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Indigenous Portal

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

Programs, Events, Services and Recommendations

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A truth and reconciliation reading list

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.

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.

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Learn about Truth and Reconciliation at KFPL

As we approach Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, 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. Explore local Indigenous resources and services, and language resources at KFPL.

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Explore the reign of one of the world's most influential women

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II ruled longer than any other monarch in British history, Queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth for 70 years and seven months.

She became queen at age 25, though when she was born, she was third in line to the throne and never expected to become queen. She joined the women’s branch of the British Army during World War II, becoming the first female member of the Royal Family to serve in active duty, married Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark in 1947, and had four children.

She lived a storied life, detailed in these selections from our shelves.