Among Friends
News and notes from North Kingstown Free Library
July 2021
Library Hours
Mon - Thur 9:00 - 8:30
Fri & Sat 9:00 - 5:00
Mark Your Calendar
Tuesdays starting July 6
4:00 pm
Program will be held in person.
Monday, July 12, 11:00 am
Off Shore
Program will be held in person.
Tuesday, July 13, 6:30 pm
Program will be held in person.
Tuesday, July 13, 6:30 pm
A Deadly Education
Program will be held in person.
Monday, July 13, 3:00 pm
Program is virtual.
Friday, July 16, 9:30 am
Program will be held in person.
Monday, July 19, 6:30 pm
Theme: Southwest Cookbooks
Program will be held in person.
Wednesday, July 21, 6:30 pm
Slop Chest
Program will be held in person.
Saturday, July 24, 10:00 am
Annaquatucket Mill
Program will be held in person.
Monday, July 26, 10:00 am
Program will be held in person.
Programs on Your Time
Find Rhody Radio at or wherever you find your podcasts.
When you’re listening to Rhody Radio, you know you’re listening to something good.
Rhody Radio is a project of the Office of Library and Information Services and is made possible by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.
Summer during the late 1800s and early 1900s, was a busy time in Wickford, as many well-to-do people from out of town passed through on their way to Newport. They traveled on the railway run by the Newport and Wickford Railroad and Steamboat Company. The company constructed the railway in 1871, laying track from Wickford Junction (near the present-day MBTA station) to Wickford Landing (at the end of present-day Steamboat Avenue).  From Wickford Landing, passengers would board a steamship which carried them the rest of the way to Newport.  Belleville Station, which was located at the present day Wickford Lumber on Boston Neck Rd., was one of the stops along the way. This ticket was good for a trip from Belleville Station to Providence, by way of Wickford Junction, where the Newport and Wickford line connected to the Boston and Providence Railroad. 
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