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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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The Redwood is pleased to share some of the terrific images taken the evening of the 2016 Redwood Gala. Please click here for the image link.
Author: GMarkert
The Redwood Library is pleased to participate in Smithsonian Museum Day Live!, an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine on Saturday, September 24, 2016.  Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum... Read More
Author: GMarkert
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
It is our pleasure to welcome acclaimed pianist, I-Heung Lee, back to the Redwood Library for another special performance in the historic Harrison Room. Ms. Lee's concert will feature works by Bach, Liszt, Chopin, Czerny and Li Yinghai. The concert will take place at 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 25... Read More
Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Author: GMarkert
Join us on Monday, October 24, for the Opening Reception of a new exhibition in the Peirce Prince Gallery, "Do Lord Remember Me: The Black Church in Rhode Island."  The exhibit tells the story in images and text of American firsts: the first free Black church - Newport; the first Black Episcopal... Read More
Date: Monday, October 24, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Author: GMarkert
Pulitzer prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood will be honored by the Redwood Library on Thursday, November 10, 2016 as the second recipient of the Abraham Redwood Medal for Contributions to American History and Culture. The event will take place at 5:30 pm at the Casino Theatre, where Wood will... Read More
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 5:30pm
Author: GMarkert
The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, October 15 at 10:30 am to discuss Edith Wharton's The Custom of the Country. All are welcome. Free.
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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Join us on Sunday, October 2 at 3:00 pm as we welcome back Dr. Edward Markward, Music Director of the RI Civic Chorale & Orchestra, when he leads a discussion on Beethoven's 6, 7, and 9 symphonies.    Limited seating; please call 847-0295, ext. 112, to make a reservation. Free.
Date: Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Author: lwhite
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 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.
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