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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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Please join us on Sunday, September 13 at 2:30 pm for a fascinating free talk on professional exhibition lighting by Sandra Liotus and Sir David J. Crampton-Barden, principals and co-owners of Sandra Liotus Lighting Design.  Liotus and Crampton-Barden are experts who design, engineer and create... Read More
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 2:30pm
Author: lwhite
Please join us on Wednesday, September 2 for a special summer lecture about elusive society architect Addison Mizner, given by author René Silvin, author of Villa Mizner: The House That Changed Palm Beach. Addison Mizner was the architect who created not only the "Palm Beach Look" but the "... Read More
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Author: GMarkert
Please join us on Sunday, August 30, for the 2015 Redwood Library Garden Party! This annual "end of summer" party takes place on the historic Redwood lawn and is one of our favorite events of the year. It begins at 5:00 pm and features heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and wonderful summertime music by... Read More
Date: Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Author: GMarkert
Every Tuesday, from 10:30 to 11:00 am, children ages 0-4 years are invited to join us in the Children's Library for stories, songs and socializing!
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Author: BCorbishley
The 2015 Fall Life of the Mind Salon Series begins on September 30 with author Ted Widmer, who will speak on his new book, Brown: The History of an Idea.  Ted Widmer was Assistant to the President for Special Projects at Brown University and Director of the John Carter Brown Library. He was a... Read More
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Author: lwhite
Please join us on Saturday, September 19 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm, when Freeman's, America's oldest auction house, will host a special appraisal event in the Harrison Room as a fundraiser for the Redwood. Experts in fine art, jewelery, Asian art, Americana, English and Continental antiques, book/maps/... Read More
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Author: lwhite
Newly published and available at the Redwood...the new paperback edition of Newport: A Lively Experiment 1639-1969. This definitive history by author Rockwell Stensrud traces the history of our colonial town and its surroundings, from its founding in the seventeenth century to the late twentieth... Read More
Author: GMarkert
The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, September 19 at 10:30am to discuss Shakespeare's “Much Ado About Nothing” and watch the Kenneth Branagh version of the film. All are welcome. Free.  
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Author: GMarkert
New 3M eBook offerings for members! Brooks, Malcolm: Painted Horses Chiavenini, Jennifer: Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule Clark, Mary Higgins: All Dressed in White Leotta, Alison: A Good Killing Montefiore, Santa: The Beekeeper’s Daughter Paretsky, Sara: Brush Back Riley, Lucinda: The Seven Sisters... Read More
Author: GMarkert
We hope you will join us for a noteworthy historical lecture series, "The Classical House: Two Thousand Years of Architectural Design," featuring four talks by architectural historian John Tschirch. Each talk will explore the social and cultural history of domestic architecture, from the houses of... Read More
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Author: GMarkert