Six Questions for Iain Reid

02nov_iainreid

The first time I met Iain was through friends at a John K. Samson show right here in Kingston. It was a cold February night and the Grad Club was buzzing with restless energy and anticipation; all of its dimly lit, meandering rooms were full of overeducated twentysomethings sipping drinks, keen on a cheap night […]

Six Questions for Y.S. Lee

02feb_yslee

Kingston author Y.S. Lee writes the impeccably researched, incredibly engaging Agency series, teen novels about a top-secret Victorian boarding school where young girls are trained to be the next generation of female investigators and spies.  It’s a fantastic premise, like Harriet the Spy meeting Sherlock Holmes in a dark alley. Lee’s understanding of her young […]

Top 10 of 2010: Libraries Are For Lovers (Of Books)

23dec_bestof2010

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.  […]

Writer, reader, broccoli eater.

22sep_writersfest

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 […]

Six Questions for Iain Reid

21sep_iainreid

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), […]

Summer Reading, Kingston style.

27jul_summerread

Ah, Summer Reading Club. I don’t know about you, but those words conjure up some intense childhood memories. Walking to the library in the hot sun was one of my favourite vacation activities as a kid.  The stickers, the prizes, the book reports…okay, maybe I was the only one who enjoyed the book reports. Regardless of whether […]

Libraries Are For Lovers (Of Books)

18mar_booklover

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 […]

Friday Foto

25seep_calvinpark

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 […]