Category Archives: Programs

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Wednesdays at 5pm – 2nd and 3rd Grade Reading Club

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.

June meeting dates:

  • June 13th
  • June 27th

July meeting dates:

  • July 11th
  • July 25th

June 12th Through August 14th – Children’s 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 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.

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Kids Book Group – Night Readers

Night Readers is a book group for children in the fifth and sixth grades.  We meet on the second Thursday of every month from 6 to 7:30.

For more information and to RSVP please contact Stephanie Legg at 781-585-0517 x 6282 or slegg@kingstonpubliclibrary.org

 

The Night Readers have had their last in-library meeting and will meet again in September. Please call Stephanie Legg at 781-585-0517 x6282 for more information

 

 

 

 

 

Black Radishes by Susan Lynn Meyer

Sydney Taylor Honor Award Winner Black Radishes is a suspenseful WWII/Holocaust story, in which one boy learns what it means to be Jewish and French at a time when everything is changing.

Gustave doesn’t want to move from the exciting city to the boring countryside, far from his cousin Jean-Paul and his best friend, the mischievous Marcel. But he has no choice. It is March of 1940, and Paris is not a safe place for Jews.
When Paris is captured by the Nazis, Gustave knows that Marcel, Jean-Paul, and their families must make it out of the occupied zone. And when he learns that his new friend Nicole works for the French Resistance, he comes up with a plan that just might work. But going into Occupied France is a risky thing to do when you are Jewish. And coming back alive? That is nearly impossible.

June 28th at 7pm – Laugh and Rock With Robert Rivest – A Family Program

Kick-off the Kingston Public Library’s Summer Reading Program with a great family program full of music and laughter! Robert Rivest will visit the Duxbury Performing Arts Center on June 28 at 7:00 in a one-of-a-kind program just for Summer Readers and their families. Tickets are required and we will happily hold them on-call at the venue, but you will need to register.  Register below, or call the Children’s Room at 781-585-0517 x6273. This program is free-of-charge and made possible through the efforts of the Kingston Public Library, the Duxbury Free Libray and the Duxbury Senior Center.

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A Series of Unfortunate Events – The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket

Dear Reader,

I am sorry to say that the lives of the Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klaus and Sunny, are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched, and the one you are holding may be the worst of them all.

If you haven’t got the stomach for a story that includes a hurricane, hungry leeches, cold cucumber soup and a doll named Pretty Penny, then this audio will probably fill you with despair.