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Kingston Library - 55 Franklin St. - Kingston, NY 12401 - (845) 331-0507

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Teen Art Lab Week 3: Objects (that) Tell Stories

Tomorrow from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

This Thursday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Using a combination of 3D techniques and found objects we will work on creating assemblage sculptures with instructor Kelly McGrath. Learn to make constructions with cardboard and plaster, adding details with found and sculpted objects. The final pieces will be a freestanding or wall hung sculpture that is a unique reflection of the maker. Come transform everyday objects into works of art that tell stories. This program takes place Monday through Thursday and is open to teens ages 13 to 18. Registration required. Please note that this year, teens can only sign up for one week-long workshop. Teens can be added to the waiting lists for the other workshops. Please contact the library at 845-331-0507 to sign up or for more information.

A Universe of Stories Children's 2019 Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories Costume Party and Cosmic Crafts

This Thursday from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Come as a space traveler, a robot, an alien, a scientist or favorite Star Wars or book character. Be a star! Galactic crafts and snacks. Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. Register in person during regular library hours beginning Monday, June 10, call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Teen Summer Program '19: Teen Chopped, The Third Slice

This Friday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

On the menu for this year's food challenge is our version of Chopped. Each team will get the same mystery basket of odd ingredients and will have to create an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. A team will be "chopped" after each round. The 2019 Kingston Library Teen Summer Program is open to those ages 12 to 19. The program is partially funded by grants from Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and the Bank of Greene County Foundation. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or kcharlesscaringi@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration for individual events available at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Teen Summer Program '19: Page Turning 'Zine Workshop

Wednesday, July 31 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Do you have a story you are longing to tell the world. Have you ever considered creating a ‘zine as a way of getting those thoughts out? A ‘zine is a self-published, self-designed publication that includes photos, art, and, of course, words. Bring your ideas and we’ll create a one-of-a-kind publication. Supplies provided. The 2019 Kingston Library Teen Summer Program is open to those ages 12 to 19. The program is partially funded by grants from Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and the Bank of Greene County Foundation. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or kcharlesscaringi@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration for individual events available at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

A Universe of Stories Children's 2019 Summer Reading Program: Aliens Escape from the Earth with the ScienceTellers

Thursday, August 1 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two kids venture out to investigate and soon find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Trapped by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens and get them back to their ship — before it’s too late! Throughout the intergalactic story, volunteers from the audience will get to discover the unbelievable world of science through experiments and demonstrations with chemical reactions, polymers, pressure, inertia, energy, explosions and so much more! Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure. It's totally out of this world. This program is for children ages 5 – 12. Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. Register in person during regular library hours beginning Monday, June 10, call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

A Universe of Stories Children's 2019 Summer Reading Program: Story Teapots Art Workshop, Part 1, with Jill Obrig

Thursday, August 1 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Design and create a book-themed ceramic teapot from a favorite book. Attendance is limited. For ages 8 -12. Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. Register in person during regular library hours beginning Monday, June 10, call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Teen Summer Program '19: LEGO Build Battle

Friday, August 2 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Challenge your friends in this epic building event. Teens will compete alone or in teams to see who has the best plastic brick building skills. The 2019 Kingston Library Teen Summer Program is open to those ages 12 to 19. The program is partially funded by grants from Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and the Bank of Greene County Foundation. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or kcharlesscaringi@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration for individual events available at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

A Universe of Stories Children's 2019 Summer Reading Program: Writing Box

Tuesday, August 6 from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Also being held at 1 other time

Weekly activities that will encourage children to express themselves through writing. Write stories, postcards, news articles, keep a journal, and make your own books. The program takes place on Tuesdays, 3:15 – 4:30 p.m., from July 9 – August 13, for ages 8 and up. Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. Register in person during regular library hours beginning Monday, June 10, call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Teen Summer Program '19: Video Game Challenge

Wednesday, August 7 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Face off against other teens in the latest video game challenge: Super Smash Bros. The 2019 Kingston Library Teen Summer Program is open to those ages 12 to 19. The program is partially funded by grants from Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and the Bank of Greene County Foundation. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or kcharlesscaringi@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration for individual events available at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

A Universe of Stories Children's 2019 Summer Reading Program: LEGO Star Wars/Planet Workshop with LEGO Snapology Mid-Hudson Valley

Thursday, August 8 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Build a Star Wars Galaxy plus a spaceship and bring home the attached Star Wars Robot. Attendance is limited. For ages 5-12. Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. Register in person during regular library hours beginning Monday, June 10, call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

A Universe of Stories Children's 2019 Summer Reading Program: Story Teapots Art Workshop, Part 2, with Jill Obrig

Thursday, August 8 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Color, glaze, decorate and complete your book-themed ceramic teapot. Attendance is limited. For ages 8 -12. Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. Register in person during regular library hours beginning Monday, June 10, call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Teen Summer Program '19: Out-of-this-World Escape Room

Friday, August 9 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Use your smarts to make your way out of our space-age escape room. The 2019 Kingston Library Teen Summer Program is open to those ages 12 to 19. The program is partially funded by grants from Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and the Bank of Greene County Foundation. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or kcharlesscaringi@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration for individual events available at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Teen Summer Program '19: Space Ball Closing Party

Wednesday, August 14 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Let’s close out the 2019 Teen Summer Program with a bang. Dress in your finest, space-themed clothes or cosplay as your favorite sci-fi character. We will dance and snack the afternoon away before handing out raffle prizes. The 2019 Kingston Library Teen Summer Program is open to those ages 12 to 19. The program is partially funded by grants from Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and the Bank of Greene County Foundation. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or kcharlesscaringi@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration for individual events available at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

A Universe of Stories Children's 2019 Summer Reading Program Closing Party: Walking through Words: A Literary Adventure with the Wayfinder Experience

Friday, August 23 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Join us for a unique scavenger hunt for children. Participants will adventure through the library interacting with this merry troupe in costume as familiar literary characters, hunting for clues and objects, solving riddles and problems for the book characters. Performance followed by crafts and refreshments. Pick up certificates and rewards. Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. Register in person during regular library hours beginning Monday, June 10, call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Super Saturdays: Mr. Twisty's Super Silly Magic Show

Saturday, September 14 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Experience all of the magic your library has to offer. This show is filled with audience participation, delightful interactive fun, lots of magic, and a secret co-star so special that she needs to be a surprise! Come for a morning of zany fun and discover all your library has to offer … it is much more magical than you think! Free. The show is intended for school-age children. The 2019 Super Saturdays Performance Series is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library and the Stewart’s Foundation.

Super Saturdays: Spooky But Not Too Scary Stories

Saturday, October 12 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Celebrate the fall and get ready for Halloween fun with a program of stories of the season for children. The dynamic master storyteller, Jonathan Kruk, will delight and intrigue us with lively interactive tales in this entertaining Super Saturdays Program. Free. The show is intended for school-age children. The 2019 Super Saturdays Performance Series is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library and the Stewart’s Foundation.

Super Saturdays: Amazing Reptiles (1st show)

Saturday, November 16 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

NOTE: The 10:30 a.m. show is for children ages 4 to 6 years old

Amazing Reptiles is an educational wildlife program with live reptiles and audience participation. Dedicated to presenting children and adults with exciting programs that are both educational and entertaining, Bruce Lowder will help us to learn about how these fascinating animals are adapted to survive in nature in their respective habitats. Amazing Reptiles will include lizards, a turtle, snakes, and a baby alligator. Parents and children will also learn animal safety tips and helpful information on caring for pets. Registration required. To sign up, visit https://tinyurl.com/knglibc-reptiles1st. Free. The show is intended for school-age children. The 2019 Super Saturdays Performance Series is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library and Stewart’s Foundation.

Super Saturdays: Amazing Reptiles (2nd show)

Saturday, November 16 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

NOTE: The 11:30 a.m. show is for children ages 7 years and up

Amazing Reptiles is an educational wildlife program with live reptiles and audience participation. Dedicated to presenting children and adults with exciting programs that are both educational and entertaining, Bruce Lowder will help us to learn about how these fascinating animals are adapted to survive in nature in their respective habitats. Amazing Reptiles will include lizards, a turtle, snakes, and a baby alligator. Parents and children will also learn animal safety tips and helpful information on caring for pets. Registration required. To sign up, visit https://tinyurl.com/knglibc-reptiles2nd. Free. The show is intended for school-age children. The 2019 Super Saturdays Performance Series is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library and Stewart’s Foundation.

Super Saturdays: The Christmas Carol

Saturday, December 7 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Warm your hearts with the Puppet People's take on Charles Dickens' holiday classic. Watch Mean Ol' Scrooge as he discovers Christmas is not a humbug! This puppet spectacular features beautiful handcrafted marionettes, shadow puppets, gorgeous masks, lavish costumes, vivid sets, a professional soundtrack that includes many holiday favorites, a giant 9-foot parade puppet and guaranteed smiles! Experience this literary masterpiece that reaches far beyond the holiday season! For Grades K - 8. Free. The 2019 Super Saturdays Performance Series is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library and the Stewart’s Foundation.

Ongoing Events

Yoga at the Library

Mondays 12:30 to 1:30 PM

Start your week off with this introductory yoga workshop every Monday with local instructor Christina Byron-Steen. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. Free.

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.

Tech Time

Thursdays 2 to 4 PM

Are you flummoxed with your phone? Having trouble with your tablet? Stop by the library to have your basic technology questions answered. Or call 845-331-0988 to reserve a session.

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 vvhlavsa@aol.com.

Children's Story Hours

Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30 AM

Toddler Story Hour on Tuesdays (18 mos. to 3 years) and Preschool Story Hours on Wednesdays (3 years to 5 years) followed by crafts and music.

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