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EVENTS CALENDAR

Start Date:
Tue, January 22, 2019 7:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Has holiday spending left your finances stretched thin? Many of us dread this time of year when all the bills seem to come due. Whether you’re worried about your mortgage, credit card debt, student loans or the forecasts about grocery price increases, learning how to handle your resources responsibly can add to your peace of mind. Fittingly for a month in which many of us make New Year’s resolutions, in January the KFPL Live monthly speakers’ series looks at Financial Literacy, with two identical presentations at the Calvin Park and Isabel Turner branches. Melissa Parsons from Resolve Credit and Financial Counselling Services will show how you can begin to take control of your financial life. She’ll cover money traps to avoid and how to establish good buying habits. You’ll learn how to manage your money to avoid debt and to save for future expenses. These presentations will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, at the Calvin Park branch, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, at the Isabel Turner branch. Both presentations will be the same. There is no admission charge. These talks are open to all adults, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance. Register at events.kfpl.ca (or by phone at 613-549-8888) as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, January 12. For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Tue, January 22, 2019 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Calvin Park Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 88 Wright Cres.
Description:

Has holiday spending left your finances stretched thin?  Many of us dread this time of year when all the bills seem to come due.  Whether you’re worried about your mortgage, credit card debt, student loans or the forecasts about grocery price increases, learning how to handle your resources responsibly can add to your peace of mind.

Fittingly for a month in which many of us make New Year’s resolutions, in January the KFPL Live monthly speakers’ series looks at Financial Literacy, with two identical presentations at the Calvin Park and Isabel Turner branches.  Melissa Parsons from Resolve Credit and Financial Counselling Services will show how you can begin to take control of your financial life.  She’ll cover money traps to avoid and how to establish good buying habits.  You’ll learn how to manage your money to avoid debt and to save for future expenses.

These presentations will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, at the Calvin Park branch, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, at the Isabel Turner branch.  Both presentations will be the same.  There is no admission charge.  These talks are open to all adults, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance.  Register at events.kfpl.ca (or by phone at 613-549-8888) as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, January 12.

For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .

Start Date:
Wed, January 23, 2019 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Cataraqui Room, Isabel Turner Branch
Description:
Knitters of all levels of experience will enjoy the Social Knitting Group that meets every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Isabel Turner Branch. Bring your own project, or participate in a knit-along. Share your skills in our Community Scarf Knitting project. Drop into the Isabel Turner, Calvin Park, Pittsburgh, Rideau Heights or Sydenham Branches during regular open hours, and staff will direct you to the communal knitting station. Pick up the scarf that is in progress, add as many rows as you would like, then set it aside for the next visiting knitter. Completed scarves will be donated to the Kingston Street Mission in the city, and to the food bank at Southern Frontenac Community Services in Sydenham. The Kingston Frontenac Public Library is launching a new series of ‘maker’ programming, beginning in January with a focus on knitting. A full schedule of library programming is available online at www.kfpl.ca/programs-and-events. For more information, drop into your local branch or call 613-549-8888.
Start Date:
Wed, January 23, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

Knitters of all levels of experience will enjoy the Social Knitting Group that meets every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Isabel Turner Branch. Bring your own project, or participate in a knit-along.

Share your skills in our Community Scarf Knitting project. Drop into the Isabel Turner, Calvin Park, Pittsburgh, Rideau Heights or Sydenham Branches during regular open hours, and staff will direct you to the communal knitting station. Pick up the scarf that is in progress, add as many rows as you would like, then set it aside for the next visiting knitter. Completed scarves will be donated to the Kingston Street Mission in the city, and to the food bank at Southern Frontenac Community Services in Sydenham.

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library is launching a new series of ‘maker’ programming, beginning in January with a focus on knitting.

A full schedule of library programming is available online at www.kfpl.ca/programs-and-events.  For more information, drop into your local branch or call 613-549-8888.

Start Date:
Thu, January 24, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, January 24, 2019 9:30 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillors' Lounge
Description:
Pick up your yarn and needles and head down to the library. The Kingston Frontenac Public Library is launching a new series of ‘maker’ programming, beginning this month with a focus on knitting. Beginners are invited to four Open Making: Knitting programs at the Calvin Park and Isabel Turner Branches. Expert knitters from the community will be on hand as mentors to guide you as you learn the basics at the learning station, and can also help intermediate knitters trouble-shoot their latest project. Sessions will be held January 7 and 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Calvin Park Branch, Saturday January 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Isabel Turner Branch, and Saturday January 26 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Calvin Park Branch. Knitters of all levels of experience will enjoy the Social Knitting Group that meets every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Isabel Turner Branch. Bring your own project, or participate in a knit-along. Share your skills in our Community Scarf Knitting project. Drop into the Isabel Turner, Calvin Park, Pittsburgh, Rideau Heights or Sydenham Branches during regular open hours, and staff will direct you to the communal knitting station. Pick up the scarf that is in progress, add as many rows as you would like, then set it aside for the next visiting knitter. Completed scarves will be donated to the Kingston Street Mission in the city, and to the food bank at Southern Frontenac Community Services in Sydenham. A community survey in the fall revealed strong interest in crafting artisan demonstrations, small repairs, photography, 3D design, food and gardens, and general help with technology. New programs are being developed through 2019, with a focus on photography coming in February. A full schedule of library programming is available online at www.kfpl.ca/programs-and-events. For more information, drop into your local branch or call 613-549-8888.
Start Date:
Sat, January 26, 2019 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Calvin Park Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 88 Wright Cres.
Description:

Pick up your yarn and needles and head down to the library. The Kingston Frontenac Public Library is launching a new series of ‘maker’ programming, beginning this month with a focus on knitting.

Beginners are invited to four Open Making: Knitting programs at the Calvin Park and Isabel Turner Branches. Expert knitters from the community will be on hand as mentors to guide you as you learn the basics at the learning station, and can also help intermediate knitters trouble-shoot their latest project. Sessions will be held January 7 and 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Calvin Park Branch, Saturday January 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Isabel Turner Branch, and Saturday January 26 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Calvin Park Branch.

Knitters of all levels of experience will enjoy the Social Knitting Group that meets every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Isabel Turner Branch. Bring your own project, or participate in a knit-along.

Share your skills in our Community Scarf Knitting project. Drop into the Isabel Turner, Calvin Park, Pittsburgh, Rideau Heights or Sydenham Branches during regular open hours, and staff will direct you to the communal knitting station. Pick up the scarf that is in progress, add as many rows as you would like, then set it aside for the next visiting knitter. Completed scarves will be donated to the Kingston Street Mission in the city, and to the food bank at Southern Frontenac Community Services in Sydenham.

A community survey in the fall revealed strong interest in crafting artisan demonstrations, small repairs, photography, 3D design, food and gardens, and general help with technology. New programs are being developed through 2019, with a focus on photography coming in February.

A full schedule of library programming is available online at www.kfpl.ca/programs-and-events.  For more information, drop into your local branch or call 613-549-8888.

Has holiday spending left your finances stretched thin? Many of us dread this time of year when all the bills seem to come due. Whether you’re worried about your mortgage, credit card debt, student loans or the forecasts about grocery price increases, learning how to handle your resources responsibly can add to your peace of mind. Fittingly for a month in which many of us make New Year’s resolutions, in January the KFPL Live monthly speakers’ series looks at Financial Literacy, with two identical presentations at the Calvin Park and Isabel Turner branches. Melissa Parsons from Resolve Credit and Financial Counselling Services will show how you can begin to take control of your financial life. She’ll cover money traps to avoid and how to establish good buying habits. You’ll learn how to manage your money to avoid debt and to save for future expenses. These presentations will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, at the Calvin Park branch, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, at the Isabel Turner branch. Both presentations will be the same. There is no admission charge. These talks are open to all adults, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance. Register at events.kfpl.ca (or by phone at 613-549-8888) as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, January 12. For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Sat, January 26, 2019 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 835 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

Has holiday spending left your finances stretched thin?  Many of us dread this time of year when all the bills seem to come due.  Whether you’re worried about your mortgage, credit card debt, student loans or the forecasts about grocery price increases, learning how to handle your resources responsibly can add to your peace of mind.

Fittingly for a month in which many of us make New Year’s resolutions, in January the KFPL Live monthly speakers’ series looks at Financial Literacy, with two identical presentations at the Calvin Park and Isabel Turner branches.  Melissa Parsons from Resolve Credit and Financial Counselling Services will show how you can begin to take control of your financial life.  She’ll cover money traps to avoid and how to establish good buying habits.  You’ll learn how to manage your money to avoid debt and to save for future expenses.

These presentations will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, at the Calvin Park branch, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, at the Isabel Turner branch.  Both presentations will be the same.  There is no admission charge.  These talks are open to all adults, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance.  Register at events.kfpl.ca (or by phone at 613-549-8888) as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, January 12.

For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .

Start Date:
Mon, January 28, 2019 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Second Floor Board Room, 1211 John Counter Boulevard
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, January 28, 2019 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
945 Princess Street, Innovation Park, Front Boardroom
Description:
The Wednesday budget meeting will only occur if additional time is required.
Start Date:
Mon, January 28, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
5 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:

The Wednesday budget meeting will only occur if additional time is required.

Knitters of all levels of experience will enjoy the Social Knitting Group that meets every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Isabel Turner Branch. Bring your own project, or participate in a knit-along. Share your skills in our Community Scarf Knitting project. Drop into the Isabel Turner, Calvin Park, Pittsburgh, Rideau Heights or Sydenham Branches during regular open hours, and staff will direct you to the communal knitting station. Pick up the scarf that is in progress, add as many rows as you would like, then set it aside for the next visiting knitter. Completed scarves will be donated to the Kingston Street Mission in the city, and to the food bank at Southern Frontenac Community Services in Sydenham. The Kingston Frontenac Public Library is launching a new series of ‘maker’ programming, beginning in January with a focus on knitting. A full schedule of library programming is available online at www.kfpl.ca/programs-and-events. For more information, drop into your local branch or call 613-549-8888.
Start Date:
Wed, January 30, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

Knitters of all levels of experience will enjoy the Social Knitting Group that meets every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Isabel Turner Branch. Bring your own project, or participate in a knit-along.

Share your skills in our Community Scarf Knitting project. Drop into the Isabel Turner, Calvin Park, Pittsburgh, Rideau Heights or Sydenham Branches during regular open hours, and staff will direct you to the communal knitting station. Pick up the scarf that is in progress, add as many rows as you would like, then set it aside for the next visiting knitter. Completed scarves will be donated to the Kingston Street Mission in the city, and to the food bank at Southern Frontenac Community Services in Sydenham.

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library is launching a new series of ‘maker’ programming, beginning in January with a focus on knitting.

A full schedule of library programming is available online at www.kfpl.ca/programs-and-events.  For more information, drop into your local branch or call 613-549-8888.

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up for Black History Month. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Fri, February 01, 2019 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up for Black History Month.

 Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

Springer Market Square will be lit up in blue for Feb Fest. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Sat, February 02, 2019 5:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Springer Market Square
Description:

Springer Market Square will be lit up in blue for Feb Fest.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

Start Date:
Tue, February 05, 2019 7:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Knitters of all levels of experience will enjoy the Social Knitting Group that meets every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Isabel Turner Branch. Bring your own project, or participate in a knit-along. Share your skills in our Community Scarf Knitting project. Drop into the Isabel Turner, Calvin Park, Pittsburgh, Rideau Heights or Sydenham Branches during regular open hours, and staff will direct you to the communal knitting station. Pick up the scarf that is in progress, add as many rows as you would like, then set it aside for the next visiting knitter. Completed scarves will be donated to the Kingston Street Mission in the city, and to the food bank at Southern Frontenac Community Services in Sydenham. The Kingston Frontenac Public Library is launching a new series of ‘maker’ programming, beginning in January with a focus on knitting. A full schedule of library programming is available online at www.kfpl.ca/programs-and-events. For more information, drop into your local branch or call 613-549-8888.
Start Date:
Wed, February 06, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

Knitters of all levels of experience will enjoy the Social Knitting Group that meets every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Isabel Turner Branch. Bring your own project, or participate in a knit-along.

Share your skills in our Community Scarf Knitting project. Drop into the Isabel Turner, Calvin Park, Pittsburgh, Rideau Heights or Sydenham Branches during regular open hours, and staff will direct you to the communal knitting station. Pick up the scarf that is in progress, add as many rows as you would like, then set it aside for the next visiting knitter. Completed scarves will be donated to the Kingston Street Mission in the city, and to the food bank at Southern Frontenac Community Services in Sydenham.

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library is launching a new series of ‘maker’ programming, beginning in January with a focus on knitting.

A full schedule of library programming is available online at www.kfpl.ca/programs-and-events.  For more information, drop into your local branch or call 613-549-8888.

Start Date:
Thu, February 07, 2019 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Press Lounge - Portsmouth Olympic Harbour (53 Yonge Street)
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, February 07, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
The creators of the top Mayor’s Innovation Challenge submissions, as selected by the Mayor and senior staff, will be invited to present their proposals at the Mayor's Innovation Challenge Pitch event on Friday, February 8.
Start Date:
Fri, February 08, 2019 9:30 AM
Duration:
4 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chambers, City Hall
Description:

The creators of the top Mayor’s Innovation Challenge submissions, as selected by the Mayor and senior staff, will be invited to present their proposals at the Mayor's Innovation Challenge Pitch event on Friday, February 8.

Springer Market Square will be lit up in blue for Feb Fest. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Fri, February 08, 2019 5:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Springer Market Square
Description:

Springer Market Square will be lit up in blue for Feb Fest.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

Springer Market Square will be lit up in blue for Feb Fest.
Start Date:
Sat, February 09, 2019 5:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Springer Market Square
Description:

Springer Market Square will be lit up in blue for Feb Fest.