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Selling on Ebay

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Celebrate Poetry Month with Us!

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Peter Pan & Pirates!

Come see our Peter Pan & Pirate display in the children’s area and while you’re here . . .

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Project RABBIT Library Night

Project RABBIT Library Night will be held in the Children’s Room on April 11th at 6:00 instead of March 21st.
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Your Library 24/7

THURSDAY, MARCH 14 5:30 TO 6:30 PM

Come to the Richards Free Library to discover the power of your library card. Learn about the resources available to you, anywhere, any time.  You can…     
*Read the New York Times
*Read historic Newport newspapers
*Find a new author with Novelist
*Learn a new skill by enrolling in Universal Class
*Stream a movie with Kanopy
*Research you next purchase with EBSCOhost
*Download audiobooks, ebooks and magazines
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Richards Library at the Newport Winter Carnival Parade

Another successful Winter Carnival Parade! Thank you to everyone who helped with preparations and to those who walked the cold parade route with us.

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Library Newsletter

Have you seen our monthly newsletter?  Would you like to sign up to receive it in your inbox every month?  You can sign up on our website with your email.  (You will only receive the newsletter from us.  We will never share your email with anyone.) You can also see past issues of our newsletter here.

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The Real Eastern Coyote

The Real Eastern Coyote lecture which was postponed in November has been rescheduled for 7:00 on Thursday, January 24.
The lecture will be presented by Chris Schadler Ms. Schadler is co-founder of the New Hampshire Wildlife Coalition ( and the New Hampshire and Vermont Representative for Project Coyote ( You will learn a great deal while gaining a new appreciation for these beautiful and often misunderstood animals. Chris leads us to a better understanding of coyotes which helps conquer fears, encourage respectful coexistence, and enhance or instill an appreciation for the wildlife around us. Members of the audience will be offered interesting and informative handouts compiled by Project Coyote. The lecture is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.

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New Film Streaming Service, Kanopy, Is Now Available

Richards Free Library Patrons  Have Access To More Than 30,000 Films For Free With Kanopy.

The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free at Richards Free Library. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

Kanopy provides Richards Free Library patrons with access to films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere.

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