Library Events

Summer Reading Progr
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 3:00
Join us at the library to learn some circle dancing!
Books on Tap
Tuesday, Jul. 26, 6:30
We will be discussing the book Every Day by David Levithan.  Copies of the book are available for loan from the library.

Every Day is technically for young adults, but the premise of this unusual book goes much deeper. It asks a question that will resonate with the young and old alike: Can you truly love someone regardless of what they look like on the outside? The main character, A, wakes up every morning in a different body. Day to day, A can be male or female, any ethnicity, any size, and in any type of household. The only constant is that he (we'll go with that pronoun for convenience) is 16. A has been body jumping for as long as he can remember, and he has learned to not leave behind any trace of his presence--until he meets Rhiannon. For the first time in his life, A feels a true connection with another person. But can she love him back? Levithan handles their romance with great aplomb, building to a poignant and beautiful ending that took my breath away.
Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 27, 10:30
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, Jul. 27, 11:00 (Wednesdays)
A preschool story time for chilren ages two through six.  We read books, sing songs and do a simple craft.
Summer Reading Progr
Thursday, Jul. 28, 4:00
Join us at the library for our annual frozen t-shirt contest!  
Poetry Reading/Book
Thursday, Jul. 28, 7:00

Dianalee Velie will be here at the library to read from her new book of poetry, Ever After. She takes on the lives, extrapolated from their fairy tale settings, of such as Cinderella as she attends a high school reunion, Lewis Carroll's Alice as she joins a substance abuse meeting, and Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio as he launches his career in--what else--politics. Each story paces the reader's distance from childhood to adulthood with metered charm. Life goes on, even for the storied celebrities of classical lore.  

Copies of Ever After will be available for purchase at this event and Ms. Velie will be signing copies.

Farmer’s Marke
Friday, Jul. 29, 4:00
Join us at the Farmer's Market on the Newport Town Common for story time!
Summer Reading Progr
Monday, Aug. 1, 2:00
Stories and games from around the world wtih International Work Campers.  
Brown Bag and Books
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 12:00
We will be discussing the book "The Son" by Philipp Meyer.  Copies of the book are available for loan from the library.

Inside Meyer’s massive Texas saga is perhaps the best Indian captive story ever written: in 1849, 13-year-old Eli McCullough is abducted by Comanches after they’ve raped his mother and sister. Eli adapts. He learns the language and how to hunt and raid, and by age 16, he’s a fierce warrior. In the process, the reader is treated to a fascinating portrait of the Comanches, including a Melville-like cataloging of all they did with the buffalo. Eventually, young Eli returns to the white world, but after an affair with a judge’s wife worthy of Little Big Man, he’s forced into the Texas Rangers. Later still, he fights for the South and steals a fortune from the North. He returns to South Texas to found an unimaginably large ranch, which he adds to by trumping up a massacre of a distinguished Mexican family, the Garcias. No scion measures up to Eli, unless it’s Jeanne, his great-granddaughter, who ruthlessly presides over her oil and gas well into the twenty-first century. And, in a different way, Peter, Eli’s son, as softhearted as his father was ruthless, makes his mark. He alone laments the massacre of the Garcias, but he’s an indifferent rancher, and his love affair with the only surviving Garcia threatens to disembowel the McCullough empire. If you want to build a place like Texas, Meyer seems to say, only ruthlessness will suffice. In his many pages, Meyer takes time to be critical of Edna Ferber, but his tale is best compared to Giant. Lonesome Dove also come to mind, as well as the novels of Douglas C. Jones, Alan LeMay, and Benjamin Capps.
Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 10:30
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, Aug. 3, 11:00 (Wednesdays)
A preschool story time for chilren ages two through six.  We read books, sing songs and do a simple craft.
Summer Reading Progr
Thursday, Aug. 4, 3:00
Join us for our Summer Reading Program Finale with an ice cream social and visit with the International Work Campers.  
Farmer’s Marke
Friday, Aug. 5, 4:00
Join us at the Farmer's Market on the Newport Town Common for story time!
Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 10:30
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, Aug. 10, 11:00 (Wednesdays)
A preschool story time for chilren ages two through six.  We read books, sing songs and do a simple craft.
Pokemon Go! Lure at
Thursday, Aug. 11, 3:00
Stop by the library to catch some Pokemon, hang out with your friends and even make a reflective craft for safety!
Farmer’s Marke
Friday, Aug. 12, 4:00
Join us at the Farmer's Market on the Newport Town Common for story time!
Adult Coloring
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 10:30 to 11:30

Join us for Adult Coloring.  We'll supply the coloring pages, crayons, markers and more in a relaxing atmosphere. 

Knitting
Tuesday, Aug. 16, 6:00-8:00
Bring in your knitting and join us for some conversation.
Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 10:30
A lapsit story time for babies and toddlers from birth through age two. We sing songs, rhymes and read a couple books.
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