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Write On Sydenham Writers' Group

Write On Sydenham Writers' Group

Are you a writer 18 or older who is already working on a writing project, or who is ready to start one? If you're interested in meeting with a small group of other writers to share your work, and to give and receive constructive criticism and helpful suggestions, check out the new Write On Sydenham Writers' Group, now meeting on the second Thursday of each month.  Free to adults, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance online or by phone at (613) 549-8888, starting on Saturday, December 7. Thursday, December 12, Sydenham, 2 p.m.

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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.

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.

Tone Deaf 2019; Germaine Liu + Nicole Rampersaud; Dimitri Georgaras

Tone Deaf & KFPL Present Germaine Liu & Nicole Rampersaud

Kingston's annual festival of adventurous sound performance, Tone Deaf, and KFPL are pleased to present an afternoon of experimental music and live improvisation responding to the "graphic scores" produced by youth at Tone Deaf & KFPL's earlier "Graphic Score Composition Workshop." At that workshop youth participants worked with local musicians and composers to compose musical notation with drawings and collaged visual media. At this concert, acclaimed musical improvisers from Toronto, Germaine Liu and Nicole Rampersaud, will perform the workshop scores in addition to original pieces.

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.  Saturday, November 23, Sydenham, 2 p.m.  This talk will be repeated on Thursday, November 28, Calvin Park, 7 p.m. Both talks are identical to the one given previously on Monday, November 18, at the Isabel Turner branch.

NaNoWriMo Come Write In

NaNoWriMo 2019 at KFPL

KFPL is partnering again with Kingston NaNoWriMo to offer space for anyone taking part in the annual nation-wide challenge to write 50,000 words during National Novel Writing Month. Come meet with fellow participants and get a little work done in a fun, supportive space with WiFi, outlets and possibly snacks. Two final Monday sessions:  Monday, November 18, Calvin Park at 2 p.m. and Monday, November 25, Central at 2 p.m.  Drop in for adults and teens; no registration required.