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.
Join the Wednesday Night Book Club!
Wednesday, Sept 10, 2014
Library Front Reading Room
For the month of September, we will be discussing Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder.
Book Summary: A researcher at a pharmaceutical company, Marina Singh journeys into the heart of the Amazonian delta to check on a field team that has been silent for two years–a dangerous assignment that forces Marina to confront the ghosts of her past.
Call or visit the library to mark your spot, and join in the conversation of this New York Times Best seller of “morality and miracles, science and sacrifice.”
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Bobbi Carrey-Vocalist Singer Bobbi Carrey along with Doug Hammer on keyboard joins us to present “Between the Wars: Music from 1981-1941″. This performance will explore American life and culture from the “square” rhythms of 1918 to the hot Charleston rhythms of the 20s, then on into the “Golden Years” of the 30s, where we discover […]
Edward Lodi- The Angel of Hadley: a legend of King Philip’s War and the Strange Story Behind It Join us for an account of the Indian attack on Hadley on September 1, 1675, when a mysterious stranger appeared to save the day and then vanished causing the settlers to believe that he was an emissary […]
MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014 @ 2:00 P.M. YUNUS QUDDUS ~ POETRY MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014 @ 2:00 P.M. ~ HAMPSTEAD STAGE COMPANY MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014 @ 2:00 P.M. ~ FARM FRESH RHODE ISLAND MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014 @ 2:00 P.M. ~ DARREN YONG ~ MAGICIAN MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014 @ 12:00 P.M. […]
WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014 @ 6:30 P.M. ~ DAVE MARCHETTI ~ ANIMAL EXPERIENCE WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014 @ 6:30 P.M. ~ SCOTT JABLONSKI~ BEN FRANKLIN WOULD HAVE AGREED! WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014 @ 6:30 P.M. ~ PAUL HELOU ~ MUSICIAN WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014 @ 6:30 P.M. ~ CLARE […]