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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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It is our pleasure to welcome acclaimed pianist, I-Heung Lee, back to the Redwood Library for another special performance in the historic Harrison Room. Ms. Lee's concert will feature works by Chopin, Liszt, Czerny, and Saint- Saen. The concert will take place at 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 26. $5... Read More
Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Author: GMarkert
Pop into the Redwood book store during the month of October and find hundreds of volumes at 50% off our regular low prices! All used books are on sale; prices range from 25 cents for paperbacks to $2.50 for oversized items. Regular hardcovers are just $1. The selection is frequently replenished,... Read More
Author: GMarkert
On October 29th, children from birth to age twelve and their favorite grown-ups are invited to celebrate the Supernatural at our annual Halloween Parade!  There will be treats, a supernatural scavenger hunt, a costume competition, and a raffle.  Prizes include everything from books to a yearlong... Read More
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Author: BCorbishley
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... Read More
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Author: GMarkert
Join us as we read the Bard. All are welcome. Free.
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Author: GMarkert
Attorney and historian Christian M. McBurney will speak about his most recent book on Rhode Island history, Kidnapping the Enemy: The Special Operations to Capture Generals Charles Lee and Richard Prescott. A wine and cheese reception is held at 5:30 pm, followed by the Salon at 6:00 pm. Free for... Read More
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Author: GMarkert
Ellen T. Harris, Professor Emeritus at MIT, on her new book, George Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends --“a tightly woven tapestry of London in the first half of the 18th century … that interlaces vibrant descriptions of Handel’s music with stories of loyalty, cunning, and betrayal.” A wine and... Read More
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Author: GMarkert
The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, November 1 to discuss "Pretend Ballads" by Edward McCorie. All are welcome. Free. Books available on and after September 20 meeting.
Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Author: GMarkert
Bill Cunningham New York, directed by Richard Press. 84 minutes.  "We all get dressed for Bill," says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour. The "Bill" in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively... Read More
Date: Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Author: GMarkert