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Super Saturday: Hobnobbin' Goblins

Tomorrow from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Begin your Halloween celebration with this marionette treat for the whole family! It’s fun, not scary, and full of surprises! A witch and her dancing broomsticks, a skeleton whose bones fly apart, a wizard with elastic legs, a dancing scarecrow, and a flying pumpkin are all part of the festivities, and you're invited, too! For information or a Super Saturdays Performance Series flyer, call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7. The 2017 Super Saturdays Performance Series is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library and Stewarts Foundation.

Magnificent Mushrooms with John Michelotti

This Tuesday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Learn all about the life cycle and functions of fungi, the impact on human history, easy ways to grow mushrooms, and medicinal uses of mushrooms for people and the planet. We will cover this and other interests you may have, as well as provide you with resources to explore further into the exceptional Kingdom of Fungi. John Michelotti is the owner of Catskill Fungi, whose mission is to empower people through fungi via outdoor guided mushroom classes, mushroom art, and mushroom health supplements.

Friends of Kingston Library Pumpkin Carving Party

Next Friday from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Join the Friends of Kingston Library to carve locally donated pumpkins. Bring your creativity and tools (or use ours). Carved pumpkins will be left at the library as part of a Pumpkin Lighting to take place on Halloween night, Tuesday, Oct. 31. Come see the pumpkins on display outside the library. All ages welcome. Parental supervision is required.

Science Saturdays for Children with Bard College

Saturday, October 28 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Also being held at 2 other times

Science Saturdays is a four week interactive science workshop for children of all ages. Students from Bard College have planned four fun activities to make learning about science fun for your child. Our activities will include Dancing Raisins, Magic Ziplock, Magnetic Money, and Phone Book Friction. This will be a free workshop for one hour on four Saturdays during October and November. Register online at for any or all sessions. Drop ins welcome.

Friends of the Kingston Library Book Sale

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

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.

Kingston Library Book Group: A Month in the Country

Friday, November 17 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

The Kingston Library Book Group meets once a month to discuss great books. This month's selection is "A Month in the Country" by J.L. Carr. For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at

Kingston Library Book Group: A Fine Balance

Friday, January 19 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

The Kingston Library Book Group meets once a month to discuss great books. This month's selection is "A Fine Balance" by Rohinton Mistry. For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at

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

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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