Provided by Sheryl Eldridge, Newport Public Library
READING CIRCLE DISCUSSES “BURNING BRIGHT” AT NEWPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Newport Library Reading Circle will discuss Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier on Tuesday, August 13, at 12:00 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. Set in late 18th century London, the book is a fictional tale of the inspiration behind William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience.
Participation in the Reading Circle is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 265-2153 or check its website NewportLibrary.org
“THE PAINTED VEIL” WILL PLAY AT THE NEWPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Painted Veil will be the featured Literary Flick movie at the Newport Public Library on Tuesday, August 13, at 6:30 p.m. Filmed in 2006, the movie is based on W. Somerset Maugham’s 1925 novel. British socialite Kitty (Naomi Watts) marries Walter Fane (Ed Norton), a timid bacteriologist, and they soon find they have nothing in common. Learning of his wife’s infidelity, Walter volunteers to work in a Chinese village stricken with a major cholera epidemic.
While Walter’s actions are meant to punish Kitty rather than reflect his own benevolence, the daily trials of living in a community in crisis have a striking impact on the couple, giving them a new and deeper perspective on their relationship. The film won a Golden Globe for Best Original Score. For more information, call the library at 265-2153 or check its website at www.newportlibrary.org