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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, 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
Please join for an exciting summer lecture given by Phyllis Lee Levin, renowned reporter and author.  Ms. Levin will speak about her new book, The Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adams, a biography of one of the most fascinating early Americans.  Phyllis Lee Levin is the author of several books... Read More
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Author: lwhite
Please join for an exciting special summer lecture given by Helen Burnham, Ph.D., the Pamela and Peter Voss Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts. Helen will discuss the influence of Japanese art, fashion and aesthetics on Western culture. Helen is an expert in the art of... Read More
Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Author: GMarkert
Come and join us for this entertaining BridgeFest event on Wednesday July 30 in the historic Harrison Room, where we find out how exactly drummers and bassists think in order to lock into grooves that drive the music.  Focusing on Jamaican styles, Caribbean Jazz and Pop music.  Hands on interactive... Read More
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Author: GMarkert
Make sure and join us for this fantastic BridgeFest event on Wednesday, July 29 in the historic Harrison Room, featuring Lois Vaughan. Along with a musical performance, this talk will explore the role of improvistation as one of the important building blocks of jazz. See, hear and experience both... Read More
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Author: GMarkert
Join us as we read the Bard. Free and all are welcome. 
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Author: GMarkert
The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, August 22 at 10:30am to discuss Christian McBurney's “Kidnapping the Enemy”. All are welcome. Free.
Date: Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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, August 19, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Author: GMarkert