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!

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!

 

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.

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.