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Monday August 25, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 6:00 PM Meet the Author: Lenore Skomal Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   847-8720 x208   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

Novelist and non-fiction writer Lenore Skomal will talk about her work, answer questions, and sign books. This event is free and open to the public; no registration required.

 Winner of multiple awards for literature, biography and humor, Lenore Skomal’s catalogue spans many genres. Known for her poetic and deeply moving literary style, as well as her acerbic wit, her standout writing style has been critically acclaimed by Kirkus Review, San Francisco Book Review, Society of Professional Journalists and Eric Hoffer Award Committee. Her first novel, BLUFF finished as top finalist in literary fiction category of the International Book Awards 2012. She is delighted to bring her adaptation of this novel to the Newport stage this summer in its first public reading before it opens in New York City. Her past honors include winning the New York Public Library's Best Books for Teens 2003 for Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter, the true story of Newport heroine Ida Lewis.

    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
Wednesday September 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Surviving 9/11: a Book Talk by Bert Upson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Luke Owens   847-8720 ext 208   info@newportlibraryri.org
   

Bert UpsonBert Upson, former Newport resident, will return to Newport to present the story of his miraculous escape from the 78th floor of the South Tower with a presentation and book signing of On A Clear Day – An Eyewitness Account at the Newport Public Library. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Bert describes how it felt to be in the midst of this horror and shares his experiences of being sequestered by the NYPD in a nearby hotel until the power went out and his refuge had to be abandoned. On his way to the last subway north from the Battery he was confronted by the S.W.A.T team and later saved by them from a mugging in the haze and smoke of the dreary, frightening night. On A Clear Day is Upson’s first published book. 

    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 September 20, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Books and Authors Series: Scott Helman and Jenna Russell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary O'Neill-Barrett   401-847-8720 x115   mbarrett@newportlibraryri.org
   

Scott Helman and Jenna RussellCo-authors Scott Helman and Jenna Russell will talk about their book Long Mile Home: Boston under attack, the city's courageous recovery and the epic hunt for justice. Helman and Russell are reporters for the Boston Globe and covered the tragic events at the 2013 Boston Marathon. This talk is open to the public. The book will be available for purchase and signing.

    Location: Library 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_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Books and Authors Series: Gregory Feifer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Barrett   847-8720 x115   mbarrett@newportlibraryri.org
   

Gregory FeiferGregory Feifer, Europe editor for GlobalPost.com will discuss his new book Russians: The People behind the Power. Holding degrees from Harvard University, Feifer has written for the New Republic and the Washington Post. Before joining Globalpost.com he was senior correspondent at Radio Free Europe in Prague and the National Public Radio bureau chief in Moscow covering Russia's resurgence under Vladimir Putin. He is also the author of The Great Gamble and co-author of Spy Handler. The talk is open to the public.

    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
Saturday November 22, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Books and Authors Series: Marc Seifer, PhD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Barrett   847-8720 x115   mbarrett@newportlibraryri.org
   

Marc SeiferMarc Seifer will discuss his latest book Framed!: Murder, Corruption and a Death Sentence in Florida. The book tells the story of Stephen Rosati a former Mr. Rhode Island and owner of a posh health club. In 1986, RI State Police arrested Rosati for the murder four years earlier of a drug dealer named Joseph Viscido, Jr. in Deerfield, Florida. Though Rosati could prove he was 1,500 miles away at the time of the murder, he quickly found himself in jail for the next seventeen months. Learn more about this book at the program. Free and open to the public.

    Location: Program Room
Saturday December 13, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 2:00 PM Books and Authors Series: John K. Fulweiler Jr. Esq. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Barrett   847-8720 x115   mbarrett@newportlibraryri.org
   

Books and Authors series presents author and maritime attorney John K. Fulweiler Jr.  Mr. Fulweiler will discuss some of his experiences as a maritime attorney as well as his book, A Swim: A Block Islander Who Refused to Drown, which is based on the true story of a man who fell overboard without a life jacket and spent approximately eleven hours treading water in the Atlantic Ocean.

Free and open to the public, no registration required.

    Location: Program Room
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