Thank You from the Friends of the Brownell Library

Dear Friends,

We would like to thank all those who helped make The Friends of the Brownell Library annual book sale on Saturday, August 5th, such a success. We were blessed with a wonderful group of volunteers who moved a mountain of books on Friday, and helped with the organization of the tents.  Although the weather was cloudy with showers on Saturday, we thank our wonderful turnout of book-lovers who purchased a wide variety of the expansive collection – literally something for everyone. Last, but certainly not least, we are so grateful to the Little Compton Boy Scouts who came to our rescue at the end of the sale to help with the cleanup. All the money raised directly benefits the Brownell Library.  We are so fortunate to have such a gem in our community. Thank you so much for your support.

Sincerely,

Dee Holliday & Roberta Shaw

Co-Presidents

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Notice: Library Closed Saturday, August 5th, for Friends’ Book Sale

The Brownell Library will be closed all day Saturday, August 5th, in order to host the annual Friends of the Brownell Library book sale.

While the book sale takes place out back under the library’s tent, library facilities will be closed to the public. However, wi-fi access will still be available outside the building.

For more information and details on the book sale — including donation and volunteer opportunities — click here.

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.

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.