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Forest of Reading Junior Book Clubs

Forest of Reading - Junior Book Clubs

Love reading and talking about unforgettable characters? How about learning new facts about mushrooms?

If you do, register for one of our junior book clubs!

This winter KFPL will be running junior book clubs at the Isabel Turner Branch to support the Forest of Reading®. The Forest of Reading® is Canada's largest recreational reading program, bringing children together to celebrate Canadian books, publishers, authors and illustrators.

Registration for the Silver Birch Express Award®, Silver Birch Fiction Award®, and the Yellow Cedar Award clubs begins on Saturday, January 18. To learn more about the reading lists and age requirements for these book clubs, please visit the event calendar.


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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.

Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority

KFPL Live: Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA)

The RHRA is committed to the protection and well-being of seniors living in retirement homes. It licenses and inspects these homes, monitoring their adherence to care and safety standards, responding to complaints, and closing homes not in compliance. Learn how the RHRA can help you make decisions about retirement living. Free to all adults, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance:  online at or by phone at (613) 549-8888. Thursday, January 23 at Calvin Park, 2 p.m. and Friday, January 24 at Isabel Turner, 2 p.m.  Both presentations will be the same.

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.

Grownup storytime  Why should kids have all the fun

Grownup Storytime

Kids love storytimes, but why should kids have all the fun? Come relax at Grownup Storytime: listen to a couple of short readings — short stories, essays, articles, excerpts and more. Then enjoy a chat about what you've heard. Bring your lunch or your knitting, or just take a break from your busy day.

Grownup Storytime returns to Sydenham for another six weeks: Mondays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., January 13 through February 24 (except Family Day on February 17), by the fireplace at Sydenham branch.

Brain Storm Speakers' Series The Gut-Brain Axis Fact or Fiction

Brain Storm: The Gut-Brain Axis — Fact or Fiction?

KFPL launches a new series in partnership with Queen's Centre for Neuroscience Studies (CNS):  Brain Storm. Each month CNS students will discuss their research into the inner workings of the brain. This month Caroline Wallace returns with her popular talk on how diet and nutrition can affect our mental health through the microbes in our gut, in The Gut-Brain Axis:  Fact or Fiction? Free to all adults, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance:  online at or by phone at (613) 549-8888. Wednesday, January 15, Calvin Park, 2 p.m.