Category Archives: Audience

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March 22nd at 6:30 – Laughter Yoga with Robert Rivest

The current calendar year need not be invoked to make the point that there’s never been a better time than now for a good laugh.  Laughter, other than being jolly good fun, helps to boost the immune system, increase oxygen intake, release endorphins and serotonin, reduce blood pressure, relieve stress, and promote emotional growth. With benefits like these, we should all laugh more. This is where Laughter Yoga can help.

Laughter Yoga combines interactive laughter exercises with deep centering breaths and calming movements. It is a joyful way to connect with others and it’s for all ages and backgrounds. It’s also an effective way to handle a bad mood or the blues. Laughter Yoga has been recommended by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Andrew Weil as well as Oprah Winfrey.

Robert Rivest will lead a Laughter Yoga session via Zoom on Monday, March 22 at 6:30 PM.

Mr. Rivest is an international performer and teacher. In addition to being a comic mime artist, he is also a health, literacy and stress relief educator, a mindfulness teacher, a certified laughter yoga master trainer and an engaging public speaker. Since 1990 Robert has given over 8,000 presentations in Europe, Asia, Africa and across the U.S. His mission is to use mindfulness, laughter and the performing arts to bring greater health and happiness to individuals and organizations around the world.

A Zoom link for this event will be included in a confirmation email after registration.

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Ted Reinstein – “The New Normal New England Road Trip: No Mask or Gas Required” – April 7th at 7pm

In celebration of Library Giving Day, the Kingston Public Library Foundation is bringing “Chronicle” reporter Ted Reinstein to the KPL with his exciting talk “The New Normal New England Road Trip: No Mask or Gas Required.” Join us virtually on April 7th at 7pm for this free program. Register at https://givebutter.com/2021LGD or text “LGD” to (202) 858-1233.

During a challenging time when most people are limiting their travel, this talk takes folks along on a rollicking ride around New England – all in just one hour, and all from the comfort of their own home. Author of three books about New England and longtime “Chronicle” reporter Ted Reinstein is your tour guide as you go from Maine to Rhode Island, Mt. Washington Mt. Mansfield, and Berkshire foliage to Fenway Park. But Ted’s 20-plus years of reporting and telling stories from all over New England means this is not your average bus tour. Prepare to meet colorful characters who’ve done the darndest things, learn odd facts about familiar places, and of course – this being a Ted talk – expect to visit at least a few fabulous classic diners. (Spoiler alert: Ted reveals where to find THE best clam chowdah in America – and it’s right here in New England!) Ted will take questions following the talk.

March 26th at 2pm – The Bubble Music Man

Come join the Bubble Driveway party with the Bubble Music Man.  Kid friendly music, with bubbles, and “Bubbleology” to create a fun experience for kids.  Our parties feature dancing and movement as well as Big Bubbles and some bubble creations, sure to bring smiles!

This program will take place outside at the Kingston Public Library.  To sign up, visit www.kingstonrec.com or click the register button below.

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Covid-19 vaccine at the Council on Aging

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If you are over the age of 75 and wish to receive the COVID 19 vaccine, please contact the Council on Aging at 781-585-0511 Monday through Thursday from 830 am until 4 pm and Friday from 830 am until noon.

Please be prepared to provide your name, address, phone number, date of birth and an email address to the call taker. If you wish to seek a vaccine on your own, call Mass211 or visit their site for assistance.

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March 8th 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 March 8th 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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State Tax Forms are Here

As long as they last, you can pick up Massachusetts resident and non-resident tax booklets and forms outside during our curbside hours.  No need to schedule or call. The forms and instructions are also online.

We’ve ordered federal tax forms. We don’t know when they’ll get here, but when they do, we’ll let you know here.  Alternatively,  get forms and instructions online.

Be aware that deadlines and requirements may be different than in the past (definitely different from 1799, when Judah Washburn was taxed $3 for his two-person, one-horse chaise with a top).

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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.

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