Category Archives: Programs

October 1st at 7 PM- Invasive Species of the Northeast with Bob Michelson

Bob Michelson will present “Invasive Species of the Northeast” on Monday, October 1 at 7PM  at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen Street.

In this program, attendees will learn about several invasive species that are frequently seen in the Northeast. They will also learn how to help stop the spread f these non-native species to the area.

Some animals have been local for over 100 years, and others are moving their way into the local environment. Nonindigenous species have forever changed the ecosystems of the Northeast.

Robert Michelson, of Braintree, has been a professional photographer and videographer since 1974. He is the owner of Photography By Michelson Inc.  He was also the senior New England environmental news correspondent for Underwater USA, a national monthly newspaper for SCUBA divers from 1988-92  and a regular science contributor to the Patriot Ledger, a large regional daily newspaper in Massachusetts from 1992-94

This program is free and open to all. To register for this program, call 781-585-0517, ext. 6271, or online through the library calendar.

 

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Wednesday Afternoon Reading Club

Stack of colorful booksCome 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.

Our next meeting will be on September 19th at 5pm.

 

October 11th at 5:30pm – 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.

We’ll be choosing our titles for the season at the September meeting. Join us to help choose what we’ll read. For October, we’ll be reading News of the World by Paulette Jiles. If you would like the Library to help you locate a copy, please call 781-585-0517 x121. We’ll also be choosing books for the rest of the season. Come and join the discussion

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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.

To register contact: Stephanie Legg   781-585-0517   slegg@kingstonpubliclibrary.org

August meeting dates:

  • September 5th
  • September 19th

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.

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Little Free Libraries!

What is a little free library?
A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. Little Free Library book exchanges have a unique, personal touch. There is an understanding that real people are sharing their favorite books with their community.

Where are the little free libraries located?
The Little Free Libraries are located in seven different locations around Kingston: Town Hall, Gray’s Beach, The Ah-de-nah, Rocky Nook Brewster Park, The Reed Community Building, Sampson Park, and Kingston Intermediate School.  Libraries were built by the Silver Lake Regional High School Carpentry Program.

How can I donate books?
Once the little free libraries are up and running, simply find one near you and place your donations inside!

The Little Free Libraries are a Kingston Community Fun project, a collaboration of the Library, The Adams Center, Council on Aging & Recreation Departments

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.