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.

Casey Farm presents Project CHICK

On Thursday, April 20th at 10:30am, Casey Farm will be here for a hands-on presentation about Dominique chickens and eggs. The presenter will also bring chicks that can be held after the slideshow. All ages are welcome, come join us for this exciting, and very fluffy, good time!

 

Thursday, April 20th at 10:30am

April Book Club: “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson

The Brownell Library Book Club has selected Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson as its book in April. The club will meet up at the library on April 12th to discuss the book.

Summary: The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice.

Our book club meets on the second Wednesday of every month. The club is free and open to all.