Winter storytime and drop-in playtime

The winter session of storytimes and drop-in playtime will run from January 29th through March 16th.

Toddler storytime is on Mondays at 10:30am for kids 3 and under.

Preschool storytime is on Thursdays at 10:30am for kids 3 to 5 years old. Join us for stories, songs, and flannel board tales.

Drop-in toddler and preschool playtime is on Fridays at 10:30am. Come join other parents and caregivers for friendly conversation while the little ones look at books and play with toys, puzzles and games.

 

All storytimes are drop-in, no registration required!

Notice: Library Closed Monday, January 15th

The library will be closed all day on Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The library will resume normal operating hours when it re-opens at 10am on Tuesday.

“We must rapidly begin the shift from a ‘thing-oriented’ society to a ‘person-oriented’ society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”

― Martin Luther King Jr.

Lamrim Meditation Series w/ Katherine Brown

With the New Year comes a list of resolutions. Why not start the year off right with some peace of mind?

Learn the ancient sequence of meditations known as The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lamrim). Each week the class explores one meditation from this sequence.

Instructor Katherine Brown is a Little Compton resident and teacher at the Atisha Kadampa Buddhist Center in Providence, Rhode Island. She has been studying Kadampa Buddhism since 2000 and meditation for over 40 years.

Classes meet Tuesday mornings from 9-9:45am at the Little Compton Wellness Center. Space is limited, so visit or contact the library at 635-8562 to register.

Class Schedule:
• Jan 16 – Meditation on Life
• Jan 23 – Meditation on Death
• Jan 30 – Meditation on Rebirth
• Feb 6 – Meditation on Refuge
• Feb 13 – Meditation on Karma
• Feb 20 – Meditation on Buddhist Renunciation

The classes are free and made possible through a generous grant made to the library.

Notice: Holiday Library Closings

The Brownell Library will be closed for the Christmas holiday on Monday, December 25th and will remain closed the following day, Tuesday, December 26th.

The library will return to normal operating hours on Wednesday, December 27th when it re-opens at noon.

The library will be closed again for New Year’s Day on Monday, January 1st. The library will return to normal operating hours when it reopens on Tuesday, January 2nd at 10am.

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!), so please contact the library at 401-635-8562 if you are interested. We hope you’ll join us for this festive event!

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 1983 classic movie, A Christmas Story was taken. The story relates the comic tale of a mid-western, Depression-era child who yearns for an official Red Ryder air rifle for Christmas.

Notice: Library Closed Thursday & Friday for Thanksgiving

The Brownell Library will be closed over the Thanksgiving holiday. The library will be closing early on Wednesday, November 22nd at 5pm and will remain closed all day on Thanksgiving as well as Friday, November 24th. The library will resume normal operating hours when it reopens Saturday, November 25th at 10am.

The staff of the Brownell Library wishes all of our patrons a happy and healthy holiday. We are grateful to serve you!