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Sunday April 19, 2015 Go To Top
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Musical Sundays - Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luke Owens   847-8720 ext 208   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

Lois VaughanMusical Sundays continue with the Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio, a group of local musicians led by pianist Lois Vaughan. No registration is required, but seating is limited. Doors will open at 1:30PM; show will begin at 2:00PM.

Part of our ongoing series of Musical Sundays

    Location: Program Room
Tuesday April 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Poetry Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luke Owens   847-8720 x208   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

Join a small but dedicated group of poets and poetry enthusiasts who gather to share and respond to each other’s work. In the fall of 2014 we’ll be meeting on the third Tuesday of the month in the library’s Stride Room. This free program is facilitated by librarian Luke Owens and is open to the public.

    Location: Stride Room
Saturday April 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM The Art of Decorating Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Barrett   847-8720 x115   mbarrett@newportlibraryri.org
   

Jan GirouardHome Decorator Jan Girouard will offer decorating tips for your home or apartment with her “The Art of Decorating” program. Bring your decorating questions to this fun event.

The event is free and open to the public. 

 

 

 

    Location: Program Room
Sunday May 3, 2015 Go To Top
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Musical Sundays - Atwater & Donnelly Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luke Owens   847-8720 ext 208   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

atwater & donnelly

Award-winning, internationally acclaimed duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly present delightful programs of traditional American and Celtic folk songs and percussive dance.  Elwood and Aubrey blend gorgeous harmonies and play an astonishing array of instruments including guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, mandolin, tin whistle, harmonica, banjo, limberjacks, and other surprises including a thrilling interpretation of freestyle Appalachian clog dancing.  Their performance is appealing to all ages, and with humor, audience participation, and a relaxed stage presence, Aubrey and Elwood explain song origins to give more relevance to the material. 

No registration is required, but seating is limited. Doors will open at 1:30PM; show will begin at 2:00PM.

Part of our ongoing series of Musical Sundays. 

    Location: Program Room
Wednesday May 6, 2015 Go To Top
ent_masks_color 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Living Literature presents Norwegian by Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Amaral   847-8720 x208   aamaral@newportlibraryri.org
   

Living Literature returns to the library to present an adaptation of Norwegian by Night, Reading Across Rhode Island's (RARI) pick for 2015. Three actors bring the main characters and events of Derek Miller's award-winning novel to life in this 50-minute readers theatre piece.

Free and open to the public and can be enjoyed by those who have not yet read the book. No registration is required.

 

    Location: Program Room
Saturday May 9, 2015 Go To Top
food_fortunecookie 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn Chinese Calligraphy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept.   847-8720 x208   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

Chinese calligraphyThe  Library presents a one-time only class on Chinese calligraphy with Ms Qingyu Yang, a University of Rhode Island instructor of Chinese. Registration is open now and will be capped at 20 people.  Please call or stop by the reference desk to sign up!

This event is free and open to the public.

    Location: Program Room
Tuesday May 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Poetry Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luke Owens   847-8720 x208   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

Join a small but dedicated group of poets and poetry enthusiasts who gather to share and respond to each other’s work. In the fall of 2014 we’ll be meeting on the third Tuesday of the month in the library’s Stride Room. This free program is facilitated by librarian Luke Owens and is open to the public.

    Location: Stride Room
Thursday May 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM RARI Book Event: Norwegian by Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leslie Varrecchia   (401) 847-8720   lvarrecchia@newportlibraryri.org
   

 

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Providence College professor Robert Hackey will discuss the 2015 Read Across Rhode Island book, Norwegian by Night.  Hackey is the director of PC's Health Policy & Management program and will discuss the themes of the award-winning novel that relate to healthcare and veterans affairs.

Praise for Boston-native Derek Miller's Norwegian by Night:

"has the brains of a literary novel and the body of a thriller" - The New York Times, 5/29/13

"superb characterisation...thoroughly gripping...crime fiction of the highest order" - The Guardian, 3/22/13

"richly written...Scandicrime by an American" -The Financial Times, 11/29/13

The program is free and open to all. 

 

Saturday June 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Meet Kristin Green Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Barrett   847-8720 x115   mbarrett@newportlibraryri.org
   

Green is Interpretive Horticulturalist at Blithewold Mansion, Garden, & Arboretum in Bristol.  She is a Certified Horticulturalist with years of experience in garden design and botany. 

Bring your gardening questions!

    Location: Program Room
Tuesday June 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Poetry Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luke Owens   847-8720 x208   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

Join a small but dedicated group of poets and poetry enthusiasts who gather to share and respond to each other’s work. In the fall of 2014 we’ll be meeting on the third Tuesday of the month in the library’s Stride Room. This free program is facilitated by librarian Luke Owens and is open to the public.

    Location: Stride Room
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