniors' Writing Workshop Series. Each will be reading excerpts from the memoirs and family histories they created during a five-week workshop series this October.  Tuesday, November 19, St. Andrew's Anglican Church Hall, 1028 Elizabeth Street in Sharbot Lake, 2 p.m.  Free admission; no registration required.

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.

Journée pédagogique - 15 novembre

Cette journée pédagogique, rejoignez les marionnettistes de KFPL pour un atelier sur la création de spectacles de marionnettes! À travers plusieurs activités (jeux de théâtre, casting de marionnettes, répétitions, etc.) les enfants exploreront comment créer leur propre spectacle de A à Z. Pour les enfants de 8-12 ans.

Les parents/tuteurs d’enfants de  7 - 9 ans doivent rester dans la bibliothèque pendant la durée du programme. Ce programme sera livré en français. L’inscription est obligatoire.

Make a Will Month

KFPL Live: Make a Will Month

Learn why it's so important to have a will and Power of Attorney.  Local lawyers will go over the elements of a will, what happens when someone dies without one, what powers of attorney are, and what to consider in estate planning.  Questions will be welcome, but no legal advice will be provided. Free to adults, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance online or by phone at 613-549-8888.  Monday, November 18, Isabel Turner, 7 p.m.  This talk will be repeated twice:  on Saturday, November 23, Sydenham, 2 p.m. and on Thursday, November 28, Calvin Park, 7 p.m.  All three presentations will be the same.


Grownup storytime  Why should kids have all the fun

Grownup Storytime

Kids love storytimes, but why should kids have all the fun?  Come relax at Grownup Storytime: listen to a couple of short readings — short stories, essays, articles, excerpts and more.  Then enjoy a chat about what you've heard.  Bring your lunch or your knitting, or just take a break from your busy day. 

Grownup Storytime returns to Sydenham for another six weeks, but with a slight change in time and location.  The first session will be on Monday, November 11 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., with selections relating to Remembrance Day.

Free to adults.  Drop in; no registration required.  Mondays November 11 through December 16, by the fireplace at Sydenham branch, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.