The Redwood Library will be hosting it's first-ever Trivia Night and this upcoming event has inspired our librarians to take a look at the history of trivia and the books in our collection that have contributed to the encyclopedic knowledge of our members.
The continued expansion of the Redwood Library has become an important part of our story since the original wooden structure, now known as the Harrison Room, was constructed in 1750. Over a century later, the Reading Room was added in 1858 and the Delivery Room followed shortly after in 1875. In today's blog, we’ll take a look through the Redwood Archives at some of the views of the “Library That Wasn’t."
Throughout history, fashion has been a major part of the daily lives of endless amounts of individuals. The function of fashion, whether it is for practical purposes, or for display purposes has not changed; rather the changes and adaptations to styles of fashion are constantly in motion.
Spring has sprung, and the flowers are flowering! Also I’ve got a bad case of polyptoton! In honor of the May flowers that are becoming so abundant, I offer for your perusal two recently acquired books on flowers that will be added to the Hamilton Collection here at the Redwood.
Connections are important in high society, especially family connections, and Annette Townsend Phillips benefited from her deep familial ties to Newport. Redwood Intern Allison Graves explores the life, family, and social spheres of Phillips using photos from the Newport Collection of Photographs.
As part of our 2018 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series, historian Brian L. Wallin will be discussing the story of German submarine Bremen that made a surprise visit to the Newport Navy Base in October of 1916 and the events that immediately followed. To coordinate with his upcoming lecture, this reading list will share some light on the extraordinary tales of U Boats, and their impact on the Atlantic Ocean during not one, but two World Wars.
In honor of this year's Daffodil Days here in Newport, Redwood has compiled a reading list to get you thinking about whimsical days spent enjoying your garden, and other botanical delights. Come take out one of our many horticultural books from our Hamilton collection, and be inspired to start planning your next floral heaven!
Spring has officially arrived in Newport, which means April’s annual day of practical jokes is right around the corner and we’re celebrating with a look at the French poisson d’avril. Although every holiday provides us with an excuse to scour our collection of vintage holiday postcards, we take particular enjoyment in our April Fools’ Day selection of French postcards celebrating the April Fish or poisson d’avril.