The Richards Free Library in Newport is joining libraries across New Hampshire in celebrating the works of Edgar Allan Poe during October as part of the NEA sponsored Big Read. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.The Big Read: NH Reads Edgar Allan Poe is a program of the Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library. Upcoming featured programs at the RFL are:Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 7-8:30 pm. Poe’s Detective-The Wednesday Night Book Group will discuss the detective in the stories of Edgar Allen Poe. Thursday, Oct. 25 from 7-8 pm, The Poe in Poetry Participants will read and recite Poe’s poetry and poems inspired by Poe.