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.

CITY BLOGS

Mass timber: the benefits of building with wood

Timber frame mid-rise buildings offer cities the ability to increase density more cost-effective buildings while also achieving a lower carbon footprint that steel and concrete construction. As...

Kingston named one of the best places to invest in Canada

Kingston was recently named one of the best 20 places to invest in Canada by Site Selection Magazine . The magazine bases its choices on its database of facility investment projects pulled...

Kingston's History: Challenging Ourselves to Think Differently

An interesting project we’re currently working on within the Cultural Services department is Your Stories, Our Histories that launched last September.  Kingston is often recognized as a...

EVENTS CALENDAR

See how the Thanksgiving holiday will affect some schedules and services.
Start Date:
Mon, October 14, 2019 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Description:

See how the Thanksgiving holiday will affect some schedules and services.

Grownup Storytime Many adults enjoy audiobooks, but there's something special about listening to someone read aloud live and in person. It lets you enjoy not just a story but the company you're in. Meghan Cox Gurdon, children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal, has written about the physiological rewards of hearing a story read aloud in her new book The Enchanted Hour: the Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction. "Stress hormones are decreased and bonding hormones increase," she explains. KFPL, which has long offered read-alouds for children and families, is launching a new program beginning September 9 called Grownup Storytime, with the tag-line "Why should kids have all the fun?" Adults of all ages are invited to drop by the Sydenham branch each Monday to listen to stories, essays, excerpts or articles read by Programming Assistant Margi McKay—one week it might be something by Bill Bryson; another, it might be something by Stephen Leacock or Richard Wagamese. Feel free to bring your lunch, or perhaps your knitting. Beverages will be provided. If the group feels like staying to talk about what they've heard, there'll be time for that as well. Grownup Storytime will run from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sydenham branch, from September 9 through October 21 (except on Monday, October 14, when the library will be closed for Thanksgiving.) Each weekly session of this drop-in program is open to adults of all ages, and no registration is required. Come to as many sessions as you like! For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Mon, October 14, 2019 11:45 AM
Duration:
0 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
Sydenham Branch 4412 Wheatley St., Sydenham, ON Kingston Frontenac Public Library
Description:

Grownup Storytime

Many adults enjoy audiobooks, but there's something special about listening to someone read aloud live and in person.  It lets you enjoy not just a story but the company you're in.  Meghan Cox Gurdon, children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal, has written about the physiological rewards of hearing a story read aloud in her new book The Enchanted Hour:  the Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction.  "Stress hormones are decreased and bonding hormones increase," she explains.

KFPL, which has long offered read-alouds for children and families, is launching a new program beginning September 9 called Grownup Storytime, with the tag-line "Why should kids have all the fun?"  Adults of all ages are invited to drop by the Sydenham branch each Monday to listen to stories, essays, excerpts or articles read by Programming Assistant Margi McKay—one week it might be something by Bill Bryson; another, it might be something by Stephen Leacock or Richard Wagamese.   Feel free to bring your lunch, or perhaps your knitting.  Beverages will be provided.  If the group feels like staying to talk about what they've heard, there'll be time for that as well.   

Grownup Storytime will run from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sydenham branch, from September 9 through October 21 (except on Monday, October 14, when the library will be closed for Thanksgiving.)  Each weekly session of this drop-in program is open to adults of all ages, and no registration is required.   Come to as many sessions as you like!


  For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .

Start Date:
Tue, October 15, 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, October 15, 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 16, 2019 9:30 AM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, October 16, 2019 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Meeting Room #1, Central Branch
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, October 16, 2019 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Boardroom - KFL&A Public Health (221 Portsmouth Avenue)
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, October 16, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Stationview Room - City Hall
Description:
This workshop will collect feedback and ideas on how Kingston can share a more inclusive history of Sir John A. Macdonald. The workshop is a part of the ongoing Your Stories, Our Histories project to develop an updated cultural heritage strategy for the City of Kingston.
Start Date:
Wed, October 16, 2019 10:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Press Lounge, Portsmouth Olympic Harbour (53 Yonge St.)
Description:

This workshop will collect feedback and ideas on how Kingston can share a more inclusive history of Sir John A. Macdonald. The workshop is a part of the ongoing Your Stories, Our Histories project to develop an updated cultural heritage strategy for the City of Kingston.

Start Date:
Wed, October 16, 2019 12:00 PM
Duration:
4 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, October 17, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, October 17, 2019 9:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Boardroom - Kingston Police Headquarters (705 Division Street)
Description:
This workshop will collect feedback and ideas on how Kingston can share a more inclusive history of Sir John A. Macdonald. The workshop is a part of the ongoing Your Stories, Our Histories project to develop an updated cultural heritage strategy for the City of Kingston.
Start Date:
Thu, October 17, 2019 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Press Lounge, Portsmouth Olympic Harbour (53 Yonge St.)
Description:

This workshop will collect feedback and ideas on how Kingston can share a more inclusive history of Sir John A. Macdonald. The workshop is a part of the ongoing Your Stories, Our Histories project to develop an updated cultural heritage strategy for the City of Kingston.

This workshop will collect feedback and ideas on how Kingston can share a more inclusive history of Sir John A. Macdonald. The workshop is a part of the ongoing Your Stories, Our Histories project to develop an updated cultural heritage strategy for the City of Kingston.
Start Date:
Thu, October 17, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Press Lounge, Portsmouth Olympic Harbour (53 Yonge St.)
Description:

This workshop will collect feedback and ideas on how Kingston can share a more inclusive history of Sir John A. Macdonald. The workshop is a part of the ongoing Your Stories, Our Histories project to develop an updated cultural heritage strategy for the City of Kingston.

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up in blue and yellow for Queen's University Homecoming. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Sat, October 19, 2019 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up in blue and yellow for Queen's University Homecoming.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

Start Date:
Mon, October 21, 2019 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Second Floor Board Room, 1211 John Counter Boulevard
Description:
Grownup Storytime Many adults enjoy audiobooks, but there's something special about listening to someone read aloud live and in person. It lets you enjoy not just a story but the company you're in. Meghan Cox Gurdon, children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal, has written about the physiological rewards of hearing a story read aloud in her new book The Enchanted Hour: the Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction. "Stress hormones are decreased and bonding hormones increase," she explains. KFPL, which has long offered read-alouds for children and families, is launching a new program beginning September 9 called Grownup Storytime, with the tag-line "Why should kids have all the fun?" Adults of all ages are invited to drop by the Sydenham branch each Monday to listen to stories, essays, excerpts or articles read by Programming Assistant Margi McKay—one week it might be something by Bill Bryson; another, it might be something by Stephen Leacock or Richard Wagamese. Feel free to bring your lunch, or perhaps your knitting. Beverages will be provided. If the group feels like staying to talk about what they've heard, there'll be time for that as well. Grownup Storytime will run from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sydenham branch, from September 9 through October 21 (except on Monday, October 14, when the library will be closed for Thanksgiving.) Each weekly session of this drop-in program is open to adults of all ages, and no registration is required. Come to as many sessions as you like! For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Mon, October 21, 2019 11:45 AM
Duration:
0 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
Sydenham Branch 4412 Wheatley St., Sydenham, ON Kingston Frontenac Public Library
Description:

Grownup Storytime

Many adults enjoy audiobooks, but there's something special about listening to someone read aloud live and in person.  It lets you enjoy not just a story but the company you're in.  Meghan Cox Gurdon, children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal, has written about the physiological rewards of hearing a story read aloud in her new book The Enchanted Hour:  the Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction.  "Stress hormones are decreased and bonding hormones increase," she explains.

KFPL, which has long offered read-alouds for children and families, is launching a new program beginning September 9 called Grownup Storytime, with the tag-line "Why should kids have all the fun?"  Adults of all ages are invited to drop by the Sydenham branch each Monday to listen to stories, essays, excerpts or articles read by Programming Assistant Margi McKay—one week it might be something by Bill Bryson; another, it might be something by Stephen Leacock or Richard Wagamese.   Feel free to bring your lunch, or perhaps your knitting.  Beverages will be provided.  If the group feels like staying to talk about what they've heard, there'll be time for that as well.   

Grownup Storytime will run from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sydenham branch, from September 9 through October 21 (except on Monday, October 14, when the library will be closed for Thanksgiving.)  Each weekly session of this drop-in program is open to adults of all ages, and no registration is required.   Come to as many sessions as you like!


  For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .

Kingston City Council will be holding a modified open house meeting for a presentation and Q&A session with Diane Saxe, former Enviromental Commissioner of Ontario, regarding climate change. Overflow seating will be available in Council Chamber.
Start Date:
Tue, October 22, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Memorial Hall - City Hall
Description:

Kingston City Council will be holding a modified open house meeting for a presentation and Q&A session with Diane Saxe, former Enviromental Commissioner of Ontario, regarding climate change.

Overflow seating will be available in Council Chamber.

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up in red for Mark it Read for Dyslexia. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Tue, October 22, 2019 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up in red for Mark it Read for Dyslexia.

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 22, 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 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 .

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:
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.

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: