Project Chick Returns

Baby chicks and eggsThe Casey Farm chicks have returned to the library.  See how eggs hatch and turn into fuzzy chicks.

Watch from inside the library or from home.  We expect the chicks to hatch on or around May 12th.  After the chicks have hatched they will stay in the library for about 1 week before heading home to the farm.



Children’s Vacation Week Activities

School Vacation ActivitiesMonday, April 21st @ 2:30pm – Casey Farm, Project Chick – Meet a mother hen and baby chicks, Ages 4+

Tuesday, April 22nd @ 10:30am – Music with David Polansky – trumpet, keyboard, vocals + singing and dancing, Ages 4+

Wednesday, April 23rd @ 2:30pm – Movie MatineeFrozen, rated PG, Ages 6+

Thursday, April 24th @ 11:00am – Celebrating Trees! – Go on a tree walk and make a tree craft, Ages 4-8

Friday, April 25th @ 2:30pm – Family Games Day – Play a variety of card and board games, Ages 4+

No registration is required.  All programs are free and will take place in the lower level program room.

Did you notice something different?

We are making some changes to the Circulation Desk.

 Self-check station  Holds pickup area  Direct deposit book drop
  1. Self checks are being moved to be more convenient and accessible.
  2. Self-help holds mean no waiting in line to get an item you have already been waiting for.
  3. A direct-deposit book drop – almost operational.

For more pictures, a look at the plans and more information – check out this page.

RARI Book Discussion @ NPL

Mr. Penumbra's 24 hour bookstore
Thursday, April 24th at 7:00 p.m.

The Reading Across Rhode Island 2014 book is Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.

Come discuss this unique novel that explores the interplay between hard copy and digital books; open access and secret societies; the meaning of friendship, the industry that is Google, immortality and technology.  Details on our Event Calendar.






A Conversation About Trees

TreesSaturday, April 26th at 2:00 p.m.

Local arborists will take part in a panel discussion entitled A Conversation About Our Newport Trees.

Free and open to the public.

Details, including a list of panelists, can be found on the library’s Event Calendar.





New on the eBook Shelf for April

Murder at Westminster Abbey Storied life of A. J. Fikry The king

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) for anyone with a card from a Rhode Island public library.