Digital Comics & Graphic Novels now available via “Comics Plus”

Patrons of the Brownell Library now have access to Comics Plus Library Edition, which brings unlimited access to thousands of digital comic books and graphic novels. No holds or waiting!

With Comics Plus Library Edition, users can instantly view titles through a Web browser on any computer. Or download the mobile app on iOS or Android to browse and read comics using a web-connected tablet or smartphone.

Please note, you must have a library card issued by the Brownell Library to use this service.

To register your account and get started, please visit our dedicated Comics Plus Library Edition page.

This service has been made possible thanks to the Bradford Livingston Memorial Book Fund.

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Farm Fresh RI & Build a Better Body, Community & World, with RI Grown Food!

Join us as Farm Fresh RI presents Build a Better Body, Community & World, with RI Grown Food!

Participants will enjoy a lively hour focused on the environmental, health and economic benefits of enjoying the delicious foods grown on the beautiful farms here in Rhode Island. Everyone helps the chef prepare a delicious snack that features RI grown food.

Wednesday, July 12th at 6pm

All ages welcome!

 

RI Museum of Science and Art presents Electric Dough!

Explore the properties of electricity and creativity using conductive dough. Through hands-on art/science activities, you will learn how circuits work, and the difference between conductive and resistive materials.  Use LED lights, play-dough and imagination to create electric artwork!

 

Wednesday, July 5th at 6pm under the tent

Intended audience for ages 5 & up.

 

A Visit from Silk Tree Farm

Earlier this week, our friends at Silk Tree Farm visited the Brownell Library to discuss their work preserving heritage breed animals. Patrons got to hear about the local farm’s focus on sustainability and their dedication to nurturing happy, pasture-raised animals.

Silk Tree Farm had a selection of natural goods fresh off the farm, and even brought along some of their furry friends, giving patrons an up-close look at the animals that inhabit the farm.

Silk Tree Farm is located at 64 Pottersville Road in Little Compton, RI. You can learn more about the farm by visiting their website: www.silktreefarm.com

Friends of the Brownell Library Annual Book Sale: Saturday, August 5th, 9am-3pm

The Friends of the Brownell Library will hold their annual book sale Saturday, August 5th, 9am-3pm. The sale will be located on the back patio. Admission is free, so be sure to stop by and stock up on your summer reading.

Book Donations

Donations of books in good condition are gratefully accepted year-round at the Brownell Library for the sale. Please no textbooks, encyclopedias, or VHS. For more information call the library at (401) 635-8562.

Volunteers Needed!

If you would like to help set up or work at the book sale, especially moving books the Friday beforehand, please contact Dee Holliday at (401) 635-2384. Community service hours available if needed.

Please Note: The library building will be closed all day during the sale.

New Summer LEGO Club Hours

Starting June 3rd, the library’s weekly Lego Club will run from noon until 1pm to accommodate the library’s upcoming summer Saturday hours. No sign-up or registration is required, simply stop by for some LEGO-building fun!

LEGO Club takes place each Saturday and is open to all ages. LEGOs will be provided — just bring your imagination and creativity.

Night Skies of Little Compton, Wednesday, May 17th

Set your sights to the stars on Wednesday, May 17th, as we welcome Barry Peckham of Litebox Telescopes to the Brownell Library for an exploration of the nighttime sky.

Peckham will be bringing one of his own, custom-made telescopes to display and discuss, and will share insights into the mechanics and construction of his ultra-portable, state-of-the-art starware.

Come to learn all about Newtonian optical systems and astronomy, and stay for a view of Jupiter from the commons, weather permitting.

As always, this event is free and open to all.