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Saturday April 15, 2017 Go To Top
rec_sailboat.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Guest Speaker: David Robinson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept.   847-8720 x208   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

RI's Largest Ship Graveyard

URI Marine Archeologist David Robinson will visit the library on Saturday, April 15 at 2:00 pm to talk about his discovery of the state's largest ship graveyard, with the remains of more than two dozen vessels from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century.

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

 

    Location: Program Room
        There are 36 spaces available.
 
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   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

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: http://www.favoritepoem.org/about.html

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

    Location: Maker Lab
        There are 19 spaces available.
Friday April 21, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 9:30 AM  -  5:00 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.

 

Saturday April 22, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 9:30 AM  -  5:00 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.

 

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 35 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 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept.   847-8720 x208   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

URI Master Gardener Jodi Frank will cover all the basics for successful container gardening on Wednesday, May 10, from 6:00-7:00 pm.

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

    Location: Program Room
        There are 40 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. 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. This theme is a perfect way to meet new people and contribute to organizations in our community.

In this class you will learn how to make a dress out of a pillowcase! All materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own pillowcase, if you prefer.  Beginners welcome. All dresses made in class will be donated to Little Dresses for Africa. For more information about this organization, see www.littledressesforafrica.org.

Limited to 12 participants, ages 16 and over.  Registration begins June 1, 2017.

    Location: Maker Lab
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