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King Con returns in virtual format for 2021

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL), along with Minotaur Games and Gift and Kingston Nexus are excited to announce the return of King Con in a virtual format for 2021. King Con 2021, Kingston’s preeminent festival of sci-fi, fantasy, comics, gaming, cosplay, and other pop culture fandoms, is happening June

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KFPL encouraging enrollment in University of Alberta’s Indigenous Canada course

Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is encouraging lifelong learners to enroll in the University of Alberta’s Indigenous Canada course. To support this learning opportunity, the library is also running a conversational program over Zoom immediately following each week’s lesson. When we know better, we can do better, KFPL said in

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KFPL Live: Iona Whishaw to read from new book A Lethal Lesson

Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is hosting a Zoom presentation by Iona Whishaw, in which she will read from her newest Lane Winslow Mystery, A Lethal Lesson. “If you’re one of our region’s many fans of British Columbia writer Iona Whishaw and her Lane Winslow mysteries, mark your calendar for

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KFPL now offering Chromebook lending program for library patrons

Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) users can now borrow Chromebooks as part of the library’s technology and device lending program. KFPL is offering 10 Chromebooks, supported by the Cameron & Laurie Thompson Fund with the Community Foundation of Kingston and Area, according to a release from the library, dated Tuesday,

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What’s open and closed Victoria Day long weekend 2021

Our second Victoria Day long weekend during the pandemic is here. Temperatures are looking good for our quieter celebrations at home, and Kingston and area residents are reminded that the provincial Stay-At-Home order has been extended into June. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy the holiday long weekend

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Grownup Storytime Online at KFPL returns this spring

A new round of Kingston Frontenac Public Library’s Grownup Storytime Online will run through the month of May, still in a socially distanced form until in-person programs resume.   “Listening to audiobooks has long been popular among adults, but there’s something special about listening to someone read to you, live

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KFPL Live presents The Battle of Normandy

One of the pivotal events of WWII, the Battle of Normandy in 1944 was a massive operation by the Allied forces, commemorated worldwide in 2019 on its 75th anniversary. Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is delighted to host Memory Project speaker Darryl Casselman in this online examination of Canada’s role in

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KFPL presents An Evening with Patricia Robertson

Patricia Robertson, Winnipeg writer and past Writer-in-Residence at Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL), is holding an interactive online presentation later this month. She will read from her latest book and hold a Q&A session on her work. “Patricia Robertson’s latest book Hour of the Crab is an intriguing collection of

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Poet Laureate offering workshop on ‘Writing Joy’ through KFPL

April is National Poetry Month, and, in celebration, Kingston Frontenac Public Library is hosting an online Poetry Writing Workshop, Writing Joy: How to Write a Joyful Poem in Troubled Times, with Kingston Poet Laureate Jason Heroux. “Joy has taken a backseat for most of this past year, as we’ve all

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KFPL presents Rental Properties for Canadian Women

In 2020, local authors Laura Southall and Melissa Baker-Cox published Rental Properties for Canadian Women, a detailed guide for women buying and owning rental property in Canada. In April the pair will be giving a Zoom presentation about the book through Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL.)  They’ll explain how understanding

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Ford declares province-wide ‘emergency brake’ due to COVID-19

With the Easter long weekend hours away, Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced that all 34 Public Health Regions of Ontario will move into shutdown. Announced on Thursday, Apr. 1, 2021, the so-call province-wide “emergency brake” will come into effect as of Saturday, Apr. 3, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. and

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What’s open and closed for Easter weekend 2021

A second pandemic Easter weekend is here. In KFL&A we are still under the Section 22 Class Order, prohibiting gatherings of over five people, indoors or out, but it doesn’t mean we can’t connect with loved ones over the telephone or online. The City reminds us that visiting in person

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