When our resident librarian unveiled a few, little known facts regarding KFPL, the revelations ranged from the availability of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks, to Book Club Cards, as well as a full fledged movie section. Who would have thunk it? Cait’s post attracted some great comments as well as praise for our local library system. […]
Kingston is a city of letters. As a friend of mine said the other day, you can’t spit in this town without hitting a poet. Whether you’re a fan of hocking literary loogies or not, there’s no better time than now to get your fill of your favourite authors: the annual Kingston WritersFest kicks off […]
In this age of economic instability and general insecurity, it’s not unusual to hear of grown kids moving back in with their parents. The boomerang generation gets a lot of press these days (not to mention the fact that it has its own official definition on Urban Dictionary, a strange but true sign of cultural relevance), […]
This week we learned that Kingston will not host the 2011 Memorial Cup, and that the city is making a bid to host the 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. We also got a sneak peak at our first Mayoral candidate, Greg Soucie, who describes himself as “a pot-smoking veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder who hates […]
Here’s the thing about the library: we don’t really shush people anymore. Also, we like to believe that everyone knows how awesome we are, but the other night when I mentioned KFPL’s amazing downloadable media collection to a friend and they were all “WHAAAA” and I was all “WHAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW?” I realized that […]
Mouthy provides a forum for guests to dabble in engaging storytelling by featuring a different theme each month. On Tuesday night, the group met at The Artel to share compelling tales with a Kingston flavour.
Since Writer’s Fest is now under way, it’s fitting that the Calvin Park Public Library is having its grand re-opening today. The $5.3 million 10,000 sq/ft facility was designed to meet silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, and will comply with Ontario’s accessibility regulations. Thus far I’ve only seen the exterior of […]
Literati, mark your calendars: Kingston Writersfest is coming soon. This year’s festival is poised to be bigger and more star-studded than ever. Being a Kingston newbie, I’ve never attended the ‘fest before, so I have nothing to compare it to, but it still seems impressive to me, which is definitely a good sign. Festival passes […]