Programs

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
A lively reading reading of selected works from the Bard. All are welcome. Free.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The 2018 Fall Life of the Mind Salon Series continues on Wednesday, October 24 when acclaimed interior designer Kathryn Scott discusses her new book, Creating Beauty: Interiors. From a Parisian-inspired neoclassical town house, to an elegant Central Park West penthouse, to a modern retreat in the... Read More
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
The Redwood Classics Reading Program will meet on Thursday, October 25 at 4:30 pm to discuss Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Chapters 1-12. All are welcome.    Have you ever wondered what the Redwood was like in 1750? Step into the world of the eighteenth-century library with this new... Read More
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to Friday, October 26, 2018 - 4:00pm
To mark the donation of New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins' art book archive, the Redwood Library and Athenaeum in Newport, RI will partner with the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) to present a day-long symposium on art criticism “since 1960,” the year Tomkins began writing for the New Yorker.... Read More
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, October 27 at 10:30 am to discuss John LeCarre's A Legacy of Spies. All are welcome. 
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Join us on Sunday, October 28 at 3:00 pm as we welcome pianist Nora Bartosik in her debut concert at the Redwood, featuring works by Chopin, Debussy and Schumann.   Described as a “young talent in a class of her own” (Osterländer Volkszeitung) and “fully in command of her craft” (Harvard Crimson),... Read More
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
A lively reading reading of selected works from the Bard. All are welcome. Free.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The 2018 Fall Life of the Mind Salon Series concludes on Wednesday, October 31 when Joseph Rusnak, Assistant Director of Programs at the Redwood, explores the military career of Civil War General Ambrose Burnside. Considered by historians as the worst commander in military history, Burnside rose to... Read More
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
A lively reading reading of selected works from the Bard. All are welcome. Free.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Come join the Redwood Library staff on Wednesday, November 7, for our Pub Trivia Challenge. Teams of up to five compete over five rounds for honor, glory, prizes and general bragging rights. Gather your friends for a night of all-you-can-eat pizza and beer and test your trivia knowledge in the... Read More
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
The Redwood Classics Reading Program will meet on Thursday, November 8 at 4:30 pm to discuss Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, chapters 13-24. All are welcome.   Have you ever wondered what the Redwood was like in 1750? Step into the world of the eighteenth-century library with this new... Read More
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
The Redwood Classics Reading Program will meet on Thursday, November 15 at 4:30 pm to discuss William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation. All are welcome.   Have you ever wondered what the Redwood was like in 1750? Step into the world of the eighteenth-century library with this new program, meeting... Read More
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
The British are returning to Newport and the clock turns back to 1778 with the occupation of the Redwood in full swing…for one day only. Visitors to the Redwood Library & Athenæum will step into 1778 Rhode Island during Redcoats at the Redwood: A 1778 Living History Event as over 25 costumed... Read More
Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, November 24 at 10:30 am to discuss Alexander Pushkin's Eugene Onegin. All are welcome. 
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
The Redwood Classics Reading Program will meet on Thursday, November 29 at 4:30 pm to discuss Stephen Nissenbaum's The Battle for Christmas. All are welcome.   Have you ever wondered what the Redwood was like in 1750? Step into the world of the eighteenth-century library with this new program,... Read More
Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Step through the Redwood's doors on Saturday, December 8 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm for our Holiday Open House. The Open House will feature Christmas carols performed by the Chariho High School choir, a pop-up exhibition of select treasures from our vault, Christmas book display, scavenger hunt,... Read More
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
The Redwood Classics Reading Program will meet on Thursday, December 13 at 4:30 pm to discuss the Christmas stories of Washington Irving and Clement Clarke Moore, "Twas the Night Before Christmas." All are welcome.   Have you ever wondered what the Redwood was like in 1750? Step into the world of ... Read More
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 2:00pm
The Newport String Quartet will be joined by guests Ethan Wood (viola) and Jacob MacKay (cello) for an afternoon of chamber music featuring works by Koechlin, Shaw and Brahms.  PROGRAM Charles Koechlin - String Quartet No 1 Caroline Shaw - Valencia Johannes Brahms - String Sextet No 1 in G Major... Read More
Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, December 22 at 10:30 am to discuss Samatha Silva's Mr. Dickens and his Carol. All are welcome.