Local History Room – Past Exhibits

A few of our previous exhibits.

  • Storytime with Ella B!Storytime with Ella B!
    Teen volunteer Ella B. reads Sophie’s Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller   https://youtu.be/mVJ-m1tqIO0
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  • September 29th at 6:30 – Getting Started HomeschoolingSeptember 29th at 6:30 - Getting Started Homeschooling
    Whether you are actively considering home education or are just curious about how it is done, you are invited to attend Getting Started Homeschooling. The free virtual program will be sponsored by  the Kingston Public Library on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Topics to be covered include ...
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  • September 25th at 10:30 – Leigh and Friends at HomeSeptember 25th at 10:30 - Leigh and Friends at Home
    Join us September 25th at 10:30 for Leigh and Friends at home!  To register click the button below.  All participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting the day before the event. Join on Zoom: Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98107734897  Meeting ID: 981 0773 4897 One tap mobile +13017158592,,98107734897# US (Germantown) +13126266799,,98107734897# US (Chicago) ...
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  • December 10th at 7pm – Virtual Author Talk – Scott SmithDecember 10th at 7pm - Virtual Author Talk - Scott Smith
    Lawless and political thugs are pushing poison on the street and corrupting City Hall. But a new force emerges when four quirky friends step up to save their city. Investigative reporters have been chasing down countless conspiracy theories and when they join forces with the quirky friends, the united team ...
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  • December 3rd at 7pm – Virtual Author Talk – Christopher KleinDecember 3rd at 7pm - Virtual Author Talk - Christopher Klein
    In his book, When the Irish Invaded Canada: The Incredible True Story of the Civil War Veterans Who Fought for Ireland’s Freedom, Christopher Klein tells how thousands of Civil War veterans who had fled to the United States rather than perish in the wake of the Great Hunger still considered ...
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  • November 12th at 7pm – Virtual Author Talk – Jennifer SinsigaliNovember 12th at 7pm - Virtual Author Talk - Jennifer Sinsigali
    In the historical novel Before the Mayflower, Jennifer Sinsigalli enters the late 16th and early 17th centuries, a time of transition from Queen Elizabeth to King James in England, and in the Netherlands, the Dutch Golden Age. The story of the thirty-three years leading up to the famous Mayflower voyage ...
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  • October 29th at 7pm – Virtual Author Talk – Abdi Nor IftinOctober 29th at 7pm - Virtual Author Talk - Abdi Nor Iftin
    Abdi Nor Iftin first fell in love with America from afar. As a child, he learned English by listening to American pop and watching action films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and when U.S. marines landed in Mogadishu to take on the warlords, Abdi cheered for their arrival. They seemed as heroic ...
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  • October 15th at 7pm – Virtual Author Talk – Wayne MillerOctober 15th at 7pm - Virtual Author Talk - Wayne Miller
    In the early 1980s, a conspiracy of nine men, including three Boston cops and a Boston firefighter, burned the city and surrounding communities. For over two years these men torched 264 buildings, caused millions of dollars in damages and hundreds of injuries. Boston was ablaze with nightly fires with sirens ...
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  • October 1st at 7 PM – Virtual Author Talk – Daniel EverettOctober 1st at 7 PM - Virtual Author Talk - Daniel Everett
    Mankind has a distinct advantage over other terrestrial species: we can talk to one another. But how did we acquire the most advanced form of communication on Earth? Daniel L. Everett, linguist, provides a comprehensive examination of the evolutionary story of language, from the earliest attempts by hominids to the ...
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  • September 17th at 7pm – Virtual Author Talk – Lisa DuffySeptember 17th at 7pm - Virtual Author Talk - Lisa Duffy
    On Ichabod Island, a jagged strip of land thirteen miles off the coast of Massachusetts, ten-year-old Sky becomes an orphan for the second time after a tragic accident claims the lives of her adoptive parents. Grieving the death of his best friends, Leo’s life is turned upside down when he ...
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  • September 10th at 7pm – Virtual Author Talk – Hank Phillippi RyanSeptember 10th at 7pm - Virtual Author Talk - Hank Phillippi Ryan
    Bestselling and award-winning author and investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan delivers another twisty, thrilling cat and mouse novel of suspense that will have you guessing, and second-guessing, and then gasping with surprise in The First to Lie. After a devastating betrayal, a young woman sets off on an obsessive path to ...
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  • It’s almost Town Meeting TimeIt'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. Kingston’s Town Meeting is run according to Town Meeting Time: A Handbook of Parliamentary ...
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  • Volunteer form
    Volunteer form
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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 ...
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  • Thanks for offering to help us re-invent and re-open the Library!Thanks for offering to help us re-invent and re-open the Library!
    We’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 ...
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  • Kingston Department of Veterans’ ServicesKingston Department of Veterans' Services
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  • JuneteenthJuneteenth
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  • Make a Fidget Spinner with Ella BMake a Fidget Spinner with Ella B
    Learn how to make your very own fidget spinner with Ella B from the Kingston Public Library Youth Advisory Council!
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  • Visit a koala!Visit a koala!
    We’re happy to let you know that you can learn about koala bears and porcupines and more through the Roger Williams Zoo’s Preschool Adventures. It’s part of our Museum Pass programs, funded by the Friends. Pick your story here Use the password Librarypassmember Set off on your zoo adventure!
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  • 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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