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Programs, Events, Services and Recommendations

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A truth and reconciliation reading list

September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day. This day acknowledges the painful legacy of residential schools and the ongoing trauma faced by survivors of these institutions and honours survivors, families, communities, and children stolen by the violence of colonialism. These books will help broaden your understanding of truth, reconciliation, and residential institutions.

Former residential school students can call 1-866-925-4419 for emotional crisis referral services and information on other supports.

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.

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Spend an hour with Omar El Akkad

On Oct. 3, enjoy an hour with Omar El Akkad as part of our ongoing Bookmarks series in partnership with Queen's University Library. From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., El Akkad, currently Writer in Residence for the Queen's Department of English, will discuss his writing, his time in Kingston, and his creative process via Zoom. 

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Drop in for genealogy research help

Looking for help with your genealogy research? Come to one of six drop-in sessions from Oct. 4 to Nov. 15, alternating between the Central and Isabel Turner Branches. Our local history librarian and members of the Kingston Branch of Ontario Ancestors (formerly the Ontario Genealogical Society) will be on hand to answer questions and offer assistance.  

The first sessions are:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 4 at Central Branch, Local History Room (second floor)
  • Thursday, Oct. 13 at Isabel Turner Branch, Cataraqui Room