Adult Programs

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South Kingstown Public Library Winter Reading Program
December 21 - January 31

Everyone is invited to join us for the South Kingstown Public Library Winter Reading Program. Between December 21-January 31 every book read or audiobook listened to will earn an entry into our raffle. Earn up to 20 entries!

Sign up and record your books at https://skpl.beanstack.org, or pick up paper book rating slips at any South Kingstown Library branch. Prize winners for each age group will be chosen in February.

For more information, contact either bobertello@skpl.org or bfong@skpl.org
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Start the New Year with Meditation / Virtual
Wednesday, January 27, 6:30 PM

The New Year is a time to create a clean slate. Join Dr. Andrew Vidich, educator, author, international speaker, and long time meditator for a meditation workshop on Zoom. Dr. Vidich has been educating audiences on how to practice and learn this technique, which provides many benefits, for several years. Bring joy, peace, positivity, and relaxation into your daily life and begin the New Year with a fresh start.

To register for this Zoom program, please email Britta at bobertello@skpl.org.
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Stanley Carpenter's Revolutionary War Lecture Series / Virtual
Thursday, January 28, 6 PM

Part 2: The Great Riot, 1775-1776
Join us on Zoom as Stanley Carpenter hosts a four part lecture series about the Revolutionary War. The second lecture in the series covers the outbreak of armed insurrection in Boston with the events at Lexington Green, Concord, The Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Patriot siege of Boston that culminated in the British evacuation of Boston. The lecture addresses the role of George Washington and the creation of the Continental Army.

To register, please click HERE. For more information, please email Britta at bobertello@skpl.org.
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Stanley Carpenter's Revolutionary War Lecture Series / Virtual
Thursday, February 4, 6 PM

Part 3: The Empire Strikes Back: New York, New Jersey, and Philidelphia Campaigns, 1776-1778
Join us on Zoom as Stanley Carpenter hosts a four part lecture series about the Revolutionary War. The third lecture in the series covers the British reaction beginning in 1776 with the operation against New York and the campaign in New Jersey. The lecture addresses the Trenton-Princeton battles that resulted in a re-emergence of viable Continental Army, the British Hudson Valley campaign that culminated with the Saratoga defeat, and the successful British campaign against Philadelphia.

To register, please click HERE. For more information, please email Britta at bobertello@skpl.org.
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Stanley Carpenter's Revolutionary War Lecture Series / Virtual
Thursday, February 18, 6 PM

Part 4: The Southern Gambit and the Road to Yorktown, 1778-1781
Join us on Zoom as Stanley Carpenter hosts a four part lecture series about the Revolutionary War. The fourth lecture in the series addresses the British Southern Campaign that began with the successful capture of Savannah and Charleston. The lecture follows Lord Cornwallis' campaign in the Carolinas and Virginia  that culminated with the Siege of Yorktown and the surrender that prompted the end of the struggle. The final lecture addresses the maritime and naval aspects of the war with emphasis on the critical Battle of the Virginia Capes.

To register please click HERE. For more information, please email Britta at bobertello@skpl.org.
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During the Library closure due to Covid-19, our online resources are still available for reading and research: 

Ocean State Libraries E-Zone: downloadable books, audiobooks, movies. Any valid Ocean State Libraries card will work, and you can download up to 8 items at a time. 
Hoopla: downloadable books, audiobooks, movies, tv series, comics, and music. You need a South Kingstown Public Library card for Hoopla, and you get 3 checkouts per month.
AskRI.orgmagazines, language-learning, auto repair, consumer health, and lots more.
Book Sizzle: Book lists, "Books on the Air", author interviews, and more. Updated weekly.
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Virtual Tech Help
Ongoing

If you have a tech and/or reference question, or would like to learn a new skill, email our reference librarian Britta at bobertello@skpl.org to set up a phone call. Please put "Tech Help" in the subject line of the email and let us know what project or skill you need help with.



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Thinking of joining a Book Group?
We have options for you at each of our 3 locations! - Many of these are now being held virtually!

Peace Dale Library: Evening Book Group, meets 1st Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
Peace Dale Library: Afternoon Book Group, meets 2nd Fridays at 2 PM
Kingston Free Library: Brown Bag Book Group, meets 1st Thursdays, 12:15-1:15, except July
Kingston Free Library: Beyond Words Book Group, meets 2nd Wednesdays at 7 PM, except July and August
Kingston Free Library: A Readable Feast, meets 2nd Thursdays, 6:30 PM
Robert Beverly Hale Library: Bookmarks, meets last Thursday of the month, September--May