BPL Blog

Posted by JDavanza on Thu, Feb 14
I learned today that Harvard has plans to provide free online access to faculty research and articles. Stay tuned… This reminds me a little of iTunes U. More good news: Check out the new Public Library of Law, “the largest free law library in the world.” Provides free access to: Cases from the U.S. Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals Cases from all 50 states back to 1997 Federal statutory law and codes from all 50 states Regulations, court rules, constitutions, and more! -Bri
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Feb 13
What is it really like to work for the circus? Find out when Rob Mermin, Dean of the Ringling Brothers Clown College gives the true scoop on circus life. Monday, February 25 at 7PM. This program is co-sponsored by Barrington Public Library and the Rhode Island Center for the Book at Providence Public Library, in conjunction with this year’s Reading Across Rhode Island book selection Water for Elephants.
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Feb 13
Starting this spring, “Starbucks said it will give customers who use a Starbucks purchase card two hours of free wireless access per day. More time than that will cost $3.99 for a two-hour session.” (NY Times) Barrington Library says: We offer free wireless access to everyone, with or without a Starbucks card! Also, you might regret the glazed doughnut. -Bri
Posted by JDavanza on Tue, Feb 12
Stephen King test-drives the new Amazon Kindle! “Most of you will already know what that is, but for those of you who have been living in a barn, your Uncle Stevie will now elucidate. It’s a gadget available from Amazon.com. The advance publicity says it looks like a paperback book, but it really doesn’t. It’s a panel of white plastic with a screen in the middle and one of those annoying teeny-tiny keyboards most suited to the fingers of Keebler elves. Full disclosure: I have not yet used the...
Posted by JDavanza on Mon, Feb 11
Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy party 2/9/08
Posted by JDavanza on Thu, Feb 07
“Love” by Matt Zinni.  Dynamic acrylic paintings by Matthew Zinni are on display at the Library during the month of February 2008.  Some of his paintings incorporate poetry into their matrix.  Come and enjoy the poetry and the energy!
Posted by JDavanza on Thu, Feb 07
During the month of February 2008, look for a diorama on display by Barrington native and college student Sam Andrews.  The diorama was inspired by the WWII classic film The Bridge on the River Kwai. Sam, who worked as a “page” at the Library during his highschool years, is happy to give something back to his former workplace by sharing this creative and visually exciting exhibit with Library patrons and staff.
Posted by JDavanza on Thu, Feb 07
The library has provided the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form for several years, but the Federal Department of Education has now suspended distribution of these forms to schools and libraries due to a decrease in the submission of these forms by students as it appears this is now being done on line for the most part. Students will be able to request up to three paper copies by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243 and should receive them in 3 to 7...
Posted by DBarchi on Wed, Feb 06
Library Director’s Notebook February, 2008 This year Lauri Burke and I will be leading book discussion groups focused around the Reading Across Rhode Island  (RARI) selection Water For Elephants by Sarah Gruen.  As part of our yearly participation, we like to pair discussion of the RARI selection with a fiction or non-fiction choice of our own that somehow relates to or expands upon the RARI theme. Water for Elephants is set during the Depression and follows the...
Posted by JDavanza on Tue, Feb 05
Yes, there are actually several libraries called Barrington Library in the U.S.A. Some of our library users have mistakenly sent book requests to the other Barrington libraries, located in New Hampshire and the mid-West.  So, to be certain you are contacting us, please always use this address: http://www.barringtonlibrary.org/

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