All posts by Mike Slawson

Trivia Night to Support the Library

The Kingston Public Library Foundation is excited to have you join us for another Summer trivia event, this time hosted by The Trivia Brothers!

As always, the money raised at this event will go towards supporting programming and services at the Kingston Public Library.  You may have heard the KPL staff has been drastically reduced; this is an incredible loss to the Library and our Town.  This is why the supporting efforts of the KPLF, such as the recent painting and carpeting of the Children’s Room, continues to be crucial when filling in budget gaps.

We are sad that Covid-19 has resulted in our Trivia Night being virtual, but there is always a silver lining and for this event that silver lining is literary-themed cocktails!  What better way to get your mind thinking about random history or pop culture questions than with a drink.

You can register your trivia team here

Curbside Pickup – Available Now

The Kingston Public Library is now offering curbside pickup.  Delivery of holds between some of the OCLN libraries has started, but please be aware that the process is very new and might be uncertain at time. We are restricting requests to 10 items.

Hours for curbside pickup:

  • Monday: 1pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday: 11am to 4pm

Ways you can place a hold:

After your hold is placed:

  • We’ll call you when your items are ready for pickup (please ignore any texts or emails you might get about holds).
  • When you arrive at the library, call 781-831-6275 and let us know you’re here.
  • Wait in your car until staff puts your holds on the table and re-enters the building.
  • Please make sure to wear a mask and maintain social distancing with other library visitors.

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 National Marine Fisheries service to document the entire process, from rescuing sea turtles along Cape Cod beaches through their medical care and rehabilitation at the New England Aquarium (NEAq) sea turtle facility in Quincy, to their release back into the environment. Exclusive underwater photos of turtles in the NEAq Giant Ocean Tank are included in this presentation”.

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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 underwater that live in and around the parks of Kingston. These include White tail deer, coyote, red fox, groundhog, chipmunk, cottontail rabbit, gray squirrel, etc. Underwater photos show Striped bass, Flounder, River herring, Rainbow smelt, Large and Smallmouth bass, pumpkinseed, bluegill, chain pickerel, yellow perch, etc.”

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Leigh and 3 of her puppet friends

Friday June 5th at 10:30am – Leigh and Friends from Home

Leigh and one of her puppetsJoin 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 take place on Friday June 5th at 10:30am.  Login information will be posted on this page.  For more information email Mike at mslawson@kingstonpubliclibrary.org or contact the library at 781-585-0517 and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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