Kingston’s preeminent festival of comics, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, and other exciting forms of fandom returns this weekend. Join us Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2. Because the Central Branch is being renovated, the bulk of the programming will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (130 Clergy Street East) on Saturday, with Sunday's events at Kingston Gaming Nexus and Minotaur Games and Gifts. Whether you geek out for cool demonstrations, tabletop gaming, escape rooms, interesting speakers, special children’s programming, or other fantastic activities, King Con will have something for you!
Bowie Weekend is just around the corner, with exciting programming for all ages on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25. Catch Classic Albums Live perform Ziggy Stardust at The Grand! Children can enjoy a Glam Rock storytime and crafts at The Tett. Sing along to a free screening of Labyrinth at The Screening Room. And finally, cut loose with an evening dance party at The Grad Club.
Session participants will learn about the Internet and how the technology of the Internet can affect their safety, how they can become safer online and understand what a good password is and some techniques for making and managing passwords. This is a repeat of a session offered earlier this year. Registration is required. Calvin Park Branch, Tuesday, March 7, at 7 p.m.
People can have a lot of issues around food — emotional eating, difficult family mealtimes, special diets to manage particular conditions or simply (or not so simply) losing weight. Your public library can help. On Tuesday, March 7, we host Registered Dietitian Kaitlyn Bresee, who will help Take the Fight Out of Food. Join us for this free information session as Bresee (a dietitian for Loblaws) makes sense of food choices. Isabel Turner Branch, 7 p.m.
We are planning a pop-up library service for the Kingscourt and Rideau Heights neighbourhood. This pop-up library would serve the North Kingston area after the Kingscourt Branch closes and before the new library in the Rideau Heights Community Centre opens. Making scheduled stops across the area, the pop-up library could possibly be a place where you could pick up reserved library items, where you could use the Internet and maybe browse a small collection of materials. We are looking for library users’ views on the locations, services and hours that they would like to see the pop-up library offer.
Want to share your thoughts in person? Please drop in to the Kingscourt Branch on Thursday, March 2, or Saturday, March 4, between 2 and 4 PM, where we'll be gathering information from members of the community.
Can't make it to the drop-in sessions? Fill out our online survey.