Library appreciates community support | Check It Out | May

Recently, the author Kirby Larson spoke in Kingston to an audience of nearly 60 people, mostly children, about writing. This well-received event would not have been possible without the generosity of Craig Smith, who allowed us the use of his Firehouse Theater the entire morning.

The generosity of the Kingston Rotary allowed us to add a new round children’s table to brighten and make safer our small children’s area.  Kingston Friends of the Library spring book sale raised more than $1,000.  Library staff and I deeply appreciate all those who help us serve our community.

We have two book groups at the Kingston Library which provide an opportunity to explore new avenues of reading. At one meeting a new member voiced her impressions of a particular character in the novel we were discussing, and this fresh insight motivated me to examine the novel and author in a new light.  Please join us in a future book discussion.

Kingston events

Kingston Book Group will discuss “River of Doubt:  Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey”  by Candice Millard on May 4 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.  This book tells the exciting story of Theodore Roosevelt’s ill-prepared exploration of a tributary of the Amazon after his unsuccessful 1912 bid for the presidency.

The Classics Book Group re-examines “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” by Victor Hugo on May 16, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Storytime for Little Ones will be held Wednesdays, May 4 and 11 at 11a.m.

Join our children’s librarian for stories and fun for children ages 2-6 and their families.

Pajama Storytimes will be held Mondays, May 2 and 9 at 7 p.m. All young children are welcome with a parent or caregiver. Wear your pajamas and join Miss Emily for books, stories, and songs.

Pokemon Appreciation Club will meet  May 18 at 3:30 p.m. The club  celebrates the awesomeness of all things Pokemon.

Members share, discover, and connect with other Pokemon fans about the manga, movies, games, and more. Intended for tweens.

Little Boston events

A Book and Plant Sale will be held May 14 from 1-4 p.m.

The Little Boston Book Group meets on the first first Wednesday of the month at 11a.m.  May’s title is “The Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England” by Brock Clarke.

Crafternoons will be held  Wednesdays at 2 p.m. (except May 11).  Bring your handwork and join others working on individual projects.

Preschool Storytime will be May 3, at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Especially for ages 3-6; siblings are welcome.

Toddler Storytime will be May 3, at 11:30 a.m.  Especially for ages 18-36 months. Playtime follows a brief storytime.

— Tomi Whalen