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Saturday May 5th Sponsored by The Friends of Kingston Library
12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM
Please join us for the 8th Annual Kingston Library Chalk Walk sponsored by the Friends of Kingston Library!
We provide the chalk--you provide the creativity!
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Kingston Library ~ 55 Franklin St. ~ Kingston, NY 12401 ~ (845) 331-0507

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Library LEGO Club

Tomorrow from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM

Join us for more LEGO® building fun. We invite all young builders, designers, and engineers ages 5 – 12 to create and experiment. Programs begin on Wednesday, January 17 at 4:30 p.m, and on Thursday, January 25 at 6 p.m. Registration is required. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 or register online at

Origami Foldfest: Pets

This Saturday from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Anita Barbour will be presenting an Origami Spring Foldfest on the theme of pets (dogs, cats, birds) for children ages 5 and up, teens, and adults. Anita has been designing origami for more than 40 years. For information, please call the Children's Library at 331- 0507 ext. 7.

Reading to Lola

This Tuesday from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Also being held at 1 other time

Children ages 5 and up are welcome to meet and read to gentle, friendly Lola, a certified therapy dog who adores stories and people. From March through May, you can visit with Lola on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the Children's Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7.

Make Jewelry Workshop

Saturday, May 5 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Have fun making a special Mother's Day beaded jewelry project to wear or to give as a gift. Using simple tools, children and tweens will enjoy making a unique beaded necklace and earrings. Recommended for ages 7 -12. Registration is required. To register, call the Children's Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 or register online at

Ten Ways to Tell Your Story Writing Workshop

Saturday, May 5 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Local author Dakota Lane will join us for a one-day writing workshop focused on telling your own story. In this fast, fun sampler of a workshop, we will use myriad creative prompts and diverse methods to revisit and share the juicy parts of our life. All levels of experience are welcome! You are encouraged to bring in one to five images (copies please, not precious originals) and will be provided with a blank book, and basic supplies to launch your own life story book. Lane has taught creative fiction and nonfiction workshops throughout the Hudson Valley, in libraries, bookstores, and other venues. She is currently working on her own memoir and hopes to discover more than 100 ways to tell her story--so she can share the methods with her students. Space is limited. Registration required. Visit or call 845-331-0988 to sign up.

Friends of the Kingston Library Book Sale

Saturday, May 19 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Join the Friends of the Kingston Library for their next sale in the library basement! There are thousands of books available, with low prices of $1.00 for hardbacks, audio books, CDs, and DVDs (3 for $2.00); 50 cents for paperbacks, videocassettes, audiocassettes, and LPs; and 25 cents for all children’s items, including videos.

Ongoing Events

Stress Reduction Through Meditation

Tuesday evenings from 4 to 5 PM

A great way to find inner balance and deep relaxation. This program is free and all are welcome. Call Ann at 339-8567 with any questions.

Classics In Religion

Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 AM September through June

Drop ins welcome

The Classics in Religion reading group meets weekly to discuss diverse religious sources. For one hour each week, a local religious leader has made selections for reading aloud and discussion.

Kingston Library Book Club

Third Friday of the Month 12:30-1:30 PM

The Kingston Library Book Club meets once a month to discuss great books.For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at

Children's Story Hours

Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30 AM

Toddler Time Tuesday (18 mos. to 3 years) and Preschool Wednesday (3 years to 5 years) followed by crafts and music.

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