Calendar of Events

January 24, 2020

Ten Tips for Adults – Healthy Eating Classes

“Ten Tips for Adults” will focus on ten easy changes you can make to your lifestyle to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet, learn what a whole grain IS and how to identify it, learn about Nutrition Facts labels and what you should be looking out for and how to save money at the grocery store. Each class will have a recipe sample for you to try as well as a small free gift as thanks for your participation. Class meets 4 times starting January 3rd and ending January 24th.  Reserve your spot by signing up today.

Start: January 24, 2020 11:00 AM
End: January 24, 2020 11:30 PM

Story Time

 

Please join us every week for a fun and exciting program!

We will share books and stories, sing songs, do hand-rhymes and make crafts to take home

Story Time is designed to give children an opportunity to increase their love of books and reading,

as well as develop important social skills.

Start: January 24, 2020 10:00 AM
End: January 24, 2020 11:00 AM

January 23, 2020

Nurturing Parenting Programs – Brain Development in Children and Teens

This free workshop series includes ten individual parenting topics. Participants may attend by topic or complete the full series.

For more information or to register please call Christine McMillen – 974-2481

Start: January 23, 2020 12:30 PM
End: January 23, 2020 2:00 PM

January 22, 2020

Cynthia Anderson presents her new book, Home Now: How 6000 Refugees Transformed an American Town

Like so many American factory towns, Lewiston, Maine, thrived until its mill jobs disappeared and the young began leaving. But then the story unexpectedly veered: over the course of fifteen years, the city became home to thousands of African immigrants and, along the way, turned into one of the most Muslim towns in the US. Now about 6,000 of Lewiston’s 36,000 inhabitants are refugees and asylum seekers, many of them Somali. Cynthia Anderson tells the story of this fractious yet resilient city near where she grew up, offering the unfolding drama of a community’s reinvention–and humanizing some of the defining political issues in America today. In Lewiston, progress is real but precarious. Anderson takes the reader deep into the lives of both immigrants and lifelong Mainers: a single Muslim mom, an anti-Islamist activist, a Congolese asylum seeker, a Somali community leader. Their lives unfold in these pages as anti-immigrant sentiment rises across the US and national realities collide with those in Lewiston. Home Now gives a poignant account of America’s evolving relationship with religion and race, and makes a sensitive yet powerful case for embracing change.

Start: January 22, 2020 4:30 PM
End: January 22, 2020 6:00 PM

January 18, 2020

Newport Cultural Center’s Historical Preservation Committee

 

Become a part of Newport’s History – join the Newport Cultural Center’s Historical Preservation Committee.  For more information please call the Cultural Center at 368-5074

Start: January 18, 2020 10:00 AM
End: January 18, 2020 11:00 AM

January 17, 2020

Ten Tips for Adults – Healthy Eating Classes

“Ten Tips for Adults” will focus on ten easy changes you can make to your lifestyle to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet, learn what a whole grain IS and how to identify it, learn about Nutrition Facts labels and what you should be looking out for and how to save money at the grocery store. Each class will have a recipe sample for you to try as well as a small free gift as thanks for your participation. Class meets 4 times starting January 3rd and ending January 24th.  Reserve your spot by signing up today.

Start: January 17, 2020 11:00 AM
End: January 17, 2020 11:30 PM

Story Time

 

Please join us every week for a fun and exciting program!

We will share books and stories, sing songs, do hand-rhymes and make crafts to take home

Story Time is designed to give children an opportunity to increase their love of books and reading,

as well as develop important social skills.

Start: January 17, 2020 10:00 AM
End: January 17, 2020 11:00 AM

January 16, 2020

Lego Club

Lego Club is back! Come join our awesome after school program for 1st thru 6th Graders! Be sure to bring your imagination with you to build epic towers, fast race cars, beautiful balconies, host midnight ninja battles, royal dances, anything your mind can think and create! We will have legos ready for you.

Start: January 16, 2020 3:30 PM
End: January 16, 2020 4:30 PM

Nurturing Parenting Programs – Ages and Stages Infants and Toddlers

This free workshop series includes ten individual parenting topics. Participants may attend by topic or complete the full series.

For more information or to register please call Christine McMillen – 974-2481

Start: January 16, 2020 12:30 PM
End: January 16, 2020 2:00 PM

January 15, 2020

Historical Preservation Committee Workshop

The Historical Preservation Committee members volunteer their time to help preserve Newport’s historical collection.  Our work projects may vary, but currently we are working on the following.

 

  •  Inventorying artifacts:  documenting items and recording into our Past Perfect software program.
  • Inventorying photographs:  identifying, documenting, recording and preserving in our collection.
  • Processing incoming donations.
  • Changing exhibits quarterly.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Historical Preservation Committee at

ncchistorical@gmail.com.

Start: January 15, 2020 3:00 PM
End: January 15, 2020 5:00 PM

Contact Information:

154 Main Street
Newport, ME 04953
Library circulation desk:
(207) 368-5074

jelwell@newport.lib.me.us

historical inquires - history1215@yahoo.com

Hours:

Tuesday-Friday, 9:30-5:30
Saturday - 9:30-1:30
Closed Sunday & Monday

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