All events are at Richards Free Library, 58 North Main St., Newport, and are free unless otherwise noted. The phone number is 863-3430 and contact can also be made at rfl@newport.lib.nh.us

Event Title: Toddler Story Time

Date: Wednesdays – Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Contact Person: Moriah Churchill-Calkins

Description: A lapsit storytime for babies and toddlers from birth through age two. We sing songs, rhymes and read a couple books.

Event Title: Preschool Story Time

Date: Wednesdays – Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30

Time: 11 a.m.

Contact Person: MoorishChurchill-Catkins

Description: A preschool story-time for children ages two through six. We read books, sing songs and do a simple craft.

Event Title: Youth Writer’s Group (for independent writer’s ages 7-18

Date: Wednesday, Jan.16 and 30

Time: 3-5 p.m.

Contact Person: Moorish Churchill-Catkins

Description: Join our kids writing group for fun and inspiring writing games and exercises as well as a place to share your writing and get peer feedback. Children must be able to write independently with enough comfort to enjoy it. Ms.Mo is a librarian, not a teacher!

Event Title: Bingo for Books!

Date: Mondays, Jan. 28

Time: 3:15 p.m.

Contact Person: Moriah Churchill-Calkins

Description:Join us at the library for a few rounds of Bingo! Win books to take home.

Event Title: Knitting at the Library

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 15

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Contact Person: Andrea Thorpe

Description: Bring in your knitting and join us for some conversation.

Event Title: Wednesday Night Book Group

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 16

Time: 7 p.m.

Contact Person: Andrea Thorpe

Description: We will be discussing the book Trail of Broken Wings by Sejal Badani. Copies of the book are available for loan from the library.

Event Title: Homeschool Book Group

Date: Friday, Jan. 18

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Contact Person: Moriah Churchill-Calkins

Description: We will be discussing the book Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. Copies of the book are available for loan from the library.

Event Title: LEGO Day - Build a Bird

Date: Saturday, Jan. 19

Time: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Contact Person: Moriah Churchill-Calkins

Description: This month’s challenge: Build a Bird! Try your hand at modeling your favorite bird, or design a different one from scratch!

Event Title: Library Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Date: Monday, Jan. 21

Contact Person: Andrea Thorpe

Event Title: Winter Carnival Parade Float Planning

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 22

Time: 3 p.m.

Contact Person: Moriah Churchill-Calkins

Description: Sign up to join the crew of the Richards Free Library Winter Carnival float! Help name our pirate ship and plan out our float!

Event Title: Books on Tap Book Group

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 22

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Salt hill Pub, 58 Main St., Newport, NH 03773

Contact Person: Andrea Throe

Description: This month we will be discussing the book Walking to Vermont by Christopher Wren. Copies of the book are available for loan from the library.

Event Title: Winter Carnival Parade Float Building and Signups

Date: Thursday, Jan. 24

Time: 3 p.m.

Contact Person: Moriah Churchill-Calkins

Description: Sign up to join the crew of the Richards Free Library Winter Carnival float! Help us build our float for the winter carnival parade!

Event Title: Friends Centurion Lecture

Date: Thursday, Jan. 24

Time: 7 p.m.

Contact Person: Andrea Thorpe

Description: The public is welcome to attend this year's Friends of the Richards Library Centurion Lecture, The Real Eastern Coyote, presented by Chris Schadler, MS Conservation Biology, Antioch University, Keene, New Hampshire.

Event Title: Winter Carnival Parade Float Building and Costumes

Date: Thursday, Jan. 31

Time: 3 p.m.

Contact Person: Moriah Churchill-Calkins

Description: All hands on deck! The crew of the Richards Free Library pirate ship, aka our winter carnival parade participants, will help work on the float, or work on their pirate costumes for the parade! (For parade participants only.)

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