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Sunday April 23, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SPRING BOOK SALE Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept   847-8720 x208   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

The Friends of the Newport Public Library Spring Book Sale will be held from April 21 - April 26 in the Spring Street lobby. Everything is a $1.00. Half-price sale on Wednesday, April 26. Items include Books, CDs and DVDs.

All proceeds benefit the Newport Public Library.

 

Monday April 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:30 PM  -  7:00 PM SPRING BOOK SALE Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept   847-8720 x208   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

The Friends of the Newport Public Library Spring Book Sale will be held from April 21 - April 26 in the Spring Street lobby. Everything is a $1.00. Half-price sale on Wednesday, April 26. Items include Books, CDs and DVDs.

All proceeds benefit the Newport Public Library.

 

Tuesday April 25, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 9:30 AM  -  7:00 PM SPRING BOOK SALE Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept   847-8720 x208   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

The Friends of the Newport Public Library Spring Book Sale will be held from April 21 - April 26 in the Spring Street lobby. Everything is a $1.00. Half-price sale on Wednesday, April 26. Items include Books, CDs and DVDs.

All proceeds benefit the Newport Public Library.

 

 
ent_microphone2 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Effective Public Speaking Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept.   847-8720 x208   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

Peter Wood, PhD., will present Effective Public Speaking: The Essentials on Tuesday, April 25, from 6:00-7:00 pm.

Nearly everyone needs to speak publicly at some point. Job presentations, class projects, political events, and even wedding speeches are just some of the examples that you might face. Yet, a majority of people regularly identify public speaking as one of their biggest fears. This workshop is designed to break down effective public speaking into three main areas:

- Clarity
- Volume
- Tone/Rhythm

You will be given a number of exercises and techniques that will help you both reduce your nervousness and achieve higher levels of control over these three important areas of effective public speaking.

Please note: you will not be expected to speak in public for this workshop. It is designed to help you understand the necessary mechanics of public speaking and give you a set of tools that you can then use on your own.

Dr. Peter Wood has over 30 years experience in theatre and public speaking. He has coached the South Kingstown High School Speech & Debate team and has taught public speaking classes for Virginia Commonwealth University, as well as theatre classes at the University of Maryland and the University of Pittsburgh.

Free and open to the public. Use the registration button below to sign up or call 847-8720 x208.

    Location: Program Room
        There are 33 spaces available.
Wednesday April 26, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 9:30 AM  -  7:00 PM SPRING BOOK SALE Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept   847-8720 x208   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

The Friends of the Newport Public Library Spring Book Sale will be held from April 21 - April 26 in the Spring Street lobby. Everything is a $1.00. Half-price sale on Wednesday, April 26. Items include Books, CDs and DVDs.

All proceeds benefit the Newport Public Library.

 

Wednesday May 10, 2017 Go To Top
nat_poppy 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Container Gardening 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept.   847-8720 x208   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

URI Master Gardener Jodi Frank presents tips and creative ideas for successful container gardening on Wednesday, May 10, from 6:00-7:00 pm.

Container gardening is an adventure all to itself.  Let your creative juices flow and come ready to learn. This presentation is packed with information and tricks of the trade for beginner and advanced gardeners.  A power point with plenty of pictures will start the talk followed by a demonstration of the skill.

Jodi Frank is a relatively new Master Gardener, class of 2012, but not new to the world of gardening.  She has many wonderful memories of working with both her Grandfather and Father in their gardens and yards, which is where she credits her interest in today’s topic, Container Gardening.  

Jodi, also known as Dr Frank, studied Therapeutic Recreation at Springfield College and is a Nationally Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS).   She later earned her PhD in Sports. Leisure, and Exercise Science, now known as Kinesiology from UCONN.  Her love of creating fun and interesting containers for all to view can be traced to her therapeutic background. She combines her love of nature and how the body moves within it as her basis of creativity.

Dick Frank, Jodi’s Dad, took the class with his daughter, but has been an avid gardener for over 60 years.  He has 22 garden beds on his property, which include but are not limited to perennials, vegetables, roses and many types of fruit trees.  Dick has learned throughout the years to adapt and roll with changes that occur from nature and from aging.  He offers an interesting perspective on the advantages of container gardening.

Free and open to the public. Please register below or call 847-8720 x208.

    Location: Program Room
        There are 35 spaces available.
Thursday May 18, 2017 Go To Top
food_apple 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Eating Organic on a Budget Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept.   847-8720 x208   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

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 News, The Natural Farmer, and Organic Gardens Today. Learn more about Sanne at https://sannekurejensen.wordpress.com/.

Free and open to the public. Register below or call 847-8720 x208.

 

    Location: Program Room
        There are 39 spaces available.
Wednesday May 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_ 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Reading Across RI Speaker Nick Horton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept   847-8720 x208   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

Nick Horton’s talk will be an opportunity to experience the 'power of proximity' that Bryan Stevenson discusses in his book, presentations, and media appearances. Mr. Horton will relate some of the personal histories that provided the impetus for statewide criminal justice reform over the last decade, all of which have led to current efforts to pass the major Justice Reinvestment Legislative Package. Bryan Stevenson catalyzed these efforts when he visited Rhode Island in 2015 to attend a forum at Roger William University that focused on mass incarceration in the United States. Mr. Horton will narrate the ongoing campaign that stemmed from that event. He will then present a vision for ending mass incarceration in Rhode Island, rooted in his experiences working to keep his clients out of prison. His presentations will
include guest speakers who have graduated successfully from the 9 Yards program talking about their own personal journeys.

Mr. Horton has been working in Rhode Island within the field of criminal justice reform and prisoner reentry since 2004, when he graduated from Brown University. He has dedicated his career to ending the cycle of crime and reincarceration, one law at a time and one person at a time. As Policy Director for OpenDoors, Norton helped lead the successful campaigns to return the right to vote to people on probation, to reform court-debt related incarceration, to decriminalize marijuana, to push back against the over-criminalization of sexworkers, to expand Drug Court, and to reform the probation revocation system. Now, as Program Director for the last four years, he founded and runs 9 Yards,
an innovative prisoner reentry program that has cut recidivism by 71%.

Free and open to the public. Register below or call 847-8720 x208.

    Location: Program Room
        There are 39 spaces available.
Thursday May 25, 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   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

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.com.  "Zentangle" is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc.

 

    Location: Maker Lab
        There are 7 spaces available.
Saturday June 17, 2017 Go To Top
ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Classical Guitarist Mychal Gendron Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept.   847-8720 x208   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

Classical Guitarist Mychal Gendron performs "Guitarra Latina: Music from Puerto Rico, Paraguay, Brazil, and Venezuela" on Saturday, June 17 from 2:00-3:00pm.

Mychal has been active as a performer for over thirty years, appearing solo as well as in both small and large ensembles.

He has toured Brazil as a soloist under the aegis of Partners of the Americas, performing in music festivals and on television in that country. He participated in chamber music recitals at the Fete di Limans in France and has presented solo guitar recitals on concert series throughout the U.S, including all six New England States.

Regionally, Mychal has performed concertos with the Vermont Symphony, the Cape Ann Symphony, the RI Philharmonic Community Orchestra, the Ocean State Chamber Orchestra and the Fall River Symphony.

Local solo and ensemble performances include Blithewold Mansion and Gardens, the Lippit House Museum, the First Baptist Church in America and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, plus appearances on college concert series at Brown University, University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College.
Mychal is now presenting a series of six short solo guitar programs, thematic in nature – each program features the music of one historical era or the musical contributions of a particular region of the world.

This free concert is open to the public. No registration required.

    Location: Program Room
Thursday July 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_quilt 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Machine Sewing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept.   847-8720 x208   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

This year's Summer Reading Program brings an opportunity for everyone to "Build a Better World" by exploring, participating in, and contributing to a variety of programs, in addition to meeting your reading goals. This is a wonderful way to meet new people and to contribute to organizations in our community during July and August.

In this class, you will learn how to make a dress out of a pillowcase with sewing instructor Karen Katin. All materials will be provided. You are also welcome to bring your own pillowcase.  All dresses made in class will be donated to Little Dresses for Africa. For more information about this organization, see www.littledressesforafrica.org.

No sewing experience required. Limited to 12 participants, ages 16 and over. 

Registration begins June 1, 2017.

    Location: Maker Lab
Thursday August 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Tote Bag Iron-on Designs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept   847-8720 x208   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

This year's Summer Reading Program brings an opportunity for everyone to "Build a Better World" by exploring, participating in, and contributing to a variety of programs (in addition to meeting your reading goals!) This is a wonderful way to meet new people and to contribute to organizations in our community during July and August.

In this class, you will learn how to make a vinyl cut-out design for a tote bag. All materials will be provided. You may choose from a pre-selected design or create your own. Participants will be introduced to creating or customizing a design using Inkscape, cutting out the design using our plotter, and pressing the design on the tote using the heat press.  For those wish to make a t-shirt instead, you must bring a plain t-shirt to class. 

No experience required. Limited to 10 participants, ages 16 and over. 

Registration begins June 1, 2017.

    Location: Maker Lab
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