Category Archives: Now

Post appears on What’s Happening at the Library page, and on related Audience, Program, etc. pages. The date should be within the next month. Applies to only one of a series at a time, so that the next Locavore meeting or the current Art exhibit is marked Now and those scheduled for the future are marked “Upcoming.”)

Watch Now – Family Sing-a-long with Matt Heaton

Matt Heaton believes music for kids can be entertaining for both children AND parents. His songs are a mix of rockabilly, surf, American roots and Irish traditional music, delivered with a wry sense of humor and a sincere sense of fun.  Children and adults respond to his musicianship and variety. The adults in the room particularly appreciate the Muppet-esque touches of humor and observations of kid behavior.  Whether you call it children’s music, family music, kindie or toddlerbilly it’s sure to please listeners of all ages.

 

Virtual Sensory Storytimes through February

Through a Library Services and Technology Act Grant, the Kingston Public Library has teamed up with the Kennedy Donovan Center to bring you virtual sensory storytimes.

Sign up for a program here.  Once you’re signed up, we’ll let you know when your grab and go craft bag is ready.   Then you can pick up your craft bag, and join the program on Zoom!

Registration is required and space is limited!

Juneteenth

Portrait of two children
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?

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

    More details for this service 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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      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.

      Curbside Pickup

      The Kingston Public Library is now offering curbside pickup.  OCLN libraries are sending and receiving materials and ComCat – the Commonwealth Catalog – is up and running once again.

      line drawing of a computer printerPrinting for curbside pickup click here

      Hours for curbside pickup:

      • Monday: 1pm to 7pm
      • Tuesday through Friday: 11am to 4pm

      Ways you can place a hold:

      After your hold is placed:

      • We’ll let you know when your items are ready by your account preferences:
        • Email OR phone,  AND text message
        • You can change your preferences in MyAccount in the catalog
      • 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 holds on the table and re-enters the building.
      • Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing with other library visitors.