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!

Casey Farm presents Project CHICK

On Thursday, April 19th at 10:30am, Casey Farm will be at the library for a hands-on presentation about Dominique chickens and eggs. The presenter will also bring chicks that can be held after the slideshow.

All ages are welcome, come join us for this exciting, and very fluffy, good time!

 

Thursday, April 19th at 10:30am

Winter storytime and drop-in playtime

The winter session of storytimes and drop-in playtime will run from January 29th through March 16th.

Toddler storytime is on Mondays at 10:30am for kids 3 and under.

Preschool storytime is on Thursdays at 10:30am for kids 3 to 5 years old. Join us for stories, songs, and flannel board tales.

Drop-in toddler and preschool playtime is on Fridays at 10:30am. Come join other parents and caregivers for friendly conversation while the little ones look at books and play with toys, puzzles and games.

 

All storytimes are drop-in, no registration required!

Notice: Holiday Library Closings

The Brownell Library will be closed for the Christmas holiday on Monday, December 25th and will remain closed the following day, Tuesday, December 26th.

The library will return to normal operating hours on Wednesday, December 27th when it re-opens at noon.

The library will be closed again for New Year’s Day on Monday, January 1st. The library will return to normal operating hours when it reopens on Tuesday, January 2nd at 10am.

Living Literature: A Christmas Story

Living Literature — the collective of RI-based artists and educators who teach literature through live performance — will visit the library for a presentation of Jean Shepherd’s A Christmas Story Wednesday, December 6th at 6:30pm.

The 40-minute presentation recounts Shepherd’s Duel in the snow, or Red Rider Nails the Cleveland Street Kid, from which the 1983 classic movie, A Christmas Story was taken. The story relates the comic tale of a mid-western, Depression-era child who yearns for an official Red Ryder air rifle for Christmas.