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Thursday December 3rd, 2020 - 3:29 pm

Kingston Public Library

Welcome to the newest member of our Library of Things Collection, a Singer sewing machine with accessories! Ready for checkout. Special thanks to Judith Campbell for the machine and Debbie Grace for the accessories. ... See MoreSee Less

Welcome to the newest member of our Library of Things Collection, a Singer sewing machine with accessories! Ready for checkout. Special thanks to Judith Campbell for the machine and Debbie Grace for the accessories.

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What a great resource!!

This is awesome!

LOVE IT !!

Thursday December 3rd, 2020 - 3:16 pm

Kingston Public Library

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Thursday December 3rd, 2020 - 12:44 pm

Kingston Public Library

There's still time to register for Christopher Klein's Author Talk held on Zoom at 7 PM tonight. To register for this free event, go to: www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=KPL&curName=2020/12/03_Author_Talk_-_Christopher_Klein ... See MoreSee Less

Theres still time to register for Christopher Kleins Author Talk held on Zoom at 7 PM tonight. To register for this free event, go to: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=KPL&curName=2020/12/03_Author_Talk_-_Christopher_Klein

Thursday December 3rd, 2020 - 11:02 am

Kingston Public Library

It’s not to late, if you want to join the art class today at 3:00! Stop by the library for your supply kit. ... See MoreSee Less

It’s not to late, if you want to join the art class today at 3:00!  Stop by the library for your supply kit.

Thursday December 3rd, 2020 - 8:15 am

Kingston Public Library

You can access Ancestry for free with your Kingston Public Library card. To get started, go to this link:

www.kingstonpubliclibrary.org/newsite/collections/digital-home/digital-collections-genealogy/

Then click on Ancestry and have your library card number ready. (It's the number on the back of the card.) You can login anytime.
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You can access Ancestry for free with your Kingston Public Library card. To get started, go to this link: 

https://www.kingstonpubliclibrary.org/newsite/collections/digital-home/digital-collections-genealogy/

Then click on Ancestry and have your library card number ready. (Its the number on the back of the card.) You can login anytime.

Wednesday December 2nd, 2020 - 5:44 am

Town of Kingston Veterans’ Services

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, the day of funeral service, in honor of Staff Sergeant Mark Anthony Johnson, US Army, of Agawam, Massachusetts, who passed away on November 14, 2020 in Fort Hood, Texas.

Funeral Services for U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Mark Johnson will take place at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Agawam, MA.
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Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, the day of funeral service, in honor of Staff Sergeant Mark Anthony Johnson, US Army, of Agawam, Massachusetts, who passed away on November 14, 2020 in Fort Hood, Texas.

Funeral Services for U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Mark Johnson will take place at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Agawam, MA.

Tuesday December 1st, 2020 - 3:34 pm

Kingston Public Library Friends and Foundation

The Kingston Public Library is beyond grateful for your continued support!

www.givebutter.com/kingstonpubliclibrary
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The Kingston Public Library is beyond grateful for your continued support!

www.givebutter.com/kingstonpubliclibrary

Tuesday December 1st, 2020 - 3:00 pm

Kingston Public Library Friends and Foundation

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Tuesday December 1st, 2020 - 10:58 am

Kingston Animal Shelter/Control

*Ranger*
Introducing Ranger! Ranger is a 3 year old male (soon to be neutered) looking for his forever home. Experienced dog owners only, even better if you have hound experience! Ranger is a great dog who has been working closely with our dog trainer to learn some manners. He is well behaved but still has some puppy behavior like jumping! Since being with us he has learned how to sit, lay down, walk on a leash, and other good manners. He has been working hard and will need an owner with patience that will continue to work with him on these commands! Ranger is dog friendly and would really love another dog to call his brother or sister but no cats or children under 7. If you might be interested in adopting Ranger, please submit an application for adoption. Upon application approval, an adoption coordinator will contact you to schedule a meet and greet!
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*Ranger*
Introducing Ranger! Ranger is a 3 year old male (soon to be neutered) looking for his forever home. Experienced dog owners only, even better if you have hound experience! Ranger is a great dog who has been working closely with our dog trainer to learn some manners. He is well behaved but still has some puppy behavior like jumping! Since being with us he has learned how to sit, lay down, walk on a leash, and other good manners. He has been working hard and will need an owner with patience that will continue to work with him on these commands! Ranger is dog friendly and would really love another dog to call his brother or sister but no cats or children under 7. If you might be interested in adopting Ranger, please submit an application for adoption. Upon application approval, an adoption coordinator will contact you to schedule a meet and greet!

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Trying to convince her, I we, have plenty of training experience with hounds... They fit right in

Thank you all for your interest in Ranger! If you are serious about adoption, please submit an application for adoption!! Upon application approval an adoption coordinator will contact you to schedule a meet and greet!

I love hounds!!

Daniel Packard- we have hound experience!

He is a great dog!

Laurie Graziano guess what I'm getting for Xmas

Beautiful pup. Shared. 🐾

Would love two! Louella, the 3 cats would kill me! The dogs would love another friend

Bonnie Boucher B Murphy

Please keep us posted on Ranger..

Laurie Craig

Oh my!!! What a handsome and smart boy

How much does he weigh?

Alex Peterson

I’m just sayin Laurie Graziano

Nathaniel Sides

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Tuesday December 1st, 2020 - 10:48 am

Kingston Public Library Friends and Foundation

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Tuesday December 1st, 2020 - 10:39 am

Kingston Animal Shelter/Control

ADOPTED*Taffy*
Taffy is a sweet older dog looking for love! This quiet, gentle girl came to us after her owner fell ill and could no longer care for her. Taffy may be a little older at 13 years old, but still has a lot of love to give as someone's loyal companion. We are looking for a quiet home for her so she can enjoy her golden years without the worry of other pets or children in the home. She is up to date with all her vaccines, is spayed, and microchipped. She enjoys going for short walks and just being by your side! Taffy makes a great lap dog. Kingston Animal Shelter's reduced adoption fee for Taffy will reflect her older age although she is quite healthy with medical records dating back a couple of years. She is currently in foster care, but will be shown at the shelter to approved adopters only. If you might be interested in adopting Taffy, please submit an application for adoption!
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ADOPTED*Taffy*
Taffy is a sweet older dog looking for love! This quiet, gentle girl came to us after her owner fell ill and could no longer care for her. Taffy may be a little older at 13 years old, but still has a lot of love to give as someones loyal companion. We are looking for a quiet home for her so she can enjoy her golden years without the worry of other pets or children in the home. She is up to date with all her vaccines, is spayed, and microchipped. She enjoys going for short walks and just being by your side! Taffy makes a great lap dog. Kingston Animal Shelters reduced adoption fee for Taffy will reflect her older age although she is quite healthy with medical records dating back a couple of years. She is currently in foster care, but will be shown at the shelter to approved adopters only.  If you might be interested in adopting Taffy, please submit an application for adoption!

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Oh I wish she could have siblings. My guys would love her 🐾🐾❤️

Yay Taffy! I only got to meet her once, on her intake day. Soooo happy for her!!

Amazing news... So happy for Taffy.. ❤

Hi everyone! Thank you ALL for liking, sharing, tagging, Taffy's post. You have all helped Taffy find her forever home! Kingston Animal Shelter appreciates your continued support!! <3 <3 <3

She is adorable, but a bit too old for us. Also, with five people living her I'm not sure it would be quiet enough for her. What a darling she is and hope she finds a good home!

So wish she could live with our nearly 15 year old Bichon. We have Bichon friendly children but the house is not as quiet as she may need. So cute!

Breaks my heart when they end up in these situations at that age. Why can't the family care for her? She must be so confused not having her owner and losing her home. Breaks my heart 💔

Jason Ramsdell and megan you guys need her

She looks very sweet. I hope she is adopted soon. Shared

Omg glad she found a home, if it falls through, I am highly interested!!!

Samantha Hand Gillian Hand she looks exactly like Maddie ❤️

I'm interested. Wouldn't get along with a cat? Make my Christmas

Ramona Silveira Lynch how about this little cutie 💓

Shared from my sister's post of Taffy. 😭

Awe! What a cutie!

Cindy Hevey

Kathleen Croake Murphy, she is so cute!

Donna King

Emily Hopko

Janet Croce

Patty Wilson

Gerri Presby

Raymond D. Melanson

Sad 😥

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Tuesday December 1st, 2020 - 9:13 am

Kingston Animal Shelter/Control

This is an album dedicated to the success stories of our animals in their new, forever homes! ... See MoreSee Less

This is an album dedicated to the success stories of our animals in their new, forever homes!

Monday November 30th, 2020 - 3:22 pm

Kingston Public Library Friends and Foundation

Keep us in mind while you do your Cyber Monday shopping! ... See MoreSee Less

Keep us in mind while you do your Cyber Monday shopping!

Tuesday November 24th, 2020 - 7:45 pm

Kingston Public Library Friends and Foundation

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Thursday November 19th, 2020 - 6:32 am

Town of Kingston Veterans’ Services

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Thursday, November 19, the day of interment, in honor of Warrant Officer 2 Marwan Sameh Ghabour, US Army, a native of Arlington, Massachusetts, who passed away on November 12, 2020 in Sinai Peninsula, Egypt.
Warrant Officer Ghabour will be laid to rest at the Cedar Knoll Cemetery in East Taunton, Massachusetts.
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Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Thursday, November 19, the day of interment, in honor of Warrant Officer 2 Marwan Sameh Ghabour, US Army, a native of Arlington, Massachusetts, who passed away on November 12, 2020 in Sinai Peninsula, Egypt.
Warrant Officer Ghabour will be laid to rest at the Cedar Knoll Cemetery in East Taunton, Massachusetts.

Wednesday November 18th, 2020 - 12:29 pm

Town of Kingston Veterans’ Services

Neighbor helping neighbor: David Walmsley and William Finn deliver 16 Thanksgiving turkeys and dinner fixings for distribution to Kingston Veterans. Halifax VFW Post 6258 generously donated all the food, as they have done for many years. Thank you! Special thanks also to Halifax Walmart for donating 10 of the turkeys. ... See MoreSee Less

Neighbor helping neighbor: David Walmsley and William Finn deliver 16 Thanksgiving turkeys and dinner fixings for distribution to Kingston Veterans. Halifax VFW Post 6258 generously donated all the food, as they have done for many years. Thank you! Special thanks also to Halifax Walmart for donating 10 of the turkeys.

Saturday November 14th, 2020 - 8:01 am

Town of Kingston Veterans’ Services

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Saturday, November 14, 2020, the day of interment, in honor of USMC First Lieutenant Mark N. Brunelle of Oakham, Massachusetts, who passed away on October 31, 2020.
Lieutenant Brunelle will be laid to rest at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Oakham, MA.
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Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Saturday, November 14, 2020, the day of interment, in honor of USMC First Lieutenant Mark N. Brunelle of Oakham, Massachusetts, who passed away on October 31, 2020.
Lieutenant Brunelle will be laid to rest at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Oakham, MA.

Wednesday November 11th, 2020 - 2:00 pm

Town of Kingston Veterans’ Services

Veterans Day looked a little different this year but it was a true small town celebration of Kingston Veterans today. Thanks to the Silver Lake High School student volunteers who welcomed veterans with signs of appreciation and distributed 100 hot meals. Also, special thanks to veteran Janet Holmes for making meal deliveries to our homebound veterans. #veteransdayma ... See MoreSee Less

Veterans Day looked a little different this year but it was a true small town celebration of Kingston Veterans today. Thanks to the Silver Lake High School student volunteers who welcomed veterans with signs of appreciation and distributed 100 hot meals. Also, special thanks to veteran Janet Holmes for making meal deliveries to our homebound veterans. #veteransdayma

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Thank you all for delivering meals to homes today. My 94 yr dad loved his meal. Thanks Priscilla for setting it up for us and Janet for delivering to our home. Dinner was great. ❤️🙏🏼

This is awesome!! Thank you!

Another amazing project! Bravo Priscilla and Laker students. 🇺🇸🇺🇸❤️

Wonderful gesture of gratitude! Thank you to all who have served. 🙏

Thank you Priscilla, your the best.

Thank you!

Thank You All!

Thank you to all who volunteered and helped serve those who sacrificed for our country! 🇺🇸💕

Awesome!

Thank you

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Wednesday November 11th, 2020 - 1:20 pm

Kingston Animal Shelter/Control

*Spice*
Spice is a 7 year old spayed female looking for a quiet home. She is a very sweet kitty but she is also very timid. Her new owner will be someone who has patience and is willing to help her overcome her shyness! Once you gain her trust, she is a very loving cat who enjoys sitting on your lap and relaxing. She will make a great companion for a very special someone. If you might be interested in adopting Spice, please submit an application for adoption. Upon application approval, an adoption coordinator will contact you to schedule a meet and greet!
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*Spice*
Spice is a 7 year old spayed female looking for a quiet home. She is a very sweet kitty but she is also very timid. Her new owner will be someone who has patience and is willing to help her overcome her shyness! Once you gain her trust, she is a very loving cat who enjoys sitting on your lap and relaxing. She will make a great companion for a very special someone. If you might be interested in adopting Spice, please submit an application for adoption. Upon application approval, an adoption coordinator will contact you to schedule a meet and greet!

Comment on Facebook

She got separated from her sibling? Didn’t she come with a sibling?

She looks scared. Where she come from

Oh this poor girl she's scared to death! Shared.

Did she find a home yet?

Is she okay with other cats and dogs?

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Saturday November 7th, 2020 - 12:43 pm

Kingston Animal Shelter/Control

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Shared.

Has pumpkin been adopted?

Praying

Cuties

Wednesday October 21st, 2020 - 5:39 pm

Kingston Community Fun

Check out two upcoming programs offered by the REC! Great way to stay busy and have some fun during these uncertain times 👍😊🎼🥎 *please click on the photo to see all of the information* ... See MoreSee Less

Check out two upcoming programs offered by the REC! Great way to stay busy and have some fun during these uncertain times 👍😊🎼🥎 *please click on the photo to see all of the information*

Friday October 2nd, 2020 - 8:38 am

Kingston Community Fun

Program starts at 10:30!

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 973 6403 8880
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Tuesday September 29th, 2020 - 4:09 pm

Kingston Community Fun

Dance is back! 💕💃 get your child up and moving with the wonderful Miss Tracy! Visit www.kingstonrec.com for more information and to register!🤗
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Dance is back! 💕💃 get your child up and moving with the wonderful Miss Tracy! Visit www.kingstonrec.com for more information and to register!🤗
*please click on the flyer to view all of the information*

Tuesday September 29th, 2020 - 2:48 pm

Kingston Community Fun

Hello families! We know how stressful going back to school 🏫 can seem right now especially for our young kiddos. The Kingston Rec has come up with this awesome new 😯 RULR program to help your children stay on top of their school work 📓✏️ as well as spend time with friends while still maintaining social distancing! 👣 Please feel free to check it out and register at www.kingstonrec.com ‼️🤩📚

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Hello families! We know how stressful going back to school 🏫 can seem right now especially for our young kiddos. The Kingston Rec has come up with this awesome new 😯 RULR program to help your children stay on top of their school work 📓✏️ as well as spend time with friends while still maintaining social distancing! 👣 Please feel free to check it out and register at www.kingstonrec.com ‼️🤩📚

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Tuesday August 18th, 2020 - 12:33 pm

Kingston Community Fun

Plymouth Party Truck 🎈🎉
Gray's Beach Park, Wednesday, August 19th from 12pm - 4pm. (weather permitting) *click on the picture to view entire information*
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Plymouth Party Truck 🎈🎉
Grays Beach Park, Wednesday, August 19th from 12pm - 4pm. (weather permitting) *click on the picture to view entire information*
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    Thanks again for your generous offer to help the Kingston Public Library! We will be in touch soon!

    Volunteer roles

    These are our current and upcoming opportunities for volunteers.

    Greeters

    Greeters will be scheduled for 2-hour shifts and will be stationed near the Library entrance.

    We will train you to

    • welcome the public back to the Library
    • let people know what to expect and what’s required
    • monitor the number of people entering and leaving the building so we stay within occupancy limits
    • answer routine questions or refer questions to us
    • direct people to the right staff member or area

    Storytime Readers and Presenters

    Library programs are now online, both live on Zoom and as prerecorded videos. We’ll work with you to coordinate scheduling, solve technical issues, and promote your program.

    We hope before long to resume offering programs in person.

    Storytime Readers

    Our first priority is for readers to create online storytimes for children from preschool to grade 2. Storytimes run for 30 minutes.

    Presenters

    Are you interested in creating other programs? We know there are many talented people in Kingston, and we invite you to propose a program for any age. You could teach a craft or a skill, or share your interests with the community.

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    Thanks for offering to help us re-invent and re-open the Library!

    green highligher emphasizes volunteer in a page of textWe’re working towards welcoming the public back into the Library. Because we’ve had staff reductions, we need some help from volunteers.

    The first opportunities are for volunteer greeters, storytime readers and program presenters. Other opportunities may be added to this list. Please note that we may not be able to accommodate everyone who applies, and that staff and volunteers will follow all recommended covid-19 safety requirements, including PPE.

    To volunteer, please complete this form. If we’re able to match you with an opportunity, we’ll need you to sign a release form and agree to a CORI check.

    If you have questions, please call Library Director Mike Slawson at 781-831-6273 or send him an email.

    Thank you so much for your interest in the Kingston Public Library.

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    Printing for Curbside Pickup – Available Now

    line drawing of a computer printerThe Kingston Public Library is now offering printing with curbside pickup.

    Your first five pages are free and the charge is 20¢ per page after that. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee complete privacy, though we will place your print jobs in an envelope for pickup.

    Please complete the “printing for curbside pickup” form and attach the file to be printed.

    Hours for curbside pickup:

    • Monday: 1 pm to 7 pm
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday: 11 am to 4pm

    What we can print for you:

    • Plain paper, letter or legal size, black & white or color
    • Maximum file size is 1 MB.
    • Acceptable file types are
    jpg jpeg png gif pdf
    doc docx ppt pptx odt
    • If your print job is over 20 pages, we’ll let you know the estimated cost before we print.
    • You can pay online if the balance is over $5.00; log in to your OCLN account for more information.
    • You can pay in cash when the Library reopens.

    When your print job is ready:

    • We’ll call you when your items are ready for pickup.
    •  We’ll also let you know the cost of printing, which is charged to your library card as “Printing.”
    • When you arrive at the library, call 781-831-6275 and let us know you’re here.
    • Wait in your car until staff puts your document on the table and re-enters the building.
    • Please make sure to wear a mask and maintain social distancing with other library visitors.

    Universal Class

    With a growing course catalog of over 500 online classes, Universal Class provides continuing education to cover almost any interest. Over 500,000 students around the world have benefited from Universal Class’ unique instructional technologies. With streaming video, website avatars, insightful instructional content, helpful tutors, and a social networking experience, Universal Class offers an engaging and measurable learning experience that can help you reach your educational goals.

    First time using Universal Class?
    Watch a short tutorial below to learn the basics