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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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This just in! A matching challenge of $30,000 from a generous anonymous donor has been offered to help close the gap in our final fundraising efforts for this fiscal year. Your gift will be matched, dollar for dollar, until Thursday, June 30, as we strive to reach the goal of $340,000.  The 2015-16... Read More
Author: GMarkert
Please join us Wednesday, July 13 for the Opening Reception of Future Retro: Drawings from the Great Age of American Automobiles, presented in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The exhibition surveys automotive art from the 1950s to the 1970s, providing a view onto what is now... Read More
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Author: lwhite
Please join us on the Redwood lawn for a special newportFILM screening of Jim: The James Foley Story. This 2016 documentary tells the story of American photojournalist James “Jim” Foley was kidnapped in Syria and went missing for two years before the infamous video of his public execution sent... Read More
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Author: lwhite
Join us at the Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex on Tuesday July 12th at 11am, for special guest storyteller and musician Mifflin Lowe. Children ages 3-7 will love this creative and funny performance, “The Dog Day of Summer”, a show guaranteed to make you howl with delight. Lowe will be reading his... Read More
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Author: Redwood Staff
Join us on Wednesday, July 6 at 4:00 pm for a piano concert by visiting Australian pianist Gemma Turvey, who will perform an enchanting solo recital featuring music from and inspired by Australia and its diverse landscape, including works by Sculthorpe, Karlen, and Turvey’s original compositions... Read More
Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Author: lwhite
  Looking for an inexpensive way for the kids to have fun and still learn something this summer? The Redwood Library and Athenaeum is pleased to offer a new summer program where children ages 6 to 10 can learn about art! In this brand new summer offering, children will be guided through a brief... Read More
Author: Redwood Staff
2016 Redwood Gala Tickets on Sale Now! Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Future. The Redwood is at the junction of what's old and what's new! Join us for a terrific summer evening with crooner, balladeer and rock maniac, Chris Norton, and his seven-piece band.  Mark your calendars for July 9 and... Read More
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.
Author: GMarkert
The Redwood Presents... In Search of Palladio: A Study Trip to Italy with John Tschirch, October 15 - 23, 2016. Redwood members and friends are cordially invited to join award-winning architectural historian and writer John Tschirch on a special Italian sojourn to seek out the buildings created by... Read More
Author: GMarkert
New 3M eBook offerings for members:   Black, Lisa: That darkness Cleverly, Barbara: Diana's altar  Martin-Lugand, Agnes: Happy people read & drink coffee             McPherson, Catriona: Quiet neighbors   Pelham, Nicolas: Holy Lands: reviving pluralism in the Middle East            You can... Read More
Author: lwhite