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March Exhibit

Fun In Painting
by
Nancy Sheerin
 

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

Spring Author Talks

Spring Author Talk with Suzanne Strempek Shea, Mags Riordan and Marianne Leone, Thursday, March 26th at 7 p.m.

 

This Is Paradise:  An Irish Mother's Grief, an African Village's Plight and the Medical Clinic That Brought Fresh Hope to Both

 

Irishwoman Mags Riordan, founder of the Bill Riordan Memorial Clinic in the African nation of Malawi, and Massachusetts author Suzanne Strempek Shea who wrote about Riordan and her work, will speak about their book and efforts.

 

They will be joined by local author Marianne Leone, who will speak about her book, Jesse:  A Mother's Story.

 

Join us and be inspired by these two powerful mothers whose love for their late sons transformed them.

 

Events are free but advance registration is requested to ensure a seat.  Please register by calling the Library at 781-585-5017 x112 or register online.

Juliette Fay, Author of Shelter Me, Deep Down True and The Shortest Way Home, Thursday, April 9th at 7 p.m.

Author Juliette Fay delighted readers with her debut novel, Shelter Me, which became an IndiePick, Good Housekeeping Book Pick and Mass. Book Award Finalist for 2009. She followed that with Deep Down True. In her third novel, The Shortest Way Home, Sean Doran returns home after spending twenty years as a nurse in Third World countries. He soon find himself reluctantly playing parent to a misunderstood boy, falling in love with a woman from his past and realizing that leaving isn't easy when there are people who want and need you to stay.

"Fay is one of the best authors of women's fiction, and her novels are not to be missed. A moving introspective look at what it means to be family, and to be truly home." Library Journal. Starred Review.

For more information, please contact the Reference Librarian, Susan Oslin, by phone, 781-585-0517 x126 or email, soslin@kingstonpubliclibrary.org.

Events are free but advance registration is requested to ensure a seat.  Please register by calling the Library at 781-585-5017 x112 or register online.

 

Lauren Sheuer, Author of Once Upon A Flock:  Life With My Soulful Chickens, Thursday, April 23rd at 7 p.m.

Lauren Scheuer is a talented illustrator of children's books and supplied the drawings for her book Once Upon A Flock: Life With My Soulful Chickens.  She also writes the blog Scratch and peck.  When Lauren (with her husband and teenage daughter) decided to introduce chicks to her rural Massachusetts backyard, she was not prepared for the rewards that came with raising them to adulthood.

"Upon A Flock is a celebration of all that is sweet and simple and pure in life" John Grogan, author of Marley & Me.

For more information, please contact the Reference Librarian, Susan Oslin, by phone, 781-585-0517 x126 or email, soslin@kingstonpubliclibrary.org.

Events are free but advance registration is requested to ensure a seat.  Please register by calling the Library at 781-585-5017 x112 or register online.

 

Hallie Ephron, Author of Night Night, Sleep Tight, Thursday, April 9th at 7 p.m.

New York Times bestselling author Hallie Ephron is quickly becoming one of the top suspense authors. Ephron's last novel There Was An Old Woman was nominated for a Mary Higgins Clark Award and was praised by Sarah Weinman as "One of 2013's Top 10 Crime fiction books".
The Boston Globe has called her novels "gripping" and this is especially true of her newly released Night Night , Sleep Tight.
Set in the old Holywood of the 60's and 80's Hallie Ephron's combines the glamour of old Hollywood with a classic mystery of suspense.

For more information, please contact the Reference Librarian, Susan Oslin, by phone, 781-585-0517 x126 or email, soslin@kingstonpubliclibrary.org.

Events are free but advance registration is requested to ensure a seat.  Please register by calling the Library at 781-585-5017 x112 or register online.

Events

Bus Trip to NYC, Saturday, April 25th

Join beloved art teacher Evelyn Dunbar as she escorts another of her delightful one-day trips to New York City on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Evelyn has been escorting wonderful, educational trips to The City for over 25 years. This time, proceeds from the trip will benefit the Kingston Public Library.

Enjoy great food, conversation, and congenial company as you learn a little art history on this charter bus trip to visit museums or other NYC destinations of your choice. Tickets are only $75.

You can register on the KPLF website.  Registration forms are also available at the Library. Kingston residents: please note that April 25th is Town Election Day. Remember to get your absentee ballot!

 

Programs

South Shore Locavores, Family Recipes, Thursday, March 19th at 7 p.m. at the Kingston Senior Center

Local cookbook author and food blogger Maria Lawton, who recently published her newest cookbook, Azorean Cooking, will be discussing the stories and recipes of her grandmother and Azorean immigrant relatives. She will also be sharing her knowledge and love of old school cooking using local and fresh ingredients.

Lawton was born on the Portuguese island of Sao Miguel in a village called Rosario de Lagoa. She was six years old when her family moved to New Bedford, Mass. Lawton's mother and grandmother never wrote down their recipes so she could never make them as an adult.

As a result, Lawton spent years recreating old recipes and writing Azorean Cooking, to combine the Portuguese flavors of Sao Miguel with the comfort and nostalgia of her grandmother's New Bedford kitchen.

In addition to Lawton's session, the South Shore Locavores encourage attendees of the meeting and members of the community to bring family recipes of their own to the meeting to be used in edible South Shore & South Coast's "edible Recipe Box."

The "edible Recipe Box" will be a collection of recipes, stories and traditions with the goal to revive, remember and share memories with the community. Photos of family recipes can be sent to laurie@ediblesouthshore.com.

Join the South Shore Locavores for a lively program about food. Every third Thursday from September through May, at the Kingston Senior Center, 30 Evergreen Street, Kingston. Please note the new location!

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.

See the list of Locavores programs for this season on the edible South Shore & South Coast website. Topics may be changed.

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.

Location: Kingston Senior Center, 30 Evergreen Street

 

Kingston Public Library Book Group, Thursday, April 16th 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 third Thursday of April in the Meeting Room. Light refreshments will be available.

This month we'll be reading The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro. 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.

South Shore Locavores

Everyone is welcome.

New Location for 2015 meetings:  Kingston Senior Center, 30 Evergreen Street, Kingston.

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 Kingston Senior Center,  30 Evergreen Street, Kingston.

The next meetings will be on 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.

The Children's Museum of Boston will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 10th.

 

 

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 14th.

 

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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