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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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The Redwood Garden Party, held on September 7, was a big success. Thank you to all who attended and supported this lovely event. Please see the Photo Gallery on our website for more great images - select "Events and Programs," then "Special Events," then "Images." 

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GMarkert

A selection of decorative arts books and Special Collections periodical literature is on display through September in the Rovensky Room vitrines. Co-curated by Redwood staff members Elizabeth Delmage and Molly Jenks, this exhibition was made possible by a grant from the Library of Rhode Island (LORI) grant program and features details about various homes, furniture pieces, and artisans from the Newport area.

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GMarkert

Dr. Hayat Alvi, Associate Professor in the National Security Affairs Department at the U.S. Naval War College, will bring us up to date on current Middle Eastern conflicts and their global implications.  

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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GMarkert

The Redwood's popular Life of the Mind Salon series will begin a new season in October and we hope you can join us for this terrific lineup of speakers.  The evenings begin at 5:30 pm when we gather for wine and cheese in the Rovensky Delivery Room.  The guest speaker begins his or her program at 6:00 pm in the Harrison Room. 

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GMarkert

Back by popular demand...A Very Gorey Affair will take place on Thursday, October 30, from 5:30-8:00 pm. This delightful and entertaining evening will feature a wine and cheese reception followed by a performance by Bob Kerr, beloved former Providence Journal  columnist and star of several Providence Newspaper Guild Follies performances. Bob will amuse us with a slideshow of favorite Gorey illustrations, after which cake (generously donated by Russell Morin Fine Catering) and champagne will be served.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
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GMarkert

Ray Rickman and Detra Windsor will discuss Sissieretta Jones -- a Rhode Islander who became the first African-American opera star to achieve global fame a century ago -- and the restoration of one of her gowns. Jones's concert gown, beautifully restored by Deirdra Windsor of Windsor Conservation, will be on display for the first time this century. 

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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GMarkert

August 24th marks the 267th anniversary of the Redwood's Charter, and Special Collections Librarian Whitney Pape has placed the Redwood Charter on display in the vitrine found near the elevator in the McBean wing, just past the staircase. The Charter was granted to The Company of the Redwood Library on August 24, 1747, by the Rhode Island General Assembly. It will remain on view through September.  

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GMarkert

Norman Bird Sanctuary brings us "Animals, Authors, and Art." Children will delve into a story book, meet a live animal, and complete a take-home craft! Join us for this hour of fun on Saturday, September 27th. Registration is required. Please call 401-847-0292 to register. Free for members, $2 for non-members. Space is limited, so please call in advance!

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Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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MHurley

Join us for this month's Redwood Book Club selection, Legally Blonde, by Amanda Brown. We will discuss the book and view the film. All are welcome. Free.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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GMarkert

Join us as we read the Bard. All are welcome. Free.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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GMarkert

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