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Yoga at the Library

Tomorrow from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Also being held at 1 other time

Start your week off with this introductory yoga workshop with local instructor Olivia Grimsland. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. Olivia will teach the beginning fundamentals of Yoga practice. Participants will move through the basics going over proper alignment, joint and spine stabilization while learning the benefits of each movements. The hour will be geared towards building a full body at home practice. Olivia has more than eight years of experience teaching Hatha yoga. Her yoga practice has a gymnastics influence to help build a stronger core, create body awareness, improve the fluidity of the movements and increase abilities to reach higher level movements such as arm balancing and handstands. Yoga is a disciplined practice, but Olivia encourages laughter and fun to create a welcoming, relaxed environment. One of the beautiful things about yoga is that there is a pose for everyone! Contact the Reference Desk at 845-331-0988 or reference@kingstonlibrary.org for more information.

Children's Summer Reading 2015: Chess Club (Tuesday)

This Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Also being held at 3 other times

Led by Ken Evans and Mitch Dominus. For ages 7 through teens. This program is a wonderful introduction for beginners and a great way to develop chess skills for more advanced players. Through Aug. 26.

Teen Summer Reading '15: Comic Artist Unmasked

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

Charles Barnett III, a veteran comic book inker who has worked with some of the legends of the industry, will offer teens insight into the world of comic book art. Participants are encouraged to bring their own work for input from Barnett, who is currently inking the comic book, American Dark Age by Megabrain Comics. This program is part of the 2015 Teen Summer Reading Program at the Kingston Library, which is sponsored by a grant from the Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation. Open to teens ages 12 to 19. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or reference@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration is required for all programs. Please visit our Calendar of Events to sign up online.

Children's Summer Reading 2015: Writing Box Program

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

Also being held at 2 other times

For ages 8 and up. Weekly activities that will encourage children to express themselves through writing. Write stories, postcards, news articles, keep a journal, and make your own books.

Children's Summer Reading 2015: Chess Club (Wednesday)

This Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Also being held at 3 other times

Led by Ken Evans and Mitch Dominus. For ages 7 through teens. This program is a wonderful introduction for beginners and a great way to develop chess skills for more advanced players. Through Aug. 26.

Teen Summer Reading '15: 7th Annual Pizza Taste Off

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

You decide who makes the best pizza in town in our Seventh 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. This program is part of the 2015 Teen Summer Reading Program at the Kingston Library, which is sponsored by a grant from the Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation. Open to teens ages 12 to 19. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or reference@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration is required for all programs. Please visit our Calendar of Events to sign up online.

Children's Summer Reading 2015: Treasure Your Library! Sea Theme Costume Party and Program

This Thursday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Come as a pirate, mermaid, sailor or sea creature! Crafts, activities, and refreshments. Registration is required for all Children’s Summer Reading Programs. Contact the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 for information, a flyer, or to register. Remember, programs do fill up quickly! The 2015 Children’s Summer Reading Program is funded, in part, by a New York State legislative grant from Assemblyman Kevin Cahill.

Understanding Anger: Early Christians

This Saturday from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

A monthly philosophical series exploring representations, discussions, and theories about anger and associated matters (e.g., revenge, aggression, punishment, ethics, rationality) from great classic, medieval, and modern authors—some literary, some philosophical, some theological—and some a mix of all three. Understanding Anger sessions are held at the library on the second Saturday of the month throughout 2015. The series is led by Gregory Sadler, a local educator and Kingston resident. Sadler led 2014’s “Glimpses into Existence” series. August’s discussion is titled "Whoever is Angry with His Brother: Early Christians Discussions About Anger." No advanced reading or registration required.

Teen Summer Reading '15: Candy/Science Mashup

Tuesday, August 11 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Bring your sweet tooth and your thinking cap to this program! We mix ingredients and apply heat at different stages to see what kind of different candies we can create. This program will be presented by Diane Reeder, owner of the Kingston Candy Bar in Uptown Kingston.This program is part of the 2015 Teen Summer Reading Program at the Kingston Library, which is sponsored by a grant from the Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation. Open to teens ages 12 to 19. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or reference@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration is required for all programs. Please visit our Calendar of Events to sign up online.

Teen Summer Reading '15: Time Warp Party

Wednesday, August 12 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

We will celebrate the past, present, and future with this program. We’ll have snacks from way back. Come dressed in your favorite retro fashions. We’ll watch vintage cartoons. Bring an item to include in our Teen Time Capsule! This program is part of the 2015 Teen Summer Reading Program at the Kingston Library, which is sponsored by a grant from the Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation. Open to teens ages 12 to 19. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or reference@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration is required for all programs. Please visit our Calendar of Events to sign up online.

Telling Stories Writing Workshop

Wednesday, August 12 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

A creative writing workshop that focuses on how to craft literary nonfiction, including personal essay, memoir, and profile, this class combines two interconnected tasks: reading and discussing brief examples of literary nonfiction by contemporary authors; and generating and responding to in-class writing exercises. Participants are invited to share excerpts of their writing, about which the group works collectively to offer appreciative, constructive feedback. The workshop will be led by Pauline Uchmanowicz, a freelance writer in the Hudson Valley, associate professor of English at SUNY New Paltz, and series editor for the Codhill Poetry Award. Uchmanowicz holds an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and a Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island. The course is limited to eight (8) participants. Registration required. Visit http://kingston.evanced.info/signup/eventcalendar.aspx to sign up.

Children's Summer Reading 2015: Making Superheroes Fly: Charles Barnett III

Thursday, August 13 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Learn how comic books are made and watch drawing demonstrations by this renowned artist and illustrator for Marvel Comics and books. For ages 7 – 12. Registration is required for all Children’s Summer Reading Programs. Contact the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 for information, a flyer, or to register. Remember, programs do fill up quickly! The 2015 Children’s Summer Reading Program is funded, in part, by a New York State legislative grant from Assemblyman Kevin Cahill.

Children's Summer Reading 2015 Special Event: Lego Snapology Workshop: Lego Superstructures

Thursday, August 13 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Can you design the next skyscraper? Students design and build the future in this exciting Lego® architecture program. Attendance is limited. For ages 5-10. Contact the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 for information, a flyer, or to register. Remember, programs do fill up quickly! Kingston Library’s 2015 Children’s Summer Reading Program is funded, in part, by a New York State legislative grant from Assemblyman Kevin Cahill.

Teen Summer Reading '15: Ready! Set! Go! Video Games

Tuesday, August 18 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Get out those controllers and join us for a little friendly competition on the video game circuit. This program is part of the 2015 Teen Summer Reading Program at the Kingston Library, which is sponsored by a grant from the Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation. Open to teens ages 12 to 19. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or reference@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration is required for all programs. Please visit our Calendar of Events to sign up online.

Teen Summer Reading '15: Fandom Foods

Wednesday, August 19 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

We’ll end our Teen Summer Reading with festivities dedicated to our favorite fandoms! Bring a treat inspired by or taken from your favorite YA series (book, TV, movie, or game). Costumes strongly encouraged! Prizes for the teen summer reading program will be presented as well. This program is part of the 2015 Teen Summer Reading Program at the Kingston Library, which is sponsored by a grant from the Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation.Open to teens ages 12 to 19. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or reference@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration is required for all programs. Please visit our Calendar of Events to sign up online.

Children's Summer Reading 2015: The Jester Jim Show – Every Hero Has a Story! Summer Reading Closing Party

Thursday, August 20 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Be amazed and laugh with Jim Maurer’s great high-energy juggling and comedy. Performance followed by crafts and refreshments. Pick up certificates and rewards. Registration is required for all Children’s Summer Reading Programs. Contact the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 for information, a flyer, or to register. Remember, programs do fill up quickly! The 2015 Children’s Summer Reading Program is funded, in part, by a New York State legislative grant from Assemblyman Kevin Cahill.

Kingston Library Book Club: The Signature of All Things

Friday, August 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 Signature of All Things" by Elizabeth Gilbert. For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at vvhlavsa@aol.com.

Classics in Religion: Simone Weil

Wednesday, September 9 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. This month, the group will examine themes such as love, evil, suffering, affliction, and atheism in the thought of Simone Weil. Considered a Christian mystic, Weil's insights were gathered from her notebooks after her death in 1943 and published as "Gravity and Grace." Mary Ann Mays, a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), will present the material. For more information, contact Albert Ahlstrom at 845-334-8404 or aahlstrom@hvc.rr.com.

Understanding Anger: Thomas Aquinas

Saturday, September 12 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

A monthly philosophical series exploring representations, discussions, and theories about anger and associated matters (e.g., revenge, aggression, punishment, ethics, rationality) from great classic, medieval, and modern authors—some literary, some philosophical, some theological—and some a mix of all three. September's discussion is titled "A Medieval Synthesis: Thomas Aquinas's Analyses of Anger." No advanced reading or registration required. This will be the final meeting in the Understanding Anger series, as discussion leader Gregory Sadler is relocating to Wisconsin in October.

Kingston Library Book Club: All the Light We Cannot See

Friday, September 18 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 "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at vvhlavsa@aol.com.

Super Saturday: Musical Innovations

Saturday, September 19 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Join us for this excellent joyful interactive introduction to classical music with the City Winds Trio. Free. The 2015 Super Saturdays Performance Series is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library, Inc., Stewart’s Foundation, and a legislative grant from NYS Assemblyman Kevin Cahill. For more information, call the Children's Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7.

Classics in Religion: Criminal Christologies

Wednesday, October 7 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. This month, the group will venture into a new area. Instead of reading "the best" of a particular tradition, the group will explore a "bent" tradition using Christian language and symbols. The sessions will focus on Jesus's transmogrification by Nazi idealogues into a Teutonic Savior free of Jewish taint. The leader of this series will be the Rev. Dr. Robert L. Gram, pastor of the Hurley Reformed Church. For more information, contact Albert Ahlstrom at 845-334-8404 or aahlstrom@hvc.rr.com.

Kingston Library Book Club: TransAtlantic

Friday, October 16 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 "TransAtlantic" by Colum McCann. For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at vvhlavsa@aol.com.

Super Saturday: Halloween Spooky Show

Saturday, October 17 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Discover the science of Halloween in this spooky spectacular presented by Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson. Free. The 2015 Super Saturdays Performance Series is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library, Inc., Stewart’s Foundation, and a legislative grant from NYS Assemblyman Kevin Cahill. For more information, call the Children's Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7.

Understanding Anger: Chaucer

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

A monthly philosophical series exploring representations, discussions, and theories about anger and associated matters (e.g., revenge, aggression, punishment, ethics, rationality) from great classic, medieval, and modern authors—some literary, some philosophical, some theological—and some a mix of all three. Understanding Anger sessions are held at the library on the second Saturday of the month throughout 2015. The series is led by Gregory Sadler, a local educator and Kingston resident. Sadler led 2014’s “Glimpses into Existence” series. November’s discussion is titled "Anger in Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales'." No advanced reading or registration required.

Super Saturday: Amazing Reptiles

Saturday, November 14 from 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM

Saturday, November 14 from 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM

Bruce Lowder's Animal Encounters will bring live reptiles to visit us at the library. *Please note there are two shows.* Free. The 2015 Super Saturdays Performance Series is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library, Inc., Stewart’s Foundation, and a legislative grant from NYS Assemblyman Kevin Cahill. For more information, call the Children's Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7. Registration is required.

Kingston Library Book Club: Nora Webster

Friday, November 20 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 "Nora Webster" by Colm Tóibín. For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at vvhlavsa@aol.com.

Super Saturday: StoryPlay Children's Theater

Saturday, December 5 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Help Jason Edwards create a one-of-a-kind, imaginative, fun theater experience. *Please note the time of this afternoon performance.* Free. The 2015 Super Saturdays Performance Series is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library, Inc., Stewart’s Foundation, and a legislative grant from NYS Assemblyman Kevin Cahill. For more information, call the Children's Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7.

Ongoing Events

Conversational Spanish Group

Second Tuesday from 6 to 8 PM

Meet local Spanish language and culture lovers for conversation and camaraderie! Basic conversational ability is a pre-requisite for these sessions that provide participants with an opportunity to practice and hone their Spanish language skills in a comfortable and enjoyable setting. Free and open to all.

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.

Stress Reduction Through Meditation

No Classes in July. Will resume in August with evening hours.

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.

Bookmark Club

Friday afternoons at 3:30 PM beginning October 10th

A book reading journey for elementary age children. Drawing, bookmaking, films, printmaking, comics, cartooning, bookmark making. Meets in the Kingston Library Story Hour Room.

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