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Redwood Library & Athenaeum 

50 Bellevue Avenue

Newport, RI 02840-3292

 

Telephone: 401-847-0292

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It is with great sadness that the Redwood acknowledges the loss of long-time member and supporter, Mrs. Nuala Pell. A frequent visitor to the Redwood over many decades, Mrs. Pell was a favorite of the Redwood staff and will be deeply missed.  Her generosity includes the gift of many fine volumes to the Library's collection. To honor her memory, the Library has created a small display of some of these volumes.  Please stop by and view the case in the Harrison Room, which features eight items given by Mrs. Pell, including a first edition volume of Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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GMarkert

The Library will be closed on Sunday, April 20 for Easter.

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Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 9:30am to 5:30pm
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Two volumes of a rare Bible from the Redwood's Special Collections will be on display in the Harrison Room through April 19. They are part of an eight-volume multilingual Bible, know as the Plantin Polyglot, that was published by Christopher Plantin between 1568-1572. Plantin's version of the Bible features parallel texts in Hebrew, Greek, Syriac, and Aramaic, with translation and commentary in Latin. Stop by to learn more about this fascinating treasure. 

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You are warmly invited to the Redwood Library's Annual Fundraising Gala, to be held Saturday, July 12, 2014 on the historic Redwood lawn. "One Summer Evening in Newport" promises to be a magical night of wonderful music, a delicious dinner, and the best of a beautiful Newport summer evening. Acclaimed musician and storyteller Livingston Taylor will take us on a relaxed and humorous journey as he performs a medley of Gershwin, Broadway, folk, and rock favorites.  

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Please join us for the eighth and final Life of the Mind Salon of this season, as Dr. Maury Klein talks about his new book, A Call to Arms: Mobilizing America for World War II.  Dr. Klein is the author of The Power Makers: Steam, Electricity, and the Men Who Invented Modern America; and Rainbow's End: The Crash of 1929. He is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Rhode Island. 

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
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In honor of National Arboretum Week, arborist Robert Currier and restoration bookbinder James Currier will present a selection of antiquarian books from the Redwood vault. These special volumes highlight the Library's fine horticultural collection. Admission is $5 per person, payable at the door.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
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GMarkert

Please join us on Friday, May 16 at 4:00 pm for a special lecture on Aaron Burr, the third Vice President of the United States (1801-1805), who served during President Thomas Jefferson's first term. Although Burr is perhaps best known for killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel in 1804, he is also remembered as an officer in the Continental Army, the New York State Attorney General, and a United States Senator. 

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 4:00pm
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GMarkert

The Audubon Society presents Owls of Rhode Island. Learn about the types of owls that live in your own state. There might even be a feathery guest as well! Free for members; $2/person for non-members. Ages 7+.  Space is limited so call to reserve your seat at 401-847-0292 x105.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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The Newport Children’s Theatre returns to the Redwood Library with a performance of Peter Rabbit. Free for members; $2/person for non-members. All Ages. Space is limited so call to reserve your seat at 401-847-0292 x105.

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Friday, April 25, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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MHurley

Please join us at 10:30 am for the next meeting of the Redwood Book Club.  We will discuss Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities and also watch the film of the same name. This week's Chair is Stephanie Mutty. All are welcome!  

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
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