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A New Way to Check Out! – meeScan

MeeScan is a self-checkout service that works by utilizing your smartphone or tablet’s mobile technology along with the library’s WiFi network.  Unlike conventional self-checkout stations, with meeScan, library patrons can check-out their items from anywhere in the library using their smartphone or tablet.

Available for download on iOS, Android, and Blackberry platforms, meeScan is user friendly and simple to set up.  There’s no need to wait in line at the circulation desk – patrons can check out items in the privacy of their own devices, on their own time, from anywhere in the library.  In addition to a quicker, simpler, and more private check-out experience, meeScan will help you keep track of your checkouts and stay green by sending you an email receipt for every transaction.

To find out more about meeScan, visit meescan.com or stop by the Kingston Public Library to see how it works in person!

December 11th at 7:30 – Toastmasters

The Kingston club, South Shore Soliloquy, was chartered in 1996, and currently has about 30 members. We meet at the Adams Center, 33 Summer Street, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 7:30 — 9:30. For more information please call Ed Craven at 781-771-9302 or e-mail Ed at ejcraven@comcast.net.

This program is sponsored by the Kingston Public Library.

Gravestone of Edward Gray in Plymouth cemetery

In other spelling news

Gray’s Beach Park is named for Edward Gray, who arrived in Plymoth Colony in the 1642 and eventually became one of the the richest men around. He owned land along what later became Kingston’s shoreline, including as this notable land record,  the site of  Kingston’s little beach.

And we know it’s Gray’s with an A, because, yes, it’s carved in stone.

Gravestone of Edward Gray in Plymouth cemetery

This is Old Burial Hill in Plymouth, and Gray’s is one of the oldest marked stones there. The more legible of the two markers is actually a sign pointing to the original stone, which appears to be  in some kind of protective frame.  The related page on Find-a-Grave has some good modern close ups of the actual stone.

Source: The Jones River Village Historical Society Lantern Slide Collection IC4, series “The Pilgrim Story, Plymouth” 90 slides copyright A. S. Burbank, circa 1920.

December 13th 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.

This month, we’ll be reading The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede. 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.