Adult Programs

healthy snacks

Healthy Snacks and Label Reading / Kingston Free Library 

Wednesday, March 29, 6:00 PM

Join us at the Kingston Free Library as Katie Smith visits to present Healthy Snacks and Label Reading 101. 

Katie is a registered dietician, licensed in RI, with 15 years of experience. She is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a Culinary Nutrition degree. She previously worked with a grant in RI providing on-site interactive cooking demos to over 18 public schools, YMCA and community centers. Katie is currently teaching after-school cooking to Narragansett students and practices tele-health Dietetic Health Coaching to private clients.

Healthy Snacks and Label Reading 101

Are you curious how to make smarter choices when picking out snacks? Confused by label terms and processed foods? Let's review some new products, common snacks and discuss how to confidently pick the most delicious and healthiest snacks by learning how to read a nutrition label easily! We will taste some store-bought snacks as well. *No peanut products will be provided.

To register for this program, please email Britta at, call 783-8254 ext. 4303, or click here.

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A Readable Feast: A Cookbook Book Group / Kingston Free Library 

Thursday, April 20, 6:30 PM

Participants bring a dish to share prepared from that month's cookbook. There is a discussion about the book while we sample all the dishes. This month we will be reading and cooking from these Mediterranean cookbooks:

  • More Mediterranean: 225+ new plant-forward recipes, endless inspiration for eating well /  America's Test Kitchen (2021)
  • Ripe Figs: recipes and stories from Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus / Yasmin Khan (2021)
  • Milk Street: Tuesday Nights Mediterranean: 125 simple weeknight recipes from the World's healthiest cuisine / Christopher Kimball (2021)

Registration is required; we are unable to accommodate walk-ins. Contact Britta at or 783-8254 ext. 4303 for more information.

Online resources 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.
One-on-One 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 an appointment. Please put "Tech Help" in the subject line of the email and let us know what project or skill you need help with.

book discussion group
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
Kingston Free Library: Beyond Words Book Group, meets 2nd Wednesdays at 7 PM, except July and August
Kingston Free Library: A Readable Feast, meets 3rd Thursdays, 6:30 PM
Robert Beverly Hale Library: Bookmarks, meets last Thursday of the month, September--May