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

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RESCHEDULED: Uptown Kingston: Looking Back, Moving Forward: Multimedia Talk

This Tuesday from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

You'll never see Uptown Kingston the same way again! Join us for lively multimedia talk with tons of historic photographs, “then & now” comparisons, and lesser-known anecdotes about both Ulster County and Uptown Kingston. Designed for locals and newcomers alike, historians, filmmakers, and authors Stephen Blauweiss and Karen Berelowitz will present their current work, a new book called Uptown Kingston: Looking Back, Moving Forward. As with their previous book The Life & Death of the Kingston Post Office, there will be an opportunity to support the project at various sponsorship levels in exchange for printed recognition in the book and a complimentary copy when it's published. No obligation and the event is free. (This event was rescheduled from Nov. 12.)

Snapology LEGO Holiday Mini-Camp: How the Grinch Stole LEGOS!

Thursday, December 5 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Enjoy the magic of the holidays with Snapology of Mid-Hudson Valley's "How the Grinch stole LEGOS." The Grinch and Max are at the top of Mt. Crumpet with all of the Who's LEGO gifts, trees and food that they stole from them. We will need you to create a sled to get the Grinch down the mountain to the Whovilletown. Each child will get to bring home their own mini-figure. Come join us for this festive LEGO event. Registration is required. Attendance is limited. Call the Children's Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 or register online at

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.

Origami Autumn Foldfest: Making Holiday Ornaments

Saturday, December 14 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Join us for Anita Barbour's special series of two Origami Foldfests for the holiday season. Children ages 5 and up, teens, and adults will explore the ancient Japanese art of paper folding and create unique boxes. This, the second program in the serie,s will be Anita Barbour’s annual Origami Foldfest – Making Holiday Ornaments. Anita Barbour, who has been designing origami for more than 40 years, is the author of a book titled Easy Origami Ornaments: A Step-by-Step Guide. For more information, please call the Children's Library at 845-331- 0507 ext. 7.

Adult Craft Night: Fused Glass Night Lights and Pendants (Rescheduled)

Wednesday, December 18 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Please Note: This class was rescheduled from Nov. 20. At our next adult craft night we will be creating night lights and pendants using fused glass. Margaret Britton, a Kingston Library clerk and local artisan will lead the class. Participants will design night lights and pendants during the class and Britton will take the pieces to be fired in a kiln. Supplies will be provided by the library. Registration required. Sign up at

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

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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