Join us for Lola and Polynesian Fusion!

We welcome Lola with Polynesian Fusion for a fun evening of song and dance!

In this program, we will focus on music and dance from the islands of Hawaii and Tahiti. We will talk about various aspects of Polynesian culture, in terms that children can understand, and then we will sing and dance together as a group! Moana movie fans are especially encouraged to attend!

Wednesday, July 11th at 6pm

This is an all ages event, no registration required!

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Discovering Great Artists with Mrs. McNeil–Tuesdays in July!

Come learn about the great artists throughout history and create your own masterpiece! Lead by Claudia McNeil, these free workshops use household materials to create works of art inspired by famous artists.

Tuesdays in July at 10:30am

July 10th

July 17th

July 24th

July 31st

Best for ages 5 & up, kids under the age of 5 will need a parent to accompany them. Registration required, space is limited!

Summer Reading Program Kickoff with Circus Dynamics!

Join us on Wednesday, June 27th at 6pm for Circus Dynamics!

Maurice of Circus Dynamics performs a vaudevillian styled Juggling and Balloon variety show. Come and witness gravity defying juggling, amazing balloon sculpting, a little balloon magic, and lots of laughs.
After the performance Maurice will teach a balloon twisting workshop where kids can learn to make their own balloon dog.

All ages event, no registration required!

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!

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!