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Thursday January 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_pirate_flag.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Talk with Gloria Merchant Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Amaral   847-8720 x208

Pirates of Colonial NewportAuthor Merchant will be discussing her book on Thursday, January 29 at 7:00 p.m.

In Pirates of Colonial Newport, Gloria Merchant delves into the fascinating history of Newport's pirates from Thomas Tew and Captain Kidd's buried treasure to the largest mass hanging of pirates in the colonies at Gravelly Point.

Free and open to the public. No registration is required.

    Location: Program Room
Saturday February 14, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book talk with Janet Barrett Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Barrett   847-8720 x115

cover of RecklessThe Newport Public Library presents author Janet Barrett and the story of an extraordinary horse:  They Called Her Reckless.  The Korean horse became a helpmate and eventually a member of the U.S. Marine Fifth Regiment’s Recoilless Rifle Platoon. Reckless came onto the Marine base in October of 1952 and there began a true story of war, love and a incredible human-horse connection.

This all ages program is open to the public. Please bring your children or grandchildren. Doors open at 1:30 in the Program Room but seating is limited.


    Location: Program Room
Saturday February 28, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 2:00 PM Books & Authors Series: Barbara Krauthamer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Barrett   847-8720 x115

Barbara KrauthamerBarbara Krauthamer returns to the library to discuss her new book, Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emanicipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South.

Barbara is Assistant Professor of History and Graduate Program Director at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. She was at our library one year ago with her book, Envisioning Emancipation, composed of 150 historical photographs of enslaved and free African-Americans from the 1850s to the 1930s.

Barbara holds an MA from Washington University - St. Louis and a Ph.D. from Princeton University. She has taught at Stanford, Yale, and the University of Texas. She is married and lives with her family in Amherst.

    Location: Program Room
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