Middle grade storytime with author Rebecca Chace

Join us for a special storytime and activity with author Rebecca Chace as she presents her latest book for middle graders, June Sparrow and the Million Dollar Penny.

Monday, July 17th at 3pm

For middle graders 3rd-7th grade

 

June Sparrow and the Million Dollar Penny

June Sparrow and her best friend—a miniature pig named Indigo Bunting—have always been just fine on their own. They live in New York City and even though June is an orphan, her parents left her with a kind housekeeper and plenty of money. But on June’s twelfth birthday, she suddenly loses her fortune and is forced to move in with an aunt she’s never even met in Red Bank, South Dakota of all places.

Now, June has to live on a farm with her grouchy aunt who sees her best friend as potential bacon. Then one day, June finds a mysterious “Penny Book” that her mother used to keep. She is instantly intrigued by the mention the Big One, the rarest and most valuable of all pennies. Finding it could be June’s ticket back to New York and her old life. But the only guide June and Indigo have is a cryptic list her mom left behind.

To decode the list and find the Big One, June will have to enlist the help of some new friends in Red Bank. But the most surprising mystery of all may be what brought June to Red Bank in the first place-and what is most valuable to her in the end.

 

 

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RI DEM’s Division of Fish and Wildlife presents Wildlife Conservation and Wildlife Bingo

Rhode Island’s Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish and Wildlife, will present Wildlife Conservation and Wildlife Bingo.

Join us for a fun hour of learning about Rhode Island’s amazing wildlife and local conservation efforts! Enjoy a game of “wildlife bingo,” close up looks at natural artifacts, and a presentation by RI DEM’s wildlife outreach coordinator, Mary Grande.

Thursday, July 13th at 11am.

All ages welcome!

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.

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.