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Monday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 8:00pm
Thursday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Children's Library closed Saturday and Sunday


$10 adults, free for students and visitors under 18

Admission is free on the first Sunday of each month

Admission is not required to visit the Book Store and Gift Shop.


Redwood Library & Athenaeum 

50 Bellevue Avenue

Newport, RI 02840-3292


Telephone: 401-847-0292

Fax: 401-841-5680


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Postwar America’s optimism found one of its signal expressions in automotive design and illustration, a story of American artistic ascendance that parallels New York’s eclipse of Paris as the world’s artistic center.  Presented in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Redwood... Read More
Author: GMarkert
We hope you will join us for a noteworthy historical lecture series, "The Great English House," featuring four talks by architectural historian John Tschirch. The series visits four remarkable homes famed for their design, collections, and the legends of their owners. Each is a time capsule of a... Read More
Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 6:00pm
Author: lwhite
Please join us on Sunday, August 28, for the 2016 Redwood Library Garden Party! This annual "end of summer" party takes place on the historic Redwood lawn and is one of our favorite events of the year. It begins at 5:00 pm and features heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and wonderful summertime music by... Read More
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Author: GMarkert
Please join us in the Harrison Room where Freeman’s, America’s oldest auction house, will host a special appraisal event as a fundraiser for the Redwood. Experts in fine art, jewelry, Asian art, Americana, English and Continental antiques, book/maps/manuscripts and more will offer information and... Read More
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Author: GMarkert
Redwood Shareholders are invited to attend the 2016 Shareholders' Meeting, to be held on Wednesday, September 28, at 4:00 pm in the Harrison Room. Reception to follow.  Please call 401-847-0292, ext. 102, with questions. 
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Author: GMarkert
The Redwood is pleased to welcome back author René Silvin on Wednesday, September 7, who will discuss the history of the transatlantic travel during the nineteenth century and chronicle the real story of the ocean liner Normandie. When Normandie made her inaugural entry in New York on June 3, 1935... Read More
Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Author: lwhite
The Redwood Library is Newport's Newest Historic Venue - Now Available for Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, and Private Parties.  Please contact Francesca Campo at 401.742.5344, or fcampo@campoandcompany.com, for more information.
Author: GMarkert
New 3M eBook offerings for members:   Aveyard, Victoria: Red Queen Blackwood, Grant: Tom Clancy Under Fire Brown, Dale: Iron Wolf Buck, Rinker: The Oregon Trail Cass, Kiera: The Heir Castor, Helen: Joan of Arc Cleave, Chris: Everyone Brave is Forgiven Danner, Mark: Spiral Dubow, Charles: Girl in... Read More
Author: lwhite
The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, September 17 at 10:30 am to discuss Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea. All are welcome. Free.
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Author: lwhite