Thank You from the Friends of the Brownell Library

We would like to thank everyone who helped with our Annual Book Sale on Saturday, August 4th, 2018. We appreciate all the hard work of the volunteers who helped move books outside on Friday to place them under the tents by category, as well as the many helpers who staffed the check-out areas on Saturday and helped clean up everything afterward, despite the deluge of rain.

Finally, thank you to everyone who attended our sale — as you know, the money raised benefits our wonderful library. We thank you all for your patronage.

Sincerely,

Board President Dee Holliday &  all of the Friends’ Board Members

End of Summer @ the Library 2018 Pizza Party!

Participants and families of the summer reading program are welcome to join us for pizza, cookies, and drinks as we celebrate our youngsters for participating in Summer @ the Library 2018!

We will also raffle off the musical prizes for those who completed the game sheet, and kids can pick up a free book to take home for a job well done!

Wednesday, August 15th at 6pm

Registration is required, so please sign up inside the library, call, or email!

Storyteller Joe Theroux–Wednesday, August 1st at 6pm

Storyteller Joe Theroux presents a collection of stories about humanity’s universal language: music! A young violinist is the only one who can save the world from the Sea King’s dreadful dancing. A greedy turtle uses his quick wit to trick all of the birds of the forest into becoming rappers . . . but why? Joe uses his trademark character-driven and high-energy style to bring this collection of humorous adapted folktales to life for all ages.

Wednesday, August 1st at 6pm

All ages welcome, no registration required!

Bwana Iguana Reptile Adventure Wednesday, July 25th at 6pm

Bwana Iguana Reptile Adventure is a fast-paced, hands-on show that brings the audience into the mysterious world of reptiles. Ray Ward’s unbridled enthusiasm and quick wit keep everyone engaged and on the edge of their seats. Not only is the presentation educational, it is loads of fun and entertaining as well!

Wednesday, July 25th at 6pm

All ages event, no registration required!

 

Reverse Engineer Instruments on Wednesday, July 18th @ 6pm

Join us as Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art presents Reverse Engineer Instruments!

How are instruments made? How do they create different sounds? Children will explore sound, 3D construction, and music through the creation of their own working instruments. They will then “Rock” Out and create improvisational music.

Best for ages 5 & up, no registration required!

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 @ 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!