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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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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 hour with Joshua Whitehead’

Joshua Whitehead will give a talk on his creative process, and answer questions after a reading of his award-winning Canada Reads title Jonny Appleseed. This story follows the life of a young Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer character and his attempts to adapt to life in the city, according to a release from Kingston

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Learn to attract pollinators to your yard with online event

The Land Conservancy for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington are hosting a free online event for area residents interested in ecological restoration and preserving local habitats. “Some plants are especially beneficial to insects and to birds. They are attractive and contribute to ecological restoration, which contributes to species well-being,” said

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KCFF AWARDS SHOW

ABOUT Grab a Steam Whistle from your fridge and catch our 2021 Awards Show where we’ll reveal all of the award-winners including the Limestone Financial People’s Choice Award and the Steam Whistle Homebrew Award for Best Local Short. It’s not quite the same as gathering in person to celebrate, but

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KCFF. Music in the movies: Film scoring panel

ABOUT Hey, musicians, harness your inner Ennio Morricone and join us to learn more about writing music for the movies! In KCFF’s Film Scoring Panel, we’ll be joined by Martin Macphail, member of the award-winning trio Blitz//Berlin who have worked on films like BirdBox, The Girl On The Train, Bad

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Kingston Canadian Film Festival 2021 (digital)

The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is the largest festival in the world dedicated exclusively to Canadian film. Founded in 2001, KCFF is a charitable cultural organization that provides access to Canadian film in a dynamic festival setting. KCFF is an annual whirlwind of movies and special events that spark curiosity,

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Local land trust offers online winter birding experience

A local land trust is hosting an online birding event to celebrate the birds of winter. “Several bird species spend the winter in the Kingston area,” said a statement from the Land Conservancy for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFLA) issued Monday. “They stay despite the cold and snow, and

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An Interview and Q&A with author Bob Joseph, hosted by KFPL

Join Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) and Bob Joseph for a live discussion about his book 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act, following a group viewing of his pre-recorded TVO interview. Explore the troubled history of the Act, and how Indigenous populations can work towards self-determination despite

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Queen’s and local Rotary clubs GoNuts! with an online competition

The annual “Nut Drive” fundraising campaign, which normally sees first-year Queen’s University engineering students selling nuts door-to-door in the community, will take place this year in a modified online format. GoNuts! will will enable the public to continue supporting the local charities championed by Rotary, while adhering to public health

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Kingston WritersFest releases virtual line-up

The virtual line up for the 12th annual WritersFest has been announced. Twenty three events will be held on the Kingston WritersFest Facebook page from Wednesday, Sept. 23 to Monday, Sept. 27, 2020. WritersFest announced in May that the 2020 festival would take place virtually. Artistic Director Barbara Bell announced

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Girls Night Out to host virtual event in support of Kingston Interval House

Girls Night Out has been raising money for Kingston Interval House for the past four years. Karen Crichton-Cadeau is the organizer of this bi-annual event, and she is running her spring event virtually this year. “The event has grown so much over the years,” Karen told me. “100 per cent

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