All posts by Mike Slawson

June 28th at 7pm – Laugh and Rock with Robert Rivest

Kick-off the Kingston Public Library’s Summer Reading Program with a great family program full of music and laughter. Robert Rivest will perform at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center at 7:00 pm in a one-of-a-kind program just for Summer Readers.

Tickets are required and we will happily hold them on call, but you will need to register online or by calling the library at 781-585-0517. This program is provided free-of-charge through the efforts of the Kingston Public Library, the Duxbury Free Library and the Duxbury Senior Center.

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Kids Book Group – Night Readers

Night Readers is a book group for children in the fifth and sixth grades.  We meet on the second Thursday of every month from 6 to 7:30.

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

 

The Night Readers have had their last in-library meeting and will meet again in September. Please call Stephanie Legg at 781-585-0517 x6282 for more information

 

 

 

 

 

Black Radishes by Susan Lynn Meyer

Sydney Taylor Honor Award Winner Black Radishes is a suspenseful WWII/Holocaust story, in which one boy learns what it means to be Jewish and French at a time when everything is changing.

Gustave doesn’t want to move from the exciting city to the boring countryside, far from his cousin Jean-Paul and his best friend, the mischievous Marcel. But he has no choice. It is March of 1940, and Paris is not a safe place for Jews.
When Paris is captured by the Nazis, Gustave knows that Marcel, Jean-Paul, and their families must make it out of the occupied zone. And when he learns that his new friend Nicole works for the French Resistance, he comes up with a plan that just might work. But going into Occupied France is a risky thing to do when you are Jewish. And coming back alive? That is nearly impossible.

LEGO Family Challenge Pictures

On February 10th some very talented LEGO engineers took on the LEGO Family Challenge at the Kingston Public Library!

They competed in a theme build, a bridge test, and a free fall drop test!  Check out the pictures below!

 

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Little Free Libraries!

What is a little free library?
A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. Little Free Library book exchanges have a unique, personal touch. There is an understanding that real people are sharing their favorite books with their community.

Where are the little free libraries located?
The Little Free Libraries will be located in seven different locations around Kingston: Town Hall, Gray’s Beach, The Ah-de-nah, Rocky Nook Brewster Park, The Reed Community Building, Sampson Park, and Kingston Intermediate School.  Libraries were built by the Silver Lake Regional High School Carpentry Program.

How can I donate books?
Once the little free libraries are up and running, simply find one near you and place your donations inside!

The Little Free Libraries are a Kingston Community Fun project, a collaboration of the Library, The Adams Center, Council on Aging & Recreation Departments

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Boston Bruins 11th annual PJ Drive – 101 Pairs Collected!

Thank you to all who donated!  We collected a total of 101 pairs of PJs!  A special thank you to the staff and parents at Crayon College in Kingston and Plymouth for their generous donations!

Over the last 11 years, the Boston Bruins PJ Drive has raised thousands of dollars, and given thousands of PJs to families in need. This year, with a goal of 15,000 new PJs, the drive is poised once again to help thousands of children across the state. To reach this goal, the help of all communities in Massachusetts is needed.  In years past Kingston residents have shown their kindness by contributing generously to this drive.  With the help and support of Kingston residents, thousands of children across Massachusetts can have access to a warm set of PJs, something no kid should be without.

 

 

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POSTPONED – April 21st at 2pm – Star Wars Symposium

This program has been postponed until the summer. 

Check back soon for a new date

 

Join us for an afternoon of Star Wars at the Kingston Council on Aging!  For ages 5 and up, families welcome! 

 

Come dressed as a character for a costume contest. (Costumes are optional.)
Learn about the history of Star Wars, and explore the traveling Star Wars museum.  Bring your show-and-tell items, join a trivia contest,watch Star Wars Pop Culture Videos & more!

Registration is $5 per fmaily and can be completed by visiting www.kingstonrec.com or by clicking the register button below.

This is a Kingston Community Fun program, a collaboration between the Kingston Public Library, Kingston Recreation Department,
Kingston Council on Aging, and the Adams Center. For program information, call 781-585-0517 x 6284.

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Master and Commander by Aubrey Maturin

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

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The Heist by Daniel Silva

Gabriel Allon, art restorer and occasional spy, searches for a stolen masterpiece by Caravaggio in #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva’s latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue.

Sometimes the best way to find a stolen masterpiece is to steal another one . . . 

Master novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled readers with sixteen thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring a diverse cast of compelling characters and ingenious plots that have taken them around the globe and back—from the United States to Europe, Russia to the Middle East. His brilliant creation, Gabriel Allon—art restorer, assassin, spy—has joined the pantheon of great fictional secret agents, including George Smiley, Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, and Simon Templar.

Following the success of his smash hit The English Girl, Daniel Silva returns with another powerhouse of a novel that showcases his outstanding skill and brilliant imagination, and is sure to be a must read for both his multitudes of fans and growing legions of converts.

*Recommended by Karen