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December 4, 2013

Kingston library has busy month planned

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — KINGSTON — Kingston Community Library is collecting Legos in the hopes of starting a Lego building club, where kids can participate in building challenges that test their creativity and ingenuity to win prizes. Stop by the library at 2 Library Lane during regular business hours or call Miss Sue at 642-3521 with questions.

Head to Sanborn Regional High School for a film screening of “Koran by Heart” today at 7 p.m., followed by a discussion led by Mary Catherine Bateson, Professor Emerita, George Mason University.

“Koran by Heart” follows two young boys and one girl as they travel to Egypt’s International Holy Koran Competition, the most prestigious Koran reciting competition in the Muslim World. Bateson will provide fascinating insight on this topic.

Lindsay and her Puppet Pals are coming to the library at 5 p.m. Friday. Lindsay brings a huge collection of lovingly handcrafted, life sized hand puppets and marionettes to child and family audiences across New England.

Filled with silly humor, crowd participation, and unique, memorable characters, this series of charming, positive short stories will delight the young and the young at heart. This event is ideal for children ages 3 to 8.

Start a reading tradition with your daughter with a Mother-Daughter Book Club. It’s just for girls in grades 4-8) and their mothers. It’s based on the popular Mother-Daughter Book Club novels by Heather Vogel Fredrick.

Miss Sue will serve snacks and refreshments, and book-talk a few titles for the January meeting. Books for the January meeting will be available for pickup Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Teen Room.

Come with a favorite doll or stuffed animal in party clothes Saturday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for an afternoon of games, crafts, and treats all inspired by the American Girl book series.

This season’s tea will feature Rebecca, a lively girl with dramatic flair, growing up in 1914. Make crafts and projects Rebecca would have done. Eat delectable treats and recipes from her time, and enjoy a sip of tea from real china. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The cost is $10 per child and $3 per accompanying adult. It’s great for children in first grade and older. Signup is necessary.

Taking time to have a regular family night is a great way to create lasting memories. Join in the library meeting room for screenings of newly released DVDs. Bring a potluck snack to share; popcorn will be provided. This month, it’s “Despicable Me 2,” rated PG, on Friday, Dec. 20, at 5:30 p.m.

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

Tickets are on sale for the Holiday Raffle, sponsored by the Friends of the Kingston Community Library. Choose from 21 handmade gifts donated by local artists. Tickets are $1 apiece, $5 for six, and $10 for an arm’s length. The drawing will be on Dec. 19 at 10 a.m.

Stay up-to-date on library happenings and services by visiting kingston-library.org. Call 642-3521.