Hours & Contact

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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New members - and existing ones! - are invited to join us for a New Member Orientation and Tour on Saturday, January 24, at 10:30 am. Collections Development Librarian Robert Kelly and Director of Library Services Lori Brostuen will share a little of the Redwood's fascinating history, guide members... Read More
Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Author: GMarkert
The Redwood is delighted to present Italian guitarist Diego Campagna, following his performance at Carnegie Hall, in a special concert  at 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 7, in the Harrison Room.  Mr. Campagna began studying guitar at the age of nine (after listening to a record by Maestro Andres... Read More
Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Author: GMarkert
All Newport Winter Festival attendees with Winterfest bracelets are invited to stop by the Redwood Library during the week of special winter events. Visitors wearing a Winterfest bracelet will receive 15% off all Redwood merchandise (members will receive 25%) and $1 off our daily 2:00 pm tour. (... Read More
Author: GMarkert
Please join us for a Members' Reception on Thursday, February 5, to welcome the Redwood's new Executive Director, Benedict Leca. The reception will begin at 5:00 pm - we hope to see you there.
Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Author: GMarkert
This event includes a series of indoor and outdoor challenges at the beautiful and rugged Norman Bird Sanctuary. It provides young adventure-lovers the hands-on experience and inspiration necessary to create exciting and vibrant adventure stories. Please dress warmly. Free. Register at 847-0292,... Read More
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Author: BCorbishley
Join us as we read the Bard. All are welcome. Free.
Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Author: GMarkert
New 3M eBook offerings for members! Ackerley, J.R: My Dog Tulip Amis, Kingsley: Lucky Jim Caldwell, Ian: The Fifth Gospel Coben, Harlan: The Stranger Gardner, Lisa: Crash & Burn Hoag, Tami:  Cold Cold Heart    Kellerman, Faye: Murder 101 Lippman, Laura: Hush Hush Mayhew, Margaret: The Seventh... Read More
Author: GMarkert
Please join the Redwood Book Club on Saturday, January 31, at 10:30 am, to discuss the first half of Homer's Odyssey, and then watch the first half of Stanley Kubrick's Space Odyssey 2001. All are welcome.
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 10:30am
Author: GMarkert
His Booke: Ownership Marks and Book Plates is the newest exhibition in the Rovensky Delivery Room vitrines. Stop by to see dozens of exquisite examples of this art form, gathered from private collections and the Library's own Special Collections. First developed in the mid-fifteenth century in... Read More
Author: GMarkert