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

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Kingston Reads with Jimmy Buff: "Born to Run"

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

We've invited Jimmy Buff, executive director of Radio Kingston and former program director and morning host for WDST/Woodstock, to the library this month to share with us his favorite memoir about a musician. Join him on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. to talk about Bruce Springsteen's 2016 memoir, "Born to Run." We have multiple copies of the book available to check out at the library. Reserve your copy by visiting our catalog or stop by the library. If audiobooks are more your scene, visit our Digital Downloads page to borrow a digital copy. Or feel free to talk to Jimmy about why this is one of his favorite musical memoirs. Registration is encouraged and can be done online at

Adult Craft Night: Clay Ornaments

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

At our next adult craft night we will be creating ornaments or wall hangings out of air-dry clay. Margaret Britton, a Kingston Library clerk and local artisan will lead the class. Supplies will be provided by the library. Registration required. To sign up online, visit

Kingston Library Book Club: Go, Gone, Went

This Friday from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

The Kingston Library Book Club meets once a month to discuss great books. This month's selection is "Go, Gone, Went" by Jenny Erpenbeck. For additional information, please contact Vivi at 331-0155 or at

Super Saturdays: Green and Growing

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

Join us for a morning of delight as the amazing Grian MacGregor and the Ivy Vine Players Puppet Theater present stories and songs for gardeners (and anybody who likes to eat)! With a needle and thread, a wearable stage, and a little help from the audience, the happy ending can't be far away. Special guest appearance of The Cranky Show! In 2018, the Super Saturdays Performance Series is funded by the Friends of Kingston Library and Stewart’s Foundation. Please call the Children’s Library at 845-331-0507 ext. 7 for information or a series flyer.

Writing Group Information Session

This Saturday from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Are you a writer looking for a place to share work, find inspiration, and get feedback? We are looking to start a writing support group at the Kingston Library and we need you. The group will be aimed at adults, ages 18 and older. To sign up, visit

Reading to Lola

Wednesday, 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, First and third Wednesday of each month from October 3 through December 19, in the Children’s Library. Free. For more information, call the Children’s Library at (845) 331-0507 ext. 7.

Author Talk with Gray Basnight

Saturday, December 15 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Author Gray Basnight will visit the library to talk about his new novel, Flight of the Fox, the story of an innocent math professor who tries to decode a mystery file that lands in his in-box while a team of hitmen chase him from the Catskills to NYC and down the East Coast. Basnight is deeply immersed in his third career–fiction writing, after almost three decades in broadcast news; preceded by a few years pursuing an acting career. He has written two novels in addition to Flight of the Fox. He and his wife split their time between Sullivan County and New York City. For more information about Basnight and his writing, visit

Multicultural Holiday Music Show with Mark Rust

Saturday, December 22 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

We again welcome local musician Mark Rust to perform his wonderful Family Holiday Show for all to enjoy. This unique program presents the music, songs, stories & traditions of Christmas. Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Black Gospel, Diwali, Yule, Solstice, Three Kings Day, as well as Holiday Songs from Europe & Latin America. This event is free and open to the public.

Ongoing Events

Yoga at the Library

Mondays 12:30 to 1:30 PM

New time starting Nov. 5, 2018. 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.

Stress Reduction Through Meditation

On hiatus through Dec. 2018

A great way to find inner balance and deep relaxation. This program is free and all are welcome.

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

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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