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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Edwin G. Fischer, M.D., President of the Board of Directors of the Redwood Library & Athenæum, announced the appointment of Benedict Leca, Ph.D., as its new Executive Director, effective January 15, 2015, following a competitive national search.  “This is tremendous news for the Redwood,”... Read More
Author: GMarkert
Few places in this country provide living history day in and day out; Newport, Rhode Island is indeed one of them. With this important historic note setting the tone, Bettie Bearden Pardee, author of Private Newport: At Home and in the Garden, visits the French homes, follies, and gardens that... Read More
Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Author: GMarkert
Please join us for holiday cookies, music, and friendship on Sunday, December 7, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, when the Redwood hosts its annual Holiday Open House. Mulled cider and cookies will be plentiful in the Rovensky Delivery Room, and a wonderful trio of musicians, on piano, bass, and flute, will... Read More
Date: Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Author: GMarkert
The 2014 Redwood Library Gala was held on Saturday, July 12, and featured a performance by the charming and talented singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor.  Friends of the Library gathered on the lawn to enjoy drinks, music and a delicious summer feast.  We wish to thank everyone who supported this... Read More
Author: mwhite
  Children ages 2-14 are invited to enjoy a Christmas classic, share treats, and welcome a special guest. Admission: Free for members/ Nonmembers pay $2 per child, or 1 new children’s or young adult book per family (to be donated to our gift drive). Registration required. To register, call 401.847.... Read More
Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Author: BCorbishley
Create, perform, and laugh with the bard.In this three part series, children between the ages of eight and twelve are introduced to the fun, humorous side of Shakespeare.  We will play games, discuss age-appropriate adaptations, and perform our own improvised versions of selected scenes. ... Read More
Date: Monday, December 1, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Author: BCorbishley
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
The Redwood Book Club will discuss Woody Allen's book, Without Feathers, on Saturday, December 27 at 10:30 am. In a recent New York Times book review, actor and writer Bob Odenkirk was asked to name his "favorite comic writers ever." One of the four: Woody Allen. Please join us for a great... Read More
Date: Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Author: GMarkert
Young@Heart, directed by Stephen Walker and Sally George. 107 minutes. Rated PG.  "A documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians." - IMDb Call 847-0295, ext. 112 to reserve your seat. $5 for... Read More
Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Author: GMarkert