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.
Early Winter Story Times
Nov 9 – Dec 22
Baby & Toddler drop-in story time
Mondays at 11am
Preschool drop-in story time and craft
Tuesdays at 11am
(no story time Dec 1)
Library Database Addition!
Ancestrylibrary.com allows patrons to access the Ancestry.com database for free from inside the library. Come down to the library today to start your family searches!
There are always things happening at Brownell Library, check back often.
Early Winter Story Hours November 9th – December 22nd Baby Toddler Story Time Mondays at 11am Preschool Story Time and Craft Tuesdays at 11am (no story time Dec 1st)
After School Knitting will resume September 21st 3pm – 4pm All children age 11 and older welcome. No experience necessary!
———————– Baby/Toddler Story Time Mondays at 11am (excludes Sept 23, Oct 12) ———————– Preschool Story Time and Craft Tuesdays at 11am
Come to the Brownell Library in Little Compton on Wednesday, September 23rd, at 6:00 pm to hear Edward Lodi talk about his latest book, Who When Where in King Philip’s War. During his talk he will give a brief overview of the war, including its causes, its beginnings in Plymouth Colony, its rapid spread throughout […]
Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly present a wonderful program of traditional American and Celtic folk songs and percussive dance. This performance will feature a wide variety of instruments including the dulcimer, harmonica, banjo, and mandolin as well as a thrilling interpretation of freestyle Appalachian clog dancing.
Diane Edgecomb, author of A Fire in My Heart: Kurdish Tales, will perform “One Thousand Doorways: Journey Among the Kurds of Turkey.” Ms. Edgecomb’s chance meeting with a young Kurdish refugee set her on a path of danger and discovery as she searched for the lost stories of an oppressed culture. Listen to her weave […]