Adult Programs

Blind Date with a Book at Kingston Free Library & Robert Beverly Hale Library
February 1 - February 17

The Kingston Free Library and Robert Beverly Hale Library are offering adult readers a chance to meet their next great literary love by challenging them to borrow a book without knowing what it is! At the Blind Date with a Book display at each location, you will find a selection of books chosen by the staff and wrapped in Valentine's paper.

Inside the book you will find a 'rate your date' sheet. With every sheet you return you will receive a prize (while supplies last).
For more information please call 783-8254 or email  
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Narragansett Pier 1876-1898 as chronicled in the Narragansett Herald at Peace Dale Library
Thursday, February 13, 2 PM

Join us with Prof. Richard Vangermeersch as he shares his research in the Narragansett Herald newspaper, which reported on life in Narragansett Pier at the heyday of its popularity. The dramatic marriage of Gov. William and Kate Chase Sprague, the tragic death of their son, and a visit by U. S. President Chester. A. Arthur represent only a few of the stories this paper chronicled. Due to a generous gift by Prof. Vangermeersch, the Peace Dale Library now offers a full run of the Narragansett Herald on microfilm. 

Free, open to the public. Registration preferred but not required at 789-1555 xt 108 or 
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WWII in the Pacific with Stanley Carpenter at Kingston Free Library
Part IV: Wednesday, February 26, 6 PM

Part IV: On to Japan - the Central Pacific
With war going well in the Southwest and South Pacific Theatres, the U.S. Navy began its assault against the Japanese Empire in the Central Pacific in accordance with the long-standing War Plan Orange for a maritime war in the Pacific with Japan. The plan called for attacking outlying islands and island chains using the increasingly dominant U.S. Navy carrier aviation to isolate and attrite the Japanese garrisons by conducting air attack and amphibious landings on enemy-held islands. The plan called for bypassing certain islands, thus isolating and causing their garrisons to "wither on the vine" due to Japan's inability to reinforce or re-supply them. The first target was the islands of Makin and Tawara in the Gilberts Island chain. Many lessons were learned in the Gilberts that were applied to the capture of the Marshall Islands, Marianas, and eventually, the Philippines, Iwo Jima and Okinawa as the U.S. crept inexorably towards the Japanese Home Islands. The final lecture in the World War II in the Pacific lecture series addresses the U.S. Navy/U.S. Marine Corps/ U.S. Army Central Pacific Campaign of 1943-45 and also the Navy's submarine campaign against Japan's maritime shipping.

Registration is preferred. To register, please call 783-8254 or email 
Medicare Q & A at  Peace Dale Library
Thursday, February 27, 2 PM

Join us with Saul Richman, a Medicare specialist at Tri-County Community Action who also works with Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) and Senior Medicare Patrol, as he provides an overview of Medicare without trying to sell anything, and answers your questions. 

Free and open to all--whether you are approaching eligibility, already enrolled, or just need information. Registration preferred but not required at 789-1555 xt 108 or
French Conversation Hour at Peace Dale Library
Wednesday, March 11, 2 PM

Join us to practice your French at our monthly French Conversation Hour! French speakers and learners at all levels of proficiency are invited to meet for casual French conversation in an informal setting. Meetings take place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Registration preferred but not required at 789-1555 xt 108 or
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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