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Michael W. Mello Program Room

Roger Williams: Founding Father of Religious Freedom in America with Fred Zilian

This talk will examine the life and ideas of Roger Williams, described by Cotton Mather, a preacher in the late 17th century, as: “the first rebel against the divine church [of England] established in the wilderness.” The Second Amendment of our Constitution enshrines this rebel’s idea of religious freedom: “Congress shall make no law respecting an 

Roadmap to Your Family History Journey with Anne B. Wagner

Anne B. Wagner will help you get organized and stay on track with your family history research with forms that belong in every genealogist's toolkit.  Every family historian needs certain staple charts and worksheets for tracking relatives and recording the research progress.  This informative workshop is a must for beginners and a wonderful review for more experienced genealogists.

Senior Project

Hello! My name is Alexandra de Groen and I am a senior at Portsmouth High School. For my senior project, I am hosting an ocean themed art exhibition. I was hoping I could host it at the Portsmouth Library. This is very important to me due to love of the ocean and I will be attending college in the fall for Art History/Museum Curation. Art work would be included from my fellow students along with members of the Portsmouth Community. Please feel free to contact me and come see some lovely art. Thank You!

Are You Ready for the College Admission and Financial Aid Process?

Free Presentation to Help You Get Started!

Join Diane and Joe, who have over sixty years of college admission experience, as they cover a range of topics including:

How to assemble a list of potential colleges.
The SAT vs. the ACT . . .or perhaps no testing at all.
Impact of applying to “hot” majors.
How colleges “re-calculate” your high school GPA.
Playing a sport at a Division I, II, or III college or university.
Getting your finances in order before you complete the FAFSA.

Please join us!!

Cemetery Research with Pegee Malcolm & Lew Keen

Members of the RI Historical Cemetery Commission, Pegee Malcolm is the chairwoman and Lew Keen represents Newport County, will speak about the many historical cemeteries in RI. The 14 member commission represents the 5 counties in RI and maintains a database to disseminate information about RI's approximately 3200 cemeteries and the folks interred in them. Come learn about how to navigate the website and maybe find more about your roots or another branch of your tree. 


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