A first edition, first printing King James Bible - one of the Redwood's most important treasures - will be on display in the Harrison Room through Wednesday, April 17. This superb volume is featured on the front page of our latest newsletter, which is available at the front desk. Rarely shown, this magnificent work celebrated its 400 anniversary in 2011, and is one of only 175 copies known to be in existence. Stop by and see this treasure for yourself!
This week's Life of the Mind Salon features author, blogger, and journalist Jesse Kornbluth. Join us for a fascinating talk titled "All the News That's Not Fit to Print: A Reader's Guide to the Best of the Internet." Mr. Kornbluth co-founded Bookreporter.com, founded HeadButler.com, and has been a contributing editor for publications such as Vanity Fair, New York, Architectural Digest and Reader's Digest. Seating is limited; please call the Redwood Reservation Line at 847-0292, ext.
Join us for Newport Gallery Night, the second Thursday of each month! Stop by the Library and enjoy Peter Eudenbach's conceptual art installation in the Van Alen Gallery, "To Arrive Where We Started", and pick up a map showing the other participating galleries and museums.
The Redwood is entrusted with the care and preservation of many items, from volumes to maps to furniture, that are not often in the public eye because of their fragility and value. Jen Tuleja, Executive Director, and Elaine Bunnell, Senior Staff Member, will share some of these special treasures in an unusual Life of the Mind Salon this Thursday. Many of these items are rarely seen, and all boast a fascinating provenance. A wine and cheese reception will be held at 5:30, followed by the presentation. Free for members; $10 for non-members.
Dr. Edward McCrorie, Professor of English Emeritus at Providence College, will speak on "The Challenges of Translation", and will discuss his newly-published verse translation of TheIliad of Homer (John Hopkins University Press, 2012). Join us at 5:30 pm for a wine and cheese reception. Free for members, $10 for non-members. Call our Redwood Reservation Line to make your reservation (847-0292, ext. 112).
Every second Thursday, over 20 local galleries and museums participate in Newport Gallery Night. Stop by to see artist Peter Eudenbach's exhibit, "To Arrive Where We Started", and pick up a list of other participating locations for a fun and enjoyable night out in Newport! Free.