Adult Programs

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Paranormal Encounters: Analyzing Apparitions with Archives at Kingston Free Library
Saturday, October 26, 3 PM

Do you wonder if your house is haunted? This program is for you! Using some of South County's most famous ghost stories and legends as examples, the South County History Center's executive director, Erica Luke, will share resources and tips for investigating your paranormal experiences.

Registration is preferred. To register, please call 783-8254 or email bobertello@skpl.org.
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Meditation Workshop at Kingston Free Library
Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 PM

MEDITATION: A WONDERFUL ADDITION TO A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Join us at the Kingston Free Library for a meditation workshop. The session will be led by Dr. Alan Post, who has been meditating for over 40 years and is a contributing author to Meditation as Medication for the Soul by Rajinder Singh.

Getting in shape is not just about exercise. Incorporating activities to reduce tension and increase happiness all add to our well-being. Meditation can wash away the day's stress and bring about inner peace. It is easy to learn and can bring about a sense of calm and balance that has positive effects both emotionally and physically.

Registration is preferred. To register, please call 783-8254 or email bobertello@skpl.org.
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Sea Glass Jewelry Workshop at Kingston Free Library
Wednesday, November 6, 6 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 required and space is limited. To register please call 783-8254 or email bobertello@skpl.org.
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Community Reiki at Kingston Free Library
Saturday, November 9, 11 AM - 1 PM

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

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Friends of the Kingston Free Library Annual Meeting at Kingston Free Library
Saturday, November 9, 2 PM

Join the Friends of the Kingston Free Library for their Annual Meeting. The Kingston Free Library is rooted in a tradition of providing distinctive service to the people of the community. The Library has been able to offer additional programs and services because of a very special group of people, The Friends of the Kingston Free Library.

In addition, The Friends of the Kingston Free Library provide museum passes, funding for additional materials and resources, refreshments and volunteer help for special functions.

Become a member or renew your membership tonight. A commitment of as little as three (3) hours per year can be a great help to the Library. We need your help and support!

 
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Untold Stories from WWII Rhode Island at Kingston Free Library
Saturday, November 9, 3 PM

Historian and author, Christian McBurney will speak for the first time in South County about his new book, Untold Stories from WWII Rhode Island. He will reveal long-forgotten stories, including secret innovations developed in the state for the armed forces overseas, the local training of future U.S. presidents, and recollections of Rhode Islanders when they were children or teenagers during the war years. A book-signing will follow the program.

This program is presented in partnership with the South County History Center.

Registration preferred. To register, please call 783-8254 or email bobertello@skpl.org.
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Native American Beading Workshop for ages 16 and up at Peace Dale Library
Saturday, November 16, 1-4 PM

Peace Dale Library will hold a Beading Workshop with Mishki Thompson of the Narragansett Indian Tribe. Participants will make a keychain and learn about Native American culture. All materials provided. 

Space is limited and registration is required at 401-789-1555 xt 108. 
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Ukulele Concert at Kingston Free Library
Saturday, November 23, 2 PM

Join us at the Kingston Free Library for an afternoon concert. The South County Ukulelians, a newly formed group based out of Pump House Music, will perform a variety of music from the 50's and on.

Registration is preferred. To register please 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