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Saturday April 26, 2014 Go To Top
nat_leaf_green 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM A Conversation about Newport Trees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary O'Neill Barrett   847-8720 x115   mbarrett@newportlibraryri.org
   
TreesLocal arborists will take part in a panel discussion entitled A Conversation About Our Newport Trees.
 
Newport, though small in land area, has a reputation for its unique and eclectic collection of trees. Many of these trees were brought here from Europe and the Far East, often in the late 1800s when the very wealthy built their “cottages” and wanted unique trees to grace their estates.
 
 
 
 
Panelists:
 
Jeffrey T. Curtis, Director of Gardens and Grounds for the Preservation Society of Newport County
Rob Currier, landscape manager for T.J. Brown landscaping company
Scott Wheeler, Newport's Tree Warden
Michael Chester, Assistant Superintendent of Grounds and Facilities at Salve Regina University
Rocky Steeves, Chairman of the Newport Tree & Open Space Commission
 
Free and open to the public. No registration required.
    Location: Program Room
Monday May 5, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 7:00 PM First Mondays Poetry Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luke Owens   847-8720 ext 208   lowens@newportlibraryri.org
   

If your New Year’s resolutions happen to include the phrase “write some poetry,” we’ve got just the thing for you. A new series of writing workshops will begin in the New Year, to be held on the first Monday of the month at 7:00pm. Join us each month for informal sessions that will include, but not be limited to: reading and discussing each other’s poetry, reading and discussing poetry by contemporary poets, and writing prompts and exercises. Facilitated by librarian Luke Owens.

    Location: Stride Room
Saturday June 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM Frederick Law Olmsted - dramatic presentation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pat LaRose   847-8720 ext. 103   plarose@newportlibraryri.org
   

In chttp://www.friendsofjamaicapond.org/images/OlmstedMD.jpgelebration of Newport's 375th anniversary, Newport Public Library is hosting a dramatic interpretation of the life of "Frederick Law Olmsted", by Boston-based actor and Olmsted scholar, Gerry Wright.  The play provides insights into Olmsted's passionate vision as he played critical roles in the dynamics of slavery as a writer, Executive Secretary of the U.S. Sanitary Commission in the Civil War, and as the landscape architect for New York City's Central Park, Boston's Emerald Necklace, the US Capitol grounds, along with private estates in Newport and elsewhere. 

 

    Location: Program Room
Saturday September 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_questionmark_blue 2:00 AM Autism: The Missing Pieces of the Puzzle Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary O'Neill Barrett   847-8720 x115   mbarrett@newportlibraryri.org
   

Autism ribbonA discussion of Autism that will bring together experts in the field, parents, and authors. More details forthcoming.

Free and open to the public. No registration required, but seating is limited.

    Location: Library Program Room
Saturday November 8, 2014 Go To Top
elect_camera 2:00 PM Let's Talk Photography--A Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary O'Neill Barrett   847-8720 x115   mbarrett@newportlibraryri.org
   

 photographerSeveral members of Island Photography Group of Aquidneck Island will discuss photography and why it makes for a great hobby. Examples of the group’s skill levels will be on display. 

 

    Location: Program Room
Saturday November 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_house.GIF 2:00 PM Is Your Home Ready for Winter? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary O'Neill Barrett   847-8720 x115   mbarrett@newportlibraryri.org
   

House in winterJim Mass, Building Manager for the Newport Public Library, will give a refresher course on the little and big things to remember when getting your home (house or apartment) ready for the winter. Free and open to the public. No registration required.

    Location: Library Program Room
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