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Wednesday March 1, 2017 Go To Top
elect_camera 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Photography Basics - Part 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept   847-8720 x208   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

Part 1 of Photography Basics: Know Your Camera. In this session we will cover the principles of the exposure triangle: aperture, shutter speed, ISO. Getting to know the dials on the camera and what effect they will have on your photos.  There will be hands-on activities and time afterwards for questions and one-on-one help. 

Part 2 takes place next week on Wednesday, March 8, 2:00-4:00 pm.

Open to participants who own a digital camera with manual settings. No cell phone cameras please.

Free and open to the public. Registration is required. Sign-up with the register button below or call 847-8720 x208. You only need to register once for both sessions. 

Facilitated by members of the Island Photography Group.

 

    Location: Maker Lab
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Wednesday March 8, 2017 Go To Top
elect_camera 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Photography Basics - Part 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept   847-8720 x208   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

Part 2 of Photography Basics: Composition. In this session we will discuss concepts of composition and there will be an opportunity to shoot (for 1/2 hour weather permitting) and get feedback on images.

Open to participants who own a digital camera with manual settings. No cell phone cameras please. Partipants must attend both Parts I & II. 

Free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register, see Part 1 of Photography Basics on March 1 or call 847-8720 x208.

Facilitated by members of the Island Photography Group.

 

    Location: Maker Lab
Tuesday March 14, 2017 Go To Top
nat_flower01 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Gardening Series: Seed Starting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept.   847-8720 x208   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

Seed Starting

Learn best practices for starting seeds this spring. In this class, the requirements for successful seedstarting indoors will be discussed.  Botany basics, growing requirements, equipment, and helpful hints will be presented.

Presented by URI Master Gardener Mary Mason. Mary Mason spent a career in the Navy as a nurse and retired in 1996.  After retirement from the Navy, she opened and co-owned GardenGear, a garden tool and accessory shop on Aquidneck Ave. in Middletown.  In 2002 she took the URI Master Gardener course and has been an active volunteer as a Master Gardener teaching gardening related classes and as the Master Gardener Greenhouse Manager for 12 years.

Free and open to all. Seating is limited. Register below or call 847-8720 x208.

    Location: Program Room
        There are 39 spaces available.
Wednesday March 22, 2017 Go To Top
nat_poppy 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Planting and Pruning Tips: the good, the bad and the ugly Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept.   847-8720 ext. 208   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

Planting and Pruning Tips 

This presentation will cover the best and the worst examples of many aspects of plant management, from proper to improper plant care, starting with planting, and progressing through the various needs of plant material throughout their life cycles. It will cover common mistakes made by both homeowners and professionals. The goal of this presentation is to make the plant enthusiast more aware of the factors that are necessary to make better plant management decisions. Included in this presentation will be insect and disease scenarios with practical solutions and timing recommendations.

Presented by URI Master Gardener and licensed Arborist Dave Schwartz.

Free and open to all. Seating is limited. Register below or call 847-8720 x208.

 

    Location: Program Room
        There are 35 spaces available.
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   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.
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 NewsThe 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
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