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.
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!
Thursday, July 16, 2015
St. Andrew’s by the Sea
182 Willow Ave., Little Compton
Guest Speaker: Sam Coale
(Click on event title for more information)
Annual Book Sale
at the Little Compton Community Center
The Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale will be held on:
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Special Preview Sale
6:30 – 8:00 PM
All others may pay $15 at the door for admission and a membership to the Friends.
Early Bird Admission (6:00PM): $25
Are you an able-bodied individual with the ability to lift 50lbs?
The Friends of the Library is looking for help transitioning boxed books for the annual sale
from the library to the community center before the sale, and for breakdown afterwards.
All individuals interested in helping, please contact library staff of Friends members.
This is a great community service opportunity for those seeking hours.
There are always things happening at Brownell Library, check back often.
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 […]
Brownell Library 2015 YA Summer Reading Program presenters Click on the dates and times to learn more about the programs! Friday, July 10th from 2-4 pm Paint Party with Jennifer Rolfsema limit 10 (sign up required) Friday, July 17th at 2 pm Rick Morin, Rhythm Imaginarium Friday, July 24th at 2 pm Eric Fulford, […]
Brownell Library 2015 Children’s Summer Reading Program Presenters Click on the dates and times of events to read more about the programs! Wednesday, July 1st at 6 pm The Great Baldini Wednesday, July 8th at 6 pm Farm Fresh Rhode Island, Fruit & Veggie Avengers Wednesday, July 15th at 6 pm Bwana Igwana, Reptiles […]
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 […]