Upcoming Programs and Events

Poetry Writing Workshop  Response Poems

Poetry Writing Workshop: Response Poems

Every poem is part of an ongoing cultural conversation spanning generations and geographies.  Join the conversation at a 90-minute writing workshop on response poems with Kingston Poet Laureate Jason Heroux. Bring a cherished one-page poem (printed or digital, not your own work) and a notepad or laptop. After a discussion of techniques and methods, you'll each write a poem in response to the one you brought.

Free to emerging and practising poets aged 14 and older but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment please register in advance, online at events.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888. Thursday, April 11, at Central at 2 p.m. Registration opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 30. (A repeat of this workshop will be offered on Thursday, April 25, at Isabel Turner at 7 p.m.; registration for that session will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 13.)

Photography workshops

Capture moments to remember

Explore new skills and techniques with your camera this month. Experts from the Kingston Photographic Club will share tips for Pet Photography, share the basics of photo editing, and lead a Photography Walk through downtown Kingston. Art photographer Mark Bergin will help you take your photos from average to great, whether you use a high quality DSLR camera or a cell phone to capture images. All of these free workshops require registration and have limited space available.

Viva Voce: Wonders 30.28.2019

Viva Voce: Wonders!

KFPL and Blue Canoe's coffehouse-style storytelling and performance showcase for youth, Viva Voce, returns to our newly opened Central branch on March 28! At this special edition of the event, you will be treated stories and songs related to the theme "Wonders" and to a preview of workshops and events at the forthcoming Juvenis Festival.

Revisit your Central Branch

Grand Re-Opening March 23!

We welcome you to rediscover the Central Branch. We will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with grand re-opening celebrations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The grand re-opening event will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, recognition of special donors, hourly storytimes, guided tours, a local history drop-in, special edition library cards and more. Free transit will be available all day, on all routes to help residents from across the city join in the celebrations thanks to Kingston Transit.