Adult Programs

Adult Summer Reading Program at All Branches
Monday, July 8 - August 26

The Adult Summer Reading Program begins July 8th. Win prizes for doing what you love best in the summer...reading!

How does it work?
  • Read or listen to a book. E-Books and Audio too!
  • Fill out an entry form at one of our braches:
  • Kingston Free, Peace Dale, or Robert Beverly Hale
  • Entries will be drawn weekly for prizes at each library
  • At the end of the program, final prize winners will be drawn combining all entries

Contact: Britta Obertello, 401-783-8254,
Pam Kaczynski, 401-789-1555 ext. 104 or 108,

Prizes were graciously donated from several local businesses including:
Baked. By Jessica, Sweenor's Chocolates, Jennifer's Chocolates, Wakefield Books, Panera Bread, Auntie's Kitchen, and Java Madness

ukuele workshop
Ukulele Workshop with In Bed by Ten at Kingston Free Library
Thursday, August 22 & September 5, 5 PM

In Bed by Ten, a local ukulele jam group will be hosting ukulele lessons and a ukulele jam session, free of charge, at Kingston Free Library.

The workshops will begin at 5 PM for beginning students only. At 6 PM the workshop will be for more advanced and experienced players. Bring your ukulele and get together with other ukulele enthusiasts to play blues, rock, and traditional music.

Register at the library by calling 783-8254 or contact Mike Fabre and / 401-552-3060. Please note if you are a beginner or experienced player upon registration.
kenneth gloss rare books
Rare Books Talk with Kenneth Gloss at Kingston Free Library
Wednesday, August 21, 6:30 PM

Join us at the Kingston Free Library as proprietor, Kenneth Gloss, visits for a discussion on old and rare books. Mr. Gloss has appeared as a regular appraiser on PBS's "Antiques Road Show."

Patrons are encouraged to bring in items they feel might have value to be appraised by Mr. Gloss. These items may include books, manuscripts, and ephemerae. He will identify peoples' treasures - and duds.

Registration is preferred. To register call 783-8254 or email
Rod Luther
Jazz Pianist Rod Luther at Peace Dale Library
Saturday, September 14, 2:00 PM

Join us at Peace Dale Library for "Highlights of the Great American Songbook" by jazz musician Rod Luther. Rod's musical versatility and vast knowledge of American music promise a delightful afternoon in the company of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Henry Mancini, and many more! Free and made possible by Friends of the Peace Dale Library. 

Registration preferred but not required at 401-789-1555 xt 108 or 
70 year train ride
The 70 Year Train Ride with Dr. Frank Heppner at Peace Dale Library
Saturday, September 28, 2:00 PM

Join us at Peace Dale Library with Dr. Frank Heppner for a slide presentation based on his latest book, The Seventy Year Train Ride; 500,000 Miles by Rail.

The son of a doctor for the Southern Pacific Railroad in San Francisco, Frank Heppner by the age of 10 had accumulated 10,000 miles aboard trains, and subsequently rode them in 28 countries. His book is a lighthearted memoir of his global adventures (and misadventures) on trains around the world. 

Dr. Heppner is a URI Emeritus Professor of Biological Sciences, and taught introductory biology to 25,000 freshmen during his 41-year career. 

Registration is preferred but not required at 401-789-1555 xt 108 or 

One-on-One Tech Help at Kingston Free Library

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 Please put "tech help" in the subject line of the email and let us know what project or skill you need help with.

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.

book discussion group
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