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Girls standing around their painted rain barrel

The North and South Rivers Watershed Association – Painted Rain Barrel Raffle

The North and South Rivers Watershed Association, in conjunction with WaterSmart South Shore, is holding a painted rain barrel raffle. The NSRWA is collaborating with artists and groups on the South Shore for this public art project. The rain barrel for Kingston is on display at the Kingston Library at 6 Green St.

Entries for the raffle are being collected in each of the town’s libraries and online. The winners will be drawn from paper and online entries. To enter the raffle online, go to our website.

Art Major students of the graduating class of 2018 from Silver Lake Regional High School painted the barrel for Kingston. Silver Lake Regional High School serves the towns of Kingston, Plympton, and Halifax. Art Major is a full year course that is intended for students who have a serious interest in pursuing art at the college level. This was the last project for the Art Major students. They, along with their teacher Sarah Butler, collaborated together on the design of the barrel and took on different jobs in the preparation and creation of this piece.

The WaterSmart Program is a partnership with the NSRWA and 10 towns on the South Shore; Aquarion (Hingham and Hull), Duxbury, Hanover, Kingston, Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, Scituate and Weymouth, which provides education to school children and adults on water conservation in their homes, businesses and towns.

Thank you to our WaterSmart towns and rain barrel painters for helping us to make this project a success!

Stack of colorful books

Wednesdays 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.


May meeting dates:

  • May 2nd
  • May 16th
  • May 30th

June meeting dates:

  • June 13th
  • June 27th

STEM Playgroup for Preschoolers

STEM logo

Children ages 3-6 with a caregiver are invited to attend a STEM Playgroup sponsored by the South Shore Community Action Council. This is a six-week program and registration is strongly suggested due to space consideration.


This program is full – To be put on a waiting list please contact Debbie Wightman 508-747-7575 Ext. 6247 or email her at This program begins Wednesday May 16th at 10:30.


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, contact the library at 781-585-0517 x 6284 or email

Browse through some of our submissions from last year:

Ariel Dreaming by Brook Thetonia
Ariel Dreaming by Brook Thetonia
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June 14th at 5pm – 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 will meet on the second Thursday of each month in the Meeting Room.  We begin each meeting with a light (and always delicious) supper. You won’t go hungry.

This month we are reading Loving Frank by Nancy Horan.  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!

Questions?  Contact Anna Kelley, group facilitator, at 781-585-0589 or