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Cooking the Books!--The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

Today from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

We will be reading select titles, then coming together for a pot-luck gathering to discuss the book and enjoy snacks inspired by it. 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. Every fourth Thursday, we will meet in the library to feast on our goodies, and share what inspired us!

Moving for Life Dance Exercise for Health

Tomorrow 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.

Origami Spring Foldfest – Modular Origami for Greeting Cards

This Saturday from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Explore the Japanese art of paper folding, for children ages 5 and up, teens and adults. Free. For more information, call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7.

The Great American Folk Song Revival with Caroline Doctorow

Saturday, May 6 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

We welcome musician Caroline Doctorow, who will give a performance of folk music from the early '60s, presenting the work of important American songwriters and performers such as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Tom Paxton, Donovan, Richard and Mimi Fariña, Pete Seeger, Dave Von Ronk, and others. She will also present some of her original compositions and discuss the songwriting process, and what it was like growing up with her famous father world renowned author E.L. Doctorow. This program-through song-offers the listener a unique perspective of the significant period in our country's musical history. It is music that audience members of all ages will enjoy and remember. Caroline is a folk singer and songwriter. Her music is celebrated across the country and her albums have topped the folk radio charts for many years. She is the daughter of world-renown author E.L. Doctorow. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 845-331-0988 or reference@kingstonlibrary.org.

Origami Spring Foldfest – Crested Birds

Saturday, May 13 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Explore the Japanese art of paper folding, for children ages 5 and up, teens and adults. Free. For more information, call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7.

Friends of the Kingston Library Book Sale

Saturday, May 20 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Join the FoKL for their spring sale 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.

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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