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February Gallery Exhibit – Susan Lee Traft ‘Art By Susan Lee’

This February, the Kingston Public Library will feature the paintings of Kingston resident Susan Lee Traft. In this exhibit, ‘Art By Susan Lee’, her love of color will delight you in the portraits, the flowers and so much more.

Susan was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1947. She loved playing with colors from an early age. Prior to the fall of 2016 Susan was painting colorful acrylic paintings. Since then she has begun using oils. Susan is fascinated by faces and is now painting portraits.  Currently she works mostly in oils, although she likes to experiment with other medium periodically.

Susan has been painting weekly at the Kingston Council on Aging under the tutelage of art teacher, Violet Berry since 2012. She has also taken art courses at the Plymouth Center for the Arts, where she has been a member for several years. Her first oil paintings were completed in the 1970’s under the guidance of her artist mother, Dorothy Jerna, an accomplished oil painter from Hanover, Massachusetts. After her mother passed away in 1983 she put aside painting until 2012, although she did a lot of work in crafts and sewing, particularly handmade dolls. She regularly exhibits paintings in the members show at the Plymouth Center for the Arts.

November 30th – New Building Information Session

Following the affirmative vote at the Nov. 14 Special Town Meeting to put the proposal for a new library to a town-wide ballot vote on December 5th, the Board of Library Trustees and Library Building Study Committee invite residents to participate in a series of information sessions the Library has been holding to make sure all voters are well informed about the project. The first informational session will take place on November 28th at noon.  The second session will take place November 30th at 6 pm.  Both sessions will be held in the Library Meeting Room.  A recording of the Oct. 11th information session is also available for viewing below. For more information about the new building project, visit the new library project section of our website.

Preschool STEAM Playgroup

South Shore Community Action Council’s hour long STEAM playgroup exploring science, technology, engineering and math through everyday activities will be held Wednesdays, November 15th through December 20th. Each program begins at 10:30. Registration is for all six dates and can be done  by calling Debbie Wightman of the South Shore Community Action Council 508-747-7575 x6247 to reserve your space.

November 7th – Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig

Come join author Dan Ira Rottenberg along with the dancers from the Center Stage Dance Academy at the Reed Center in Kingston on Tuesday November 7th.  Dan will be reading his book Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig and the dancers from Center Stage Dance Academy will be performing a dance interpretation of the story.  The dancers will also lead a min-movement session.  Bring your cameras and dancing shoes!

The Reed Building is located at 33 Summer Street in Kingston.



New Building Project – Informational Session Replay

In case you were unable to attend one of our information sessions about the new building project, the session can be viewed on the Kingston Education/Government Access Channels. Channel 14 for Comcast customers, and channel 41 for Verizon customers.

The information session will be broadcast Thursday mornings at 8:30 am and Saturday nights at 6:30 pm. Replays will also be broadcast on Thursday October 24th at 8pm, Saturday October 21st at 10am, and Saturday October 28th at 10am.

You can also watch the information session on Youtube below.


South Shore Locavores Fourth Annual Pie-Making Marathon!

For the fourth year in a row, the South Shore Locavores will be making apple pies — a whole lot of them! The pies will be donated, frozen and unbaked, to families served by the Greater Plymouth Food Warehouse, complete with baking instructions and nutritional labels. In 2016 the group made and donated 91 pies! The group is hoping to exceed that goal for 2017.

On Thursday November 9th from 7 to 9 pm, Kathleen Wall, Colonial Foodways Culinarian at Plimoth Plantation, and other expert pie-makers will be on hand to organize the effort and provide guidance. Walk-ins are welcome, but to make this the best event it can be, participants are encouraged to fill out this preregistration survey so we can make the best use of everybody’s time and skills. Wear your favorite apron and bring rolling pins, peelers, paring knives, cookie cutters with fall shapes – be sure to label them with your name so they go back home with you! Bring the young bakers in your family, for ages 10 and up — it’s great experience.

We are grateful to Trucchi’s Supermarkets for underwriting some of the costs of this program. If you would like to make a donation or have questions about this program, please call or email Library Director Sia Stewart at, 781-585-0517 x6286.