Upcoming Programs and Events

NaNoWriMo Come Write In

NaNoWriMo 2019 at KFPL

KFPL is partnering again with Kingston NaNoWriMo to offer space for anyone taking part in the annual nation-wide challenge to write 50,000 words during National Novel Writing Month. Come meet with fellow participants and get a little work done in a fun, supportive space with WiFi, outlets and possibly snacks.

There will be six Monday sessions at three locations, beginning with Monday, October 7, Central, 2 p.m. and Monday, October 28, Calvin Park, 7 p.m.  Drop in for adults and teens; no registration required.

Fire Prevention

KFPL Live: Fire Prevention

Most fire deaths occur in the home, where we feel safest.  You may only have minutes to escape safely from a house fire, so escape planning and practice can make all the difference. How prepared is your family?  Kingston Fire & Rescue personnel will be at two KFPL branches to talk about home fire prevention.  Free to adults, teens and children 7 years and older (to be accompanied by a caregiver), but seating is limited.  To avoid disappointment, please register in advance online at calendar.kfpl.ca or by phone at 613-549-8888.  Tuesday, October 8:  2 p.m. at Calvin Park branch and 7 p.m. at Isabel Turner branch. Both talks will be the same.

Telling Your Story Seniors' Writing Workshop Series

Telling Your Story: Seniors' Writing Workshop Series Returns

Are you a senior interested in writing a memoir? Are you able to commit to two hours a week for five weeks to attend a hands-on writing workshop? (Plus another two to three hours of homework per week!) Author Jean Rae Baxter will meet with a small group of seniors to show how to write about life experiences using the tools of fiction. By the end of the fifth week each participant will have a memoir to share with friends and family. Every Thursday at 2 p.m. from October 3 through October 31 at the North Frontenac Telephone Company (NFTC), 1019 Windwood Drive in Sharbot Lake. Seating is limited, so please register in advance online or by phone, beginning 9 a.m. Saturday, September 21.  KFPL membership is required to attend this workshop.