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How to use a sewing machine

Get the most from your machine

Is your sewing machine gathering dust? Mandi Coulter from Open Studios will join us for two workshops in May to help you discover the basics and special features your machine offers. If you don't have your own, try your hand at one of the library's two Janome 3160 QDC machines. These hands-on workshops are limited to a small group, and registration is required.

Digital Magazines

Digital Magazines

With KFPL's Digital Magazine collection, you can access a variety of popular magazines on your desktop, tablet, or smartphone.

Tell us how you want to hear from us

We need your help.  We're looking at how we communicate with our patrons and with everyone in Kingston and Frontenac. Take our survey and let us know!

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, Helen Humphreys, and written by Kingston poets.

Algonquin Wild with Michael Runtz

KFPL Live: Algonquin Wild with Michael Runtz

Author and photographer Michael Runtz shares stories and images from his eleventh book, Algonquin Wild:  A Naturalist's Journey Through the Seasons. Drawing on his many years as an interpretive naturalist at Algonquin Park through all four seasons, he offers a unique and engaging view of the park's wide range of ecosytems and wildlife.

Free to all adults and teens, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment please register in advance: online at or by phone at (613) 549-8888. Thursday, April 18, at Isabel Turner branch at 7 p.m.


KFPL Live: WIldlife Rescue

Whether because of encounters with people or with other animals, wildlife can often need human assistance.  But how to help without taking away their wildness?  Janet Fenton from Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre near Napanee will talk about the thousands of injured and orphaned animals the Centre has cared for, what each of us can do to prevent wildlife injuries, and how to respond if we find an injured animal. Free to all adults and teens, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance online at or by phone (613) 549-8888. Saturday, April 13, Calvin Park Branch, 2 p.m. Registration opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 30.