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Newport, N.H. — The Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main Street, Newport, is celebrating National Poetry Month on April 24 at 7 p.m.. Bring your favorite poem to read or just come to listen. Everyone is invited. Refreshments will be provided.
At the Richards Free Library on April 28 (at 3:30 p.m.), Dr. Robert Scott will read and talk about his new book for children, Horatio’s Hometown Hero. The book was written in conjunction with Ambassador Joseph and Augusta Petrone as part of the Inspire Future New Hampshire Heroes program. Admission is free.
The book tells a simple story: To be a hero you do not have to be rich, powerful or beautiful, all you need is a giving heart that cares and shares with others. “Yes, we all can become a hero,” is the book’s motto.
The fair features nearly 100 booths of traditional crafts, including pottery, woodworking, blown glass, quilting, fiber arts, and more.
Fair-goers will enjoy live music throughout the day, as well as the famous apple pie sale and contest, and the Newport Firemen’s chicken barbecue. Adjacent to the Fair, the Richards Free Library’s Library will hold a festival & book sale that features crafts for kids and a cookie walk.
For more information, contact the Library Arts Center. Courtesy photo.
Richards Free Library is sponsoring the event, which is open the public free of charge.
Lepore has won the Anisfield-Wolf Award, the Bancroft Prize, the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize, and the Berkshire Prize. She is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker.
Her books include:
- The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party’s Revolution and the Battle over American History;
- New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize;
- Blindspot, a novel written with Jane Kamensky, a Times Book Review Editors’ Choice; and
- The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death, her latest book published in June 2012.
For more info about the Hale award, visit the Richards Free Library website.
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The Richards Free Library in Newport, New Hampshire, is having a summer garden party on Saturday, July 21, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Richards Free Library, will take place at 98 Elm Street in one of Newport’s most lovely gardens.
“Sip delightful wine, taste creative delicacies, and listen to beautiful music while surrounded by the sweet smells of a luscious summer garden!” the invitation reads. Also, if your wear an elegant hat, or one you creatively or humorously design, you may win a prize in the hat contest.
Music will be provided by Jet’M.
Tickets ($25 per person) can be purchased at the library or at the door. You must be 21 or older to attend. For more information call Marty Lovely, secretary of the Friends of the RFL, at 603-863-1387.