All posts by Mike Slawson

Drawing with the Apple Pencil

The Kingston Public Library is, again, offering a three week course for adults and children to introduce you to the iPad and Apple Pencil.

Classes are held in the Adams Center located at 33 Summer Street in Kingston. All materials are provided.

Please register online using the register links on this page or call the library at 781-585-0517 and ask for Stephanie or Mike. Class size is limited and registration is required. Classes build on each other so please be prepared to attend all three.

Class Information

Session 1 Ages 13 and up:  This course will run on consecutive Thursdays September 12, 19 & 26 from 7 PM to 9 PM. It is free and all materials are provided. The instructor for this program is artist and Kingston resident, Steve Clinch.

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Session 1 Ages 8 to 12: This course will run on Saturdays September 14, 21 & October 5th, from 9 AM to 11 AM. It is free and is for Kids ages 8-12. All materials are provided. The instructor for this program is artist and Kingston resident, Steve Clinch.

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Session 2 Ages 13 and up:  This course will run on consecutive Thursdays October 10th, 17th, & 24th from 7 PM to 9 PM. It is free and all materials are provided. The instructor for this program is artist and Kingston resident, Steve Clinch.

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Session 2 Ages 8 to 12: This course will run on Saturdays October 12th, 19th, & November 2nd from 9 AM to 11 AM. It is free and is for Kids ages 8-12. All materials are provided. The instructor for this program is artist and Kingston resident, Steve Clinch.

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September 18th at 5pm – Wednesday Afternoon Reading Club

The Wednesday Reading Club meets every other week. We are currently reading The Last Kids on Earth by Matt Ballier. 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. The goal of this group is to support young readers and the instructor for this program is Angela Ball.

September 24th at 7pm – Interior Decorating 101: Design Basics with Barbara Graceffa

Join us and learn the basic elements and professional decoration tips on contrast, focal point, line, pattern, repetition, shape, size, texture, variety, and whimsy to consider when decorating interior (and exterior) places. You will leave this “stylish” workshop with lots of practical tips and inspiration from the many show-and-tell examples. This is a free program.  To register, click the button below or contact the library at 781-505-0517

This program will be held at the Kingston Council on Aging at 30 Evergreen St., Kingston, MA.

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September 25th at 7pm – Crime in the Catacombs: A True Crime Podcast Club

Our monthly meetings will take place at the Adams Center located at 33 Summer Street in Kingston. For more information contact the library at 781-585-0517.

 

 

This month we’ll be listening to Serial Season Three

 

The podcasts for this group often contain mature themes and may not be appropriate for sensitive listeners. This event is for ages 18 and up and registration is not required.

September 26th – Author Talk – Lisa Duffy This is Home

Sixteen-year-old Libby Winters lives in a seaside town north of Boston called Paradise, a town that rarely lives up to its name. After the death of her mother, Libby lives in the middle apartment of a triple decker with her father and two aunts that live on the top floor. Her father works nights as a policeman, so Libby shuffles back and forth from her apartment to her aunt’s apartment which leaves her wishing for a home of her very own.

In This is Home, the latest novel from author and Kingston resident Lisa Duffy, a new tenant moves in to the first floor apartment. Quinn Ellis is at a crossroads because her husband, who is a war veteran suffering from PTSD, is missing. Despite Libby’s father trying to make Quinn feel welcome, Libby feels quite differently about the new tenant. But soon enough, an unlikely friendship begins to blossom between the two.

She will speak at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen Street.

 

 

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Teen members of YAC

September 30th at 6:00 – Youth Advisory Council Meeting

If 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 up or find out more. Ask for Hannele.