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.

Three Wednesdays  – July 30th, August 13th and August 27th, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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

Film Series: Hitchcock

NotoriousThe Newport Public Library Film Series returns in July and August with four classic films directed by the incomparable Alfred Hitchcock. Filmed between 1945 and 1951, these films feature an astonishing assemblage of actors including Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Marlene Dietrich, and Gregory Peck. Librarian and film buff Luke Owens will introduce the films.

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

Wednesday, August 6: Stage Fright (1950)

Wednesday, August 20: Strangers on a Train (1951)

Come to our Annual Fundraising Event

Set Sail for a Novel Evening The Board of Trustees cordially invites you to

Set Sail for a Novel Evening

Sunday, August 10th from
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Regina Slezak, retiring Library Director

  • Hors D’oeuvres and Dessert by Pranzi Catering
  • Music by David Manuel
  • Complimentary beer and wine
  • Silent and Live Auctions
  • Demonstrations of the new 3D Printer


Donation of $75.00 per person.  For reservations call 847-8720, ext. 100.

Details available on our Event Calendar.

Summer Reading Outdoor Fair

The Children’s Summer Reading Outdoor Fair will take place on Wednesday, August 13th from 10:30am – 1:00pm.  Held in Aquidneck Park outside the library, the fair will feature:

Fizz Boom Read Poster

  • A Polynesian Dance performance by Laura Matta at 11:00am
  • A Puppet Workshop with Sue Klau at 12:00pm
  • Face Painting provided by Creative Chica from 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Sand Art
  • Certificates, prizes, grand prize drawings
  • Food and fun!

Please note: In the event of rain, the fair will take place as scheduled inside the library.



New on the eBook Shelf for July

New in July

New in July

The Great War

The Great War

Thrillers for the beach

Thrillers for the beach

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.

Library Reads

Have you discovered Library Reads?  Each month the Library Reads program publishes a list of ten great reads, recommended by public librarians across the country.  The August Library Reads list is just out!

 The Black Hour  The Intern's Handbook  Elizabeth is Missing

Newport Public Library’s Library Reads Pinterest Board will show you all the titles recommended thus far.  Happy reading!