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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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Organized by the Redwood Library and Athenaeum and scheduled for Friday, June 3, the 2016 Redwood History Seminar, a yearly scholarly symposium devoted to the study of the art, architecture and material culture of Colonial America, will bring together top experts on colonial portrait painting for "... Read More
Date: Friday, June 3, 2016 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Author: GMarkert
The 2016 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series continues on May 11 with Terry Tullis, Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences at Brown University, who will discuss the potential effects of present fracking practices on America's future. While fracking has lowered current gas prices and made us... Read More
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Author: lwhite
The next exhibition in the Van Alen Gallery, opening May 15, is a series of eighteen colorful high-definition images on loan from Bigelow Laboratories for Ocean Sciences, titled Tiny Giants: Marine Microbes Revealed on a Grand Scale. The photos capture microscopic marine microbes that are invisible... Read More
Author: GMarkert
All are invited to the Redwood Library and Athenaeum on Wednesday, June 8th, World Oceans Day, for an Ocean Health Summit presented by Sailors for the Sea and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences!  The Summit will provide an overview on the current state of our global ocean, followed by a... Read More
Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
Author: lwhite
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:   Billingham, Mark: Time of death                         Caldwell, Ian: The fifth gospel     Chevalier, Tracy: At the edge of the orchard        Cornwell, Bernard: Vagabond    Dams, Jeanne M.: Blood will tell                Eire, Carlos M. N.: Waiting for snow... Read More
Author: lwhite
The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, May 21 at 10:30 am to discuss Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See. All are welcome. Free.
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Author: lwhite
Join us as we read the Bard. Free and all are welcome. 
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Author: lwhite