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August 10th at 6pm – Adjusting to a Changing New Normal

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a major impact on employment issues and job search trends. Adjusting to a Changing New Normal is an interactive virtual Zoom meeting and will address a series of topics including, but not limited to working from home, remaining positive and productive amidst disruptions to everyday life, building relationships through collaborations, and taking advantage of free online tools.

This free program is for teens and adults and will be held on Zoom Monday, August 10 at 6:00 PM. Gary Gekow is the presenter.

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.

Adjusting to a Changing New Normal is part of a series of programs focusing on personal finance and financial literacy for adults and teens and is presented by the Kingston Public Library. This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Register here

Zoom Login Information:
https://zoom.us/j/99758826723?pwd=cHZyNVo1bkNZS2djT052ZzR1R3RtZz09

Meeting ID: 997 5882 6723
Passcode: 479214

It’s almost Town Meeting Time

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.

mall map with town meeting space hightlightedKingston’s Town Meeting is run according to Town Meeting Time: A Handbook of Parliamentary Law, by the Massachusetts Moderators Association.

You can borrow a copy from KPL and other local libraries, or read it  online at the Internet Archive (account required, but it’s free).

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Volunteer roles

These are our current and upcoming opportunities for volunteers.

Greeters

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.

Storytime Readers

Our first priority is for readers to create online storytimes for children from preschool to grade 2. Storytimes run for 30 minutes.

Presenters

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.

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Printing for Curbside Pickup – Available Now

line drawing of a computer printerThe Kingston Public Library is now offering printing with curbside pickup.

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
jpg jpeg png gif pdf
doc docx ppt pptx odt
  • 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.

Curbside Pickup – Available Now

The Kingston Public Library is now offering curbside pickup.  Delivery of holds between some of the OCLN libraries has started, but please be aware that the process is very new and might be uncertain at time. We are restricting requests to 10 items.

line drawing of a computer printerPrinting for curbside pickup click here

Hours for curbside pickup:

  • Monday: 1pm to 7pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday: 11am to 4pm

Ways you can place a hold:

After your hold is placed:

  • We’ll call you when your items are ready for pickup (please ignore any texts or emails you might get about holds).
  • 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 holds on the table and re-enters the building.
  • Please make sure to wear a mask and maintain social distancing with other library visitors.

Kingston Public Library YouTube Channel

The staff of the Kingston Public Library have curated playlists on the these topics: Do It Yourself (DIY), Library/Community, History, Live Music, Music, Science, and Natural World.  Click here to visit our YouTube channel.

Keep checking back as we’ll be updating our channel with new content!