Monday January 6, 2020 - Saturday March 21, 2020
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Teen Winter Reading Program
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Teen Winter Reading Program
Monday, January 6--Saturday, March 21 
All branches
Grades 6-12

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for our Winter Reading Program! For every book you read between January 2-March 21, stop in at any South Kingstown Public Library Branch and fill out a review slip. You'll be entered to win a Wakefield Books gift certificate or other book themed prizes!

For more info, contact bfong@skpl.org

CONTACT:  Brandi Fong  401-789-1555 ext.105  bfong@skpl.org
 
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Youth Winter Reading Program
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Monday, January 6--Saturday, March 21
All Branches
Grades K-5

Kids in grades K-5 are invited to join us for our Winter Reading Bingo program! Pick up a Reading Bingo sheet at any of our branches. Complete any 10 activities and return your sheet to any branch for a prize!

Contact your Youth Services Librarian with any questions.

CONTACT:  Brandi Fong  401-783-5386  bfong@skpl.org
Tuesday January 21, 2020
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Nursery Rhyme Time/ Kingston
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for nursery rhymes, fingerplays, stories, songs and movement activities. Geared for ages birth to 2 years but all are welcome.

CONTACT:  Sharon Babbitt  783-8254  sbabbitt@skpl.org
LOCATION: KINGSTON FREE LIBRARY
 
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Move & Groove Storytime // Peace Dale Library
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Come shake your sillies out! Join us for this lively storytime filled with books, rhymes, singing, movement, puppets, play, and a simple craft or activity at the end. Geared for kids ages 2-5 years, but all children are welcome. No sign-up needed. The weekly Winter storytimes run from Tuesday, January 7 - Tuesday, May 19. There will be no regular storytimes during February and April school vacation weeks 

CONTACT:  Tina Ladika  789-1555, x. 115  tladika@skpl.org
LOCATION: PEACE DALE LIBRARY MEETING ROOM
 
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Afternoon Explorers Storytime at Robert Beverly Hale
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Afternoon Explorers Storytime
Tuesdays, January 7--May19, 1:30 PM
Robert Beverly Hale Library
Ages 4-6

Join us for stories, activities, and art projects. Geared for older preschoolers, age 4-6.

No registration needed, some projects may be messy. There will be no meetings on February 18, March 21, and April 21

For more info, contact bfong@skpl.org or 401-783-5386.

CONTACT:  Brandi Fong  401-783-5386  bfong@skpl.org
LOCATION: ROBERT BEVERLY HALE LIBRARY
Wednesday January 22, 2020
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Wigglers Storytime // Peace Dale Library
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    

Babies love books! Introduce your child to the joy of reading with stories, music, movement, and play! Geared for children ages birth-2, but all kids are welcome. No sign-up needed. The Winter Wigglers storytime  session runs from Wednesday, January 8 - Wednesday, May 20. There will be no regular storytime on January 15 or April 22. 

CONTACT:  Tina Ladika  789-1555, x. 115  tladika@skpl.org
LOCATION: PEACE DALE LIBRARY MEETING ROOM
 
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Knitters Helping Knitters / Kingston
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us at the Kingston Free Library in Potter Hall for a casual gathering of knitters of all abilities looking to work on their projects with others who enjoy knitting.

This group meets on Wednesdays from 2-4 pm. The first meeting is on January 15th. Knitters must bring their own supplies. Tea and light refreshments will be served. Feel free to bring your lunch or a snack .

For more information, or to join the group, please call 783-8254 or email bobertello@skpl.org

 

CONTACT:  Britta Obertello  401-783-8254  bobertello@skpl.org
LOCATION: KINGSTON FREE LIBRARY
 
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Drop-In Exam Study Time at Peace Dale
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop-In Exam Study Time 
Wednesday, January 22, 2:30-5:00 PM
Peace Dale Library

It's high school exam time! Need a place to study? We've got you covered! Our meeting room will be open for space for group and individual study sessions. Drop in anytime between 2:30-5:00 PM; we'll have plenty of snacks to keep you going and quiet activities when you need a break.

No registration needed, contact bfong@skpl.org for more info.

CONTACT:  Brandi Fong  401-789-1555 ext. 10  bfong@skpl.org
LOCATION: PEACE DALE LIBRARY MEETING ROOM
 
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Tools for Managing your Health and Well-Being / Kingston
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Kingston Free Library will be hosting a six part workshop, in partnership with The University of Rhode Island’s Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center, which will provide attendees with tools for managing their health and well-being. The second class in the series starts tonight!

During this session topics will include problem solving, understanding emotions, and more!

The class meets once a week for six weeks, and is free and open to the public. Registration is required. It is preferred that attendees sign up for all six classes. Registration is open until the third session. You will receive a free resource book and relaxation CD as part of the class!

For more information or to register email bobertello@skpl.org, call 783-8254, or email CommunityHealthNetwork@ripin.org

CONTACT:  Britta Obertello  401-783-8254  bobertello@skpl.org
LOCATION: KINGSTON FREE LIBRARY
Thursday January 23, 2020
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WWII in the Pacific with Stanley Carpenter / Kingston
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us at the Kingston Free Library for a lecture series about WWII in the Pacific. The lecture will be led by Professor Stanley D.M. Carpenter and will include PowerPoint visuals followed by a question and answer period.

Professor Carpenter is the Strategy and Policy Department Head at the United States Naval War College in the College of Distance Education, teaches and administers the Strategy and War nonresident programs and serves as the Command Historian.  He holds degrees from Florida State University (Ph.D.), University of St Andrews (Scotland) (M.Litt.) and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (A.B. with Honors) as well as graduate studies at King’s College, University of London and the U.S. Naval War College in National Security and Strategic Studies.

Part I – “Tora, Tora, Tora!” – Pearl Harbor and the Coming of War

With the surprise Imperial Japanese Navy's attack on U.S. military facilities on Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands on Sunday morning, 7 December 1941 followed by attacks on U.S. bases in the Philippine Islands, the United States was thrust into the Second World War. On the following day, Congress passed a Declaration of War against the Japanese Empire; Germany and Italy soon declared war on the U.S., thus, the nation was fully engaged in the war in Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean. The first lecture in the World War II in the Pacific series addresses the Pearl Harbor/Oahu attack and the first few months of the war as the U.S. struggled to recover from the loss of the bulk of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and the Pacific air forces.

Registration is preferred. To register please call 783-8254 or email bobertello@skpl.org

CONTACT:  Britta Obertello  401-783-8254  bobertello@skpl.org
LOCATION: KINGSTON FREE LIBRARY
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