As part of our 2018 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series, historian Brian L. Wallin will be discussing the story of German submarine Bremen that made a surprise visit to the Newport Navy Base in October of 1916 and the events that immediately followed. To coordinate with his upcoming lecture, this reading list will share some light on the extraordinary tales of U Boats, and their impact on the Atlantic Ocean during not one, but two World Wars.
In honor of this year's Daffodil Days here in Newport, Redwood has compiled a reading list to get you thinking about whimsical days spent enjoying your garden, and other botanical delights. Come take out one of our many horticultural books from our Hamilton collection, and be inspired to start planning your next floral heaven!
Spring has officially arrived in Newport, which means April’s annual day of practical jokes is right around the corner and we’re celebrating with a look at the French poisson d’avril. Although every holiday provides us with an excuse to scour our collection of vintage holiday postcards, we take particular enjoyment in our April Fools’ Day selection of French postcards celebrating the April Fish or poisson d’avril.
On March 25, 2018, the Jane Pickens Theatre will be showing a film titled Exhibition on Screen: Cézanne Portraits of a Life. Prior to the film, our Executive Director, Benedict Leca ,Ph.D., will give an introductory overview of the life of Cézanne. Our staff member Joseph Rusnak recently sat down with Benedict to discuss not only the upcoming film but also just what made Paul Cézanne so unique.
Everyone loves a great mystery; here at Redwood Library, there is no exception. As we anxiously await for Spring to come and take away our winter blues, let's curl up with a new and exciting mystery. Perhaps one of the classic writers will suit your fancy? We have plenty of those as well! Come down to Redwood and celebrate Mystery March with us.
Women’s History Month is often spent celebrating“firsts” because women have struggled to break into so many industries that each first is a small victory for the greater movement. Even in 2018, when equality is a part of the national conversation, there are still offices that women have not held and tables at which women have not been allowed to sit. These issues sometimes receive national attention, but they are just as important locally. For this reason, today we are celebrating a Newport first, the first woman to be elected to the Representative Council: Lina Post Webster.