Adult Programs

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Watercolor Class with Sue Greco at Kingston Free Library
Wednesday, December 5, 5:30 PM

Create your very own snowman watercolor painting at the Kingston Free Library! Watercolor teacher, Sue Greco, will lead the class and give step-by-step instructions. All tools and materials will be provided and the class is free of charge. Minimum age for this program is 14.

Space is limited; registration is required by calling 783-8254 or email Britta at bobertello@skpl.org

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Local Author Talk and Book Signing with Clay Berry at Peace Dale Library
Thursday, December 6, 2 PM

Author Clay Berry will speak about the inspiration for his series of novels exploring the impact of a child's mental illness on a family. The books reinforce the importance of community, faith, meaningful work and a new sense of purpose as essential ingredients in healing. A portion of the proceeds from his books goes to therapeutic farming communities. He has served over 20 years as pastor of the Wakefield Baptist Church.

Free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information: 789-1555 xt 110 or jwilson@skpl.org.
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Holiday Concert by Renaissance V Brass Quintet at Peace Dale Library
Monday, December 10, 6 PM

Join us at Peace Dale Library for a festive holiday concert by the Renaissance V Brass Quintet!  Musicians Al Testa, Bob Izzo, Colon Kane, Nicole Worzel, and James Suchodolski will play holiday music on trumpet, tuba, French horn, and trombone, in styles ranging from Renaissance, baroque, and classical to swing, jazz, and rock. 


Free, open to the public. Made possible by Friends of Peace Dale Library. Registration is not required. For more information, contact 789-1555 xt 108 or jwilson@skpl.org. 

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Movie Showing--It Happened One Night at Peace Dale Library
Wednesday, December 12, 2 PM 

Join us for a classic comedy starring Clark Gable and Colette Colbert. The story of a rich young woman on the run who meets up with a reporter in search of a story, this still-popular 1934 film directed by Frank Capra won Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Writing! 1 hour 45 minutes, in English.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. Registration is not required.

For more information, contact Jessica Wilson at 789-1555 xt 110 or jwilson@skpl.org.

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Holiday Wrapping Party at Kingston Free Library
Wednesday, December 19, 6 PM

Need time to wrap presents, away from prying eyes? Come to the Library! We will have wrapping paper, scissors, tape, bows, and gift tags. Holiday music will be playing and we'll have cider and hot chocolate to warm you up! Limit of 5 presents, please. You are welcome to bring your own snacks, food, or supplies.

Registration is required. To register call 783-8254 or email bobertello@skpl.org.
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World War II Lecture with Professor Stanley Carpenter at Kingston Free Library
Wednesday, January 16, 6 PM

Join us at the Kingston Free Library as Professor Stanley Carpenter, published author, retired U.S. Navy Captain, and current professor at the Naval War College in Newport, RI gives a four part lecture on WWII.

Part I- Blitzkrieg - Battles of Poland and France, 1939-40
This lecture covers the outbreak and first few months of World War II in Europe as German forces rolled over Poland in just weeks. After a winter whereby the major action occurred at sea rather on the Western Front with France, called "The Phony War," German forces attacked the Low Countries of Belgium and the Netherlands and in a month, defeated both France and Great Britain in the Battles of France -  May-June, 1940 -  in what came to be a "blitzkrieg."  

Registration is preferred. To register call 783-8254 or email bobertello@skpl.org

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World War II Lecture with Professor Stanley Carpenter at Kingston Free Library
Wednesday, January 23, 6 PM

Join us at the Kingston Free Library as Professor Stanley Carpenter, published author, retired U.S. Navy Captain, and current professor at the Naval War College in Newport, RI gives a four part lecture on WWII.

Part II - Air and Sea - Battles of Britain and the Atlantic, 1939-43
This lecture covers the sea Battle of the Atlantic from 1939-1943 and the air Battle of Britain in 1940-41. Without significant surface naval forces to confront the British Royal Navy, the German Navy or Kriegsmarine conducted a commerce war against Britain using their submarine (U-boat) forces. The Battle of the Atlantic against allied shipping between 1940 and 1943 threatened to knock Britain out of the war before the United States became fully engaged. In the air, once France fell, Germany attempted to invade southern England, but had to destroy the British Royal Air Force (RAF) first. They failed as the RAF held on to defeat the German Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain.

Registration is preferred. To register call 783-8254 or email bobertello@skpl.org.    
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Community Reiki at Kingston Free Library
Saturday, December 15, 3-4:30 PM

Practitioners of this Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing will provide free sessions. Stop in, no registration required. For more information call 783-8254.
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One-on-One Tech Help at Kingston Free Library
Ongoing

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 bobertello@skpl.org. 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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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