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Celebrating libraries across Ontario

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!

Pop-up Library

Pop-up Library

Starting Monday, September 18, we're bringing the library to you!

Museum & Park Passes

Museum and Park Passes

Adventure awaits! Borrow passes for free or discounted admission to several museums, provincial parks and conservation areas. All passes may be borrowed for one week and can be reserved in the library catalogue. 

The Poetry Blackboard

The Poetry Blackboard

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

Speaking of Autism

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.

Culture Days 2017. Create participate and share. September 29 30 and October first

Pop-Up Performances for All Ages

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.