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Classics in Religion: Simone Weil

This Wednesday 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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