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It has been a privilege to serve you, especially during the past couple of years when amazing things have been happening in Kingston. I hope you will come visit us soon to check out an item, attend an event or just say hi.

At the Kingston branch in January we have …

Kingston Book Group: 10-11 a.m. Jan. 3. “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren.

Kingston Friends of the Library: 10-11 a.m. Jan. 8. Friends support the library.

Family Storytime: 10:30-11 a.m. Jan. 8, 22, and 29. Early literacy learning activities.

Baby Storytime: 1-1:30 p.m. Jan. 8, 22, and 29. For babies 0-18 months and their caregivers.

Kingston Writers Group: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 9.

Lit Out Loud: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Jan. 11. Add some literature to your day by listening to stories, non-fiction selections, or poetry read aloud.

Saturday Morning Book Group: 10-11 a.m. Jan. 13. A discussion of the regional library’s One Book, One Community selection, “The Smell of Other People’s Houses” by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock.

Classics Book Group: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 22. “A Vindication of the Rights of Woman” by Mary Wollstonecraft.

Family STEM: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 17. Families can explore a different Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) topic each month with hands-on activities.

Culinary Literacy — The Art of Pie: 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 29. In the Village Green kitchen, learn to cook something new with talented chefs and culinary industry professionals from North Kitsap. Presentation is demonstration only. Attendees sample the dish at the end of class and take recipes home. Learn tips and tricks to bake delicious pies with Lacey Menne Anders of Borrowed Kitchen Bakery. 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.

Little Boston branch

Little Boston Book Group: 1-2 p.m. Jan. 3. “The Smell of Other People’s Houses” by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock.

Crafternoon: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. Bring your craft projects and discover our extensive craft book collection.

Family Storytime: 10:30-11:00 a.m. Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30.

Family STEM: 3:30-5 p.m. Jan. 12.

Mini Monogram Masterpieces: 3:30-5 p.m. Jan. 17. Interested in painting but intimidated or worried you will make a mistake? Express yourself in miniature by creating a masterpiece in acrylic paints on a mini canvas and then stencil your initial over the top.

Kitsap Regional Library will be closed Jan. 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. For updated program information or to register for a class, check our website at KRL.org or call us at 360-297-3330.

See you at the library!

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