Family Movie Night: Hotel Transylvania

Join us for a special pre-Halloween movie extravaganza on Wednesday, October 25th at 6pm! We will be showing the movie Hotel Transylvania and be enjoying pizza and snacks!

The event takes place Wednesday, October 25th at 6pm. Registration is required so we have enough pizza! Please RSVP inside the library, by calling 635-8562, or via email (info@brownell-libraryri.org).

Costumes are welcome!

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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!

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

Ocean State Animal Coalition presents Who Lives in Your Backyard?

Join us as Ocean State Animal Coalition presents Who Lives in Your Backyard?

This program focuses on the needs of wildlife in our community and how people can be good neighbors to the animals in their backyards. This interactive presentation instructs about the variety of species we share our state with and points out ways that kids can enjoy the diversity without causing harm.

Wednesday, August 2nd at 6pm

Best for ages 5 & up

Animal Experiences with Dave Marchetti

Join us as we welcome Dave Marchetti for Animal Experiences!

Animal Experiences is a fun and incredibly hands on way to meet turtles, snakes, lizards, small mammals, and Wally the alligator, up close and personal. Dave’s program combines learning interesting facts about his animals with the thrill of actually handling them.

Wednesday, July 26th at 6pm

All ages event!

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.

 

 

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.