Adult Programs

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Ukulele Concert at Kingston Free Library
Saturday, November 23, 2 PM

Join us at the Kingston Free Library for an afternoon concert. The South County Ukulelians, a newly formed group based out of Pump House Music, will perform a variety of music from the 50's and on.

Registration is preferred. To register please call 783-8254 or email bobertello@skpl.org.
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Author Visit with Cynthia Davidson at Kingston Free Library
Wednesday, December 4, 6:30 pm

Join us at the Kingston Free Library as the author of The Importance of Paris, Cynthia F. Davidson, visits to discuss her 2019 memoir of daily life in the City of Light.

If you have been to Paris, France or hope to go there, learn why her 10 day vacation turned into a 3 year stay, and what else happened as she made her home in the City of Light.

Her story has quite a twist. This former American expatriate, and CBS news journalist, had come of age in another Paris, the former 'Paris of the Middle East' Beirut, Lebanon. Like many others she was devastated when the multicultural, multi-ethnic place of her upbringing descended into a war that went on for 30 years. And when her sister was shot there, her father kidnapped and their home looted, the political and historical became intensely personal.

Expect a lively Q&A about current events in France and the Middle East.

Registration is preferred. To register please call 783-8254 or email bobertello@skpl.org.    
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Holiday in Kingston 'Like New' Book Sale at Kingston Free Library
Saturday, December 7, 9 AM - 2 PM

Join the village of Kingston in celebrating the annual Holiday in Kingston Fair. The Friends of the Kingston Free Library are hosting a "Like New" book sale from 9 am to 2 pm.
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Snowman Ornament Craft at Kingston Free Library
Saturday, December 7, 10 AM - 1 PM

Join us at the Kingston Free Library during the annual Holiday in Kingston Fair for an adult craft. We'll be using tea lights to create festive snowman ornaments. All materials provided. Ages 14 and up.

Stop by the library anytime between 10 am and 1 pm while supplies last. No registration required. Email bobertello@skpl.org for more information.
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Holiday Jazz Concert with Tish Adams Trio at Peace Dale Library
Saturday, December 7, 2 PM

Join us at Peace Dale Library with vocalist Tish Adams and her accompanists, Joe Potenza and Gino Rosati, for a festive holiday jazz concert featuring fresh interpretations of favorite holiday classics, and a few surprises! 

The event is free and open to the public and is made possible by Friends of the Peace Dale Library.

Registration is preferred but not required at 401-789-1555 xt 108 or jwilson@skpl.org. 
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Community Reiki at Kingston Free Library
Saturday, December 14, 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Practitioners of this Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing will provide a free session. Stop in. No registration required.
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Tools for Managing your Health and Well-Being at Kingston Free Library
Wednesday, January 15, 22, 29, Wednesday, February 5, Thursday, February 13, Wednesday, February 19
5:00 - 7:30 PM

The Kingston Free Library will be hosting a six part workshop, in partnership with The University of Rhode Island's Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center, which will provide attendees with tools for managing their health and well-being. The first class is on Wednesday, January 15th. The class meets once a week for six weeks, and is free and open to the public.

During these six sessions, topics will include improving sleep, managing symptoms, problem solving, understanding emotions, managing pain, increasing physical activity, improving communication, eating healthier, managing medications, making informed treatment decisions, weight management, goal setting, and more!

Registration is required. It is preferred that attendees sign up for all six classes. Registration is open until the third session. You will receive a free resource book and relaxation CD as part of the class!

For more information or to register, email bobertello@skpl.org, call 783-8254, or email CommunityHealthNetwork@ripin.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.


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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