Category Archives: Happening Now

Post appears on What’s Happening at the Library page, and on the related primary page. The date should be within the next month. Applies to only one of a series at a time, so that the next Locavore meeting or the current Art exhibit is marked Now and those scheduled for the future are marked “Upcoming.”) NOTE: you can use either Now or Monthly, but not both.

Good Day Kingston – Episode 12

Kingston Selectman Josh Warren invites Stephen Clinch, the President of the Kingston Public Library Foundation, and Ellen Cook, Board Member of the Kingston Public Library Foundation on his show to discuss the Foundation’s work supporting the Kingston Public Library.

Cook & Clinch share what the foundation has been up to and what exciting events and programs residents can expect in the coming months.

October Gallery Exhibit – Council on Aging Oil Painting Class Exhibit

This October, the Kingston Public Library will exhibit work by student of A. Violet Berry in their Wednesday morning oil painting workshop. The students featured in this exhibit are Diane Wilson, Ruth Littman, Richard Stevens, Sue Mrosk, Rita Bento, Armando Enriquez, Bill Mello, Gladys McGarry, Maralyn “Gig” Paris, Leanne Berry, Susan Traft, and Bonnie Buhl.

All of these students are senior citizens, most from Kingston. Some have painted before, but for many this class has been their introduction to painting.

For the past 16 years, Mrs. Berry, for many years an art teacher in the Kingston school system, has been teaching oil painting through the Council on Aging. Former Council on Aging Director Muriel Boyce made the original suggestion to Mrs. Berry and her late husband Patrick, and worked with them to plan and promote the class to seniors, and it has proven very popular; most of the students from the first class have continued through several years. Classes are held in spring and fall at the senior center on Wednesday mornings.

The exhibit will be on view in the library’s gallery and display case throughout October.


Throughout October – Stop & Shop Community Bag Program

The Friends of Kingston Public Library will receive a $1 donation for every $2.50 Community Bag sold at Stop & Shop  stores in Kingston, Halifax, and Plymouth during the month of October!

How it works:

  1. Visit Stop & Shop in Kingston, Halifax, or Plymouth and purchase a Community Bag for $2.50.
  2. Scratch off the code on the tag
  3. Visit, enter your code, and select The Friends of the Kingston Public Library as your non-profit of choice.


TeenTober is a new, nationwide celebration hosted by libraries every October and aims to celebrate teens, promote year-round teen services and the innovative ways teen services helps teens learn new skills, and fuel their passions in and outside the library.

As part of TeenTober, the Kingston Public Library will host a Teen “Books-to-Movies” Festival October 15-19. Stop by the Teen Room and choose a movie based on a book to take home or watch in the Teen Room.

Movie viewing will be allowed in the Teen Room Tuesday, Oct.15 and Thursday, Oct.17 at 5 pm. Movies must be rated PG-13 or under.

For more information contact Hannele at

October 16th at 5pm – Wednesday Afternoon Reading Club

The Wednesday Reading Club meets every other week.  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 and the instructor for this program is Angela Ball.

This is a drop-in program.  For more information contact Stephanie Legg, Head of Youth Services at 781-585-0517 or

October 17th – Author Talk – Andrew Holman Hockey: A Global History

Ice hockey, long considered Canadian, is actually a centuries long, worldwide phenomenon. Hockey: A Global History draws on twenty-five years of research to present a monumental history of the sport. There are stories of on-ice stars and organizational visionaries, venues and classic games, the evolution of rules and advances in equipment, and the ascendance of corporations and instances of bureaucratic trickery.

Andrew Holman charts modern hockey’s “birthing” in Montreal and follow its migration from Canada south to the United States and east to Europe. The story then shifts from the sport’s emergence as a nationalist battlefront to the movement of talent across international borders to the game of today, where men and women at all levels of play lace ’em up on the shinny ponds of Saskatchewan, the wide ice of the Olympics, and across the breadth of Asia.

He will speak at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen Street.



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Teen members of YAC

October 19th at 3 – Youth Advisory Council Meeting

If you are not a member of the Youth Advisory Council but are interested in learning more about it, we would love to have you join us at a meeting.  Pizza and drinks will be provided.  This meeting can be used for community service.

Please call 781-585-0517 x 6284 to sign up or find out more. Ask for Hannele.