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KINGSTON LIBRARY BUDGET VOTE AND TRUSTEE ELECTION
Tuesday June 6th 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Voting takes place at Kingston Library 55 Franklin Street
All registered voters residing in the City of Kingston are eligible to vote on the library's 2018 budget and to elect 3 trustees
View the proposed budget (PDF)
Kingston Library ~ 55 Franklin St. ~ Kingston, NY 12401 ~ (845) 331-0507

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Build a Better World! Children's Summer Reading Program: Magic by Scott Jameson

Tomorrow from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

2017 Build a Better World! Children’s Summer Reading Opening Performance and Party: Sign up for summer programs. Have fun! Performance followed by ice cream, crafts, and activities. Magic by Scott Jameson. Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat. Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and the audience will travel through time. Don’t miss it!
“Totally amazing and extremely entertaining!!!”
“Like nothing we’ve seen before. This program is part of Kingston Library’s 2017 Build a Better World! Children’s Summer Reading Program. Registration is required for all Children’s Summer Reading Programs and begins June 12 in person or call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register, or for more information.

Yoga at the Library

This Monday from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Yoga at the Library is back with a new time and new instructor. 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 reference@kingstonlibrary.org for more information.

Build a Better World! Children's Summer Reading Program: Live Hawks and Owls

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

See live hawks and owls up close, including red-tailed hawks, broad-winged hawks, red-shouldered hawks, screech owls, barred owls, great horned owls, and others. You'll learn about how they survive in the wild, and what people can do to protect them for future generations. This is a rare opportunity to look deep into the eyes of some of the most beautiful wild creatures on Earth. Annie Mardiney is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator for Wild Mountain Birds. She is also an avid birder locally and in Central and South America. This program is part of Kingston Library’s 2017 Build a Better World! Children’s Summer Reading Program. Registration is required for all children’s special summer programs and begins June 12 in person or call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7.

Build a Better World! Children's Summer Reading Program: Snapology Gamebot Summer Camp

Thursday, July 6 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Snapology Mid-Hudson Valley For ages 7 – 13 Calling all gamers! Have a blast creating various robotic games. Students will learn about gear ratio, sensors, programming and pulleys as they create fun to play games. Whether creating a robotic hockey player, pinball machine, or a ring toss, your child is sure to have fun building, learning, and playing. Attendance is limited. This program is part of Kingston Library’s 2017 Build a Better World! Children’s Summer Reading Program. Registration is required for all children’s special summer programs & begins June 12 in person or call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7. Attendance is limited.

Build a Better World! Children's Summer Reading Program: Writing Box Program

Wednesday, July 12 from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Also being held at 5 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. This program is part of Kingston Library’s 2017 Build a Better World! Children’s Summer Reading Program. Registration is required. For more information, and to register, call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7.

Build a Better World! Children's Summer Reading Program: Discover Ancient Greece

Thursday, July 13 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Land of the Olympians with Stephanie Morgan. Explore the world of Greek mythology and culture, art, temples, archaeology, and inventions, with crafts, activities, and snacks. For ages 5 - 12. This program is part of Kingston Library’s 2017 Build a Better World! Children’s Summer Reading Program. Registration is required for all children’s special summer programs and begins June 12 in person or call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7. Attendance is limited.

Adult Craft Night: Sea Shell Crafts

Wednesday, July 19 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join us for another Adult Craft Night. This month, to celebrate summer beach weather, we will make two sea shell decorations for your home. Open to adults, 16 and over. Free. Supplies provided. Registration required. Contact the Reference Desk at 845-331-0988 or reference@kingstonlibrary.org or visit http://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Build a Better World! Children's Summer Reading Program: Modern Pop Art Experience

Thursday, July 20 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

A Hands-On Collage Workshop with artist Michael Albert. Ages 5 - 12. After a lively artist presentation by this NY Pop Artist and author, participants will create their own colorful Pop Art collages. At the end, children may select one of Michael Albert’s posters as a special gift for attending. Michael has been bringing this workshop to libraries, schools and museums all over the USA. This program is part of Kingston Library’s Build a Better World! 2017 Children’s Summer Reading Program. Registration is required; attendance is limited. To register, or for more information, call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7.

Kingston Library Book Group: Winter

Friday, July 21 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 "Winter" by Christopher Nicholson. For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at vvhlavsa@aol.com.

Build a Better World! Children's Summer Reading Program: Costume Party and Program

Thursday, July 27 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Join us for creative fun imagining, designing, and building in this workshop for ages 5 – 12. Pick a costume inspired by your favorite book or movie, or absolutely from the real world! Past, present or future? Refreshments. This program is part of Kingston Library’s 2017 Build a Better World! Children’s Summer Reading Program. Registration is required; attendance is limited. To register, or for information, call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7.

Build a Better World! Children's Summer Reading Program: Build a Better You

Thursday, July 27 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Flow Circus with Paul Miller. Paul Miller captivates audiences with his unique blend of contagious energy, quirky characters, spectacular juggling, and hilarious comedy magic. Learn how one book started him on a playful journey filled with objects flying, spinning, and balancing. This program is part of Kingston Library’s 2017 Build a Better World! Children’s Summer Reading Program. Registration is required for all children’s special summer programs and begins June 12 in person or call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7.

Cooking the Books Reading Group: Thyme of Death

Thursday, July 27 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 July selection is "Thyme of Death" by Susan Wittig Albert. 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.

Build a Better World! Children's Summer Reading Program: Mexican Art Nichos

Thursday, August 3 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Also being held at 1 other time

Part 1 with Jill Obrig. Love a book? Make a (Mexican) Nicho to express it!
for Grades 4 – 7. Do you have a book you love? Would you like to express your ideas of how much you like your book? Then bring it to the Kingston Library’s two, 2 hour workshops and create a clay Mexican Nicho with the theme of your book on it! How? Artist Jill Obrig will show you, step by step using air dry clay, how to construct a beautiful Nicho style shadowbox frame with an illustration from your book in the middle! What is a Nicho? Nichos are a small, highly decorated shadowboxes created throughout Mexico as a form of expression. In the first workshop, we will construct the clay assemblage and you will see your beautiful frame! In the second workshop on Thursday, August 10 from 4 – 6 p.m., you will bring your Nicho alive with paint and color it. Then we will copy an image from the book or you can make your own drawing for the center! This program is part of Kingston Library’s 2017 Build a Better World! Children’s Summer Reading Program. Registration is required; attendance is limited. To register, or for information, call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7.

Build a Better World! Children's Summer Reading Program: Super Sonics

Thursday, August 10 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Attention: Sound explorers needed for a sonic expedition arriving at the library on August 10th! Join Matthew Cantello in an adventure of sound and music that gets everyone playing, moving and using your ears in ways you never thought possible! Along the way, we’ll also discover some of the scientific principles that make sound come alive – while having a load of fun in the process! Feel free to bring a percussion instrument or something out of your recycling bin to use in our SUPER SONICS jam! For ages 5 – 12. This program is part of Kingston Library’s 2017 Build a Better World! Children’s Summer Reading Program. Registration is required for all children’s special summer programs & begins June 12 in person or call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7.

Build a Better World! Children's Summer Reading Program: Closing Party

Thursday, August 17 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Christopher Agostino’s StoryFaces – Tales of Transformation and Wonder. Be entertained by Christopher’s exciting stories and dazzled with his art and uniquely animated original stories. You will be amazed! Performance followed by crafts and refreshments. Pick up certificates and rewards. This program is part of Kingston Library’s 2017 Build a Better World! Children’s Summer Reading Program. Registration is required for all children’s special summer programs & begins June 12 in person or call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7. Attendance is limited.

Kingston Library Book Group: Tess of the d'Ubervilles

Friday, August 18 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

The Kingston Library Book Club meets once a month to discuss great books. This month's selection is "Tess of the d'Ubervilles" by Thomas Hardy. For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at vvhlavsa@aol.com.

Cooking the Books Reading Group: The Pigeon Pie Mystery

Thursday, August 24 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 August selection is "The Pigeon Pie Mystery" by Julia Stuart. 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.

Classics in Religion: Star Wars Yoga: The Force and You

Wednesday, September 6 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Also being held at 2 other times

In September, the participants will learn techniques to help them align consciousness with the Force that pervades all things, as well as discover the latent superhuman abilities that Yoda taught Luke Skywalker, describing the ancient Yogic method for manifesting inner resources. Cary Bayer, the author of “The Yoga of Entertainment” and New York- and Florida-based life coach, will lead the series. Each month, diverse sources on a new topic are used for the weekly Classics in Religion reading group. No advanced reading required. For more information, email Al Ahlstrom at aahlstrom@hvc.rr.com or 845-334-8404.

Kingston Library Book Club: The Sound and the Fury

Friday, September 15 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

The Kingston Library Book Club meets once a month to discuss great books. This month's selection is "The Sound and the Fury" by William Faulkner. For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at vvhlavsa@aol.com.

Cooking the Books Reading Group: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café

Thursday, September 28 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 September selection is "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café" by Fannie Flagg. 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.

Kingston Library Book Group: A Gentleman in Moscow

Friday, October 20 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 Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles. For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at vvhlavsa@aol.com.

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.

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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