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April 18, 2013

Kingston Library News

KINGSTON — We are happy to announce that the NH Humanities program “The Harriet Wilson Project: Harriet Wilson’s Our Nig”, has been rescheduled for Thurs., May 9 at 6:30 p.m. Harriet Wilson, the first African American to publish a novel in the U.S., grew up in Milford. Scholar Barbara White will share with us Harriet’s self-told story of life in New Hampshire as a free African American bound as an indentured servant during the American Civil War.

Love a specific author and just have to run out and be the first to read their newest book but then don’t know what to do with it after you have read it? Well, then why not become a member of our sponsored author program? How it works: you pick an author you love, when their next book comes out the Library buys the book at our library discount, you donate the discounted cost of the book to the Library, you are the first to read the book and a name plate goes in the book telling your community the book is part of our collection because of your generous donation! Why it’s awesome: You get to read your favorite author’s book as soon as it comes out, you pay nearly forty-percent less than cover price, you don’t have the book collecting dust on your shelf after you have read it, it’s a tax-deductible donation, and you are helping your library!

Stop by the library throughout the month of April to view photographs by Kingston resident Kevin Daniel Talbot. You don’t want to miss these amazing photographs of landscapes, flora and fauna from our amazing town!

The Kingston community Library is proud to be a World Book Night Giver. What is World Book Night? An annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person. Each year on April 23, tens of thousands of people go out into their communities and give half a million free World Book Night Paperbacks to light and non-readers. World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging reading in those who don’t regularly do so. But it is also about more than that: It’s about people, communities and connections, about reaching out to others and touching lives in the simplest of ways - through the sharing of stories. So keep your eyes peeled as we will be out and about on April 23 handing out books! For more information, visit http://www.us.worldbooknight.org.

It’s not too late to sign up for the free Children’s Yoga Class on Fri., April 19 at 4:00 p.m. Designed for children ages 5-10 this class will integrate movement and music while stretching and strengthening the body.

Remember you can stay up-to-date on library happenings and services by visiting our website, www.kingston-library.org, calling 642-3521 or by checking us out on Facebook!

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