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Classics in Religion: The Bhagavad Gita and the Secret Meaning of Life

This Wednesday from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Diverse sources are used for the weekly Classics in Religion Reading Group. No advanced reading required. This month, the group will discuss the sacred "Bhagavad Gita," an ancient Sanskrit poem that describes the greatest yoga class ever recorded. The poem tells of an honorable leader who must choose between saving his family or saving his country. Involving far more than the postures and breathing exercises of a usual yoga class, the story shows the Way to a direct experience of Reality. At the same time, it reveals the elusive secrets of karma, dharma, meditation, and service. With compassion, humor, anecdote and interactive processes, Cary Bayer, a meditation teacher since the 1970s and author of "Higher Self Meditations," connects some of these sacred insights from the Gita to show how to perform successful action supported by the universe; and finding a higher self. For more information, contact Albert Ahlstrom at 845-334-8404 or aahlstrom@hvc.rr.com.

Adult Craft Night: DIY Journals

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

At our next adult craft night will be decorating and making journals. Margaret Britton, a Kingston Library clerk and local artisan, will lead the workshop. We will embellishing blank journals with decorative tape and collage materials. Britton will also be demonstrating simple bookbinding techniques so you can make and design your own book. Supplies provided.Registration required. Visit tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar or contact the Reference Desk at 845-331-0988 or reference@kingstonlibrary.org to sign up.

PoetryMusic presents "Where Words and Music Meet"

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

PoetryMusic will bring their performance "Where Words and Music Meet" to the Kingston Library on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. PoetryMusic is a world class chamber jazz duo dedicated to performing poetry that has been set to music and poetry that is sung. The duo is comprised of Colleen O'Brien on voice and cello and Chris Lee on vibes and percussion. NOTE: The incorrect date for the concert appeared in our latest newsletter.

Kingston Library Book Club: Gunnar's Daughter

Friday, October 21 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

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

Mysterious Stone Sites in the Hudson Valley

Saturday, October 22 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

There are mysteries in the woods of the Hudson Valley of New York and northern New Jersey. There are stone sites that are assumed to be the work of colonial farmers, but author and researcher Linda Zimmermann has found compelling evidence that disputes this misconception. Zimmermann explores stone chambers, perched boulders, standing stones, and massive walls that may just be unique historical treasures that must be studied and preserved. Could they be the work of Native Americans or Pre-Columbian voyagers?

Friends of the Kingston Library Book Sale

Saturday, November 12 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Join the FoKL for their last book sale of 2016 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.

Kingston Library Book Club: Cold Comfort Farm

Friday, November 18 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

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

Kingston Library Book Club: Barcester Towers

Friday, January 20 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

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

Kingston Library Book Club: Andrew's Brain

Friday, February 17 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

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

Kingston Library Book Club: The Tiger's Wife

Friday, March 17 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Friday, March 17 from 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

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

Kingston Library Book Club: Nobody's Fool

Friday, April 21 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

The Kingston Library Book Club meets once a month to discuss great books. This month's selection is "Nobody's Fool" by Richard Russo. 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.

Conversational Spanish Group

Second Tuesday from 6 to 8 PM

Meet local Spanish language and culture lovers for conversation and camaraderie! Basic conversational ability is a pre-requisite for these sessions that provide participants with an opportunity to practice and hone their Spanish language skills in a comfortable and enjoyable setting. Free and open to all.

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.

Bookmark Club

Friday afternoons at 3:30 PM

A book reading journey for elementary age children. Drawing, bookmaking, films, printmaking, comics, cartooning, bookmark making. Meets in the Kingston Library Story Hour Room.

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