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Wednesday October 21st, 2020 - 1:39 pm

Kingston Public Library Friends and Foundation

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Sunday October 4th, 2020 - 1:16 pm

Kingston Public Library Friends and Foundation

Join from October 5–25 for dozens of events and activities, online and outside! The virtual festival features 150+ world-class authors and 50+ live and pre-recorded sessions, plus a virtual marketplace with 70 vendors. Outside, book lovers of all ages can participate in a real-world #BBFBookHunt, One City One Story, Story Walks, an art installation, and more! #BBF2020 ... See MoreSee Less

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Monday September 28th, 2020 - 11:46 am

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It’s almost Town Meeting Time

Town Meeting begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, August 8. As of July 27, the venue is the Kingston Collection, 101 Kingston Collection Way, in the space next to the movie theater,  formerly occupied by K1 Speed.

mall map with town meeting space hightlightedKingston’s Town Meeting is run according to Town Meeting Time: A Handbook of Parliamentary Law, by the Massachusetts Moderators Association.

You can borrow a copy from KPL and other local libraries, or read it  online at the Internet Archive (account required, but it’s free).


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From the Library of Congress

Juneteenth marks our country’s second independence day.

The Emancipation Proclamation freed enslaved people in Confederate states at the start of 1863,  and the 13th Amendment ended slavery across the U.S. almost three years later. In the year between, the news of freedom spread slowly. It was only when the Union Army reached Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, that an officer read aloud the order “that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free”


Juneteenth commemorates the liberation of thousands of people in Texas that day.  In the 155 years since, Juneteenth has been joyously celebrated,  solemnly observed and virtually erased, all at the same time. In the conflicting ways that we know our shared history, and how we acknowledge and resolve those differences, lies the liminal lesson of Juneteenth:

The past is never dead. It’s not even past.

Requiem for a Nun by William Faulkner

What will our next Juneteenth be like?

Kingston Public Library YouTube Channel

The staff of the Kingston Public Library have curated playlists on the these topics: Do It Yourself (DIY), Library/Community, History, Live Music, Music, Science, and Natural World.  Click here to visit our YouTube channel.

Keep checking back as we’ll be updating our channel with new content!

Facebook feeds and more

Seal of the Town of Kingston, Massachusetts, Incorporated 1726The links below go to KPL pages that show Facebook posts from Town departments. We hope to add more soon.

There’s a combined feed from official Kingston pages, with links to the actual post or page on Facebook. However, you don’t need a Facebook account to read posts on the Library website.


Facebook feeds and more

KPL on Facebook

KPL Friends & Foundation page on Facebook

KPL Friends group

All the links here  go to pages that show posts from groups and pages related to Kingston; you don’t need to be on Facebook to read the posts.