Community Calendar November 4 – 10, 2019

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Nov 4 - Nov 10

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November 4 – 25: National Novel Writing Month at KFPL

Since 2007, November has been designated National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. Aspiring writers worldwide are encouraged to track their progress online as they try to produce 50,000 words in a new manuscript between the first and last of the month. Focusing on quantity, rather than quality, the goal is to get writing, to write with a buddy or in a group, to combat writer’s block, and to produce a substantial first draft that can later be edited and rewritten to form a finished novel or the first part of a novel. By registering on the NaNoWriMo website writers can track their progress and connect with and encourage other writers, particularly in their own community. Pep talks from published writers also help, especially when they come from authors whose published works originated in NaNoWriMo, like Erin Morgenstern (The Night Circus), Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl), and Sara Gruen (Water for Elephants). Kingston Frontenac Public Library is again teaming up with Kingston NaNoWriMo to provide space for local writers participating in National Novel Writing Month.  At these two-hour sessions, adult and teen writers can meet with fellow writers to get some work done in a fun, supportive space with free WiFi and electrical outlets (and possibly a few snacks). These are drop-in sessions and no registration is required. This year’s sessions at KFPL will be held:
Monday, November 4, at Central at 7 p.m.
Monday, November 11, at Isabel Turner at 7 p.m.
Monday, November 18, at Calvin Park at 2 p.m.
Monday, November 25, at Central at 2 p.m.
Questions? Contact: Anne Hall, 613-549-8888 ext 3528, ahall@kfpl.ca

 

November 5: Tuesday Evening Genealogy Drop-Ins

These days, millions of people all over the world are exploring their family histories. Genealogy is one of the most popular pastimes for people of all ages. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced researcher, there is always more to learn and to share! Starting on Tuesday, September 17, the public library will make it easier for you to connect with others who share your interest in genealogy. On Tuesday evenings, our local history librarian and members of the Kingston Branch of Ontario Ancestors (formerly the Ontario Genealogical Society) will be on hand to answer questions and offer assistance. Work on your family tree, explore research sources, meet new friends and share strategies with others. No registration is necessary, and all are welcome. Bring your laptop or tablet (or pencil and paper) and drop in to the Central Branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings from September 17 to November 5. KFPL Central Branch, 2nd Floor, Local History Room. We’ll look forward to seeing you there! For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca. Questions? Contact: Joanne Stanbridge, 613-549-8888, ext.3590, jstanbridge@kfpl.ca

 

November 5 & 9: KFPL Live Canoe For Change

For the past three summers Kingston retirees Glenn Green and Carol Vandenegel have canoed some 8,515 kilometres across Canada. Already experienced paddlers, in this bucket-list project they’ve braved bears and high waves to follow old voyageurs’ routes, experiencing breathtaking scenery, back-breaking portages, and perhaps a little more togetherness than many couples would find comfortable. But although they were alone in their canoe, Carol and Glenn benefited greatly along the way from the kindness of strangers who offered them showers, beds and home-cooked meals. They’ve also used their journey to raise awareness of Kingston’s Loving Spoonful and its vision of a food-secure community, provisioning themselves with fresh local food dehydrated at home, then shipped ahead along their route. By the time they paddled into the Cataraqui Canoe Club this September 19 they had raised $23,000 and spread the word coast to coast. Now they’re sharing photos and stories of their trip with their home community, including during two KFPL Live presentations. Glenn and Carol will speak twice at library branches: first at the Isabel Turner branch on Tuesday, November 5 at 7 p.m., and then at the Calvin Park branch on Saturday, November 9 at 2 p.m. Both presentations will be the same and both are open to adults and teens. There is no admission charge, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance at calendar.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888.

 

November 8: Preserving Our Languages for the Next Seven Generations Symposium

The Kingston Indigenous Language Nest, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, and Queen’s University invite you to celebrate, learn and discuss the region’s Indigenous languages. Everyone is welcome to the following free event. From 3 – 8 p.m. Keynote address by Dr. Lindsay Morcom. Discussion, Q&A, dinner and short film screenings. Central Branch, Kingston Frontenac Public Library (Meeting Room 1). For more information: indigenous.initiatives@queensu.ca or jmiller@kfpl.ca

 

November 9: Preserving Our Languages for the Next Seven Generations Symposium

The Kingston Indigenous Language Nest, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, and Queen’s University invite you to celebrate, learn and discuss the region’s Indigenous languages. Everyone is welcome to the following free events
6:45 a.m.: Sunrise Ceremony, Breakwater Park.  10am – 11:15 a.m.: Indigenous Languages Family Storytime, Central Branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library (Friends of the Library Gather & Create Space). 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Panel discussions and language workshops (meals provided), Robert Sutherland Hall, Queen’s University (Room 202).  For more information indigenous.initiatives@queensu.ca or jmiller@kfpl.ca

 

November 9: Annual Christmas Craft and Bake Sale

10am -2pm at Glenburnie United Church, 1028 Unity Rd. Local Crafters and Homemade Bake Table. Admission Free. Coffee and muffins $2. Lunch from 11am – 1:30pm $6.

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