Category Archives: Programs

Book and Treat!

Join the Kingston Public Library and the Kingston Rec department for an evening of fun, frights, and treats at the first annual Book & Treat program.  This program is family friendly and open to all ages.   Costumes are strongly encouraged.  This is not a drop off program; parents are required to remain with children.

Enjoy spooky music, games, and more. You can’t miss trick or treating down the haunted trail with themed table displays and inflatables.

Registration is required.   Click here to register Kingston Recreation: Book & Treat

Halloween Movie Night

It’s time to get in the Halloween spirit! Join us for a spookilicious family movie night in the Adams Center! Free popcorn will be provided for this event.

Movie Hint: Our movie this month will follow a young witch-in-training and her siblings as they try to solve a mystery in a town that celebrates Halloween all-year long!

Space is limited and registration is required. Masks are required for anyone age 3+.

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Author Talk – Ted Reinstein

In April of 1945, exactly two years before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball, Boston City Councilman Izzy Muchnick persuaded the Red Sox to try out three black players in return for a favorable vote to allow the team to play on Sundays. The Red Sox got the councilman’s much-needed vote but the tryout was a sham; the three players would get no closer to the major leagues. It was a lost battle in a war that was ultimately won by Robinson in 1947.

 

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Author Talk – Charles Wheelan

How do you sneak out of a Peruvian town that has been barricaded by the local army? Where can you get treatment for a flesh-eating bacteria your daughter picked up two continents ago? We Came, We Saw, We Left explores the answers to these questions while painting a picture of adventure and connectivity, juggling themes of local politics, global economics, and family dynamics. Author, Charles Wheelan, chronicles nine months across six continents with three teenagers. What could go wrong?

 

Author Talk – Louis Menand

The Cold War was not just a contest of power. It was also about ideas, in the broadest sense―economic and political, artistic and personal. In The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War, the Pulitzer Prize–winning scholar and critic Louis Menand tells the story of American culture in the pivotal years from the end of World War II to Vietnam and shows how changing economic, technological, and social forces put their mark on creations of the mind.

 

Fall Storytime

Join us on Wednesdays this fall for a storytime that’s fun for all ages! Each week we’ll build early-literacy skills through books, songs, fingerplays, and more! This is a drop-in program that will be held in the children’s room. This program is recommended for ages 0-5, but older siblings are welcome to join.

No registration required. 

Masks are required for anyone age 3+.