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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


Redwood Library & Athenaeum 

50 Bellevue Avenue

Newport, RI 02840-3292


Telephone: 401-847-0292

Fax: 401-841-5680


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Attorney and historian Christian M. McBurney will speak about his most recent book on Rhode Island history, Kidnapping the Enemy: The Special Operations to Capture Generals Charles Lee and Richard Prescott. A wine and cheese reception is held at 5:30 pm, followed by the Salon at 6:00 pm. Free for... Read More
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Author: GMarkert
The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, November 1 to discuss "Pretend Ballads" by Edward McCorie. All are welcome. Free. Books available on and after September 20 meeting.
Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Author: GMarkert
Kitty Hendricks, a Mashpee Wampanoag, will share the many ways in which the Wampanoag people give thanks. Children will look at objects used in dance and celebration, and make quahog rattles to take home. They will then participate in a traditional friendship dance. To register, call 401.847.0292... Read More
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Author: BCorbishley
His Booke: Ownership Marks and Book Plates is the newest exhibition in the Rovensky Delivery Room vitrines. Stop by to see dozens of exquisite examples of this art form, gathered from private collections and the Library's own Special Collections. First developed in the mid-fifteenth century in... Read More
Author: GMarkert
Pop into the Redwood book store during the month of October and find hundreds of volumes at 50% off our regular low prices! All used books are on sale; prices range from 25 cents for paperbacks to $2.50 for oversized items. Regular hardcovers are just $1. The selection is frequently replenished,... Read More
Author: GMarkert
Back by popular demand...A Very Gorey Affair will take place on Thursday, October 30, from 5:30-8:00 pm. This delightful and entertaining evening will feature a wine and cheese reception followed by a repeat performance by actor Garry Martin. Garry will amuse us with a slideshow of favorite Gorey... Read More
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Author: GMarkert
Join us as we read the Bard. All are welcome. Free.
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Author: GMarkert
H. Philip West, Jr., retired executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island, will give us an insider’s view of a tumultuous time as outlined in his tell-all book, Secrets & Scandals: Reforming Rhode Island, 1986-2006. A wine and cheese reception is held at 5:30 pm, followed by the Salon at 6:... Read More
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Author: GMarkert
Bill Cunningham New York, directed by Richard Press. 84 minutes.  "We all get dressed for Bill," says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour. The "Bill" in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively... Read More
Date: Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Author: GMarkert