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

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

Also being held at 3 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.rnrn

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

This Thursday 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

This Thursday 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

This Thursday 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.

Teen Summer Reading 2017: Go! Go! Go! Video Games

This Friday from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Get out those controllers and join us for a little friendly competition on the video game circuit. We will be playing Mario Kart. The 2017 Kingston Library Teen Summer Reading Program is open to those ages 12 to 19. The program is partially funded by grants from Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and the Bank of Greene County Foundation. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or reference@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration for individual events available at http://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Teen Summer Reading 2017: Give 'em Lip Sync Contest

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

Challenge your friends in this epic musical event. Teens will compete alone or in teams to see who has the best fake singing chops. The deadline to enter is Friday, July 21. Please send the name and artist of the song you’ll be performing to kcharlesscaringi@kingstonlibrary.org. The 2017 Kingston Library Teen Summer Reading Program is open to those ages 12 to 19. The program is partially funded by grants from Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and the Bank of Greene County Foundation. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or reference@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration for individual events available at http://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

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.

Teen Summer Reading 2017: Teen Chopped Competition

Friday, August 4 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

On the menu for this year's food challenge is our version of Chopped. Each team will get the same mystery basket of weird ingredients and will have to create an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. A team will be "chopped" after each round. The 2017 Kingston Library Teen Summer Reading Program is open to those ages 12 to 19. The program is partially funded by grants from Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and the Bank of Greene County Foundation. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or reference@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration for individual events available at http://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Teen Summer Reading 2017: Egg Drop Design

Wednesday, August 9 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Teens will put their building and design skills to work by creating a package that will house a raw egg. The designs will be put to the test when we drop the packages. The 2017 Kingston Library Teen Summer Reading Program is open to those ages 12 to 19. The program is partially funded by grants from Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and the Bank of Greene County Foundation. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or reference@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration for individual events available at http://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

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.

Teen Summer Reading 2017: Scary Summer Shindig

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

It's never too early to get in the holiday spirit and this year we'll be visiting Halloween a few months ahead of schedule. Join us for a costume party with spooky snacks, ghoulish games, and a showing of a silly Halloween movie. The 2017 Kingston Library Teen Summer Reading Program is open to those ages 12 to 19. The program is partially funded by grants from Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and the Bank of Greene County Foundation. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or reference@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration for individual events available at http://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Teen Summer Reading 2017: Ninth Annual Pizza Taste-Off Party

Wednesday, August 16 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

You decide who makes the best pizza in town in our Ninth 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. The 2017 Kingston Library Teen Summer Reading Program is open to those ages 12 to 19. The program is partially funded by grants from Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and the Bank of Greene County Foundation. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or reference@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration for individual events available at http://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

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.

Teen Summer Reading 2017: Minute-to-Win-It Challenge

Friday, August 18 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

You decide who makes the best pizza in town in our Ninth 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. The 2017 Kingston Library Teen Summer Reading Program is open to those ages 12 to 19. The program is partially funded by grants from Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and the Bank of Greene County Foundation. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or reference@kingstonlibrary.org. Registration for individual events available at http://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar. rn

Adult Craft Night: Coiled Baskets

Wednesday, August 23 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

At our next adult craft night we will be making coiled projects using fabric and clothesline. Margaret Britton, a Kingston Library clerk and local artisan will teach us how to create a basket or a trivet. Supplies will be provided by the library. Registration required. Contact the Reference Desk at 845-331-0988 or reference@kingstonlibrary.org or visit http://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

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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