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Stanley Carpenter's Revolutionary War Lecture Series / Virtual
Wednesday, February 24, 6 PM

Part 4: The Southern Gambit and the Road to Yorktown, 1778-1781
Join us on Zoom as Stanley Carpenter hosts a four part lecture series about the Revolutionary War. The fourth lecture in the series addresses the British Southern Campaign that began with the successful capture of Savannah and Charleston. The lecture follows Lord Cornwallis' campaign in the Carolinas and Virginia  that culminated with the Siege of Yorktown and the surrender that prompted the end of the struggle. The final lecture addresses the maritime and naval aspects of the war with emphasis on the critical Battle of the Virginia Capes.

To register please click HERE. For more information, please email Britta at
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.
Virtual Tech Help

If you have a tech and/or reference question, or would like to learn a new skill, email our reference librarian Britta at 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