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Thursday January 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Introduction to Machine Sewing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept.   847-8720 x208

In this two-hour workshop, Karen Katin of Dancing Threads RI will teach an introduction to machine sewing.

Learn the foundations of machine sewing such as threading, winding a bobbin, stitch length and width, zig zag and reverse, care and maintenance, handy tips and tools, plus go home with a completed project: an appliqué key ring!  All info can be easily applied to any sewing machine you already have. Machines and all supplies (fabric, thread, etc.) will be provided.

Registration is required.

    Location: Maker Lab
Saturday January 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Preserving Your Family Photos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept.   847-8720 x208

In this 1-hour seminar, Maureen Taylor, "The Photo Detective", will present "Eight Steps to Preserving your Family Photos".  Learn photo preservation basics from storage to labeling and everything in-between. Each step includes low-cost solutions that won’t bust your budget.

This workshop will be followed by a second presentation by Maureen at 2:00 pm, "Writing Your Family Memoir and Self-Publishing."

Sponsored by the Newport Public Library.

Free and open to the public.

    Location: Program Room
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Writing Your Family Memoir Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept.   847-8720 x208

Got a Story to Tell? In this 2-hour workshop, Maureen Taylor, will present "Writing Your Family Memoir and Self-Publishing". 

This lecture provides tips to guide you through the process, helps you ask the right questions and create a permanent family history memento. The outline of this program is:

  •     Goal Setting: What Story Do you Want to Tell? (a life story, wars in the family, the immigration tale)
  •     Asking the Right Questions
  •     Encouraging the Reluctant Relative to Talk?
  •     Interview Tools
  •     Using Pictures
  •     Final steps: Compiling the Family History Story
  •     Sharing it –in print or online

Sponsored by the Newport Public Library.

Free and open to the public.

    Location: Program Room
Saturday February 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Meditation for Healthy Living Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   401-847-8720 x208

Dr. Alan Post will present "Meditation for Healthy Living" at 1:00 pm in the Program room.

We try to exercise and eat right to keep us fit and healthy, but doctors are now recognizing that a positive attitude and ‘food for the soul’ are just as important. Discover a simple meditation technique that can melt away stress and be a powerful addition to a healthy living regimen. Facilitated by Dr. Alan Post, long time meditator and contributing author to Meditation as Medication for the Soul by Rajinder Singh  who has been practicing meditation for over 30 years.

Alan R. Post D.C, is a chiropractic physician who holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and graduated w/honors from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1982. He has a post graduate certification in acupuncture. In 1993 he was a member of a North American Physician Delegation to China. He is past president of both RI State and North –East regional chiropractic associations. He is a past member of the Advisory Board at the University of Bridgeport Chiropractic College. Dr. Post has instructed physicians for continuing education credentialing, is an integrative medicine program consultant. He is active in the current health care reform process; participating on a number of committees as both a member and a presenter. Dr. Post maintains two active patient care practices in RI. He has received numerous awards for his professional service. Dr. Post has been meditating since 1976. Most recently, Dr. Post contributed a chapter to the newly released (Aug. 2012), collaborative work titled: Meditation as Medication for the Soul, by best selling author Rajinder Singh.

Free and open to the public. No registration required.

    Location: Program Room
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Gilded Age Tea Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fran Mendell   847-8720

Join us for our fourth annual Gilded Age Tea fundraiser!

WHEN: Saturday, February 4th from 2-4pm

WHERE: The Hotel Viking


Proceeds will go toward the on-going refurbishing of Newport Public Library, particularly in the children’s and young adult areas. NPL is an independent, non-profit organization, not a city department. Although generously funded by our local and state governments, it must reach out to the community for additional support.

Please join us on the 4th and help us continue to provide library materials and services!

Thursday February 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Introduction to Zentangle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Amaral   847-8720 x208

In this 1-hour introductory workshop, certified Zentangle® teachers Barbara Walton-Faria and Suzanne Bessin will guide you through the basic steps in creating a 3 x 3 inch Zentangle tile. All materials will be provided. No artistic experience necessary! Open to adults ages 18 and up.

Attendance is free but registration is required. Call 847-8720 x208 to sign up. Limited to 10 participants.

The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.  To learn more, check out  "Zentangle" is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc.


    Location: Maker Lab
Saturday April 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Favorite Poem Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept.   847-8720 x208

The library will hosting a Favorite Poem Reading in celebration of National Poetry Month. This event is open to participants who wish to share a favorite poem with the audience. The poems chosen must be poems you have read and not your original work and each presentation is limited to no more than 5 minutes.

This event will be facilitated by Tom Terceira, a local artist, poetry lover and experienced group facilitator and Mr. Ira Schaffer.  Mr. Schaffer is the  2016 winner of the Galway Kinnell Contest and holder of a Ph.D. in English.

The Favorite Poem Project is dedicated to celebrating, documenting and encouraging poetry’s role in Americans’ lives. Robert Pinsky, a former Poet Laureate of the United States, founded the Favorite Poem Project shortly after the Library of Congress appointed him to the post in 1997. Local Favorite Poem readings allow diverse members of a single community to come together to share, the poems they love. There have been nearly 1,000 Favorite Poem readings across the United States. Invariably, the readings contribute to a convivial community spirit. The only rule for an event affiliated with the Favorite Poem Project is that poems recited are NOT poems the readers or their friends or relatives have written—but, rather poems they have read, perhaps many times, and to which they feel a personal attachment. The reader is asked to discuss what the poem means to them and take under 5 minutes.

To find out more about The Project:

Pre-registration is required. Call 847-8720 x 208 to sign up or use the registration button below.

    Location: Program Room
        There are 50 spaces available.
Thursday May 18, 2017 Go To Top
food_apple 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Eating Organic Foods on a Budget Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept.   847-8720 x208

Learn what the USDA Certified Organic label means about farmers’ growing practices. Hear the difference between Certified Organic and Chemical Free, Certified Natural, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and sustainable growing practices. Sanne will discuss the “Dirty Dozen” and the “Clean Fifteen.” Discover economical ways to eat organically by shopping seasonally, stocking up from store’s bulk bins taking advantage of sales and the advantages of growing your own food in containers, a community plot or your own  garden. Sanne will also discuss preserving the season’s bounty through canning, freezing and dehydrating for the long winter months.

Sanne Kure-Jensen is an experienced organic grower, cook, and food preserver. She has been an educator and beekeeper for over a decade. Sanne is the coordinator of workshops and outreach for the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Rhode Island (NOFA/RI) as well as an agricultural writer.

Sanne Kure-Jensen is a frequent contributor to Country Folks and other agricultural trade publications, bringing regional and national attention to agriculture in RI and southern New England. Her work has also been published in Edible Rhody, Mother Earth NewsThe Natural Farmer and Organic Gardens Today. Learn more about Sanne at

Free and open to the public. No registration required.


    Location: Program Room
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