Adult Programs

During the Library closure due to Covid-19, our online resources are still available for reading and research: 

Ocean State Libraries E-Zone: downloadable books, audiobooks, movies. Any valid Ocean State Libraries card will work, and you can download up to 8 items at a time. 
Hoopla: downloadable books, audiobooks, movies, tv series, comics, and music. You need a South Kingstown Public Library card for Hoopla, and you get 3 checkouts per month.
AskRI.orgmagazines, language-learning, auto repair, consumer health, and lots more.
Book Sizzle: Book lists, "Books on the Air", author interviews, and more. Updated weekly.
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The Top Secret WWII POW Camps on Narragansett Bay at Peace Dale Library
Saturday, March 28, 2 PM

Join us with Historian Brian Wallin for a talk on the "Barbed Wire Colleges" at Forts Getty, Wetherill, and Kearney, whose mission was to educate carefully screened German prisoners in democracy to assist American forces in rebuilding post-war Germany.

Brian Wallin has spoken before at Peace Dale Library, on the Torpedo Station of Newport and the World War I Submarine in Newport Harbor. Now in retirement after a varied career, he writes for Small State Big History and speaks frequently on aspects of Rhode Island's past.

Free, open to the public. Registration preferred but not required at 789-1555 xt 108.
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Cabin Fever: Adult Winter Reading program at Peace Dale, Kingston Free, and Hale
Thursday, January 2 - Thursday, March 19

The South Kingstown Libraries' Winter Reading Program for adults starts on January 2nd and will run through March 19th. The goal is to read as many books as you can from 1/2-3/19. Every book read equals one entry towards a gift certificate to Wakefield Books. Seven winners will be chosen and you must be 18+ to participate. Each time you read or listen to a book, stop by one of our library branches and fill out a book review slip to be entered into the prize drawing. The prize drawing will be held on 3/20.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Peace Dale Library, Kingston Free Library, Robert Beverly Hale Library, and Wakefield Books.
Neighborhood Knitters at Kingston Free Library
Wednesdays 2-4 PM

Join us at the Kingston Free Library in Potter Hall for a casual gathering of knitters of all abilities looking to work on their projects with others who enjoy knitting.

This group meets Wednesdays from 2-4 pm. The first meeting in on January 15th. Knitters must bring their own supplies. Tea and light refreshments will be served. Feel free to bring your lunch or a snack.

For more information or to join the group please call 783-8254 or email

One-on-One Tech Help at Kingston Free Library

If you have a tech question or would like to learn a new skill, book a 30-minute tech tutorial with a reference librarian and get hands-on computer help.

If you need help with a Kindle, iPad, or other tablet or e-reader, bring in your own device. For everything else, we have library computers you can use.

Book your session by visiting or calling 401-783-8254, or send an email to Britta at Please put "tech help" in the subject line of the email and let us know what project or skill you need help with.

Yoga at Kingston Free Library


Ongoing yoga class at the Kingston Free Library, Fridays, 10-11 AM. Hosted by All That Matters, this class is low impact, focusing on stretching, breathing, and meditation. Good for all levels. Please bring a towel or mat. Register at 783-8254.

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Thinking of joining a Book Group?
We have options for you at each of our 3 locations!

Peace Dale Library: Evening Book Group, meets 1st Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
Peace Dale Library: Afternoon Book Group, meets 2nd Fridays at 2 PM
Kingston Free Library: Brown Bag Book Group, meets 1st Thursdays, 12:15-1:15, except July
Kingston Free Library: Beyond Words Book Group, meets 2nd Wednesdays at 7 PM, except July and August
Kingston Free Library: A Readable Feast, meets 2nd Thursdays, 6:30 PM
Robert Beverly Hale Library: Bookmarks, meets last Thursday of the month, September--May