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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.

 Poetry Writing Workshop: Response Poems

Poetry Writing Workshop: Response Poems

Every poem is part of an ongoing cultural conversation spanning generations and geographies.  Join the conversation at a 90-minute writing workshop on response poems with Kingston Poet Laureate Jason Heroux. Bring a cherished one-page poem (printed or digital, not your own work) and a notepad or laptop. After a discussion of techniques and methods you'll each write a poem in response to the one you brought.

Free to emerging and practising poets aged 14 and older, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment please register in advance, online at events.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888. Thursday, April 25, at Isabel Turner at 7 p.m. Registration opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 13. (Please note that this is a repeat of the workshop offered on Thursday, April 11, at Central at 2 p.m.)