Adult Programs

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CPR Training with RI Red Cross / Kingston Free Library 

Thursday, December 7, 6:00 PM

Join us at the Kingston Free Library for a free CPR demonstration and discussion with members from RI Red Cross. More than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside a hospital each year. Learn how to deliver lifesaving CPR care without rescue breaths.

Registration is preferred. To register, contact Britta at, or 401-783-8254 ext. 4303.

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

Thursday, December 14, 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 The Blue Zones Cookbook:

  • The Blue Zones American Kitchen: 100 recipes to live to 100 / Dan Buettner (2022)

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

Please be aware that food/drinks available at meetings may contain or come into contact with common allergens. Attendees choosing to partake in the food/drink available at meetings 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!

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