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

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Classics in Religion: Jesus and His Jewish Influences

Tomorrow from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Also being held at 2 other times

Diverse sources are used for the weekly Classics in Religion Reading Group. No advanced reading required. In November and December, Bob Cohen, Cantor at Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley and Chair of the Ulster County Religious Council, will lead the series. The group will view and discuss recorded lectures on Judaism in the time of Jesus and the roots of his actions and teachings within the traditions and beliefs of what is known as the period of “early Judaism” (prior to Rome’s destruction of the Temple from 70 to 130 AD) by Professor Jodi Magness, Ph.D. Magness is the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more information, contact Albert Ahlstrom at 845-334-8404 or aahlstrom@hvc.rr.com.

Reading to Lola

Tomorrow from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Also being held at 1 other time

Kingston Library’s Reading to Lola program takes place on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Children’s Library. Children ages 5 and older are welcome to meet and read to Lola, a certified therapy dog who adores stories and people. Gentle, friendly Lola was adopted from the Ulster County SPCA.

Adult Craft Program: Fused Glass Frame

Tomorrow from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

We will be making fused glass picture frames at our next adult craft night. Margaret Britton, a Kingston Library clerk and local artisan, will lead the workshop. The frames would make a unique and charming gift or you can keep it for yourself to display your favorite holiday photo. Registration required. Visit https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar or contact the Reference Desk at 845-331-0988 or reference@kingstonlibrary.org to sign up.

Tech Time

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

Also being held at 1 other time

Are you flummoxed with your phone? Having trouble with your tablet? We will have a teen volunteer available to answer your basic technology questions. Sophie Temple has been using technology since she was about four years old. She is a 16 year old living in Kingston, who loves math and the Kingston Library. Stop by the library when Sophie is here or contact the Reference Desk at 845-331-0988 or reference@kingstonlibrary.org to schedule a session or visit http://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Kingston Library LEGO Club

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

Have some LEGO building fun! What do you like to build? For designers and engineers ages 5 through 12. Call 331-0507 ext. 7 to register. Registration is required. All programs are free.

Moving for Life

This Friday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Moving for Life is a scientifically based self-care fitness program using gentle warm-ups, light aerobics, and targeted strengthening in a way that is safe, fun, and enjoyable for all. Workouts can be done seated or standing. You are encouraged to do what is comfortable and modify based on your energy, range of motion or fitness level. We start where you are at, so don't worry if you haven't been moving. For more information, call 212-222-1351 or email info@movingforlife.org.

Origami Foldfest: Making Origami Ornaments

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

Join us for this annual Origami Foldfest Holiday event with Anita Barbour for achildren ages 5 and up, teens, and adults! Make handmade origami ornaments for yourself or as a gift for someone truly special! The holiday ornaments will include some of Anita's original designs. Spend the morning or stop by for a while! This is an origami event for parents and children learning together! This program is free and open to everyone. Anita Barbour, who has been designing origami for more than 40 years, has a book titled "Easy Origami Ornaments: A Step-by-Step Guide." For more information, contact the Children's Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7.

Multicultural Holiday Music Show with Mark Rust

Wednesday, December 14 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

We again welcome local musician Mark Rust to perform his wonderful Family Holiday Show for all to enjoy. This unique program presents the music, songs, stories & traditions of Christmas. Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Black Gospel, Diwali, Yule, Solstice, Three Kings Day, as well as Holiday Songs from Europe & Latin America. This event is free and open to the public.

Teen Advisory Group Meeting and Cookie Swap

Friday, December 16 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

We’re looking for a few good teens to join our a Teen Advisory Group (TAG) at the Kingston Library. If you’re between the ages of 12 and 19, this is your chance to hang out and tell us what to do! Examples of things a Teen Advisory Group could do are come up with teen programs; decide what items to purchase; create a teen website; and more! Meetings take place once a month. Our December meeting features a cookie swap. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or reference@kingstonlibrary.org.

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.

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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