‘One Book, One Community’ author visit

Kingston will have the honor of hosting author Bonnie Sue Hitchcock at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Kingston Village Green Community Center. She wrote “The Smell of Other People’s Houses,” the one book selected by the library for all to read this year. To learn more about her book, please join us then. The Kingston Book Group will discuss the book at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 7 in the library.

AT THE KINGSTON BRANCH

Family Storytime: 10:30-11 a.m. Feb. 5, 12, and 26. Early literacy learning activities.

Baby Storytime: 1-1:30 p.m. Feb. 5, 12, and 26. For babies 0-18 months.

Kingston Book Group: 10-11 a.m. Feb. 7. “The Smell of Other People’s Houses” by Bonnie Sue Hitchcock.

Lit Out Loud: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Feb. 8. Add some literature to your day by listening to literature read aloud.

Opera Preview — “Beatrice and Benedict”: 1-3:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Opera aficionado Norm Hollingshead previews Berlioz’s novel adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy “Much Ado about Nothing.” Funding provided in part by anonymous donors.

Kingston Friends of the Library: 10-11 a.m. Feb. 12.

Culinary Literacy — Tamales 101: 6-7:30 p.m. Feb 12. Learn to cook something new with talented chefs from North Kitsap. Presentation is demonstration only. Attendees sample the dish at the end of class and take recipes home. Learn the basics of tamales with a green chicken tamale recipe, featuring tomatillo salsa with Anita “Anna” Moore, owner of Mi Sueno Taco y Mas. This event occurs in a commercial kitchen, used to prepare food by a variety of cooks. An allergen-free environment cannot be guaranteed. Registration is required.

Kingston Writers Group: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 13.

Family STEM: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 21. Families explore a different Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math topic monthly with hands-on activities.

Meet the author — Bonnie Sue Hitchcock: 2:30 p.m. Feb 24. The author of “The Smell of Other People’s Houses” will talk about her book. Copies will be available for purchase.

Classics Book Group: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 26. “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” by James Joyce.

LITTLE BOSTON BRANCH

Family STEM: 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 2.

Family Storytime: 10:30-11 a.m. Feb. 6, 13, 20, and 27.

Little Boston Book Group: 1-2 p.m. Feb. 7. “The Throwback Special” by Chris Bachelder.

Crafternoon: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Kitsap Regional Library will be closed Feb. 19, for the Presidents Day holiday. For updated program information or to register for a class, check our website KRL.org or call us at 360-297-3330.

See you at the library!

— Tomi Whalen is manager of the Kitsap Regional Library branches in Kingston and Little Boston. Contact her at twhalen@krl.org.