All posts by Mike Slawson

Wednesday July 18th at 1pm – Toto the Tornado Kitten

Toto the Tornado Kitten and his friend Jonathan Hall will visit Kingston on Wednesday July 18th at 1pm and share there remarkable story with us. Toto survived the Brimfield Tornado of 2011 with help of Brimfield EMT hero Jonathan Hall and his wife Amy.

Copies of the his book, Toto the Tornado Kitten, will be available for purchase and Toto will be available for petting!  Please register online using button below, and stay tuned for more information on cat rescue. This is a Kingston Community Fun Event.

This program will take place at the Kingston Recreation’s Reed Building located at 33A Summer Street.

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Girls standing around their painted rain barrel

The North and South Rivers Watershed Association – Painted Rain Barrel Raffle

The North and South Rivers Watershed Association, in conjunction with WaterSmart South Shore, is holding a painted rain barrel raffle. The NSRWA is collaborating with artists and groups on the South Shore for this public art project. The rain barrel for Kingston is on display at the Kingston Library at 6 Green St.

Entries for the raffle are being collected in each of the town’s libraries and online. The winners will be drawn from paper and online entries. To enter the raffle online, go to our website.

Art Major students of the graduating class of 2018 from Silver Lake Regional High School painted the barrel for Kingston. Silver Lake Regional High School serves the towns of Kingston, Plympton, and Halifax. Art Major is a full year course that is intended for students who have a serious interest in pursuing art at the college level. This was the last project for the Art Major students. They, along with their teacher Sarah Butler, collaborated together on the design of the barrel and took on different jobs in the preparation and creation of this piece.

The WaterSmart Program is a partnership with the NSRWA and 10 towns on the South Shore; Aquarion (Hingham and Hull), Duxbury, Hanover, Kingston, Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, Scituate and Weymouth, which provides education to school children and adults on water conservation in their homes, businesses and towns.

Thank you to our WaterSmart towns and rain barrel painters for helping us to make this project a success!

July 31st at 1pm – Didgeridoo Down Under

Children ages 8-15 can register for a demonstration and workshop all about Didgeridoos.

The didgeridoo is a wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians of northern Australia potentially within the last 1,500 years and still in widespread use today both in Australia and around the world. You’ll create and play a didgeridoo under the expertise of Didgerodoo Down Under Australian Funk Jammers.

Registrtion for this program will begin on July 3

Changes to eBook and eAudiobook Collection

On July 1st, we’re introducing a change to our eBook and eAudiobook collection that we’re pretty excited about. We have offered eBooks and eAudiobooks on a number of platforms in recent years. On July 1st, we’ll be streamlining those services a bit and building up the services that work best for Kingston library users.

Axis 360 will be discontinued, but you will find even more books and video on Overdrive and Hoopla in the coming months. Of course, you can continue to stream and download digital music from Hoopla.

We’re excited about making things a little simpler for you!  And remember, we can also help you find digital research resources. If you want help with any of this, drop in to see us or give us a call at 781-831-6272.

For additional information, visit the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Website.

Stack of colorful books

Wednesdays at 5pm – 2nd and 3rd Grade Reading Club

Come join a new children’s Reading Club. We’ll meet every other week and we’ll be reading from a group-selected book. In addition, we’ll be mixing it up–discussing favorite characters; adding a related craft, game or activity; reading from a kid-friendly theater script and adding costumes for role-playing fun. The goal of this group is to support young readers! Please register your child (or children ) to help with materials planning.  The instructor for this program is Angela Ball.

June meeting dates:

  • June 13th
  • June 27th

July meeting dates:

  • July 11th
  • July 25th