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

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Classics in Religion: The Existentialists

This Wednesday from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Also being held at 1 other time

In October, the group will explore the Existentialists, including Fyodor Dostoevsky, Søren Kierkegaard, Jean-Paul Satre, and Gabriel Marcel, and consider what Existentialism has to offer in our world of fake news and alternative facts. Robert Helfman, a resident of Hurley New York who has a background in Christian contemplation from a liberal Catholic perspective, 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 No advanced reading is required. Further information may be obtained from David Rolfe at or (845) 334-8404.

Origami Foldfest: Autumn Motifs

Saturday, November 3 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Join us for this Autumn Origami Foldfest taught by Anita Barbour for children ages 5 and up, teens, and adults! Celebrate the season making colorful handmade origami. Origami is the Japanese name for the ancient art of paper folding. Anita Barbour has been designing origami for more than 40 years. Her book, “Easy Origami Ornaments”, a Step-by-Step Guide, was photographed and illustrated by Anita with her original designs. She has taught origami at Kingston Library for more than 18 years. For information, please call the Children's Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7.

Reading to Lola

Wednesday, November 7 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Also being held at 2 other times

Children ages 5 and up are welcome to meet and read to gentle, friendly Lola, a certified therapy dog who adores stories and people, First and third Wednesday of each month from October 3 through December 19, in the Children’s Library. Free. For more information, call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7.

Friends of the Kingston Library Book Sale

Saturday, November 10 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Join the Friends of the Kingston Library for their next 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.

Kingston Library Book Club: Go, Gone, Went

Friday, November 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 "Go, Gone, Went" by Jenny Erpenbeck. For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at

Super Saturdays: Green and Growing

Saturday, November 17 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Join us for a morning of delight as the amazing Grian MacGregor and the Ivy Vine Players Puppet Theater present stories and songs for gardeners (and anybody who likes to eat)! With a needle and thread, a wearable stage, and a little help from the audience, the happy ending can't be far away. Special guest appearance of The Cranky Show! In 2018, the Super Saturdays Performance Series is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library and Stewart’s Foundation. Please call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 for information or a series flyer.

Ongoing Events

Yoga at the Library

Mondays 12:30 to 1:30 PM

New time starting Nov. 5, 2018. Start your week off with this introductory yoga workshop every Monday with local instructor Christina Byron-Steen. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. Free.

Stress Reduction Through Meditation

On hiatus through Dec. 2018

A great way to find inner balance and deep relaxation. This program is free and all are welcome.

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. Full Classics In Religion Information Here

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

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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