Wednesday, Sept 28 at 6 PM: The Newport Tower: America’s Oldest Secret

Local photographer and comprehensivist, Jim Egan, will share known theories about the history and purpose of the famous Newport Tower (a.k.a. Stone Tower, Viking Tower and other names). Mr. Egan will share what he has learned about the tower over the years, and offer a new theory about who built this landmark, and more importantly, why they built it.


Wednesday, Sept 28

6:00 PM


Wednesday, July 20 at 6PM: Author talk with Mihai Nadin

Come join us for this thought-provoking talk that will analyze America’s current condition. Dr. Mihai Nadin’s book encourages us to think deeply about the current state of affairs and to take responsibility for our country by becoming more active in civic affairs. A long-time Little Compton resident, Dr. Nadin is a Professor of Computer Science and Interactive Media Director at the University of Texas at Dallas where he directs the Institute for Research in Anticipatory Systems.


Wednesday, July 20

6:00 pm

Brownell Libray, front reading room.

Wednesday, Aug 3 at 6PM: Racism and its Roots in Slavery

Mr. Ray Rickman, former president of the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society and one of the foremost promoters of African-American history, will be here to discuss the effect slavery had and still has on the state today. Many Rhode Islanders were involved in the slave trade, and Mr. Rickman will discuss how it affected trade and manufacturing including shipbuilding.


Wednesday, August 3rd

6:00 pm

Brownell Library

Tuesday, July 5 at 2PM: Rising Sun Jiu-Jitsu

This fun workshop that will teach students how to solve problems without violence, as well as teach some simple, safe techniques to defend against bullies and strangers. Learn basic self-defense, as well as participate in fun martial arts drills that teach respect and get students to exercise.
This event is for children ages 8 and up.


Tuesday, July 5

2:00 pm

Brownell Library, under the tent

Wednesday, July 6 at 6PM: Dawn Tripp Book Talk/Signing

National bestselling author, Dawn Tripp, will give a talk on her latest novel, Georgia. The fictitious biographical story of a young Georgia O’Keefe and her journey through romance and finding herself as an artist is described by USA Today as “magical and provocative.” Books will be available for purchase.

To guarantee seating at this event, we encourage those who wish to bring their own lawn chairs.


Wednesday, July 6

6:00 pm

Brownell Libray, under the tent

Wednesday, May 18th: Living Literature presents The Wright Brothers

Living Literature presents a 50 minute readers theater rendition of Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough’s The Wright Brothers, as part of Reading Across Rhode Island, signature program of Rhode Island Center for the Book. Performers  Sharon Carpentier, Brian Platt and Dave Rabinow bring to life the times, the people, and illuminate the relationships between them.


Wednesday, May 18th

7:00 pm

Brownell Library

2017-2018 Student Scholarship Applications

Scholarship Little Compton

The 2017-2018 Scholarship Little Compton application is for all students who plan to enroll full-time in an undergraduate degree or technical program. Applications can be picked up at the Brownell Library, or downloaded here.

The 2017 Little Compton Grange Scholarship application is also available inside the library. The Little Compton Grange will award one scholarship of $500 to a Little Compton resident who is a 2017 graduate of any high school, or a member of Little Compton Grange #32 or a family member, and has been accepted for admission by a school of higher learning.