Adult Programs

reiki
Community Reiki at Kingston Free Library
Saturday, June 8, 12-2 PM

Practitioners of this Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing will provide free sessions. Stop in, no registration required.
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Guitarist Dennis Costa and Violinist Catherine LiVolsi in Concert at Peace Dale Library
Saturday, June 8, 2:00 PM

Join us at Peace Dale Library with guitarist Dennis Costa and violinist Catherine LiVolsi in concert together. 
Dennis Costa's encyclopedic knowledge of centuries of guitar music and his engaging stage presence promise a delightful afternoon. He is on the music faculty of Salve Regina University, and the owner of Wakefield Music.

Free and open to the public. Made possible by Friends of the Peace Dale Library.
Registration preferred but not required at 401-789-1555 xt 108 or jwilson@skpl.org.  
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Meditation and the Near Death Experience at Peace Dale Library
Saturday, June 15, 2 PM

Join us at Peace Dale Library on Saturday, June 15, 2 PM, with Dr. Alan Post for "Meditation and the Near Death Experience."

Dr. Alan Post, a contributing author to "Meditation as Medication for the Soul" by Rajinder Singh, will provide an introduction to the multi-faceted nature of Meditation and Near Death Experiences, and their unique "Universal Connection". A brief meditation session will be included in the program. 

Free and open to the public. Registration is preferred but not required at 401-789-1555 xt 108 or jwilson@skpl.org. 


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Dyadic Duo Concert at Kingston Free Library
Saturday, June 15, 2 PM

Join us for an afternoon concert with the Dyadic Duo. Andrew Maddock and Ying Sung will perform classical music for guitars in Potter Hall. Registration is preferred by calling 783-8254 or email bobertello@skpl.org.

Free and open to the public.
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Local Author Visit at Kingston Free Library
Wednesday, June 19, 6 PM

Join us at the Kingston Free Library as Dr. Michael Fine visits to discuss his new book, Abundance.
Dr. Fine is a family practice physician in Pawtucket, RI and formerly served as the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health. His work has been dedicated to healthcare reform and the care of underserved populations. 

Abundance is a fiction novel which takes place in Liberia in 2003; a time when the country was experiencing a long period of brutal civil wars. In the novel, two young Americans visit Liberia to find something missing in themselves. They find one another, are separated by war, and then struggle to find each other again.

Registration is preferred. To register, please call 783-8254 or email bobertello@skpl.org.
ukuele workshop
Ukulele Workshop with In Bed by Ten at Kingston Free Library
Thursday, June 27, July 18, July 25, August 22, September 5, 5 PM
Wednesday, August 7, 5 PM

In Bed by Ten, a local ukulele jam group will be hosting ukulele lessons and a ukulele jam session, free of charge, at 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 and mike.fabre68@gmail.com / 401-552-3060. Please note if you are a beginner or experienced player upon registration.
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Climate Change: A Fresh Approach to Moving Forward at Kingston Free Library
Wednesday, July 24, 6 PM

Join us at the Kingston Free Library for an interactive workshop about climate change. The workshop will be led by Sharon Gold.
Sharon has been a resident of Wakefield for 30+ years. She holds a Master's Degree in Environmental Studies from the City University of New York. Sharon works with residents and legislators at the local, state and national level to address climate change issues.

The workshops she delivers are designed to raise awareness about the impact these environmental changes are having on Rhode Island residents and allows each participant to reflect on their own understanding of climate change, its impact on our environment, and how to become engaged in crafting solutions. The audience is encouraged to gain a better grasp of the science and see how communities in Rhode Island are being affected.

Registration is preferred. To register, please call 783-8254 or email bobertello@skpl.org
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One-on-One Tech Help at Kingston Free Library
Ongoing

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 bobertello@skpl.org. Please put "tech help" in the subject line of the email and let us know what project or skill you need help with.


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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.


book discussion group
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