Adult Programs

Adult Take & Make Craft / Kingston

In April, adults are welcome to come by the Kingston Free Library and pick up a take home craft. The craft will be a DIY dry erase board! You can use this DIY creation as a to-do list, grocery list, or message board. The possibilities are endless! The kits will include all the supplies you'll need plus instructions and some photos for inspiration! To reserve a kit ahead of time, please call the library at 783-8254 and we will put one aside for you! You can also come into the library to pick one up without calling ahead of time. Available while supplies last.

For more information, please email Britta at
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Meditation for Health and Wellness / Virtual
Tuesday, May 4, 7 PM

Join us on Zoom as Arvind Naik joins to lead a lively and engaging workshop focusing on the benefits of meditation.

Arvind has been giving lectures and workshops on the topic of meditation for several years. In his programs, Arvind explores how this practice can help each of us mentally, physically, and spiritually. Arvind regularly speaks to libraries across the country as well as local community centers. Most recently, he spoke at Boston Scientific to introduce meditation as a tool for stress reduction in the workplace, and he was invited by the Columbia Heights Police Department to demonstrate how meditation can help the officers with their day to day stress. Arvind lives in Minnesota with his wife and two teenage sons.

To register, please email Britta at

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Outdoor Watercolor Class / Kingston Free Library

Wednesday, June 9, 5 PM

Join us on the library lawn at Kingston Free Library and create your very own watercolor painting of a seashell!

Watercolor teacher, Sue Greco, will lead the class and give step-by-step instructions. The program is free and all tools/materials will be provided. The minimum age for this program is 15.

Space is limited and masks are required to be worn at all times during this workshop. Proper social distancing measures will be taken and all supplies will be properly sanitized before use. To register, please call 401-783-8254 or email Britta at

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Snake Safari with RI DEM / Virtual

Saturday, June 12, 10 AM

Did you know that Rhode Island is home to 12 species of snakes? Join the RIDEM Division of Fish and Wildlife for a fun, interactive, virtual program to learn more about these secretive, scaly creatures! The Wildlife Outreach team will take you on a live search for snakes in the wild where you will learn about the importance of wildlife habitat, the benefits of snakes in the ecosystem, and how you can get involved as a reptile and amphibian citizen scientist.  

This virtual program is FREE to attend, but registration is required to receive a Zoom link.  Registration form:

For more information email Britta at

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.
Virtual Tech Help

If you have a tech and/or reference question, or would like to learn a new skill, email our reference librarian Britta at 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