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.
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Event changed from Tuesday January 27 due to inclement weather. In place of our Wednesday Night Book Club meeting for the month of January, 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 […]
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 […]
Starting January 26, the Young Adult Knitting program will resume on Mondays from 3 – 4 PM. Those aged 10-12 years old are all welcome to join the group for after-school snacks, knitting, and an all around good time. New members always welcome, no previous experience necessary. Some supplies available as well.
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 share […]
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