All month long, libraries across Canada are raising awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives. Libraries promote cultural awareness, engage in the community, provide educational programs, support freedom of expression and so much more. Books are just the beginning!
Engage with KFPL's Indigenous programming, collections and community partnerships!
Programs, Events, Services and Recommendations
September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day. This day acknowledges the painful legacy of residential schools and the ongoing trauma faced by survivors of these institutions and honours survivors, families, communities, and children stolen by the violence of colonialism. These books will help broaden your understanding of truth, reconciliation, and residential institutions.
Former residential school students can call 1-866-925-4419 for emotional crisis referral services and information on other supports.
Celebrate World Space Week with amateur astronomer Frank Hitchens! Hitchens returns to KFPL on Oct. 5 to discuss the Voyager I, our most far-flung explorer.
On Oct. 3, enjoy an hour with Omar El Akkad as part of our ongoing Bookmarks series in partnership with Queen's University Library. From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., El Akkad, currently Writer in Residence for the Queen's Department of English, will discuss his writing, his time in Kingston, and his creative process via Zoom.
Looking for help with your genealogy research? Come to one of six drop-in sessions from Oct. 4 to Nov. 15, alternating between the Central and Isabel Turner Branches. 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.
The first sessions are:
- Tuesday, Oct. 4 at Central Branch, Local History Room (second floor)
- Thursday, Oct. 13 at Isabel Turner Branch, Cataraqui Room