Category Archives: Adult Programs

Use this category for all adult programs.

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.

 

 

Register button

October 17th – Author Talk – Andrew Holman Hockey: A Global History

Ice hockey, long considered Canadian, is actually a centuries long, worldwide phenomenon. Hockey: A Global History draws on twenty-five years of research to present a monumental history of the sport. There are stories of on-ice stars and organizational visionaries, venues and classic games, the evolution of rules and advances in equipment, and the ascendance of corporations and instances of bureaucratic trickery.

Andrew Holman charts modern hockey’s “birthing” in Montreal and follow its migration from Canada south to the United States and east to Europe. The story then shifts from the sport’s emergence as a nationalist battlefront to the movement of talent across international borders to the game of today, where men and women at all levels of play lace ’em up on the shinny ponds of Saskatchewan, the wide ice of the Olympics, and across the breadth of Asia.

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

 

 

Register button

Drawing with the Apple Pencil

The Kingston Public Library is, again, offering a three week course for adults and children to introduce you to the iPad and Apple Pencil.

Classes are held in the Adams Center located at 33 Summer Street in Kingston. All materials are provided.

Please register online using the register links on this page or call the library at 781-585-0517 and ask for Stephanie or Mike. Class size is limited and registration is required. Classes build on each other so please be prepared to attend all three.

Class Information

Session 1 Ages 13 and up:  This course will run on consecutive Thursdays September 12, 19 & 26 from 7 PM to 9 PM. It is free and all materials are provided. The instructor for this program is artist and Kingston resident, Steve Clinch.

Register button

 

 

Session 1 Ages 8 to 12: This course will run on Saturdays September 14, 21 & October 5th, from 9 AM to 11 AM. It is free and is for Kids ages 8-12. All materials are provided. The instructor for this program is artist and Kingston resident, Steve Clinch.

Register button

 

 

Session 2 Ages 13 and up:  This course will run on consecutive Thursdays October 10th, 17th, & 24th from 7 PM to 9 PM. It is free and all materials are provided. The instructor for this program is artist and Kingston resident, Steve Clinch.

Register button

 

 

Session 2 Ages 8 to 12: This course will run on Saturdays October 12th, 19th, & November 2nd from 9 AM to 11 AM. It is free and is for Kids ages 8-12. All materials are provided. The instructor for this program is artist and Kingston resident, Steve Clinch.

Register button

 

 

 

September 24th at 7pm – Interior Decorating 101: Design Basics with Barbara Graceffa

Join us and learn the basic elements and professional decoration tips on contrast, focal point, line, pattern, repetition, shape, size, texture, variety, and whimsy to consider when decorating interior (and exterior) places. You will leave this “stylish” workshop with lots of practical tips and inspiration from the many show-and-tell examples. This is a free program.  To register, click the button below or contact the library at 781-505-0517

This program will be held at the Kingston Council on Aging at 30 Evergreen St., Kingston, MA.

Register button

September 25th at 7pm – Crime in the Catacombs: A True Crime Podcast Club

Our monthly meetings will take place at the Adams Center located at 33 Summer Street in Kingston. For more information contact the library at 781-585-0517.

 

 

This month we’ll be listening to Serial Season Three

 

The podcasts for this group often contain mature themes and may not be appropriate for sensitive listeners. This event is for ages 18 and up and registration is not required.

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.

 

 

Register button