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

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Reading to Lola

Tomorrow from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Also being held at 3 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. From March through May, you can visit with Lola on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the Children's Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7.

Classics in Religion: "On the Nature of Things"

This Wednesday from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Also being held at 1 other time

Diverse sources are used for the weekly, Classics in Religion Reading Group. No advanced reading required. This month, the reading group will read "On the Nature of Things" by Lucretius, a poet and philosopher of the late Roman Republic, who lived from about 96 to 55 BCE. In their discussions, the group will grapple with his philosophical and religious thought, which stood in later opposition to stoicism and traditional Christian thinking, concerned especially with “the afterlife” and the action of God. Thomas Jefferson had several Latin copies in his library, and it was a prominent part of disputes during the Enlightenment Era. Copies of texts to be discussed will be distributed. David Rolfe, a longtime Hudson Valley resident and retired IBM engineer who was named an IBM Inventor of the Year in 2000, will lead this month's series. For more information, contact Albert Ahlstrom at 845-334-8404 or

Adult Craft Night: Paper Basket

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

At our next adult craft night we will be weaving basics again, but this time with paper. Margaret Britton, a Kingston Library clerk and local artisan will lead the workshop where we will make a basket to hold pretty spring paper napkins. Supplies will be provided by the library. Registration required. Visit to sign up.

Library LEGO Club

This Thursday from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM

Also being held at 2 other times

Join us for more LEGO® building fun. We invite all young builders, designers, and engineers ages 5 – 12 to create and experiment. Programs begin on Wednesday, January 17 at 4:30 p.m, and on Thursday, January 25 at 6 p.m. Registration is required. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 or register online 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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