Adult Programs

Brian Wallin
The Newport Torpedo Station at Peace Dale Library
Monday, April 22, 6 PM

Join us with historian Brian Wallin as he illuminates the story of Newport's Torpedo Station and its role since it was founded 150 years ago. During World War II, 14,000 people worked at this facility and Newport continues to be a center for the development of underwater defense systems. 

Brian Wallin writes for the Online Journal of Rhode Island History and is co-author, with Christian McBurney, of World War II Rhode Island. 

Free, open to the public. Funded by Friends of the Peace Dale Library. 
Registration recommended but not required at 401-789-1555 xt 108 or jwilson@skpl.org. 
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Author Talk with Anna Prager at Kingston Free Library
Thursday, May 2, 6 PM

Join us at the Kingston Free Library as local author, Anna Prager, visits to discuss her book, I Remember, an autobiography which chronicles her family's experience during the Holocaust. Anna was born in Chmielnik, Poland in 1936. Her story begins in Poland and progresses through several countries during WWII.

Registration is preferred. To register, call 783-8254 or email bobertello@skpl.org.
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Community Reiki at Kingston Free Library
Saturday, May 11, 12-2 PM

Practitioners of this Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing will provide free sessions. Stop in, no registration required.
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Celebrate Ireland in Story and Song at Peace Dale Library
Tuesday, May 14, 6 PM

Join us at Peace Dale Library with Celtic musicians Mary King, Phil Edmonds, and Kevin Fallon for an evening of Irish entertainment on harp, tin whistle, button accordion, fiddle, and more! An Irish Step Dance lesson will take place at 6:00, and music starts at 6:30. Families and all ages welcome. 

Made possible by Friends of the Peace Dale Library. Registration is preferred but not required at 401-789-1555 xt 108 or jwilson@skpl.org. . 
Parillo Harrington Duo
Parillo-Harrington Duo in Concert at Peace Dale Library
Saturday, May 18, 2 PM

Join us at Peace Dale Library with cellist Christine Harrington and pianist Joe Parillo as they perform original compositions from their 2001 CD "Sandbox" and their soon to be released CD "Turn Around Back". 

URI Music Professor Joe Parillo has been performing and composing classical, jazz, and folk-influenced music since 1980. Christine Harrington has been an orchestral and chamber music performer and music educator for 40 years. 

Registration preferred but not required at 401-789-1555 xt 108 or jwilson@skpl.org. 
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Herb Gardening at Kingston Free Library
Wednesday, May 22, 6:30 PM

Join us at the Kingston Free Library us URI Master Gardener, Cheryl Keller, visits to discuss herb gardening! Topics will include instruction on how to grow common herbs, culinary uses, and preservation/plant care.

Free, and open to the public. Funded by the Friends of the Kingston Free Library.
Registration is preferred. To register, call 783-8254 or email bobertello@skpl.org
Dennis Costa
Guitarist Dennis Costa and Violinist Catherine LiVolsi in Concert at Peace Dale Library
Saturday, June 8, 2:00 PM

Join us at Peace Dale Library with guitarist Dennis Costa and violinist Catherine LiVolsi in concert together. 
Dennis Costa's encyclopedic knowledge of centuries of guitar music and his engaging stage presence promise a delightful afternoon. He is on the music faculty of Salve Regina University, and the owner of Wakefield Music.

Free and open to the public. Made possible by Friends of the Peace Dale Library.
Registration preferred but not required at 401-789-1555 xt 108 or jwilson@skpl.org.  
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Meditation and the Near Death Experience at Peace Dale Library
Saturday, June 15, 2 PM

Join us at Peace Dale Library on Saturday, June 15, 2 PM, with Dr. Alan Post for "Meditation and the Near Death Experience."

Dr. Alan Post, a contributing author to "Meditation as Medication for the Soul" by Rajinder Singh, will provide an introduction to the multi-faceted nature of Meditation and Near Death Experiences, and their unique "Universal Connection". A brief meditation session will be included in the program. 

Free and open to the public. Registration is preferred but not required at 401-789-1555 xt 108 or jwilson@skpl.org. 


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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.


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