Adult Programs

Scarecrow Craft at Kingston Free Library
Wednesday, September 25, 6:00 PM

Join us at the Kingston Free Library for an evening craft. We'll be using mini terracotta pots to create a festive fall scarecrow!
Ages 14 and up. Registration required. To register please call 783-8254 or email
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The 70 Year Train Ride with Dr. Frank Heppner at Peace Dale Library
Saturday, September 28, 2:00 PM

Join us at Peace Dale Library with Dr. Frank Heppner for a slide presentation based on his latest book, The Seventy Year Train Ride; 500,000 Miles by Rail.

The son of a doctor for the Southern Pacific Railroad in San Francisco, Frank Heppner by the age of 10 had accumulated 10,000 miles aboard trains, and subsequently rode them in 28 countries. His book is a lighthearted memoir of his global adventures (and misadventures) on trains around the world. 

Dr. Heppner is a URI Emeritus Professor of Biological Sciences, and taught introductory biology to 25,000 freshmen during his 41-year career. 

Registration is preferred but not required at 401-789-1555 xt 108 or 

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Author Talk with Dr. Michael Fine at Kingston Free Library
Wednesday, October 2, 6:30 PM

Join us at the Kingston Free Library as Dr. Michael Fine, author of Health Care Revolt, visits to discuss his new book.
Dr. Fine is a writer, community organizer, and family physician. He is the chief health strategist for the City of Central Falls, RI, and Senior Clinical and Population Health Services Officer for Blackstone Valley Community Health Care, Inc. He also served as the Director of the RI Department of Health from 2011 to 2015.

Health Care Revolt looks around the world for examples of healthcare systems that are effective and affordable, pictures such a system for the U.S., and creates a practical playbook for a political revolution in healthcare that will allow the nation to protect health while strengthening democracy.

Registration is preferred. To register, call 783-8254 or email  
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Kim Marcoux Jazz Quartet at Peace Dale Library
Saturday, October 5, 2:00 PM

Join us at Peace Dale Library for an afternoon of jazz!  Kim Marcoux' warm and vivacious personality and her rich contralto voice, accompanied on keyboard, bass, and drums, will bring old favorites and a few new surprises to life in scintillating rhythms. 

Free and open to the public. Made possible by Friends of the Peace Dale Library.

Registration is preferred at 401-789-1555 xt 108 or 
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Local Author E. B. McKee at Peace Dale Library
Thursday, October 10, 2 PM

Join us at Peace Dale Library as local author E. B. (Gene) McKee speaks about his new book, The Girl from Donegal. 

Readers may remember Dr. McKee's other two books, Doc (about his medical studies in Ireland), and Bloodletting to Binary, about his career at South County Hospital. The Girl from Donegal is a mix of tales set in Narragansett, Block Island, and other locations around the world. Copies will be available for sale and autographing after the talk. 

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. 
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Digging Manisses at Kingston Free Library
Saturday, October 12, 3 PM

Digging Manisses: Block Island's Recent Archaeological Contributions to Understanding Rhode Island's Native American Past
Speaker: Joseph (Jay) N. Waller, Jr./The Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc.

Block Island is Rhode Island's largest offshore island. Native Americans routinely visited this popular destination spot then known as Manisses for more than 6,000 years. Rhode Island Archaeologist, Jay Waller, will discuss the results of recent archaeological investigations at two Block Island Native American sites excavated during construction of the Block Island Wind Farm, the United State's first offshore windfarm.

This public talk is being hosted by the South County History Center and Kingston Free Library and offered as part of Rhode Island Archaeology Month, sponsored by the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission.

Registration is preferred. To register, please call 783-8254 or email 
Meditation Workshop at Kingston Free Library
Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 PM

Join us at the Kingston Free Library for a meditation workshop. The session will be led by Dr. Alan Post, who has been meditating for over 40 years and is a contributing author to Meditation as Medication for the Soul by Rajinder Singh.

Getting in shape is not just about exercise. Incorporating activities to reduce tension and increase happiness all add to our well-being. Meditation can wash away the day's stress and bring about inner peace. It is easy to learn and can bring about a sense of calm and balance that has positive effects both emotionally and physically.

Registration is preferred. To register, please call 783-8254 or email
One-on-One Tech Help at Kingston Free Library

If you have a tech question or would like to learn a new skill, book a 30-minute tech tutorial with a reference librarian and get hands-on computer help.

If you need help with a Kindle, iPad, or other tablet or e-reader, bring in your own device. For everything else, we have library computers you can use.

Book your session by visiting or calling 401-783-8254, or send an email to Britta at Please put "tech help" in the subject line of the email and let us know what project or skill you need help with.

Yoga at Kingston Free Library

Ongoing yoga class at the Kingston Free Library, Fridays, 10-11 AM. Hosted by All That Matters, this class is low impact, focusing on stretching, breathing, and meditation. Good for all levels. Please bring a towel or mat. Register at 783-8254.

book discussion group
Thinking of joining a Book Group?
We have options for you at each of our 3 locations!

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