The following is a list of virtual library programs that adults can enjoy in April at the Tiverton Public Library.

Patrons are encouraged to visit or call 401-625-6796 to learn more and to register. Information on how to log in and use Zoom will be sent a day or two before each program.

Month of April

April Craft Take-Out

This month’s craft take-out kit contains the instructions and materials you need to make a sock bunny. Ask for a kit at the Information Desk or call 401-625-6796 to order a kit for porch pick-up. Available while supplies last. 

Wednesday, April 7th, 6:30-7:30pm

Virtual Tour of the Rhode Island State House

Lane Sparkman, Associate Director of Education and Public Programs for the RI Department of State, will take us on a virtual tour of the Rhode Island State House. The tour features three-dimensional photographs of all the major rooms in the building, offers close-up views of hard-to-see areas and artifacts, and will touch on the building’s architecture and a bit of RI history as well. Attendee questions are encouraged! Visit to register.

Friday, April 9th, 10:30am-11:30am OR Wednesday, April 21st, 6:00-7:00pm

Tiverton Public Library Book Group

The Tiverton Public Library Book Group will read and discuss Ali Smith’s book, Summer. You are welcome to join us at our Friday morning discussion or our new Wednesday evening discussion! Visit to register.

Wednesday, April 14th, 6:30-7:30pm

Virtual Cookbook Club: Sheet Pan Suppers

Cookbook Club will enjoy some “simple, surprising, hands-off meals straight from the oven” with Molly Gilbert’s Sheet Pan Suppers. Borrow a copy of the book from the Library or the Ocean State Libraries eZone, or pick your own favorite recipe to share. Visit to register.

Monday, April 19th, 6:30-7:30pm

Virtual Presentation: All About Honeybees

Join American Honey Queen Jennifer Hinkel for a presentation about America’s angels in agriculture – the honeybee. Jennifer will provide a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of a beehive, how commercial beekeeping connects agriculture coast to coast, the products and services received by honeybees, and how pollination is essential to the bee and society. Visit to register.

Wednesday, April 21st, 6:00-7:00pm

Tiverton Public Library Book Group

The Tiverton Public Library Book Group will read and discuss Ali Smith’s book, Summer. All are welcome! Visit to register.

Monday, April 26th, 6:30-7:30pm

Celebrate Spring! Fresh Cooking Ideas!

Join us for a monthly “cook along” for fresh ideas highlighting easy-to-make, heart-healthy spring dishes. Visit to register, and you will receive the recipes and supply list for the class. 

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Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at and 401-662-1653.