Among Friends
News and notes from North Kingstown Free Library
December 2019
Sea Glass Jewelry
Make a piece of jewelry using sea glass as a gift to yourself or to give as a holiday present.
Teens ages 10-17 will get priority seating. Interested adults can be added to a waiting list by email
Meet the Doctor Broad
How does a a devout Catholic schoolgirl grow up to be a physician, an atheist, feminist, anti-war activist as well as a Mob doctor and Mob mistress cause the downfall of the New England Mafia?
Meet Barbara Roberts, and find out!
Wickford and the Arts
Most folks, when they hear the name Wickford, immediately think of two things, and appropriately so: history and art.
Join Tim Cranston while he delves into the roots of Wickford’s 130 year old connection to the arts.
Monday, December 2
11:00 AM
Tuesday, December 3
6:30 PM
Tuesday, December 10
6:30 PM
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North Kingstown High School, Class of 1905.
Back row, from left to right: Elizabeth Tully, Gertrude Cullen, Edith Gardiner, Luke Ward, Fannie Maglone, Augustis Weigel, Mary Duffy.
Front row, from left to right: Beulah Gardiner, Viola Rigney, Mabel Spink, Malvinia Lafreniere, Jessie Maglone, Viola Fiske.
Each month we will highlight a particular item from our historic South County Room Collection Catalog. Pictured here is a graduation photo of the North Kingstown High School class of 1905, the first class to graduate from the high school. This photo is part of a large collection of photos, school records and memorabilia donated to the library by the high school in 2012. 

We have in the collection many of the class photos for the graduating classes of the high school for the years 1905-1969. Viewing many of these items online is now easy to do using our new catalog, which allows you to search by a particular graduating class, person or subject. If you would like to learn more about the members of the class of 1905, Tim Cranston has written an excellent series of brief biographies which you can access here.
November 27 - December 19

The library will be showcasing the Extraordinary Women of East Bay exhibit from Roger Williams University. The exhibit includes banners with biographies and photographs of some highlighted women, along with a collection of artifacts and facsimiles. The exhibit also features an extensive digital database which includes those women highlighted, as well as many more!

"Spanning more than three centuries of Rhode Island’s history, the Extraordinary Women of the East Bay Exhibition recognizes and celebrates women who have made a difference in their communities - Barrington, Bristol, Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton, and Warren." ~ Extraordinary Women of East Bay
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