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August 7th – 9th at 1:30 – Comics Boot Camp with Rachel Maguire

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone ages 11-18 that is interested in learning how to create comics.

If you already have some knowledge and talent, then you can still join the fun and perhaps learn something new.  The work created during the Boot Camp will go on exhibit in the Library Gallery during December.

PLEASE NOTE: When you sign up for the Wednesday class, this will include participation in the Thursday and Friday sessions as well.  Register below

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August 8th at 6pm – Magic: The Gathering Club for Teens

Join us for the weekly meeting of Kingston’s Magic:  The Gathering Club!  A starter deck will be provided for each attendee, and we welcome both new and experienced players.

This club is for ages 13 to 18 and meets weekly on Thursdays from 6 to 7:45pm in the Teen Room at the Kingston Public Library. For more information contact Mike at the Library at 781-585-0517 or mslawson@kingstonpubliclibrary.org.

To sign up, click the register button below.

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September 19th – Author Talk – Roberta Gately Footprints in the Dust

As a young ER nurse in Boston, Roberta Gately was stopped cold by stark images in the news of children with distended bellies and empty haunting stares. She called the aid organization featured in the news story and, within two months, was on her way. Just the word “refugee” sparks conversation and fuels emotion. There are twenty-two million refugees worldwide and another sixty-five million who have been displaced. But who are these people?

Footprints in the Dust: Nursing, Survival, Compassion, and Hope with Refugees Around the World reveals the humanity behind the headlines, beginning where newscasters end their reports. The people within this riveting book are neither all saints nor all sinners but they’re impossible to forget.

She will speak at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen Street.

 

 
 
 

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September 26th – Author Talk – Lisa Duffy This is Home

Sixteen-year-old Libby Winters lives in a seaside town north of Boston called Paradise, a town that rarely lives up to its name. After the death of her mother, Libby lives in the middle apartment of a triple decker with her father and two aunts that live on the top floor. Her father works nights as a policeman, so Libby shuffles back and forth from her apartment to her aunt’s apartment which leaves her wishing for a home of her very own.

In This is Home, the latest novel from author and Kingston resident Lisa Duffy, a new tenant moves in to the first floor apartment. Quinn Ellis is at a crossroads because her husband, who is a war veteran suffering from PTSD, is missing. Despite Libby’s father trying to make Quinn feel welcome, Libby feels quite differently about the new tenant. But soon enough, an unlikely friendship begins to blossom between the two.

She will speak at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen Street.

 

 

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October 3rd – Author Talk – Dan Kennedy The Return of the Moguls

In 1993 the Boston Globe was sold to The New York Times Company for a cool $1.1 billion. Twenty years later, they resold it for just $70 million to John Henry, the principle owner of the Boston Red Sox. Henry inspired optimism in Boston because of his track record as a public-spirited business executive, which seemed to ensure that the shrunken newspaper would not be subjected to further downsizing. In just a few days, the sale of the Globe was overtaken by much bigger news. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and one of the world’s richest people, bought the Washington Post for $250 million.

In The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry are Remaking Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century, Dan Kennedy tells the story of how, over the course of a generation, the daily newspaper has seen an unchecked slide from record profitability and readership to plummeting profits and increasing irrelevance. The newspaper business is at a perilous crossroads. This essential book explains why and how today’s new crop of media moguls might help it to survive.

He will speak at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen Street.

 

 

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October 17th – Author Talk – Andrew Holman Hockey: A Global History

Ice hockey, long considered Canadian, is actually a centuries long, worldwide phenomenon. Hockey: A Global History draws on twenty-five years of research to present a monumental history of the sport. There are stories of on-ice stars and organizational visionaries, venues and classic games, the evolution of rules and advances in equipment, and the ascendance of corporations and instances of bureaucratic trickery.

Andrew Holman charts modern hockey’s “birthing” in Montreal and follow its migration from Canada south to the United States and east to Europe. The story then shifts from the sport’s emergence as a nationalist battlefront to the movement of talent across international borders to the game of today, where men and women at all levels of play lace ’em up on the shinny ponds of Saskatchewan, the wide ice of the Olympics, and across the breadth of Asia.

He will speak at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen Street.

 

 

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