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

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Classics in Religion: Gnoticism and the Nag Hammadi Library

Today 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 February, David Rolfe, a life-long Unitarian and member of the Bertrand Russell Society, will lead the series. This month’s talks will focus on Gnosticism, a very early Christian heresy that became widespread and popular by the 4th century CE. The reading group will delve into translated, ancient texts known as the Nag Hammadi Library. For more information, contact Albert Ahlstrom at 845-334-8404 or aahlstrom@hvc.rr.com.

Mardi Gras Magic - Mask Making with Metal-Tooling

Today from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Come join us and explore how to create a beautiful Mardi Gras Mask using a unique material - metal! Artist Jill Obrig will teach you how to use tools to create a beautiful, ugly, funny, scary, happy or any combination of expressive masks. You will learn the art of forming the metal, transforming its facial features into your own design! Lastly, you will then embellish your mask using a variety of materials such as feathers and colored markers. We will end by modeling our wonderful creations! Class size is limited to 20, for young people in grades 4 - 7.
Registration is required. Visit http://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar to sign up. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 for information.

Coloring Club for Grown-ups

Today from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Adult coloring is back at the library! Once a month, the Coloring Club for Grown-ups will meet on the last Wednesday. Bring your own coloring books and supplies or use ours. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 845-331-0988 or reference@kingstonlibrary.org.

Kingston Library LEGO Club

Tomorrow from 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM

Also being held at 2 other times

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 https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar. Registration is required. All programs are free.

Cooking the Books: The City Baker's Guide to Country Living

Tomorrow 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 next selection is "The City Baker's Guide to Country Living" by Louise Miller. Participants are invited to prepare a dish or non-alcoholic drink inspired by an element of the book and bring it with them to share. For more information, contact the Circulation Desk at 845-331-0507.

Moving for Life

This Friday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Also being held at 4 other times

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 info@movingforlife.org.

Teen Power Up Video Game Club

This Friday from 3:30 PM to 5:15 PM

Teens, ages 12 to 19, can attend our Power Up Video Game Club on the first and fourth Fridays of each month from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. We will set up our video game systems and teens can stop by and play video games or participate in mini-tournaments. For more information, contact Kristin at 845-331-0988 or reference@kingstonlibrary.org.

Friends of the Kingston Library Book Sale

This Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Also being held at 1 other time

Join the FoKL for their first sale of 2017 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.

Classics in Religion: Religious Poets Seeking the Vitality of God

Next Wednesday from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Also being held at 4 other times

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 aahlstrom@hvc.rr.com.

Kingston Library Book Club: The Tiger's Wife

Friday, March 17 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Friday, March 17 from 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

The Kingston Library Book Club meets once a month to discuss great books. This month's selection is "The Tiger's Wife" by Téa Obreht. For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at vvhlavsa@aol.com.

ADULT CRAFT NIGHT: SUN CATCHERS

Wednesday, March 22 from 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM

Make a small fused glass sun catcher to hang in a window or put on a stand while we anticipate spring's colorful display. Margaret Britton will lead this workshop. Registration required. Please register here: https://tinyurl.com/zxtofq7

Cooking the Books

Thursday, March 23 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 will be determined at our February meeting. 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: 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 aahlstrom@hvc.rr.com.

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 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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