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.
Bwana Iguana Reptile Adventure is a fast-paced, hands-on show that brings the audience into the mysterious world of reptiles. Ray Ward’s unbridled enthusiasm and quick wit keep everyone engaged and on the edge of their seats. Not only is the presentation educational, it is loads of fun and entertaining as well! Wednesday, July 25th at 6pm […]
The Brownell Library presents a new series of chair-assisted yoga classes held at the Little Compton Wellness Center and made possible by the Savage & Luther Family Fund.
The Brownell Library will be closed all day on Saturday, July 14th, for the Church Fair.
Join us as Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art presents Reverse Engineer Instruments! How are instruments made? How do they create different sounds? Children will explore sound, 3D construction, and music through the creation of their own working instruments. They will then “Rock” Out and create improvisational music. Best for ages 5 & up, […]
We welcome Lola with Polynesian Fusion for a fun evening of song and dance! In this program, we will focus on music and dance from the islands of Hawaii and Tahiti. We will talk about various aspects of Polynesian culture, in terms that children can understand, and then we will sing and dance together as […]
Come learn about the great artists throughout history and create your own masterpiece! Lead by Claudia McNeil, these free workshops use household materials to create works of art inspired by famous artists. Tuesdays in July at 10:30am July 10th July 17th July 24th July 31st Best for ages 5 & up, kids under the age […]