Wizard of Oz at the Library

Just in case you missed it…we had some visitors at the library on Halloween from the land of Oz!



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Wednesday Night Book Group

Please note: due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Wednesday Night Book Group will meet on the second Wednesday in November, the 14th.  We will be discussing the book The Witches of New York by Ami McKay.  Copies of the book are available for loan from the library.

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Brown Bags and Books Book Group

Please note our Brown Bags and Books book group will be meeting in November at noon on the second Tuesday, November 13, not the first Tuesday as usual due to the Town of Newport voting day. We will be discussing the book Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris. Copies of the book are available from the library for loan.

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Nathaniel Philbrick to Accept the Sarah Josepha Hale Medal

Richards Free Library and the Judges of the Sarah Josepha Hale award are pleased to announce that Nathaniel Philbrick is the 2018 Sarah Josepha Hale Award Medalist.  He will accept the award on October 6, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. at the Newport Opera House.  Morgan Hill Book Store of New London will have copies of several of his books for sale that evening.

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Library Visits Project

We had a visitor to the library recently: Ellen from St. Paul, Minnesota. She “collects” libraries by visiting, taking photos, and posting notes and pictures to her blog. Find out what she said about our library (#482) here.

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62nd Annual Library Festival

Saturday, August 25, 2018, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
(Friends of the Library Sneak Preview: 8:00 to 9:00 AM)

Join us for for our annual festival! The Book Tent opens at 9:00 AM, with admission at 8:00 AM for Friends of the Library (you can join that morning!).

Festival activities include:

  • The Cookie Walk featuring over a hundred selections;
  • Luncheon on the Library Porch offered by Library Trustees;
  • The Children’s Tent has new activities each year;
  • Friends of the Library table where you can buy items such as note cards and postcards;
  • Raffles for prizes which include a dollhouse renovated and furnished by Mindy Thorpe; a slate picturing the Newport Fire Station hand painted by Marty Lovely; and a pop-up edition of Stephen King’s book The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon.
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Digital Magazines are Back!

If you already use our ebooks and audiobooks through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books website, you might have noticed that digital magazines are back!

The magazines are licensed for simultaneous use which means there is no waiting! They are readable on a computer (as the Read Now format) and through the Libby app, working nearly exactly like an ebook.

We hope you enjoy this new collection!

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Happy Fourth of July!

The library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, for Independence Day.

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No More Festival Books

Due to everyone’s overwhelming generosity, our festival book storage area is full. We are unable to take any more books until September. Thank you for your support!

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Summer Reading is ALMOST HERE!

Free puppet show June 25th 2:00

Don’t miss this year’s fantastic summer reading kickoff, a musical puppet show by Cactushead Puppets about the Bremen Town Musicians, a group of farm animals who are eager to head out into the world to become world-famous musicians! The performance is at 2:00 on Monday, June 25th We can’t wait to see you there!

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