All posts by Mike Slawson

Universal Class

With 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 Class offers an engaging and measurable learning experience that can help you reach your educational goals.

First time using Universal Class?
Watch a short tutorial below to learn the basics

Projekt 1065 Alan Gratz

Here 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 very well described and nicely worded throughout the book.  I highly recommend it.”

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KPL Seed Library@Home!

What is a seed library?

Our beautiful seed library, designed and painted by Kingston resident Jess Kjellander and her daughter Olivia.

Seed libraries are a grassroots movement designed to help support local growers, keep up crop diversity, and connect gardeners of all experience and interest levels.

Seed libraries work through the efforts of the community to save seeds and share them with their neighbors. Gardeners can browse the library and take home seeds they would like to grow. Growers who wish to donate can collect seeds according to the seed saving instructions and check their seeds into the library for others to use.

Kingston’s SeedLibrary@Home

Thank you to all who ordered seeds!  We hope you have a great growing season!

At the moment, we are not taking any more seed orders.  Due to an overwhelming response, our seed supply has been depleted.  If you would like to donate seeds, you can mail them to us at 6 Green Street, Kingston, MA 02364.  Or come by and drop them in the book drop!


Gardening Resources

Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Umass Amherst Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment

National Gardening Association

American Horticultural Society

SeedSavers Exchange – Planning a garden

GardenWeb – an online gardening forum

Guerrilla Gardening – a growing forum for gardeners with limited space

The Kingston Garden Club on Facebook

The Helpful Gardener Forums – resources for younger gardeners