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Friends of Kingston Library
Quarterly Meeting Of
The Friends of the Kingston Library
Wednesday June 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM
In the Kingston Library Storyhour Room

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

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Teen Drawing Workshop

Today from 5:45 PM to 7:15 PM

Also being held at 1 other time

Local artist Andrew Kaminski will teach teens, ages 12 to 19, the basics of drawing, illustration, and anime. Techniques include understanding toning/shading, color theory, composition, and more. This program is free and some supplies will be available. Feel free to bring your own drawing supplies. Registration encouraged, but not required. Visit https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar to sign up.

Adult Craft Night: Painted Rocks

Tomorrow from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

At our next adult craft night we will be decorating rocks with paint. Margaret Britton, a Kingston Library clerk and local artisan will lead the class. Supplies will be provided by the library. Registration required. To sign up, visit https://tinyurl.com/knglib-craftnight0619.

A Universe of Stories Children's 2019 Summer Reading Program Opening Performance and Party: Mad Science Space Spectacular

This Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Join us for A Universe of Stories Children’s Summer Reading Program kickoff performance and party. Sign up for summer programs. Have fun! Performance followed by ice cream, crafts and activities. This Mad Science Show is a broad introduction to the challenges of traveling in space. Our Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson instructor will guide the kids through an interactive demonstration to better understand how huge our solar system really is. (Do you know how long it would take to go visit Pluto?) They will experiment with air pressure, and watch as an “astronaut” enters a vacuum chamber. Children will learn about the Laws of Motion and Gravity, and see how these ideas shape space travel. Then they will experiment with retro-rockets and watch someone shoot across the room on our Rocket Car. There is no better introduction to physics! Audience participation is essential to the show. This program is recommended for recommended for ages 5 - 12. Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. Register in person during regular library hours, call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

A Universe of Stories Children's 2019 Summer Reading Program: Over the Moon Animal Adventure

Thursday, June 27 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Join Animal Embassy on this nocturnal journey through the fascinating night life of the animal kingdom! With this captivating program, we will help children to understand the differences between nocturnal, crepuscular, and diurnal animals by providing exciting, live examples of each. Discover what these amazing creatures do while we are tucked tightly in our beds dreaming. Many nocturnal critters have highly developed senses of hearing and smell, and specially adapted eyesight to help them navigate with the light of the moon and the stars. We will explore the night-time activities and adaptations with live Animal Ambassadors, such as a Spectacled Owl or Indian Peahen, a Red-eyed Tree Frog, a Red Foot Tortoise, a Mojave Ball Python, a long-haired Rabbit and a Solomon Islands Monkey-Tailed Skink or New Caledonian Giant Gecko! Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. Register in person, call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register, or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

PrideStories: a preservation and celebration of LGBTQ history

Saturday, June 29 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Join the LGBTQ Center, Kingston Library, and Radio Kingston to celebrate and preserve LGBTQ history.
We'll start with a screening of Coming Out: A 50 Year History, and then record our own stories as part of StoryCorp's Stonewall OutLoud project. Each of these interviews will become a permanent part of American history at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
About the film: Transgender teen, Jazz Jennings, narrates this documentary where young people interview a host of LGBTQ elders who came out in different historical eras from the 1950s through today.

Taller: La Cultura Cura con Sra. Anita M. Campion, Promotora Cultural / Esencia del México Antiguo. Reflexión

Saturday, July 6 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

INSCRIPCION: Favor de reservar su lugar llamando a: 845 407-1730
Ninos mayores de 11 años pueden participar, menores de 11 años pasarán al cuidado De una persona mayor mientras dure la clase contiguo al salon de
El poder innato que existe en cada uno de nosotros para hacer el Bien e inclusive para cambiar el giro de la historia pasa desapercibido en nuestros tiempos

Taller: La Cultura Cura con Sra. Anita M. Campion, Promotora Cultural / Nuestras Raíces. Ketzalkoatl - Tezkatlipoka

Saturday, July 13 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

INSCRIPCION: Favor de reservar su lugar llamando a: 845 407-1730
Ninos mayores de 11 años pueden participar, menores de 11 años pasarán al cuidado De una persona mayor mientras dure la clase contiguo al salon de
El poder innato que existe en cada uno de nosotros para hacer el Bien e inclusive para cambiar el giro de la historia pasa desapercibido en nuestros tiempos

Taller: La Cultura Cura con Sra. Anita M. Campion, Promotora Cultural / Nuestro Injerto Cultural. Sincretización

Saturday, July 20 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

INSCRIPCION: Favor de reservar su lugar llamando a: 845 407-1730
Ninos mayores de 11 años pueden participar, menores de 11 años pasarán al cuidado De una persona mayor mientras dure la clase contiguo al salon de
El poder innato que existe en cada uno de nosotros para hacer el Bien e inclusive para cambiar el giro de la historia pasa desapercibido en nuestros tiempos

Taller: La Cultura Cura con Sra. Anita M. Campion, Promotora Cultural / Nuestro Florecimiento. Sanación y desarrollo personal

Saturday, July 20 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

INSCRIPCION: Favor de reservar su lugar llamando a: 845 407-1730
Ninos mayores de 11 años pueden participar, menores de 11 años pasarán al cuidado De una persona mayor mientras dure la clase contiguo al salon de
El poder innato que existe en cada uno de nosotros para hacer el Bien e inclusive para cambiar el giro de la historia pasa desapercibido en nuestros tiempos

Super Saturdays: Mr. Twisty's Super Silly Magic Show

Saturday, September 14 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Experience all of the magic your library has to offer. This show is filled with audience participation, delightful interactive fun, lots of magic, and a secret co-star so special that she needs to be a surprise! Come for a morning of zany fun and discover all your library has to offer … it is much more magical than you think! Free. The show is intended for school-age children. The 2019 Super Saturdays Performance Series is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library and the Stewart’s Foundation.

Super Saturdays: Spooky But Not Too Scary Stories

Saturday, October 12 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Celebrate the fall and get ready for Halloween fun with a program of stories of the season for children. The dynamic master storyteller, Jonathan Kruk, will delight and intrigue us with lively interactive tales in this entertaining Super Saturdays Program. Free. The show is intended for school-age children. The 2019 Super Saturdays Performance Series is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library and the Stewart’s Foundation.

Super Saturdays: Amazing Reptiles (1st show)

Saturday, November 16 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

NOTE: The 10:30 a.m. show is for children ages 4 to 6 years old

Amazing Reptiles is an educational wildlife program with live reptiles and audience participation. Dedicated to presenting children and adults with exciting programs that are both educational and entertaining, Bruce Lowder will help us to learn about how these fascinating animals are adapted to survive in nature in their respective habitats. Amazing Reptiles will include lizards, a turtle, snakes, and a baby alligator. Parents and children will also learn animal safety tips and helpful information on caring for pets. Registration required. To sign up, visit https://tinyurl.com/knglibc-reptiles1st. Free. The show is intended for school-age children. The 2019 Super Saturdays Performance Series is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library and Stewart’s Foundation.

Super Saturdays: Amazing Reptiles (2nd show)

Saturday, November 16 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

NOTE: The 11:30 a.m. show is for children ages 7 years and up

Amazing Reptiles is an educational wildlife program with live reptiles and audience participation. Dedicated to presenting children and adults with exciting programs that are both educational and entertaining, Bruce Lowder will help us to learn about how these fascinating animals are adapted to survive in nature in their respective habitats. Amazing Reptiles will include lizards, a turtle, snakes, and a baby alligator. Parents and children will also learn animal safety tips and helpful information on caring for pets. Registration required. To sign up, visit https://tinyurl.com/knglibc-reptiles2nd. Free. The show is intended for school-age children. The 2019 Super Saturdays Performance Series is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library and Stewart’s Foundation.

Super Saturdays: The Christmas Carol

Saturday, December 7 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Warm your hearts with the Puppet People's take on Charles Dickens' holiday classic. Watch Mean Ol' Scrooge as he discovers Christmas is not a humbug! This puppet spectacular features beautiful handcrafted marionettes, shadow puppets, gorgeous masks, lavish costumes, vivid sets, a professional soundtrack that includes many holiday favorites, a giant 9-foot parade puppet and guaranteed smiles! Experience this literary masterpiece that reaches far beyond the holiday season! For Grades K - 8. Free. The 2019 Super Saturdays Performance Series is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library and the Stewart’s Foundation.

Ongoing Events

Yoga at the Library

Mondays 12:30 to 1:30 PM

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.

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.

Tech Time

Thursdays 2 to 4 PM

Are you flummoxed with your phone? Having trouble with your tablet? Stop by the library to have your basic technology questions answered. Or call 845-331-0988 to reserve a session.

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 Story Hour on Tuesdays (18 mos. to 3 years) and Preschool Story Hours on Wednesdays (3 years to 5 years) followed by crafts and music.

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