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Friends of Kingston Library
Quarterly Meeting Of
The Friends of the Kingston Library
Tuesday December 11, 2018 at 6:00 PM In the Kingston Library Community Room
All are welcome to join the Friends of Kingston Library for their quarterly membership meeting. Learn about the organization and how it supports the library through various volunteer and fundraising efforts.
Kingston Library - 55 Franklin St. - Kingston, NY 12401 - (845) 331-0507

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Author Talk with Gray Basnight

This Saturday from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Author Gray Basnight will visit the library to talk about his new novel, Flight of the Fox, the story of an innocent math professor who tries to decode a mystery file that lands in his in-box while a team of hitmen chase him from the Catskills to NYC and down the East Coast. Basnight is deeply immersed in his third career–fiction writing, after almost three decades in broadcast news; preceded by a few years pursuing an acting career. He has written two novels in addition to Flight of the Fox. He and his wife split their time between Sullivan County and New York City. For more information about Basnight and his writing, visit

Reading to Lola

Next Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Children ages 5 and up are welcome to meet and read to gentle, friendly Lola, a certified therapy dog who adores stories and people, First and third Wednesday of each month from October 3 through December 19, in the Children’s Library. Free. For more information, call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7.

Multicultural Holiday Music Show with Mark Rust

Saturday, December 22 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 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.

Yoga at the Library

Thursday, December 27 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Also being held at 1 other time

Classes this week (12/27) and next week (1/3) will be held on Thursdays due to the holidays. 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. Christina is committed to making her class engaging and nurturing for all, and more challenging for those up for the task. She finds yoga to be a very personal, non-competitive practice. Instead of looking for a perfect pose, she hopes you leave the mat feeling more nourished and balanced within. She is inspired by yoga to live each moment more mindfully while keeping the body healthy and strong. Contact the Reference Desk at 845-331-0988 or for more information.

Ongoing Events

Yoga at the Library

Mondays 12:30 to 1:30 PM

New time starting Nov. 5, 2018. 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.

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. Full Classics In Religion Information Here

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 Time Tuesday (18 mos. to 3 years) and Preschool Wednesday (3 years to 5 years) followed by crafts and music.

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