Hours & Contact

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


Redwood Library & Athenaeum 

50 Bellevue Avenue

Newport, RI 02840-3292


Telephone: 401-847-0292

Fax: 401-841-5680


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The Library will close early today at 2:00 pm due to the weather. 
Author: GMarkert
Dr. Edward Markward, Music Director of the  Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra and Professor Emeritus of Music at Rhode Island College, will speak on the music of Leonard Bernstein, focusing on the sacred music, particularly Chichester Psalms, which the Chorale will perform this month. Free... Read More
Date: Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Author: GMarkert
Please join us on Wednesday, March 11, for the Opening Reception of "Marine Paintings by John Mecray," a collaborative effort between the Redwood Library and IYRS, School of Technology & Trades. The exhibition, a collection of paintings, drawings, and sketches, opens in the Van Alen Gallery on... Read More
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Author: GMarkert
The Redwood receives thousands of donated books, tapes, and CDs each year. We are very grateful for these contributions, which expand our collection and also provide revenue through our bookstore. If you have items to donate, please alert the Circulation Staff. They will direct you to the drop-off... Read More
Author: GMarkert
The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, March 14 at 10:30am to discuss the first half of Charles Dicken's “Bleak House” and watch the first half of the BBC film version of the novel. All are welcome. Free.
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Author: GMarkert
The Newport String Project returns to the Redwood Library for a program of masterworks for string quartet by Haydn and Mozart. The event begins at 2:15 pm with Tune In! a pre-concert talk exploring the history and context of the music. The performance begins at 3:00 pm. Violinists and Newport... Read More
Date: Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 2:15pm to 4:00pm
Author: GMarkert
Join us as we read the Bard. All are welcome. Free.
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Author: GMarkert
New 3M eBook offerings for members!   Baldacci, David.                No time left        Billingham, Mark              In the dark          Billingham, Mark              Lifeless Burcell, Robin                   Face of a killer   Clancy, Tom                     Patriot games    Clancy, Tom... Read More
Author: GMarkert
Mary King and Phil Edmonds will join us to share Celtic traditions of storytelling through song, dance and merrymaking.  This hands-on, interactive workshop will include instruction in Irish Step-Dancing. Call 401.847.0292, ext. 105, or visit the Children's Page to register.
Date: Friday, March 6, 2015 - 4:00pm
Author: BCorbishley