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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
Children's Library closed Saturday and Sunday


$10 adults, free for students and visitors under 18

Admission is free on the first Sunday of each month

Admission is not required to visit the Book Store and Gift Shop.


Redwood Library & Athenaeum 

50 Bellevue Avenue

Newport, RI 02840-3292


Telephone: 401-847-0292

Fax: 401-841-5680


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The Blue Garden: Recapturing an Iconic Newport Landscape, a newly published volume detailing the history and fascinating recreation of this historic garden. See photographer Carlo A. Balistrieri's recent review of this beatifully produced volume here.  This richly illustrated book tells the story... Read More
Author: lwhite
Join us on Monday, October 24, for the Opening Reception of a new exhibition in the Peirce Prince Gallery, "Do Lord Remember Me: The Black Church in Rhode Island."  The exhibit tells the story in images and text of American firsts: the first free Black church - Newport; the first Black Episcopal... Read More
Date: Monday, October 24, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Author: GMarkert
The 2016 Fall Life of the Mind Salon Series continues on Wednesday, October 26 with Steven Sloman, Ph.D., who will discuss how and why people overestimate their knowledge of common objects. He proposes that because we live in “communities of knowledge,” we fail to distinguish between what we know... Read More
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Author: lwhite
Postwar America’s optimism found one of its signal expressions in automotive design and illustration, a story of American artistic ascendance that parallels New York’s eclipse of Paris as the world’s artistic center.  Presented in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Redwood... Read More
Author: GMarkert
The Redwood is pleased to share some of the terrific images taken the evening of the 2016 Redwood Gala. Please click here for the image link.
Author: GMarkert
Pulitzer prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood will be honored by the Redwood Library on Thursday, November 10, 2016 as the second recipient of the Abraham Redwood Medal for Contributions to American History and Culture. The event will take place at 5:30 pm at the Casino Theatre, where Wood will... Read More
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 5:30pm
Author: GMarkert
The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, November 26 at 10:30 am to discuss Homer's The Illiad. All are welcome. Free.
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Author: lwhite
The Redwood Library is Newport's Newest Historic Venue - Now Available for Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, and Private Parties.  Please contact Francesca Campo at 401.742.5344, or fcampo@campoandcompany.com, for more information.
Author: GMarkert
New 3M eBook offerings for members:   Blædel, Sara: The killing forest    Brown, Dale: Iron Wolf: a novel Brown, Dale: Puppet master       Buck, Rinker: The Oregon Trail: an American journey Child, Lincoln: The forgotten room: a novel Cleave, Chris: Everyone brave is forgiven              Connolly... Read More
Author: lwhite