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.

March Gallery and Display Case Exhibit – ‘A Preview of Spring: Floral Watercolors’ by Patricia Flaherty

This March, the breath of spring will be on exhibit in our gallery and display case with ‘A Preview of Spring: Floral Watercolors’ by Duxbury artist Patricia Flaherty.

Patricia Flaherty studied both English and art in college and pursued a career as an academic editor in Boston and Cambridge. In later years, upon moving to Duxbury, she focused on artistic endeavors, and after working in various media, was drawn to exploring the loose flowing effects that one can achieve from watercolor techniques.

Her work in this medium has sought to demonstrate the ways that water can interact with line, form, and color to elicit the less obvious aspects of the beauty of our surroundings and the artistic potential of the shapes and interactions of elements in the environment. She has applied this technique and design strategy in all her work, including still life compositions and rural landscapes, with a special emphasis on floral images.

Ms. Flaherty is a juried member of the Russell Gallery in Plymouth, the Cape Cod Art Association, and the Eastham Painters Guild. Her work has also been exhibited and received awards at juried shows sponsored by various other art organizations. Several of her paintings have been selected for publication in editions of the Eastham Summer Guide, and she has been a finalist several times in the North River Arts Society calendar competition. In addition, she has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Helen Bumpus Gallery in Duxbury.

Teen members of YAC

Youth Advisory Council Meeting – March 25th at 6:30

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.

March 20th at 5:00 – Wednesday Afternoon Reading Club

Stack of colorful books

Come 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.

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March 27th at 7pm – Crime in the Catacombs – A True Crime Podcast Club

Join us on March 27th at 7pm for our first monthly meeting of Crime in the Catacombs – A True Crime Podcast Club. This month we’ll be discussing the podcast “Dirty John” as well as picking our discussion topic for April. The “Dirty John” podcast can be found for free on various apps including Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and Spotify.
Our monthly meetings will take place at the Adams Center located at 33 Summer Street in Kingston. For more information contact Lindsey at
Dirty John contains themes of abuse and violence and may not be appropriate for sensitive listeners. This event is for ages 18 and up.

Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 PM – Sail Away On the Craft of Pastel Painting with Greg Maichack

The Kingston Public Library will once again host award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack to present this hands-on workshop for adults  ‘Sail on the Craft of Pastel Painting’ on Thursday, March 28 at 6:30. This program will be held at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen Street, Kingston, MA.

During this two-hour workshop, participants will learn to how make light enhance a scene as they develop their skills with pastels. This workshop will offer captivating and funny anecdotes on Monet’s life and works. Through the use Maichack’s pastel version of Monet’s Impressionist painting ‘Sailboat at Le Petit-Gennevilliers’, attendees will enjoy the hands-on experience with pastels. All participants will take home their own painting to take home.

This is a free workshop designed for sheer beginners to experienced artists. Participants will freely experiment with hundreds of the artist’s professional grade pastels, pastel pencils, and pastel paper, in this fun pastel painting workshop. All supplies will be provided.

Space is limited to 25 participants for this workshop and registration is required. Registration is available on the Library calendar at or call 781-585-0517.

New Museum Pass – Peabody Essex Museum

Thanks to the Friends of the Kingston Public Library we’re excited to announce our newest discounted museum pass to the Peabody Essex Museum!  One of the nation’s largest museums, PEM features art and culture from New England and around the world.

You can see what’s currently on exhibit here.


To book a discounted pass, visit our museum pass reservation site.

To see the rest of our museum passes, visit the museum passes section of our website.