Handmade Holiday Craft Party

candy cane

Saturday, December 20th from 2:30pm – 4:30 pm

Children, ages 6 – 12, are invited to make a variety of winter crafts and enjoy light refreshments.  Come create handmade gifts for your loved ones!

Registration is required and is limited.  Registration will begin on Tuesday, December 2nd.

Visit the Children’s Desk or call 847-8720 x204 to register!


Library Closings for the Holidays

Christmas tree The library will close

  • all day Wednesday and Thursday, December 24th and 25th,
  • all day Wednesday and Thursday, December 31st and January 1st.
  • The library will also be closed on Sunday, December 28th.

For a complete list of these closings and our regular  hours please see our Event Calendar.

In the meantime, you can download an eBook or audiobook; view a movie or read a magazine – right from the comfort of your own home.  All you need is an Internet connection and a library card.

Happy Holidays everyone.

New on the eBook Shelf for December

Private India Christmas in cowboy country The job

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.

A special Library Reads for December

Library Reads is doing something special for December - a “favorites of the favorites” list.

The Rosie Project Landline

Check at the Reference Desk or online with our Library Reads Pinterest Board for a complete list of titles.

I Read YA Book Club

Dorothy Must Die
Tuesday, January 6th from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Love to read Young Adult books?  Join us for a lively discussion of Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page.

A book group for all ages – 13 to 113!

Details may be found on our Event Calender and on our Book Discussion Groups page.





Books and Authors Series – Pandora’s DNA

Pandora's DNA
Our popular Books and Authors Series continues in the new year with two fascinating authors.

January 17th at 2:00 p.m. – Lizzie Stark, author of Pandora’s DNA: Tracing the Breast Cancer Gene Through History, Science and One Family Tree.

January 24th at 2:00 p.m. – Nicholas Dawidoff, author of Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football.

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



Learn a new Language


Mango Languages

Mango Languages is one of many educational and informational online resources available through your Library.  And don’t forget the mobile app for learning on the go!

See Research Databases for more online resources.