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October 17, 2013

Kingston Library News

KINGSTON — Join the Kingston Community Library, North East Paranormal Associates, and Marshall Law Offices at the Old Philbrick House in East Kingston, for a real Ghost Hunt on Tues., October 22, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Featured in “Ghostly Gazetteer” and “Haunted Places: The National Directory,” the Philbrick House has been haunted since the 1830’s. The NEPA will give a lesson in Paranormal investigation and then demonstrate the latest techniques to attempt to contact the ghost that haunts the Old Philbrick House. All teens who wish to participate must fill out a Permission and Release form and have their parents sign. Permission forms must be returned to the library no later than Mon., October 21 by 6:00 p.m. The program location is 47 Depot Road, East Kingston. There is parking available on-site or just up the street at the library, but there is no street parking allowed.

Ages 6-12 are invited to join Master Kelly from Alpha Tae-Kwon-Do and Fitness for a lesson in self-defense on Sat., October 26 at 12:00 p.m. Children will have a lesson in basic kicking, punching, stances, and self-defense. Master Kelly and five of her students will demonstrate these techniques and all participants will have a go at breaking a board! Bring a water bottle and wear loose clothes. Signup is required.

Story time fun continues! Book Babies, a story time for children ages 0-36 months meets every Monday at 10:30 until December 16. Preschool story meets on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. with a story and crafts!

The Friends of the Kingston Community Library have updated their policy on passes for Museums and accredited zoos. In place of the passes we are now reimbursing up to 50% of the ticket price and up to $20.00 per family group visit. Forms are now available at the desk for patrons to complete and submit along with a viable receipt of payment. Amusement and theme parks are not covered, however the new policy dramatically increases the number of places a family may visit and receive a reimbursement.

Stay up-to-date on library happenings and services by visiting our website, www.kingston-library.org, Facebook, or call 603-642-3521. We are also on Twitter at Kingston Library @imaginemoreKCL.

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