Adult Programs

A World War I Tale of Two Cities: Roubaix, France, and Renaix, Belgium at Peace Dale Library
Monday, June 18, 6-7:30 PM

Join us with Prof. Richard Vangermeersch to hear his family's story of life in the Great War on the French-Belgian border, and how it relates to his work on the Leonard Bacon--Irving Fisher papers at RI College. Bacon and Fisher (both married to sisters in the Peace Dale Hazard family) corresponded about economics in that era. 
For more information, contact Jessica Wilson at 789-1555 xt 110 or
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Adult Summer Reading Program at Kingston Free and Robert Beverly Hale Libraries
Monday, June 18 

Visit the Kingston Free or Robert Beverly Hale Libraries starting on Monday, June 18th to register for the adult summer reading program. The theme this year is Libraries Rock! The program officially begins on Monday, July 9th and runs until Monday, August 20th.
Win prizes for doing what you love best in the summer, reading! Read or listen to a book, fill out an entry form, and deliver it into the Libraries Rock box behind the circulation desk. Prizes are given out weekly along with a grand prize at the end of the program.
 For more information visit the circulation desk, call 783-8254, or email Britta at
Dyadic Duo Concert at Kingston Free Library
Saturday, June 23, 10-11 AM

Join us for a morning concert with the Dyadic Duo. Andrew Maddock and Ying Sun will perform classical music for guitars in Potter Hall. Registration is preferred by calling 783-8254 or email
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Author Discussion with Steven Manchester- DATE CHANGE- Kingston Free Library
Wednesday, June 27, 6 PM (new date)

Join us at the Kingston Free Library as local author, Steven Manchester, discusses the fiction books he's written. Some of his work includes The Rockin Chair, Gooseberry Island, and The Changing Season. Registration is preferred. Register by calling 783-8254 or email Britta at
Ukulele Workshop at Kingston Free Library
Thursdays June 28, July 5, July 26, August 16, August 23, September 6

In Bed by Ten, a local ukulele group will be hosting ukulele lessons and a ukulele jam session, free of charge, twice a month, beginning June 28 at the Kingston Free Library. The workshops will begin at 5 pm for beginning students only. At 6 pm, the workshop will be for more advanced and experienced players. Bring your ukulele and get together with other ukulele enthusiasts to play blues, rock, and traditional music.

Register at the library by calling 783-8254 or contact Mike Fabre at / 401-552-3060. Please note whether you are a beginner or an experienced player upon registration. 
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Adult Summer Craft at Kingston Free Library
Saturday, July 7, 10 AM

Join us at the Kingston Free Library for a Saturday morning adult craft! We will be making wreaths crafted from cocktail umbrellas and a flip flop welcome sign. All materials will be provided. Registration is required. To register call 783-8254 or email Britta at
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Getting the Word Out: How to Publicize Events at Peace Dale Library
Monday, July 9, 6-7:30 PM

Do you work on publicity for a nonprofit or other group? Join us with representatives from The Providence Journal, The Independent, and The Narragansett Times to learn the best ways to get your events included in print and online. Press release basics, deadlines, photos, and more! Registration preferred but not required. For more information, contact Jessica Wilson at 401-798-155 xt 110 or
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Writing Your Life Story at Peace Dale Library
Tuesdays, July 10, 24, and 31, 2-3:30 PM

Join us at Peace Dale Library for this 3-part workshop series with Prof. Nancy Shuster.  Learn simple strategies in a relaxed atmosphere for writing the stories of your life as only you can tell them. All ages welcome. Register at 789-1555 xt 108 or 
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Movie Showing--The Sense of an Ending at Peace Dale Library
Wednesday, July 11, 2 PM

Join us at Peace Dale Library for a showing of the movie based on Julian Barnes' Man-Booker prize-winning novel, The Sense of an Ending, starring Charlotte Rampling, Jim Broadbent, and Michelle Dockery. Receiving a mysterious legacy causes a man to seek answers from a pivotal time in his past. 2017, 1 hour 48 minutes, PG-13, in English.  Refreshments served. 789-1555 xt 108 for more information. 
South Kingstown Land Trust Program at Kingston Free Library
Wednesday, July 18, 6 PM

"The mission of the South Kingstown Land Trust is to conserve and protect the natural resources and open spaces of our town for the enduring benefit of our community"

Join us at the Kingston Free Library for a presentation from the director of the South Kingstown Land Trust, Julia Landstreet. She will share information about all of the important work that the Land Trust does. Topics will include the development of the Land Trust, the local lands that are protected, managed, and developed through the Land Trust, and stewardship projects they're involved in.
Registration is preferred. To register, call 783-8254 or email
Author Discussion with Claremary Sweeney at Kingston Free Library
Wednesday, July 25, 6 PM

Join us at the Kingston Free Library as local author, Claremary Sweeney, gives a talk about her South County mystery series that features Rhode Island historical sites. Books in this series include Last Train to Kingston, Last Rose on the Vine, and Last Carol of the Season. Clare will discuss the creative journey she took while writing these books and why she chose South County as a setting. Registration is preferred. To register, call 783-8254 or email Britta at
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Peace Dale Library Tour at Peace Dale Library
Monday, July 30, 6-7:30 PM

Join us for our 3rd Annual Tour of the 1891 Peace Dale Library, originally known as Hazard Memorial Hall. We will start with a slideshow of historical and architectural features, and end with a walk through the building and grounds. For more information contact Jessica Wilson at 789-1555 xt 110 or 
One-on-One Tech Help at Kingston Free Library

If you have a tech question or would like to learn a new skill, book a 30-minute tech tutorial with a reference librarian and get hands-on computer help.

If you need help with a Kindle, iPad, or other tablet or e-reader, bring in your own device. For everything else, we have library computers you can use.

Book your session by visiting or calling 401-783-8254, or send an email to Britta at Please put "tech help" in the subject line of the email and let us know what project or skill you need help with.

Yoga at Kingston Free Library

Ongoing yoga class at the Kingston Free Library, Fridays, 10-11 AM. Hosted by All That Matters, this class is low impact, focusing on stretching, breathing, and meditation. Good for all levels. Please bring a towel or mat. Register at 783-8254.

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Thinking of joining a Book Group?
We have options for you at each of our 3 locations!

Peace Dale Library: Evening Book Group, meets 1st Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
Peace Dale Library: Afternoon Book Group, meets 2nd Fridays at 2 PM
Kingston Free Library: Brown Bag Book Group, meets 1st Thursdays, 12:15-1:15, except July
Kingston Free Library: Beyond Words Book Group, meets 2nd Wednesdays at 7 PM, except July and August
Kingston Free Library: A Readable Feast, meets 2nd Thursdays, 6:30 PM
Robert Beverly Hale Library: Bookmarks, meets last Thursday of the month, September--May