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Friday March 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kids 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

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lib_book_pencil 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Artist’s Way: The Complete Course     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401-247-1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

The Artist’s Way: The Complete Course

Join Marsha Leonard for a twelve-week course on “The Artist’s Way: A
Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity” by Julie Cameron from February 6 through April 24.

Every person has the ability to create. Whether you paint, dance,
write, cook, decorate, or would like to be artistic, “The Artist’s
Way” can help you find and develop the unique imagination and
creativity within you.

This course is limited to 15 adults. Stop by the library’s Reference Desk
to pick up the class syllabus. Bring your own book or check one out at the
Reference Desk.

Marsha Leonard has traveled “The Artist’s Way” many times and has
taught the course privately and at Barnes and Noble.

COURSE IS FULL. Email the Community Services Librarian (jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org) to join the waitlist.

This course is free and open to all.

    Location: Library Gallery Room
Saturday March 28, 2015 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM RI Library Day - A Hobbit Movie Marathon     Tell a Friend
    Contact: deb     
   

Join us as we celebrate Library Day with a marathon of Hobbit Movies based on the beloved novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. Come for one or come for all! And be sure to check out our craft, snack and book tables!

An Unexpected Journey, Rated PG-13, 169 min. (2012)

The Desolation of Smaug, Rated PG-13, 161 min. (2013)

The Battle of the Five Armies, Rated PG-13, 144 min. (2014)

    Location: Library Auditorium/Gallery Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM RI Library Day storytime and crafts     Tell a Friend
   

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    Location: children's room
Sunday March 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Passport sign up session     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Julia Fischer/Deb     
Monday March 30, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

An 8-week lap-time program for children birth to 23 months with caregiver. Registration required.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

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Tuesday March 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Booklook     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

For children age 2 with caregiver. Each 30-minute program includes stories, songs, finger plays and a short film.  Registration required.

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lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Mother Goose     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

An 8-week lap-time program for children birth to 23 months with caregiver. Registration required.

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misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax Assistance     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patricia Breen    401-246-1678   sweetpea74707@yahoo.com
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low- to moderate-income taxpayers have more discretionary income for everyday essentials, such as food and housing, by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia.

Learn what tax documents to bring to the tax-aide site:http://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html

·   This year the Property-Tax Relief program will only be available persons over 65 or to those receiving SSDI or SSI.  The maximum credit is $305.  You must bring 3 rent receipts or your tax bill if you own a home.  You also need to bring your 1099 SSA or your social security award letter

    Location: Library Trustee/Board Room
 
misc_hat 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Dance at the Library: Beginners Line Dancing Class     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401.247.1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Learn to line dance at Barrington Public Library with a beginners class led by instructor Mary Scannell. Classes will be held on four consecutive Tuesdays: March 10, March 17, March 24 and March 31 from 7 to 8 PM.

Worried that you can’t dance or maybe you have two left feet? Line dancing is a fun, easy way to bring movement and laughter to your day as you master new steps and turns in a positive environment.

Free and open to adults of all ages. Register online at http://goo.gl/326b88 or at the Reference Desk at 401.247.1920 x2.

Mary Scannell teaches in many nursing homes and senior centers in the state sharing her passion for yoga and dance.

    Location: Library Gallery Room
Wednesday April 1, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Independent Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

Independent program for children ages 3-6 without their caregivers. Each 30-minute session includes stories, finger rhymes, songs and a short film. Caregivers and younger siblings are asked to remain in the Children's Room.

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misc_earth 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Great Decisions: Foreign Policy Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401-247-1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Great Decisions is an annual foreign policy discussion series developed by the Foreign Policy Association. It is led by discussion leader John Proctor Braica. 

The group will meet biweekly on eight Wednesdays: 

February 4 - Russia and the Near Abroad
February 18 - Privacy in the Digital Age
March 4 - Sectarianism in the Middle East
March 18 - India Changes Course
April 1 - U.S. Policy Toward Africa
April 15 - Syria's Refugee Crisis
April 29 - Human Trafficking in the 20th Century
May 13 - Brazil's Metamorphosis

Register at the Reference Desk in person or by phone (401) 247-1920, x2. Course materials are $20.

    Location: Library Meeting Room
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bette Davis Film Series: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept.   401-247-1920 x302   
   

Join librarian Doug Swiszcz for a film lecture series spotlighting legendary actress Bette Davis.

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? (1962, 134 minutes, black & white) - A faded child star torments her crippled sister in an old mansion. Co-starring Joan Crawford, Victor Buono.

    Location: Library Auditorium
 
rec_baseballglove 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Baseball Stories with Steve Krasner     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tanya Paglia   247-1920 ext. 310   tanya@barringtonlibrary.org
   

    Batter Up! With a new baseball season around the corner, Steven Krasner, who covered the Boston Red Sox on a daily basis for 22 years for the Providence Journal before retiring in 2008, will be on hand to talk about the Sox' chances this season, to tell stories about his career covering the team and to answer any sports questions you may have. Steve was there when the ball went through Bill Buckner's legs in Game Six of the 1986 World Series. He was there when the Red Sox broke the Curse of the Bambino by winning the 2004 World Series. He was there when an earthquake in San Francisco postponed the 1989 World Series. Steve, a voter for the Hall of Fame, also will have on hand materials he used to cover games, replicas of artifacts from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and children's baseball books he has had published (The Longest Game, Play Ball Like the Pros, Play Ball Like the Hall of Famers) for sale. All ages are welcome!

    Location: Library Auditorium
Thursday April 2, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

An 8-week lap-time program for children birth to 23 months with caregiver. Registration required.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
misc_kidsreading 1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Preschool Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Drop-in story program for children ages 3 and older without their caregivers. Each 30-minute session includes stories, songs, and a short, age-appropriate film.  Caregivers and younger siblings are asked to remain in the Children's Room.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
misc_kids 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
ent_guitar01 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Music @ the Library: Reverend Bastien & the Congregation of the Traveling Empire     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401-247-1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Reverend Bastien and the Congregation of the Traveling Empire have released three albums since 2009. Their original music is inspired by The Reverend's many road trips, including one to Alaska in May of 2009. Their blend of rock, folk and roots is present in songs like "Tallahassee Moonlight," "Scores to Settle in Vegas," "Denver Sunrise," and "Heartbreak on the Highway".

The trio includes the Reverend Bastien on guitar and lead, Tiberious Johnston on drums and backups and Frenchy DeSilva on bass and backups. 

Free and open to all. CDs will be available for sale at this event.
www.revbastien.com 

Sponsored by the Friends of Barrington Public Library.

    Location: Library Auditorium
Friday April 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kids 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
lib_book_pencil 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Artist’s Way: The Complete Course     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401-247-1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

The Artist’s Way: The Complete Course

Join Marsha Leonard for a twelve-week course on “The Artist’s Way: A
Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity” by Julie Cameron from February 6 through April 24.

Every person has the ability to create. Whether you paint, dance,
write, cook, decorate, or would like to be artistic, “The Artist’s
Way” can help you find and develop the unique imagination and
creativity within you.

This course is limited to 15 adults. Stop by the library’s Reference Desk
to pick up the class syllabus. Bring your own book or check one out at the
Reference Desk.

Marsha Leonard has traveled “The Artist’s Way” many times and has
taught the course privately and at Barnes and Noble.

COURSE IS FULL. Email the Community Services Librarian (jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org) to join the waitlist.

This course is free and open to all.

    Location: Library Gallery Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Film Screening: Fostering Understanding     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tanya Paglia   247-1920 ext. 310   tanya@mohrlibrary.org
    Location: Library Auditorium
Monday April 6, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

An 8-week lap-time program for children birth to 23 months with caregiver. Registration required.

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z_cust_dfl_open_book 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM First Monday of the Month Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Granatino   247-1920   janeg@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Do you have slips of paper with titles of "must-read" books on it?  Do you have a stack of books on your nightstand?  Do you carry an eReader or print book around with you to sneak in a chapter between errands?  Do you have multiple bookcases that still don't fit all of your collection?  Do you listen to an audiobook rather than the radio?  If any of those scenarios sound familiar, join your fellow bibliophiles as we talk about our favorite reads over a cup of coffee!  We meet every first Monday of the month from 10am-11:30am, and new members are always welcome!

 

    Location: Library Gallery Room
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
office_money_bills_coins 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Seminar: How to Talk to Your Kids About Money     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401.247.1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

As your children grow, you've watched them learn many important skills. Maybe your kids have learned to ride a bike, swim, read, play a musical instrument, ski, even use a smart phone. Before you know it, they'll be learning how to drive a car, get a job, go off to college. At some point, they'll need to learn about money: how to spend it wisely, how to save it and how to understand and respect it.
 
In this seminar, we'll focus on ways for you to build communication between you and your kids based on both common sense and sound financial planning concepts. Some of the session will be in a presentation format, but we'll also take time to learn from each other. 
 
Larson Gunness is a professional in the field of financial planning and financial literacy. He has given numerous talks on financial literacy. He's spoken to groups serving retirees, artists, nonprofit executives, people in career transition, and more.  He has been in the financial planning industry for almost 20 years. For the past 9 years, he has grown his own independent financial planning business. Prior to that, he worked for Fidelity Investments and Smith Barney. His first real job was as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. He lives with his wife and two children in Barrington.

Free and open to all. Registration assures you a seat. Register online or at the Reference Desk 401-247-1920 x2.

    Location: Library Trustee/Board Room
Tuesday April 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Booklook     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

For children age 2 with caregiver. Each 30-minute program includes stories, songs, finger plays and a short film.  Registration required.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Mother Goose     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

An 8-week lap-time program for children birth to 23 months with caregiver. Registration required.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax Assistance     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patricia Breen    401-246-1678   sweetpea74707@yahoo.com
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low- to moderate-income taxpayers have more discretionary income for everyday essentials, such as food and housing, by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia.

Learn what tax documents to bring to the tax-aide site:http://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html

·   This year the Property-Tax Relief program will only be available persons over 65 or to those receiving SSDI or SSI.  The maximum credit is $305.  You must bring 3 rent receipts or your tax bill if you own a home.  You also need to bring your 1099 SSA or your social security award letter

    Location: Library Trustee/Board Room
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Disneynature Film Series: Chimpanzee     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401-247-1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Disneynature Chimpanzee
Rated G (2012) 78 minutes

Journey deep into the African rainforest and meet Oscar, an adorable young chimp with an entertaining approach to life, and a remarkable story of individual triumph and family bonds. The world is a playground for little Oscar and his fellow young chimps who love creating mayhem. Full of curiosity, a zest for discovery, joy and a love for mimicking others, Oscar and his family navigate the complex territory of the forest. It's an inspiring and life-changing adventure, narrated by Tim Allen, that overflows with courage and charm that will capture your heart.

See movies the way they were meant to be seen...on the big screen with amazing surround sound!

Free and open to all.

    Location: Library Auditorium
Wednesday April 8, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Independent Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

Independent program for children ages 3-6 without their caregivers. Each 30-minute session includes stories, finger rhymes, songs and a short film. Caregivers and younger siblings are asked to remain in the Children's Room.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Bette Davis Film Series: Dead Ringer     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Dept.   401-247-1920 x302   
   

Join librarian Doug Swiszcz for a film lecture series spotlighting legendary actress Bette Davis.

DEAD RINGER (1964, 116 minutes, black & white) - A working class woman kills her identical twin sister and assumes her identity. Co-starring Karl Malden, Peter Lawford.

    Location: Library Auditorium
Thursday April 9, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

An 8-week lap-time program for children birth to 23 months with caregiver. Registration required.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
misc_kidsreading 1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Preschool Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Drop-in story program for children ages 3 and older without their caregivers. Each 30-minute session includes stories, songs, and a short, age-appropriate film.  Caregivers and younger siblings are asked to remain in the Children's Room.

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misc_kids 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

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ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Documentary Film: Girl Rising     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401-247-1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Girl Rising 
Rated PG-13 (2013) 101 minutes
Directed by Richard Robbins
Narrated by Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek,
Alicia Keyes, Liam Neeson, Frieda Pinto, Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington and Priyanka Chopra

Come see movies the way they were meant to be seen...on the big screen with amazing surround sound! 

From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising spotlights the unforgettable stories of nine girls living in the developing world, striving beyond circumstance and overcoming nearly insurmountable odds to achieve their dreams.

The narration talents of renowned actors and the moving words of prize-winning authors combine and give voice to the girls’ stories and this powerful truth: educating girls can transform families, communities, countries and eventually, the world.

Presented by Barrington High School senior Chloe Mayhew as part of her senior project. This film screening is made possible by the generosity of Ocean Point Insurance Agency.

Free and open to all.

    Location: Library Auditorium
Friday April 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kids 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
lib_book_pencil 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Artist’s Way: The Complete Course     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401-247-1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

The Artist’s Way: The Complete Course

Join Marsha Leonard for a twelve-week course on “The Artist’s Way: A
Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity” by Julie Cameron from February 6 through April 24.

Every person has the ability to create. Whether you paint, dance,
write, cook, decorate, or would like to be artistic, “The Artist’s
Way” can help you find and develop the unique imagination and
creativity within you.

This course is limited to 15 adults. Stop by the library’s Reference Desk
to pick up the class syllabus. Bring your own book or check one out at the
Reference Desk.

Marsha Leonard has traveled “The Artist’s Way” many times and has
taught the course privately and at Barnes and Noble.

COURSE IS FULL. Email the Community Services Librarian (jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org) to join the waitlist.

This course is free and open to all.

    Location: Library Meeting Room
Saturday April 11, 2015 Go To Top
nat_flower01 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn It! Series: How Healthy is Your Soil? Get It Tested with URI Master Gardeners     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401-247-1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Learn It! is a new series of learning opportunities for adults of all ages sponsored by the Friends of Barrington Public Library.
The spring session is focused on the themes of food and gardening. 

How Healthy is Your Soil? Get It Tested with the URI Master Gardeners - find out its pH, and learn how you can make your soil better. 

Prepare a sample using the following steps:

1. Dig eight scoops of dirt from the area you want to test.
2. Put the scoops in a quart baggie and mix.
3. Take one cup of dirt out of the baggie and air dry.
4. When the dirt is dry, put it in a sandwich baggie.
5. Label the baggie with a permanent marker, i.e. front lawn, vegetable garden, etc.
6. Bring up to two samples, and enjoy the library while your soil is tested. Your results will be ready in about 1/2 hour.

Free and open to all.

    Location: Library Auditorium
 
anim_chicken 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Learn It! Series: Raising Backyard Chickens 101     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401.247.1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Learn It! is a new series of learning opportunities for adults of all ages sponsored by the Friends of Barrington Public Library. The spring session is focused on the themes of food, backyard farming, DIY and gardening.

Join Drake Patten head farmer and owner of cluck! Urban Farm and Garden Supply in Providence for an informative talk on how to get started raising chickens and the joys of freshly laid eggs. Patten will be letting some of her chickens out of the coop for a visit to the library too!

To learn more about cluck! visit: http://cluckri.com/

Free and open to all.

    Location: Library Auditorium
Monday April 13, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

An 8-week lap-time program for children birth to 23 months with caregiver. Registration required.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
misc_teens 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Stop-Motion Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tanya Paglia   401-247-1920 ext. 31   tanya@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Make a stop-motion short using a variety of items. Help us make some short films to showcase on our new YouTube channel. New members welcome!

    Location: Library Teen Room
Tuesday April 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Booklook     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

For children age 2 with caregiver. Each 30-minute program includes stories, songs, finger plays and a short film.  Registration required.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Mother Goose     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

An 8-week lap-time program for children birth to 23 months with caregiver. Registration required.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM AARP Tax Assistance     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patricia Breen    401-246-1678   sweetpea74707@yahoo.com
   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low- to moderate-income taxpayers have more discretionary income for everyday essentials, such as food and housing, by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia.

Learn what tax documents to bring to the tax-aide site:http://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html

·   This year the Property-Tax Relief program will only be available persons over 65 or to those receiving SSDI or SSI.  The maximum credit is $305.  You must bring 3 rent receipts or your tax bill if you own a home.  You also need to bring your 1099 SSA or your social security award letter

    Location: Library Trustee/Board Room
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ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Disneynature Film Series: The Crimson Wing     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401-247-1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Disneynature: The Crimson Wing
Rated G (2008) 78 minutes

Discover one of nature's last great mysteries in The Crimson Wing, a miraculous story of love, courage and survival from Disneynature, the studio that brought you Earth. In a place like no other on the planet, the dramatic and desolate Lake Natron in northern Tanzania, you'll witness a spectacle unlike anything you've seen before: a million crimson-winged flamingos arrive to continue the circle of life. Focusing on the adventures of a single chick set against a backdrop of never-before-filmed landscapes, The Crimson Wing is a visually stunning journey into the life and struggles of the mysterious and inspiring flamingo.

See movies the way they were meant to be seen...on the big screen with amazing surround sound!

Free and open to all.

    Location: Library Auditorium
Wednesday April 15, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Independent Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

Independent program for children ages 3-6 without their caregivers. Each 30-minute session includes stories, finger rhymes, songs and a short film. Caregivers and younger siblings are asked to remain in the Children's Room.

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misc_earth 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Great Decisions: Foreign Policy Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401-247-1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Great Decisions is an annual foreign policy discussion series developed by the Foreign Policy Association. It is led by discussion leader John Proctor Braica. 

The group will meet biweekly on eight Wednesdays: 

February 4 - Russia and the Near Abroad
February 18 - Privacy in the Digital Age
March 4 - Sectarianism in the Middle East
March 18 - India Changes Course
April 1 - U.S. Policy Toward Africa
April 15 - Syria's Refugee Crisis
April 29 - Human Trafficking in the 20th Century
May 13 - Brazil's Metamorphosis

Register at the Reference Desk in person or by phone (401) 247-1920, x2. Course materials are $20.

    Location: Library Meeting Room
Thursday April 16, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

An 8-week lap-time program for children birth to 23 months with caregiver. Registration required.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
misc_kidsreading 1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Preschool Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Drop-in story program for children ages 3 and older without their caregivers. Each 30-minute session includes stories, songs, and a short, age-appropriate film.  Caregivers and younger siblings are asked to remain in the Children's Room.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
misc_kids 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

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food_grocery 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Learn It! Series: Cheese Making 101     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401.247.1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Learn It! is a new series of learning opportunities for adults of all ages sponsored by the Friends of Barrington Public Library.
The spring session is focused on the themes of food, DIY, backyard farming and gardening. 

Cheese Making 101 - Join award-winning chefs Phillip Griffen and Malinda Coletta of Professor Chef cooking school for a cheese making demonstration. Learn how to take one gallon of milk and make the best mozzarella you have ever tasted. No special equipment is needed— just five simple ingredients and know-how. In the spirit of not wasting, discover how to use the leftover whey and some cream to make a heavenly ricotta or yogurt cheese. To learn more about Professor Chef cooking school visit: www.professorchef.com.

Cheese making kits will be for sale at this event.

Free and open to all.

    Location: Library Auditorium
 
misc_teens 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM BlackOut Poetry     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tanya Paglia   247-1920 ext. 310   tanya@barringtonlibrary.org
   

April is National Poetry Month. Drop in anytime between 7:00-9:00 PM to create poems using black markers with newspapers and old book pages as your canvas.

    Location: Library Teen Room
Friday April 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kids 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
lib_book_pencil 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Artist’s Way: The Complete Course     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401-247-1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

The Artist’s Way: The Complete Course

Join Marsha Leonard for a twelve-week course on “The Artist’s Way: A
Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity” by Julie Cameron from February 6 through April 24..

Every person has the ability to create. Whether you paint, dance,
write, cook, decorate, or would like to be artistic, “The Artist’s
Way” can help you find and develop the unique imagination and
creativity within you.

This course is limited to 15 adults. Stop by the library’s Reference Desk
to pick up the class syllabus. Bring your own book or check one out at the
Reference Desk.

Marsha Leonard has traveled “The Artist’s Way” many times and has
taught the course privately and at Barnes and Noble.

COURSE IS FULL. Email the Community Services Librarian (jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org) to join the waitlist.

This course is free and open to all.

    Location: Library Gallery Room
Monday April 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM poetry aloud     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diana Cole/Deb   245 0470   dianacole@fullchannel.net
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Tuesday April 21, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Life on the Page: A Memoir Writers Meetup     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401-247-1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Join other “Lifers” every other Monday (Feb. 24 to June 16) from 1 to 3 PM, as we explore and find expression for our stories. We’ll look at how different authors approach memoir; use writing prompts and exercises to inspire and focus us; share our work; and participate in feedback and other group discussion within a supportive environment.

Led by Stephanie Gorton Murphy who holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and has been a teaching assistant and mentor for a variety of writing groups, including Goucher College's undergraduate creative nonfiction workshop. Murphy is a writer and editor living in Providence.

Drop-in and introduce yourself and come ready to write.

Sponsored by The Friends of Barrington Public Library

Free and open to all.

    Location: Library Meeting Room
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:20 PM Disneynature Film Series: Bears     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401-247-1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Disneynature: Bears
Rated G (2014) 78 minutes

From Disneynature, the studio that brought you Earth and Chimpanzee, comes Bears — an epic story on a breathtaking scale. Showcasing a year in the life of a bear family — mother Sky teaches her two impressionable cubs, Amber and Scout, about life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop, their journey begins as winter ends. Emerging from hibernation, the three face the bitter cold and an exciting but very risky outside world. Astonishing footage captures the fast-moving action and suspense of an endearing family learning to live life to its fullest in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses.

See movies the way they were meant to be seen...on the big screen with amazing surround sound!

Free and open to all.

    Location: Library Auditorium
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Disneynature Film Series: Earth     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401-247-1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Disneynature: Earth
Rated G (2007) 90 minutes

An epic story of adventure, starring some of the most magnificent and courageous creatures alive, awaits you in Earth. Disneynature brings you a remarkable story, narrated by James Earl Jones, of three animal families on a journey across our planet – polar bears, elephants and humpback whales.

See movies the way they were meant to be seen...on the big screen with amazing surround sound!

Free and open to all.

    Location: Library Auditorium
Wednesday April 22, 2015 Go To Top
rec_dance2 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Hip Hop Workshop     Tell a Friend
   

Test your dancing skills with this Hip Hop Workshop led by Case Closed!, founder Sokeo Ros.  Attendees will learn simple hip hop choreography to today's current hits and perform for each other in a fun, creative atmosphere.  Case Closed!, a member of Everett Company, Stage and School, mission is to promote the empowerment of youth through performing arts.  Recommended for boys and girls 8 & older. Registration begins on Thursday, April 16 at 9:30am. Limited to 25 participants.

Thursday April 23, 2015 Go To Top
ent_masks_color 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Hampstead Stage Company's Pinocchio     Tell a Friend
   

Join us for this stage production of Pinocchio, based on Carolo Collodi's timeless tale of an Italian woodcarver, Geppetto, who carves a son out of a block of pine.  Join the wooden marrionette on his journey to become a real boy!  Through Pinocchio's mischievous adventures, he discovers that to truly be human is to be good-hearted and brave.  Interactive show with lots of audience participation.  Recommended for ages 4 and older. Registration not required to attend.

 
ent_film-reel 4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Matinee - Into the Woods     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tanya Paglia   247-1920 ext 310   tanya@barringtonlibrary.org
   
Into the Woods (2014)
Rated PG, 125 min 
 
A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree. (IMDB)
Watch the trailer: http://tinyurl.com/ket5hxy
    Location: Library Auditorium
 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Meet the Author Series: Lay Bare the Canvas: New England Poets on Art     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401.247.1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Lay Bare the Canvas: New England Poets on Art is edited by Beatrice Lazarus and was published by The Poetry Loft in September 2014.

Lay Bare the Canvas: New England Poets on Art features an array of ekphrastic poems by contemporary New England poets responding to masterworks in New England museums. Answering the call, poets such as Rafael Campo, Alfred Corn, Alan Feldman, Alice B. Fogel, and Fred Marchant respond with ardor to paintings by Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Titian, Van Gogh, and others. Lay Bare the Canvas also includes the winning and finalist poems of the Loft Prize for Poetry (2013), judged by nationally acclaimed poet Denise Duhamel. 

To enhance the reading experience, images of the artworks along with informative notes about the museum pieces are presented on a CD accompanying the book. 

Free and open to all. Books will be for sale and signing at the event.

    Location: Library Auditorium
Friday April 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kids 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
lib_book_pencil 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Artist’s Way: The Complete Course     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401-247-1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

The Artist’s Way: The Complete Course

Join Marsha Leonard for a twelve-week course on “The Artist’s Way: A
Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity” by Julie Cameron from February 6 through April 24.

Every person has the ability to create. Whether you paint, dance,
write, cook, decorate, or would like to be artistic, “The Artist’s
Way” can help you find and develop the unique imagination and
creativity within you.

This course is limited to 15 adults. Stop by the library’s Reference Desk
to pick up the class syllabus. Bring your own book or check one out at the
Reference Desk.

Marsha Leonard has traveled “The Artist’s Way” many times and has
taught the course privately and at Barnes and Noble.

COURSE IS FULL. Email the Community Services Librarian (jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org) to join the waitlist.

This course is free and open to all.

    Location: Library Meeting Room
Monday April 27, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

An 8-week lap-time program for children birth to 23 months with caregiver. Registration required.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
misc_teens 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Stop-Motion Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tanya Paglia   401-247-1920 ext. 31   tanya@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Make a stop-motion short using a variety of items. Help us make some short films to showcase on our new YouTube channel. New members welcome!

    Location: Library Teen Room
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Tuesday April 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Booklook     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

For children age 2 with caregiver. Each 30-minute program includes stories, songs, finger plays and a short film.  Registration required.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Mother Goose     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

An 8-week lap-time program for children birth to 23 months with caregiver. Registration required.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Disneynature Film Series: Oceans     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401-247-1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Disneynature: Oceans
Rated G (2010) 84 minutes

Journey in to the depths of a wonderland filled with mystery, beauty and power. Oceans is a spectacular story, narrated by Pierce Bronsnan, about remarkable creatures under the sea. It's an unprecedented look at the lives of these elusive deepwater creatures through their own eyes. Incredible state-of-the-art-underwater filmmaking will take your breath away as you migrate with whales, swim alongside a great white shark and race with dolphins at play.

See movies the way they were meant to be seen...on the big screen with amazing surround sound!

Free and open to all.

    Location: Library Auditorium
Wednesday April 29, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Independent Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

Independent program for children ages 3-6 without their caregivers. Each 30-minute session includes stories, finger rhymes, songs and a short film. Caregivers and younger siblings are asked to remain in the Children's Room.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
misc_earth 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Great Decisions: Foreign Policy Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401-247-1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Great Decisions is an annual foreign policy discussion series developed by the Foreign Policy Association. It is led by discussion leader John Proctor Braica. 

The group will meet biweekly on eight Wednesdays: 

February 4 - Russia and the Near Abroad
February 18 - Privacy in the Digital Age
March 4 - Sectarianism in the Middle East
March 18 - India Changes Course
April 1 - U.S. Policy Toward Africa
April 15 - Syria's Refugee Crisis
April 29 - Human Trafficking in the 20th Century
May 13 - Brazil's Metamorphosis

Register at the Reference Desk in person or by phone (401) 247-1920, x2. Course materials are $20.

    Location: Library Meeting Room
Thursday April 30, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

An 8-week lap-time program for children birth to 23 months with caregiver. Registration required.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
misc_kidsreading 1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Preschool Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Drop-in story program for children ages 3 and older without their caregivers. Each 30-minute session includes stories, songs, and a short, age-appropriate film.  Caregivers and younger siblings are asked to remain in the Children's Room.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
misc_kids 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM A New Chapter:Upstairs     Tell a Friend
    Contact: debbie     
   

Learn about the new children's room and other improvements to the 2nd floor of the library at this public informational forum open to all on Thursday, April 30 at 7 PM

Friday May 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kids 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
lib_book_pencil 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Artist’s Way: The Complete Course     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401-247-1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

The Artist’s Way: The Complete Course

Join Marsha Leonard for a twelve-week course on “The Artist’s Way: A
Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity” by Julie Cameron from February 6 through April 24.

Every person has the ability to create. Whether you paint, dance,
write, cook, decorate, or would like to be artistic, “The Artist’s
Way” can help you find and develop the unique imagination and
creativity within you.

This course is limited to 15 adults. Stop by the library’s Reference Desk
to pick up the class syllabus. Bring your own book or check one out at the
Reference Desk.

Marsha Leonard has traveled “The Artist’s Way” many times and has
taught the course privately and at Barnes and Noble.

COURSE IS FULL. Email the Community Services Librarian (jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org) to join the waitlist.

This course is free and open to all.

    Location: Library Meeting Room
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Monday May 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

An 8-week lap-time program for children birth to 23 months with caregiver. Registration required.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
z_cust_dfl_open_book 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM First Monday of the Month Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Granatino   247-1920   janeg@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Do you have slips of paper with titles of "must-read" books on it?  Do you have a stack of books on your nightstand?  Do you carry an eReader or print book around with you to sneak in a chapter between errands?  Do you have multiple bookcases that still don't fit all of your collection?  Do you listen to an audiobook rather than the radio?  If any of those scenarios sound familiar, join your fellow bibliophiles as we talk about our favorite reads over a cup of coffee!  We meet every first Monday of the month from 10am-11:30am, and new members are always welcome!

 

    Location: Library Gallery Room
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
Tuesday May 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Booklook     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

For children age 2 with caregiver. Each 30-minute program includes stories, songs, finger plays and a short film.  Registration required.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Mother Goose     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

An 8-week lap-time program for children birth to 23 months with caregiver. Registration required.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Life on the Page: A Memoir Writers Meetup     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401-247-1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Join other “Lifers” every other Monday (Feb. 24 to June 16) from 1 to 3 PM, as we explore and find expression for our stories. We’ll look at how different authors approach memoir; use writing prompts and exercises to inspire and focus us; share our work; and participate in feedback and other group discussion within a supportive environment.

Led by Stephanie Gorton Murphy who holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and has been a teaching assistant and mentor for a variety of writing groups, including Goucher College's undergraduate creative nonfiction workshop. Murphy is a writer and editor living in Providence.

Drop-in and introduce yourself and come ready to write.

Sponsored by The Friends of Barrington Public Library

Free and open to all.

    Location: Library Meeting Room
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Disneynature Film Series:     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401-247-1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Disneynature: African Cats
Rated G (2011) 89 minutes

An epic true story set against the backdrop of one of the wildest places on Earth, "African Cats" captures the real-life love, humor, and determination of the majestic kings of the savanna. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, the story features Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother's strength, sprit, and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, a proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a rival lion and his sons.

See movies the way they were meant to be seen...on the big screen with amazing surround sound!

Free and open to all.

    Location: Library Auditorium
Wednesday May 6, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Independent Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

Independent program for children ages 3-6 without their caregivers. Each 30-minute session includes stories, finger rhymes, songs and a short film. Caregivers and younger siblings are asked to remain in the Children's Room.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
Thursday May 7, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

An 8-week lap-time program for children birth to 23 months with caregiver. Registration required.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
misc_kidsreading 1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Preschool Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Drop-in story program for children ages 3 and older without their caregivers. Each 30-minute session includes stories, songs, and a short, age-appropriate film.  Caregivers and younger siblings are asked to remain in the Children's Room.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
misc_kids 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
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Friday May 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kids 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
Monday May 11, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

An 8-week lap-time program for children birth to 23 months with caregiver. Registration required.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Introduction to Crowdfunding     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Granatino   401-247-1920   janeg@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Kickstarter.  GoFundMe.  Indiegogo.  In the past few years, these and other crowdfunding sites have raised millions of dollars for charities and projects worldwide.  Join us as we welcome Dr. Alli Nathan, Associate Professor of Finance at the Providence College School of Business for a presentation on what crowdfunding is, what types are available, when it is feasible, possible scams and other issues.

Tuesday May 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Booklook     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

For children age 2 with caregiver. Each 30-minute program includes stories, songs, finger plays and a short film.  Registration required.

[Weather Cancellation Policy]
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Mother Goose     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

An 8-week lap-time program for children birth to 23 months with caregiver. Registration required.

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ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Disneynature Film Series: Wings of Life     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401-247-1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   
Disneynature: Wings of Life

Rated G (2013) 80 minutes

From Disneynature, the studio that brought you "Earth", "Oceans", "African Cats" and "Chimpanzee", comes "Wings of Life" – a stunning adventure full of intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty. Narrated by Meryl Streep, this intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible – and increasingly threatened – creatures.

See movies the way they were meant to be seen...on the big screen with amazing surround sound!

Free and open to all.

    Location: Library Auditorium
Wednesday May 13, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Independent Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

Independent program for children ages 3-6 without their caregivers. Each 30-minute session includes stories, finger rhymes, songs and a short film. Caregivers and younger siblings are asked to remain in the Children's Room.

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misc_earth 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Great Decisions: Foreign Policy Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401-247-1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Great Decisions is an annual foreign policy discussion series developed by the Foreign Policy Association. It is led by discussion leader John Proctor Braica. 

The group will meet biweekly on eight Wednesdays: 

February 4 - Russia and the Near Abroad
February 18 - Privacy in the Digital Age
March 4 - Sectarianism in the Middle East
March 18 - India Changes Course
April 1 - U.S. Policy Toward Africa
April 15 - Syria's Refugee Crisis
April 29 - Human Trafficking in the 20th Century
May 13 - Brazil's Metamorphosis

Register at the Reference Desk in person or by phone (401) 247-1920, x2. Course materials are $20.

    Location: Library Meeting Room
 
food_strawberry 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Learn It! Canning 101     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401.247.1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Learn It! is a new series of learning opportunities for adults of all ages sponsored by the Friends of Barrington Public Library.
The spring session is focused on the themes of food and gardening. 

Canning 101 - it's strawberry season and the perfect time to learn how to make homemade strawberry jam! Come and learn the basics of canning a fruit jam from Nicole Richard and Sejal Lanterman of University of Rhode Island's Cooperative Extension Food Safety Education Program. This one and a half hour workshop will include a lecture and water bath canning demonstration. Handouts will be provided.

Free and open to all.

    Location: Library Auditorium
Thursday May 14, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

An 8-week lap-time program for children birth to 23 months with caregiver. Registration required.

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misc_kids 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

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misc_kidsreading 1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Preschool Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Drop-in story program for children ages 3 and older without their caregivers. Each 30-minute session includes stories, songs, and a short, age-appropriate film.  Caregivers and younger siblings are asked to remain in the Children's Room.

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misc_kids 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

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Friday May 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kids 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

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Monday May 18, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

An 8-week lap-time program for children birth to 23 months with caregiver. Registration required.

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misc_kids 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

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Tuesday May 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Booklook     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

For children age 2 with caregiver. Each 30-minute program includes stories, songs, finger plays and a short film.  Registration required.

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lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Mother Goose     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

An 8-week lap-time program for children birth to 23 months with caregiver. Registration required.

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lib_book3 12:45 PM  -  2:45 PM Second Chances Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Granatino   247-1920   janeg@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Did you shy away from last year's bestsellers because you would be #357 on the list of holds?  You're not alone.  Join us as we give last year's hot books a second chance!  This new book group will meet the third Tuesday of the month from 1-2:30pm and is open to all book lovers.  Call the Reference Desk at 247-1920 Ext. 302 or stop by to register, new members are welcome!

 
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Life on the Page: A Memoir Writers Meetup     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401-247-1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Join other “Lifers” every other Monday (Feb. 24 to June 16) from 1 to 3 PM, as we explore and find expression for our stories. We’ll look at how different authors approach memoir; use writing prompts and exercises to inspire and focus us; share our work; and participate in feedback and other group discussion within a supportive environment.

Led by Stephanie Gorton Murphy who holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and has been a teaching assistant and mentor for a variety of writing groups, including Goucher College's undergraduate creative nonfiction workshop. Murphy is a writer and editor living in Providence.

Drop-in and introduce yourself and come ready to write.

Sponsored by The Friends of Barrington Public Library

Free and open to all.

    Location: Library Meeting Room
Wednesday May 20, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Independent Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

Independent program for children ages 3-6 without their caregivers. Each 30-minute session includes stories, finger rhymes, songs and a short film. Caregivers and younger siblings are asked to remain in the Children's Room.

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lib_bookpurple 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Meet the Author Series: Doug Most     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401.247.1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Meet author Doug Most who returns to his hometown for a special visit to Barrington Public Library to speak about his book The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway. 

In the late nineteenth century, as cities like Boston and New York grew more congested, the streets became clogged with plodding, horse-drawn carts. When the great blizzard of 1888 crippled the entire northeast, a solution had to be found. Two brothers from one of the nation's great families—Henry Melville Whitney of Boston and William Collins Whitney of New York—pursued the dream of his city digging America's first subway, and the great race was on. The competition between Boston and New York played out in an era not unlike our own, one of economic upheaval, life-changing innovations, class warfare, bitter political tensions, and the question of America’s place in the world.

The Week rates The Race Underground as "1 of 18 books to read in 2014." It was named a Best Book of the Month by Amazon. First published in February 2014 in hardcover. The paperback edition is scheduled to be released in February 2015.

Most grew up in Barrington and now lives in Needham, Massachusetts. He works at The Boston Globe as deputy managing editor for features.  He is the author of Always in Our Hearts: The Story of Amy Grossberg, Brian Peterson, the Pregnancy They Hid and the Child They Killed. He has written for Sports IllustratedRunner's World and Parents and his stories have appeared in Best American Crime Writing and Best American Sports Writing.

Learn more about Most at his website http://dougmost.com/.

Free and open to all.
Books will be for sale and signing at the event.

    Location: Library Auditorium
Thursday May 21, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

An 8-week lap-time program for children birth to 23 months with caregiver. Registration required.

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misc_kids 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

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misc_kidsreading 1:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Preschool Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Lesinski   401-247-1920 ext. 4   lisal@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Drop-in story program for children ages 3 and older without their caregivers. Each 30-minute session includes stories, songs, and a short, age-appropriate film.  Caregivers and younger siblings are asked to remain in the Children's Room.

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Friday May 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kids 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Multi-Age Story Time     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   401-247-1920 ext. 4   
   

All ages, 30-minute program for birth to 6 with caregiver. Children under the age of 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration not required to attend.

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Saturday May 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM cronan music program     Tell a Friend
    Contact: deb     
Monday June 1, 2015 Go To Top
z_cust_dfl_open_book 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM First Monday of the Month Book Discussion Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Granatino   247-1920   janeg@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Do you have slips of paper with titles of "must-read" books on it?  Do you have a stack of books on your nightstand?  Do you carry an eReader or print book around with you to sneak in a chapter between errands?  Do you have multiple bookcases that still don't fit all of your collection?  Do you listen to an audiobook rather than the radio?  If any of those scenarios sound familiar, join your fellow bibliophiles as we talk about our favorite reads over a cup of coffee!  We meet every first Monday of the month from 10am-11:30am, and new members are always welcome!

 

    Location: Library Gallery Room
Tuesday June 2, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Life on the Page: A Memoir Writers Meetup     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401-247-1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Join other “Lifers” every other Monday (Feb. 24 to June 16) from 1 to 3 PM, as we explore and find expression for our stories. We’ll look at how different authors approach memoir; use writing prompts and exercises to inspire and focus us; share our work; and participate in feedback and other group discussion within a supportive environment.

Led by Stephanie Gorton Murphy who holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and has been a teaching assistant and mentor for a variety of writing groups, including Goucher College's undergraduate creative nonfiction workshop. Murphy is a writer and editor living in Providence.

Drop-in and introduce yourself and come ready to write.

Sponsored by The Friends of Barrington Public Library

Free and open to all.

    Location: Library Meeting Room
Tuesday June 16, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Life on the Page: A Memoir Writers Meetup     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica D'Avanza   401-247-1920 x312   jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Join other “Lifers” every other Monday (Feb. 24 to June 16) from 1 to 3 PM, as we explore and find expression for our stories. We’ll look at how different authors approach memoir; use writing prompts and exercises to inspire and focus us; share our work; and participate in feedback and other group discussion within a supportive environment.

Led by Stephanie Gorton Murphy who holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and has been a teaching assistant and mentor for a variety of writing groups, including Goucher College's undergraduate creative nonfiction workshop. Murphy is a writer and editor living in Providence.

Drop-in and introduce yourself and come ready to write.

Sponsored by The Friends of Barrington Public Library

Free and open to all.

    Location: Library Meeting Room
Saturday June 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Poetry Aloud     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diana Cole/Deb     
   

A small group workshop with individual attention to poets, helping them to improve their reading aloud skills.

Thursday July 9, 2015 Go To Top
rec_painters_palette.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Painting Party with Jennifer Rolfsema     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tanya Paglia   247-1920 ext. 310   tanya@barringtonlibrary.org
   

Sip (lemonade) and paint with RISD alumni, Jennifer Rolfsema! A two hour lesson. Create your own masterpiece. Space is limited. Please call 247-1920 ext. 310 to register. Part of the Teen Summer Reading Program.

    Location: Library Gallery Room
Tuesday July 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_sound 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Sonic Pi Synthesizer Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tanya Paglia   247-1920 ext. 310   tanya@barringtonlibrary.org
   

The guys from the R.I Computer Museum are back! Bulid a synthesizer using the Raspberri Pi and unmask the mystery of making computer music. Space is limited. Please register by calling 247-1920 ext. 310. Part of the Teen Summer Reading Program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Library Teen Room
Sunday October 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM friends annual meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: deb     
Friday November 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends of the library book sale preview     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deb     
   

A paid preview of this weekend's giant book sale.  Admission charged; last hour and a half free to members of the Friends

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Saturday November 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Friends of the library annual book sale     Tell a Friend
    Contact: deb     
   

Tens of thousands of books, all sorted by category.  Free Admission

Sunday November 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends of the library annual book sale     Tell a Friend
    Contact: deb     
   

Last chance to pick up wonderful bargains on books! Free admission

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