Adult Programs

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Chasing Sleep with Author Patricia Hinkley at Peace Dale Library
Thursday, October 4, 2 PM

Patricia HInkley's book offers ways to cope with sleepless times, in a conversational and sometimes humorous look at a commonly vexing subject, offering a renewed sense of perspective and hopefulness. Copies will be available for sale after the talk. 789-1555 xt 108 or  
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Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution  at Peace Dale Library
Saturday, October 6, 2 PM

Join us for this 2017 documentary film by James Redford about his journey around the country to visit small- and large-scale renewable energy projects, and chronicle their effects on communities. 1 hour 11 minutes. Free and open to the public. 789-1555 xt 108 or 

Movie Showing of Genius at Peace Dale Library
Wednesday, October 10, 2 PM

Colin Firth stars as book editor Max Perkins, and Jude Law as Thomas Wolfe, one of several writers including Hemingway and Fitzgerald, whose work Perkins got published by Scribner's. 2016, 1 hour 44 minutes, PG-13, in English. Refreshments served. 789-1555 xt 108 or 
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American Fiddle Music Concert with Root Cellar at Peace Dale Library
Saturday, October 13, 2 PM

Join us with Bob Woods and Greg Badigian for an afternoon of American folk music from Appalachia, New England, and beyond, on fiddle and guitar. Greg Badigian learned to play in 1960's Greenwich Village, and now plays folk and bluegrass. Bob Woods teaches guitar, banjo, and the history of folk music. Free. Made possible by Friends of Peace Dale Library. 789-1555 xt 108 or 
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Watercolor Class at Kingston Free Library
Thursday, October 18, 5:30 PM

Create your very own birch tree watercolor painting at the Kingston Free Library! Watercolor teacher, Sue Greco, will lead the class and give step-by-step instructions. All tools and materials will be provided. Minimum age for this program is 14.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register call the Library at 783-8254 or email Britta at
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Musical Tales and True Stories of Rhode Island History at Kingston Free Library
Saturday, October 20, 2 PM

Join us for an afternoon concert with Nancy Carroll. Nancy will perform her own original songs based on Rhode Island's history, tales, and true stories.

Registration is preferred. To register call 783-8254 or email Britta at
A WW1 German U-Boat in Newport Harbor at Peace Dale Library
Monday, October 22, 6 PM

Join us with historian Brian Wallin for the little-known story of German U-Boat 53, whose captain boldly entered Newport Harbor in 1916, went ashore for newspapers, and used the shipping news to locate and sink several vessels off the New England coast.  

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is preferred but not required. 789-1555 xt 108 or 
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Wild Bears Presentation at Kingston Free Library
Thursday, November 1, 6:30 PM

Are bears coming to Rhode Island? Over the past few months several black bear sightings have been reported in Rhode Island. If and when they come to settle here permanently is still debated by resource managers and scientists. However, in the meantime the public should be prepared and learn more about these creatures so we can live without fear and co-exist with them peacefully.

Specialist, Gerald Krausse, who has spent five years in Maine filming black bears, will present some of his findings as selected video clips. Join us for an evening of bear talk and imagery that hopefully gives you a greater appreciation for this charismatic mega fauna that may someday live within our midst.

Registration is preferred. To register, call 783-8254 or email

Sea Glass Jewelry Class at Kingston Free Library
Thursday, November 29, 6:30 PM

Join us at the Kingston Free Library as local artisan, Georgia Hitti, teaches a free sea glass jewelry making class. You will have the opportunity to choose a piece of locally collected sea glass and be instructed on wire wrapping a sea glass pendant. All glass, wire, charms and tools will be provided. Each person goes home with their pendant and an 18 inch silver plated chain. If you have a special piece of sea glass that you would like to use, feel free to bring that. This is a beginner class and the minimum age is 14.

Registration is required. To register call 783-8254 or email
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.

Community Reiki at Kingston Free Library
Saturday, October 20, 12 PM
Saturday, November 3, 12 PM

Practitioners of this Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing will provide free sessions. Stop in, no registration required. For more information call 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