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Saturday May 3, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 2:00 PM Festival of Five: Chat with Five New England Female Authors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary O'Neill Barrett   847-8720 x115   mbarrett@newportlibraryri.org
   

Join us for the second annual Festival of Five, a conversation with five female authors from New England. Participating are Noel-Ann Brennan, Nora Hall, Tova Mirvis, Susan Reynolds and Julie Wu. More details soon.

    Location: Library Program Room
Saturday May 10, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Books and Authors Series: Jennifer L. Anderson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary O'Neill-Barrett   847-8720 x115   mbarrett@newportlibraryri.org
   

State University of New York-Stony Brook Professor Jennifer L. Anderson will be at the library for a discussion of her book, Mahogany: the Costs of Luxury in Early America. The use of mahogany resulted in human and environmental impacts in North America as well as the West Indies and Central America where it was harvested by enlsaved African laborers. A Q&A session will follow; books will be available for signing and purchase. Free and open to the public.

    Location: Program Room
Saturday May 17, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Books and Authors Series: Dr. Thomas H. Lee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary O'Neill-Barrett   847-8720 x115   mbarrett@newportlibraryri.org
   

Dr. Thomas H. LeeDr. Eugene BrunwaldDr. Thomas H. Lee, Chief Medical Officer for Press Ganey Associates, will be at the library to discuss his book, Dr. Eugene Braunwald and the Rise of Modern Medicine. As a child, Dr. Braunwald had to flee Nazi-ruled Austria with his Jewish family but would eventually become the premier cardiologist of our time. His work has dramatically expanded knowledge of heart disease in the areas of congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease and valvular heart disease. Author Lee is an internist and cardiologist and practices at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Books will be available for purchase and signing. This event is free and open to the public.

 

 

    Location: Program Room
Wednesday May 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Author Talk - Kathleen Troost-Cramer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pat LaRose   847-8720   
   

Author: Kathleen Troost-Cramer    Title:  "True Tales of Life & Death at Fort Adams"

For 150 years, Fort Adams has guarded the strategic entrance to Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor. It was the largest coastal fortification in the United States,and though the site never saw a battle, its history is shadowed with dark tragedy. Author Troost-Cramer tells the personal stories of those whose lives were part of this national landmark's infamous history.

    Location: Program Room
Saturday May 31, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Books and Authors Series: Michael Ponsor Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary O'Neill Barrett   847-8720 ext 208   mbarrett@newportlibraryri.org
   

PonsorFederal judge and author Michael Ponsor visits the library to discuss his new book The Hanging Judge. The author is a sem-retired Federal Circuit Court judge, and his first novel, featuring fictional Judge David S. Norcross, is a legal thriller bolstered by the author's profound insight into the workings of the American justice system.

This event is free and open to the public; no registration required. Doors open at 1:30PM.

Note: this event was rescheduled due to the snowstorm on January 4th.

 

    Location: Program Room
Saturday June 7, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_red 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Books and Authors Series: Margaret McLean Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary O'Neill-Barrett   847-8720 x115   mbarrett@newportlibraryri.org
   

Margaret McLeanAttorney Margaret McLean will be visiting the library for a discussion of her book, Whitey on Trial: Secrets, Corruption, and the Search for Truth. McLean, along with co-author Jon Leiberman, have followed the Bulger case for years and the book delivers some newsworthy revelations. A Q&A session will follow the talk. Free and open to the public. No registration required.

    Location: Program Room
Saturday June 28, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Books and Authors Series: Karen Covey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary O'Neill-Barrett   847-8720 x115   mbarrett@newportlibraryri.org
   

Karen CoveyOn June 28th, the Newport Public Library welcomes Karen Covey, food writer, cooking instructor and personal chef. All her professional hats give her solid grounding to write: The Coastal Table: Recipes inspired by the Farmlands and Seaside of Southern New England. She has found a group of farmers, winemakers, fishermen all helping to contribute to some of the best food-recipes here in the south coast of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Karen is a resident of Mattapoisett, MA. Her recipes and food writing have appeared in Whole Foods magazine, the Boston Globe's Sunday Magazine, and in Edible South Shore. This program is free and open to the public.

    Location: Program Room
Saturday September 6, 2014 Go To Top
med_red_cross 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Books and Authors Series: Terri Arthur Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary O'Neill Barrett   847-8720 x115   mbarrett@newportlibraryri.org
   

edith cavellThe Newport Public Library's Books and Authors series welcomes Terri Arthur, author of Fatal Decision: Edith Cavell WWI Nurse. Based on historical fact, Arthur's novel explores the life of the nurse known as "the other Nightingale." Edith Cavell helped 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium, and was later tried in a military court and shot by a German firing squad for her actions. 

This program is free and open to the public. No registration required. 

    Location: Program Room
Saturday September 13, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Books and Authors Series: Dr. Thomas Lee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary O'Neill-Barrett   847-8720 x115   mbarrett@newportlibraryri.org
   

Dr. Thomas LeeDr. Thomas Lee returns to the library for a presentation called "The Word that Shall Not be Spoken: Suffering." As Chief Medical Officer for Press Ganey, Dr. Lee has a special interest in improving patient care and outcomes in hospitals. If you've been a patient recently, you may be familiar with the Press Ganey Survey that follows your release from the hospital regarding concerns about care, food, nursing, and medical staff performance.

This program is free and open to the public; registration is not required.

    Location: Program Room
Saturday October 4, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Books and Authors Series: Julien Ayotte Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary O'Neill-Barrett   847-8720   mbarrett@newportlibraryri.org
   

Julien AyotteJulien Ayotte, former corporate executive, discusses his thriller novel Flower of Heaven at the library. Ayotte is a Lincoln, RI resident and will have his book for sale and signing. No registration required.

    Location: Program Room
Saturday October 18, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Books and Authors Series: Doug Most Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary O'Neill-Barrett   847-8720   mbarrett@newportlibraryri.org
   

Doug MostDoug Most will be at the library to discuss his book The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry that Built America's First Subway. Most is Boston Globe's Deputy Managing Editor for features and grew up in Barrington, RI. This program is open to all. No registeration required.

    Location: Program Room
Saturday November 1, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 2:00 PM Books and Authors Series: Dr. Dennis Rosen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary O'Neill Barrett   847-8720 x115   mbarrett@newportlibraryri.org
   

Rosen picDennis Rosen, M.D., will discuss his new book Vital Conversations: Improving Communication between Doctors and Patients. Q&A to follow. Dr. Rosen is a pediactric pulmonologist and sleep specialist, and is a regular contributor to Psychology Today, The Boston Globe, and The New York Times. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

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    Location: Program Room
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