About the Brownell Public Library
The Brownell Library, built in 1929, was bequeathed to the people of Little Compton by Mr. Pardon Brownell when he died in 1921. In 1963 the stack addition was added and the town’s public library was removed from the town hall and physically combined with the Brownell Library. Since that time the Trustees of the Brownell Trust provide maintenance and repair of the building. Through the town annual appropriations, the taxpayers provide the funds for staffing, books and supplies.
Thank you Pat!
Saturday, April 11th, we celebrated the wonderful contributions of our 2015 Volunteer of the Year, Pat Christiansen. Click the image below to see more pictures and read further about the evening.
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The Wednesday Night Book Club will be wrapping up their season with a Reverse Book Club on June 10th at 6:00pm. Any and all are welcome to bring a book suggestion or two for fellow members and attendees to put on their lists to read during the Summer.
Saturday, April 11th, a crowd gathered at local restaurant, Crowther’s, for the annual Volunteer Recognition night put on by the Little Compton Community Center to honor nominees from various organizations for all of their hard work. These volunteers, among countless others, work diligently to ensure that these organizations can run efficiently to serve the […]
Author Christian McBurney, of Spies in Revolutionary Rhode Island, will talk about how espionage played a vital role in Rhode Island during the Revolutionary War, when both the British an later the French occupied all of Aquidneck Island. You can order the book here: http://catalog.oslri.net/record=b2365168~S1
The Wednesday Night Book Club group will be celebrating Poetry Month in April. Bring your favorite poem to share with the group. The night is expected to be filled with inspiring pieces and dialogue about this wonderful form of written (and spoken) word. Wednesday, April 8 6:00 PM All are welcome.
Join us for a screening of the movie The Hundred-Foot Journey. The movie is a wonderful dramedy about a feud between two adjacent restaurants, one operated by a newly relocated Indian family and the other by a Michelin-starred chef. Pizza will be offered at 5pm to those who RSVP. Movie will begin at 5:30, all […]
Come join us for stories and more at Brownell Library! Winter Session Week of February 9th to week of March 16th (no story times week of February 16th) ———————————————————- Baby and Toddler story time Mondays at 11am Ages 6 months to 3 years ———————————————————- Preschool story time and craft […]