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.
There are always things happening at Brownell Library, check back often.
Toddler Story Time Mondays at 11am Sept 19 — Dec 12 Preschool Story Time and Craft Tuesdays at 11am Sept 20 — Dec 6
Learn how to make delicious recipes that fuel a strong and active body. Participants will learn how to read and prepare a recipe and other easy steps to success in the kitchen. A chef will lead the group in making the ultimate in fit & tasty food. Thursday, July 7 3:00 pm Brownell Library, […]
In “Move Move Move,” an interactive family concert with Nashville singer-songwriter Miss Lynn, kids and adults will engage their bodies, hearts and imaginations. Including her original songs, “Clap My Feet,” “Itty Bitty Nitty Gritty,” and “Ready to Go,” along with other original and traditional songs. Wednesday, July 13 6:00 pm Brownell Library, under the […]
Come join us for this thought-provoking talk that will analyze America’s current condition. Dr. Mihai Nadin’s book encourages us to think deeply about the current state of affairs and to take responsibility for our country by becoming more active in civic affairs. A long-time Little Compton resident, Dr. Nadin is a Professor of Computer Science […]
In this hands-on program, participants learn about the lives and popular leisure activities for children during the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. Play games, solve riddles, and learn about changing attitudes towards childhood. Discover how changes in technology affected children’s toys and pastimes. Wednesday, July 20 6:00 pm Brownell Library, under the tent
Come join us as we take care of business and then enjoy a wonderful performance by husband and wife team Atwater-Donnelly. Highly acclaimed Rhode Island duo Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly will give us a thrilling and unique performance that blends traditional American and Celtic folk songs. Wednesday, July 21 7:00 PM St. Andrew’s […]