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

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Libraries Rock! Children's Library Writing Box Program

This Tuesday from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Also being held at 4 other times

Weekly activities that will encourage children to express themselves through writing. Write stories, postcards, news articles, keep a journal, and make your own books. For ages 8 and up. Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar. rn

Libraries Rock! Children's Library Costume Party

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

Come as a rock musician or whatever makes libraries rock for you! Crafts, activities, snacks with Stephanie Morgan. Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Battle of the Books practice

This Thursday from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Also being held at 4 other times

Weekly practice sessions for the Hardcore Kingston Hardcovers, Kingston Library's middle and high school teams for the Mid-Hudson Battle of the Books. Battle of the Books is a trivia competition open to students in grades sixth through ninth (for middle school) and ninth through 12th (for high school) at participating Mid-Hudson Library System libraries. The middle school meetings begin at 3:30 p.m. and the high school meetings begin at 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or kcharlesscaringi@kingstonlibrary.org or visit www.mhbattleofbooks.org.

Kingston Library Book Club: The Cave

This Friday 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 "The Cave" by Jose Sarmago. For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at vvhlavsa@aol.com.

Teen Summer 2018: Guitar Hero Tournament

This Friday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Challenge each other to see who can rock the hardest in this video game tournament. The 2018 Kingston Library Teen Summer Program is open to those ages 12 to 19. The program is partially funded by grants from Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and the Bank of Greene County Foundation. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or kcharlesscaringi@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration for individual events available at http://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Libraries Rock! Children's Library Energy/Conservation of Energy

Thursday, July 26 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

This workshop with Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson offers some spectacular demonstrations and hands-on activities. Explore how energy can be changed from one form to another, but not created or destroyed. Students will change kinetic energy to potential energy, electricity to light & heat, and chemical energy to heat and motion. Attendance is limited! For students in grades 4th through 7th. Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Libraries Rock! Children's Library Drumming Monkey

Thursday, July 26 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Build and program a fun Drumming Monkey that plays an instrument & makes different sounds with LEGO Snapology Mid-Hudson Valley. Learn programming basics to make your monkey robot come alive! Then build a music studio out of LEGO bricks. Attendance is limited. For ages 7-12. Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Teen Summer 2018: Teen Chopped: Second Slice

Friday, July 27 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

On the menu for this year's food challenge is our version of Chopped. Each team will get the same mystery basket of weird ingredients and will have to create an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. A team will be "chopped" after each round. The 2018 Kingston Library Teen Summer Program is open to those ages 12 to 19. The program is partially funded by grants from Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and the Bank of Greene County Foundation. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or kcharlesscaringi@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration for individual events available at http://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Teen Summer 2018: Felt Ear Bud Holder Craft

Wednesday, August 1 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Create a funky felt piece to hold your ear buds. Supplies provided. The 2018 Kingston Library Teen Summer Program is open to those ages 12 to 19. The program is partially funded by grants from Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and the Bank of Greene County Foundation. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or kcharlesscaringi@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration for individual events available at http://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Libraries Rock! Children's Library Midsummer Night's Dream

Thursday, August 2 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Join us for StoryTheatre’s fun introduction to Shakespeare’s delightful play with lots of participation. For ages 5 – 12.
Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Teen Summer 2018: Lip Sync Battle Royale

Friday, August 3 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Challenge your friends in this epic musical event. Teens will compete alone or in teams to see who has the best fake singing chops. The deadline to enter is Friday, July 27. Please send the name and artist of the song you’ll be performing to kcharlesscaringi@kingstonlibrary.org. The 2018 Kingston Library Teen Summer Program is open to those ages 12 to 19. The program is partially funded by grants from Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and the Bank of Greene County Foundation. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or kcharlesscaringi@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration for individual events available at http://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Teen Summer 2018: Cosplay 101

Wednesday, August 8 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Cosplay is a contraction of the words costume and play. Whether you are a veteran cosplayer, or are just getting interested, come in and have fun! Learn to make costumes of your favorite characters from movies, games, and books. There will be a hands-on activity, as well is an opportunity to show the work you have already created. Come in costume if you want, but it is by no means mandatory! The 2018 Kingston Library Teen Summer Program is open to those ages 12 to 19. The program is partially funded by grants from Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and the Bank of Greene County Foundation. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or kcharlesscaringi@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration for individual events available at http://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Libraries Rock! Children's Library Uncle Rock

Thursday, August 9 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Come sing and dance along as singer, songwriter, guitarist Uncle Rock performs great, lively, original music! He may just call on the audience to stomp their feet, flap their wings, or sing along in outside voices. Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Teen Summer 2018: 10th Annual Pizza Taste Off

Friday, August 10 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

You decide who makes the best pizza in town in our Ninth Annual Pizza Taste-Off Party. We will taste test pizzas from all over Kingston and decide whose pie is the best in all the land. The 2018 Kingston Library Teen Summer Program is open to those ages 12 to 19. The program is partially funded by grants from Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and the Bank of Greene County Foundation. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or kcharlesscaringi@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration for individual events available at http://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Teen Summer 2018: Pokemon Card Game Tournament

Wednesday, August 15 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Catch them all and challenge your friends to a few rounds of Pokemon trading cards. The 2018 Kingston Library Teen Summer Program is open to those ages 12 to 19. The program is partially funded by grants from Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and the Bank of Greene County Foundation. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or kcharlesscaringi@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration for individual events available at http://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Libraries Rock! Children's Library Summer Reading Closing Party

Thursday, August 16 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Experience excitement, thrills and laughter with Henry the Juggler’s amazing juggling and unique comedy. The "Defying the Laws of Gravity" performance will be followed by crafts and refreshments. Pick up certificates and rewards. Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. 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 Club: I Cannot Tell a Lie Exactly

Friday, August 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 "I Cannot Tell a Lie Exactly" by Mary Ladd Gavell. For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at vvhlavsa@aol.com.

Teen Summer 2018: End-of-Summer Scavenger Hunt

Friday, August 17 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Collect and solve the clues to a scavenger hunt to close out the teen summer program at the library. The 2018 Kingston Library Teen Summer Program is open to those ages 12 to 19. The program is partially funded by grants from Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and the Bank of Greene County Foundation. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or kcharlesscaringi@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration for individual events available at http://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Battle of the Books middle school practice

Thursday, August 23 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Also being held at 2 other times

Weekly practice sessions for the Hardcore Kingston Hardcovers, Kingston Library's middle school teams for the Mid-Hudson Battle of the Books. Battle of the Books is a trivia competition open to students in grades sixth through ninth at participating Mid-Hudson Library System libraries. The middle school meetings begin at 3:30 p.m. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or kcharlesscaringi@kingstonlibrary.org or visit www.mhbattleofbooks.org.

Kingston Library Book Club: The Weight of Ink

Friday, September 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 "The Weight of Ink" by Rachel Kaddish. For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at vvhlavsa@aol.com.

Kingston Library Book Club: This Fight is Our Fight

Friday, October 19 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Also being held at 1 other time

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

Ongoing Events

Stress Reduction Through Meditation

On hiatus through Dec. 2018

A great way to find inner balance and deep relaxation. This program is free and all are welcome.

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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