Our Spring 2021 Author Talks program runs from March to May. We’re excited to share this virtual series with you. Take a look at the complete list here, and sign up to join us.
There 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.
A Zoom link will be sent to your email address after registration is complete.
The Whalemobile is coming! Join Cynde as she take us on a virtual whale watch out of Gloucester. Learn about types of whales, what they do and why they are important to our oceans.
This program is suitable for 2nd grade -5th grade or younger with adult supervision. Registration required as a zoom link will be emailed to participants.
If the OCLN catalog doesn’t have what you want to borrow, take a look at Commonwealth Catalog. Most libraries across the state are sharing their materials again through inter-library loan.
You just need your library card and an email address to explore library collections all over Massachusetts. The FAQ for borrowers is here if you need it.
Teen volunteer Ella B. reads Sophie’s Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller
On Ichabod Island, a jagged strip of land thirteen miles off the coast of Massachusetts, ten-year-old Sky becomes an orphan for the second time after a tragic accident claims the lives of her adoptive parents. Grieving the death of his best friends, Leo’s life is turned upside down when he finds himself the guardian of young Sky. Back on the island and struggling to balance his new responsibilities and his marriage to his husband, Leo is supported by a powerful community of neighbors, many of them harboring secrets of their own.
Lisa Duffy received an MFA in creative writing from UMass Boston and has had her short fiction nominated for a Pushcart Prize and is a Kinsgston resident.
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Town Meeting begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, August 8. As of July 27, the venue is the Kingston Collection, 101 Kingston Collection Way, in the space next to the movie theater, formerly occupied by K1 Speed.
Kingston’s Town Meeting is run according to Town Meeting Time: A Handbook of Parliamentary Law, by the Massachusetts Moderators Association.
These are our current and upcoming opportunities for volunteers.
Greeters will be scheduled for 2-hour shifts and will be stationed near the Library entrance.
We will train you to
- welcome the public back to the Library
- let people know what to expect and what’s required
- monitor the number of people entering and leaving the building so we stay within occupancy limits
- answer routine questions or refer questions to us
- direct people to the right staff member or area
Storytime Readers and Presenters
Library programs are now online, both live on Zoom and as prerecorded videos. We’ll work with you to coordinate scheduling, solve technical issues, and promote your program.
We hope before long to resume offering programs in person.
Our first priority is for readers to create online storytimes for children from preschool to grade 2. Storytimes run for 30 minutes.
Are you interested in creating other programs? We know there are many talented people in Kingston, and we invite you to propose a program for any age. You could teach a craft or a skill, or share your interests with the community.
The Kingston Public Library is now offering printing with curbside pickup.
- An OCLN library card is required. If you don’t have one, get a Kingston card here.
Your first five pages are free and the charge is 20¢ per page after that. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee complete privacy, though we will place your print jobs in an envelope for pickup.
Please complete the “printing for curbside pickup” form and attach the file to be printed.
Hours for curbside pickup:
- Monday: 1 pm to 7 pm
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday: 11 am to 4pm
What we can print for you:
- Plain paper, letter or legal size, black & white or color
- Maximum file size is 1 MB.
- Acceptable file types are
- If your print job is over 20 pages, we’ll let you know the estimated cost before we print.
- You can pay online if the balance is over $5.00; log in to your OCLN account for more information.
- You can pay in cash when the Library reopens.
When your print job is ready:
- We’ll call you when your items are ready for pickup.
- We’ll also let you know the cost of printing, which is charged to your library card as “Printing.”
- When you arrive at the library, call 781-831-6275 and let us know you’re here.
- Wait in your car until staff puts your document on the table and re-enters the building.
- Please make sure to wear a mask and maintain social distancing with other library visitors.