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KINGSTON LIBRARY BUDGET VOTE AND TRUSTEE ELECTION
Tuesday June 6th 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Voting takes place at Kingston Library 55 Franklin Street
All registered voters residing in the City of Kingston are eligible to vote on the library's 2018 budget and to elect 3 trustees
View the proposed budget (PDF)
Kingston Library ~ 55 Franklin St. ~ Kingston, NY 12401 ~ (845) 331-0507

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Classics in Religion: Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander

This Wednesday from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

In May, the group will explore the insights of Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, mystic, and contemplative best known for his writing on spiritual themes and contemporary issues from an ecumenical perspective. Robert Helfman, a Catholic contemplative who has studies religious traditions, will lead the series. Each month, diverse sources on a new topic are used for the weekly Classics in Religion reading group. No advanced reading required. For more information, email Al Ahlstrom at aahlstrom@hvc.rr.com or 845-334-8404.

Classics in The Mindfulness Revolution

Wednesday, June 7 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Also being held at 2 other times

In June, the group will explore will examine the interaction of science and religion in this work and since the publication of Dr. Herbert Benson’s 1975 book “The Relaxation Response.” Susan Law, a retired computer professional living in Kingston and a student of the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism, will lead the series. Each month, diverse sources on a new topic are used for the weekly Classics in Religion reading group. No advanced reading required. After the June 21 session, the reading group will recess until after Labor Day. For more information, email Al Ahlstrom at aahlstrom@hvc.rr.com or 845-334-8404.

Adult Craft Night: Fused Glass Jewelry

Wednesday, June 14 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

At our next Adult Craft Night, we will learn how to use frit (ground-up glass), decals, and other items to enhance your jewelry pieces. Margaret Britton, a Kingston Library clerk and local artisan, will lead the workshop. Supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Registration required. To sign up, visit http://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Kingston Library Book Club: Three Junes

Friday, June 16 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

The Kingston Library Book Club meets once a month to discuss great books. This month's selection is "Three Junes" by Julia Glass. For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at vvhlavsa@aol.com.

Kingston Library Book Club: Regeneration

Friday, July 21 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

The Kingston Library Book Club meets once a month to discuss great books. This month's selection is "Regeneration" by Pat Barker. For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at vvhlavsa@aol.com.

Kingston Library Book Club: Ghost Road

Friday, August 18 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

The Kingston Library Book Club meets once a month to discuss great books. This month's selection is "Ghost Road" by Pat Barker. For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at vvhlavsa@aol.com.

Classics in Religion: Star Wars Yoga: The Force and You

Wednesday, September 6 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Also being held at 2 other times

In September, the participants will learn techniques to help them align consciousness with the Force that pervades all things, as well as discover the latent superhuman abilities that Yoda taught Luke Skywalker, describing the ancient Yogic method for manifesting inner resources. Cary Bayer, the author of “The Yoga of Entertainment” and New York- and Florida-based life coach, will lead the series. Each month, diverse sources on a new topic are used for the weekly Classics in Religion reading group. No advanced reading required. For more information, email Al Ahlstrom at aahlstrom@hvc.rr.com or 845-334-8404.

Kingston Library Book Club: The Sound and the Fury

Friday, September 15 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

The Kingston Library Book Club meets once a month to discuss great books. This month's selection is "The Sound and the Fury" by William Faulkner. For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at vvhlavsa@aol.com.

Kingston Library Book Club: A Gentleman in Moscow

Friday, October 20 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

The Kingston Library Book Club meets once a month to discuss great books. This month's selection is "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles. For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at vvhlavsa@aol.com.

Kingston Library Book Club: Silas Marner

Friday, November 17 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

The Kingston Library Book Club meets once a month to discuss great books. This month's selection is "Silas Marner" by George Eliot. For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at vvhlavsa@aol.com.

Kingston Library Book Club: A Fine Balance

Friday, January 19 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

The Kingston Library Book Club meets once a month to discuss great books. This month's selection is "A Fine Balance" by Rohinton Mistry. For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at vvhlavsa@aol.com.

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 vvhlavsa@aol.com.

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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