About the Brownell Public Library
The Brownell Library, built in 1929, was bequeathed to the people of Little Compton by Mr. Pardon Brownell when he died in 1921. In 1963 the stack addition was added and the town’s public library was removed from the town hall and physically combined with the Brownell Library. Since that time the Trustees of the Brownell Trust provide maintenance and repair of the building. Through the town annual appropriations, the taxpayers provide the funds for staffing, books and supplies.
There are always things happening at Brownell Library, check back often.
The Friday Morning Book Club will be discussing the novel Burial Rites by Hannah Kent on Friday Nov 7th. “Riveting and rich with lyricism, BURIAL RITES evokes a dramatic existence in a distant time and place, and asks the question: How can one woman hope to endure when her life depends upon the stories told […]
Join us at the library to work on a project, or learn how to knit. Children in grades 5-8 of all skill levels are welcome to join in the good company of other knitters. Light, after-school refreshments will be offered. Event will be held every Monday in September from 3pm to 4pm. Call the […]
Bobbi Carrey-Vocalist Singer Bobbi Carrey along with Doug Hammer on keyboard joins us to present “Between the Wars: Music from 1981-1941″. This performance will explore American life and culture from the “square” rhythms of 1918 to the hot Charleston rhythms of the 20s, then on into the “Golden Years” of the 30s, where we discover […]
Edward Lodi- The Angel of Hadley: a legend of King Philip’s War and the Strange Story Behind It Join us for an account of the Indian attack on Hadley on September 1, 1675, when a mysterious stranger appeared to save the day and then vanished causing the settlers to believe that he was an emissary […]
Living Literature-Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Book Store Living Literature will present Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Book Store, Reading Across Rhode Island pick for 2014. This year’s book combines elements of fantasy, mystery, and adventure and looks at the modern conflict and transition between technology (electronic) and old (print books).
Book Club Wednesday, June 11 2014 at 6:00 Reverse Book Club A discussion of books the group has been reading and an opportunity to gather a great summer reading list!