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October Artist Exhibit

 

"The World Around Us" by Scotty Hokanson

For more information about exhibiting, please contact Maryanne Driscoll at 781.585.0517 x6278 or by email.

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Interested in local food?
Meet the South Shore Locavores

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Join us at our next event (listed below).

Full calendar

Events and Programs

Kingston Public Library Book Group

Join us for interesting discussions of classic and contemporary literature, with a special focus on fiction.  We meet on the second Thursday of the month, at 5:30 pm. Please note the exceptions for September and October 2017, when meetings will begin at 5 pm so that we can attend some exciting Author Talks later on those evenings! We provide a light supper -- and we welcome newcomers.

The next meeting will be on October 12th at 5:00 pm, in the Library Meeting Room. We'll be reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot.  If you would like the Library to help you locate a copy, please call 781-585-0517 x 6271.

Questions?  
Contact Anna Kelley, group facilitator, at 781-585-0589 or KPLreader@hotmail.com.

Girl at the Baggage Claim book jacket 

Author Talks

Our Fall series begins September 14th! Hope you can join us! All talks start at 7:00 pm.

September 14th Gish Jen  The Girl at the Baggage Claim: explaining the East-West culture gap
October 12th Dr. Stuart Mushlin Playing the Ponies and Other Medical Mysteries Solved
October 26th Noah Wilson-Rich The Bee: A Natural History
November 2nd Jane Kamensky A Revolution in Color
November 16th Joseph Bagley A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts
November 30th Ken Brack Especially For You
December 7th David McCullough The American Spirit  Although the program is free, tickets are required. Registration opens on Monday September 25th at the Council on Aging, Kingston Public Library, and Westwinds Bookshop. There is no online registration for this program. Visit one of the three locations, or call or email for information and to get your ticket. This talk will be held at Silver Lake Regional High School.

The ongoing author series is offered by the Kingston Public Library in cooperation with the Kingston Council on Aging and the Kingston Public Library Foundation. The series is sponsored by WATD 95.9 FM Radio.

Westwinds Bookshop will provide copies of the books for sale and signing.

Light refreshments will be offered, and although the program is free, reservations are requested.

For more information or to register, visit the library's online calendar or call the library at 781-585-0517, ext. 6271, or the Council on Aging at 781-585-0512.

The programs are held at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen Street, behind the Town House. Mr. McCullough's talk will be held at Silver Lake Regional High School.

South Shore Locavores

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September 21st After seven years of great South Shore Locavores programs about local food, we're looking at changing things up a bit. We have thoroughly enjoyed the ride, and now we're ready to try some new ideas. For the September 21st program, we invite you to join us for an informal potluck and discussion. Bring your best ideas for the kind of programs you're most interested in. We'll share ours, too.

Sharing food is always fun, so we invite you to bring a dish -- but if you're not a cook or don't have the time, come anyway. What we're really interested in is your ideas!
October 19 Potluck and planning meeting for the Pie-Making Marathon
November 9 -- note: this is the 2nd Thursday Pie-Making Marathon IV
  For the fourth year in a row, the South Shore Locavores will make pies to be donated, frozen and unbaked, to families served by the Greater Plymouth Food Warehouse, complete with baking instructions and nutritional labels. In 2016 we made 91 pies, surpassing our goal of 75! Watch the PACTV clip about this event.
January 18 Program to be announced
February 15 Program to be announced
March 15 Program to be announced
April 19 Program to be announced
May 17 Program to be announced
   

The South Shore Locavores series -- a collaboration between the Kingston Public Library and edible South Shore & South Coast magazine -- looks at the phenomenon of eating locally. The series has been running since January 2010. This year, the series is also hosted by the Kingston Council on Aging and the Kingston Public Library Foundation.

Programs are held from 7:00 to 9 p.m. at the Kingston Senior Center, 30 Evergreen Street. See the list of Locavores programs for this season on the edible South Shore & South Coast website. Topics and location may occasionally be changed. Programs are free, but donations will be gratefully accepted.

The Library compiles themed resource lists for each Locavores session. And there are always great door prizes!

Attendees are invited to bring a dish to share. There will be time at the break and end of the meeting for munching and mingling.
 
TEAM UP AGAINST HUNGER: To help fight hunger on the South Shore, there is a collection box for non-perishable foods at each gathering for donation to the Greater Plymouth Food Warehouse.  

Additional info: email Sia Stewart sstewart@kingstonpubliclibrary.org, visit www.edibleSouthShore.com, or on Facebook - South Shore Locavores.

All topics subject to change.

Museum Passes

The following passes are available at the Circulation desk. All passes are reserved on a first-come first-served basis. Reservations may be made in person, by phone or online. Passes may be reserved by anyone with a valid Old Colony Library Network card.

All passes are sponsored by the Friends of the Kingston Public Library.

Reserve a museum pass

 

Children's Museum of Boston
The pass allows up to 4 people for half the admission price. This pass does not have to be returned to the Library and does not include special exhibits.

 

Massachusetts ParksPass
The pass entitles the bearer to free parking at over 50 facilities in the Massachusetts state parks system that charge a day-use parking fee. The pass is available for pick up the day before use. This pass must be returned to the Library the day after use.

 

Museum of Fine Arts
1 pass admits 2 adults with a $10.00 co-payment for general admission. This pass does not have to be returned to the Library.

 

Museum of Science
1 pass admits 4 at a charge of $10.00 per person. This pass does not have to be returned to the Library and does not include special exhibits, Omni theatre, laser shows or the Planetarium.

 

Mystic Aquarium
1 pass admits 2 adults and 2 children at a discount. Adult discount admission price is $29.99 (Regular admission price is $34.99). Youth(13-17) discount price is 23.99 (Regular admission is 28.99).  Child (3-12) discount price is $19.99 (Regular admission price is $24.99). This pass must be returned to the library the day following its use.

 

New England Aquarium
1 pass admits 4 at a reduced admission fee of $10.00 per person. This pass does not have to be returned to the Library and does not include special exhibits. It is available from September 4th - June 30th..

 

Plimoth Plantation
1 pass admits up to 2 adults at a charge of $12.00 per person and up to 2 children at a charge of $8.00 per person for the Village, Plimoth Grist Mill and the Mayflower. This pass must be returned to the library before 10 a.m. on the day following use.

The pass is not available December through March 11th.

 

Robbins Museum of Archaeology
1 pass admits up to 2 people free of charge. The pass must be returned to the Library before 10 a.m.on the day following its use. For more information on the Museum or Massachusetts Archaeological Society, please call 508-947-9005.

 

Roger Williams Park Zoo
1 pass allows a $3 discount on admission for up to 4 people March 1st - December 31st.. This pass must be returned to the library before 10 a.m. on the day following its use. It does not include special exhibits.


U.S.S. Constitution Museum
1 pass allows up to 9 people free admission.The U.S.S. Constitution is open different days than the museum. Please check the website for days and hours as well as requirements for boarding the ship.This pass is available for pick up the day before use. It must be returned to the library before 10am on the day following use.

The U.S.S. Constitution (ship) is in dry dock.  For more information, please visit the Constitution's website.

 

Wheelock Family Theatre
Your Massachusetts library card is the pass for a buy one get one free admission on Friday nights. Call the box office to check for seating availability (617 879-2300). This pass is donated by the Wheelock Family Theatre and the Boston Parents Paper.

 

Zoo New England (Franklin Park Zoo and the Stone Zoo)
1 pass admits up to 6 people with an admission rate of $6 per adult and $4 per child. This pass does not have to be returned to the Library until June 30th.  Starting July 1st, the discount admission price will be $9 per adult and $6 per child for up to 6 people.

Local History

Old Burying Ground What's in the exhibit case in the Library lobby?
Go to the Local History page to find out.
Check out the Local History blog
Pique of the Week
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For more information, contact the Archivist
at 781-585-0517 x6277 or by email.

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