Teen Book Groups

Page Turners

Check out the Page Turners, the Kingston Public Library teen book group!   Join us after every YAC meeting for a lively discussion about books you’re currently reading, past reads, and favorite books!  For more information contact Hannele –  hminsk@kingstonpubliclibrary.org or 781-585-0157 x6284

Next YAC meeting

  • Sea Shell, Sea Shell: Stories, Song, Puppets and Crafts!Sea Shell, Sea Shell: Stories, Song, Puppets and Crafts!
    Sit back, put your feet up, and join Storyteller Rona Leventhal for a program full of stories and songs of the sea! She’ll have you singing and laughing as you take a journey in your mind’s eye! Whale puppets will help us learn a bit about our cousins of the ...
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  • Solar S’moresSolar S'mores
    Did you know you could make s’mores with the power of the sun? Join us as we use the power of science to make delicious treats! Kids will be allowed to eat the s’mores they make and can take home their solar-powered s’mores ovens. This program is recommended for ages 5-12.
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  • New Summer HoursNew Summer Hours
    Great news! We’ve expanded our hours for the Summer, staying open Thursday nights until 8:00 and adding Saturdays 10:00-2:00!
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  • Animal Tales StorytimeAnimal Tales Storytime
    Join us for a special animal-themed storytime for all ages! Each week we’ll build early-literacy skills through books, songs, fingerplays, and more! This is a 10-week program that will be held in the children’s room. Once you register on June 22nd you will be able to attend all of these storytimes for the summer! Space ...
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  • Memorial Day 2021Memorial Day 2021
    Kingston first observed Memorial Day — known then as Decoration Day — in 1879. Here are a few images and documents of Kingstonians commemorating those who lost their lives in war.  
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  • Mustard squirt-gun anti-protest, 1966Mustard squirt-gun anti-protest, 1966
    “8/10/66-KINGSTON, MASS: Brandishing her own protest U.S. involvement in the Viet Nam war. UPI Telephoto”  
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  • Winthrop Street and the Hidden Historical Hand of HoratioWinthrop Street and the Hidden Historical Hand of Horatio
    Kingstonian Horatio Adams has appeared in the Pique of the Week a few times (here, here and here… well, that last one isn’t exactly about him, but it’s a favorite!) He was an prominent figure in Town history, but who knew he’d be right in the middle of a hot online ...
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  • Questions?Questions?
    When you need help Finding information Locating a hard-to-find book Finding an old newspaper or magazine article Understanding the Dewey Decimal System Using an online database KPL staff can help with these questions and many more. Fill out the form below and let us know how we can help!  We’ll do our best to get back ...
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  • February birds revealedFebruary birds revealed
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  • “Your Voice Matters” Memories of Kingston, MA"Your Voice Matters" Memories of Kingston, MA
     Thanks to our friends at PAC-TV and The Local Seen for this wonderful piece, starring Violet Berry and Ed Borsari. Photos from the Local History Collections of the Kingston Public Library.
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  • In “my late mother’s random yard sale junk, we found this framed gem…”In "my late mother’s random yard sale junk, we found this framed gem..."
    In a post to the Kingston Town Locals group on Facebook , Will Perry described a recently uncovered 1810 document that describes the line between Pembroke and Kingston.  It appears to be a “Notice of Perambulation” documenting a joint walk along the border by the Selectmen of both Towns. By law, ...
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  • Time-lapse of Kingston’s Waste Water ProjectTime-lapse of Kingston's Waste Water Project
    This is so cool! There’s a live cam, too. The Sewer Department’s page has more info. What a great way to share progress on this project!
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  • Welcome 2021!Welcome 2021!
    Source: Joseph Cushman Finney Papers MC11
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  • Karaoke machineKaraoke machine
    Sing out!
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  • For Veterans’ Day: Melvin SimmonsFor Veterans' Day: Melvin Simmons
    Naval Constructor Melvin Simmons, born in Kingston on April 19, 1806, served as Master Carpenter for the first steam (or screw) frigate the USS Merrimack. Launched in June 1855 from the Charlestown Navy Yard, she was christened by Simmons’ daughter Mary Elizabeth, then 23. When Virginia seceded from the Union in ...
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  • Covid-19 testing sitesCovid-19 testing sites
    Find a covid testing site here.
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  • Golf Practice NetGolf Practice Net
    Looking for a fun way to improve your game? This item from the Library of Things is sure to give you an advantage on the competition. Our portable Golf Practice Net comes with chipping target and carrying bag. You can borrow it with your library card and swing into success!
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  • Sewing MachineSewing Machine
    Looking to pick up a new hobby or give a big purchase a test run? You can borrow our sewing machine with your library card. Go ahead and get creative!
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  • TelescopeTelescope
    Everyone gives the credit to Galileo, but telescopes actually got their start in the Netherlands with spectacle makers who were studying the earth in the early 1600’s. Want to learn more? Check out this collection at the Library of Congress. With our telescope and your library card, there is a whole ...
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  • Disco LightDisco Light
    Looking to add some pizzazz to your home dance parties? You can borrow the disco light from the Library of Things. Plug it in, put on your dancing shoes, and dance the night away! Music not included (but why not add karaoke?)
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