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.


Notice: Library Opens at 1pm, Wednesday, April 5th

The Brownell Library will have a delayed opening on Wednesday, April 5th, due to a scheduled staff meeting.

The Wednesday opening time of noon will be pushed back to 1pm to make time for the meeting.

Regular hours will resume immediately afterward, with the library closing at 7pm that day.


April Book Club: “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson

The Brownell Library Book Club has selected Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson as its book in April. The club will meet up at the library on April 12th to discuss the book.

Summary: The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice.

Our book club meets on the second Wednesday of every month. The club is free and open to all.