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Sinterklaas Festival: Parrots for Peace

Tomorrow from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Learn about these amazing rainforest birds with Gloria Waslyn’s family of live blue and gold Hyacinth Macaw Parrots. These Rainforest Ambassadors, Spokesavians for Nature and Wildlife, help to remind us of the value of people, animals, and nature living in harmony on Earth. At the end of the program, participants may come up and have their photo taken with the macaws. This program is part of the Hudson Valley Sinterklaas Festival. The festival honors our Dutch heritage by re-creating a celebration that the Dutch settlers brought to Rhinebeck over 300 years ago. To register, visit Contact the Children's Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 for more information.

Mad Science of the Mid-Hudson Adventures in Science: Science of Toys

This Thursday from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Science is everywhere – even in our toys! Use balls, yo-yos and other classic toys to discover the science of motion through fun hands-on activities. Enjoy experimenting with more exotic scientific toys, and make your own superball to take home. For grades 1-4. Registration is required. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or register online at

Super Saturday: Amazing Reptiles

Saturday, December 2 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Saturday, December 2 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Join us for exciting wildlife programs with live reptiles including snakes, lizards, a turtle, and a baby alligator. Learn how these fascinating animals are adapted to survive in nature in their respective habitats. Parents and children will also learn animal safety tips and helpful information on caring for pets. Registration is required. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to register or for information. Register online at The 10:30 a.m. show is for children ages 4 – 6. The 11:30 a.m. show is for children ages 7 and up. The 2017 Super Saturdays Performance Series is funded by The Friends of Kingston Library and Stewarts Foundation.

Reading to Lola

Tuesday, December 5 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Also being held at 1 other time

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 4 p.m.-5 p.m. in the Children’s Library on Tuesdays November 7, December 5, and December 19. For more information call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7.

Easy*Fun*Raw with Johanna Sophia

Wednesday, December 6 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

In the Easy*Fun*Raw workshop, Johanna Sophia presents simple reasons why people should add more raw food to their daily diet and how it can be done deliciously while having fun. To add more fresh raw fruits and vegetables to our diet, we can create wonderfully delicious raw dishes. Sophia will challenge participants to think how they can re-create their favorite comfort foods using only raw ingredients. The program will conclude with preparing two raw dishes, one savory and one sweet. Professor Johanna Sophia is an experienced teacher and speaker. She lives in the Hudson Valley. Free and open to the public. Registration encouraged. Please visit to sign up.

Snapology LEGO Workshop: Santa's Workshop

Thursday, December 7 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

(Ages 5 – 11) Enjoy the magic of the holidays with LEGO Santa’s Workshop! In this 1 ½ hour workshop, Santa’s elves will build a LEGO Holiday City, complete with presents, shops, elves, toys and more. Each child will build their own LEGO tree ornament to take home. Come join us for this festive event! Registration is required. Attendance is limited. To register, call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 or register online at

Library LEGO Club

Wednesday, January 17 from 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM

Also being held at 7 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

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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