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Juneteenth

Portrait of two children
From the Library of Congress

Juneteenth marks our country’s second independence day.

https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/historical-legacy-juneteenth

The Emancipation Proclamation freed enslaved people in Confederate states at the start of 1863,  and the 13th Amendment ended slavery across the U.S. almost three years later. In the year between, the news of freedom spread slowly. It was only when the Union Army reached Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, that an officer read aloud the order “that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free”

 

Juneteenth commemorates the liberation of thousands of people in Texas that day.  In the 155 years since, Juneteenth has been joyously celebrated,  solemnly observed and virtually erased, all at the same time. In the conflicting ways that we know our shared history, and how we acknowledge and resolve those differences, lies the liminal lesson of Juneteenth:

The past is never dead. It’s not even past.

Requiem for a Nun by William Faulkner

What will our next Juneteenth be like?

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These beauties are on their way out to grace your favorite local walking trails. Let us know if you find one!

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This spotted turtle is named "F9". Researchers first found F9 in central MA back in 1993. We've continued to find F9 several times over the past 27 years; she is now more than 40 years old! F9 was recently outfitted with a radio-transmitter to learn more about the population of spotted turtles in Franklin county. 📷: Mike Jones ... See MoreSee Less

Snapping turtles spend most of their time submerged underwater. Most people encounter them during the egg-laying season in late May and June, when females may travel considerable distances from water to nest in lawns or sandy areas. Learn more: bit.ly/turtle-crossing 📸: Katie Burnette ... See MoreSee Less

Elm Street/Jones River - such a beautiful day by the water 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

Elm Street/Jones River - such a beautiful day by the water 😊

Timeline PhotosThis northern water snake was just chilling in a stream. Nice specimen! ... See MoreSee Less

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Wednesday July 1st, 2020 - 2:25 pm

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Due to COVID-19, all adoption applications will be processed via email. If you are interested in adopting an animal from the Kingston Animal Shelter, please fill out an application online and submit the completed form via email or facebook message. Applications can be found on our facebook or at the Town of Kingston Animal Control website.
If you are interested in adopting any of the animals in our shelter, please fill out an application online. Only upon application approval will an adoption coordinator contact you to schedule a meet and greet with the animal(s) you may be interested in taking home.
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Due to COVID-19, all adoption applications will be processed via email. If you are interested in adopting an animal from the Kingston Animal Shelter, please fill out an application online and submit the completed form via email or facebook message. Applications can be found on our facebook or at the Town of Kingston Animal Control website.
If you are interested in adopting any of the animals in our shelter, please fill out an application online. Only upon application approval will an adoption coordinator contact you to schedule a meet and greet with the animal(s) you may be interested in taking home.

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So adorable and precious praying Alex and Sammy will be adopted together by a loving family soon shared. Also praying Pierre will be adopted by a loving family soon shared

So beautiful!! Praying they’ll get adopted together by a loving family soon shared

Beautiful cat, so sad she was declawed. Does she get along well with dogs?

So precious praying they’ll be adopted soon shared

They are adorable!

What a sweetheart ♥️♥️♥️ praying she’ll be adopted by a loving family soon shared

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OMG Kim Gillis Ledin it must be meant to be 😁

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Theodore

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Elise McDonough I like Constance u should get her so I can cuddle it

Alycia Murphy plz get one

Do have any more left

Wait is Charlie still available?

Aaron Naylor

Krystal Raposo Jenn Fontes wook at them❤️

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My cats in pain battery shock.

Dillon J. Mariano get kitty

Praying April will be adopted by a loving family soon shared

Look Tommi Cordle-Scott Goose

You don’t allow a meeting first?!?!?! Why not?!?!

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Monday June 29th, 2020 - 11:15 am

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The Kingston Animal Shelter would like to thank Dwights demo & the hard work of Clayton of C&C Entertainment for donating hard work & sweat to give our outdoor kennel areas a nice spring cleaning! ... See MoreSee Less

The Kingston Animal Shelter would like to thank Dwights demo & the hard work of Clayton of C&C Entertainment for donating hard work & sweat to give our outdoor kennel areas a nice spring cleaning!

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Looks so nice and neat.

Looks great!

Oh my goodness thank you so much for your kindness to the animals ♥️♥️♥️

Looks so good!

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Friday June 26th, 2020 - 2:52 pm

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Thursday June 25th, 2020 - 12:28 pm

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Tuesday July 7th, 2020 - 8:15 am

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Did you know that Hoopla has a book club? The Summer Spotlight is The Bear by Andrew Krivak and it's available as an eBook and digital audiobook. Check it out.
theclub.hoopladigital.com/?utm_source=pardot-library&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=book-club&utm_...
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Did you know that Hoopla has a book club? The Summer Spotlight is The Bear by Andrew Krivak and its available as an eBook and digital audiobook. Check it out.
http://theclub.hoopladigital.com/?utm_source=pardot-library&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=book-club&utm_term=resource&utm_content=bear

Friday July 3rd, 2020 - 8:36 am

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There will be no curbside pickup on Friday July 3rd, while we close to observe the Fourth of July holiday. Pickup will resume on Monday July 6th at 1 pm. We wish you a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday July 2nd, 2020 - 8:15 am

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With so much uncertainty at the present moment, it's important to protect your finances. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has advice on mortgage and housing assistance, student loans, managing finances and avoiding scams. Go to www.consumerfinance.gov/coronavirus/ to learn more. ... See MoreSee Less

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Monday June 29th, 2020 - 8:05 pm

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Delivery between libraries is resuming. That means that soon you will not be restricted to borrowing just what’s in our library. It will take some time for everything to be available, but holds are opening up! ... See MoreSee Less

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Best news in a long time!

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This is good news !

Woohoo! Was just lamenting how challenging Summer Reading will be without Inter-Library Loan. So glad it is restarting!

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