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.

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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!

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.