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    The Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library has over 750 instruments and many new arrivals, that you can borrow for free!

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Come out to the Kingston Jam Festival Saturday August 2nd & support Joe’s M.I.L.L.

Looking for something to do Saturday, August 2?
Check out the Kingston Jam Festival 
The Kingston Jam Festival is on August 2, 2014 from 12 noon til close at Zorba’s at 1474 Bath Road Kingston.

2nd Annual Friendly Fires BBQ Competition supporting Joe’s M.I.L.L.

This year The 2nd annual Friendly Fires BBQ Competition have been raising money for Joe’s M.I.L.L.  So far they have raised over $3,000 for the library.  On Saturday July 12th they will be selling burgers, hotdogs, sausages and drinks at the event to help raise more money for the M.I.L.L.  There will be a “jumpy castle” (to arrive at 1pm) from the Boys and Girls Club and some music, so bring the kids – it will be a great day.

Sponsors – Friendly Fires, Black Olive Pellet Grill
Categories – St. Louis Style Ribs, Ribs supplied by Gilmore’s on 38
Open to – All
Location – Friendly Fires – 271 Dalton Avenue, Kingston Ontario
Date – Saturday July 12th, 2014 – 8am start, 3pm hand in of ribs

Closed Canada Day, Tuesday July 1st

The Musical Instrument Lending Library will be closed on Tuesday July 1st, for Canada Day.



BUSKATHON! 2014, an independent benefit for Joe’s M.I.L.L.

Sunday Jun 29th, from 12 noon – 5PM at the Barrack St. LCBO
20 & 30 min performer spots available
email rog_e@hotmail.com  asap to reserve your spot…
NB: solos, duos or trios only!

freds buskathon 2013

The Thoroughfreds perform at BUSKATHON! 2013

Library to be closed Sunday, June 1st until Tuesday, June 10th


The Music Instrument Lending Library will be closed:

SUNDAY,  JUNE 1st through to TUESDAY, JUNE 10th.

We will return to regular hours on TUESDAY, JUNE 10th.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

The instrument library will be closed May 10th for Homegrown.

the Instrument Library will be CLOSED Saturday May 10th for the Homegrown Live music festival. We  hope to see you there! 


Queen’s A Capella group The Caledonias raised $615 for the Library!

The Queen’s a capella group The Caledonias raised $615 for the library at a recent a capella competition.  Thanks to The Caledonias for choosing us as their charity and everyone who went to the event for the kind donation.


Jack Troughton’s Birthday Bash for Joe’s M.I.L.L.

Come out April 20th at 10pm and help Jack celebrate his birthday and support Joe’s M.I.L.L. at this awesome bash at The Mansion Kingston. There will be jams and bands, and all to benefit the Instrument Lending Library. Cover charge is ten bucks at the door. Come on down, check out the music, get your dancing shoes on, and donate to a great local charity!

There will be musicians from The Ones, Funkyfrenz, Liquid Sky, and Riff Raft all up in the house to help ring in Jack’s next year in style! A night of fun times with a whole bunch of local musicians to raise money so the kids can get the chance to learn what mastering music can do.

  • Our Hours

    Tuesday: 3pm – 7pm
    Wednesday: 10am - 2pm
    Thursday: 3pm – 7pm
    Friday: 10am - 2pm
    Saturday: Noon – 4pm
    Sunday: Closed
    Monday: Closed

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