‘Resolve to Read’ with the mystery book program | Check It Out

In the Northwest, many of us enjoy reading during the winter, so Kitsap Regional Library developed a “Resolve to Read” program about mysteries.

Check out our Mystery Book Displays.  Join us on Facebook where authors such as Ridley Pearson inspire us, not only to read, but to write.  Each Monday through March an author will write the first sentences in a mystery.  No one knows what will happen next except you as you type your words one dark and stormy night.

Here are February events at the library.

— Kingston Book Group: Feb. 6, 10:30 a.m.   “A Fierce Radiance,” by Lauren Belfer.

— Chinese New Year Celebration: Feb. 9, 2 p.m.  Start Chinese New Year at your library; 2013 is the Year of the Snake! Join in for Chinese crafts and treats. For the whole family.

— Kingston Friends of the Library meeting: Feb. 12, 10 a.m. Support the Kingston Library by joining.

— Pajama Storytimes:  7 p.m. Mondays, except Feb. 18. Children can wear pajamas and listen to bedtime stories ready by our youth services librarian.  Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

— Preschool Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Enjoy a morning full of stories, songs, rhymes, and fun with our youth services librarian! Especially for children 3-5.  Siblings and other family members welcome.

— Kingston Writers Group: Feb. 12 and 26, 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a friendly, supportive atmosphere to encourage writing. We want to read what you want to write: poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and memoir.  Beginners welcome.

— Love Bugs and Bling Rings for Valentine’s Day: Feb. 13, 3 p.m. You’ll have the coolest Valentines to give to your friends after this program. Drop in and make cute love bugs and bling rings out of Hershey kisses. Especially for tweens and teens.

— Legos @ the Library:  Feb. 21, 3 p.m. Love Legos? Drop in for a fun afternoon full of free play and Lego build-it challenges. For children.

— Classics Book Group: Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m.  Discussion on “Lady Chatterley’s Lover,” by D.H. Lawrence.

In Little Boston
— Preschool Storytime: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a fun morning full of stories, rhymes, and songs with our youth services librarian. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Especially for children 3-5. Siblings and other family members welcome.

— Little Boston Book Group: Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. We will discuss “Bright and Distant Shores,” by Dominic Smith.

— Crafternoon:  Wednes-days 2:30-3:30 p.m. Bring your handwork projects and check out our newest crafting books.

— Chinese New Year: Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to noon. Celebrate the Chinese New Year at your library. 2013 is the Year of the Snake! Join us for Chinese crafts and treats. For families.

— Legos @ the Library:  Feb. 20, 3:30-5 p.m. Love Legos? Drop in for a fun afternoon full of free play and Lego build-it challenges.

All branches of Kitsap Regional Library will be closed Feb. 18 for Presidents’ Day. Please check our website,, or call us to confirm program information.

Kingston branch hours
Monday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 1-8 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday: 1-5 p.m.
Friday: 1-6 p.m.
Saturday: 1-5 p.m.

11212 Highway 104, in the Kingston Community Center. (360) 297-3330.

— Tomi Whalen is manager of the Kingston and Little Boston branches of the Kitsap Regional Library. Contact her at


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