Adult Programs

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Author Visit with Vanessa Lillie / Virtual
Monday, September 21, 6:30 PM

Join us for a virtual author visit with bestselling author, Vanessa Lillie. Vanessa is originally from Miami, Oklahoma, where she spent a lot of her childhood investigating local ghost stories at the public library. After college, she worked in Washington, DC, and later moved to Providence, Rhode Island, which she, her husband, and her dinosaur-aficionado son call home. A regular contributor to the Providence Journal, she enjoys organizing book events and literary happenings around town.

Vanessa will be discussing her new book, For the Best, a timely and provocative thriller that explores the depths of white female privilege as a woman suspected of murder takes an unusual approach to proving her innocence, revealing not only her demons, but the flaws in the system designed to protect someone like her. With taut and mesmerizing prose and a shocking final twist, Lillie creates a “gripping, thought-provoking thriller that weaves past trauma and present-day consequences” (Samantha M. Bailey) and provides “a fascinating look at the power of restorative justice” (Christina McDonald), solidifying Lillie’s place as “a true rising star in crime fiction” (Alex Segura).

“Smoothly plotted… Lillie keeps the suspense high up to the shocking ending. Readers will root for troubled Jules every step of the way.”

—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Email Britta at bobertello@skpl.org to receive the Zoom invite link.


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French Conversation Hour / Virtual
Wednesday, September 23, 2 PM

French speakers and learners at all levels of proficiency, and from all parts of the world, are invited to our monthly French Conversation Hour. Join us to speak French together in a casual and informal setting. It is different each time and there is no homework!

Email jwilson@skpl.org for a Zoom link to join the meeting. 
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AAA's It's Uber-Easy to get a Lyft / Virtual
Tuesday, September 29, 6 PM

Learn how to maintain your mobility if you choose not to drive (for any reason) by learning how to download and utilize the Uber or Lyft app! This workshop will be held on Zoom and led by a AAA Traffic Safety Instructor.

Email Britta at bobertello@skpl.org to receive the Zoom invite link.
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Virtual Habitat Tour
Saturday, October 3, 10 AM

The RIDEM Division of Fish and Wildlife is teaming up with the South Kingstown Public Library for this virtual habitat tour of the Great Swamp Wildlife Management Area! Learn all about some of the interesting habitat restoration work that has been completed at the Great Swamp with the Wildlife Outreach team! To register, please click here.
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Nutrition 101 / Virtual
Wednesday, October 7, 6:30 PM

Join us for a virtual presentation that will focus on basic nutrition led by registered dietician (RD), Dorie Obertello. This is an introduction and overview of the broad topic of human nutrition! The program will review key terms and concepts in nutrition science. We will touch on reading nutrition labels, My Plate, and deciphering product packaging. We will also look at some popular diets and how these fit into a healthy lifestyle.

Dorie is a Rhode Island native and registered dietician passionate about improving health through the power of food and nutrition. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Science, Technology, and Society from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed La Salle University's post-baccalaureate coordinated program in Dietetics. She has been an RD since 2015 and is now a Certified Specialist in Pediatrics. She works with both children and adults and has a diverse experience in nutrition. In addition to pediatric nutrition, Dorie specializes in healthy eating, disease prevention, mindful eating, plant-based, vegan, and vegetarian diets, diabetes, oncology, and nutrition support. In her free time, Dorie loves to cook, garden, get outdoors, and snuggle her cats.

To receive the Zoom invite for this program please email Britta at bobertello@skpl.org.
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AAA's 12-Step Program to Better Driving / Virtual
Tuesday, October 13, 6 PM

Join us on Zoom as a AAA Traffic Safety Instructor gives some tips to help you reduce risk & sharpen on-the-road driving skills. Everyone knows someone who needs this course!

Email Britta at bobertello@skpl.org to receive the Zoom invite link.
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Meditation for Inner Peace / Virtual
Wednesday, October 21, 6 PM

Many people all over the world are turning to meditation to help them lead a more healthy life-style. Scientific studies have proven that the practice of meditation reduces stress and anxiety, as well as decreases the risk of disease. Learn how meditation can bring a healing power to help you in all spheres of your life. There will even be a short meditation sitting. Please join Umesh Bhatia, long time meditator and international speaker, for this powerful program. The workshop will be held on Zoom and registration is required.

Email Britta at bobertello@skpl.org to register.
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During the Library closure due to Covid-19, our online resources are still available for reading and research: 

Ocean State Libraries E-Zone: downloadable books, audiobooks, movies. Any valid Ocean State Libraries card will work, and you can download up to 8 items at a time. 
Hoopla: downloadable books, audiobooks, movies, tv series, comics, and music. You need a South Kingstown Public Library card for Hoopla, and you get 3 checkouts per month.
AskRI.orgmagazines, language-learning, auto repair, consumer health, and lots more.
Book Sizzle: Book lists, "Books on the Air", author interviews, and more. Updated weekly.
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Virtual Tech Help
Ongoing

If you have a tech and/or reference question, or would like to learn a new skill, email our reference librarian Britta at bobertello@skpl.org to set up a phone call. 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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Thinking of joining a Book Group?
We have options for you at each of our 3 locations! - Many of these are now being held virtually!

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