Youth Advisory Council

teen-pokemon1The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a group of volunteers, ages 11-17, who meet monthly to plan fun programs and fundraisers. Sometimes the fundraisers are for YAC, sometimes for the Library, and often they are to support organizations that help people.

YAC kids also help us choose new books, movies, music and video games for the Library’s Teen Space.   If you would like to see if YAC is right for you…feel free to join the group’s next scheduled meeting.  There is almost always pizza!

Interested in joining YAC?  Email Hannele at hminsk@kingstonpubliclibrary.org

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Next YAC meeting

YAC meetings are currently postponed until further notice.

  • Melissa Kowal Art Class!Melissa Kowal Art Class!
    Join us for an engaging and funtastic art class taught by Melissa Kowal on Thursday June 30th at 4:30 PM! This month the kids will be creating a special ocean-themed craft! (project to be announced at a later date) This program will be held in the children’s room and is recommended for ages 5-11. Masks are ...
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  • Ocean Tales StorytimeOcean Tales Storytime
    Join Miss Sam in the children’s room on Wednesday mornings at 11 AM from 6/29-8/17 for some special ocean-themed songs, stories, and fun! This program is designed for ages 0-5, but older siblings are welcome to join. No registration required.
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  • Summer Reading Kickoff: Under the Sea Scavenger Hunt!Summer Reading Kickoff: Under the Sea Scavenger Hunt!
    Are you ready for an ocean adventure? Come celebrate the beginning of our summer programs on Monday June 27th with a scavenger hunt that’s fun for all ages! Work together or individually to find all the missing ocean critters hidden throughout the children’s room. While the kids are searching, feel free to sign up ...
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  • Music @ the Library: Weston Wind QuintetMusic @ the Library: Weston Wind Quintet
    (Saturday, July 30 @ 2:00 PM) As we enter the final month of Summer, the Library is pleased to offer its last music performance of the Music @ the Library concert series with the Weston Wind Quintet. Consisting of French Horn, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, and Bassoon, the music of the ...
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  • Music @ the Library: Kyle CareyMusic @ the Library: Kyle Carey
    (Saturday, July 9 @ 2:00 PM) Gaelic Americana recording artist, Kyle Carey, will perform at the Kingston Public Library’s Music @ the Library concert series. Ms. Carey’s music is a unique mixture of Celtic, Appalachian folk, and literary elements. Celtic Beat Magazine has written of Kyle, “In her gentle, modest ...
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  • Music @ the Library: The Hampton TrioMusic @ the Library: The Hampton Trio
    (Saturday, June 18) The Hampton Trio are coming to the Kingston Public Library for a live performance. With classical guitar played by Beverly Davis, mandolin by Mark M. Davis, and mandola (tenor mandolin) by Robert A. Margo, The Hampton Trio will perform classical, romantic and contemporary music. Inspired by the ...
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  • Winter is coming…Winter is coming...
    The original caption is “the dugway, Winthrop St thru sand hill” Source: Emily Fuller Drew Collection MC16 pla-02-0215-ed-n
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  • Joyful Thanksgiving to all!Joyful Thanksgiving to all!
    An old favorite from the Joseph Finney Collection
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  • Kingston Animal Shelter
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  • Kingston Council on Aging
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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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  • 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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  • Spec TennisSpec Tennis
    Are you new to tennis, or perhaps a lifetime player but not able to cover a full court due to an injury? Maybe just looking for a new fun paddle sport for the family that you can play in your own driveway? Then Spec Tennis is for you! Spec Tennis was ...
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