Library Events

Library Closed for M
Monday, May. 30
The library will be closed today in honor of Memorial Day.
Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 10:30 (Wednesdays)
A lapsit story time for babies and toddlers from birth through age two. We sing songs, rhymes and read a couple books.
Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 11:00 (Wednesdays)
A preschool story time for chilren ages two through six.  We read books, sing songs and do a simple craft.
Junior Writer’
Wednesday, Jun. 1, 3:15
This Writer’s Group is a fun club for elementary aged students who are into writing and playing games to do with words, writing, and creativity. Bring your stories and poems to share, and get ready to have fun! 
Maker Play: Dash and
Thursday, Jun. 2, 3:15
Join in as we learn to command New Hampshire State Library robots, Dash and Dot, using scratch programming.  Dash can drive, dance, respond to your voice and even throw a ball!  Can we get him to follow a maze?
Farmer’s Marke
Friday, Jun. 3, 4:00
Join us at the Farmer's Market on the Newport Town Common for story time!
Bingo for Books!
Monday, Jun. 6, 3:15
Join us at the library for a few rounds of Bingo and win some books!
Brown Bag and Books
Tuesday, Jun. 7, 12:00
We will be discussing the book Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee.  Copies of the book are available for loan from the library.
 

Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch—“Scout”—returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a MockingbirdGo Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past—a journey that can only be guided by one’s own conscience.

Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer under- standing and appreciation of Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humor, and effortless precision—a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth.

Anime Party!
Tuesday, Jun. 7, 3:15
Dress up like your favorite Anime character, bring your best chibli drawing, or just come for the fun!  We'll watch an Anime, eat yummy snacks and do a manga-themed craft as we watch.  Don't miss out!
Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 8, 10:30 (Wednesdays)
A lapsit story time for babies and toddlers from birth through age two. We sing songs, rhymes and read a couple books.
Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 8, 11:00 (Wednesdays)
A preschool story time for chilren ages two through six.  We read books, sing songs and do a simple craft.
Youth Writer’s
Wednesday, Jun. 8, 3:00
Do you want to be a writer or a novelist? Join writer's group to meet up with other kids in middle and high school who are serious about their creative writing.  We share our writing, play games, eat snacks, and WRITE!
Farmer’s Marke
Friday, Jun. 10, 4:00
Join us at the Farmer's Market on the Newport Town Common for story time!
Bingo for Books!
Monday, Jun. 13, 3:15
Join us at the library for a few rounds of Bingo and win some books!
Maker Play Year End
Tuesday, Jun. 14, 3:15
Cubelets, Snap Circuits, Brain Flakes - Come try them all before summer vacation!
Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 15, 10:30 (Wednesdays)
A lapsit story time for babies and toddlers from birth through age two. We sing songs, rhymes and read a couple books.
Preschool Story Time
Wednesday, Jun. 15, 11:00 (Wednesdays)
A preschool story time for chilren ages two through six.  We read books, sing songs and do a simple craft.
Wednesday Night Book
Wednesday, Jun. 15, 7:00
We will be discussing the book The Paris Wife by Paula McLain.  Copies of the book are available for loan from the library.

History is sadly neglectful of the supporting players in the lives of great artists. Fortunately, fiction provides ample opportunity to bring these often fascinating personalities out into the limelight. Gaynor Arnold successfully resurrected the much-maligned Mrs. Charles Dickens in Girl in a Blue Dress (2009), now Paula McLain brings Hadley Richardson Hemingway out from the formidable shadow cast by her famous husband. Though doomed, the Hemingway marriage had its giddy high points, including a whirlwind courtship and a few fast and furious years of the expatriate lifestyle in 1920s Paris. Hadley and Ernest traveled in heady company during this gin-soaked and jazz-infused time, and readers are treated to intimate glimpses of many of the literary giants of the era, including Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. But the real star of the story is Hadley, as this time around, Ernest is firmly relegated to the background as he almost never was during their years together. Though eventually a woman scorned, Hadley is able to acknowledge without rancor or bitterness that "Hem had helped me to see what I really was and what I could do." Much more than a woman-behind-the-man homage, this beautifully crafted tale is an unsentimental tribute to a woman who acted with grace and strength as her marriage crumbled.
Adult Coloring
Thursday, Jun. 16, 6:30-8:00
Spend an evening listening to tranquil music as you lose yourself in the simple pleasure of coloring.  We'll provide the pages and coloring tools to get you started.
Homeschool Book Grou
Friday, Jun. 17, 10:30
We will be discussing the book Half Magic by Edward Eager.  Copies of the book are available for loan from the library.

Four children wish on a Half Magic coin that gets their mother Alison half-way home, rescued by Mr Smith. Mark's wish zaps them to a desert without island, where half-talking cat Carrie gabbles to a camel. Romantic Katherine battles Launcelot. Eldest Jane rejects siblings for another family. Stubborn youngest, Martha, causes a riot downtown.
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