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August 10th at 6pm – Adjusting to a Changing New Normal

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a major impact on employment issues and job search trends. Adjusting to a Changing New Normal is an interactive virtual Zoom meeting and will address a series of topics including, but not limited to working from home, remaining positive and productive amidst disruptions to everyday life, building relationships through collaborations, and taking advantage of free online tools.

This free program is for teens and adults and will be held on Zoom Monday, August 10 at 6:00 PM. Gary Gekow is the presenter.

Gary Gekow is a Senior Employment Specialist and Career Coach with 30 years of recruiting and employment services experience in the Boston staffing industry. He works closely with client companies in many industries and job seekers in various specialties.

Adjusting to a Changing New Normal is part of a series of programs focusing on personal finance and financial literacy for adults and teens and is presented by the Kingston Public Library. This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

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Zoom Login Information:
https://zoom.us/j/99758826723?pwd=cHZyNVo1bkNZS2djT052ZzR1R3RtZz09

Meeting ID: 997 5882 6723
Passcode: 479214

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Thanks again for your generous offer to help the Kingston Public Library! We will be in touch soon!

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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.

July 30th at 9:30 Mad Science – Wacky Weather!

Welcome to the wild world of weather! In this virtual workshop, children will investigate why it rains, what causes lightning, and how weather can be predicted with meteorology.  This program will take place on Zoom and is for children in PreK – grade 2.  Registration is required.

All registrants will receive Zoom login information on the day before the program.

Materials needed for at-home activities:
Sponge, Cup, Water, Plate, Plastic Bottle, Small object that fits in neck (Bead, Cheerio, Rice Cereal,)  

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Trivia Night to Support the Library

The Kingston Public Library Foundation is excited to have you join us for another Summer trivia event, this time hosted by The Trivia Brothers!

As always, the money raised at this event will go towards supporting programming and services at the Kingston Public Library.  You may have heard the KPL staff has been drastically reduced; this is an incredible loss to the Library and our Town.  This is why the supporting efforts of the KPLF, such as the recent painting and carpeting of the Children’s Room, continues to be crucial when filling in budget gaps.

We are sad that Covid-19 has resulted in our Trivia Night being virtual, but there is always a silver lining and for this event that silver lining is literary-themed cocktails!  What better way to get your mind thinking about random history or pop culture questions than with a drink.

You can register your trivia team here

Kingston Department of Veterans’ Services

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Tuesday August 4th, 2020 - 1:35 pm

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Happy 230th Birthday United States Coast Guard!

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Wednesday July 22nd, 2020 - 1:36 pm

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It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of US Navy Veteran and lifelong Kingston resident, Harold Malaguti at the age of 91. Harold was extremely proud of his 15 years serving in the Navy and the opportunity to see the world beyond the shores of his hometown. Many people remember Harold, his love of his prized vintage motor home, his daily walk to breakfast at the Early Bird and his kind heart. Thank you for your Service Harold. Rest in Peace. You will be greatly missed. ... See MoreSee Less

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of US Navy Veteran and lifelong Kingston resident, Harold Malaguti at the age of 91. Harold was extremely proud of his 15 years serving in the Navy and the opportunity to see the world beyond the shores of his hometown. Many people remember Harold, his love of his prized vintage motor home, his daily walk to breakfast at the Early Bird and his kind heart. Thank you for your Service Harold. Rest in Peace. You will be greatly missed.

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Such a wonderful man, Rest In Peace Harold.

Strength and peace to his family and friends...calm seas and bright horizons Sir!

Thank you for your service. You will be missed.

Rest in peace Harold, ill miss our hugs and talks.

Rest In Peace Harold...

Rest in Peace Harold you will not ever be forgotten

Rest in Peace Harold

Rest in peace Harold. I will never forget you or your train noises. You were a great worker and friend to our family you truly will be missed by many. 😢

Great guy. God rest his soul.

Fair winds and following seas Harold.

Rest in peace. Gonna miss ya. We have the watch now.

May he Rest In Peace

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Rest In Peace Harold! By the looks of this picture looks like you were well taken care of! Missed by the Browns 😢

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Tuesday July 14th, 2020 - 8:14 am

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A big shout out to Noah Silvia, Kingston 2020 graduate of Silver Lake Regional High School. Noah enlisted in the US Army back in January. He leaves for basic training at the end of this month and will miss the Silver Lake graduation ceremony on 8/7. Noah follows in the footsteps of his Father and 2 Great GrandFathers in Military Service, has always had a love of his Country and is honored to serve. Please join us in bidding Noah good luck and farewell! #kingstonma ... See MoreSee Less

A big shout out to Noah Silvia, Kingston 2020 graduate of Silver Lake Regional High School. Noah enlisted in the US Army back in January. He leaves for basic training at the end of this month and will miss the Silver Lake graduation ceremony on 8/7.  Noah follows in the footsteps of his Father and 2 Great GrandFathers in Military Service, has always had a love of his Country and is honored to serve. Please join us in bidding Noah good luck and farewell! #kingstonma

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Congrats, Noah! You make your family, SL, and community proud. Wishing you much success!!

Congratulations!! Best of luck and thank you for your service 🇺🇲🙏

Thanks for your service Noah and best of luck!!

Noah if you come to Okla...let us know..we are only 18miles from Fort Sill..🇺🇸❤

We are proud of you Noah and wish you all the best!

We appreciate your service, Noah!! Thank you!! Good luck!

Goodluck noah

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Monday July 13th, 2020 - 3:51 pm

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Timeline PhotosIn case you missed it: Statement from the Chief of Naval Operations on Fire aboard USS Bonhomme Richard

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Juneteenth

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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?

Summer Reading Program–Imagine Your Story

Click on the image above or follow this link to register for our online minutes read logging program.

The Kingston Public Library’s Summer Reading Program has started! This program is for children entering K through 6 in the fall and will run until August 15. When you sign up, you’ll get a goodie bucket and your choice of a free book!  Then, when you complete your book bingo or 4 activities online you can choose another free book!  We will have a list of book titles to give away in the coming days, and we’ll be in touch soon when your goodie bucket is ready.  Your goal is to read 900 minutes by August 15.

Participants in this years program can record their reading online through Beanstack, or by using a paper log that they can pick up at the library.  This year The Kingston Public Library Foundation will be donating money to the Kingston Animal Shelter based off our reading minute totals, so make sure to log your reading!

To sign up for the summer reading program visit www.kingstonpubliclibrary.org.  If you have any questions please call Mr. Mike at 781-585-0517 or email to mslawson@kingstonpubliclibrary.org.

The Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Kingston Public Library, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Boston Bruins.

Printing for curbside pickup

Pickup hours are Mondays 1 – 7 and Tuesdays-Fridays 11 – 4.

More details can be found here.

If you submit a form and don’t hear from us within 3 days, please call us at 781-585-0517 and we’ll straighten it out.

Thanks for your patience.

 

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