Join us for the final Grownup Storytime in this round: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. on Monday, February 24, at the Sydenham branch. 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 a busy day. Be sure to mark your calendar: after a break during March we’ll return for another five weeks, Mondays from April 6 through May 11 (except Easter Monday on April 13), still by the fireplace. Why should kids have all the fun?
Programs, Events, Services and Recommendations
Champion est un petit garçon mélancolique adopté par sa grand-mère, Madame Souza. Remarquant sa passion pour le cyclism, Madame Souza fait suivre à Champion un entraînement acharné. Les années passent. Champion est devenu un as de la 'petite reine', à tel point au'il se retrouve coureur au célèbre Tour de France.
Pour les enfants de 6 -12 ans
27 février, gratuit
Lights, action, camera! Do you see yourself as the next Greta Gerwig, Taika Waititi, or Bong Joon-Ho? We encourage all Kingston and Frontenac Youth filmmakers to submit your best work to the FOURTH annual KFPL Youth Shorts showcase during this year's Juvenis Festival on May 4. The submission deadline is Saturday, April 4 at 9:00 pm.
Renga is a genre of Japanese collaborative poetry — verse written by multiple authors in conversation. After a discussion of Leonard Cohen's work, Jason Heroux will show how to initiate a series of renga poems in response to Cohen's poetry. Offered in conjunction with the February 25 Grand OnStage presentation of Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal's Dance Me, itself inspired by the work of Leonard Cohen.
Free to emerging and practising poets aged 14 and older, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment please register in advance, online at calendar.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888. Saturday, February 22, at Central, 1 p.m.
Do you know a child who is struggling to read? On Saturday, February 22, join Jan MacLean, a Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Specialist, to learn about some of the first critical steps in teaching children to read.
Registration opens on Saturday, February 8.