Meet the author of The Keeper of Lime Rock

Keeper of Lime Rock

Monday, August 25th at 6:00 p.m.

Come meet Lenore Skomal, award-winning author of The Keeper of Lime Rock: The Remarkable True Story of Ida Lewis, the novel Bluff and more.

  • Free and open to the public.
  • In the library’s Program Room






Maker Space Open Studios

 3D printerOpen Studio with the library’s new maker tools, and expertise from FabNewport.

  • For kids who attended camp and want to finish projects
  • For the community at large to learn how to work with our 3D printer, vinyl cutter and heat press.

One Wednesday left   -  August 27th, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public, in the library’s Program Room.   Details.

Labor Day closings and resumption of Fall/Winter hours

Happy Labor DayThe library will be closed Saturday, August 30th through Monday, September 1st, in honor of the Labor Day Holiday.

The library will resume Fall/Winter Hours on Tuesday, September 2nd.

Fall/Winter Hours

Monday – 12:30-9:00
Tues – Thurs – 9:30 – 9:00
Fri & Sat – 9:30 – 6:00

Books and Authors Series is back!

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

September 6th at 2:00Terri ArthurFatal Decision: Edith Cavell, WWI Nurse

September 13th at 2:00Dr. Thomas Les - The Word That Shall Not Be Spoken: Suffering

September 20th at 11:00 a.m. – Scott Helman and Jenna RussellLong Mile Home: Boston Under Attack.

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

Storytime Registration for September – October

StorytimesTuesday, September 9th at 9:30 a.m.

Register for the September / October Storytimes at the library.  Sessions begin the week of September 22nd.
Choose from

  • Tiny Tots
  • Tales for Twos
  • The After Lunch Bunch
  • Pre-school Storytime
  • Books and Crafts.

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

Surviving 9/11 – a Booktalk by Bert Upson

On a Clear Day
Wednesday, September 10th at 7:00 p.m.

Bert Upson, a former Newport resident, will return to discuss his new book, On a Clear Day: An Eyewitness Account and the story of how he escaped from the 78th floor of the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Details are available on the library’s Event Calendar.