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Fall Prevention for Older Adults

Fall Prevention for Older Adults (Sydenham Branch)

Falling is a major cause of injury among older adults.  By increasing your knowledge about what can lead to falls, you can help prevent them.  Come raise your awareness about this important subject at a talk by KFL&A Public Health volunteers at Sydenham branch, on Friday, May 26, at 10 a.m.  Anyone who attends will receive a tote bag with fall prevention resources.  This talk — a repeat of one that took place at Isabel Turner branch on May 9 — is another chance to gain key information that will help you stay on your feet!

Museum Passes

Museum Passes

The library lends passes to several popular museums in Kingston and Ottawa.

The Poetry Blackboard

The Poetry Blackboard

The Poetry Blackboard showcases poems curated by the Poet Laureate, Helen Humphreys, and written by Kingston poets.

Canada's one hundred and fifty best books. Vote now

Can Canada be captured in 150 books?

Commemorating Canada 150, Kingston WritersFest is creating a list of Canada's best 150 books of all time. Every Canadian, of any age, is invited so nominate one book of their choice.  Which Canadian stories, histories, images, and tastes inspire you? Your book of choice may be written in English or French, and could be from any time in Canadian history. Nominations close on June 15.

Sherlocked. Silhouette of Sherlock Holmes in an industrial setting.

‘The game is afoot. Not a word! Into your clothes and come!’

Immerse yourself in the world of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes.  Explore the world of Victorian medicine and investigate modern forensics.  Create a team to take on our trivia challenge.  Escape the Pump House or settle in for a classic film.  The week closes with our Sherlocked mini-con — a full day of fascinating speakers, exhibits and demonstrations.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.