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Throughout October – Stop & Shop Community Bag Program

The Friends of Kingston Public Library will receive a $1 donation for every $2.50 Community Bag sold at Stop & Shop  stores in Kingston, Halifax, and Plymouth during the month of October!

How it works:

  1. Visit Stop & Shop in Kingston, Halifax, or Plymouth and purchase a Community Bag for $2.50.
  2. Scratch off the code on the tag
  3. Visit, enter your code, and select The Friends of the Kingston Public Library as your non-profit of choice.

September 12th – Author Talk – Roberta Gately Footprints in the Dust

As a young ER nurse in Boston, Roberta Gately was stopped cold by stark images in the news of children with distended bellies and empty haunting stares. She called the aid organization featured in the news story and, within two months, was on her way. Just the word “refugee” sparks conversation and fuels emotion. There are twenty-two million refugees worldwide and another sixty-five million who have been displaced. But who are these people?

Footprints in the Dust: Nursing, Survival, Compassion, and Hope with Refugees Around the World reveals the humanity behind the headlines, beginning where newscasters end their reports. The people within this riveting book are neither all saints nor all sinners but they’re impossible to forget.

She will speak at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen Street.



September 26th – Author Talk – Lisa Duffy This is Home

Sixteen-year-old Libby Winters lives in a seaside town north of Boston called Paradise, a town that rarely lives up to its name. After the death of her mother, Libby lives in the middle apartment of a triple decker with her father and two aunts that live on the top floor. Her father works nights as a policeman, so Libby shuffles back and forth from her apartment to her aunt’s apartment which leaves her wishing for a home of her very own.

In This is Home, the latest novel from author and Kingston resident Lisa Duffy, a new tenant moves in to the first floor apartment. Quinn Ellis is at a crossroads because her husband, who is a war veteran suffering from PTSD, is missing. Despite Libby’s father trying to make Quinn feel welcome, Libby feels quite differently about the new tenant. But soon enough, an unlikely friendship begins to blossom between the two.

She will speak at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen Street.


October 3rd – Author Talk – Dan Kennedy The Return of the Moguls

In 1993 the Boston Globe was sold to The New York Times Company for a cool $1.1 billion. Twenty years later, they resold it for just $70 million to John Henry, the principle owner of the Boston Red Sox. Henry inspired optimism in Boston because of his track record as a public-spirited business executive, which seemed to ensure that the shrunken newspaper would not be subjected to further downsizing. In just a few days, the sale of the Globe was overtaken by much bigger news. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and one of the world’s richest people, bought the Washington Post for $250 million.

In The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry are Remaking Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century, Dan Kennedy tells the story of how, over the course of a generation, the daily newspaper has seen an unchecked slide from record profitability and readership to plummeting profits and increasing irrelevance. The newspaper business is at a perilous crossroads. This essential book explains why and how today’s new crop of media moguls might help it to survive.

He will speak at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen Street.



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TeenTober is a new, nationwide celebration hosted by libraries every October and aims to celebrate teens, promote year-round teen services and the innovative ways teen services helps teens learn new skills, and fuel their passions in and outside the library.

As part of TeenTober, the Kingston Public Library will host a Teen “Books-to-Movies” Festival October 15-19. Stop by the Teen Room and choose a movie based on a book to take home or watch in the Teen Room.

Movie viewing will be allowed in the Teen Room Tuesday, Oct.15 and Thursday, Oct.17 at 5 pm. Movies must be rated PG-13 or under.

For more information contact Hannele at