Stephen Foster’s Music & Mark Twain’s Wit 5/29 @ 6PM

Please join us for an uplifting evening of music and words with Ed Sweeney (guitarist, banjo player, singer) & Mary King (harp, mountain dulcimer, fiddle). Using Foster’s music and Twain’s writings as the basis, Sweeney & King create a heartwarming environment that will have your toes tapping and your mind working.


Author Talk, Mai Donohue Saturday, May 18, 11:00 AM

“This vivid, compulsively readable memoir of courage, grief and redemption illuminates the life of Mai, a young girl from Vietnam’s rice fields, who risks everything to escape poverty, abuse and war.”

Please join us for this special author talk this Saturday, no registration is required and refreshments will be served!


Make your Yard a Pollinator Oasis with Beekeeper, Scott Langlais, May 22: 5:30 pm

Scott Langlais is the Vice President of the Rhode Island Beekeepers Association and is an EAS Certified Master Beekeeper. He and his wife, Emily, produce honey and beeswax products under the name of  Bare Hand Apiary in Johnston, RI. His focus is on sustainable beekeeping practices, working in harmony with honey bees and the natural world.
The title of his talk is “Making Your Yard a Pollinator Oasis: Tips for Welcoming Honey Bees, Butterflies, and Native Bees to Your Garden.” The media has been declaiming the “plight of the honey bee” and the need to “SAVE THE BEES!” for years. You may have wondered about keeping bees in your backyard, what plants are best for bees, or how to reduce your impact on stressed pollinator populations. This talk, although focused on honeybees, will offer simple, inexpensive solutions to making your yard more hospitable to all of our native pollinators as well.


Scholarships Available

A wide variety of merit-based scholarships are available from the Little Compton Garden Club through the Garden Club of America. Students are encouraged to contact the Brownell Library to find out more about these opportunities as well as other Scholarships that might be available.


Discounted PawSox home game passes available!

One pass will be available for each of the 70 home games for the 2019 regular season. The pass would allow up to six people at a General Admission rate of $5 per ticket. Passes are first come, first served and the season schedule is available inside the library or at

The Pawtucket Red Sox will kick off their 2019 season on Thursday, April 11th at 6:05pm. Don’t miss out on their defending World Series Champions poster giveaway and much more fun at McCoy Stadium!


Living Literature, March 27: 6:30PM

Living Literature presents a Readers Theater (s script adapted from literature) of What the Eyes Don’t See, the true story of how Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, accompanied by an idiosyncratic team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders, proved that Flint’s kids were exposed to lead. The story chronicles how she fought her own government, despite a brutal backlash, to expose this truth to the world.

Paced like a scientific thriller, this script shows how misguided policies, the withdrawal of democratic government, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk.

The reading is for those who have read the book as well as for those who have not.

Free and Open to the Public