Category Archives: Happening Now

Post appears on What’s Happening at the Library page, and on the related primary page. The date should be within the next month. Applies to only one of a series at a time, so that the next Locavore meeting or the current Art exhibit is marked Now and those scheduled for the future are marked “Upcoming.”) NOTE: you can use either Now or Monthly, but not both.

February 13th 10am – 2pm – US Census Bureau 2020 Job Table

On the Census Team, every one counts, from the recent graduate to the career statistician whose analysis of statistical methodology puts you on the leading edge. Joining Census gives you the opportunity to put your skills to work in a challenging environment where innovation is part of the mission.

The US Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.

Census jobs provide:

  • Great pay
  • Flexible hours
  • Weekly pay
  • Paid training

Stop by the Library on February 13th from 10AM to 2PM to find out more.

A basket of yarn

Weekly – Knotty Knitters

Tonight’s meeting of the Knotty Knitters has been cancelled. See you next week.

Join the Knotty Knitters every Wednesday at the Kingston Public Library from 7 to 9 pm as we share our patterns, techniques and experience with each other in a relaxed and congenial atmosphere.

For more information contact
Maryanne Driscoll
781-585-0517 x115

Automatic Renewals at the Kingston Public Library

Starting January 2nd Automatic Renewals are Coming to Your Library Account

How Does Automatic Renewal Work?

  • Most items (Books, DVDs, CDs, Magazines) will be automatically renewed
  • If you owe $15 or more your automatic renewal will be declined
  • You will receive an email to notify you of successful renewals
  • You will receive an email or text notice for items that were not renewed

What Items are Excluded?

  • Electronic download items (ebooks, RBDigital Magazines, etc.)
  • Some new high-demand titles and items on hold for other patrons
  • Items that have reached their maximum renewal limit (usually 2)
  • Some physical objects (Rokus, Hotspots, etc.) and similar items
  • Materials borrowed through the Commonwealth Catalog


For more information on borrowing from the Kingston Public Library, visit our page on how to borrow books and other items from the library.

Starting January 1st – Winter Reading Challenge

Register to win giveaways during our Winter Reading Program. Sponsored by the Kingston Public Library, Beanstack and Penguin Publishers, children in grades 2-5 can register online, keep track of their reading in an online reading log, and receive tickets for each milestone they reach. All participants will have a chance to win a bundle of books. Please click here to register online. 

January Gallery Exhibit – Senior Self Portraits, Stand Ups, and Endangered Animals and Exhibition by Silver Lake High School Art Students

This January, we feature the artwork of the students of art teacher Rachel Maguire at Silver Lake Regional High School. This exhibit is on display in the gallery, the display case and on the flat panels.  This is a bright and unique exhibit of paintings and stand-ups that have been created by these talented students.

A word from Ms. Rachel Maguire, Art Teacher, Silver Lake Regional High School

This show features artwork from our high school students in the Studio Art 2 and Art Major classes at Silver Lake Regional High School. Studio Art 2  and Art Major are full-year elective classes for our serious art students in our four year art track.

“I am so proud of these students!  Please enjoy all their lovely artwork. They are dedicated group of students and have produced beautiful projects this year.”

Our Art Major and Studio Art 2 classes both created the 3-D stand-ups you see around the library. Our students made these whimsical and colorful stand-ups earlier this to brighten up our school library. We are so happy to share them with  a larger audience. Students created these with foam core, cardboard, and acrylic paint.

Seniors in Art Major created senior self-portraits this semester.  These paintings are very insightful and meaningful. The senior class not only had to stretch their own canvases, but also were tasked with digging into their fears and dreams to paint their inner selves.  These  acrylic paintings are little windows into the souls of our senior class.

Studio Art 2 has painted their favorite endangered animals to raise awareness. Information is available at about the Endangered Species Coalition (ESC) and ways everyone can help. Our chance to save the animals is right now! From the polar bears to the Florida panthers, they need our help. Endangered Species Day is coming up on May 15.