What’s cookin’ at the library? | Check It Out

This month, the library will offer a cooking class, secrets to preserving old photographs, and some mysteries.

Join your neighbors and learn something new while having fun at our local library.


Walking Club: 11 a.m. to noon, Sept. 1, 15, and 29.

Kingston Book Group: 10-11 a.m. Sept. 6. “In a Sunburned Country,” by Bill Bryson.

Saturday Morning Book Group: 10-11 a.m. Sept. 9. “Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI,” by David Grann.

Port Gamble’s Haunted History: 1 p.m. Sept. 9. Longtime resident and guide Pete Orbea will share some of Port Gamble’s chillingly haunted history.

Register to Vote: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 9 and 23. The League of Women Voters volunteers will assist with voter registration.

Kingston Friends of the Library Meeting: 10 a.m. Sept. 11.

Family Storytime: 10:30-11 a.m. Sept. 11, 18, and 25. Early literacy activities.

Baby Storytime: 1-1:30 p.m. Sept 11, 18, and 25. For babies 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Kingston Writers Group: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 12.

Lit Out Loud: 1 p.m. Sept. 13. Literature read aloud.

Teen Advisory Board: 3 p.m. Sept. 13. Leadership group for teens grades 7-12. Express your interests, plan and implement special events, and earn volunteer credit for school. Snacks provided.

Family STEM: 3:30 p.m. Sept 15. The whole family can explore a different STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) topic each month.

Classics Book Group: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 18. “The Man Who Was Thursday,” by G. K. Chesterton.

Mystery Night — Murder at the Twin Pines Library: 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Who killed Laurel Plummer? An innocent mushroom identification program at the Twin Pines library turns into a crime scene. Unravel a mystery. Registration is required.

Culinary Literacy — Beet and Ricotta Ravioli: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Join us in the kitchen and learn to cook something new, with talented chefs and culinary industry professionals from North Kitsap.

Attendees will sample dishes at the end of class and take the recipes home. Learn to make ravioli that showcases fresh flavors like ricotta cheese and beets. Instructors include John Delp, co-owner and chef of Kingston’s Mossback. (An allergen-free environment cannot be guaranteed.)

Registration is required.

Photo Preservation Workshop: 10-11:30 a.m. Sept 29. Nicolette Bromberg, visual materials curator at the University of Washington, will teach how to protect your precious photos. Presented in partnership with the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe. Registration is required.

Opera Preview — “The Barber of Seville”: 1-2:30 p.m. Sept. 30. Norm Hollingshead previews Rossini’s comic prequel to Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro.” Funding provided in part by anonymous donors.

Little Boston

Book Group: 1-2 p.m. Sept. 6. “Deep Down Dark: the Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle that Set Them Free,” by Hector Tobar.

Crafternoon: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 6, 13, 20, and 27.

Family Storytime: 10:30-11 a.m. Sept. 12, 19, and 26.

Family STEM: 3:30-5 p.m. Sept. 22.

Remember, the Kitsap Regional Library will be closed Labor Day, Sept. 4.

For updated program information and to register for classes, check our website at KRL.org or call us at 360-297-3330.

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