Category Archives: Adults

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January 25th at 6pm – Resume Writing Workshop

Closeup of woman taking notesThere is so much advice and information out there on how to write a resume that just getting started can feel overwhelming.  Which format to use and what information to include is just couple of the questions one might ask when writing a resume. Seeking professional guidance is a good place to start.

The Kingston Public Library is pleased to welcome back career consultant, Gary Gekow, for two online programs.  The first program is entitled Resume Writing and will be on Zoom on January 25 at 6:00 PM. The program will begin with a brief demonstration of the Library’s online cover letter and resume resources and how to use them before Mr. Gekow delivers his program. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and get advice. Another online program is planned for February with Mr. Gekow.

Gary Gekow is a Senior Employment Specialist and Career Coach with 30 years of recruiting and employment services experience in the Boston staffing industry. He works closely with client companies in many industries and job seekers in various specialties. His past programs at the Kingston Public Library were well received by those in attendance.

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March 18th at 7pm – Virtual Author Talk – Cass R Sunstein

How much information is too much? Do we need to know how many calories are in the popcorn that we bought on our way into the movie theater? Do we want to know if we are genetically predisposed to a certain disease? Can we do anything useful with next week’s weather forecast for Paris if we are not in Paris? In Too Much Information: Understanding What You Don’t Want to Know, Cass Sunstein examines the effects of information on our lives.

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April 1st at 7pm – Author Talk – Tobey Pearl

In Providence, Plymouth Colony in 1638 a young Nipmuc tribesman, returning home from trading beaver pelts, is fatally stabbed in a robbery near Plymouth Colony by a white runaway servant and fellow rogues. Fighting for his life, the tribesman is able with his final breaths to reveal the details of the attack to Providence’s governor, Roger Williams. A frantic manhunt by the fledgling government ensues, followed by the convening of the colony’s first murder trial, with Plymouth Colony’s governor Thomas Prence presiding as judge. The jury is made up of local settlers whose allegiance seems more likely to be with the accused than with the murdered Nipmuc tribesman.

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April 22nd at 7pm – Author Talks – Fredrik Logevall

John F. Kennedy’s meteoric rise to become the youngest elected president cemented his status as one of the most mythologized figures in American history. While hagiographic portrayals of his dazzling charisma, reports of his extramarital affairs, and disagreements over his political legacy have come and gone since his death, these accounts all fail to capture the full person. In JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956, Pulitzer Prize winning historian, Fredrik Logevall, fills in this gap in our historical knowledge.

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April 29th at 7pm – Author Talk – Ted Widmer

As a divided nation plunges into the deepest crisis in its history, Abraham Lincoln boards a train for Washington and his inauguration—an inauguration Southerners have vowed to prevent. In Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington, a book that Doris Kearns Goodwin calls “A book for our time”, Ted Widmer charts these pivotal thirteen days of travel, as Lincoln discovers his power, speaks directly to the public, and sees his country up close.

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