Entries by Patrick Elliot

Family Movie Night: The Santa Clause

Family and friends are invited to the library for a night of holiday fun as we screen the movie The Santa Clause on Wednesday, December 20th at 5pm. We’ll have plenty of pizza, snacks, and refreshments available. Feel free to come in your pajamas! Registration is required (so we know how much pizza to order!), […]


Living Literature: A Christmas Story

Living Literature — the collective of RI-based artists and educators who teach literature through live performance — will visit the library for a presentation of Jean Shepherd’s A Christmas Story Wednesday, December 6th at 6:30pm. The 40-minute presentation recounts Shepherd’s Duel in the snow, or Red Rider Nails the Cleveland Street Kid, from which the […]

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.