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.
This fun, and interactive reptile show allows the audience to get up close and personal with some common, as well as exotic reptiles and amphibians. Wednesday, June 29 6:00 pm Brownell Library, under the tent
This fun workshop that will teach students how to solve problems without violence, as well as teach some simple, safe techniques to defend against bullies and strangers. Learn basic self-defense, as well as participate in fun martial arts drills that teach respect and get students to exercise. This event is for children ages 8 and […]
National bestselling author, Dawn Tripp, will give a talk on her latest novel, Georgia. The fictitious biographical story of a young Georgia O’Keefe and her journey through romance and finding herself as an artist is described by USA Today as “magical and provocative.” Books will be available for purchase. To guarantee seating at this event, […]
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 […]