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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We offer our heartfelt thanks to the many loyal members and supporters who have kindly donated to the Annual Fund. Your generous contributions make it possible for the Redwood to offer superb educational and academic programs as well as a rich array of cultural events, while enabling us to fulfill... Read More
Author: GMarkert
"Marine Paintings by John Mecray," a collaborative effort between the Redwood Library and IYRS, School of Technology & Trades, is on display in the Van Alen Gallery through October 18. The exhibition, a collection of paintings, drawings, and sketches, were collected by Reginald H. Fullerton, Jr... Read More
Author: GMarkert
Joan Johnson-Freese, Ph.D., Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval War College, returns to the Redwood to speak on the future of the American space program in this week's Life of the Mind Salon event. A wine and cheese reception is held at 5:30 pm, followed by the Salon at 6:00 pm.... Read More
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Author: GMarkert
Please join us on Friday, June 5, for "Time Well Spent: Clockmaking in America," the 2015 Redwood History Seminar. This special event features an afternoon of fascinating presentations and discussion by our panel of four experts, followed by a wine and cheese reception in the Terry Reading Room. An... Read More
Author: GMarkert
Mark your calendars, tell your friends, and plan to join us for the 2015 Redwood Library Summer Gala, featuring multi-platinum selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy award-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein! Look for your invitation in the mailbox in May, or call 401.847.0295, ext. 115,... Read More
Author: GMarkert
Author James McGuane will speak on his book, The Hunted Whale, in this week's Life of the Mind Salon. James has worked as a filmmaker, writer and photographer in New York City for thirty years. He has a keen interest in nautical history as well as Americana.  The Hunted Whale is a photographically... Read More
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Author: GMarkert
Join us in learning about our solar system, and the men and women who explore it.  After participating in a fun and informative activity we will listen to astronaut Mike Hopkins read us a story from the International Space Station, via the program Story Time from Space! Story Time from Space is a... Read More
Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 4:00pm
Author: BCorbishley
The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, April 25 at 10:30am to discuss the second half of Charles Dicken's Bleak House and watch the second half of the BBC film version of the novel. All are welcome. Free.
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Author: GMarkert
Join us as we read the Bard. All are welcome. Free.
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Author: GMarkert
New 3M eBook offerings for members! Atkins, Ace-Robert B. Parker's Kickback Baldacci, David-Memory Man Berenson, Alex-Twelve Days Box, C. J.-Endangered Browder, Bill-Red Notice Coben, Harlan-The Stranger Cornwell, Bernard-The Empty Throne Goodwin, Doris Kearns-No Ordinary Time Hastings, Selina-The... Read More
Author: GMarkert