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

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Adult Craft Night: DIY (Design It Yourself) Tote Bags

This Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

At our next adult craft night we will be decorating tote bags with our own designs. Margaret Britton, a Kingston Library clerk and local artisan will lead the class and show us how to create one-of-a-kind reusable bags with various artistic mediums. Supplies will be provided by the library. Registration required. Visit https://tinyurl.com/knglib-craftnight0620 to sign up or call 845-331-0988.

Tech Time

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

Also being held at 1 other time

Are you flummoxed with your phone? Having trouble with your tablet? Sophie Temple, a teen volunteer, is here from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursdays to answer your basic technology questions. Sophie has been using technology since she was about four years old. She is an 18 year old living in Kingston, who loves math and the Kingston Library. Sessions are typically scheduled in 15-minute blocks. Online registration available at http://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar. Extra time will be given, if no one is waiting. Walk-ins are also welcome, but please be advised that those with reservations will be seen first and walk-ins will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 845-331-0988 or email reference@kingstonlibrary.org.

Libraries Rock! Children's Summer Reading Kickoff Party

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

Traveling Lantern Theatre Company performance of "The Life of Mozart." Enjoy this frolicsome, gleeful play about an extraordinary composer’s life and listen to Mozart’s music.Sign up for summer programs. Have fun! Performance followed by ice cream, crafts, and activities. Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar

Libraries Rock! Children's Library Nature Rocks

Thursday, June 28 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

See a variety of thrilling live animals from around the world up close and learn how these animals live with the Animal Embassy. Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Libraries Rock! Children's Library Introducing the Theremin

Thursday, July 5 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Listen to the theremin’s playfully eerie sound - the only instrument you play without even touching it with Carl Welden. Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Libraries Rock! Children's Library Writing Box Program

Tuesday, July 10 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. For ages 8 and up. Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Libraries Rock! Children's Library Ancient China

Thursday, July 12 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Discover Chinese culture, amazing inventions, art and archaeology – with crafts, activities and snacks with Stephanie Morgan. Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Libraries Rock! Children's Library Costume Party

Thursday, July 19 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Come as a rock musician or whatever makes libraries rock for you! Crafts, activities, snacks with Stephanie Morgan. Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Libraries Rock! Children's Library Energy/Conservation of Energy

Thursday, July 26 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

This workshop with Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson offers some spectacular demonstrations and hands-on activities. Explore how energy can be changed from one form to another, but not created or destroyed. Students will change kinetic energy to potential energy, electricity to light & heat, and chemical energy to heat and motion. Attendance is limited! For students in grades 4th through 7th. Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Libraries Rock! Children's Library Drumming Monkey

Thursday, July 26 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Build and program a fun Drumming Monkey that plays an instrument & makes different sounds with LEGO Snapology Mid-Hudson Valley. Learn programming basics to make your monkey robot come alive! Then build a music studio out of LEGO bricks. Attendance is limited. For ages 7-12. Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Libraries Rock! Children's Library Midsummer Night's Dream

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

Join us for StoryTheatre’s fun introduction to Shakespeare’s delightful play with lots of participation. For ages 5 – 12.
Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Libraries Rock! Children's Library Uncle Rock

Thursday, August 9 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Come sing and dance along as singer, songwriter, guitarist Uncle Rock performs great, lively, original music! He may just call on the audience to stomp their feet, flap their wings, or sing along in outside voices. Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

Libraries Rock! Children's Library Summer Reading Closing Party

Thursday, August 16 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Experience excitement, thrills and laughter with Henry the Juggler’s amazing juggling and unique comedy. The "Defying the Laws of Gravity" performance will be followed by crafts and refreshments. Pick up certificates and rewards. Registration is required for all special summer reading programs. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at https://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar.

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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