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Friday & Saturday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Sunday: 1 PM to 5 PM
Volunteer tutor Kermin Liu, Esq., offers tutoring in arithmetic (including decimals and fractions), pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, and calculus on Wednesdays during the school year from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. If not actively doing homework, the student need not come. Parent or caregiver should remain in the library during the session. Sign up is mandatory. Click on the Calendar tab to sign up.
Mr. Liu's undergraduate degree is in mathematics and he will work with students in all areas of math including algebra, geometry, trig and calculus. He will also help students with English and writing. Sign up is mandatory so please sign up through our online calendar, at the circulation desk, or call the library at 683-9457. Bring text books or worksheets with you if you have them.
All of our programs and events for all age groups are listed under the tab "Calendar". You may view program descriptions, sign up for programs, and even request an email reminder right here!
On December 1, 1917, the U.S. Congress adopted the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The amendment provided that after its ratification the importation, sale, transport, and manufacture of “intoxicating liquors” would be prohibited. The amendment was ratified in January 1919. Was Portsmouth's location instrumental in helping rum-runners promote their trade in illegal liquor? Hear how this affected Newport County from Portsmouth Town Historian Jim Garman.
This program is free and open to the public but seating is limited. Please click on the Calendar tab on our home page or call the Library at 683-9457 to reserve your seat.
Ray draws on his extensive knowledge of both Rhode Island history and African American history/culture to highlight the effect Slavery had and continues to have on this state. He explains the economic basis of slavery and its African origins. He provides detailed information on how many Rhode Islanders were involved and how it elevated the entire economy of the state. Attention is paid to every aspect of the trade including manufacturing of “Negro” cloth and the building of slave ships with wood and material from most towns in Rhode Island.
This program is free and open to the public but seating is limited. Please click on the Calendar tab or call the Library at 683-9457 to reserve your seat.