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Indigenous Portal

Engage with KFPL's Indigenous programming, collections and community partnerships!

Programs, Events, Services and Recommendations

Iona Whishaw and the book Framed in Fire with text reading 'bestselling mystery author Iona Whishaw - July 6 at 6:30 p.m. ET, KFPL, 130 Johnson Street'

Enjoy an author visit with Iona Whishaw

Bestselling mystery author Iona Whishaw is coming to the Central Branch Wednesday, July 6 at 6:30 p.m.! She'll be chatting about her latest novel in the Lane Winslow series, Framed in Fire.

If you've ever attended an Iona Whishaw event, you can expect the usual: riveting stories of her family's many spy tales, a lesson on Canadian and wartime history, and insightful discussion about the future informed by the past. Registration required.

May We Suggest

May We Suggest - Personalized Recommendations

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.

May We Suggest - Browse Our Book Lists

Curated lists are created by our staff year-round to respond to community needs. Find all of our lists here.

Extended Hours Project

Extended Hours Project

Learn more about the Extended Hours Project, which will provide Kingston East residents with more opportunities to use their public library branch.

Books against an Ontario flag with text reading May We Suggest: Discover Ontario

Staycation in Ontario with help from these books

“Welcome to the world around you, blue skies and breathtaking northern vistas, rolling hills, towering forests, 400,000 inland lakes, glorious gorges, thundering falls, and miles and miles of untamed wilds. Welcome to our gentler nature, fields, and pastures, market gardens, vineyards, orchards, winding by-ways and all our smaller, quiet places… a feast of cultures, yours to enjoy, Ontario — yours to discover.” - Ontario advertisement, May 1980

Discover Ontario this summer with one (or all) of these guidebooks! Make your staycation extra-fun with a museum or park pass, free to borrow from KFPL.

A teepee with text reading National Indigenous Peoples Day

Honouring National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, and recommit to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.

Explore KFPL's Indigenous Portal, a section of our website dedicated to Indigenous programming, collections and community partnerships. Learn more about how we are responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action. Check out local Indigenous resources and services, and take a look at our language resources