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KPL Foundation and Friends

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Tuesday March 2nd, 2021 - 8:46 am
Kingston Public Library Friends and Foundation

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Happy Read Across America Day!
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

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Fantastic

We are so excited

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

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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.

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Juneteenth

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From the Library of Congress

Juneteenth marks our country’s second independence day.

https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/historical-legacy-juneteenth

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.