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.

 

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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.

Living Literature: Just Mercy, May 10th at 6:30pm

Living Literature — the collective of RI-based artists and educators who teach literature through live performance — will visit the library for a presentation of the 2017 Reading Across Rhode Island selection, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson.

The event takes place Wednesday, May 10th at 6:30pm at the Brownell Library, and will feature a 50-minute readers’ theatre presentation of the book, which recounts the author’s time as a gifted young attorney, his founding of the Equal Justice Initiative, and explores the redeeming potential of mercy.