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April Artist Exhibit

"Through the Looking Class"
by
Sacred Heart Junior and Senior Students

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

Events and Programs

Book Spine Poetry Contest, April 1st-April 30th
To celebrate Poetry Month, during April the Kingston Public Library is holding a book spine poetry contest.

To participate:

Using books from your own collection, create a poem or poems using the words from the spines of books. Snap a picture and e-mail it to hminsk@kingstonpubliclibrary.org along with your name and age group. (12 and under, 12-18 or adult) The picture of your poem will be posted to the library's Facebook page. A wiinner from each age group will be chosen by library staff.

To create a poem at the library, visit the display located in the main browsing area. Once you have made your poem, let a staff member know and they will take a picture for you and post it to the Facebook page.

What is the prize? $20 gift card to Barnes & Noble Book Store, compliments of the Youth Advisory Council programming, sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Spring Author Talks

Spring Author Talk with Okey Ndibe, author of Foreign Gods, Inc., Thursday May 1st at 7 p.m.
Ndibe tells the story of Ike, a New York-based Nigerian cab driver who sets out to steal the statue of an ancient war deity from his home village and sell it to a New York gallery. Admission is free, but please register by calling the Library at 781-585-0517 ext. 112 or visiting the Library's calendar of events page.
Location: Adams Center, 33 Summer Street

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Spring Author Talk with Peggy Rambach, author of The Lons and Fighting Gravity, Saturday, June 7th at 2 p.m.
Rambach will discuss her new novel, The Lons, a novel of magical realism, humor, mystery and adventure and also her first novel, Fighting Gravity, based on her marriage to Andre Dubus. Admission is free, but please register by calling the Library at 781-585-0517 ext. 112 or visiting the Library's calendar of events page.
Location: Adams Center, 33 Summer Street

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Spring Author Talk with Ken Brack, author of Closer By the Mile, Wednesday, June 11th at 7 p.m.
Ride the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge bike-a-thon with Ken Brack, and find out why people are so passionate about this annual fundraiser. Admission is free, but please register by calling the Library at 781-585-0517 ext. 112 or visiting the Library's calendar of events page.
Location: Adams Center, 33 Summer Street
 

The Kingston Public Library Foundation invites you to celebrate spring in New York City on Saturday, April 26th.

We invite you to join us for our annual one-day trip to NYC. We are fortunate to have Evelyn Dunbar escorting our trip once again. Her 25+ years of experience always make her trips very popular, so book early! Our tour coach will leave the Kingston Town House at 6:00 a.m. and return between 10:00 and 10:30 p.m. The bus will drop us off and pick us up at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Ave. Evelyn will share her knowledge of several art museums with us as we travel to The City. Those who wish to visit other attractions are free to explore at their leisure.

The cost of the trip remains $70. The trip is open to adults and high school students with an accompanying adult. For more information call Ellen Cook at 781-582-0661 or email ejcook1_at_me.com. To register online, visit the Foundation website.

Kingston residents please note: April 26th is Town Election Day in Kingston. Please make sure to vote by absentee ballot!

Location: Bus leaves from Town House

 

Friends of the Kingston Public Library 6th Annual Book and Bake Sale, Saturday, May 10th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Friends of the Kingston Public Library Sixth Annual Book and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 (book sale rain date May 17, 2014.) from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 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. We have a great collection at great prices! Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Kingston Public Library, which supports the Library through sponsoring programs and donations of museum passes, books, and other special purchases.

Volunteers and donations of baked goods are still needed. Please call Library Director Sia Stewart at (781) 585-0517x 122 to volunteer. This is a great community service project for kids! Donations of books (no textbooks or magazines, please) will be accepted at the Library during open hours.

South Shore Locavores

We're well into the September through May season of South Shore Locavores programs. We're excited about what we've got lined up, and hope to see you at any of the sessions. We've had fun planning it!

May 15: Antibiotics in Your Food

(Please note that the monthly topics sometimes change if there are circumstances we can't control.)

We'll be meeting on Third Thursdays, with the first session coming up on Thursday, September 19th. Same time and location, the Beal House, 222 Main Street, Kingston, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Besides the terrific speakers and demos, we'll provide resource lists for each session. As always, great door prizes, too! (Please let us know if you'd like to be a speaker at any of the programs or would like to offer a door prize.)

Love to cook? Please feel free to bring a dish to share to any of the gatherings. There will be time at the beginning and end of each meeting for Munching and Mingling.

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.

Would you like to be more closely involved with the SSL sessions? There are various ways you could help with preparing or running the sessions. If you're interested in volunteering, let us know.

The gatherings are free. However, if you are able, donations of $0 to $10 will be gratefully accepted to help cover expenses. Any surplus will be used towards library book purchases. South Shore Locavores is a collaboration between the Kingston Public Library and edible South Shore and South Coast magazine.

If you would like to be added to the South Shore Locavore mailing list, send us an email.

As always, if you would prefer not to receive mailings about SSL events, let us know, and we'll take you off the mailing list.


Find out more about the South Shore Locavores

See what we're all about in this January 2013 clip from our local community cable station, PACTV.


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.

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