What’s happening

Some of what’s happening at the Kingston Public Library

  • March Gallery and Display Case Exhibit – ‘A Preview of Spring: Floral Watercolors’ by Patricia Flaherty This March, the breath of spring will be on exhibit in our gallery and display case with ‘A Preview of Spring: Floral Watercolors’ by Duxbury artist Patricia Flaherty. Patricia Flaherty studied both English and art in college and pursued a career as an academic editor in Boston and Cambridge. In later ... Continue Reading
  • Youth Advisory Council Meeting – March 25th at 6:30 Teen members of YACIf you are not a member of the Youth Advisory Council but are interested in learning more about it, we would love to have you join us at a meeting.  Pizza and drinks will be provided.  This meeting can be used for community service. Please call 781-585-0517 x 6284 to sign ... Continue Reading
  • March 20th at 5:00 – Wednesday Afternoon Reading Club March 20th at 5:00 - Wednesday Afternoon Reading Club 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. ... Continue Reading
  • March 27th at 5:30pm – Chess Club for Grades 4 to 6 Closeup of chessboardChildren in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades are invited to sign-up for an hour of chess play and instruction. Make new friends and learn new chess moves. Please use register using the online form below or call 781-585-0517 x 6273. Michael Ball is the instructor for this club.   Continue Reading
  • March 27th at 7pm – Crime in the Catacombs – A True Crime Podcast Club Join us on March 27th at 7pm for our first monthly meeting of Crime in the Catacombs – A True Crime Podcast Club. This month we’ll be discussing the podcast “Dirty John” as well as picking our discussion topic for April. The “Dirty John” podcast can be found for free ... Continue Reading
  • March 28th at 4pm – Sparky the Bog Dog Children in grades K-2 are invited to sign up to attend an author program featuring the book Sparky the Bog Dog written by Kingston author Janet DiLeo-Wade. Please sign up using the button below or by calling the library at 781-585-0517.   Continue Reading
  • Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 PM – Sail Away On the Craft of Pastel Painting with Greg Maichack Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 PM - Sail Away On the Craft of Pastel Painting with Greg MaichackThe Kingston Public Library will once again host award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack to present this hands-on workshop for adults  ‘Sail on the Craft of Pastel Painting’ on Thursday, March 28 at 6:30. This program will be held at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen Street, Kingston, MA. During ... Continue Reading
  • New Museum Pass – Peabody Essex Museum Thanks to the Friends of the Kingston Public Library we’re excited to announce our newest discounted museum pass to the Peabody Essex Museum!  One of the nation’s largest museums, PEM features art and culture from New England and around the world. You can see what’s currently on exhibit here.   To book a ... Continue Reading
  • Every Monday – LEGOS at the Library LEGOs at the Library Logo Join the fun every Monday at 5:30 in the Activities Room in the Children’s Department.  Build to our theme, or build anything you like!  For more information call the library at 781-585-0517 x6273 Continue Reading
  • Story and Craft – Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 Cartoon lion and tiger in front of books. Story time logoDrop-in for a story or two and stay after for a book-themed craft!  This program is available on Tuesdays and will repeat on Fridays. Continue Reading
  • March Book Madness! This March, join other OCLN library users in playing the OCLN March Madness Book Tournament. The OCLN March Madness Book Tournament brings the excitement of the NCAA basketball tournament and the love of books and reading to the libraries of the South Shore! Over the course of five weeks starting on ... Continue Reading
  • Weekly – Knotty Knitters A basket of yarnJoin the Knotty Knitters every Wednesday at the Kingston Public Library from 7 to 9 pm as we share our patterns, techniques and experience with each other in a relaxed and congenial atmosphere. For more information contact Maryanne Driscoll 781-585-0517 x115 mdriscol@kingstonpubliclibrary.org Continue Reading
  • March 28th at 10:30 – Bubble Time Floating bubblesDrop in and listen to some fun music while you frolic in the bubbles! Continue Reading
  • Kingston Community Seed Library Stop by our small but growing seed library located in the lobby!  Take some seeds home and try your hand at gardening! Experienced gardeners and seed savers who wish to share their seeds with the community can leave seeds for others to take! For more information call the library at 781-585-0517 x6285 Continue Reading
  • 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 ... Continue Reading
  • New item for checkout – Mobile WiFi Hotspots Want to stream the big game but the power is out?  Can’t get Wi-Fi service on vacation? Using up too much of your data plan while on the road?  The Kingston Public Library has the solution – mobile Wi-Fi hotspots. Kingston’s “library of things” continues to expand with more items you may not ... Continue Reading
  • Board Games Now Available for Checkout Board Games Now Available for CheckoutGet in the game!  Board games are now available for checkout at the Kingston Public Library!  Stop by the lobby to check one out today, or browse through our collection here. Continue Reading