Adult Programs

World War I with Professor Stanley Carpenter, Part III at Kingston Free--new date
Rescheduled for Wednesday, April 25, 7-8:45 PM

"Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines" -American Aviation and the Great War in the Air
Prof. Carpenter addresses the war in the air on the Western Front. The topics include the founding of a nascent U.S. Army Air Corps (USAAC), the Lafayette Escadrille of American aviator volunteers in the French service, USAAC Squadrons in operation, and Captain Eddie Rickenbacker and the 94th Aero Squadron.

Registration is preferred at 783-8254 or 

vegetable garden
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners at Kingston Free 
Thursday, April 26, 6:30-8 PM

With Spring in full swing, join us at the Kingston Free Library, as URI Master Gardener, Noel, gives a presentation on Vegetable Gardening! Learn the basics of vegetable gardening, along with helpful tips and tricks to take your garden to the next level.

To register, call 783-8254 or email Britta at
Yoga at Kingston Free

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.

This class will not be meeting on April 13 or 20. The only April class is April 27.
Community Reiki at Kingston Free
Saturday, May 5, 12-2

Practitioners of this Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing will provide free sessions. Stop in, no registration required. Contact Britta Obertello at 783-8254 or for more information. 
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Celebrate Ireland in Story and Song at Peace Dale Library
Tuesday, May 8, 6 PM (Rescheduled after the March 13 storm)

Join us for an Irish Step Dance lesson at 6, followed at 6:30 by Irish music, stories, and songs with Mary King, Phil Edmonds, and Kevin Fallon, featuring Celtic harp, tin whistle, audience participation, and a grand time promised for everyone. Families and all ages welcome. For more information, contact Jessica Wilson at 789-1555 xt 110 or
Dennis Costa
Classical Guitar Concert with The Apollo Duo at Peace Dale Library
Saturday, May 12, 2 PM

Join us for "Music of the World" with Dennis Costa and John Dennewitz, who comprise the Apollo Duo, and special guest Amalia Costa, for music from 4 centuries and many countries. Works of Scarlatti, Piazzola, Sor, Baden Powell, and more will be represented. Dennis Costa, owner of Wakefield Music, and John Dennewitz have performed and taught guitar for many years. Families, all ages welcome. 789-1555 xt 110 or
Ancestry/Genealogy Workshops at Peace Dale Library
Mondays, May 14, May 21, June 4, and June 11, 6 PM

Join us with genealogist Heather Kisilywicz for 4 workshops exploring the ever-expanding world of, (now available on our library computers); DNA testing; and other avenues of genealogy research. Each will be self-contained so you can attend just one, or all 4, as you wish. Registration is required at 789-1555 xt 108 or 
World War I with Professor Stanley Carpenter, Part IV at Kingston Free
Wednesday, May 16, 7-8:45 PM

"Lafayette, We Are Here"- The United States Army and Marine Corps and The Great War on Land

This presentation addresses the land war on the Western Front and the U.S. Army and Marine Corps battles and campaigns. The topics include the raising, training, and preparation for combat operations of U.S. forces following the declaration of war, General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing, the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne battles and Sergeant Alvin York.

Registration is preferred at 783-8254 or

"Are You Ready for Retirement?" with Nora Hall at Peace Dale Library
Wednesday, May 30, 2-4 PM

There is more to retirement than a financial plan. Join us with Nora Hall, whose writing and workshops are designed to help those facing life transitions to prepare for new chapters in positive, proactive ways. Her warm and welcoming style in leading events engages participants to focus on the new dynamics retirement brings. Seating is limited--please register at 789-1555 xt 110 or 

One-on-One Tech Help at Kingston Free

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 your own device. For everything else, we have library computers you can use.

Book your session by calling 401-783-8254 or email Britta at
book discussion group
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