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

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Super Saturdays: Percussion from Around the World

Today from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Join us for our next Super Saturday performance for school-age children of the "Percussion from Around the World" with Jeff Haynes on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 10:30 a.m. in the library's Community Room. Listen to Jeff Haynes play musical instruments from Africa, Asia, and every continent and learn new sounds and rhythms! This exceptionally gifted and versatile musician will lead us on an exciting educational journey into world music. Adults are welcome to enjoy this very special event. The 2019 Super Saturdays Performance Series is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library and Stewart’s Foundation. For information, or a series flyer, please call the Children’s Library, 845-331-0507 ext. 7.

Adult Craft Night: Memory Valentine

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

For our next Adult Craft Night, bring a photocopy of a special photo (of a child, parent, friend, pet, etc.) and we will create a collage to keep for yourself as a lasting memory or give to someone special. Margaret Britton, a Kingston Library clerk and local artisan will lead the class. There is no fee to attend the program. Registration required. To sign up, visit

Sing to Your Baby with Happy Dan

Next Saturday from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Join Happy Dan the Music Man in the Children’s Library Story Hour area. This special musical story hour is for babies ages newborn to 2 years old. This program features music, finger plays, movement, and instrument play for babies and their caregivers - a unique opportunity to explore music and make new friends in a creative and comforting environment. Happy Dan (a.k.a. Dagen Jullty) has been entertaining babies for many years. He is a composer, performer, multi-instrumentalist and music teacher. Happy Dan is also half of The Funshine Merry Makers, a local children’s entertainment duo. For more information, contact the Children's Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7.

"Brought to Light" film screening and Q&A

Next Saturday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Join us on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. for a screen of the locally filmed documentary, “Brought to Light: Unearthing the History of an African-American Cemetery in Kinderhook.” The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the filmmaker Barbara Reina. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at or 845-331-0988.

Kingston Library LEGO Club

Thursday, February 28 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Wednesday, March 6 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Also being held at 4 other times

The Kingston Library LEGO Club will meets one Wednesday a month at 4:30 p.m. and one Thursday a month at 6 p.m. This month, the club will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 13 and Thursday, Feb. 28. Have some LEGO building fun! What do you like to build? For designers and engineers ages 5 through 12. Call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 to sign up or register online at (Wednesday, Feb. 13) and (Thursday, Feb. 28).

New York Reads: Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed To Reverse Global Warming

Saturday, March 9 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Saturday, March 16 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Also being held at 2 other times

Join Kingston Library and Sustainable Hudson Valley Saturday afternoons in March for a weekly action-oriented discussion of "Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming." Along with communities throughout New York State, we will come together in conversation around science-based solutions that can help participants take purposeful action to slow and eventually reverse global warming. By using Drawdown as a guide to setting priorities for the 100 most impactful solutions, citizens and whole communities can spend our time, energy and enthusiasm on making a true difference for our future. To register, visit

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. Full Classics In Religion Information Here

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

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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