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July Artist Exhibit

Pieces Over Pieces
by
Bonnie Forsyth

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, September 11th at 5:30 p.m.

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 Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. 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.

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.


2014 Summer Series


Saturday, June 21: Celebrating the Summer Solstice at Colchester Farm, Plympton
Family friendly movie (8:00 p.m.): What's on Your Plate, a witty and provocative documentary produced and directed by award-winning Catherine Gund about kids and food politics. Come early! Farm Tours (2-5:00 p.m.), Pot Luck (5-7 p.m.). Rsvp for tours and pot luck with Mary Ann at mmartinez@newenglandvillage.org.

Friday, July 18: High-Tide Pot Luck Movie at Jones River Landing, Kingston
High-Tide (5:00 p.m.-bring your boat), Pot Luck (6:00 p.m.), Movie Dive (8:00 p.m.), inspired by our country's careless habit of sending food straight to landfills, the multi award-winning documentary Dive! follows fimmaker Jeremy Seifert and friends as they dumpster dive around Los Angeles. Salvaging thousands of dollars worth of good, edible food, the result in an eye-opening documentary that is equal parts entertainment, guerilla journalism and call to action.

Friday, August 15: High-Tide Pot Luck and Movie at Jones River Landing, Kingston
High-Tide (4:00 p.m.-bring your boat), Pot Luck (6:00 p.m.), Movie My Father's Garden (8:00 p.m.), an engrossing, emotionally charged documentary about the use and misuse of technology on the American Farm.


Hold the Dates for our 2014/15 SSL series*

2014: Thursdays, September 18, October 16, November 20, and December 18
2015: Thursdays, January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16, and May 21

• Engaging, knowledgeable speakers
• Food samples
• Demos
• Customized resource list
• Great door prizes! (Donations welcome)
• Munching and Mingling - bring a dish to share

*Gatherings take place 7pm at the Beal House, 222 Main Street, Kingston, MA 02364
Additional info: email Sia Stewart sstewart@kingstonpubliclibrary.org, visit www.edibleSouthShore.com, or Facebook - South Shore Locavores. Donations of $0-$10 gratefully accepted.

TEAM UP AGAINST HUNGER: In an effort to help fight hunger on the South Shore, we will be collecting non-perishable foods at the beginning of each gathering to donate to the Greater Plymouth Food Warehouse. If you can, please bring a can.

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

 

Free Fun Fridays are back!
Visit a participating museum for free on Fridays during the summer.
Click here for the summer schedule.

Sponsored by the Highland Street Organization
The program began June 27th!

 

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 be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, August 22nd.

 

 

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 $7.00 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 year round. Admission prices for the mill are $6 for adults, $4.50 for children 6-12 and free for children 5 and under.

 

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.

 

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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