Friends of the Brownell Library – Annual Appeal

October, 2017

Dear Friends;

By now, it seems everyone in the world is familiar with the term “path of totality”.  We would like to present an alternative version.  In Little Compton, this path of totality leads directly to a free experience available to all at the Brownell Library.  All roads converge to this wonderful building, where the world is at your fingertips, facilitated by an exceptional staff. No special glasses or good weather necessary (although free glasses were available at the library for safe viewing, no weather guarantees were available!).

The Friends of the Brownell Library exist to augment the funds received from the town budget.  We provide “the extras “, and take guidance from the librarians and the patrons of the library.  You have a say in how the funds we raise are spent.

The available Wi-Fi is well used, day and night.  The T-Mobile Wi-Fi hot spots, available for checking out a week at a time, have been extremely popular.  This is a very nice service whether visiting or using in lieu of a home provider.

New passes are added, as interest is indicated, and others not renewed as interest wanes. We provide a myriad of choices, whether you wish to visit museums, zoos, aquariums or historical societies.  There is something for every age and interest.

If a book you want is not available in town, the librarians will assist in obtaining it.  Free downloads are also an option. Fishing poles, telescopes, and cake pans are just a few of the items available to enjoy.

The programs for both children and adults span a vast range of interests.  If there is a topic you would like presented, or are willing to present, please let your ideas be known to the librarians.  They aim to please, and do it well.

We thank you for helping make our annual book sale a success.  Whether you contribute books for the sale or purchase books, it would not be possible without your support.  Many of you do both!

Our library is gem, but your help is needed in maintaining the standards to which we have become accustomed.  Your donations, in any amount, help us do just that.  All donations go directly to the library.  We are fortunate to have such wonderful volunteers who recognize the value of the library and work to maintain the standards they wish to provide.  We respectfully ask you to remember The Friends of the Brownell Library when you make your decision to contribute to organizations you wish to see flourish.  We promise to use all donations wisely, and keep your interests in mind in allocating the funds.

Thank you so very much for your support.  We look forward to seeing you at the library!

Sincerely,

Dee Holliday & Roberta Shaw

Co-Presidents

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October is Amnesty Month!

Wipe out your late fees by donating to the Little Compton Community Food Bank.

Just bring in any unopened, non-perishable, non-expired food items and toiletries to the Brownell Library, all month long.

Only eligible donations will be accepted. No pet food.

Note: Waiver does not include late fees incurred from overdue fishing gear, telescope, or wi-fi hotspots. Waiver does not apply to lost or damaged library items.

New Cookbook Club Starts November 1st

Do you love to cook and enjoy reading cookbooks? The Brownell Library will be starting a new cookbook club to meet the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm.

Each month we’ll read a different cookbook and everyone will choose a recipe to make and share. The club’s first meeting will be Wednesday, November 1st at 5:30. Our first pick is Food52 Genius Recipes.

Please contact the library if you are interested so we can order you a copy for the first meeting!

 

Drop-in for Toddler Playtime at the Library

Starting September 22nd, the Brownell Library will host a weekly Toddler Playtime every Friday at 10:30am.

The program requires no registration and is free and open to all children under the age of five.

Bring the kids by for open play and a chance for parents and caregivers to chat!

 

Fall storytime begins September 25th

Fall storytime at Brownell Library will run from September 25th through October 31st.

Toddler storytime is on Mondays at 10:30am.

Preschool storytime and craft is on Tuesdays at 10:30am.

There will be no storytime on Columbus Day (October 9th), as the library will be closed.

All storytimes are drop in, no registration is required!

Mindfulness and Meditation Series w/ Rosa Bullis (extended one week)

Rosa Bullis is a Kripalu Yoga Teacher, 200 RYT, Reiki Practitioner, Certified JourneyDance™ Guide, Sacred Sound Practitioner and Energy Medicine Practitioner who will teach this five-week series, offering participants an introduction to various forms of meditation and mindfulness.

Classes will be held at the Brownell House, home of the Village Improvement Society, located at 3 Meeting House Lane in Little Compton.

Dates:

  • Tuesday, September 19th at 9am
  • Thursday, September 21st at 9am
  • Tuesday, September 26th at 9am
  • Thursday, September 28th at 9am
  • Tuesday, October 3rd at 9am
  • Thursday, October 5th at 9am

Extended Dates:

  • Tuesday, October 10th at 9am
  • Thursday, October 12th at 9am

Each class will introduce a new technique followed by a practice session, which ends with a brief discussion.

Classes are free and open to all adult patrons. To register, visit or call the library at 401-635-8562.

Thank You from the Friends of the Brownell Library

Dear Friends,

We would like to thank all those who helped make The Friends of the Brownell Library annual book sale on Saturday, August 5th, such a success. We were blessed with a wonderful group of volunteers who moved a mountain of books on Friday, and helped with the organization of the tents.  Although the weather was cloudy with showers on Saturday, we thank our wonderful turnout of book-lovers who purchased a wide variety of the expansive collection – literally something for everyone. Last, but certainly not least, we are so grateful to the Little Compton Boy Scouts who came to our rescue at the end of the sale to help with the cleanup. All the money raised directly benefits the Brownell Library.  We are so fortunate to have such a gem in our community. Thank you so much for your support.

Sincerely,

Dee Holliday & Roberta Shaw

Co-Presidents

Summer @ the Library Pizza Party

Come join us for Summer @ the Library Pizza Party!

Program participants and their families are invited to join us for pizza and cookies, fun crafts and experiments, and the raffle prizes drawing. Registration is required, please sign up inside the library or call 635-8562 by Monday, August 7th!

Wednesday, August 9th at 6pm