Jones River mural

 Kingston Public Library

Home
Contact us
KPL on Facebook
KPL on Twitter

               6 Green Street, Kingston Massachusetts 02364          781-585-0517
Calendar
Using the Library
Events & Programs Reference Readers
Gifts
Friends of the Library
Kids Teens
Local History


Events and Programs

Museum Passes

Programs

Art Exhibits

Local History Exhibits

Meeting Room Reservations

Computers and Internet

Community Events


September Artist Exhibit

"Picturing America"

Freedom of Speech
by
Norman Rockwell

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

----------------------------------------------------------------- -----------------------------------------------------------------

Interested in local food?
Meet the South Shore Locavores


Join us at our next event (listed below).

Full calendar

Fall Author Talks

Fall Author Talks: Patry Francis, author of The Orphans of Race Point, Thursday, October 2nd at 7 p.m. in the Library's Meeting Room
In the first program of our fall author series, Patry Francis will discuss The Orphans of Race Point, a novel of suspense, betrayal but ultimately an unforgettable love story. Library Journal gave it a starred review and recommended it to readers wondering what to read after The Goldfinch. The Boston Globe chose it as a summer read, comparing it to Dennis Lehane's Mystic River.

This is the author’s second novel. Her first, The Liar’s Diary, was recently optioned for film.

Westwinds Bookshop in Duxbury will provide copies of the authors’ books for purchase. This program is free, but advance registration is requested. Please visit the Library's calendar of events page to reserve your seat.

For more information, please call the Library at 781-585-0517 ext. 112 or email soslin@kingstonpubliclibrary.org.


Fall Author Talks: Michael Posnor, author of The Hanging Judge, Thursday, October 16th at 7 p.m. in the Library's Meeting Room
The second program in our fall author series features U.S. District Court Judge Michael Ponsor, author of The Hanging Judge, and will be held on Thursday October 16th at 7:00 p.m. In 2000 he presided over the first death penalty trial in Massachusetts in fifty years. The book is based on his experience. This gripping tale is sure to interest readers who enjoy legal thrillers and true crime. The Hanging Judge is a Massachusetts Book Awards Must-Read Book for 2014.

Westwinds Bookshop in Duxbury will provide copies of the authors’ books for purchase. This program is free, but advance registration is requested. Please visit the Library's calendar of events page to reserve your seat.

For more information, please call the Library at 781-585-0517 ext. 112 or email soslin@kingstonpubliclibrary.org.

 

Fall Author Talks: Marjan Kamali, author of Together Tea, Thursday October 30th at 7 p.m. in the Library's Meeting Room
In this third program of our fall author series, Marjan Kamali will discuss her delightful debut novel, Together Tea. An Iranian mother looking for the ideal husband for her daughter, a daughter tired of her mother’s matchmaking. The book is set in New York, but mother and daughter journey to Iran where the two women gradually begin to understand each other. Together Tea is a Massachusetts Book Awards Must-Read Book for 2014.

Westwinds Bookshop in Duxbury will provide copies of the authors’ books for purchase. This program is free, but advance registration is requested. Please visit the Library's calendar of events page to reserve your seat.

For more information, please call the Library at 781-585-0517 ext. 112 or email soslin@kingstonpubliclibrary.org.

Fall Author Talks: Paula Marcoux, author of Cooking With Fire, Thursday, November 6th at 7 p.m. in the Library's Meeting Room
In the fourth and final event in our fall author series, Paula Marcoux will discuss her new compellingly readable cookbook, Cooking With Fire. Marcoux is a food historian, formerly with Plimoth Plantation, now a consultant for museums, film producers, publishers and individuals. Her training is in archeology and cooking and she builds wood-fired ovens both experimentally and for daily use.

Westwinds Bookshop in Duxbury will provide copies of the authors’ books for purchase. This program is free, but advance registration is requested. Please visit the Library's calendar of events page to reserve your seat.

For more information, please call the Library at 781-585-0517 ext. 112 or email soslin@kingstonpubliclibrary.org.

Programs

South Shore Locavores: Preserving the Harvest with Chef Rosa Galeno, Thursday, September 18th at 7pm at the Beal House, 222 Main St., Kingston
Join us as we learn new ways to preserve our local bounty. Chef Rosa Galeno will walk us through traditional methods of preserving and storing local herbs and vegetables in abundance right now. We will have multiple stations set up for hands on learning and samples available of our finished products.

We plan to preserve basil, peppers, and green tomatoes (subject to growing conditions) by dry salting and pickling. And you’ll learn a variety of pesto recipes to freeze and enjoy on pasta throughout the winter months.

A few lucky winners will be able to bring home samples of finished products.

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.

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.

 

 

**************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************

Friends of the Kingston Public Library Annual Book Sale, Saturday, October 4th from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. RAIN OR SHINE
The Friends of the Kingston Public Library Annual Book Sale will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (RAIN OR SHINE) at the Kingston Public Library, 6 Green Street. This year’s collection includes thousands of paperbacks, children’s books, novels in almost perfect condition, art books, and a whole Dewey Decimal System of other subjects. A great collection with great prices! Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Kingston Public Library, which supports the Library through programs and the donations of museum passes, books, and other special purchases.

Volunteers are still needed for help on the day of the sale. Please call Booksale Coordinator Gayle Metcalft at (781) 585-1540 to volunteer. This is a great community service project for kids! Donations of books in good condition (no textbooks or magazines, please) will be accepted at the Library during open hours.

The Library is open on Mondays from 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; and Friday and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

**************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************

Kingston Public Library Book Group, Thursday, October 9th 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 The Orphans of Race Point by Patry Francis. 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.

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:

September 18: Preserving the Harvest, with Chef Rosa Galeno -- a hands-on program with an entertaining and expert chef.

October 16: The History of Corn, with Plimoth Plantation Culinarian Kathleen Wall

November 20: Sharing the Harvest -- Pies for Pantries, at which we will bake pies for the Greater Plymouth Food Warehouse

December 18: The ABCs of Bees, with beekeeper Joe Sybertz

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 $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.

return to top of page
 
© All rights reserved. Town of Kingston, Kingston Public Library. For more information please write to Kingston Public Library, 6 Green Street, Kingston Massachusetts 02364 or email the Library Director at sstewart@kingstonpubliclibrary.org. For suggestions on how we can improve our services, please email kilib@kingstonpubliclibrary.org. The Kingston Public Library is a member of the Old Colony Library Network.