Category Archives: Archived

May Gallery Exhibit – “Observational Watercolors” An Exhibition by the Silver Lake Middle School 8th Grade Art Students

This May, our gallery and reading area feature the watercolor paintings of the Silver Lake Middle School 8th Grade Art Students.

The 8th grade painting and drawing classes at Silver Lake Middle School present their observational watercolors in this show. Painting and drawing is one of the three art elective classes 8th grade students can choose at Silver Lake Middle School in addition to an all year long art class.

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Combating an Invasive Species: The Gypsy Moth Infestation

Illustration of gypsy moth caterpillar and adult
Illustration from “The Home and School Reference Work, Volume IV” by The Home and School Education Society, H. M. Dixon, President and Managing Editor, published in 1917 by The Home and School Education Society. Image file found here.

 

Today, we may see gypsy moths outside our homes or in our woodlands and think nothing of them, but this insect has a tumultuous history in the United States.

In 1869, an amateur entomologist imported this species from Europe to his home in Medford, Massachusetts. He intended to use the moths to breed a silk-spinning moth that would be more resistant to disease than the domestic silkmoth. Unsurprisingly, several adult moths escaped from their enclosures, setting a number of problems in motion that we continue to grapple with today.

Stop by to learn more about Kingston’s efforts to eradicate this pest in this month’s local history exhibit!

Image - Star Wars Symposium Logo

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.