On March 25, 2018, the Jane Pickens Theatre will be showing a film titled Exhibition on Screen: Cézanne Portraits of a Life. Prior to the film, our Executive Director, Benedict Leca ,Ph.D., will give an introductory overview of the life of Cézanne. Our staff member Joseph Rusnak recently sat down with Benedict to discuss not only the upcoming film but also just what made Paul Cézanne so unique.
Everyone loves a great mystery; here at Redwood Library, there is no exception. As we anxiously await for Spring to come and take away our winter blues, let's curl up with a new and exciting mystery. Perhaps one of the classic writers will suit your fancy? We have plenty of those as well! Come down to Redwood and celebrate Mystery March with us.
Women’s History Month is often spent celebrating“firsts” because women have struggled to break into so many industries that each first is a small victory for the greater movement. Even in 2018, when equality is a part of the national conversation, there are still offices that women have not held and tables at which women have not been allowed to sit. These issues sometimes receive national attention, but they are just as important locally. For this reason, today we are celebrating a Newport first, the first woman to be elected to the Representative Council: Lina Post Webster.
The Redwood holds in its coffers many books. For the most part, these are whole. And a library often does not set out to buy books which are incomplete. Sometimes, we might buy or retain a book which is imperfect because it is the only state available. Or perhaps the imperfection itself tells us an interesting piece of the history of the book. But it is less common to have individual leaves of books in a library.
This reading list will celebrate something that should be admired and discussed daily; Women's History. Our world is full of leading ladies, from the beginning of time to today. Their history deserves to be read and enjoyed as anyone else's. This reading list crosses a broad spectrum of leading ladies, from one of the most well known names, to a simple woman who kept a diary in the early years of American colonization. Please celebrate Women's History Month by reading up on one of these leading ladies.
On this last week of Black History Month, we pay tribute to an African-American athlete and trailblazer who is immortalized just down the road from the Redwood Library at the International Tennis Hall of Fame: Althea Gibson (1927-2003).
On February 22nd, The Artillery Company of Newport will march to the Redwood Library to celebrate the 286th birthday of George Washington. In honor of his birthday, this reading list will focus on him, with a bonus book of course on the Artillery Company as well. Washington carries many titles with his name; General, Founding Father, President, Family Man, Surveyor, Slave Owner. What did these titles mean, and what makes George Washington so interesting, so important in our lives.