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

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Classics in Religion

Today from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Also being held at 1 other time

This Month of October, 2019, will feature a new book by Paula Fredriksen, “When Christians Were Jews: The First Generation” (Yale University Press, 2018). Cantor Bob Cohen of Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley and Kingston Interfaith Council, will lead the readings and discussions. Free

Meet the Candidates Night: Ulster County

Today from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

The library is hosting a Meet the Candidates Night featuring candidates running for Ulster County offices in the Nov. 5 election. The panels will both be moderated by members of the League of Women Voters. Open to the public.

Tech Time

Tomorrow from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Also being held at 1 other time

Are you flummoxed with your phone? Having trouble with your tablet? Phoebe Temple is here from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays to answer your basic technology questions. Sessions are typically scheduled in 15-minute blocks. Online registration available at http://tinyurl.com/knglib-calendar. Extra time will be given, if no one is waiting. Walk-ins are also welcome, but please be advised that those with reservations will be seen first and walk-ins will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 845-331-0988 or email reference@kingstonlibrary.org.

Kingston! Meet Yourself: Sheriff Juan Figueroa and Chief of Police Egidio Tinti

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

Kingston! Meet Yourself is an ongoing community conversation at the Kingston Library. In October, we'll welcome Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa and City of Kingston Chief of Police Egidio Tinti. Come learn about the various roles and duties of our local law enforcement agencies. Join us for this program to find out more about how both of these departments carry out their various functions and engage in community policing to strengthen and support the communities they serve. To be followed by a question-and-answer period. Kingston Meet Yourself is an informal program presented by the Kingston Library Board of Trustees Community Engagement Committee that connects residents to local leaders through insightful discussion on a wide variety of issues ranging from politics, business, the environment, arts, education, and more.

Alzheimer’s Association Educational Series: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

Monday, November 4 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Join us for a series of three monthly education programs presented by the Alzheimer’s Association® to learn more about Alzheimer's and dementia. The third and final program is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m. at the library. The topic is Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body. This program is presented in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association of the Hudson Valley NY Chapter. It is free and open to the public.

Uptown Kingston: Looking Back, Moving Forward: Multimedia Talk

Tuesday, November 12 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

You'll never see Uptown Kingston the same way again! Join us for lively multimedia talk with tons of historic photographs, “then & now” comparisons, and lesser-known anecdotes about both Ulster County and Uptown Kingston. Designed for locals and newcomers alike, historians, filmmakers, and authors Stephen Blauweiss and Karen Berelowitz will present their current work, a new book called Uptown Kingston: Looking Back, Moving Forward. As with their previous book The Life & Death of the Kingston Post Office, there will be an opportunity to support the project at various sponsorship levels in exchange for printed recognition in the book and a complimentary copy when it's published. No obligation and the event is free.

Friends of the Kingston Library Book Sale

Saturday, November 16 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.

Super Saturdays: Amazing Reptiles (1st show)

Saturday, November 16 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

NOTE: The 10:30 a.m. show is for children ages 4 to 6 years old

Amazing Reptiles is an educational wildlife program with live reptiles and audience participation. Dedicated to presenting children and adults with exciting programs that are both educational and entertaining, Bruce Lowder will help us to learn about how these fascinating animals are adapted to survive in nature in their respective habitats. Amazing Reptiles will include lizards, a turtle, snakes, and a baby alligator. Parents and children will also learn animal safety tips and helpful information on caring for pets. Registration required. To sign up, visit https://tinyurl.com/knglibc-reptiles1st. Free. The show is intended for school-age children. The 2019 Super Saturdays Performance Series is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library and Stewart’s Foundation.

Super Saturdays: Amazing Reptiles (2nd show)

Saturday, November 16 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

NOTE: The 11:30 a.m. show is for children ages 7 years and up

Amazing Reptiles is an educational wildlife program with live reptiles and audience participation. Dedicated to presenting children and adults with exciting programs that are both educational and entertaining, Bruce Lowder will help us to learn about how these fascinating animals are adapted to survive in nature in their respective habitats. Amazing Reptiles will include lizards, a turtle, snakes, and a baby alligator. Parents and children will also learn animal safety tips and helpful information on caring for pets. Registration required. To sign up, visit https://tinyurl.com/knglibc-reptiles2nd. Free. The show is intended for school-age children. The 2019 Super Saturdays Performance Series is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library and Stewart’s Foundation.

Super Saturdays: The Christmas Carol

Saturday, December 7 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Warm your hearts with the Puppet People's take on Charles Dickens' holiday classic. Watch Mean Ol' Scrooge as he discovers Christmas is not a humbug! This puppet spectacular features beautiful handcrafted marionettes, shadow puppets, gorgeous masks, lavish costumes, vivid sets, a professional soundtrack that includes many holiday favorites, a giant 9-foot parade puppet and guaranteed smiles! Experience this literary masterpiece that reaches far beyond the holiday season! For Grades K - 8. Free. The 2019 Super Saturdays Performance Series is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library and the Stewart’s Foundation.

Ongoing Events

Yoga at the Library

Mondays 12:30 to 1:30 PM

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.

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.

Tech Time

Thursdays 2 to 4 PM

Are you flummoxed with your phone? Having trouble with your tablet? Stop by the library to have your basic technology questions answered. Or call 845-331-0988 to reserve a session.

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 Story Hour on Tuesdays (18 mos. to 3 years) and Preschool Story Hours on Wednesdays (3 years to 5 years) followed by crafts and music.

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