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September 17th at 7pm – Virtual Author Talk – Lisa Duffy

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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September 10th at 7pm – Virtual Author Talk – Hank Phillippi Ryan

Bestselling and award-winning author and investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan delivers another twisty, thrilling cat and mouse novel of suspense that will have you guessing, and second-guessing, and then gasping with surprise in The First to Lie.

After a devastating betrayal, a young woman sets off on an obsessive path to justice, no matter what dark family secrets are revealed. But she doesn’t know that she isn’t the only one plotting revenge. There’s an affluent daughter of privilege, a glamorous manipulative wannabe, a determined reporter who is in too deep, and a grieving widow who has to choose her new reality. Who will be the first to lie? And when the stakes are life and death, do a few lies really matter?

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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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    Thanks again for your generous offer to help the Kingston Public Library! We will be in touch soon!

    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
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    • 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.