Tuesday, January 17th at 5pm: Florence Foster Jenkins,

Join the Wednesday Night Book Club in their annual after-hours movie night meeting. The movie, Florence Foster Jenkins, tells the story of a New York heiress who dreams of becoming an opera star despite a less than beautiful singing voice. Starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. Pizza will be served so kindly RSVP.


Tuesday, January 17th

Pizza: 5:00 pm
Movie: 5:30 pm


The Friends Run on Donations

Below, you will find a link to a letter from the board of the Friends of the Brownell Library, who through gracious donations make programs possible at the library! They also generously sponsor great additions to the library collection such as our popular T-Mobile Hot Spots.

Become a Friend of the library today by donating to this wonderful Non-Profit and then come by the library to see all of the wonderful things these donations bring you, our beloved patrons.

Friends of Brownell 2016 Appeal

Wednesday, November 16th at 6 PM

Join us at the library as we welcome former reporter and editor for the Boston Globe, Richard Higgins. Higgins will be speaking about his book entitled Thoreau and the Language of Trees. He will share with us an exploration of Thoreau’s keen observation of trees, his creative response to them as a writer, and trees as his spiritual companions.


Wednesday, November 16th

6:00 PM

Brownell Library

Wednesday, Oct 26th at 6 PM — A Night with Local Author, Rosemary Colt

Join us at the library for a night with Rosemary Colt, former Little Compton resident who recently published a memoir. Her book, As Far As I Can See: A Memoir “began as an attempt to write about a beloved husband’s last year and his battle with dementia and illness. But it soon became the life story of two people from different backgrounds who married young but made it work.”


Wednesday, Oct 26th

6:00 PM

Brownell Library

Wednesday, Sept 28 at 6 PM: The Newport Tower: America’s Oldest Secret

Local photographer and comprehensivist, Jim Egan, will share known theories about the history and purpose of the famous Newport Tower (a.k.a. Stone Tower, Viking Tower and other names). Mr. Egan will share what he has learned about the tower over the years, and offer a new theory about who built this landmark, and more importantly, why they built it.


Wednesday, Sept 28

6:00 PM

Wednesday, July 20 at 6PM: Author talk with Mihai Nadin

Come join us for this thought-provoking talk that will analyze America’s current condition. Dr. Mihai Nadin’s book encourages us to think deeply about the current state of affairs and to take responsibility for our country by becoming more active in civic affairs. A long-time Little Compton resident, Dr. Nadin is a Professor of Computer Science and Interactive Media Director at the University of Texas at Dallas where he directs the Institute for Research in Anticipatory Systems.


Wednesday, July 20

6:00 pm

Brownell Libray, front reading room.