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 wi-fi hotspots. Waiver does not apply to lost or damaged library items.

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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. The club’s first meeting will be Wednesday, November 1st at 5:30. Our first pick is Food52 Genius Recipes.

Please contact the library if you are interested so we can order you a copy for the first meeting!

 

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!

Mindfulness and Meditation Series w/ Rosa Bullis (extended one week)

Rosa Bullis is a Kripalu Yoga Teacher, 200 RYT, Reiki Practitioner, Certified JourneyDance™ Guide, Sacred Sound Practitioner and Energy Medicine Practitioner who will teach this five-week series, offering participants an introduction to various forms of meditation and mindfulness.

Classes will be held at the Brownell House, home of the Village Improvement Society, located at 3 Meeting House Lane in Little Compton.

Dates:

  • Tuesday, September 19th at 9am
  • Thursday, September 21st at 9am
  • Tuesday, September 26th at 9am
  • Thursday, September 28th at 9am
  • Tuesday, October 3rd at 9am
  • Thursday, October 5th at 9am

Extended Dates:

  • Tuesday, October 10th at 9am
  • Thursday, October 12th at 9am

Each class will introduce a new technique followed by a practice session, which ends with a brief discussion.

Classes are free and open to all adult patrons. To register, visit or call the library at 401-635-8562.

Thank You from the Friends of the Brownell Library

Dear Friends,

We would like to thank all those who helped make The Friends of the Brownell Library annual book sale on Saturday, August 5th, such a success. We were blessed with a wonderful group of volunteers who moved a mountain of books on Friday, and helped with the organization of the tents.  Although the weather was cloudy with showers on Saturday, we thank our wonderful turnout of book-lovers who purchased a wide variety of the expansive collection – literally something for everyone. Last, but certainly not least, we are so grateful to the Little Compton Boy Scouts who came to our rescue at the end of the sale to help with the cleanup. All the money raised directly benefits the Brownell Library.  We are so fortunate to have such a gem in our community. Thank you so much for your support.

Sincerely,

Dee Holliday & Roberta Shaw

Co-Presidents

Summer @ the Library Pizza Party

Come join us for Summer @ the Library Pizza Party!

Program participants and their families are invited to join us for pizza and cookies, fun crafts and experiments, and the raffle prizes drawing. Registration is required, please sign up inside the library or call 635-8562 by Monday, August 7th!

Wednesday, August 9th at 6pm

Notice: Library Closed Saturday, August 5th, for Friends’ Book Sale

The Brownell Library will be closed all day Saturday, August 5th, in order to host the annual Friends of the Brownell Library book sale.

While the book sale takes place out back under the library’s tent, library facilities will be closed to the public. However, wi-fi access will still be available outside the building.

For more information and details on the book sale — including donation and volunteer opportunities — click here.

Ocean State Animal Coalition presents Who Lives in Your Backyard?

Join us as Ocean State Animal Coalition presents Who Lives in Your Backyard?

This program focuses on the needs of wildlife in our community and how people can be good neighbors to the animals in their backyards. This interactive presentation instructs about the variety of species we share our state with and points out ways that kids can enjoy the diversity without causing harm.

Wednesday, August 2nd at 6pm

Best for ages 5 & up

Animal Experiences with Dave Marchetti

Join us as we welcome Dave Marchetti for Animal Experiences!

Animal Experiences is a fun and incredibly hands on way to meet turtles, snakes, lizards, small mammals, and Wally the alligator, up close and personal. Dave’s program combines learning interesting facts about his animals with the thrill of actually handling them.

Wednesday, July 26th at 6pm

All ages event!