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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


$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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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
Please join us on Wednesday, July 27, for the book launch of The Blue Garden: Recapturing an Iconic Newport Landscape, a newly published volume detailing the history and fascinating recreation of this historic garden. Meet author Arleyn Levee and Blue Garden Director Sarah Vance, and receive a 10%... Read More
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Author: GMarkert
New members - and existing ones! - are invited to join us for a New Member Orientation and Tour on Saturday, July 30, at 10:30 am. Collections Development Librarian Robert Kelly and Director of Library Services Lori Brostuen will share a little of the Redwood's fascinating history, guide members on... Read More
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Author: GMarkert
Please join us on Sunday, August 28, for the 2016 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 28, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Author: GMarkert
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
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
New 3M eBook offerings for members:   Aveyard, Victoria: Red Queen Blackwood, Grant: Tom Clancy Under Fire Brown, Dale: Iron Wolf Buck, Rinker: The Oregon Trail Cass, Kiera: The Heir Castor, Helen: Joan of Arc Cleave, Chris: Everyone Brave is Forgiven Danner, Mark: Spiral Dubow, Charles: Girl in... Read More
Author: lwhite
The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, August 20 at 10:30 am to discuss David McCullough's The Wright Brothers. All are welcome. Free.
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Author: lwhite