2016-01-21 / Calendar

Calendar

Thursday

January 21

Read/Eat/Chat Join art lovers and avid readers at this monthly book club, bring a lunch and discuss “Murder at Marble House,” by Alyssa Maxwell, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, members free, nonmembers $5, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Eight Bells Lecture Dan Urish presents his book, “Coral, Copra and Concrete: An Illustrated Memoir of Diego Garcia Atoll,” Naval War College Museum, noon, open to the public, advance reservations are required for those without base access, seating limited, 401-841-4052, usnwc.edu.

Computer Class Learn at your own pace, laptops are available or bring your own, staff on-hand to help, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 1:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

LEGO Thursdays All LEGO bricks are provided, creations usually dismantled at the end of the day, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

After School Adventure Read-alouds, songs, activities and a craft for children ages 5-7, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:45 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-6 p.m., 401-846-0573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Book Launch Terry Gaspard discusses her new book, “Daughters of Divorce: Overcome the Legacy of Your Parents’ Breakup and Enjoy a Happy, Long-Lasting Relationship,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 6-7:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

'Chatty Charms' Creation Adults create a pendant out of Sculpey and jump rings, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-8 p.m., registration is limited to 12 and is online, 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Thursday Evening Book Group Discuss “Dead Wake,” by Erik Larson, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Backyard Composting Learn how to reduce household waste by composting, hear how composting works and discover vermiculture, compost bins are available for purchase, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30 p.m., 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

RIIFF Comedic Shorts Enjoy Rhode Island International Film Festival comedic short movies, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

January 22

Beach Bounce Children ages 2-10 drop in and enjoy a beach bounce, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., 401-845-5810, for up-to-date schedule visit cityofnewport.com/beach.

Improv Enjoy improv by the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

January 23

Winter Growers’ Market Local produce and products, including how to solarize your home inside Newport Vineyards Winery, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-932-9007, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 22.

3-D Printing Club Learn how to use a 3-D printer to design, print and edit your own files, use the library’s printer, best geared for ages 13 and up, participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop with Google Chrome and storage device, register for a free Tinkercad design software account, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10 a.m.-noon, 401-847-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Scouts’ Animal Tracking Brownies and Junior Scouts hike and learn to identify animal tracks and more, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rain date Jan. 24, $5, drop in or register at 401-619-3377 or education@ballardpark.org.

Newport Seal Tour Take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island, the tour is entirely boat based, Market Square, 1-2 p.m., register, confirm date and time, 401-324-6020, savebay.org/seals.

Going Digital Learn how to use the library’s electronic resources such as free e-books and audiobooks, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-3 p.m., bring your portable device along with your library card, 401-847-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Nature Hike Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 2-3 p.m., rain date Jan. 24, suggested donation $5 per person, $15 group, 401-619-3377, education@ballardpark.org.

Winter Speaker Series "Here’s Looking at US: A Russian Perspective,” with Peter Zwack, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., $6-$15, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Common Fence “A Gathering of Fiddlers and Fishermen,” Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 6:30 p.m., $15, 401-683-5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See Jan. 22.

Sunday

January 24

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 22.

Newport Seal Tour 1-2 p.m. See Jan. 23.

Nature Discovery Series During the “Interpreting the Winter Woods” program, observe the many changes that the landscape and living things undergo, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 2-3 p.m., $8-$10, recommended for ages 6 and up, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Opening Reception and Award Ceremony “Rhode Island Scholastic Art” exhibits more than 100 works by students in our state’s middle school and high school art programs, noon-5 p.m. reception in Salve Regina’s Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, 2 p.m. award ceremony in Bazarsky Lecture Hall, exhibited Tues.-Sun., through Jan. 30, 401- 847-6650, salve.edu.

‘Open Call’ Theater Workshop “Playing with Shakespeare,” with Emmy award-winning actress Laurie Heineman, is for anyone interested in Shakespeare, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 3 p.m., no experience necessary, register in advance, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Monday

January 25

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Jan. 22.

Story Time Songs, stories and a craft for children ages 2-5 and a caregiver, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:15-11 a.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Multi-Age Drop In Story Time Children ages 2-6 enjoy stories, songs, games, rhymes and a playtime, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m., 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Drop In Story Time Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Make It, Take It Crafts Drop in to make a craft and take it home, best for children ages 3 and up, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

DIY Map Coasters In this adult crafting program, make your own map-themed drink coasters, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., space limited to 15 participants,

registration required, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday

January 26

Story Time Children ages 3-5 enjoy stories, songs and a craft, CPortsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-10:45 a.m., registration required, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Tales for Twos A program featuring read-alouds, rhymes, finger plays and songs designed to help young children develop verbal skills and promote an early interest in books and reading, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Preschool Story Time Children ages 4-6 enjoy read-alouds, songs, finger rhymes, movement activities, flannel boards, a craft and play group, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m., register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library Enjoy “Buena Vista Social Club,” a documentary about aging Cuban musicians, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30- 3:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Computer Assistance One-on-one computer assistance, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30-4:15 p.m., registration required, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Shakespeare Enjoy reading with other Shakespeare fans, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Teen Fiction Book Club Discuss “Jackaby,” by William Ritter, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Film "This Changes Everything," inspired by Naomi Klein’s book, connects capitalism with climate change, Salve Regina’s O’Hare Academic Center, 7 p.m., 401-341-2927, pellcenter.org.

Wednesday

January 27

Story Time Children ages birth-2 with a caregiver enjoy rhymes, finger plays, songs and books, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:15-10:45 a.m., ages 2-5 from 11:15-noon, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Kids’ Guitar Sing-Along Children ages birth-5 and a caregiver are invited to sing and dance at this program featuring guitar playing and a variety of kids' classic songs, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Toddler Story Time Children ages 2-3 enjoy read-alouds, finger plays, rhymes, movement activities, songs, games, a craft and/or snack, plus a play group, register, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Newport Lecture Series The Naval War College Foundation presents, “The Hague’s International Criminal Court: What Are the Prospects for Global Criminal Justice,” with Professor Tim McCormack, Officer’s Club, 5:30 p.m. cocktail reception followed by a lecture and Q & A session, register at 401- 848-8308 or nwcf_ events@nwcfoundation.org at least 3 business days in advance for base access.

Wednesday Night Book Club Discuss “Out of the Easy,” by Ruta Sepetys, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Thursday

January 28

Baby Book Worms This program uses read-alouds and nursery rhymes to help babies learn the rhythms and patterns of speech, time will be provided for board books, play and a chance for parents to network together, for children ages birth-2 with a caregiver, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30 a.m., ages 3-4 at 11 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Toddler Play Group Children ages 18-24 months enjoy stories, songs and a craft, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-10:45 a.m., play group for older children from 11 –

11:45 a.m., registration required, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Eight Bells Lecture “Sea Minor: The U.S. Navy’s Secret Torpedo Program of 1862,” with Chuck Veit, Naval War College Museum, noon, open to the public, advance reservations are required for those without base access, seating limited, 401-841-4052, usnwc.edu.

Computer Class 1:30 p.m. See Jan. 21.

Genealogy Workshop Investigate your family’s history with the help of the Newport Historical Society’s expert staff, 82 Touro St., 2 -4 p.m., space limited to 8 attendees, reservations required, 401-846-0813 x110 or e-mail mdelaire@newporthistory.org.

LEGO Thursdays 3:30-4:30. See Jan. 21.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5-6 p.m. See Jan. 21.

After School Adventure 3:45 p.m. See Jan. 21.

Researching Your Historic Home Presentation and questions, receive a guide to local research resources, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7:30 p.m., space limited, registration required, 401-847-8720 or info@newportlibraryri.org.

Book Signing Local author Terry Gaspard discusses her new book, “Daughters of Divorce: Overcome the Legacy of Your Parents’ Breakup and Enjoy a Happy, Long-Lasting Relationship,” Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Community Lecture Series Newport Hospital presents “Memory Changes as We Age and What to Do about Them,” 11 Friendship St., Gudoian conference room, 6:30-7:30 p.m., seating limited, 401-845-1492 or newporthospital.org to reserve.

Friday

January 29

Beach Bounce 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Jan. 22.

Friday Flicks and Fun Children ages 2-5 with a caregiver enjoy a picture book film and a simple craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Library Film Series View “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (2015), starring Judi Dench, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Saturday

January 30

Winter Growers’ Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 23.

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 22.

New Member Tour New and existing members are invited, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Redwood Book Club Discuss the first half of Henry Fielding’s “Tom Jones,” and watch the first half of the film adaptation, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., all are welcome, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

LEGO Club Children ages 5-12 can drop in and build with LEGO bricks, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-noon, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Cannabis Talk Courtney David presents “An Introduction to Cannabis,” Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Middletown Library LEGO Club Children ages 4 and up with a caregiver drop in to make creations, LEGO bricks provided, children can also try to build the surprise LEGO challenge, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Snowflake Making Fest Create snowflakes with paper, 3-D printing, vinyl cutting, crocheting and more, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 1-3 p.m., for ages 10 and up, $5-$15, register, 401-560- 0979, alicia@jamestownartcenter.org.

Watercolors for Beginners Create one small work of art with art teacher Julie Shoen Hood, professional artist supplies provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-4 p.m., ages 12 and up, space limited to 12 participants, register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Book Discussion Newport native Dr. James O’Connell talks about his book, “Stories from the Shadows: Reflections of a Street Doctor,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., seating limited, doors open at 1:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Makerspace Open Session Work on your own 3-D printer or vinyl cutter project or learn how to do it, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Winter Speaker Series “Art, Music and Literature: Does Evolution Really Explain Everything?” with Kenneth Miller, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2-3 p.m., $6-$15, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Sunday

January 31

Beach Bounce 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Jan. 22.

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