Local History Room – Past Exhibits

A few of our previous exhibits.

  • Juneteenth Juneteenth From the Library of Congress .ugb-f1596c4-wrapper.ugb-container__wrapper{background-color:#fff !important}.ugb-f1596c4-content-wrapper.ugb-container__content-wrapper{width:100% !important}.ugb-f1596c4-wrapper.ugb-container__wrapper:before{background-color:#fff !important}.ugb-f1596c4-content-wrapper > h1,.ugb-f1596c4-content-wrapper > h2,.ugb-f1596c4-content-wrapper > h3,.ugb-f1596c4-content-wrapper > h4,.ugb-f1596c4-content-wrapper > h5,.ugb-f1596c4-content-wrapper > h6{color:#222222}.ugb-f1596c4-content-wrapper > p,.ugb-f1596c4-content-wrapper > ol li,.ugb-f1596c4-content-wrapper > ul li{color:#222222} Juneteenth marks our country’s second independence day. https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/historical-legacy-juneteenth The Emancipation Proclamation freed enslaved people in Confederate states at the start of 1863,  and the ... Continue Reading
  • Make a Fidget Spinner with Ella B Make a Fidget Spinner with Ella BLearn how to make your very own fidget spinner with Ella B from the Kingston Public Library Youth Advisory Council! Continue Reading
  • Visit a koala! Visit a koala! We’re happy to let you know that you can learn about koala bears and porcupines and more through the Roger Williams Zoo’s Preschool Adventures. It’s part of our Museum Pass programs, funded by the Friends. Pick your story here Use the password Librarypassmember Set off on your zoo adventure! Continue Reading
  • Summer Reading Program–Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program--Imagine Your Story Click on the image above or follow this link to register for our online minutes read logging program. The Kingston Public Library’s Summer Reading Program has started! This program is for children entering K through 6 in the fall and will run until August 15. When you sign up, you’ll get ... Continue Reading
  • Curbside pickup form Use this form to request library materials, get help with holds, or have a staff member choose something for you. On July 2, we founds some request forms in the dreaded spam folder. We’re pretty sure we’ve fixed it, but… If you submit a curbside form and don’t hear from us within ... Continue Reading
  • Curbside Pickup – Available Now Curbside Pickup - Available NowThe Kingston Public Library is now offering curbside pickup.  For the moment, you can place holds only on items in Kingston’s collection. When delivery between libraries starts up again, we’ll let you know.  Due to limited supply we are restricting requests to 10 items. New Hours for curbside pickup: Monday: 1pm to ... Continue Reading
  • Paper Ninja Stars with Abby from YAC Paper Ninja Stars with Abby from YACLearn how to make a paper ninja star with Abby from the Kingston Public Library’s Youth Advisory Committee. Continue Reading
  • June 25th at 7pm – Rescue and Rehabilitation of Sea Turtles June 25th at 7pm - Rescue and Rehabilitation of Sea Turtles From early November through the end of December, young sea turtles are stranded along north facing beaches of Cape Cod. These “Cold stunned” turtles are near death and suffer from pneumonia, as well as injuries to their bodies, or both. This program follows photographer Bob Michelson, who was contracted by NOAA ... Continue Reading
  • June 18th at 7pm – Sharks to Parks with Bob Michelson June 18th at 7pm - Sharks to Parks with Bob Michelson“Sharks To Parks” begins with a presentation on predator/prey relationships using our mounted 7 1/2 foot long gold hammerhead shark named Bruce (yes, a real shark we caught fishing off of Florida 40 years).  We then segue into a photography-based presentation showing all of the animals, both on land and ... Continue Reading
  • June 15 – Zoom Program – Financial Advice During Uncertainty June 15 - Zoom Program - <i>Financial Advice During Uncertainty</i>Planning and setting goals for your financial future can be very demanding. While financial planning is always important to attain your financial objectives, it is never more necessary than during periods of fiscal uncertainty. With our current economic situation, it has become apparent that revising your financial plan is more and ... Continue Reading
  • Ella from the Youth Advisory Council – Swinging Snail Craft Ella from the Youth Advisory Council - Swinging Snail CraftJoin Ella from the Kingston Public Library’s Youth Advisory Council and learn how to make a swinging snail craft!  What to join or find out more about YAC?  Click here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2hpk96kDxo Continue Reading
  • LOVE Bracelet with Ella C. LOVE Bracelet with Ella C.Follow along with Ella C and create a LOVE bracelet in Binary Code using pony beads. https://www.facebook.com/jennie.mclauthlen/videos/3170977589628037/ Continue Reading
  • Star Wars Day Craft with Eme & Brook Star Wars Day Craft with Eme & BrookKids Star Wars Day craft with Eme & Brook of the KPL Youth Advisory Council. MAY THE 4th BE WITH YOU! https://www.facebook.com/jennie.mclauthlen/videos/3159525914106538/ Continue Reading
  • Stories with Mr. Mike and Miss Holly Stories with Mr. Mike and Miss HollyJoin Mr. Mike from the Kingston Public Library and Miss Holly from the Holmes Public Library in Halifax for a storytime about dogs! https://youtu.be/rFyZWN2Rd_4     Fun Doggy Storytime Activities: Cosmic Kids Yoga – Dog on the Moon https://youtu.be/v9W8iV4AJYQ Art for Kids Hub – Learn how to draw a dog! https://youtu.be/NatsdDyn6yY   GoNoodle – Doggy Mindfulness https://youtu.be/eSUbuM3pT4E Continue Reading
  • Kingston Public Library YouTube Channel Kingston Public Library YouTube ChannelThe staff of the Kingston Public Library have curated playlists on the these topics: Do It Yourself (DIY), Library/Community, History, Live Music, Music, Science, and Natural World.  Click here to visit our YouTube channel. Keep checking back as we’ll be updating our channel with new content! Continue Reading
  • Paperback Book Crafts With Debbie Grace – Birdhouses & Fairy Houses Paperback Book Crafts With Debbie Grace - Birdhouses & Fairy HousesJoin Library Trustee Debbie Grace and learn how to make a birdhouse or a fairy house out of an old paperback book.  Check out Kingston Community Fun’s Facebook Page to see more fun activities!   Continue Reading
  • Friday June 5th at 10:30am – Leigh and Friends from Home Friday June 5th at 10:30am - Leigh and Friends from HomeJoin Leigh and her puppet friends for a fun storytime from home!  Leigh will be sharing her performance through Zoom remote conferencing software.  If you don’t have Zoom, and would like to participate, visit the Zoom website to download the software or find out more. Leigh and Friends from Home will ... Continue Reading
  • Universal Class Universal ClassWith a growing course catalog of over 500 online classes, Universal Class provides continuing education to cover almost any interest. Over 500,000 students around the world have benefited from Universal Class’ unique instructional technologies. With streaming video, website avatars, insightful instructional content, helpful tutors, and a social networking experience, Universal ... Continue Reading
  • Projekt 1065 Alan Gratz Projekt 1065 Alan GratzHere is a review from Brook, age 14, for the book  “Project 1065” by Alan Gratz: “A very interesting historical fiction that kept me on the edge of my seat. It was exciting and I didn’t want to stop reading it.  The challenges that Michael, the main character, went through were ... Continue Reading
  • Hoopla HooplaHoopla is a digital media service  that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV!  To log in to Hoopla, have you library card ready and click here. Continue Reading