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Learn more about your family tree with KFPL

Are you interested in researching your family tree? The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is offering sessions to help you learn how to delve into the past and research your own history. “Family tree research has been a popular hobby for many decades, but it has become even more popular

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KFPL announces retirement of Chief Librarian and CEO

After seven years as Chief Librarian and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL), Patricia Enright is retiring. Enright has spent the last 31 years working in public libraries throughout Ontario, and her career with KFPL spanned 15 of those years. Enright joined the KFPL team,

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Over 2,000 Kingstonians attend grand reopening of Library Central Branch

The long awaited grand reopening of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library’s Central Branch happened on Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019. I took my daughters and got lost amongst the sea of people pouring into the building when it opened at 11 a.m. After a welcome from Monica Stewart and Natalie Nossal,

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#ygkChallenge: Read a Book Written by a Local Author

The #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something

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Kingston Public Library, Bagot and Brock Branch

Stephen Miles, former publisher of the Kingston Gazette, started book lending in Kingston when he formed the Kingston Social Library out of his office in 1812. From there the operation was absorbed into the Kingston Mechanics Institute in 1834 as a private lending library where members could borrow books for

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Kingston Harbour, 1920s

What’s your vision for Kingston? This 1920s aerial view of Kingston harbour showing the LaSalle Causeway, in the background, and the looming Montreal Transportation Company elevator in the foreground, illustrates the changing landscape of this city. The role of industry in Kingston and its physical impact on the waterfront has

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Kingston Honours WWI Centenary with Installation Project

Between 1914 and 1918, more than 22 million soldiers were wounded and some nine million were killed. An estimated 7 million civilians were also killed. For a relatively nascent Canada, it turned out to be the deadliest war ever fought: close to 61,000 Canadians never came home again. The World

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Guide to ArtIgnite 2013

Friday, January 25th marks the beginning of 2013’s ArtIgnite. This wonderful arts festival is a collaboration of efforts between Queen’s University, St. Lawrence College, Downtown Kingston and The City of Kingston as well as numerous galleries and independent artists and musicians. The festival was conceived in 2009 and has grown

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Best of 2012: Kingston Arts Council’s 11th Annual Juried Art Salon

I don’t believe that either artist Maggie Sutherland or the jury responsible for curating the Kingston Arts Council’s 11th Annual Art Salon foresaw the magnitude of attention a nude portrait of Prime Minister Stephen Harper would generate. The painting, Emperor Haute Couture, attracted international media coverage, a Human rights complaint

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The Year That Was

With less than two weeks remaining until the arrival of 2013, it’s time for our annual review of the headlines and news stories that shaped the past year for Kingstonians. Last December, a majority of our readers voted that the Shafia Family murder trial was the top story of 2011,

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Hall Monitor: Time Sensitive

Last night, our city council met off-site again, for the second meeting of the two… uh, make that five… of our meetings on the road and met in the Kingston Room at the Vimy Officer’s Mess at CFB Kingston. We had no Councillor George for this meeting due to a

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Guide to Culture Days 2012

Culture Days is a collaborative coast-to-coast-to-coast volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Thousands of activity organizers and artists volunteer their time and talent to present and coordinate free public activities that take place throughout the

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