Hours & Contact

Monday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 9:30am - 8:00pm
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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Please join us for a wonderful Redwood tradition, the John Quinlan Murphy Summer Lecture, on Saturday, August 2 at 4:00 pm.  This year's speaker will be the noted Gershwin pianist and scholar Dr. Orin Grossman, who will discuss George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," an American masterpiece. Dr. Grossman will speak of the melting pot of 1920's New York City, with its blend of native and immigrant strains, and the humor and tragedy intertwined in its rhythms.

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Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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GMarkert

Join us for an afternoon of theatre as the Homestead Stage Company performs The Legend of King Arthur.  Kids are sure to enjoy this medieval adventure about the sword in the stone! Free. All Ages.

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Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Author: 
MHurley

Starting in September, the Redwood's evening hours will swtich from Thursday night to Wednesday night. The new hours will be:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday 9:30-5:30

Wednesday 9:30-8:00

Sunday 1:00-5:00

Author: 
MBernier

Join us for a special evening on Thursday, August 14, at 6:00 pm when Pulizer prize-winning author Ron Suskind discusses his book, "Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism."

Mr. Suskind is the author of four New York Times bestsellers and is currently a Senior Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.  Free. Reservations may be made at 847-0295, ext. 112.
  

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Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Author: 
GMarkert

Please join us for a free screening of the film How to Die in Oregon, winner of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Documentaries.  Directed by Peter Richardson, this film is set in Oregon and is based on that state's Death With Dignity Act, which allows aid in dying for terminally ill mentally competent adults. 

 

 

 

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Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Author: 
GMarkert

Max Beckmann's life-size painting, Self Portrait in Tuxedo, currently hanging in the Busch-Reisinger Museum at Harvard University, provided the inspiration for a new exhibition in the Rovensky Room vitrines. A collection of images, assembled by artist, professor, and Redwood Shareholder James Baker, explores the cultural significance of the tuxedo and how it has been challenged, changed and transformed over time.

Author: 
GMarkert

BridgeFest 2014 presents Ron Sanfilippo, pianist and composer, in a talk titled "Composing Jazz to Tell a Story: To Honor Our Veterans."  Mr. Sanfilippo will present the process and inspiration behind his new jazz works, titled "Where is the Peace? Music to Honor Veterans."  Free.



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Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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GMarkert

Kids are invited to this wonderful opportunity to not just meet, but get close and personal with a variety of animals.  Dave Marchetti will educate audiences about the animals and put you at ease, even around creatures you might normally be afraid to touch.  Free.  All Ages.

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Friday, August 15, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Author: 
MHurley
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