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Cultivating Little Forest Communities

Learn how Akira Miyawaki’s method of creating small, fast-growing urban forests encourages the growth of complex native habitats, to boost biodiversity and combat climate change.  Two identical online presentations: on Thursday, April 15 at 2 p.m. and on Monday, April 19 at 7 p/m.  Register to receive the Zoom link.

Register Online for a Library Card

Register Online for a Library Card

If you don't have Kingston Frontenac Public Library membership, you can now register online. Access all of our online services and digital collections, like Hoopla, cloudLibrary, Lynda.com and more.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

COVID-19 Updates

Effective Saturday, April 3, every branch of KFPL will return to curbside pickup until further notice. Find out how to prepare for a visit. Check here for updates and more information about available services. Read more about it.

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Spring Break 2021

Beginning on Monday, April 12, KFPL will feature an exciting array of programs for children of all ages.  Pick up a take-home activity kit, enjoy live programs on Zoom, or watch pre-recorded YouTube videos.  Enjoy your staycation and stay safe! 

For the full list of programs, visit https://calendar.kfpl.ca/events

Poet Laureate One-on-One Mentorship Sessions

Poet Laureate Mentorship One-on-One Sessions (Live Online Event)

Are you an emerging or practising poet (aged 14 and up) who is interested in an hour’s online mentorship with Kingston Poet Laureate Jason Heroux? To apply for one of five one-on-one sessions in April and May, please submit a sample of your poetry (5 to 12 pages) to poetlaureate@cityofkingston.ca by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 9.  Jason will review all the submissions and schedule one-on-one Zoom meetings with five poets. Please review carefully the dates and full submission details.

Five sessions from Thursday, April 29 through Saturday, May 8.

Spotlight on Trees. Image of person in a forest.

Spotlight on Trees

Trees are our natural allies as we fight climate change. They provide food and shelter, and walking amongst them reconnects us with the natural world. The books and movies on this list look at trees from many points of view.

Later this month, local garden experts Joyce Hostyn and Maureen Buchanan will join KFPL to explore the tiny forest movement and share how they are applying it in Kingston.

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Download your favourites

The virtual April editions of several magazines are now available for you to enjoy! Settle in to browse delicious spring recipes in Canadian Living or Coup de Pouce, or get workout tips from Michael B. Jordan in Men's Health. Let staff know if you need help getting started.