KINGSTON NEWS

Kingston Transit offers free transit this Saturday

Kingston Transit will offer free transit this Saturday, Nov. 16 in celebration of the 16th annual Nighttime Santa Parade.

Leaf collection begins week of November 4

The City will begin collecting leaves the week of Nov. 4. Have leaves ready for collection at curbside by 8 a.m. on the Monday of your leaf collection week.

City begins its annual tree-planting season

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

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EVENTS CALENDAR

Start Date:
Tue, November 12, 2019 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber at City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, November 13, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
City Hall - Councillors' Lounge
Description:
Beginning at 6 p.m. residents will be able to offer in-person feedback on how the Kingston Solar LP Community Benefit Fund can be used.
Start Date:
Wed, November 13, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Meeting Location: Glenburnie Fire Station
Description:

Beginning at 6 p.m. residents will be able to offer in-person feedback on how the Kingston Solar LP Community Benefit Fund can be used.

The City wants to hear how you would spend the Kingston Solar LP Community Benefit Fund. Designed to help improve natural and recreational areas, this fund is part of an agreement with Kingston Solar LP (Samsung), which is contributing $1,250 per megawatt of power produced by their solar project to the City. Projects that meet the fund’s criteria for consideration include: Planting trees in the public right-of-way and on private properties in the area of the Kingston Solar LP (Samsung) properties. Park improvements in the rural area of Kingston. Acquisition of parkland/natural lands in the rural area of Kingston. Share your ideas with us at the Rural Advisory Committee meeting.
Start Date:
Wed, November 13, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
1485 Unity Rd, Kingston, ON K0H 1S0, Canada
Description:

The City wants to hear how you would spend the Kingston Solar LP Community Benefit Fund. Designed to help improve natural and recreational areas, this fund is part of an agreement with Kingston Solar LP (Samsung), which is contributing $1,250 per megawatt of power produced by their solar project to the City. 

Projects that meet the fund’s criteria for consideration include:

  • Planting trees in the public right-of-way and on private properties in the area of the Kingston Solar LP (Samsung) properties.
  • Park improvements in the rural area of Kingston.
  • Acquisition of parkland/natural lands in the rural area of Kingston.

Share your ideas with us at the Rural Advisory Committee meeting.

Start Date:
Thu, November 14, 2019 9:30 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Stationview Room, City Hall
Description:
City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up purple for World Prematurity Day. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Sun, November 17, 2019 5:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up purple for World Prematurity Day.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

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 18, 2019 2:00 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.

November is Make a Will Month. Have you been putting off writing your will? Are you considering drawing up a Power of Attorney — for yourself or for a parent? Does the thought of estate planning make you anxious? Then plan to attend one of our free KFPL Live talks offered with the help of the Ontario Bar Association. Local estate lawyers will explain why advance planning is so advisable and what common pitfalls to avoid when preparing your will. Power of attorney issues and the roles and responsibilities of executors and attorneys for property and personal care will be discussed. You will be able to ask questions, but no legal advice will be provided. We will be offering this talk three times: at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 18, at the Isabel Turner branch at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, at the Sydenham branch at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 28 at the Calvin Park branch As all three presentations will be the same, please plan to attend just one. Each is free to adults, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance online at calendar.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 2.
Start Date:
Mon, November 18, 2019 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

November is Make a Will Month.  Have you been putting off writing your will?  Are you considering drawing up a Power of Attorney — for yourself or for a parent?  Does the thought of estate planning make you anxious?  Then plan to attend one of our free KFPL Live talks offered with the help of the Ontario Bar Association.

Local estate lawyers will explain why advance planning is so advisable and what common pitfalls to avoid when preparing your will.  Power of attorney issues and the roles and responsibilities of executors and attorneys for property and personal care will be discussed.  You will be able to ask questions, but no legal advice will be provided.

We will be offering this talk three times:

  • at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 18, at the  Isabel Turner branch
  • at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, at the Sydenham branch
  • at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 28 at the Calvin Park branch

As all three presentations will be the same, please plan to attend just one.  Each is free to adults, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance online at calendar.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 2. 

         

 

Start Date:
Mon, November 18, 2019 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Second Floor Board Room, 1211 John Counter Boulevard
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, November 18, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
City Hall - Stationview Room
Description:
After a successful launch in September and October, Grownup Storytime returns to the Sydenham branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library for another six weeks. This time the sessions will be held by the fireplace from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Many adults enjoy audiobooks, but there's something special about listening to someone read to you in person. It lets you enjoy not just a story but the company you're in. And hearing stories read aloud can even be good for you! Meghan Cox Gurdon (children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal) writes of the physiological benefits 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." 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. Feel free to bring your lunch — or perhaps your knitting. If the group feels like staying to talk about what they've heard, there'll be time for that as well. The first session of this new round will feature selections related to Remembrance Day. Grownup Storytime will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sydenham branch, from November 11 through December 16. 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!
Start Date:
Mon, November 18, 2019 12:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sydenham Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 4412 Wheatley St.
Description:

After a successful launch in September and October, Grownup Storytime returns to the Sydenham branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library for another six weeks.  This time the sessions will be held by the fireplace from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Many adults enjoy audiobooks, but there's something special about listening to someone read to you in person.  It lets you enjoy not just a story but the company you're in.  And hearing stories read aloud can even be good for you!  Meghan Cox Gurdon (children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal) writes of the physiological benefits 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."

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.  Feel free to bring your lunch — or perhaps your knitting.  If the group feels like staying to talk about what they've heard, there'll be time for that as well.  The first session of this new round will feature selections related to Remembrance Day.

Grownup Storytime will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sydenham branch, from November 11 through December 16.  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! 

Start Date:
Tue, November 19, 2019 7:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Kingston Frontenac Public Library is delighted to announce the latest Telling Your Story Showcase: Writings from the Seniors' Writing Workshop. Readings will be given by participants from the five-week memoir-writing workshop led by award-winning author Jean Rae Baxter this October in Sharbot Lake. Having honed their stories during that process, these writers will now be sharing excerpts from the memoirs and family histories they created during the workshops. "It's impressive what a wide range of stories these seniors have to share," says Programming and Outreach Librarian Anne Hall. "Each one is a powerful episode from a life well lived. I think they'll be of interest to everyone, not just to friends and family of the participants." This event will take place in St Andrew’s Anglican Church hall, at 1028 Elizabeth Street in Sharbot Lake, on Tuesday, November 19, at 2 p.m. Admission is free to all adults on a first-come, first-served basis — no registration is required. For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Tue, November 19, 2019 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sharbot Lake Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 1028 Elizabeth St. Sharbot Lake, ON
Description:

Kingston Frontenac Public Library is delighted to announce the latest Telling Your Story Showcase: Writings from the Seniors' Writing Workshop.  Readings will be given by participants from the five-week memoir-writing workshop led by award-winning author Jean Rae Baxter this October in Sharbot Lake.  Having honed their stories during that process, these writers will now be sharing excerpts from the memoirs and family histories they created during the workshops.

"It's impressive what a wide range of stories these seniors have to share," says Programming and Outreach Librarian Anne Hall.  "Each one is a powerful episode from a life well lived.  I think they'll be of interest to everyone, not just to friends and family of the participants."

This event will take place in St Andrew’s Anglican Church hall, at 1028 Elizabeth Street in Sharbot Lake, on Tuesday, November 19, at 2 p.m.  Admission is free to all adults on a first-come, first-served basis — no registration is required.

 

                              For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .

Start Date:
Wed, November 20, 2019 9:30 AM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, November 20, 2019 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Meeting Room #1, Central Branch
Description:
Rural Kingston residents face unique challenges when it comes to flooding near their homes, businesses and farms. Learn what to do before, during and after a flood. Learn more: www.CityofKingston.ca/FloodReady
Start Date:
Wed, November 20, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority, 1641 Perth Road, Glenburnie
Description:

Rural Kingston residents face unique challenges when it comes to flooding near their homes, businesses and farms.

Learn what to do before, during and after a flood. Learn more: www.CityofKingston.ca/FloodReady

Join us to learn more about the Mid-point Update on the City of Kingston and County of Frontenac’s 10-year Housing & Homelessness Plan, originally completed in 2014. The City of Kingston Housing and Social Services team will be on hand to discuss the Mid-point Update and the housing challenges we are facing county-wide.
Start Date:
Wed, November 20, 2019 3:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Rideau Heights Community Centre 85 MacCauley St.
Description:

Join us to learn more about the Mid-point Update on the City of Kingston and County of Frontenac’s 10-year Housing & Homelessness Plan, originally completed in 2014.

The City of Kingston Housing and Social Services team will be on hand to discuss the Mid-point Update and the housing  challenges we are facing county-wide.

 

Join us to learn more about the Mid-point Update on the City of Kingston and County of Frontenac’s 10-year Housing & Homelessness Plan, originally completed in 2014. The City of Kingston Housing and Social Services team will be on hand to discuss the Mid-point Update and the housing challenges we are facing county-wide.
Start Date:
Wed, November 20, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Rideau Heights Community Centre 85 MacCauley St.
Description:

Join us to learn more about the Mid-point Update on the City of Kingston and County of Frontenac’s 10-year Housing & Homelessness Plan, originally completed in 2014.

The City of Kingston Housing and Social Services team will be on hand to discuss the Mid-point Update and the housing  challenges we are facing county-wide.

Start Date:
Thu, November 21, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, November 21, 2019 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Boardroom - Kingston Police Headquarters (705 Division Street)
Description:
For four days in October 1932, during the height of the Great Depression, prisoners at Kingston Penitentiary revolted, protesting conditions in the prison until the guards and militia regained control. The shock of this event led to public calls for prison reform, changes within the prison system, and eventually the 1938 Royal Commission on the Penal System of Canada. The history of the riot, however, has usually been told using only government reports and newspapers, or relegated to a small part in the biographies of famous individuals. Using previously untapped archival materials - including interviews, letters and manifestos - this talk will focus on what the prisoners themselves thought about their incarceration and the causes of the riot. By exploring the complaints, criticisms, fears, hopes, dreams, and frustrations of the imprisoned, the talk will restore their demands and goals to a central place in understanding this watershed event in Canadian history.
Start Date:
Thu, November 21, 2019 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.
Description:

For four days in October 1932, during the height of the Great Depression, prisoners at Kingston Penitentiary revolted, protesting conditions in the prison until the guards and militia regained control. The shock of this event led to public calls for prison reform, changes within the prison system, and eventually the 1938 Royal Commission on the Penal System of Canada.

The history of the riot, however, has usually been told using only government reports and newspapers, or relegated to a small part in the biographies of famous individuals. Using previously untapped archival materials - including interviews, letters and manifestos - this talk will focus on what the prisoners themselves thought about their incarceration and the causes of the riot. By exploring the complaints, criticisms, fears, hopes, dreams, and frustrations of the imprisoned, the talk will restore their demands and goals to a central place in understanding this watershed event in Canadian history.

Drop in to an Open House for Density by Design to learn more about Kingston’s Tall and Mid-Rise Building policy development. Come find out how – and why – the City is developing this policy aimed at making it easier to build density in Kingston in locations that support Council’s climate change strategic priorities. This is an opportunity to speak with planning staff to learn more and provide input about the Issues & Options Paper, including where options are presented which is the preferred option. The input received will be included in the staff recommendation to Council. Presentation to be made to planning committee You are also welcome to attend a presentation on the Paper at the Planning Committee meeting that begins at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. The meeting will offer opportunities for you to offer comments. Kids activity bags will be available for children attending.
Start Date:
Thu, November 21, 2019 3:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.
Description:

Drop in to an Open House for Density by Design to learn more about Kingston’s Tall and Mid-Rise Building policy development. Come find out how – and why – the City is developing this policy aimed at making it easier to build density in Kingston in locations that support Council’s climate change strategic priorities.

This is an opportunity to speak with planning staff to learn more and provide input about the Issues & Options Paper, including where options are presented which is the preferred option.

The input received will be included in the staff recommendation to Council.

Presentation to be made to planning committee

You are also welcome to attend a presentation on the Paper at the Planning Committee meeting that begins at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. The meeting will offer opportunities for you to offer comments.

Kids activity bags will be available for children attending.

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up in purple for World Pancreatic Cancer Day. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Thu, November 21, 2019 5:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up in purple for World Pancreatic Cancer Day.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

November is Make a Will Month. Have you been putting off writing your will? Are you considering drawing up a Power of Attorney — for yourself or for a parent? Does the thought of estate planning make you anxious? Then plan to attend one of our free KFPL Live talks offered with the help of the Ontario Bar Association. Local estate lawyers will explain why advance planning is so advisable and what common pitfalls to avoid when preparing your will. Power of attorney issues and the roles and responsibilities of executors and attorneys for property and personal care will be discussed. You will be able to ask questions, but no legal advice will be provided. We will be offering this talk three times: at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 18, at the Isabel Turner branch at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, at the Sydenham branch at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 28 at the Calvin Park branch As all three presentations will be the same, please plan to attend just one. Each is free to adults, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance online at calendar.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 2.
Start Date:
Sat, November 23, 2019 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sydenham Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 4412 Wheatley St. Sydenham, Ontario
Description:

November is Make a Will Month.  Have you been putting off writing your will?  Are you considering drawing up a Power of Attorney — for yourself or for a parent?  Does the thought of estate planning make you anxious?  Then plan to attend one of our free KFPL Live talks offered with the help of the Ontario Bar Association.

Local estate lawyers will explain why advance planning is so advisable and what common pitfalls to avoid when preparing your will.  Power of attorney issues and the roles and responsibilities of executors and attorneys for property and personal care will be discussed.  You will be able to ask questions, but no legal advice will be provided.

We will be offering this talk three times:

  • at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 18, at the  Isabel Turner branch
  • at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, at the Sydenham branch
  • at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 28 at the Calvin Park branch

As all three presentations will be the same, please plan to attend just one.  Each is free to adults, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance online at calendar.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 2. 

         
 

November is Make a Will Month. Have you been putting off writing your will? Are you considering drawing up a Power of Attorney — for yourself or for a parent? Does the thought of estate planning make you anxious? Then plan to attend one of our free KFPL Live talks offered with the help of the Ontario Bar Association. Local estate lawyers will explain why advance planning is so advisable and what common pitfalls to avoid when preparing your will. Power of attorney issues and the roles and responsibilities of executors and attorneys for property and personal care will be discussed. You will be able to ask questions, but no legal advice will be provided. We will be offering this talk three times: at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 18, at the Isabel Turner branch at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, at the Sydenham branch at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 28 at the Calvin Park branch As all three presentations will be the same, please plan to attend just one. Each is free to adults, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance online at calendar.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 2.
Start Date:
Sat, November 23, 2019 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Calvin Park Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 88 Wright Cres.
Description:

November is Make a Will Month.  Have you been putting off writing your will?  Are you considering drawing up a Power of Attorney — for yourself or for a parent?  Does the thought of estate planning make you anxious?  Then plan to attend one of our free KFPL Live talks offered with the help of the Ontario Bar Association.

Local estate lawyers will explain why advance planning is so advisable and what common pitfalls to avoid when preparing your will.  Power of attorney issues and the roles and responsibilities of executors and attorneys for property and personal care will be discussed.  You will be able to ask questions, but no legal advice will be provided.

We will be offering this talk three times:

  • at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 18, at the  Isabel Turner branch
  • at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, at the Sydenham branch
  • at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 28 at the Calvin Park branch

As all three presentations will be the same, please plan to attend just one.  Each is free to adults, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance online at calendar.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 2.

Start Date:
Mon, November 25, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
5 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, November 25, 2019 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
945 Princess Street, Innovation Park, Front Boardroom
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, November 25, 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, November 25, 2019 2:00 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.

After a successful launch in September and October, Grownup Storytime returns to the Sydenham branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library for another six weeks. This time the sessions will be held by the fireplace from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Many adults enjoy audiobooks, but there's something special about listening to someone read to you in person. It lets you enjoy not just a story but the company you're in. And hearing stories read aloud can even be good for you! Meghan Cox Gurdon (children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal) writes of the physiological benefits 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." 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. Feel free to bring your lunch — or perhaps your knitting. If the group feels like staying to talk about what they've heard, there'll be time for that as well. The first session of this new round will feature selections related to Remembrance Day. Grownup Storytime will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sydenham branch, from November 11 through December 16. 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!
Start Date:
Mon, November 25, 2019 12:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sydenham Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 4412 Wheatley St.
Description:

After a successful launch in September and October, Grownup Storytime returns to the Sydenham branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library for another six weeks.  This time the sessions will be held by the fireplace from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Many adults enjoy audiobooks, but there's something special about listening to someone read to you in person.  It lets you enjoy not just a story but the company you're in.  And hearing stories read aloud can even be good for you!  Meghan Cox Gurdon (children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal) writes of the physiological benefits 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."

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.  Feel free to bring your lunch — or perhaps your knitting.  If the group feels like staying to talk about what they've heard, there'll be time for that as well.  The first session of this new round will feature selections related to Remembrance Day.

Grownup Storytime will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sydenham branch, from November 11 through December 16.  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! 

Start Date:
Tue, November 26, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
5 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
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Start Date:
Wed, November 27, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
5 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
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Start Date:
Wed, November 27, 2019 5:15 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston Access Services - 751 Dalton Avenue
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Start Date:
Wed, November 27, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
CRCA Administration Office Boardroom - 1641 Perth Road
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Start Date:
Wed, November 27, 2019 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Boardroom - KFL&A Public Health (221 Portsmouth Avenue)
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