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September 29th at 6:30 – Getting Started Homeschooling

Whether you are actively considering home education or are just curious about how it is done, you are invited to attend Getting Started Homeschooling. The free virtual program will be sponsored by  the Kingston Public Library on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

Topics to be covered include an overview of homeschooling, getting started, methods, resources, and homeschooling support. There will be time for questions and discussion.

The program will be presented by Sophia Sayigh. Sophia is a co-founder of Advocates for Home Education in Massachusetts, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable educational organization that gathers and disseminates information about homeschooling in Massachusetts through education, advocacy, and events. She is also the author of a fictional book featuring homeschoolers, Unschoolers.

More info on AHEM here:

Admission is free, but preregistration is required. To preregister, click on the button below

Space is limited and spots are allotted on a first come, first served basis.

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Leigh and 3 of her puppet friends

September 25th at 10:30 – Leigh and Friends at Home

Leigh and one of her puppetsJoin us September 25th at 10:30 for Leigh and Friends at home!  To register click the button below.  All participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting the day before the event.

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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 – 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.

line drawing of a computer printerPrinting for curbside pickup click here

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.