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December Exhibit

 

Thank you for 20 years!
Kingston Public Library 1994 ~ 2014

For more information about exhibiting, please contact Maryanne Driscoll at 781.585.0517 x115 or by email.

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Interested in local food?
Meet the South Shore Locavores


Join us at our next event (listed below).

Full calendar

Programs

Kingston Public Library Book Group, Thursday, January 8th at 5:30 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room

Join us for interesting discussions of classic and contemporary literature, with a special focus on fiction. We welcome newcomers!

We will meet on the second Thursday of each month in the Meeting Room. Light refreshments will be available.

This month we'll be reading The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey. If you would like the Library to help you locate a copy, please call 781-585-0517 x121.

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

Proclamation presentation celebration, Thursday, January 8th, 2015, in the Library Meeting Room.

Join us for the presentation of a proclamation from the State Legislature. We'll have light refreshments and songs by Kingston's "Boston Pops" diva Fran Botelho-Hoeg.

This will probably be an early evening program. We'll post the time here when it's final. 

South Shore Locavores

Everyone is welcome.

Where does your food really come from? How does it get to you? How healthy is it? Why should you shop locally? Who are our local farmers and food producers?

The Kingston Public Library and edible South Shore & South Coast have teamed up to host an ongoing series of programs about the phenomenon of "eating locally." Please join us in the discovery of our own food community.

Join the South Shore Locavores for a lively program about food. Every third Thursday from September through May, at the Beal House, 222 Main Street, Kingston. Topics for the first four programs are:

The next meetings will be on January 15th, February 19th, March 19th, April 16th and May 21st.

The South Shore Locavores series -- a collaboration between the Kingston Public Library and edible South Shore and South Coast magazine -- looks at the phenomenon of eating locally. The series has been running since January 2010.

See the list of Locavores programs for this season on the edible South Shore and South Coast website.

The Library provides resource lists for each Locavores session. And there are always prizes donated by local vendors.

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.

A donation up to $10 will be welcome to help cover expenses. Any surplus will be used towards library book purchases.

Additional info: email Sia Stewart sstewart@kingstonpubliclibrary.org, visit www.edibleSouthShore.com, or Facebook - South Shore Locavores. Donations of $0-$10 gratefully accepted.

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 $24.95 (Regular admission price is $29.95). Child discount price is $16.95(Regular admission price is $21.95). 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 16th.

The Plimoth Grist Mill will be open on Fridays and Saturdays during the month of December from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

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.

 

South Shore Natural Science Center
1 pass admits a family of four free of charge. This pass must be returned to the Library before 10 a.m. on the day following its use.

 

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 will be closed from March 2015 to 2018 for a restoration project.

 

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.

Local History

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
!

For more information, contact the Archivist
at 781-585-0517 x123 or by email.

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