Adult Programs

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Peace Dale and Lafayette Mills: The Slave Cloth Trade at Peace Dale Library
Saturday, January 5, 2 PM

Join us with North Kingstown Town Historian Tim Cranston speaking on “Peace Dale and Lafayette Mills: The Slave Cloth Trade”. Cranston’s illustrated talk will examine the complicated business of supplying Southern plantations with textiles, and the little-known role played by two large South County mills.  
Tim Cranston’s extensive historical research over many years has illuminated numerous eras of bygone life in southern Rhode Island.

Free, open to the public, and made possible by Friends of the Peace Dale Library.
Registration is recommended at 401-789-1555 xt 108 or jwilson@skpl.org.

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World War II Lecture with Professor Stanley Carpenter at Kingston Free Library
Wednesday, January 16, 6 PM

Join us at the Kingston Free Library as Professor Stanley Carpenter, published author, retired U.S. Navy Captain, and current professor at the Naval War College in Newport, RI gives a four part lecture on WWII.

Part I- Blitzkrieg - Battles of Poland and France, 1939-40
This lecture covers the outbreak and first few months of World War II in Europe as German forces rolled over Poland in just weeks. After a winter whereby the major action occurred at sea rather on the Western Front with France, called "The Phony War," German forces attacked the Low Countries of Belgium and the Netherlands and in a month, defeated both France and Great Britain in the Battles of France -  May-June, 1940 -  in what came to be a "blitzkrieg."  

Registration is preferred. To register call 783-8254 or email bobertello@skpl.org

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World War II Lecture with Professor Stanley Carpenter at Kingston Free Library
Wednesday, January 23, 6 PM

Join us at the Kingston Free Library as Professor Stanley Carpenter, published author, retired U.S. Navy Captain, and current professor at the Naval War College in Newport, RI gives a four part lecture on WWII.

Part II - Air and Sea - Battles of Britain and the Atlantic, 1939-43
This lecture covers the sea Battle of the Atlantic from 1939-1943 and the air Battle of Britain in 1940-41. Without significant surface naval forces to confront the British Royal Navy, the German Navy or Kriegsmarine conducted a commerce war against Britain using their submarine (U-boat) forces. The Battle of the Atlantic against allied shipping between 1940 and 1943 threatened to knock Britain out of the war before the United States became fully engaged. In the air, once France fell, Germany attempted to invade southern England, but had to destroy the British Royal Air Force (RAF) first. They failed as the RAF held on to defeat the German Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain.

Registration is preferred. To register call 783-8254 or email bobertello@skpl.org.    
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Author Talk with Lynda Nagle at Kingston Free Library
Thursday, January 17, 6:30 PM

Join us at the Kingston Free Library as local author, Lynda Nagle, visits to discuss her book, Truck of Potatoes, a biography of Pawtucket, RI dance teacher, Theresa Landry. The book is divided into chapters, short stories from Theresa's life, and a gallery of pictures of people she met during her lifetime, such as politicians and stars. The book celebrates Theresa Landry by showing her tenacity and love in various ways.

Registration is preferred. To register 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.


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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