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Magnificent Mushrooms with John Michelotti

This Tuesday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Learn all about the life cycle and functions of fungi, the impact on human history, easy ways to grow mushrooms, and medicinal uses of mushrooms for people and the planet. We will cover this and other interests you may have, as well as provide you with resources to explore further into the exceptional Kingdom of Fungi. John Michelotti is the owner of Catskill Fungi, whose mission is to empower people through fungi via outdoor guided mushroom classes, mushroom art, and mushroom health supplements.

Friends of Kingston Library Pumpkin Carving Party

This Friday from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Join the Friends of Kingston Library to carve locally donated pumpkins. Bring your creativity and tools (or use ours). Carved pumpkins will be left at the library as part of a Pumpkin Lighting to take place on Halloween night, Tuesday, Oct. 31. Come see the pumpkins on display outside the library. All ages welcome. Parental supervision is required.

Science Saturdays for Children with Bard College

This Saturday from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Also being held at 2 other times

Science Saturdays is a four week interactive science workshop for children of all ages. Students from Bard College have planned four fun activities to make learning about science fun for your child. Our activities will include Dancing Raisins, Magic Ziplock, Magnetic Money, and Phone Book Friction. This will be a free workshop for one hour on four Saturdays during October and November. Register online at http://kingston.evanced.info/signup/calendar for any or all sessions. Drop ins welcome.

Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson Adventures in Science: Bugs

Thursday, November 2 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Enter the world of creepy crawlies! Investigate bug defenses like slime, stink, and camouflage. Build your own bug model and take home an Insectovision Kit, and a bug box with a magnifying lens to continue your studies at home! For Grades 1-4. Registration is required. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Friends of the Kingston Library Book Sale

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

Join the FoKL for their first sale of 2017 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.

Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson Adventures in Science: Detective Science

Wednesday, November 8 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Transform the classroom into a crime lab for an exploration of forensic science! Experiment with fingerprinting, test your observational skills, and bring home your own fingerprinting kit/personal profiler. For Grades 2-5. Registration is required. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson Adventures in Science: Mad Science Machines

Thursday, November 9 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Become an engineer working with machines like levers, pulleys and wheels. See how simple machines are used in things from catapults to cars! Build your own air-powered drag racer and drive the fun home. For grades 2-5. Registration is required. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson Adventures in Science: Movie Effects

Wednesday, November 15 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Sit in the director’s chair and discover why science is a star in movie special effects! Investigate methods for making 3-D images and watch your drawings come to life as you create your own animations. For grades 2-5. Registration is required. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Kingston Library Book Group: A Month in the Country

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

The Kingston Library Book Group meets once a month to discuss great books. This month's selection is "A Month in the Country" by J.L. Carr. For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at vvhlavsa@aol.com.

Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson Adventures in Science: Science of Toys

Thursday, November 30 from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Science is everywhere – even in our toys! Use balls, yo-yos and other classic toys to discover the science of motion through fun hands-on activities. Enjoy experimenting with more exotic scientific toys, and make your own superball to take home. For grades 1-4. Registration is required. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Kingston Library Book Group: A Fine Balance

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

The Kingston Library Book Group 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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