• What’s Joe’s M.I.L.L.?

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

    How to Register

  • Who was Joe?

    photo by Jonathon Sugarman
    Joe Chithalen
    More ...
  • Join Joe’s Crew!

    We need volunteers to help with administration, maintenance, events, fundraising, ticket sales, solicitation, implementing grant programs, fundraising projects, marketing and serving on the board of directors.

    Lend a hand!

F. Joseph Chithalen

CHITHALEN, F. Joseph – November 17, 1967 – May 1, 1999 “Love is a renewable resource, we need to keep making love. We need to infuse love to our arms like a global intravenous and turn ourselves around spinning and laughing until we die. And why should death be feared? Death is not an end, but a beginning.” Thanks for sharing in the inspired dream of the Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library which continues to make positive changes in this community and others.

The instrument library will be closed on May 9th for Homegrown Live 2015.

Come out and see some great entertainment on Saturday May 9th and support Joe’s M.I.L.L. at the same time. We look forward to seeing you there!

Homegrown Live Music Festival – 2015 Schedule

Homegrown Live is a one-day festival with multiple venues where audiences can enjoy everything from alternative to blues, rock to jazz and everything in between. Each participating venue features performers of similar genres. Please check out the full list of participating venues, as well as their respective schedules below.

Jack’s 420 Birthday Bash for Joe’s M.I.L.L.

Jack is celebrating his birthday and doing it in style. Joining him will be Holy Wow and Kevin Head, with more to come, topping off the evening with a massive jam. 7$ admission with all proceeds going to the Joe’s M.I.L.L. Doors open at 8, music at 9, upstairs at The Mansion.  Join Jack and friends for a night of music and fun to benefit the M.I.L.L.!



“Wouldn’t It Be Great” – Music Accessibility & Joe’s M.I.L.L.

Check out this great documentary produced by Brent Moore of CFRC ……thanks to Bent and his team for the great work and support!


Unique new arrival April 1st – one of a kind ‘LEFTY’ trombone

Left Handed Trombonemill 016

Avoid the line up and reserve it now!

The library and the Tett Centre will be closed on Friday April 3rd due to the statutory holiday

We will be open on Saturday April 4th and maintain regular hours on the following week reopening on Tuesday April 7th from 3:00-7:00.

Borrowers who have a return due date of Friday April 3rd will be given a one week extension until close of business Friday April 10th.

Jake Shimabukuro Master Class Saturday March 7th, 1:00 p.m @ Tett Centre 370 King St W.

In advance of his performance at the Grand Theatre, Jake Shimabukuro is offering a free ukulele master class at 1 pm in the Tett’s Malting Tower. Bring your ukulele and prepare to be inspired!

Known for his fast and complex finger work and lauded as a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone, ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro is redefining the instrument. With accolades from the disparate likes of Eddie Vedder, Perez Hilton, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, it is no surprise that Shimabukuro wows television audiences, earns comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, and has played in front of Queen Elizabeth II.

Internationally known for the YouTube video of his rendition of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” which went viral in 2006, the Hawaiian musician’s 2011 album, Peace Love Ukelele, reached #1 on Billboard’s Top World Albums in both 2011 and 2012. His latest album, Grand Ukelele, is a collaboration with legendary producer Alan Parsons, best known for his work on Pink Floy’d Dark Side of the Moon, The Beatles’ Abbey Road, and his own highly successful solo project.

This is a free event, donations to support Joe’s M.I.L.L.  will  be gratefully accepted at the door.

“Jake is taking the instrument to a place that I can’t see anybody else catching up with.” – Eddie Vedder


16oz ‘Bistro’ style coffee mug —-available at the library JMug


(or a little more if you can spare it…) 

All proceeds go to support Kingston’s unique musical resource – Joe’s M.I.L.L.

*also holds pencils if you’re not a coffee drinker…

  • Our Hours

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

    Directions & Contact

    Calendar & Events

  • Follow Us On:

  • Enter your email address to follow Joe's MILL and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  • Archives


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 27 other followers

%d bloggers like this: