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Silver Age Yoga – Tuesdays – September 25 to October 16 at 3:30

Join Kingston resident Suzanne Staples, of Bridge to Presence, LLC, for a donation-based Silver Age Yoga class, on Tuesdays, September 25 to October 16.

Silver Age Yoga, sometimes referred to as “Chair Yoga,” provides the benefits of a traditional yoga class; light stretching, muscle strengthening poses, and guided meditation, from the comfort and safety of a chair. No yoga experience is necessary for this class. Practitioners are offered the option of a few standing postures toward the end of class, still using the chair for support. All levels of fitness and flexibility encouraged to join.

Proceeds will benefit the Kingston Public Library Foundation Technology project. Recommended donation is $5-10 per class. Class size is limited, and registration is required at the Kingston Public Library or through our online calendar. For questions or to register, call 781-585-0517.

All classes will be held at the Adams Center, 33 Summer Street.

Bookcover - Master and Commander

Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian

Here is the maiden voyage of Patrick O’Brian’s acclaimed ‘Aubrey-Maturin’ series, which follows the unique friendship between Captain Aubrey, R.N., and Stephen Maturin, ship’s surgeon and intelligence agent. It is the dawn of the nineteenth century; Britain is at war with Napoleon’s France. When Jack Aubrey, a young lieutenant in Nelson’s navy, is promoted to captain, he inherits command of HMS Sophie, an old, slow brig unlikely to make his fortune. But Captain Aubrey is a brave and gifted seaman, his thirst for adventure and victory immense.

With the aid of his friend Stephen Maturin, Aubrey and his crew engage in one thrilling battle after another, their journey culminating in a stunning clash with a mighty Spanish frigate against whose guns and manpower the tiny Sophie is hopelessly outmatched. O’Brian renders in riveting detail the life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson’s navy: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the roar of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.

*Recommended by Al

September 25th at 7:30 – Toastmasters

The Kingston club, South Shore Soliloquy, was chartered in 1996, and currently has about 30 members. We meet at the Adams Center, 33 Summer Street, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 7:30 — 9:30. For more information please call Ed Craven at 781-771-9302 or e-mail Ed at ejcraven@comcast.net.

This program is sponsored by the Kingston Public Library.

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Thursday October 11th at 6:30 – Night Readers

The Night Readers Book Group is a monthly book group for children in the fourth and fifth grades. We are reading Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo.  Please sign-up using the form below or call Stephanie Legg at 781-585-0517 x6282 to register or if you have any questions

For more information and to RSVP please contact Stephanie Legg at 781-585-0517 x 6282 or slegg@kingstonpubliclibrary.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday Afternoon Reading Club

Stack of colorful booksCome join a new children’s Reading Club for children aged 7-10. We’ll meet every other week and read 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.

Our next meeting will be on September 19th at 5pm.

 

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.

October 11th at 5:30pm – Kingston Public Library Book Group

Join us for interesting discussions of classic and contemporary literature, with a special focus on fiction. We welcome newcomers!

We meet on the second Thursday of each month at the Kingston Council on Aging. We begin each meeting with a light (and always delicious) supper. You won’t go hungry.

We’ll be choosing our titles for the season at the September meeting. Join us to help choose what we’ll read. For October, we’ll be reading News of the World by Paulette Jiles. If you would like the Library to help you locate a copy, please call 781-585-0517 x121. We’ll also be choosing books for the rest of the season. Come and join the discussion

Thank you, Kingston!

At the June 26th Town Meeting, residents voted to appropriate funds to create a plan for protecting and updating the library building.

A working group has been formed to oversee this project, and we’re excited to get to work. We’ll keep you updated on this page, through our newsletter, and through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Read on for an outline of what the project will do.

As you know, last December Kingston voters decided not to build a new library. In the months since then, library trustees and staff have held many discussions with town officials and residents about how to make the best, most efficient use of the building we have, and solve ongoing issues with an aging building designed for a smaller town and an earlier era.

We listened to the voters, we are considering all the suggestions that people have made — including some very creative ideas from our talented town officials and residents — and we’re ready to move forward.

To do that, we will need the help of an architect and engineers to turn those great ideas into a detailed, workable plan for the building. One of the articles on the June 26th Town Meeting warrant is a request for funds to create plans, drawings, and cost estimates — a practical plan to protect and update this aging municipal building, built in 1971 and remodeled as a library in 1994, and create a modern library Kingston can be proud of.