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Tuesday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 9:30am - 8:00pm
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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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Reserve your seats now for this fantastic BridgeFest event on Wednesday, July 23, when local musician Jim McGrath performs in the historic Harrison Room. In addition to hearing a lively musical performance, attendees will be given a book of artwork by watercolorist William Heydt,  who is known for his series, "Newportant People."

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
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GMarkert

Please join us for a wonderful Redwood tradition, the John Quinlan Murphy Summer Lecture, on Saturday, August 2 at 4:00 pm.  This year's speaker will be the noted Gershwin pianist and scholar Dr. Orin Grossman, who will discuss George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," an American masterpiece. Dr. Grossman will speak of the melting pot of 1920's New York City, with its blend of native and immigrant strains, and the humor and tragedy intertwined in its rhythms.

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Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
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GMarkert

Join us for a special evening on Thursday, August 14, at 6:00 pm when Pulizer prize-winning author Ron Suskind discusses his book, "Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism."

Mr. Suskind is the author of four New York Times bestsellers and is currently a Senior Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.  Free. Reservations may be made at 847-0295, ext. 112.
  

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Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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GMarkert

Please join us for a free screening of the film How to Die in Oregon, winner of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Documentaries.  Directed by Peter Richardson, this film is set in Oregon and is based on that state's Death With Dignity Act, which allows physician-assisted suicide. 

 

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Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
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GMarkert

Max Beckmann's life-size painting, Self Portrait in Tuxedo, currently hanging in the Busch-Reisinger Museum at Harvard University, provided the inspiration for a new exhibition in the Rovensky Room vitrines. A collection of images, assembled by artist, professor, and Redwood Shareholder James Baker, explores the cultural significance of the tuxedo and how it has been challenged, changed and transformed over time.

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GMarkert

Assistant Director Maria Bernier and Collection Development Librarian Robert Kelly will provide and overview of membership benefits. Please join us!

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Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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GMarkert

BridgeFest 2014 presents Ron Sanfilippo, pianist and composer, in a talk titled "Composing Jazz to Tell a Story: To Honor Our Veterans."  Mr. Sanfilippo will present the process and inspiration behind his new jazz works, titled "Where is the Peace? Music to Honor Veterans."  Free.



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Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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GMarkert

An annual celebration...Christopher Carbone on the Redwood Lawn! This free event is sponsored by BridgeFest 2014 and features acclaimed musician and performer Christopher Carbone. Fun for all ages - bring a blanket and relax on the historic Redwood Lawn, enjoying Carbone's wonderful interactive performance. 

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:30am
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GMarkert

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

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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GMarkert

Join us as magician The Great Baldini returns to the Redwood to present an interactive show of both comedy and magic.  Kids will explore how magic relates to science.  Fun for the whole family!  Free.  All Ages.

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Author: 
MHurley

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