KINGSTON NEWS

Outdoor Aqua Park to end season with Doggie Dip

Dog owners are encouraged to sign up their dogs to take advantage of this once-a-summer opportunity for an off-leash dip on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

City launches Street Art Wall Pilot Project

The City has officially launched its Street Art Wall pilot project that establishes the Rideaucrest retaining wall as a temporary legal wall available to create street art and murals.

Final property tax bill deadline is June 28

Property owners should now have their final property tax bills. The deadline for payment is Friday, June 28.

CITY BLOGS

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...

Next Steps for 223 Princess St. – the Aug. 12 Divisional Court decision

On Aug. 12, 2019, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court issued a decision on the motion for leave to appeal for the 223 Princess St. Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT)...

Understanding the August 9 North Block LPAT ruling

Over the past week I have received many questions from residents, seeking to understand the recent decision from the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) regarding the lands referred to as...

EVENTS CALENDAR

Apollo 11: The Quest for the Moon In honour of Science Literacy Week (September 16 to 22) the KFPL Live monthly speakers' series will host a presentation on Apollo 11: The Quest for the Moon by amateur astronomer Frank Hitchens. Many will remember his 2018 presentation Target Earth, on asteroid impacts, and his 2017 talk Are We Alone?, on the search for extraterrestrial life. Rarely in history has humanity embarked upon an enterprise as audacious and adventurous as sending the first of our own kind to explore another world. The Apollo 11 mission of 1969 and the people who made it happen represent what is arguably history's greatest achievement in science and engineering. Those who watched Neil Armstrong's "one small step" from the Eagle to the moon's surface 50 years ago remember not just the news coverage but also sharing the experience in real time with the rest of the world. Please join us at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, at our Isabel Turner branch to hear Frank share stories behind Apollo 11 and the first lunar landing. This presentation is 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 as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 7. For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Sat, September 21, 2019 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

Apollo 11:  The Quest for the Moon

In honour of Science Literacy Week (September 16 to 22) the KFPL Live monthly speakers' series will host a presentation on Apollo 11:  The Quest for the Moon by amateur astronomer Frank Hitchens.  Many will remember his 2018 presentation Target Earth, on asteroid impacts, and his 2017 talk Are We Alone?, on the search for extraterrestrial life.

Rarely in history has humanity embarked upon an enterprise as audacious and adventurous as sending the first of our own kind to explore another world.  The Apollo 11 mission of 1969 and the people who made it happen represent what is arguably history's greatest achievement in science and engineering.  Those who watched Neil Armstrong's "one small step" from the Eagle to the moon's surface 50 years ago remember not just the news coverage but also sharing the experience in real time with the rest of the world.

Please join us at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, at our Isabel Turner branch to hear Frank share stories behind Apollo 11 and the first lunar landing.

This presentation is 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 as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 7.


  For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up for International Day of Peace. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Sat, September 21, 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 for International Day of Peace.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

Try it before you buy it. Enjoy a wide variety of FREE fitness classes during Fitness Frenzy week, then register to continue attending the ones you like. Space is limited, sign in a maximum of 20 minutes prior to class time. Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St. Monday, Sept. 16 9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Yoga for Children, 2-3 yrs 12:15 - 1 p.m. Quick Fit 4 Lunch – Cardio 5:15 - 6 p.m. Fitness @ 5 Tuesday, Sept. 17 7 - 8 a.m. Morning Yoga 9 - 9:55 a.m. Aqua Fit 10 - 10:55 a.m. Aqua Fit 12:15 - 1 p.m. Wobble Board Cardio 5:15 - 6 p.m. Zumba 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Cycle Fit Wednesday, Sept. 18 12:15 - 1 p.m. 15-15-15 12:15 - 1 p.m. Cycle Fit 5 - 5:50 p.m. Power Yoga 7:30 - 8:25 p.m. Aqua Fit Thursday, Sept. 19 7 - 8 a.m. Morning Yoga 9 - 9:55 a.m. Aqua Fit 10 - 10:55 a.m. Aqua Fit 12:15 - 1 p.m. Foam Roller and Core 4 - 4:45 p.m. Yoga for Children, 4-6 yrs 5:15 - 6 p.m. Zumba 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. Cycle Fit Plus Friday, Sept. 20 7 - 8 a.m. Morning Yoga 10 - 10:45 a.m. Strength Training for Older Adults 12:15 - 1 p.m. 15-15-15 12:15 - 1 p.m. Cycle Fit 5:15 - 6 p.m. Fitness @ 5 Saturday, Sept. 21 10 - 11:15 a.m. Cycle Fit Plus 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Weekend Warrior Sunday Sept 22 10:45 - 11:40 a.m. Aqua Fit INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd Monday, Sept. 16 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Cardio Tone 2 - 2:45 p.m. Boot camp Rx – Mom or Dad & Baby 5 - 6:20 p.m. Cycle Fit Plus 6:15 - 7 p.m. Tabata & Core Tuesday, Sept. 17 10 - 11 a.m. Gentle Stretch 5 - 5:45 p.m. Bollywood Dance Fitness 5:15 - 6 p.m. Cycle Fit 7:45 - 8:30 p.m. Kickboxing Wednesday, Sept, 18 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Cardio Tone 6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Pure Strength Thursday, Sept.19 10 - 11 a.m. Yoga for All Levels 5 - 5:45 p.m. Defeat the Beat 5 - 5:45 p.m. Cycle Fit 5:50 - 6:20 p.m. Hard Core Friday, Sept. 20 8:50 - 9:50 a.m. Wobble Board Cardio 10:15 - 11:00 a.m. Boot Camp – Mom or Dad & Baby Saturday, Sept. 21 10 - 10:45 a.m. Cycle Fit 10 - 10:45 a.m. Junior Boot camp, 9-12 yrs 11 - 11:45 a.m. Youth Boot camp, 13-15 yrs 11 - 11:45 a.m. Body Sculpt and Core Sunday, Sept. 22 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. Hatha Yoga
Start Date:
Sat, September 21, 2019 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot Street, Kingston, ON INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Road, Kingston, ON Parking available onsite.
Description:

Try it before you buy it. Enjoy a wide variety of FREE fitness classes during Fitness Frenzy week, then register to continue attending the ones you like. Space is limited, sign in a maximum of 20 minutes prior to class time.

Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St.
Monday, Sept. 16
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Yoga for Children, 2-3 yrs
12:15 - 1 p.m. Quick Fit 4 Lunch – Cardio
5:15 - 6 p.m. Fitness @ 5

Tuesday, Sept. 17
7 - 8 a.m.  Morning Yoga
9 - 9:55 a.m. Aqua Fit
10 - 10:55 a.m. Aqua Fit
12:15 - 1 p.m. Wobble Board Cardio
5:15 - 6 p.m.  Zumba
6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Cycle Fit

Wednesday, Sept. 18
12:15 - 1 p.m. 15-15-15
12:15 - 1 p.m. Cycle Fit
5 - 5:50 p.m. Power Yoga
7:30 - 8:25 p.m. Aqua Fit

Thursday, Sept. 19
7 - 8 a.m. Morning Yoga
9 - 9:55 a.m. Aqua Fit
10 - 10:55 a.m. Aqua Fit
12:15 - 1 p.m. Foam Roller and Core
4 - 4:45 p.m. Yoga for Children, 4-6 yrs
5:15 - 6 p.m.  Zumba
6:15 - 7:30 p.m. Cycle Fit Plus

Friday, Sept. 20
7 - 8 a.m.  Morning Yoga
10 - 10:45 a.m. Strength Training for Older Adults
12:15 - 1 p.m. 15-15-15
12:15 - 1 p.m. Cycle Fit
5:15 - 6 p.m. Fitness @ 5

Saturday, Sept. 21
10 - 11:15 a.m. Cycle Fit Plus
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Weekend Warrior

Sunday Sept 22 
10:45 - 11:40 a.m. Aqua Fit

INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd
Monday, Sept. 16
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Cardio Tone
2 - 2:45 p.m. Boot camp Rx – Mom or Dad & Baby
5 - 6:20 p.m. Cycle Fit Plus
6:15 - 7 p.m. Tabata & Core

Tuesday, Sept. 17
10 - 11 a.m. Gentle Stretch
5 - 5:45 p.m. Bollywood Dance Fitness
5:15 - 6 p.m. Cycle Fit
7:45 - 8:30 p.m. Kickboxing

Wednesday, Sept, 18
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Cardio Tone
6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Pure Strength

Thursday, Sept.19
10 - 11 a.m. Yoga for All Levels
5 - 5:45 p.m. Defeat the Beat
5 - 5:45 p.m. Cycle Fit
5:50 - 6:20 p.m. Hard Core

Friday, Sept. 20
8:50 - 9:50 a.m. Wobble Board Cardio
10:15 - 11:00 a.m. Boot Camp – Mom or Dad & Baby

Saturday, Sept. 21
10 - 10:45 a.m. Cycle Fit
10 - 10:45 a.m. Junior Boot camp, 9-12 yrs
11 - 11:45 a.m. Youth Boot camp, 13-15 yrs
11 - 11:45 a.m. Body Sculpt and Core

Sunday, Sept. 22
9:30 - 10:45 a.m. Hatha Yoga

OSKAR (Off Site Kingston Area Recycler), the City's mobile diversion trailer, helps keep recyclables and compostables out of the landfill. Book OSKAR to come to your community events to recycle items like, plastic, metal and glass food and beverage containers, paper products, cardboard and compost organic materials like food waste, napkins and paper plates. Learn more about how to book OSKAR.
Start Date:
Sat, September 21, 2019 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour 53 Yonge St.
Description:

OSKAR (Off Site Kingston Area Recycler), the City's mobile diversion trailer, helps keep recyclables and compostables out of the landfill. Book OSKAR to come to your community events to recycle items like, plastic, metal and glass food and beverage containers, paper products, cardboard and compost organic materials like food waste, napkins and paper plates.

Learn more about how to book OSKAR.

Start Date:
Mon, September 23, 2019 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
945 Princess Street, Innovation Park, Front Boardroom
Description:
Enjoy a free public skate on the new Desjardins Agents ice pad at the INVISTA Centre. Join the City of Kingston and Desjardins Insurance as they cut the ribbon to celebrate the a new naming rights agreement. Following the ribbon cutting, residents can watch an ice dancing demonstration, go for a skate and enjoy and light refreshments. All public skating rules apply during the event.
Start Date:
Mon, September 23, 2019 3:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
INVISTA Centre 1350 Gardiners Road Desjardins Agents ice pad
Description:

Enjoy a free public skate on the new Desjardins Agents ice pad at the INVISTA Centre. Join the City of Kingston and Desjardins Insurance as they cut the ribbon to celebrate the a new naming rights agreement. Following the ribbon cutting, residents can watch an ice dancing demonstration, go for a skate and enjoy and light refreshments.

All public skating rules apply during the event.

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, September 23, 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 .

Help us change waste collection: How will we divert 65% of household waste? New waste diversion strategies will affect anyone who puts out waste in Kingston. Offer input on what’s being considered at one of these open houses: West: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 – INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd. Enjoy a FREE skate from 5:30-6:30 p.m.! East: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 – École Sir John A. Macdonald School, 529 St. Martha St. Central: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 – John Deutsch University Centre, 99 University Ave. North: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 – Rideau Heights Community Centre, 85 MacCauley St. www.CityofKingston.ca/WasteStrategies
Start Date:
Tue, September 24, 2019 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
École Sir John A. Macdonald School, 529 St. Martha St.
Description:

Help us change waste collection: How will we divert 65% of household waste?

New waste diversion strategies will affect anyone who puts out waste in Kingston. Offer input on what’s being considered at one of these open houses:

  • West: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 – INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd. Enjoy a FREE skate from 5:30-6:30 p.m.!
  • East: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 – École Sir John A. Macdonald School, 529 St. Martha St.
  • Central: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 – John Deutsch University Centre, 99 University Ave.
  • North: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 – Rideau Heights Community Centre, 85 MacCauley St.

www.CityofKingston.ca/WasteStrategies

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, September 24, 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

The Franco-Ontarian flag will be raised in Confederation Park at 9:30 a.m. in celebration of Journée des Franco-Ontariens et des Franco-Ontariennes - Franco-Ontarian Day
Start Date:
Wed, September 25, 2019 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Confederation Park
Description:

The Franco-Ontarian flag will be raised in Confederation Park at 9:30 a.m. in celebration of Journée des Franco-Ontariens et des Franco-Ontariennes - Franco-Ontarian Day

 
Start Date:
Wed, September 25, 2019 5:15 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston Access Services - 751 Dalton Avenue
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, September 25, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
CRCA Administration Office Boardroom - 1641 Perth Road
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, September 25, 2019 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Boardroom - KFL&A Public Health (221 Portsmouth Avenue)
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, September 25, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Description:
Attend and ask questions of the project team as well as submit comments to the Detailed Impact Assessment. Learn more about the project.
Start Date:
Wed, September 25, 2019 2:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
LaSalle Secondary School at 773 Highway 15
Description:

Attend and ask questions of the project team as well as submit comments to the Detailed Impact Assessment.

Learn more about the project.

City Hall will be lit up in green and white for Franco-Ontarian Day. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Wed, September 25, 2019 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall
Description:

City Hall will be lit up in green and white for Franco-Ontarian Day.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

Attend and ask questions of the project team as well as submit comments to the Detailed Impact Assessment. Learn more about the project.
Start Date:
Thu, September 26, 2019 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
L.C.V.I - 153 Van Order Drive
Description:

Attend and ask questions of the project team as well as submit comments to the Detailed Impact Assessment.

Learn more about the project.

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up in red and white for British National Home Child Day. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Sat, September 28, 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 and white for British National Home Child Day.

 Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

Start Date:
Mon, September 30, 2019 12:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation Boardroom - 119 Van Order Drive
Description:
City staff will make a brief presentation on a proposed red light camera program in Kingston. This will be followed by a facilitated Q&A when residents can ask staff their questions about the cameras and the program.
Start Date:
Mon, September 30, 2019 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Memorial Hall in City Hall 216 Ontario St.
Description:

City staff will make a brief presentation on a proposed red light camera program in Kingston. This will be followed by a facilitated Q&A when residents can ask staff their questions about the cameras and the program.

City staff will make a brief presentation on a proposed red light camera program in Kingston. This will be followed by a facilitated Q&A when residents can ask staff their questions about the cameras and the program.
Start Date:
Mon, September 30, 2019 7:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Memorial Hall in City Hall 216 Ontario St.
Description:

City staff will make a brief presentation on a proposed red light camera program in Kingston. This will be followed by a facilitated Q&A when residents can ask staff their questions about the cameras and the program.

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, September 30, 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 .

Help us change waste collection: How will we divert 65% of household waste? New waste diversion strategies will affect anyone who puts out waste in Kingston. Offer input on what’s being considered: West: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 – INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd. Enjoy a FREE skate from 5:30-6:30 p.m.! East: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 – École Sir John A. Macdonald School, 529 St. Martha St. Central: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 – John Deutsch University Centre, 99 University Ave. North: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 – Rideau Heights Community Centre, 85 MacCauley St. www.CityofKingston.ca/WasteStrategies
Start Date:
Tue, October 01, 2019 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
John Deutsch University Centre, 99 University Ave. (Queen's University campus).
Description:

Help us change waste collection: How will we divert 65% of household waste?

New waste diversion strategies will affect anyone who puts out waste in Kingston. Offer input on what’s being considered:

  • West: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 – INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd. Enjoy a FREE skate from 5:30-6:30 p.m.!
  • East: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 – École Sir John A. Macdonald School, 529 St. Martha St.
  • Central: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 – John Deutsch University Centre, 99 University Ave.
  • North: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 – Rideau Heights Community Centre, 85 MacCauley St.

www.CityofKingston.ca/WasteStrategies

Start Date:
Tue, October 01, 2019 7:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up for Islamic History Month. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Tue, October 01, 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 for Islamic History Month.

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 01, 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

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up in orange for Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday and the International Day of Non-Violence Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Wed, October 02, 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 orange for Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday and the International Day of Non-Violence

 Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

Are you a senior with a lifetime of memories you'd like to share? You know you've got a story inside of you -- perhaps a memoir or a multi-generation family history. Knowing how to go about telling your story is another matter. Should you put it in writing or record your voice, and do you rely on your memory or fact-check everything? It can be hard to know where to start. If this describes your situation, then this hands-on workshop series by award-winning author Jean Rae Baxter may be for you. Starting on Thursday, October 3, at 2 p.m., Jean will meet with a small group of seniors for two hours each week and show how to create a narrative people will want to read. You'll learn how to organize your writing project and how to write about your life experiences. The tools of fiction will help you make anything -- a special person, place or thing -- memorable. Be warned, though! You'll learn by writing, and you should expect two to three hours of homework each week. By the end of the fifth week (on Thursday, October 31), you'll have a story to share with family and friends, and to pass on to the next generation. This workshop series, to be held at the North Frontenac Telephone Company at 1019 Windwood Drive in Sharbot Lake, is open to all seniors, free of charge. Since seating is limited, please register in advance, making sure that you'll be able to attend all five sessions. Registration opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 21, and you can register online at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/ or by phoning any KFPL branch. You will be asked for your Kingston Frontenac Public Library card number when you register. Please check the requirements for membership first at http://url.ie/1261o/ or by phoning (613) 549-8888 to speak with a staff member. Memberships are free to all residents and taxpayers of Frontenac County or the City of Kingston, but non-residents will need to take out a subscription (minimum membership is $13 for three months). If you are ready to start telling your story, then please consider registering for this wonderful opportunity to kick-start your writing project! Note: This is a repeat offering of the workshops held at the Sydenham, Isabel Turner and Calvin Park branches in 2018. For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Thu, October 03, 2019 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sharbot Lake Branch 1037 Robert St., Sharbot Lake Kingston Frontenac Public Library
Description:

Are you a senior with a lifetime of memories you'd like to share?  You know you've got a story inside of you -- perhaps a memoir or a multi-generation family history.  Knowing how to go about telling your story is another matter.  Should you put it in writing or record your voice, and do you rely on your memory or fact-check everything?  It can be hard to know where to start.  If this describes your situation, then this hands-on workshop series by award-winning author Jean Rae Baxter may be for you.

Starting on Thursday, October 3, at 2 p.m., Jean will meet with a small group of seniors for two hours each week and show how to create a narrative people will want to read.  You'll learn how to organize your writing project and how to write about your life experiences.  The tools of fiction will help you make anything -- a special person, place or thing -- memorable.  Be warned, though!  You'll learn by writing, and you should expect two to three hours of homework each week.  By the end of the fifth week (on Thursday, October 31), you'll have a story to share with family and friends, and to pass on to the next generation.

This workshop series, to be held at the North Frontenac Telephone Company at 1019 Windwood Drive in Sharbot Lake, is open to all seniors, free of charge.  Since seating is limited, please register in advance, making sure that you'll be able to attend all five sessions.  Registration opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 21, and you can register online at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/ or by phoning any KFPL branch.  You will be asked for your Kingston Frontenac Public Library card number when you register.  Please check the requirements for membership first at http://url.ie/1261o/ or by phoning (613) 549-8888 to speak with a staff member.  Memberships are free to all residents and taxpayers of Frontenac County or the City of Kingston, but non-residents will need to take out a subscription (minimum membership is $13 for three months).

If you are ready to start telling your story, then please consider registering for this wonderful opportunity to kick-start your writing project!

Note: This is a repeat offering of the workshops held at the Sydenham, Isabel Turner and Calvin Park branches in 2018.


  For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .

Start Date:
Thu, October 03, 2019 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Press Lounge - Portsmouth Olympic Harbour (53 Yonge Street)
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, October 03, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up yellow and white for Wrongful Conviction Day. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Thu, October 03, 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 yellow and white for Wrongful Conviction Day.

 

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

What does your Smart Kingston look like? The City is bringing together community members to brain-storm innovative ideas that leverage technology to improve our community. This is a great opportunity to meet Kingston’s innovators and work together to develop people-focused, secure, green and culture-enriching solutions. This free event will feature a catered breakfast and lunch, with a speaker series in the morning and breakout sessions in the afternoon. Learn more and register on Eventbrite.
Start Date:
Fri, October 04, 2019 8:30 AM
Duration:
8 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
St. Lawrence College
Description:

What does your Smart Kingston look like?

The City is bringing together community members to brain-storm innovative ideas that leverage technology to improve our community.

This is a great opportunity to meet Kingston’s innovators and work together to develop people-focused, secure, green and culture-enriching solutions. This free event will feature a catered breakfast and lunch, with a speaker series in the morning and breakout sessions in the afternoon. Learn more and register on Eventbrite.

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up blue and green for HPV Prevention Week. Find out more about lighting up City Hall
Start Date:
Fri, October 04, 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 blue and green for HPV Prevention Week.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up in blue for TNNME (Trigeminal Neuralgia and Me). Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Mon, October 07, 2019 12:00 AM
Duration:
24 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Description:

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up in blue for TNNME (Trigeminal Neuralgia and Me).

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

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 07, 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 08, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 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 08, 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

Help us change waste collection. How will we divert 65% of household waste? New waste diversion strategies will affect anyone who puts out waste in Kingston. Offer input on what’s being considered: West: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 – INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd. Enjoy a FREE skate from 5:30-6:30 p.m.! East: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 – École Sir John A. Macdonald School, 529 St. Martha St. Central: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 – John Deutsch University Centre, 99 University Ave. North: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 – Rideau Heights Community Centre, 85 MacCauley St. www.CityofKingston.ca/WasteStrategies
Start Date:
Wed, October 09, 2019 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Rideau Heights Community Centre, 85 MacCauley St.
Description:

Help us change waste collection.

How will we divert 65% of household waste?

New waste diversion strategies will affect anyone who puts out waste in Kingston. Offer input on what’s being considered:

  • West: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 – INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd. Enjoy a FREE skate from 5:30-6:30 p.m.!
  • East: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 – École Sir John A. Macdonald School, 529 St. Martha St.
  • Central: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 – John Deutsch University Centre, 99 University Ave.
  • North: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 – Rideau Heights Community Centre, 85 MacCauley St.

www.CityofKingston.ca/WasteStrategies

Start Date:
Wed, October 09, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
City Hall - Councillors' Lounge
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, October 10, 2019 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description: