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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.

A dog in a KFPL shirt being walked. Text reads Books and Barks Dog Walking Book Club

Dog-lovers, this one's for you!

We think you'll find this event quite fetching! Join the Books and Barks Dog Walking Book Club Thursday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m. to walk, chat and share about books while giving your four-legged friend a night out. Registration required — limited spaces.

An illustrated stage and curtains with people and text reading Barefoot Players - Just Can't Wait

We just can't wait for the Barefoot Players!

Join us outdoors for an original musical by The Barefoot Players, the Queen’s University School of Drama and Music’s theatre troupe for young audiences. The troupe will perform Just Can't Wait, all about how the last two years have shaped us and how we hope to shape the years ahead.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair, and join us in the Lions Civic Gardens (outside the Isabel Turner Branch), July 2 at 11 a.m.

Jerri Jerreat with her books. Text reads Write to Save the Future.

Shape a better future through writing

Must xenophobia and dystopia be our future? Local SF writer Jerri Jerreat doesn't think so, which is why she's offering an online writing workshop to help you to write crisp, exciting stories set in the future which influence readers in positive ways, July 5 at 2 p.m.

The story must still entertain, so this workshop will provide tips and practice at creating believable, diverse characters to draw your readers into your tale. Recommended for ages 12 to 21.