Here's what is going on at your library!

The Library is a Resource for the Community
From the Library Director

It has been quite a summer, what with Summer Reading and lots of programs for children and teens, and now getting ready for the fall programs -- read about the first two author talks and new art instruction classes for adults and children, below, along with a slew of other offerings. We've also been adding to our growing Library of Things (things you can borrow that aren't books, movies, or music). Join us at the Kingston Public Library Foundation's first annual Librewery on September 8th to see some of what we're rolling out. And of course, to have fun while supporting the Library, too. As a bonus, the Agricultural Commission is putting on an Agricultural Fair on the Town Green at the other end of Green Street, that same afternoon. Really, there's too much going on to fit it all in this newsletter. Please visit our website for more.

You don't have to wait until September for some great community fun. Join us tomorrow, Saturday August 17th, at the Fourth Annual Kingston Waterfront Festival. We're invited our friend Big Ryan to give two shows, at 11:30 and 1:30.

We've been wrapped up in another major summer project, too -- we're moving the Library's Local History collections across the street to the Adams Center at 33 Summer Street. These collections include thousands of photographs, deeds, letters, maps, artwork, broadsides, artifacts and other historic materials that chronicle Kingston's rich history. We hope to be able to be welcome you to the new location in the next few weeks, with a special opening event in late September. Watch for details about when and how you can visit the Local History collections soon.

We're grateful for the dozens and dozens of volunteers who almost overwhelm us with their generous gifts of time and talent. We would not be able to do nearly so much without their help.
A Fun Place for Children and Families

Animal World Experience
Matt Gabriel from Animal World Experience will be here on Thursday, August 22nd at 6 PM. This program will take place at the Kingston Council on Aging.  Animal World Experience incorporates animal lover Matt Gabriel's mission of providing an enjoyable, interactive, and educational animal experience to audiences of all ages.

Please register online or call 781-585-0517 x6273. Registration is required and this program is best suited for children 4 and up.

Rockets at the Library
Join us on August 24th at 10:30 AM to build and launch your own model rocket.  Rocket construction will take place at the Library, and launching will be at the Reed fields across the street.

This program is for ages 10 and up. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration is available online. For more information, contact Mike at the library at 781-585-0517 x6285.

Wednesday Afternoon Reading Club
The next meeting of the Wednesday Afternoon Reading Club will take place on Wednesday, September 4th at 5 PM in the Children's Activities Room.   We are currently reading
The Last Kids on Earth by Matt Ballier. 

Leigh and Friends
Children of all ages are invited to a fun storytime featuring Leigh and her puppet friends on Friday, September 6th at 10:30 AM.  This is a drop in program and takes place in the Children's Room. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Kingston Public Library.

Drawing with the Apple Pencil for Ages 8 to 12
The Kingston Public Library is offering a three week course to introduce you to the iPad and Apple Pencil. This course will run on Saturdays, September 14th, 21st and October 5th from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the Adams Center.  This is a free program and all materials are provided.  The instructor for this program is artist and Kingston resident Stephen Clinch.
Class size is limited and registration is required. Please register online or call the library at 781-585-0517x6273 and ask for Stephanie or Mike.  Classes build on each other so please be prepared to attend all three.

Weekly storytime in the Children's room starts up again Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 AM beginning September 17th.  Drop-in for a fun story and craft!

A Welcoming Place for Teens
Youth Advisory Council
The Youth Advisory Council will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday, August 19th at 6:30 PM in the Teen Room. They will be planning Fall programs and making book selections.

If you are not a member of the Youth Advisory Council but are interested in learning more about it, we would love to have you join us at a meeting. This meeting can be used for community service.

Please call 781-585-0517 x6284 to sign up or find out more. Ask for Hannele.
Magic the Gathering Club for Teens
Join us for the weekly meeting of Kingston's Magic: The Gathering Club. A starter deck will be provided for each attendee, and we welcome both new and experienced players.

This club is for ages 13 to 18 and meets weekly on Thursdays from 6 to 7:45 PM in the Teen Room at the Kingston Public Library.  Registration is available online.  For more information contact Mike at the library at 781-585-0517 x6285.

A Gathering Place for the Community

Knotty Knitters
Come and join the Knotty Knitters on Wednesdays at 7 PM in the Children's Activities Room.   We share our patterns, techniques, and experience in a relaxed and congenial atmosphere.

For more information about this program contact Maryanne Driscoll at 781-585-0517 x6278.

Kingston Public Library Book Group Begins a New Season
Join us on Thursday, September 12th at 7:00 PM for an interesting discussion of classic and contemporary literature, with a special focus on fiction. We welcome newcomers.This month we'll meet at the Faunce School located at 16 Evergreen Street in Kingston.

We meet on the second Thursday of each month and we begin each meeting with a brown bag supper, and sometimes we bring supper for everyone.

This month, we'll be reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.  If you would like the Library to help you locate a copy, please call 781-585-0517. Come and join the discussion.

Drawing with the Apple Pencil for Ages 13 and Up
The Kingston Public Library is offering a three week course to introduce you to the iPad and Apple Pencil. This course will take place on Thursdays September 12th, 19th, & 26th from 7 to 9 PM at the Adams Center.

This is a free program and all materials are provided.  The instructor for this program is artist and Kingston resident, Stephen Clinch.

Class size is limited and registration is required. Please register  online  or call the library at 781-585-0517 x6273 and ask for Stephanie or Mike.  Classes build on each other so please be prepared to attend all three.
Fall Author Talk Series Begins
Roberta Gately
The Fall Series of Author Talks begins the new season on Thursday, September 12th at 7 PM at the Kingston Council on Aging. Roberta Gately will be here to speak about her book  Footprints in the Dust: Nursing, Survival, Compassion, and Hope with Refugees Around the World.
A nurse, humanitarian aid worker, and writer, Roberta Gately has served in war zones around the world. She has written on the subject of refugees for the Journal of Emergency Nursing and the BBC World News Online.

Lisa Duffy
Kingston author Lisa Duffy will be here on Thursday, September 26th at 7 PM to speak about her new book This is Home.

Lisa Duffy is the founding editor of ROAR, a literary magazine supporting women in the arts and she leads a fiction workshop through 24PearlStreet. Lisa lives in Kingston with her husband and three children. 

Create Beautiful Art with Zen Doodle
Come and create beautiful artwork with Zen Doodle on Thursdays, October 3rd, 10th and 17th at 10 AM at the Adams Center. Kingston resident Ellen Cook will be the instructor this class.

This is a wonderful opportunity for all those who have wanted to dabble in art but felt they lacked the talent. This is a stress free, simple method tapping into your creative nature. Attendees will use either paper and pen or an iPad with an Apple Pencil to create their artwork.

Class size is limited to 12 and registration is required.  Please register online , or contact the library at 781-585-0517

A Source for Information and Recreation 

1st Annual KPL Librewery Beer Festival         
The Kingston Public Library Foundation and Eversource are pleased to present the 1st Annual KPL Librewery Beer Festival. 

Come join us on Sunday, September 8th from 1 to 5 PM in the KPL parking lot to enjoy local beer, eat delicious treats from food trucks, hear great music played by a Kingston band, and learn about all the Library has to offer. 

A ticket gets you a 4 ounce customized beer glass with which you can sample unlimited pours from our generous brewery partners: Finback, Stellawagen, IndieFerm, Barrel House Z, and Jack's Abby.

Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door. Space is limited, so get your tickets today. Tickets are available for purchase online.

Kingston Waterfront Festival
Come check out the Kingston Public Library's booth on Saturday, August 17th at 11 AM at Grays Beach Park for the 4th Annual Kingston Waterfront Festival.

There will be performances by Big Ryan's Tall Tales at 11:30  and 1:30.  Don't miss out on the fun activities and our Local History Exhibit.

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