Books and Authors Series

feiferOur popular Books and Authors Series continues with a great line-up of authors and presenters coming to the Newport Library.

October 18th at 2:00 p.m. – Gregory Feifer (picured on left), author of Russians: The People Behind the Power. Feifer is a former Moscow correspondent for National Public Radio who has written for the New Republic, Washington Post, and World Policy Journal. The New York Times said his book Russians “give[s] the lay reader a spirited introduction to this complex country and its torturous past.” Mr. Feifer will have copies of his book available for purchase and signing.

November 1st at 2:00 p.m. – Dr. Dennis Rosen, author of Vital Conversations: Improving Communications Between Doctors and Patients.

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


Sunday Hours begin October 19th

Open Sundays
The library will be open on Sundays, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. beginning Sunday, October 19th.

For a full schedule of hours or holidays and closings, see our Hours and Directions page.





Library Bond Issue on November Ballot

Support Your LibraryVote November 4th to support your library.

If approved, Ballot Question #8 would provide funding for renovation of our space to

  • Improve children’s services,
  • Increase space for community meetings and
  • Provide more room for technology training.



Film Series: Hitchcock

Hitchcock – the master

Last title in this current series of classic Alfred Hitchcock films from the early 1950’s.To catch a thief

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


Friday, Oct 24 – To Catch a Thief (1955)




Haunted Halloween Craft Party

Halloween GhostSaturday, October 25th from 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Registration required!

Children ages 6-12 – come to the library’s Halloween Party, Saturday, October 25th from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Dress up in a costume
  • Make spooky crafts
  • Have some snacks!

Registration is required and opens on Tuesday, October 7th.  Registrations will be accepted at the Children’s Desk or over the phone (401-847-8720 ext. 204).

Friends Annual Holiday Book Sale

Friends BooksaleSaturday, November 1st through Wednesday, November 5th.

Dates and times are on the library’s Event Calendar.  Choose from

  • Quality gift books
  • Recent best sellers
  • DVDs and CDs
  • Holiday books
  • Puzzles, games and lots more.

Proceeds benefit the Newport Public Library.