Summer @ the Library 2018 begins June 18th!

This year’s summer reading program, Summer @ the Library 2018, begins Monday, June 18th with registration inside the library. The theme this year is Libraries Rock! Kids and tweens can complete a game board for prizes and enter to win a larger musically-themed prize at the end of the program.

We will also welcome a fun variety of entertainers and educators to amuse, educate, and delight audiences of all ages!

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Register Now for May’s Fly Tying & Fly Fishing Workshop

Brownell Library and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Fish and Wildlife, are hosting a FREE fly tying and fly fishing event.

Participants will learn to make their own fresh water flies over several weeks then have the opportunity to fish using the flies they created in a private fly fishing event.

Classes occur on Wednesday, May 9th, 23rd, & 30th from 6-8pm. The fishing event is on Sunday, June 10th at 10am.

This course is geared towards novice and experienced fly tiers alike, and is open to all ages 10 and up. Material will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!

Registration is required. Visit us, email, or call the library at 635-8562 to join.

Freshwater Fishing Season is here! Rent a rod from the library

Fishing season has begun here in the state, so what better time to stop by the library and take out one of our freshwater (or saltwater) fishing rods and tackle boxes for a week?

To obtain a fishing license, follow the instruction on the RI DEM website:

http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/managementservices/licenses/fishing-licenses.php

Once you’ve gotten your RI fishing license, come to the library, borrow a pole, and start catching your dinner. Please contact the library for loan terms and conditions.

Canvas Library Bags Available!

Support your library with the purchase of one of our new canvas tote bags!

On sale for $20, these bags are perfect for carrying books, bringing along to the beach, or for shopping.

All proceeds benefit the library. Only a limited amount of bags available, so please visit or call the library at 635-8562 to reserve yours.

Made possible by the Friends of the Brownell Library.

Watch Author Angie Thomas’ (The Hate You Give) Keynote Lecture

Join us at the library as we host a livestream of author Angie Thomas’ lecture at Rhode Island College. Thomas is the author of “The Hate U Give,” this year’s book selection for Reading Across Rhode Island.

This event is hosted in partnership with the Rhode Island Center for the Book and the Open Books-Open Minds conference at RIC. The lecture will be displayed on the TV in the library’s media room, located in the back of the library.

Don’t miss out on one of the most anticipated author events of the year!

Spring programs for children

The spring storytimes and drop-in playtime will run from March 19th through May 18th.

Toddler storytime is on Mondays at 10:30am, Preschool storytime is on Thursdays at 10:30am, and Drop-in toddler and preschool playtime is on Fridays at 10:30.

There will not be a Preschool storytime on April 19th because Casey Farm will be here for Project Chick.

All storytimes are drop-in, no registration required!

Casey Farm presents Project CHICK

On Thursday, April 19th at 10:30am, Casey Farm will be at the library for a hands-on presentation about Dominique chickens and eggs. The presenter will also bring chicks that can be held after the slideshow.

All ages are welcome, come join us for this exciting, and very fluffy, good time!

 

Thursday, April 19th at 10:30am