Adult Programs

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Virtual French Conversation Hour
Wednesday, June 24, 2 PM

Join us for South Kingstown Public Library's virtual French Conversation Hour. Speakers and learners at all levels of proficiency and of all ages are invited to join. Participants will have the opportunity to practice their French in a casual and informal virtual gathering.

The group will meet on these Wednesdays: June 24, July 22, and August 26, all at 2 PM.To register for the event and receive a Zoom invitation link, contact Jessica Wilson at jwilson@skpl.org.
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Overcoming Stress and Anxiety Using Meditation
Monday, July 20, 6:30 PM

We are living in a time that often feels confusing and stressful. Incorporating meditation in our lives can be the change that makes a big difference. Join Nirav Sheth on Zoom as he teaches a simple meditation technique to increase personal well-being. There will even be a short meditation sitting.

Nirav lives with his wife and two children in the Minneapolis area. He has been conducting meditation classes at Smiths Medical, Medtronic, and other venues in the Minnesota area and in different parts of the country for over 8 years. He has been practicing meditation for over a decade and has a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He has 10 patents and 11 publications in peer reviewed journals.

To register for this event, email Britta at bobertello@skpl.org to receive the Zoom invite link.
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Adult Summer Reading
July 1 - August 22

Get prizes for doing what you love best in the summer...reading!
This summer you can log your entries on paper slips OR use our new online tracker, Beanstack!
How does it work?
  • Every two books read will earn readers one entry into an end of summer prize drawing
  • Every two book reviews written also earns readers one entry into the prize drawing
  • The prize drawing will be held at the end of the program
  • Paper entries can be found below or at any of the three South Kingstown Library branches
  • Beanstack is a fun alternative to recording your entries on paper. Registering for Beanstack is free and easy. You can register for Beanstack here
  • Once you register and begin virtually recording books read, or leave book reviews, you will receive digital badges that serve as entries into the prize drawing
  • You must decide to record your entries one way or the other. You cannot do a combination of paper entries and digital entries.
For questions, please call 783-8254 or email Britta at bobertello@skpl.org.

Paper entries can be found here:

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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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Cabin Fever: Adult Winter Reading program at Peace Dale, Kingston Free, and Hale
Thursday, January 2 - Thursday, March 19
WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED WHEN LIBRARY REOPENS!  

The South Kingstown Libraries' Winter Reading Program for adults starts on January 2nd and will run through March 19th. The goal is to read as many books as you can from 1/2-3/19. Every book read equals one entry towards a gift certificate to Wakefield Books. Seven winners will be chosen and you must be 18+ to participate. Each time you read or listen to a book, stop by one of our library branches and fill out a book review slip to be entered into the prize drawing. The prize drawing will be held on 3/20.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Peace Dale Library, Kingston Free Library, Robert Beverly Hale Library, and Wakefield Books.
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Neighborhood Knitters at Kingston Free Library
CANCELLED
Wednesdays 2-4 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 Wednesdays from 2-4 pm. The first meeting in 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.



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One-on-One Tech Help at Kingston Free Library
Ongoing
CANCELLED

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 bobertello@skpl.org. 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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Yoga at Kingston Free Library

CANCELLED

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.


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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