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Forest of Reading Junior Book Clubs

Forest of Reading - Junior Book Clubs

Love reading and talking about unforgettable characters? How about learning new facts about mushrooms?

If you do, register for one of our junior book clubs!

This winter KFPL will be running junior book clubs at the Isabel Turner Branch to support the Forest of Reading®. The Forest of Reading® is Canada's largest recreational reading program, bringing children together to celebrate Canadian books, publishers, authors and illustrators.

Registration for the Silver Birch Express Award®, Silver Birch Fiction Award®, and the Yellow Cedar Award clubs begins on Saturday, January 18. To learn more about the reading lists and age requirements for these book clubs, please visit the event calendar.


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Digital Magazines

Digital Magazines

With KFPL's Digital Magazine collection, you can access a variety of popular magazines on your desktop, tablet, or smartphone.

Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority

KFPL Live: Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA)

The RHRA is committed to the protection and well-being of seniors living in retirement homes. It licenses and inspects these homes, monitoring their adherence to care and safety standards, responding to complaints, and closing homes not in compliance. Learn how the RHRA can help you make decisions about retirement living. Free to all adults, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance:  online at or by phone at (613) 549-8888. Thursday, January 23 at Calvin Park, 2 p.m. and Friday, January 24 at Isabel Turner, 2 p.m.  Both presentations will be the same.

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, Jason Heroux, and written by Kingston poets.

Une ville, deux réalités / One City, Two Realities - Le théâtre : les réalités des artistes francophone et anglophone / Theatre: The Realities of Francophone and Anglophone Artists

Des conférenciers sans pareil seront invités pour chaque session de discussion, qui se dérouleront dans les langues officielles du Canada. Chaque discussion portera sur un thème particulier : la politique, la culture, la santé, la famille, la gastronomie, etc.

Guest speakers are invited to each session that will take place in both official languages to discuss topics that include: politics, culture, healthcare, family life, gastronomy, etc.

22 jan / Jan 22, 18h30 / 6:30pm, Central Branch, L’inscription est obligatoire. / Registration is required.

Libby Reservation Email Notifications

With the latest update to the Libby application, the default notification settings for reservations changed, so that email notification is disabled. To re-enable email notifications in Libby you will need to disable phone notifications in the settings of your iOS or android device for the Libby app and then go into the settings for Libby and re-set up email notifications.

Oil and World Politics

KFPL Live: Oil and World Politics

As the most valuable commodity in the world and an enormous source of wealth, petroleum is the lifeblood of modern economies. It involves both governments and corporations — and, inevitably, politics. International oil economist and local author John Foster will explain the role of petroleum in today's conflict zones.  Registration is now full for this talk, which is free to adults, so any additional registrants will be added to a waiting list. If you have already registered but find yourself unable to attend, please cancel your registration at or by phone at (613) 549-8888. Saturday, January 18, Central branch, at 2 p.m.