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Boston Bruins 12th annual PJ Drive

Few things in life are as comforting as snuggling up in a warm pair of PJs and listening to a story. Unfortunately, for many children across Massachusetts living under financial hardship, this comfort is out of reach. The Kingston Public Library is committed to helping to solve this problem by making sure more children have access to warm, comfortable pajamas. Teaming up with the Boston Bruins, Cradles to Crayons, Wonderfund of Massachusetts, the Department of Children and Families, and other local organizations, the Library is collecting new pajamas for children who live in low income or homeless situations.

Over the last 11 years, the Boston Bruins PJ Drive has raised thousands of dollars, and given thousands of PJs to families in need. This year, with a goal of 15,000 new PJs, the drive is poised once again to help thousands of children across the state. To reach this goal, the help of all communities in Massachusetts is needed.  In years past Kingston residents have shown their kindness by contributing generously to this drive.

The drive runs from February 1st to March 15th. Those interested in making a donation can drop off their new PJs at collection stations at the Kingston Public Library, Town Hall, Council on Aging, Fire Department, and the Recreation Department.  Donation bins can also be found at preschools throughout Kingston.  In addition to helping families in need, pajamas donated during the last week of February will count towards paying off overdue fines at the library.   With the help and support of Kingston residents, thousands of children across Massachusetts can have access to a warm set of PJs, something no kid should be without.

For more information visit the library’s website at www.kingstonpubliclibrary.org or call the library at 781-585-0517 x6280

 

 

February 27th – Introduction to Drawing With the Apple Pencil for Ages 13 and up

The Apple Pencil is a remarkable tool for learning to draw and create really impressive art work! It’s also really fun!

The Kingston Public Library is offering a three week course to introduce you to the iPad and Apple Pencil. This course will run on consecutive Wednesdays: February 27, March 6 and 13 from 7pm to 9pm at the Adams Center.

The instructor for this program is artist and Kingston resident, Stephen Clinch  Please register online using the form below or call the library at 781-585-0517 and ask for Stephanie or Mike. Class size is limited and registration is required. 

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March 2nd – Introduction to Drawing With the Apple Pencil for Children Ages 9 to 12

The Apple Pencil is a remarkable tool for learning to draw and create really impressive art work! It’s also really fun!

The Kingston Public Library is offering a three week course to introduce children ages 9-12 to the iPad and Apple Pencil. This course will run on consecutive Saturdays: March 2, 9 and 16 from 9:30 until 11:00.

The instructor for this program is artist and Kingston resident, Stephen Clinch.  Please register online using the button below or call the library at 781-585-0517 and ask for Stephanie or Mike. Class size is limited and registration is required.

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March 6th at 5:00 – Wednesday Afternoon Reading Club

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Come 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.

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March 14th at 5:30 – 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 Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow.  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.