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

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Kingston Library LEGO Club

Today from 6:00 PM to 7:15 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 or visit Registration is required. All programs are free.

Cooking the Books

Today from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

All are invited to join us for a new kind of book discussion group on the fourth Thursday of every month. Our March selection is Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran. Participants are invited to prepare a dish or non-alcoholic drink inspired by an element of the selected book and bring it with them to share. For more information, contact the Circulation Desk at 845-331-0507.

Moving for Life

Tomorrow from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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

Classics in Religion: Religious Poets Seeking the Vitality of God

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. In March, Dr. Virginia Hlavsa, who teaches courses on poetry, William Faulkner, and other great writers at the Lifetime Learning Institute at Bard College and Lifespring in Saugerties, will lead this month’s series. The talks will focus on great poets who explored their—and our—relationship with God; such poets as Robert Frost, Gerald Stern, Emily Dickinson, Gerald Manley Hopkins, George Herbert, and John Donne. For more information, contact Albert Ahlstrom at 845-334-8404 or

Ripped-Up Rhymes: Colorful Collages with artist Jill Obrig an art workshop for youth in Grades 3 - 6

This Wednesday from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Textures and colors and imagination, oh my!!!!! Come and discover papers that turn your ideas into real characters with wonderful colors and patterns. Learn Collage with artist Jill Obrig. We will explore the book Ripped Up Rhymes and see some wonderful creations of imaginary characters. Then you will be able to make up your own! How about a poem too? Open your inventive spirits - celebrate poetry and art by making your own creations! Registration required. Please register here: Class size is limited for this free program. Call the Children’s room at 845-331–0507 ext. 7 for information.

Friends of Kingston Library New Member Mixer @ Keegan Ales

Next Thursday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Do you love Kingston Library? Are you looking for a way to become more engaged in the Kingston community? The Friends of Kingston Library are members of the community just like you - people who value the library and its services. We think of ourselves as the library's BEST friends. Come meet the Friends at Keegan Ales to learn more about what we do to support Kingston Library and how you can be part of that effort! Light appetizers and soft drinks will be provided. Cash bar available.

Please RSVP to Madeline at or 845-240-8199

Classics in Religion: Perennial Philosophy

Wednesday, April 5 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Also being held at 3 other times

Diverse sources are used for the weekly Classics in Religion Reading Group. No advanced reading required. In April, Carla Barnett, a civilian research and development contracting officer with the United States Air Force in Rome, N.Y. for 29 years, will lead the discussions. This month, the group will read and discuss “Perennial Philosophy” by Aldous Huxley. For more information, contact Albert Ahlstrom at 845-334-8404 or

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

Friends of the Kingston Library Book Sale

Saturday, May 20 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Join the FoKL for their spring sale 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.

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

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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