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October Artist Exhibit

Kingston Senior Center
Oil Painting Class

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

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.

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

Community Forum:  Share Food and Ideas on two dates this fall.

Tuesday, October 28th from 6 to 8 p.m. OR Saturday, November 22nd from 2 to 4 p.m

Enjoy a light supper as you help us plan for the next five years of library services.  Please join us from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday October 28, for a conversation about how the Kingston Public Library can meet your needs in a changing world. 

If you can't attend the October forum, please join us on Saturday, November 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. 

Public library services are based on the interests and characteristics of the community they are part of. As Kingston grows and changes, the town's public library evolves with it. Residents and library users are invited to the first of two Community Forums to join in a conversation about services at the library over the next five years.

Every three to five years, the library takes a look ahead to determine what services to focus on. Community input is essential to setting those priorities. Whether or not you currently use the library, your opinions are important. You, your family, your neighborhood, and your organizations are vital parts of the community, and the library wants to hear your perspective.

RSVPs are appreciated to help us plan for seating and refreshments -- but if you can't reply, please come anyway. RSVP to Library Director Sia Stewart at sstewart@kingstonpubliclibrary.org, or call 781-585-0517 x122, or register here for the October 28th forum or here for November 22.

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Exhibit reception at the Plymouth Registry of Deeds, November 5, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The Local History Room invites you to attend the opening ceremony for an exhibit of historical artifacts related to the Town of Kingston at the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds, 50 Obery Street, Plymouth, on Wednesday, November 5 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Following the ceremony, there will be a tour of the Registry of Deeds. Light refreshments will be served.

For information, please contact Susan Aprill, Archivist, Kingston Public Library 781-585-0517 x 123, or saprill@kingstonpublicibrary.org.

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Kingston Public Library Book Group, Thursday, November 13th 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 One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus . 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:

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.

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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