Category Archives: Library

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All Kingston feeds

Here’s our combined feed from Facebook pages of the Library and some of Kingston’s  departments. They’re listed individually here.

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Friday March 5th, 2021 - 1:43 pm
Kingston Animal Shelter/Control

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Cutest

Am pretty sure that the cats would savage her. Would take her in a flash!

How did she end up in the shelter?

Love her!

Omg 😍😍😍😍

Kathryn Mary Fritz

Does she get on with cats

Can't wait to meet her tomorrow!!!

I love her🥺

I love her too!

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Friday March 5th, 2021 - 1:42 pm
Kingston Animal Shelter/Control

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Friday March 5th, 2021 - 12:06 pm
Kingston Public Library

Next week- Rockin' Robin and Nest Grab-and-Go Craft.
Due to the great response to our grab and go crafts and our limited supply, we ask that you take only two per family.
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Next week- Rockin Robin and Nest Grab-and-Go Craft.
Due to the great response to our grab and go crafts and our limited supply, we ask that you take only two per family.
Friday March 5th, 2021 - 10:14 am
Town of Kingston Veterans’ Services

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will reduce the premiums for all Veterans insured under the Veterans’ Group Life Insurance (VGLI) program, effective April 1.

Premiums for VGLI will be reduced by an average of 7% across all age groups. These premium reductions will ensure that VGLI remains a cost-effective option for Veterans who choose VA insurance products. The reduction in VGLI premiums will make life insurance even more affordable for our nation’s Veterans. We are excited to offer our Veterans better rates for their life insurance as they transition to civilian life.

With approximately 437,000 Veterans insured by VGLI, the program allows separating service members to continue their Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) coverage as a renewable term insurance policy after leaving service.

Separating service members normally have 240 days after leaving the military to apply for VGLI without proof of good health, if they apply after the 240-day period, they will need to submit proof of good health. To offer more flexibility to separating service members during the COVID-19 pandemic, VA is temporarily extending the application deadlines for VGLI by an additional 90 days beyond the initial 240-day period. This enrollment extension will remain in effect until June 2021.

VA is dedicated to ensuring that all Veterans receive the benefits they have earned and will ensure it has the resources in place to meet the needs of all Veterans. Thank you for your continued support of VA and our joint partnerships.

Thank you,
Thomas Murphy,
Acting Under Secretary for Benefits,
Veterans Benefits Administration
Department of Veterans Affairs
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Friday March 5th, 2021 - 8:30 am
Kingston Public Library

It's not too late to join us and have a good laugh. And free!
To register, go to:

www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=KPL&curName=2021/03/22_Laughter_Yoga_with_Robert_Rivest
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Its not too late to join us and have a good laugh. And free!
To register, go to:

http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=KPL&curName=2021/03/22_Laughter_Yoga_with_Robert_Rivest
Thursday March 4th, 2021 - 3:15 pm
Kingston Community Fun

Spring Bunny Art
Happy Spring.
Create a cute little clay bunny nestled into a green patch filling a garden pot. Each kit will contain supplies for your project , a video lesson from Ms. Kowal on how to create your cute bunny, and a few sweet surprises.

Kits must be picked up at the Recreation Dept. Must be picked up by 4:00PM Friday March 26th.

Great for gifts or to enjoy for yourself.
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Thursday March 4th, 2021 - 1:30 pm
Kingston Animal Shelter/Control

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing changes related to COVID the annual rabies clinic has been postponed until the summer time, depending on current COVID status at that time. We're sorry for any inconvenience! ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday March 4th, 2021 - 12:17 pm
Kingston Animal Shelter/Control

Update about the Kingston Animal Shelter!
We would like to thank the community for all the understanding and cooperation while our department was operating at a reduced capacity. Both ACO's have returned to regular duty and are happy to provide services to the Town of Kingston as usual!
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Thursday March 4th, 2021 - 9:28 am
Kingston Animal Shelter/Control

Stray kitty in MacFarlane Farms/Erica Ln Please reach out to Kingston Animal Control if this kitty looks familiar to you! ... See MoreSee Less

Stray kitty in MacFarlane Farms/Erica Ln Please reach out to Kingston Animal Control if this kitty looks familiar to you!

Comment on Facebook

Shared hoping owner will be found

I can't share because I'm in Facebook jail at the moment. I hope this kitty can find their family. 🐾

Yes he lives in MacFarline farms antique style house with inground pool garage underneath

Sharing on the Newcombs Mill page

Thursday March 4th, 2021 - 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 March 3rd, 2021 - 4:41 pm
Kingston Public Library

Look at these crafty kids.
Thanks to Amanda and Andrew K. for sharing their Grab-and-Go creations with us!
Awesome work! 😁
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Look at these crafty kids.
Thanks to Amanda and Andrew K. for sharing their Grab-and-Go creations with us! 
Awesome work! 😁

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They did a great job!

Wednesday March 3rd, 2021 - 8:30 am
Kingston Public Library

The Spring Author Talks are coming! You can register for the first event here:

www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=KPL&curName=2021/03/18_Author_Talk_-_Cass_R._Sunstein
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The Spring Author Talks are coming! You can register for the first event here:

http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=KPL&curName=2021/03/18_Author_Talk_-_Cass_R._Sunstein
Tuesday March 2nd, 2021 - 1:53 pm
Kingston Community Fun

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR THIS AWESOME PROGRAM!
Visit Kingstonrec.com
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Tuesday March 2nd, 2021 - 8:46 am
Kingston Public Library Friends and Foundation

Happy Read Across America Day! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Read Across America Day!
Monday March 1st, 2021 - 11:48 am
Kingston Community Fun

Bubble Man
Come join the Bubble Driveway party with the Bubble Music Man. Kid friendly music, with bubbles, and "Bubbleology" to create a fun experience for kids. Our parties feature dancing and movement as well as Big Bubbles and some bubble creations, sure to bring smiles!

Visit Kingstonrec.com to register!
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Monday March 1st, 2021 - 11:34 am
Kingston Community Fun

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Monday March 1st, 2021 - 11:32 am
Kingston Community Fun

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR THIS AWESOME PROGRAM!
Visit Kingstonrec.com
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Monday March 1st, 2021 - 9:23 am
Kingston Public Library Friends and Foundation

Some great news on this rainy March morning!

Hours:
Monday: 4-7pm
Tuesday-Friday: 1-4pm
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Some great news on this rainy March morning!

Hours:
Monday: 4-7pm
Tuesday-Friday: 1-4pm

Comment on Facebook

Fantastic

We are so excited

Friday February 26th, 2021 - 10:10 am
Town of Kingston Veterans’ Services

The VA located in Bedford, Massachusetts has opened Covid vaccinations to ALL enrolled veterans with NO age restrictions. This only applies to the Bedford Facility. ... See MoreSee Less

The VA  located in Bedford, Massachusetts has opened Covid vaccinations to ALL enrolled veterans with NO age restrictions. This only applies to the Bedford Facility.
Thursday February 25th, 2021 - 11:21 am
Town of Kingston Veterans’ Services

REMINDER: The Boston VA will be vaccinating veterans age 55+ and enrolled in VA healthcare on Saturday in Plymouth. ... See MoreSee Less

REMINDER: The Boston VA will be vaccinating veterans age 55+ and enrolled in VA healthcare on Saturday in Plymouth.
Tuesday February 23rd, 2021 - 5:04 pm
Kingston Public Library Friends and Foundation

To learn more and to register, go to:
kes.slrsd.org/
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Tuesday February 23rd, 2021 - 12:22 pm
Kingston Public Library Friends and Foundation

It’s not to late to head to Big Y and grab your reusable bags! This campaign ends Sunday! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Kingston Public Library through this fundraiser! ... See MoreSee Less

It’s not to late to head to Big Y and grab your reusable bags! This campaign ends Sunday! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Kingston Public Library through this fundraiser!
Monday February 22nd, 2021 - 11:12 am
Kingston Public Library Friends and Foundation

The Kingston Public Library Community has lost a beloved member and volunteer. Here is a tribute from our retired Library Director Sia Stewart who knew Bob Weber very well. Also, attached you will find Bobs's obituary. Our hearts are with his family and loved ones during this time.

www.legacy.com/obituaries/wickedlocal-kingston/obituary.aspx?n=robert-a-weber&pid=197800794&utm_s...
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The Kingston Public Library Community has lost a beloved member and volunteer. Here is a tribute from our retired Library Director Sia Stewart who knew Bob Weber very well. Also, attached you will find Bobss obituary. Our hearts are with his family and loved ones during this time.

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/wickedlocal-kingston/obituary.aspx?n=robert-a-weber&pid=197800794&utm_source=MarketingCloud&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ObitShare_PowerInbox_Neustar&utm_content=ViewObituary&sfmc_id=158973914&env=91de685ec9da6225bb3eb66b563c9f1f9b357b66

Comment on Facebook

I am so deeply saddened to learn of Bob's passing. I met Bob when I joined the Friends of the Kingston Public Library after I retired and was immediately drawn to this amazing, kind, enthusiastic man. He was a gift to all of the organizations he was part of and will be so missed. Rest in peace, Bob. God bless. 🙏💕

He sounds like he was a great person.

So sad. He was my neighbor and we were friends thru the Jones River Historical Society. RIP Bob.

Thursday February 18th, 2021 - 9:43 am
Town of Kingston Veterans’ Services

URGENT - THE VA VACCINATION CLINIC SCHEDULED FOR THIS SATURDAY IN PLYMOUTH HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO SATURDAY, FEBRARY 27TH. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!! ... See MoreSee Less

URGENT - THE VA VACCINATION CLINIC SCHEDULED FOR THIS SATURDAY IN PLYMOUTH HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO SATURDAY, FEBRARY 27TH. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!
Tuesday February 16th, 2021 - 2:00 pm
Town of Kingston Veterans’ Services

ATTENTION LOCAL VETERANS: The VA will be holding a COVID vaccination clinic in PLYMOUTH this Saturday, February 20th for veterans (age 55+) enrolled in VA Healthcare. See details below. ... See MoreSee Less

ATTENTION LOCAL VETERANS: The VA will be holding a COVID vaccination clinic in PLYMOUTH this Saturday, February 20th for veterans (age 55+) enrolled in VA Healthcare. See details below.
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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.

line drawing of a computer printer

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