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September Artist Exhibit

 

"A Retrospective"

By Charles R. Sorrento

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

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Join us at our next event (listed below).

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Events and Programs

Kingston Public Library Book Gro

Pokémon Goes to the Library!

We hope you were able to come to some of our Pokémon Go events! We're working on a few more, but in the meantime, remember that we're a Pokéstop! Come get those Pokémon -- and while you're here, take a look through our Pokémon books and dvds.

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, usually at 5:30 pm. Please note: For this meeting only, we will start at 5 pm so some of us can attend the Author Talk at the Council on Aging later that evening. We provide a light supper -- and we welcome newcomers.

The next meeting is on October 13th, in the Library Meeting Room. We'll be reading Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer.  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.


Author Talks

Our Fall series is underway. Here's the lineup for the fall series. Hope you can join us!

September 8 Alan Schroeder  Presidential Debates: Risky Business on the Campaign Trail
September 22 Dick Flavin  Red Sox Rhymes: Verses and Curses
October 6 Ellen Fitzpatrick The Highest Glass Ceiling
October 13 Hank Phillippi Ryan  Say No More
October 27 Stephen Puleo  American Treasures: The Secret Efforts to Save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address
November 3 Special event: Six Town Read with Chris Bohjalian The libraries of Kingston, Duxbury, Marshfield, Sandwich, Braintree, and Weymouth join together with Westwinds Bookshop to bring acclaimed novelist Chris Bohjalian to our area. His latest book is The Guest Room. This ticketed event will take place at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center.  Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Library.

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.

The Kingston Public Library will provide copies of the book 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. 112, or the Council on Aging at 781-585-0512.

The programs are held at the Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen Street.

South Shore Locavores

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Everyone is welcome. Location for 2016-2017 meetings:  Kingston Council on Aging, 30 Evergreen Street, Kingston.

September 15th Navigating Your Supermarket 101, with Mimi Maxwell
    What are your concerns when shopping to feed yourself and your family? Take a virtual walk through the aisles as we learn about truth in labeling, GMOs, Organics, Nutritional Data and more. We’ll move from center aisles to the perimeter where we’ll discuss what it means for meat to be called “natural” (Hint: it may not be what you think!), how to shop for sustainable fish, and why some produce is on “the dirty dozen” list, and which ones made “the clean 15.” You’ll leave with tips, hints and resources to make your shopping experience simpler and quicker.
    Mimi Maxwell is a Massachusetts native who travelled to the west coast where she fell in love, had babies and earned a culinary degree. She and her family moved back to the South Shore almost 30 years ago to winterize and settle into her grandparents’ summer cottage. When she’s not tending to her front yard garden she’s doting on her hens or cooking for her giant Irish-American family.
October 20 Composting 101, with Karen Kullas
November 17 Pie-Making Marathon III
January 19 Queen Bee Honey
February 16 Raising and processing chickens, with David Pepe
March 16 Pigs, Glorious Pigs, with Sam and Amy Hainer
April 20 All about Fermentation, with Linda Davey
May 18 Backyard Grilling, with Paula Marcoux

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.

The Children's Museum will close at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 14th.

 

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.

 

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 (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

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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