Around Town



Need something to do in Newport? In Southern Rhode Island?

Check out these links!

MoviesVolunteering – Roger’s  Athletic ScheduleIn the Library

The Quahog Calendar - select events from around the state of RI

Aquidneck Island – events and information about all of Aquidneck Island; searchable by town

Go Newport – a great event calendar chock full of every activity to do in Newport and surrounding areas

Newport Waterfront – concentrates on all the fun going on in our own downtown

Newport Patch – keep up with the latest events, articles, and news – all concentrating on Newport RI

Movie Time!

The Jane Pickens Theatre is located on 94 Tuoro Street in Newport, RI. Check out their movies and showtimes.

Island Cinemas 10 is located at 860 West Main Road in Middletown, RI. Check out their movies and showtimes.

Watch trailers for the newest and most popular movies.

Borrow movies from the library! Click here to go to our catalog.


Do you love animals and enjoy working with them? Try out the Potter League in Middletown. Visit their website and set up an appointment to fill out a volunteer application and attend a volunteer training. They are located at 87 Oliphant Lane in Middletown, RI and their phone number is 401-826-8276. You can also visit them on facebook.

Do you have a passion for protecting the natural environment? Check out current volunteer opportunities Save The Bay, a local RI environmental organization.

For more volunteer opportunities, check out the Volunteer Center of RI.

Dream of seeing the world? Check out CoolWorks and learn where you can volunteer, travel, and meet new people from all over the world. has a great volunteers page with many local opportunities including both single day events and long term commitments.  Just click “Rhode Island” then “Newport” along the right hand side and select the “Volunteering” tab.

Do you love visiting the library? Would you like to volunteer in one? Don’t be shy! Ask a librarian if they’re looking for volunteer help at your local library. Here is a list of nearby libraries:

Newport Public Library 300 Spring Street, Newport, RI

Middletown Public Library 700 West Main Road, Middletown, RI

Barrington Public Library 281 County Road, Barrington, RI

Jamestown Phiomenian Library 26 North Road, Jamestown, RI

Portsmouth Free Public Library 2658 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI

Family Fun Nights 2011 at the Krupowicz Planetarium