All posts by Mike Slawson

February 22nd at 6pm – Trusts, Wills and Estate Planning

Having an estate plan is important for protecting one’s family and making sure everything they have worked for is taken care of. Estate tax attorneys in Boston and surrounding communities often counsel clients to create a revocable living trust due to the Massachusetts inheritance tax and the high home prices. Even modest estates can be subject to state estate tax. Creating a trust can minimize or eliminate the tax owed after death. Without an estate plan a court will decide who gets the assets based on state law rather than the individual deciding.

The Kingston Public Library is pleased to welcome Sean Hagan for the first of two online programs. The first program is on Monday, February 22 at 6:00 PM. Mr. Hagan will discuss estate planning and answer your questions.

Sean Hagan is a Partner at the Law Firm, Long Hagan Huff-Harris and primarily advises clients on estate and tax planning, as well as trust and estate administration matters. Mr. Hagan teaches a legal research and writing class to paralegal students at Bunker Hill Community College. He lives in Kingston.

A Zoom link will be sent in a confirmation email after registration.

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February 26th at 5pm – Fortnite Online Tournament

Are you the best Fortnite player in Kingston?  If you think so, join us on February 26th for a Fortnite Online Tournament!  Winners will receive gift cards to the console store of their choice.

The Kingston Public Library has partnered up with One Up Games to bring a competitive Fortnite experience to Kingston.  Registration is required.  Participants will be sent log in instructions a few days before the date of the program.

Please contact Mike at the Library with questions. – 781-831-6286

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Watch Now – Family Sing-a-long with Matt Heaton

Matt Heaton believes music for kids can be entertaining for both children AND parents. His songs are a mix of rockabilly, surf, American roots and Irish traditional music, delivered with a wry sense of humor and a sincere sense of fun.  Children and adults respond to his musicianship and variety. The adults in the room particularly appreciate the Muppet-esque touches of humor and observations of kid behavior.  Whether you call it children’s music, family music, kindie or toddlerbilly it’s sure to please listeners of all ages.


Virtual Sensory Storytimes through February

Through a Library Services and Technology Act Grant, the Kingston Public Library has teamed up with the Kennedy Donovan Center to bring you virtual sensory storytimes.

Sign up for a program here.  Once you’re signed up, we’ll let you know when your grab and go craft bag is ready.   Then you can pick up your craft bag, and join the program on Zoom!

Registration is required and space is limited!

September 10th at 7pm – Virtual Author Talk – Hank Phillippi Ryan

Bestselling and award-winning author and investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan delivers another twisty, thrilling cat and mouse novel of suspense that will have you guessing, and second-guessing, and then gasping with surprise in The First to Lie.

After a devastating betrayal, a young woman sets off on an obsessive path to justice, no matter what dark family secrets are revealed. But she doesn’t know that she isn’t the only one plotting revenge. There’s an affluent daughter of privilege, a glamorous manipulative wannabe, a determined reporter who is in too deep, and a grieving widow who has to choose her new reality. Who will be the first to lie? And when the stakes are life and death, do a few lies really matter?

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Curbside Pickup

The Kingston Public Library is now offering curbside pickup.  OCLN libraries are sending and receiving materials and ComCat – the Commonwealth Catalog – is up and running once again.

line drawing of a computer printerPrinting for curbside pickup click here

Hours for curbside pickup:

  • Monday: 1pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday through Friday: 11am to 4pm

Ways you can place a hold:

After your hold is placed:

  • We’ll let you know when your items are ready by your account preferences:
    • Email OR phone,  AND text message
    • You can change your preferences in MyAccount in the catalog
  • 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 wear a mask and maintain social distancing with other library visitors.