Category Archives: Adult Programs

Use this category for all adult programs.

February 27th – Introduction to Drawing With the Apple Pencil for Ages 13 and up

The Apple Pencil is a remarkable tool for learning to draw and create really impressive art work! It’s also really fun!

The Kingston Public Library is offering a three week course to introduce you to the iPad and Apple Pencil. This course will run on consecutive Wednesdays: February 27, March 6 and 13 from 7pm to 9pm at the Adams Center.

The instructor for this program is artist and Kingston resident, Stephen Clinch  Please register online using the form below or call the library at 781-585-0517 and ask for Stephanie or Mike. Class size is limited and registration is required. 

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March 14th at 5:30 – Kingston Public Library Book Group

Join us for interesting discussions of classic and contemporary literature, with a special focus on fiction. We welcome newcomers!

We meet on the second Thursday of each month at the Kingston Council on Aging. We begin each meeting with a light (and always delicious) supper. You won’t go hungry.

This month, we’ll be reading Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow.  If you would like the Library to help you locate a copy, please call 781-585-0517. Come and join the discussion!

Questions?  Contact Anna Kelley, group facilitator, at 781-585-0589 or KPLreader@hotmail.com.

Thursday March 14th – Kristen Adams – The Chicken Who Saved Us

Eight-year-old Andrew is autistic and bilingual. He speaks English–and Chicken. With words limited by autism, Andrew lives in a fantastic world where chickens talk and superheroes come alive. But when he tells his pet chicken Frightful that his body is trying to kill him, it launches Andrew’s family and an entire medical community into a decade-long quest for answers.

Kristin Adams is an advocate for children with special needs. She lives in Seattle.

 

 

 

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Thursday April 25th – Peter Swanson – Before She Knew Him

From the hugely talented author of The Kind Worth Killing comes an exquisitely chilling tale of a young suburban wife with a history of psychological instability whose fears about her new neighbor could lead them both to murder.

Peter Swanson’s novels have been translated into 30 languages. A graduate of Trinity College, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Emerson College, he lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

 

 

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Thursday April 11th – Daniela Lamas – You Can Stop Humming Now

In this collection of medical stories, Dr. Lamas gives us an understanding of the way circumstances are changed, for better and for worse, for those who have had their lives extended by days, months, or years by modern medicine. Dr. Lamas takes a compassionate and uncompromising look at the choices and realities that many of us, and our families, may one day face.

Daniela Lamas is a pulmonary and critical care doctor at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital and faculty at Harvard Medical School.

 

 

 

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Thursday April 18th – Edwin Hill – Little Comfort: A Hester Thursby Mystery

Harvard librarian Hester Thursby runs a side business locating lost people. She’s hired by Lila Blaine to find her brother, Sam, who ran away from their home in New Hampshire 12 years earlier, when he was 14, with his friend Gabe. Sam doesn’t want to be found, for reasons that unfold excitingly in this novel with an increasingly tense plot and striking characters—in particular, compassionate, conflicted, loving Hester.

Edwin Hill is originally from Duxbury and now lives in Boston. He has written two previous novels.

 

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Thursday May 2nd – Thomas Clavin – Valley Forge

Valley Forge is the riveting true story of a nascent United States toppling an empire. Using new and rarely seen contemporaneous documents — and drawing on a cast of iconic characters and remarkable moments that capture the innovation and energy that led to the birth of our nation — Bob Drury and Tom Clavin provide the definitive account of this seminal and previously undervalued moment in the battle for American independence.

Tom Clavin is the author or coauthor of sixteen books. He is currently the investigative features correspondent for Manhattan Magazine. He lives in Sag Harbor, New York

 

 

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February 23rd at 1pm – Fan-fold Book Making Workshop with artist Judith Campbell

Have you seen Judith Campbell’s artist-books in this month’s Art Exhibit? Curious about how to make your own? Learn how at a workshop for adults and children ages 10 or older. Children 12 and under must come with an adult.

Learn the techniques and let your imagination run wild as you create two handmade fan-fold books. All supplies are provided. You will have lots of things to take home!

The class is free and open to all, but registration is required. Class size is limited to 12

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