Entries by Patrick Elliot

Notice: Library Closed Saturday for Veterans Day

The Brownell Library will be closed all day on Saturday, November 11th, in observance of Veterans Day. The library will resume normal operating hours when it re-opens on Monday, November 13th. We at the library wish all of our patrons a thoughtful and reflective Veterans Day and extend our sincere gratitude to all the service […]


Meditations for Inner Peace

Beginning November 7th, the Brownell Library will host a new series of meditation classes with Little Compton resident Katherine Brown, senior teacher at Atisha Kadampa Buddhism (AKBC) in Providence, RI. Classes take place at the Brownell House Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9am.

Friends of the Brownell Library – Annual Appeal

By now, it seems everyone in the world is familiar with the term “path of totality”. We would like to present an alternative version. In Little Compton, this path of totality leads directly to a free experience available to all at the Brownell Library. All roads converge to this wonderful building, where the world is at your fingertips, facilitated by an exceptional staff.

October is Amnesty Month!

Wipe out your late fees by donating to the Little Compton Community Food Bank. Just bring in any unopened, non-perishable, non-expired food items and toiletries to the Brownell Library, all month long. Only eligible donations will be accepted. No pet food. Note: Waiver does not include late fees incurred from overdue fishing gear, telescope, or […]

New Cookbook Club Starts November 1st

Do you love to cook and enjoy reading cookbooks? The Brownell Library will be starting a new cookbook club to meet the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm. Each month we’ll read a different cookbook and everyone will choose a recipe to make and share. Our first pick is Food52 Genius Recipes.

Drop-in for Toddler Playtime at the Library

Starting September 22nd, the Brownell Library will host a weekly Toddler Playtime every Friday at 10:30am. The program requires no registration and is free and open to all children under the age of five. Bring the kids by for open play and a chance for parents and caregivers to chat!  

Fall storytime begins September 25th

Fall storytime at Brownell Library will run from September 25th through October 31st. Toddler storytime is on Mondays at 10:30am. Preschool storytime and craft is on Tuesdays at 10:30am. There will be no storytime on Columbus Day (October 9th), as the library will be closed. All storytimes are drop in, no registration is required!