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KFPL presents Exploring Gender Diversity: A Discussion with Lee Airton

Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is holding an event to further understanding of gender diversity. In a virtual event, Dr. Lee Airton will discuss their work in supporting gender diversity, how gender diversity has influenced social and educational environments, and how gender diverse populations can approach obstacles with confidence and

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KFPL Live Series – Eye in the Sky: The Hubble Space Telescope

The next event in the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) Live speaker series will feature the Hubble Space Telescope. Part of Science Literacy Week programming. Presenter Frank Hitchens returns to KFPL for the fourth time, to share a look at the past and future of one of the most amazing

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KFPL’s Climate Feelings Circle will address emotional responses to climate crisis

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) has partnered with the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation office of the Sisters of Providence to offer the Kingston Climate Feelings Circle. According to a release from KFPL, the Circle will be a space to connect with other community members experiencing heavy and

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What’s open and closed Labour Day 2021

Observed in Canada since the 1880s, Labour Day was officially declared a national holiday by Prime Minister John Thompson in 1894. Celebrated by unionized and non-unionized workers alike, the day used to include parades, picnics, and family outings to mark the last weekend before the beginning of the school year

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Local Indigenous archives and language revitalization underway at KFPL

An initiative to create and digitize an archive of local Indigenous history is in full steam at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL). Danycka Pereault, an Indigenous woman from the Kingston area, has recently joined the team responsible for the work, thanks to a grant from Young Canada Works going

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Ruthy’s Reading Room builds a culture of acceptance one book at a time

Michelle McDonald wants kids to love to read and to recognize themselves in the stories, so she created ‘Ruthy’s Reading Room.’ The weekly YouTube channel shares McDonald’s love of reading and celebrates Black authors from across North America. The idea for Ruthy’s Reading Room came to McDonald about four years

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KFPL, Alzheimer Society offer Reminiscing Kits to support those living with dementia

Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) and the Alzheimer Society Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington have teamed up to provide Reminiscing Kits for people living with dementia and their caregivers. Reminiscing with loved ones is a time-honoured way to connect. For people living with dementia, and their caregivers, reminiscing takes on

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KFPL series Meet Our Makers highlights people of Frontenac County

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KPFL) has partnered with Frontenac Business Services and Suzy Lamont Photography to create a series of short films highlighting one amazing feature of Frontenac County: its people. According to a release from the library, there are many advantages to living, working, and playing in a

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KFPL’s Reading Buddies program now includes seniors

The popular Readuing Buddies program, available through the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL), is expanding to serve more people in our communities. Previously, teen volunteers nurtured kids’ literacy skills through in-person, one-on-one reading support and literacy activities. Since the program moved online last year for health and safety, the library

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What’s open and closed for Canada Day 2021

We hope that everyone enjoys a safe Canada Day holiday. While not technically a long weekend, many City offices and services will be closed both Thursday and Friday. Love Kingston Marketplace has some events occuring on Canada Day. If you choose to attend, remember to follow public health guidelines, including

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KFPL Live presents Financial Literacy for Women series

Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is hosting a series on financial literacy for women as part of their KFPL Live online programming. The four talks will be held on Tuesdays through the rest of 2021. “Giving women insight into financial literacy helps ensure a secure financial future for women and

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KFPL hosts Haudenosaunee author Alicia Elliott to speak about her memoir

As we approach National Indigenous Peoples Day and Canada Day, Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is hosting an author talk with Haudenosaunee author Alicia Elliott. She will speak about subjects explored in her memoir A Mind Spread Out On The Ground, which analyses her upbringing amidst institutional oppression. “Understanding lived

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