This August, we feature the paintings and carvings of Ruth Goddard. In this exhibit, Ruth’s watercolors feature landscapes from New Hampshire, Rockport, and Canada. Many of her pieces highlight historical Wakefield locales and the Gloucester Lighthouse.
In the display case, Ruth’s among the carvings featured are a Box turtle, a Trojan horse, a Bald eagle, and the poet Robert Frost. She also painted on wood and metal. Her two decorative plates are included in this display.
Ruth attended the Massachusetts College of Art and then drafting school sponsored by the United States Government from there, she worked as a draftsman at Genrad Corporation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, She also worked as a draftsman at the National Radio Company of Malden, and Lam Lighting in Wakefield.
Ruth was a brilliant watercolor artist and created hundreds of paintings for family and friends. Many of her pieces highlighted historical Wakefield locales. She exhibited at the Co-op Bank in Wakefield and the Wakefield Library. She was one of the Wakefield Art Association founders and won several prizes for her watercolors. Ruth was the President of the Wakefield Arts/Crafts from 1966 to 1968.
Ruth was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Wakefield. She taught Sunday school and was very active in church activities. Out of the many things that she did…one was the artwork for the stone sign in front of the church, still there today.
As if she wasn’t busy enough–Ruth was a very active member in the Wakefield Garden Club for many years and, was a noted quilter, winning first prize for one of her quilts at a local show.
She and her family loved boating and spent many happy hours enjoying the ocean in Essex and Nantucket. She also loved figure skating where she met her husband of 58 years–Fred Goddard who was from Plymouth.
Ruth passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014 at the age of 91.
Children entering grades K-6 in the fall are invited to sign-up for the Kingston Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Sign-up in the Children’s Room any day between June 12 and August 9 and choose a book to keep from our Summer Reading Book Shelf.
In addition, for every five books you read this summer, come back in and choose another book to keep. We’ll give you a reading log to keep track! You can celebrate with us at the end of the program at our annual End-of-Summer Reading Cupcake Party. This program is sponsored by the Kingston Public Library, the Friends of the Kingston Public Library, the Kingston Town Employees Union, the Massachusetts Library System, the MBLC and the Boston Bruins.
Join us for the Teen Summer Reading Program at the Kingston Public Library! Sign-ups begin on June 25th, and the program will run through August 24th. All teens who sign up will receive a free goodie bag!
Teens who submit a book review will be entered into a drawing for a gift card to Regal Cinemas, Target, or iTunes. Participants can submit up to 10 reviews.
For more information, contact Hannele at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 781-585-0517 x6284
Stop by our small but growing seed library located in the lobby! Take some seeds home and try your hand at gardening this summer!
Experienced gardeners and seed savers who wish to share their seeds with the community can leave seeds for others to take!
For more information call the library at 781-585-0517 x6285
Come join a new children’s Reading Club. We’ll meet every other week and we’ll be reading 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.
To register contact: Stephanie Legg 781-585-0517 email@example.com
August meeting dates:
- August 8th
- August 22nd
Starting June 12th, stop in the Children’s and Activities Room every Tuesday from 10-4 and play Chess, Checkers and other board games.
For more information contact: Stephanie Legg 781-585-0517 firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Kingston resident Suzanne Staples, of Bridge to Presence, LLC, for a donation-based Silver Age Yoga class. Silver Age Yoga, sometimes referred to as “Chair Yoga,” provides the benefits of a traditional yoga class; light stretching, muscle strengthening poses, and guided meditation, from the comfort and safety of a chair. No yoga experience is necessary for this class. Practitioners are offered the option of a few standing postures toward the end of class, still using the chair for support. All levels of fitness and flexibility encouraged to join.
Celebrate the End-of-Summer Reading with our annual cupcake party. If you signed-up for our Summer Reading Program this year, you are welcome to attend. Registration is important! Please use the button below or call the library at 781-585-0517 x6273
Our native pollinators are a critical piece of the world around us. There are thousands of pollinators that exist here and nowhere else and, beyond providing pollination services for our food, they help to sustain the diversity of life in our ecosystems. Prior to the introduction of the honey bee from Europe, all of our plants were pollinated by native pollinators. Due to a variety of factors, some of them, like the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee, are in peril. Learn about possible solutions for lending them a helping hand.
This program will take place at the Kingston Council on Aging on August 15th at 6:30 PM and will be led by Blake Dinius. Mr. Dinius is the Plymouth County Entomologist-Educator and has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and has several years of professional experience in insect research.
This program has been postponed – check back soon for more information.
The Kingston Fire Department works hard to keep us safe. Lets show them our appreciation by helping to make one of their fire trucks sparkling clean!
Join the Kingston Fire Department on August 22nd at 1pm in the Library parking lot to help wash a fire truck!