Category Archives: Programs

Fan Art Contest – Submissions due by June 22nd

Are you passionate about art?  Do you have a favorite television show, movie, celebrity, or cultural icon?  If so, then put your skills on display at the Fan Art Exhibit and Contest at the Kingston Public Library.

More than just something interesting to look at, fan art expresses an artist’s connection to a character or story that has had a meaningful impact on their life.  Creators of fan art enrich our understanding of our favorite tales, and can offer new perspectives into much-loved characters and stories. Our heroes inspire us on stage, in books, and on the screen; and fan artists take this inspiration to the next level.  Through their art, fan artists breathe new life into old tales, and inspire other fans to think about their favorite characters in new ways.  Imaginative and inspirational, the fan art exhibit at the Kingston Public Library seeks to provide a thought provoking experience for all visitors.

The fan art exhibit will be on display starting in July, but artists should begin working on their projects soon.  Creations can be submitted through June 22nd.  All media will be accepted, and submissions will be on display in the main lobby of the Kingston Public Library through the end of July.  The Kingston Public Library Art Committee will be judging the contest, and there will be prizes for the winners.

For more information, visit the library’s online calendar at www.kingstonpubliclibrary.org, contact the library at 781-585-0517 x 6284 or email hminsk@kingstonpubliclibrary.org.

Browse through some of our submissions from last year:

Ariel Dreaming by Brook Thetonia
Ariel Dreaming by Brook Thetonia
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Monday July 16th at 3pm – Chess Lessons for Teens

Kristen Anderson from Hudson Chess will be at the Kingston Public Library on July 16th at 2pm  to offer pointers and guidance to players of all skill levels.

 

To register, click the button below.  For more information, contact the library at 781-585-0517 x6284 or visit our online calendar at: www.kingstonpubliclibrary.org.

*space is limited
*registration required

Teen Summer Reading Kicks off June 25th

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 hminsk@kingstonpubliclibrary.org, or 781-585-0517 x6284

Children’s Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program

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 Program 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.

June 27th – Musical Performance by Joe Flood

Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joe Flood will perform songs from his album A Troubadour’s Tour of Historic Nantucket at the Adams Center on Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Mr. Flood has released five albums under his own name and has played or recorded with such giants of American music as Pinetop Perkins, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, John Sebastian, and has won a Gold Record for his work with Blues Traveler. Joe has also written and recorded with stalwart roots rockers the Bottle Rockets and producer/artist Jono Manson. Joe has also had one of his songs performed on the Conan O’Brien Show by country singer Laura Cantrell.

To register, click the button below or contact the library at 781-585-0517.

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Monday July 16th at 5pm – Chess Lessons for Adults

Kristen Anderson from Hudson Chess will be at the Kingston Public Library on July 16th at 5pm  to offer pointers and guidance to adult players of all skill levels.

This class is for adults aged 18 and older.

 

To register, click the button below.  For more information, contact the library at 781-585-0517 x6284 or visit our online calendar at: www.kingstonpubliclibrary.org.

*space is limited
*registration required

June 28th at 7pm – Laugh and Rock with Robert Rivest

Kick-off the Kingston Public Library’s Summer Reading Program with a great family program full of music and laughter. Robert Rivest will perform at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center at 7:00 pm in a one-of-a-kind program just for Summer Readers.

Tickets are required and we will happily hold them on call, but you will need to register online or by calling the library at 781-585-0517. This program is provided free-of-charge through the efforts of the Kingston Public Library, the Duxbury Free Library and the Duxbury Senior Center.

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Wednesday July 18th at 1pm – Toto the Tornado Kitten

Toto the Tornado Kitten and his friend Jonathan Hall will visit Kingston on Wednesday July 18th at 1pm and share there remarkable story with us. Toto survived the Brimfield Tornado of 2011 with help of Brimfield EMT hero Jonathan Hall and his wife Amy.

Copies of the his book, Toto the Tornado Kitten, will be available for purchase and Toto will be available for petting!  Please register online using button below, and stay tuned for more information on cat rescue. This is a Kingston Community Fun Event.

This program will take place at the Kingston Recreation’s Reed Building located at 33A Summer Street.

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July 31st at 1pm – Didgeridoo Down Under

Children ages 8-15 can register for a demonstration and workshop all about Didgeridoos.

The didgeridoo is a wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians of northern Australia potentially within the last 1,500 years and still in widespread use today both in Australia and around the world. You’ll create and play a didgeridoo under the expertise of Didgerodoo Down Under Australian Funk Jammers.

Registrtion for this program will begin on July 3