Newport Public Library is celebrating its 100th birthday with a new, yearlong series focusing on the history of different partner organizations in Lincoln County.

The series will kick off on Wednesday, Sept. 18, with a presentation by Regina Martinez, the City of Newport’s emergency preparedness coordinator, to coincide with National Preparedness Month.

“Disaster can strike at any time. Whether it’s a house fire or an earthquake, a single disaster can change your physical, emotional and financial health in a matter of seconds,” Martinez said. “During this program, learn about family preparedness, what goes in a go-bag, what goes in your car, how to prepare a family on a budget and how to stay informed with what is happening in Newport.”

Martinez has worked in emergency management for more than 10 years and has been in Newport for the past two. She recently graduated with her associate’s degree in Emergency Management and graduated in July 2019 from FEMA’s Emergency Manager Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

The presentation, which is free and open to all, will run from from 6 to 7 pm in the McEntee Meeting Room of the Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street.

For more information, go to or call 541-265-2153.

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