Library closed May 30th

Memorial DayThe library will be closed all day, Monday May 30th, in honor of Memorial Day.

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 31st.

Summer hours will begin on Monday, June 20th.

We are looking forward to a wonderful and very active summer season at the library.  Watch our website and Event Calendar for details!


Books and Authors series

Books and spring

Saturday, June 4 at 2:00 p.m. in the Newport Room Sue Madden and Rosemary Enright, authors of Historic Tales of Jamestown. Also coming - Saturday, June 25th - Bob Perlow, comedian, and author of The Warmup Guy. For details about all of these … [Continue reading]

FutureVision @ NPL

NPL in spring

We would like your help planning for Newport Public Library's future. The Newport Public Library Staff is developing long and short range plans to guide our library into the future.  We have scheduled three FutureVision events to get your input.  … [Continue reading]

Medical Marijuana in RI


Thursday, June 2, 2016 6:00 p.m. Courtney David will present An Introduction to Medical Marijuana at the Newport Public Library. This introduction will cover a brief history of cannabis, how it interacts with our bodies, an explanation of … [Continue reading]

New Genealogy Resource Available

fold 3

Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.  This continually-growing collection contains millions of records from … [Continue reading]

Travel Italy without Leaving Your Chair


Tuesday, June 7, 2016 7:00 p.m. Travel enthusiast Merrilee Zellner for Travels through Italy , a slide presentation is a culmination of several weeks in 2015 and 2016 spent traveling solo through Italy. The presentation will explore the rich … [Continue reading]

Film series….And the winner was


Celebrate the latest Academy Awards by viewing winners and nominees in May and June @ your library.   Friday, May 27th - The Danish Girl - Best Picture nominee - starring Alicia Vikander, who won the award for Best Supporting … [Continue reading]