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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.

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

Meeting ID: 997 5882 6723
Passcode: 479214

July 30th at 9:30 Mad Science – Wacky Weather!

Welcome to the wild world of weather! In this virtual workshop, children will investigate why it rains, what causes lightning, and how weather can be predicted with meteorology.  This program will take place on Zoom and is for children in PreK – grade 2.  Registration is required.

All registrants will receive Zoom login information on the day before the program.

Materials needed for at-home activities:
Sponge, Cup, Water, Plate, Plastic Bottle, Small object that fits in neck (Bead, Cheerio, Rice Cereal,)  

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Bonus Borrows from Hoopla

Hoopla is offering Bonus Borrows to our patrons. These are checkouts that will not count against your 10 checkouts per month. To see a list of Bonus Borrows, go to the format you would like borrow such as eBook, movie, audiobook,  or music then click on categories. There you will see various Bonus Borrows lists. Click on any of them to see a list of what is available.  Click on the link to see a list of some movies that are Bonus Borrows.

If you have any questions, email them to kiref@kingstonpubliclibrary.org.

https://www.hoopladigital.com/collection/8323

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Little Free Libraries

With winter gone and warm weather on the horizon, Kingston’s Little Free Libraries are back up and running!  Looking for a good read?  Stop by one of the little free libraries and take a book!  Have a good book you’d like to share?  Drop it off in one of the libraries for someone else to enjoy!

What is a little free library?
A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. Little Free Library book exchanges have a unique, personal touch. There is an understanding that real people are sharing their favorite books with their community.

Where are the little free libraries located?
The Little Free Libraries are located in seven different locations around Kingston: Town Hall, Gray’s Beach, The Ah-de-nah,  The Police Station, The Reed Community Building, Sampson Park, and Kingston Intermediate School.  Libraries were built by the Silver Lake Regional High School Carpentry Program.

How can I donate books?
Donating books is easy!  Simply find one near you and place your donations inside!

The Little Free Libraries are a Kingston Community Fun project, a collaboration of the Library, The Adams Center, Council on Aging & Recreation Departments