Library Events

SRP Craft - Make a P
Tuesday, Jun. 28, 3:00
Come to the library and learn how to make a paracord bracelet that you can take home with you!
Books on Tap
Tuesday, Jun. 28, 6:30
We will be discussing the book The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe.  Copies of the book are available for loan from the library.

During her treatment for cancer, Mary Anne Schwalbe and her son Will spent many hours sitting in waiting rooms together. To pass the time, they would talk about the books they were reading. Once, by chance, they read the same book at the same time—and an informal book club of two was born. Through their wide-ranging reading, Will and Mary Anne—and we, their fellow readers—are reminded how books can be comforting, astonishing, and illuminating, changing the way that we feel about and interact with the world around us. A profoundly moving memoir of caregiving, mourning, and love—The End of Your Life Book Club is also about the joy of reading, and the ways that joy is multiplied when we share it with others.
On Your Mark, Get Se
Wednesday, Jun. 29, 11:00
Join us at the library for a story time for the entire family!
Summer Reading Progr
Thursday, Jun. 30, 5:00
Join us at the library for popcorn and a movie!  We will be watching the movie "Remember the Titans."
Farmer’s Marke
Friday, Jul. 1, 4:00
Join us at the Farmer's Market on the Newport Town Common for story time!
Brown Bag and Books
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 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.
Summer Reading Progr
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 3:00
Build your own maze using cardboard that you can take home!
Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 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, Jul. 6, 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. 7, 3:00
Come to the library to watch a karate demonstration wtih Brent Baker and Rising Sun Martial Arts Dojo.
Farmer’s Marke
Friday, Jul. 8, 4:00
Join us at the Farmer's Market on the Newport Town Common for story time!
Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 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, Jul. 13, 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
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 3:00
Join us and try your hand at bridge building with Legos!
Summer Reading Progr
Thursday, Jul. 14, 3:00
Come in to the library and make a felt pennant, for yourself or your stuffed animal friend (who you can leave at the library for a sleepover!).
Summer Reading Progr
Thursday, Jul. 14, 3:00
Drop your stuffed animal off for a fun sleepover at the library!  Pick them up on Wednesday, the 15th.
Summer Reading Progr
Friday, Jul. 15, 1:00-5:00
Come pick your stuffed animal up today from its sleepover at the library and find out what they did all night!
Summer Reading Progr
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 3:00
Join us at the library for some tie dyeing!  Bring in a t-shirt or other cotton item.
Knitting
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 6:00-8:00
Bring in your knitting and join us for some conversation.
Toddler Story Time
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 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.
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