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The Mahones raise over $2,500.00 for Joe’s M.I.L.L.

A huge thank you to the Mahones for donating their time and huge talent to support us this weekend. Finny McConnell, Katie “Kaboom” McConnell, Dom “The Bomb” Whelan,
Chris ‘Skid’ Scahill, Owen Warnica and Andrew Brown for taking the time out of their busy schedule and giving up your paycheque to support the library. We love you!




Don’t Miss This One! The Mahones at The Toucan

This weekend only The Mahones will be playing The Toucan to raise money for the M.I.L.L.

Friday April 4th, 10pm,  and Saturday April 5th, 3pm and 10pm



Still time to register for Homegrown Live 2014!

HomeGrown Live 2014- Saturday May 10th- Downtown Kingston

We are happy to announce that  HomeGrown Live Music Festival is happening again on May 10th,  2014.  This will be the 6th year!.  There are a few changes this year, new venues and new genres, but sticking to the same formula.  If you are a musician who would like to perform check out the APPLY NOW link.  Visit the websiteFacebook page and follow on Twitter for updates .  For more information or questions please email: ktownhomegrown@hotmail.com.

Breaking News! Mahones Shows benefiting Joe’s M.I.L.L.

Once again the fabulous Mahones will be performing a couple of benefit shows at the Toucan on be half of our instrument library.

Friday April 4th and Saturday April 5th.

watch this space for more information or go to the Toucan’s website.

Evil Dead: The Musical benefiting Joe’s M.I.L.L.

Producer Hannah Stewart presents the Kingston premiere of Evil Dead:The Musical running April 3-5 (four shows only) at Time to Laugh!

EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL unearths an old, familiar story: boy and friends take a weekend getaway at an abandoned cabin in the woods, boy expects to get lucky, boy unleashed ancient evil spirit, friends turn into Candarian Demons, boy fights until dawn to survive! Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons are telling bad jokes… and all to music. Based on Sam Raimi’s 1980’s cult classic films “Evil Dead”, “Evil Dead 2” and “Army of Darkness”, EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL is the only musical in the world to traditionally feature a ‘Splatter Zone’. That’s right, if you’re sitting in the first three rows of this production, expect to find yourself covered in blood!

“Evil Dead: The Musical” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
The independently produced Kingston premiere of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL will play April 3rd-5th at the Time to Laugh Comedy Club. Stay tuned for info regarding tickets!

for more info: https://www.facebook.com/evildeadktown

Library Closed March 14th & March 15th

Due to illness the library will be closed on Friday, March 14th and Saturday, March 15th. Any items due on these days will automatically be extended. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, March 18th. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

Also to check our hours, changes to our hours and any upcoming check out our new Calendar & Events page

Library Closed March 6th

Due to unforeseen circumstances the library will be closed today (Mar 6th). Regular hours will resume tomorrow (Mar 7th). We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

“Every Story Has a Song”: A Joe’s M.I.L.L. Concert/Songwriting Workshop, February 20th

For aspiring songwriters and anyone who enjoys a good story, good music, or both!

7:30 p.m., Thursday, February 20th
RCHA Club, 193 Ontario St., Kingston
With special guests Ritchie Parrish Ritchie

Tickets only $10.00 at the door and $5.00 for the marginally employed or struggling musicians

They rocked the folk/roots music scene as the rhythm section of Tanglefoot, a hard working band with a massive presence and a relentless tour schedule that earned them a fanatically loyal following throughout Canada, the US & Britain.

Now Rob Ritchie, Al Parrish and Steve Ritchie have re-connected as RPR. Along with master percussionist Beaker Granger, these four veteran performers and masters of musical mythology will create a memorable evening of arresting music, stories, laughter and reminiscence. It’s light and shade, irreverent and poignant, gentle as a whisper and rampantly energetic.



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