Film Series: Hitchcock

Hitchcock – the master

Psycho Our series of classic Alfred Hitchcock films from the mid-1950’s and 60’s continues into the winter months!

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

Friday, January 30 – Psycho (1960)

Friday, February 13 – The Birds (1963)





Teen Movie – Miracle

MiracleSaturday – January 31 – 2:30pm – Program Room

Spend the afternoon enjoying pizza and a movie with your friends.   Make personalized, permanent coffee mug holders and watch  Miracle – the story of the 1980 Olympic  Hockey Team (all amateurs) defeating the Soviet Team (who had won 6 of the last 7 Olympic gold medals) and Team Finland to win the gold for the US.  It is considered by many Americans to be “the greatest moment in sports history”.

Don’t miss out!


Kids’ Guitar Sing-A-Long

Wednesdays @ 10:30 am –  February 4th, 11th, & 25th


Come check out our new weekly program!

  • Ages 0-5
  • Sing, dance, and enjoy classic kids songs
  • No registration required
  • Held in the John Clarke Children’s Program Room



Gilded Age Tea returns

Gilded Age Tea  Saturday, February 7th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Please join us for a fabulous Gilded Age Tea, to benefit the Newport Public Library, at the Hotel Viking.

Tea includes wonderful sandwiches, pastries and a glass of champagne!

$28.00 per person;  reservations are required and may be made by calling the Viking Hotel at 401-848-4824.

Details are on the library’s Event Calendar.




Musical Sundays: Baptist Church Choir

Join us for a Black History Month celebration and performance by the Community Baptist Church Choir of Newport.

Sunday, February 8th at 2:00PM (doors open at 2:30).

See our calendar for more information.

Books and Authors Series – They Called Her Reckless

They Called Her Reckless Our popular Books and Authors Series presents an all ages program on Valentine’s Day.

February 14th at 2:00 p.m. – Janet Barrett, author of They Called Her Reckless – the story of a very special horse who became a member of the U.S. Marine Fifth Regiment’s Rifle Platoon

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




New Early Literacy Station

The Children’s Department is happy to welcome a new Early Literacy Station to the library!  Come visit and check it out!


  • Great for ages 2 – 8!
  • Over 70 pre-loaded educational programs!
  • Content spanning all curriculum areas!
  • Safe standalone computer with no internet access!
  • Colorful and intuitive – great for readers and pre-readers!
  • Touch screen capabilities!