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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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Murney Tower to offer Curator and Collections Series

Murney Tower is launching its first online program, C&C: The Collection and Curator Series, focused on museum collections to reveal different stories of the history of Kingston. The museum Manager and Curator, Simge Erdogan-O’Connor, will be hosting the series each month beginning Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 1-2 p.m. The

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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 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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KFPL hosting virtual session on Managing Stress During Uncertain Times

We are coming up on a year of isolating, keeping our distances and staying safe at home. Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) will host a KFPL Live session that will talk about stress, and how to find some relief. “It can be very unsettling to live with uncertainty for an

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Advance Care Planning online sessions hosted by KFPL

Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL), in partnership with Compassionate Communities Kingston, are offering free sessions on Advance Care Planning through KFPL Zoom programming. “Have you thought about what would be most important to you if you became seriously ill or injured, or if you were near the end of life?”

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Grownup Storytime returns to KFPL with a new way to participate

Grownup Storytime has returned, in a socially distanced format, for adults looking to hear a great story. Relax at home and listen live each week to a couple of short readings from a Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) staff member on a given theme – excerpts from novels and nonfiction

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New program, Uke Can Do It For Adults, launching at KFPL

Many people have found relief from the stresses of lockdown by taking up new hobbies or rediscovering old ones, like breadmaking, handwork, or playing a musical instrument. Kingston Frontenac Public Library offers a number of creative ideas for entertainment during the long winter, not to mention our current lockdown situation.

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‘Community Casting’ project seeks the faces of Kingston

A joint project between the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) and the City of Kingston is on the hunt for local individuals interested in participating in print and video campaigns. This casting project will show the many faces of Kingston, and represent the diversity of our local population. “We’re looking

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Kingston Symphony releases children’s series Harmon in Space!

The Kingston Symphony has launched a new digital series for children called Harmon in Space. This series follows Harmon the Hound, a puppet, as she tries to complete her space mission and return to Earth. The first episode premiered today, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, and begins the weekly series hosted

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Grownup Storytime returns in digital format for the fall

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is continuing Grownup Storytime in its digital format this fall. On Mondays, beginning September 14, 2020, grownups can listen to some short readings over Zoom from noon until 1 p.m. each week. These Zoom sessions will run until Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Grownup storytime

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Children’s Summer Programs Go Digital at KFPL

Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is excited to announce that their summer programming for kids is now available virtually. Children can enjoy their favourite library programs, including Family Storytime, and Baby and Me, along with some special summer programs. “We are offering a combination of live and recorded programs for

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