Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

TurkeyThe library will close at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26th and remain closed all day November 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

We will re-open on Friday, November 28th at 9:30 a.m., when regular hours will resume.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.



Living Literature presents

A Prayer for Owen Meany
A Reader’s Theater adaption of John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany.

Wednesday, December 3rd at 7:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public.  Details are on the library’s Event Calendar.





Film Series: Hitchcock

Hitchcock – the master

Our series of classic Alfred Hitchcock films from the mid-1950’s continues into November!The Wrong Man

All screenings are free and open to the public and begin at 2:30PM. Check our calendar for more info.

Friday, Dec 5 – The Wrong Man (1956)

Friday, Dec 19 – Vertigo (1958)





Musical Sundays return

Irish Christmas music Sunday, December 7th at 2:00 p.m.

Lindsay Straw and Caroline O’Shea will perform Christmas music with an Irish twist.

This musical offering is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.

Details are on our Event Calendar. Listen to Lindsay Straw’s music on her webpage.


Books and Authors Series – A Swim

A Swim

Our popular Books and Authors Series continues in December with a local author.

December 13th at 2:00 p.m. – John K. Fulweiler, Jr., author of A Swim: A Block Islander Who Refused to Drown.

Details for the Books and Authors Series, as well as other author visits, may be found on the library’s Event Calendar.




Teen Makers Were Awesome – Next, 3D Printing!

Our teens are the best! tshirts1tshirts2

They made their own t-shirts Thursday, Nov 13, with our vinyl cutter and heat press. They even learned h0w to find images on-line without violating copyright.
And, they did it all while having fun!

Next is the 3-D printer on Thursday Dec. 11th at 5:00 pm for grades 7 -12!


New on the eBook Shelf for November

Gray Mountain Superstorm Winter Street

Check out the 3M Cloud Library- a free source of eBooks.  The Cloud Library is only for those with a Newport Public Library card.

Also check out the Overdrive eZone (which also offers audiobooks and streaming video) for anyone with a card from a Rhode Island public library.