KINGSTON NEWS

City begins its annual tree-planting season

Over the next several weeks, crews will plant approximately 1,000 trees on City property.

Inaugural YGK Music playlists now live

The inaugural YGK Music playlists are now available for listening across various platforms, including the City website.

Set out brush in October, leaves in November

Coordinate your fall yard work around the City’s brush and leaf collections: find the collection schedule at www.CityofKingston.ca/collection.

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Kingston named one of the best places to invest in Canada

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Kingston's History: Challenging Ourselves to Think Differently

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EVENTS CALENDAR

Start Date:
Wed, October 23, 2019 5:15 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston Access Services - 751 Dalton Avenue
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, October 23, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
CRCA Administration Office Boardroom - 1641 Perth Road
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, October 23, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, October 24, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
City Hall will be illuminated blue and green in celebration of Waste Reduction Week, October 21-27. Wast Reduction Week in Canada is a year-round program, focused solely on the principles of the circular economy, resource efficiency, and waste reduction. The program's primary purpose is to celebrate our environmental efforts and achievements while encouraging new innovative ideas and solutions. Learn more about Waste Reduction Week here. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Thu, October 24, 2019 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall will be illuminated blue and green in celebration of Waste Reduction Week, October 21-27.  Wast Reduction Week in Canada is a year-round program, focused solely on the principles of the circular economy, resource efficiency, and waste reduction. The program's primary purpose is to celebrate our environmental efforts and achievements while encouraging new innovative ideas and solutions. Learn more about Waste Reduction Week here.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

Giveaway Days in 2019 are: Saturday, April 6 Saturday, June 22 Saturday, Aug. 17 Saturday, Oct. 26 Giveaway Days are when you put items you no longer want out at the curb for someone who might like them. The City declares Giveaway Days a few times a year - sign-up for collection reminders to be reminded when one is coming up. What to put out: Only set out appropriate items that you know someone else might want. Appropriate items: books, CDs, DVDs, Furniture and small appliances, Electronics, construction materials (including drywall, lumber, hardware), kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans. Inappropriate items: the Consumer Product Safety Bureau of Health Canada advises that these items should NOT be given away (or picked-up): baby walkers, cribs, car seats, strollers, playpens, bath seats, mattresses, blinds and toys. Bring any uncollected items back inside at 6 p.m. on Giveaway Day. The City will NOT collect unwanted Giveaway Day items left at the curb and these may be subject to fines from Bylaw Enforcement. Consider donating unwanted items to a local charity. See other diversion & disposal opportunities.
Start Date:
Sat, October 26, 2019 6:00 AM
Duration:
12 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Description:

Giveaway Days in 2019 are:

  • Saturday, April 6
  • Saturday, June 22
  • Saturday, Aug. 17
  • Saturday, Oct. 26

Giveaway Days are when you put items you no longer want out at the curb for someone who might like them. The City declares Giveaway Days a few times a year - sign-up for collection reminders to be reminded when one is coming up.

What to put out:

Only set out appropriate items that you know someone else might want.

  • Appropriate items: books, CDs, DVDs, Furniture and small appliances, Electronics, construction materials (including drywall, lumber, hardware), kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans.
  • Inappropriate items: the Consumer Product Safety Bureau of Health Canada advises that these items should NOT be given away (or picked-up): baby walkers, cribs, car seats, strollers, playpens, bath seats, mattresses, blinds and toys.

Bring any uncollected items back inside at 6 p.m. on Giveaway Day. The City will NOT collect unwanted Giveaway Day items left at the curb and these may be subject to fines from Bylaw Enforcement. Consider donating unwanted items to a local charity.

See other diversion & disposal opportunities.

With today's aging demographic the estate litigation world is expanding. In spite of careful estate planning and the choosing of a Power of Attorney, sometimes disputes arise. Perhaps someone wants to challenge a will, or feels that the person with power of attorney is using the funds for their own benefit. Sometimes a newly incapable parent needs to be placed in long-term care but their children disagree about the choice of home. How can these issues be resolved? At this installment of the KFPL Live monthly speakers' series, local lawyer Paul Andrews will discuss issues in estate litigation which are becoming increasingly important as our population ages. Mr. Andrews will cover the procedural steps in disputing Powers of Attorney, applying for guardianship, or making will challenges, and he will review the grounds on which those strategies can be pursued. This talk will be of particular interest to everyone with an estate plan, children who are managing their parents’ affairs, families coping with dementia, and anyone who is expecting to be a beneficiary under a will. This presentation will take place twice: first at the Central branch on Thursday, October 10 at 7 p.m. and then at the Sydenham branch on Saturday, October 26 at 2 p.m. Both sessions will be the same and both are open to adults and seniors. There is no admission charge, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance at calendar.kfpl.ca/events or by phone at (613) 549-8888 as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 28. For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Sat, October 26, 2019 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sydenham Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 4412 Wheatley St. Sydenham, ON
Description:

With today's aging demographic the estate litigation world is expanding. In spite of careful estate planning and the choosing of a Power of Attorney, sometimes disputes arise.  Perhaps someone wants to challenge a will, or feels that the person with power of attorney is using the funds for their own benefit.  Sometimes a newly incapable parent needs to be placed in long-term care but their children disagree about the choice of home. How can these issues be resolved?

At this installment of the KFPL Live monthly speakers' series, local lawyer Paul Andrews will discuss issues in estate litigation which are becoming increasingly important as our population ages.  Mr. Andrews will cover the procedural steps in disputing Powers of Attorney, applying for guardianship, or making will challenges, and he will review the grounds on which those strategies can be pursued.  This talk will be of particular interest to everyone with an estate plan, children who are managing their parents’ affairs, families coping with dementia, and anyone who is expecting to be a beneficiary under a will.

This presentation will take place twice:  first at the Central branch on Thursday, October 10 at 7 p.m. and then at the Sydenham branch on Saturday, October 26 at 2 p.m.  Both sessions will be the same and both are open to adults and seniors. There is no admission charge, but seating is limited.  To avoid disappointment, please register in advance at calendar.kfpl.ca/events or by phone at (613) 549-8888 as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 28.

  For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .

Since 2007, November has been designated National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. Aspiring writers worldwide are encouraged to track their progress online as they try to produce 50,000 words in a new manuscript between the first and last of the month. Focusing on quantity, rather than quality, the goal is to get writing, to write with a buddy or in a group, to combat writer's block, and to produce a substantial first draft that can later be edited and rewritten to form a finished novel or the first part of a novel. By registering on the NaNoWriMo website writers can track their progress and connect with and encourage other writers, particularly in their own community. Pep talks from published writers also help, especially when they come from authors whose published works originated in NaNoWriMo, like Erin Morgenstern (The Night Circus), Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl), and Sara Gruen (Water for Elephants). Kingston Frontenac Public Library is again teaming up with Kingston NaNoWriMo to provide space for local writers participating in National Novel Writing Month. In addition to four Write Ins during November, there will be two prep sessions in October. At these two-hour sessions, adult and teen writers can meet with fellow writers to get some work done in a fun, supportive space with free WiFi and electrical outlets (and possibly a few snacks). These are drop-in sessions and no registration is required. This year's sessions at KFPL will be held: Monday, October 7, at Central branch at 2 p.m. Monday, October 28, at Calvin Park at 7 p.m. Monday, November 4, at Central at 7 p.m. Monday, November 11, at Isabel Turner at 7 p.m. Monday, November 18, at Calvin Park at 2 p.m. Monday, November 25, at Central at 2 p.m.
Start Date:
Mon, October 28, 2019 7:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Calvin Park Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 88 Wright Cres.
Description:

Since 2007, November has been designated National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short.  Aspiring writers worldwide are encouraged to track their progress online as they try to produce 50,000 words in a new manuscript between the first and last of the month.  Focusing on quantity, rather than quality, the goal is to get writing, to write with a buddy or in a group, to combat writer's block, and to produce a substantial first draft that can later be edited and rewritten to form a finished novel or the first part of a novel.  By registering on the NaNoWriMo website writers can track their progress and connect with and encourage other writers, particularly in their own community.  Pep talks from published writers also help, especially when they come from authors whose published works originated in NaNoWriMo, like Erin Morgenstern (The Night Circus), Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl), and Sara Gruen (Water for Elephants). 

 

Kingston Frontenac Public Library is again teaming up with Kingston NaNoWriMo to provide space for local writers participating in National Novel Writing Month.  In addition to four Write Ins during November, there will be two prep sessions in October.  At these two-hour sessions, adult and teen writers can meet with fellow writers to get some work done in a fun, supportive space with free WiFi and electrical outlets (and possibly a few snacks).  These are drop-in sessions and no registration is required.  This year's sessions at KFPL will be held:  

Monday, October 7, at Central branch at 2 p.m.

Monday, October 28, at Calvin Park at 7 p.m.

Monday, November 4, at Central at 7 p.m.

Monday, November 11, at Isabel Turner at 7 p.m.   

Monday, November 18, at Calvin Park at 2 p.m.

Monday, November 25, at Central at 2 p.m.

Start Date:
Mon, October 28, 2019 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
945 Princess Street, Innovation Park, Front Boardroom
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, October 28, 2019 12:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation Boardroom - 119 Van Order Drive
Description:
City Hall will be illuminated purple in recognition of RETT Syndrome Awareness Month. Rett Syndrome (RTT) is neurodevelopmental condition characterized by the loss of spoken language and hand use, couple with the development of distinctive hand stereotypies. To learn more about RETT Syndrome click here. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Tue, October 29, 2019 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall will be illuminated purple in recognition of RETT Syndrome Awareness Month. Rett Syndrome (RTT) is neurodevelopmental condition characterized by the loss of spoken language and hand use, couple with the development of distinctive hand stereotypies. To learn more about RETT Syndrome click here.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

These days, millions of people all over the world are exploring their family histories. Genealogy is one of the most popular pastimes for people of all ages. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced researcher, there is always more to learn and to share! Starting on Tuesday, September 17, the public library will make it easier for you to connect with others who share your interest in genealogy. On Tuesday evenings, our local history librarian and members of the Kingston Branch of Ontario Ancestors (formerly the Ontario Genealogical Society) will be on hand to answer questions and offer assistance. Work on your family tree, explore research sources, meet new friends and share strategies with others. No registration is necessary, and all are welcome. Bring your laptop or tablet (or pencil and paper) and drop in to the Central Branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings from September 17 to November 5. KFPL Central Branch, 2nd Floor, Local History Room. We'll look forward to seeing you there! For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca
Start Date:
Tue, October 29, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Central Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 130 Johnson St.
Description:

These days, millions of people all over the world are exploring their family histories. Genealogy is one of the most popular pastimes for people of all ages. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced researcher, there is always more to learn and to share!

Starting on Tuesday, September 17, the public library will make it easier for you to connect with others who share your interest in genealogy.  On Tuesday evenings, our local history librarian and members of the Kingston Branch of Ontario Ancestors (formerly the Ontario Genealogical Society) will be on hand to answer questions and offer assistance.  Work on your family tree, explore research sources, meet new friends and share strategies with others. No registration is necessary, and all are welcome. 

Bring your laptop or tablet (or pencil and paper) and drop in to the Central Branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings from September 17 to November 5.

KFPL Central Branch, 2nd Floor, Local History Room. We'll look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca

Start Date:
Wed, October 30, 2019 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Meeting Room #1, Central Branch
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, October 30, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Glenburnie Fire Station
Description:
View the meeting agenda.
Start Date:
Wed, October 30, 2019 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Stationview Room - City Hall
Description:

View the meeting agenda.

Since 2007, November has been designated National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. Aspiring writers worldwide are encouraged to track their progress online as they try to produce 50,000 words in a new manuscript between the first and last of the month. Focusing on quantity, rather than quality, the goal is to get writing, to write with a buddy or in a group, to combat writer's block, and to produce a substantial first draft that can later be edited and rewritten to form a finished novel or the first part of a novel. By registering on the NaNoWriMo website writers can track their progress and connect with and encourage other writers, particularly in their own community. Pep talks from published writers also help, especially when they come from authors whose published works originated in NaNoWriMo, like Erin Morgenstern (The Night Circus), Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl), and Sara Gruen (Water for Elephants). Kingston Frontenac Public Library is again teaming up with Kingston NaNoWriMo to provide space for local writers participating in National Novel Writing Month. In addition to four Write Ins during November, there will be two prep sessions in October. At these two-hour sessions, adult and teen writers can meet with fellow writers to get some work done in a fun, supportive space with free WiFi and electrical outlets (and possibly a few snacks). These are drop-in sessions and no registration is required. This year's sessions at KFPL will be held: Monday, October 7, at Central branch at 2 p.m. Monday, October 28, at Calvin Park at 7 p.m. Monday, November 4, at Central at 7 p.m. Monday, November 11, at Isabel Turner at 7 p.m. Monday, November 18, at Calvin Park at 2 p.m. Monday, November 25, at Central at 2 p.m.
Start Date:
Mon, November 04, 2019 7:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Central Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 130 Johnson St.
Description:

Since 2007, November has been designated National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short.  Aspiring writers worldwide are encouraged to track their progress online as they try to produce 50,000 words in a new manuscript between the first and last of the month.  Focusing on quantity, rather than quality, the goal is to get writing, to write with a buddy or in a group, to combat writer's block, and to produce a substantial first draft that can later be edited and rewritten to form a finished novel or the first part of a novel.  By registering on the NaNoWriMo website writers can track their progress and connect with and encourage other writers, particularly in their own community.  Pep talks from published writers also help, especially when they come from authors whose published works originated in NaNoWriMo, like Erin Morgenstern (The Night Circus), Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl), and Sara Gruen (Water for Elephants). 

 

Kingston Frontenac Public Library is again teaming up with Kingston NaNoWriMo to provide space for local writers participating in National Novel Writing Month.  In addition to four Write Ins during November, there will be two prep sessions in October.  At these two-hour sessions, adult and teen writers can meet with fellow writers to get some work done in a fun, supportive space with free WiFi and electrical outlets (and possibly a few snacks).  These are drop-in sessions and no registration is required.  This year's sessions at KFPL will be held:  

Monday, October 7, at Central branch at 2 p.m.

Monday, October 28, at Calvin Park at 7 p.m.

Monday, November 4, at Central at 7 p.m.

Monday, November 11, at Isabel Turner at 7 p.m.   

Monday, November 18, at Calvin Park at 2 p.m.

Monday, November 25, at Central at 2 p.m.

Start Date:
Mon, November 04, 2019 8:30 AM
Duration:
8 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillors' Lounge - City Hall
Description:
For the past three summers Kingston retirees Glenn Green and Carol Vandenegel have canoed some 8,515 kilometres across Canada. Already experienced paddlers, in this bucket-list project they've braved bears and high waves to follow old voyageurs' routes, experiencing breathtaking scenery, back-breaking portages, and perhaps a little more togetherness than many couples would find comfortable. But although they were alone in their canoe, Carol and Glenn benefited greatly along the way from the kindness of strangers who offered them showers, beds and home-cooked meals. They've also used their journey to raise awareness of Kingston's Loving Spoonful and its vision of a food-secure community, provisioning themselves with fresh local food dehydrated at home, then shipped ahead along their route. By the time they paddled into the Cataraqui Canoe Club this September 19 they had raised $23,000 and spread the word coast to coast. Now they're sharing photos and stories of their trip with their home community, including during two KFPL Live presentations. Glenn and Carol will speak twice at library branches: first at the Isabel Turner branch on Tuesday, November 5 at 7 p.m., and then at the Calvin Park branch on Saturday, November 9 at 2 p.m. Both presentations will be the same and both are open to adults and teens. There is no admission charge, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance at calendar.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 26.
Start Date:
Tue, November 05, 2019 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

For the past three summers Kingston retirees Glenn Green and Carol Vandenegel have canoed some 8,515 kilometres across Canada.  Already experienced paddlers, in this bucket-list project they've braved bears and high waves to follow old voyageurs' routes, experiencing breathtaking scenery, back-breaking portages, and perhaps a little more togetherness than many couples would find comfortable.  But although they were alone in their canoe, Carol and Glenn benefited greatly along the way from the kindness of strangers who offered them showers, beds and home-cooked meals.

They've also used their journey to raise awareness of Kingston's Loving Spoonful and its vision of a food-secure community, provisioning themselves with fresh local food dehydrated at home, then shipped ahead along their route.  By the time they paddled into the Cataraqui Canoe Club this September 19 they had raised $23,000 and spread the word coast to coast.  Now they're sharing photos and stories of their trip with their home community, including during two KFPL Live presentations.

Glenn and Carol will speak twice at library branches:  first at the Isabel Turner branch on Tuesday, November 5 at 7 p.m., and then at the Calvin Park branch on Saturday, November 9 at 2 p.m.  Both presentations will be the same and both are open to adults and teens.  There is no admission charge, but seating is limited.  To avoid disappointment, please register in advance at calendar.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 26.

Start Date:
Tue, November 05, 2019 7:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
These days, millions of people all over the world are exploring their family histories. Genealogy is one of the most popular pastimes for people of all ages. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced researcher, there is always more to learn and to share! Starting on Tuesday, September 17, the public library will make it easier for you to connect with others who share your interest in genealogy. On Tuesday evenings, our local history librarian and members of the Kingston Branch of Ontario Ancestors (formerly the Ontario Genealogical Society) will be on hand to answer questions and offer assistance. Work on your family tree, explore research sources, meet new friends and share strategies with others. No registration is necessary, and all are welcome. Bring your laptop or tablet (or pencil and paper) and drop in to the Central Branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings from September 17 to November 5. KFPL Central Branch, 2nd Floor, Local History Room. We'll look forward to seeing you there! For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca
Start Date:
Tue, November 05, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Central Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 130 Johnson St.
Description:

These days, millions of people all over the world are exploring their family histories. Genealogy is one of the most popular pastimes for people of all ages. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced researcher, there is always more to learn and to share!

Starting on Tuesday, September 17, the public library will make it easier for you to connect with others who share your interest in genealogy.  On Tuesday evenings, our local history librarian and members of the Kingston Branch of Ontario Ancestors (formerly the Ontario Genealogical Society) will be on hand to answer questions and offer assistance.  Work on your family tree, explore research sources, meet new friends and share strategies with others. No registration is necessary, and all are welcome. 

Bring your laptop or tablet (or pencil and paper) and drop in to the Central Branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings from September 17 to November 5.

KFPL Central Branch, 2nd Floor, Local History Room. We'll look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca

Start Date:
Thu, November 07, 2019 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Press Lounge - Portsmouth Olympic Harbour (53 Yonge Street)
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, November 07, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
The Kingston Indigenous Language Nest, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, and Queen’s University invite you to celebrate, learn and discuss the region’s Indigenous languages. Everyone is welcome to the following free events that are part of the Preserving Our Languages for the Next Seven Generations symposium. Friday, November 8: 3 – 8 p.m.: Keynote address by Dr. Lindsay Morcom Discussion, Q&A, dinner and short film screenings Central Branch, Kingston Frontenac Public Library (Meeting Room 1) Saturday, November 9: 6:45 a.m.: Sunrise Ceremony, Breakwater Park 10 – 11:15 a.m.: Indigenous Languages Family Storytime, Central Branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library (Friends of the Library Gather & Create Space) 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Panel discussions and language workshops (meals provided), Robert Sutherland Hall, Queen’s University (Room 202) For more information: indigenous.initiatives@queensu.ca jmiller@kfpl.ca
Start Date:
Fri, November 08, 2019 3:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Central Branch - Meeting Room 1 Kingston Frontenac Public Library 130 Johnson St.
Description:

The Kingston Indigenous Language Nest, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, and Queen’s University invite you to celebrate, learn and discuss the region’s Indigenous languages.  Everyone is welcome to the following free events that are part of the Preserving Our Languages for the Next Seven Generations symposium.

Friday, November 8:

3 – 8 p.m.:  Keynote address by Dr. Lindsay Morcom

Discussion, Q&A, dinner and short film screenings

Central Branch, Kingston Frontenac Public Library (Meeting Room 1)
 

Saturday, November 9:

6:45 a.m.:  Sunrise Ceremony, Breakwater Park

10 – 11:15 a.m.:  Indigenous Languages Family Storytime, Central Branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library (Friends of the Library Gather & Create Space)

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.:  Panel discussions and language workshops (meals provided), Robert Sutherland Hall, Queen’s University (Room 202)

For more information:

indigenous.initiatives@queensu.ca

jmiller@kfpl.ca

For the past three summers Kingston retirees Glenn Green and Carol Vandenegel have canoed some 8,515 kilometres across Canada. Already experienced paddlers, in this bucket-list project they've braved bears and high waves to follow old voyageurs' routes, experiencing breathtaking scenery, back-breaking portages, and perhaps a little more togetherness than many couples would find comfortable. But although they were alone in their canoe, Carol and Glenn benefited greatly along the way from the kindness of strangers who offered them showers, beds and home-cooked meals. They've also used their journey to raise awareness of Kingston's Loving Spoonful and its vision of a food-secure community, provisioning themselves with fresh local food dehydrated at home, then shipped ahead along their route. By the time they paddled into the Cataraqui Canoe Club this September 19 they had raised $23,000 and spread the word coast to coast. Now they're sharing photos and stories of their trip with their home community, including during two KFPL Live presentations. Glenn and Carol will speak twice at library branches: first at the Isabel Turner branch on Tuesday, November 5 at 7 p.m., and then at the Calvin Park branch on Saturday, November 9 at 2 p.m. Both presentations will be the same and both are open to adults and teens. There is no admission charge, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance at calendar.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 26.
Start Date:
Sat, November 09, 2019 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Calvin Park Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 88 Wright Cres.
Description:

For the past three summers Kingston retirees Glenn Green and Carol Vandenegel have canoed some 8,515 kilometres across Canada.  Already experienced paddlers, in this bucket-list project they've braved bears and high waves to follow old voyageurs' routes, experiencing breathtaking scenery, back-breaking portages, and perhaps a little more togetherness than many couples would find comfortable.  But although they were alone in their canoe, Carol and Glenn benefited greatly along the way from the kindness of strangers who offered them showers, beds and home-cooked meals.

They've also used their journey to raise awareness of Kingston's Loving Spoonful and its vision of a food-secure community, provisioning themselves with fresh local food dehydrated at home, then shipped ahead along their route.  By the time they paddled into the Cataraqui Canoe Club this September 19 they had raised $23,000 and spread the word coast to coast.  Now they're sharing photos and stories of their trip with their home community, including during two KFPL Live presentations.

Glenn and Carol will speak twice at library branches:  first at the Isabel Turner branch on Tuesday, November 5 at 7 p.m., and then at the Calvin Park branch on Saturday, November 9 at 2 p.m.  Both presentations will be the same and both are open to adults and teens.  There is no admission charge, but seating is limited.  To avoid disappointment, please register in advance at calendar.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 26.

Preserving Our Languages for the Next Seven Generations Symposium offers free events The Kingston Indigenous Language Nest, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, and Queen’s University invite you to celebrate, learn and discuss the region’s Indigenous languages. Everyone is welcome to the following free events that are part of the Preserving Our Languages for the Next Seven Generations symposium. Friday, November 8: 3 – 8 p.m.: Keynote address by Dr. Lindsay Morcom Discussion, Q&A, dinner and short film screenings Central Branch, Kingston Frontenac Public Library (Meeting Room 1) Saturday, November 9: 6:45 a.m.: Sunrise Ceremony, Breakwater Park 10 – 11:15 a.m.: Indigenous Languages Family Storytime, Central Branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library (Friends of the Library Gather & Create Space) 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Panel discussions and language workshops (meals provided), Robert Sutherland Hall, Queen’s University (Room 202) For more information: indigenous.initiatives@queensu.ca jmiller@kfpl.ca
Start Date:
Sat, November 09, 2019 5:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Sunrise Ceremony - Breakwater Park Family Storytime - Central Branch, 130 Johnson St. Panel discussion - Room 202, Robert Sutherland Hall, Queen's University
Description:

Preserving Our Languages for the Next Seven Generations Symposium offers free events

 

The Kingston Indigenous Language Nest, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, and Queen’s University invite you to celebrate, learn and discuss the region’s Indigenous languages.  Everyone is welcome to the following free events that are part of the Preserving Our Languages for the Next Seven Generations symposium.

Friday, November 8:

3 – 8 p.m.:  Keynote address by Dr. Lindsay Morcom

Discussion, Q&A, dinner and short film screenings

Central Branch, Kingston Frontenac Public Library (Meeting Room 1)
 

Saturday, November 9:

6:45 a.m.:  Sunrise Ceremony, Breakwater Park

10 – 11:15 a.m.:  Indigenous Languages Family Storytime, Central Branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library (Friends of the Library Gather & Create Space)

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.:  Panel discussions and language workshops (meals provided), Robert Sutherland Hall, Queen’s University (Room 202) 

 

For more information:

indigenous.initiatives@queensu.ca

jmiller@kfpl.ca

Since 2007, November has been designated National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. Aspiring writers worldwide are encouraged to track their progress online as they try to produce 50,000 words in a new manuscript between the first and last of the month. Focusing on quantity, rather than quality, the goal is to get writing, to write with a buddy or in a group, to combat writer's block, and to produce a substantial first draft that can later be edited and rewritten to form a finished novel or the first part of a novel. By registering on the NaNoWriMo website writers can track their progress and connect with and encourage other writers, particularly in their own community. Pep talks from published writers also help, especially when they come from authors whose published works originated in NaNoWriMo, like Erin Morgenstern (The Night Circus), Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl), and Sara Gruen (Water for Elephants). Kingston Frontenac Public Library is again teaming up with Kingston NaNoWriMo to provide space for local writers participating in National Novel Writing Month. In addition to four Write Ins during November, there will be two prep sessions in October. At these two-hour sessions, adult and teen writers can meet with fellow writers to get some work done in a fun, supportive space with free WiFi and electrical outlets (and possibly a few snacks). These are drop-in sessions and no registration is required. This year's sessions at KFPL will be held: Monday, October 7, at Central branch at 2 p.m. Monday, October 28, at Calvin Park at 7 p.m. Monday, November 4, at Central at 7 p.m. Monday, November 11, at Isabel Turner at 7 p.m. Monday, November 18, at Calvin Park at 2 p.m. Monday, November 25, at Central at 2 p.m.
Start Date:
Mon, November 11, 2019 7:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

Since 2007, November has been designated National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short.  Aspiring writers worldwide are encouraged to track their progress online as they try to produce 50,000 words in a new manuscript between the first and last of the month.  Focusing on quantity, rather than quality, the goal is to get writing, to write with a buddy or in a group, to combat writer's block, and to produce a substantial first draft that can later be edited and rewritten to form a finished novel or the first part of a novel.  By registering on the NaNoWriMo website writers can track their progress and connect with and encourage other writers, particularly in their own community.  Pep talks from published writers also help, especially when they come from authors whose published works originated in NaNoWriMo, like Erin Morgenstern (The Night Circus), Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl), and Sara Gruen (Water for Elephants). 

 

Kingston Frontenac Public Library is again teaming up with Kingston NaNoWriMo to provide space for local writers participating in National Novel Writing Month.  In addition to four Write Ins during November, there will be two prep sessions in October.  At these two-hour sessions, adult and teen writers can meet with fellow writers to get some work done in a fun, supportive space with free WiFi and electrical outlets (and possibly a few snacks).  These are drop-in sessions and no registration is required.  This year's sessions at KFPL will be held:  

Monday, October 7, at Central branch at 2 p.m.

Monday, October 28, at Calvin Park at 7 p.m.

Monday, November 4, at Central at 7 p.m.

Monday, November 11, at Isabel Turner at 7 p.m.   

Monday, November 18, at Calvin Park at 2 p.m.

Monday, November 25, at Central at 2 p.m.

City Hall will be illuminated red and white to commemorate the armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.—on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Remembrance Day is a time for Canadians to pause in a moment of silence to honour and remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict and peace. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Mon, November 11, 2019 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall will be illuminated red and white to commemorate the armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.—on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Remembrance Day is a time for Canadians to pause in a moment of silence to honour and remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict and peace.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

Start Date:
Mon, November 11, 2019 5:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Description: