, Kingston, NH


January 24, 2013

Kingston Library News

KINGSTON —Taking time to have a regular family night is a great way to create lasting memories. Join us on Fri., January 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the library meeting room for screenings of “Diary of a Wimpy kid: Dog Days”. Please bring a potluck snack to share. Popcorn will be provided! For details, email Ms. Sue at

Cheryl Rossman, certified yoga instructor from Let’s Get Movin! will offer free Chair Yoga on Thurs., January 31 at 10:30 a.m. Learn ways to stretch and strengthen your core in an easy, low impact class. There is no need to get on the floor - as the entire class takes place from your chair! Call to sign up, 642-3521.

The NH Fish & Game Department return on Tues., February 5, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This time they will share the wonders of NH’s Bobcats, an animal with frequent sightings in Kingston.

Attention Teens! It’s Chinese New Year, let’s celebrate by making our own fortune cookies on Thurs., February 7, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. We will start by printing up our own fortunes, then make our own cookies. We will finish our creations by decorating them with chocolate and sprinkles. While working on our creations we will watch popular movies that highlight Chinese culture.

Book Babies, a story time class of literacy skills for children 0-36 months, continues every Monday at 10:30 a.m. through March 25 with Ms. Sue! Ms. Karen hosts Preschool story time, an hour of stories and crafts every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Room! On January 24 make shimmering icicles and on January 31 get ready for a mitten fashion show!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Ages 7+ are invited to join Miss Sue on Fri., February 8 at 4:00 p.m. in the library’s kitchen to bake some delicious cookies for your special valentine!

All month long the work of local photographer Godfrey Sluder is on display, featuring photographs of local mushrooms. These photos take what many may consider an uninteresting item found in nature and creates amazing, interesting photos full of color and texture!

For more information on library services, please call 642-3521 or visit us at

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