Adult Programs

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Adult Summer Reading Program / All Branches 

June 27 - August 13

Adults ages 18+ are invited to join us for some reading fun this summer! Each book read or listened to will count as an entry toward the end of summer prize drawing. Entry slips will be available at all three South Kingstown Library branches starting on June 27. Fill out your slips and drop them into the adult summer reading boxes at any branch. Contact Britta at or 783-8254 ext. 4303 with any questions. 

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A Readable Feast: A Cookbook Book Group / Kingston Free Library 

Thursday, August 18, 6:30 PM

Participants bring a dish to share prepared from that month’s cookbook. There is a discussion about the book while we sample all the dishes. This month we will be reading and cooking from these Mexican cookbooks:

  • Mi Cocina: recipes and rapture from my kitchen in Mexico / Rick Martinez
  • Chicano Eats: recipes from my Mexican-American kitchen / Esteban Castillo

Registration is required, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins. Contact Britta at or 783-8254 ext. 4303.

Please note that this program involves food and/or drinks prepared for and by the participants and, therefore, attendees choosing to partake in the food and/or drink available during the event do so at their own risk.

Online resources 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.
One-on-one Tech Help

If you have a tech and/or reference question, or would like to learn a new skill, email our reference librarian Britta at to set up an appointment. Please put "Tech Help" in the subject line of the email and let us know what project or skill you need help with.

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Thinking of joining a Book Group?
We have options for you at each of our 3 locations! - Many of these are now being held virtually!

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
Kingston Free Library: Beyond Words Book Group, meets 2nd Wednesdays at 7 PM, except July and August
Kingston Free Library: A Readable Feast, meets 3rd Thursdays, 6:30 PM
Robert Beverly Hale Library: Bookmarks, meets last Thursday of the month, September--May