Sharpen your Photography Skills


Saturdays from 11:00am to 1:00pm

We are very excited to host Photography 101: Moving Beyond the Snapshot, a series of workshops for beginners. Members of the Island Photography Group will be leading a four-part series of seminars with hands-on activities beginning on Saturday, October 4. Seating is limited so register early!  See our Events Calendar for more information.



Books and Authors Series is back!

Flower of Heaven Our popular Books and Authors Series is back with a great line-up of authors and presenters coming to the Newport Library in September.

October 4th at 2:00 p.m. – Julien Ayotte, author of Flower of Heaven.

October 18th at 2:00 p.m. – Gregory Feifer, author of Russians: The People Behind the Power.

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

Film Series: Hitchcock

Hitchcock returns!

Come join us for another series of classic Alfred Hitchcock films from the early 1950’s.Rear Window

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

Friday, Oct 10 – Rear Window (1954)
Friday, Oct 24 – To Catch a Thief (1955)






Book Discussion Groups @ your library.

Book GroupsWe have Book Discussion Groups and Clubs for all!

– Tuesday Afternoons at 1:00 p.m.

– Thursday Evenings at 7:00 p.m.

– Kids in grades 3, 4 or 5 can join the Book Buddies Club.

– A new Book Club begins in October – the All Ages Young Adult Book Club.

And, of course, there is always BookChat for Knitters.

Check out our Book Discussion Group page for details, times, dates and a list of titles.

ArtBots Maker Craft

artbotSaturday, October 4th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.  

Come Create a robot that can make its own artwork!  FabNewport returns with another wonderful program for kids and tweens, ages 6-12.

Registration is required and limited.

Details are available on the Kids’ Page To register, call the Children’s Department at 847-8720, Ext. 204, or come into the library.




New on the eBook Shelf for September

Long Way Home Personal 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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.