The library will be closed Sunday, May 28 and Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day weekend.

Adult Events

Tuesday, May 23
10:00am - 11:15am
Learn how to protect yourself from scams, dangers, and misinformation in the online environment. Includes how to evaluate websites for safety and reliability. Please register below or call 401-247-1920 x2.
Tuesday, May 23
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Join other “Lifers” at Barrington Public Library for Life on the Page: A Memoir Writers Meetup held on bi-weekly Tuesdays beginning March 7 through June 6 from 4-6 pm. This popular memoir writing meetup returns for a fourth year and is led by Ellen Walsh (see bio below).... Read more
Tuesday, May 23
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Beginner through advanced writers are welcome to join the library's 6-week Spring Poetry Writing Workshop. Come and meet other writers and exchange ideas in a supportive, creative environment. Students will receive individualized attention, including feedback on their writing from workshop... Read more
Thursday, May 25
10:00am - 11:30am
This is a 3-week class on May 11, 18, & 25 at 10 am (90 mins.) Learn how to use a computer, the internet, search engines, and email, as well as tips about internet safety. Registration is required and for all 3 weeks. Class is limited to 6 people. If you choose to bring your laptop, please... Read more
Thursday, May 25
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join Barrington author Mai Donohue of Crossing the Bamboo Bridge: Memoirs of a Bad Luck Girl for a special Vietnamese Food Demo. Here Mai describes how food played a role in her life and discusses what she will be cooking on May 25. "Cooking has been essential to me since my early... Read more
Tuesday, May 30
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Beginner through advanced writers are welcome to join the library's 6-week Spring Poetry Writing Workshop. Come and meet other writers and exchange ideas in a supportive, creative environment. Students will receive individualized attention, including feedback on their writing from workshop... Read more
Monday, June 05
10:00am - 11:30am
The First Monday Morning of the Month Book Group was established several years ago as a comfortable setting in which to share our mutual love of books. Each month members talk about what they've been reading, recreational or educational, over a cup of coffee and pastry. New members always welcome!
Monday, June 05
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Listen to a popular podcast while you knit or crochet, then join in the post-podcast community discussion. Bring your own knitting/crochet projects and the library will provide the podcast.  Free and open to adults of all ages.Meets the first Monday of every month from October through June. ... Read more
Tuesday, June 06
10:00am - 11:15am
Learn the basics of creating and formatting a document. Basic computer skills are necessary for this class. Registration is required. Please contact 401-247-1920 x2 with any questions.
Tuesday, June 06
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Join other “Lifers” at Barrington Public Library for Life on the Page: A Memoir Writers Meetup held on bi-weekly Tuesdays beginning March 7 through June 6 from 4-6 pm. This popular memoir writing meetup returns for a fourth year and is led by Ellen Walsh (see bio below).... Read more
Tuesday, June 06
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Beginner through advanced writers are welcome to join the library's 6-week Spring Poetry Writing Workshop. Come and meet other writers and exchange ideas in a supportive, creative environment. Students will receive individualized attention, including feedback on their writing from workshop... Read more
Wednesday, June 07
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meditation allows a person to enter a realm of quietness, calming the mind and bringing peace and clarity into everyday living. Join meditation facilitator Mary Scannell on the first Wednesday evening of every month for a meditation practice. Mary will introduce different styles of meditation such... Read more
Thursday, June 08
10:00am - 11:15am
Learn the main functions by creating a basic budget spreadsheet with charts and formulas. Basic computer skills are necessary for this class. Registration is required. Please contact 401-247-1920 x2 with any questions.
Tuesday, June 13
10:00am - 11:15am
Learn how to create, edit and save a basic presentation using PowerPoint. Basic computer skills are necessary for this class. Registration is required. Please contact 401-247-1920 x2 with any questions.
Tuesday, June 13
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Beginner through advanced writers are welcome to join the library's 6-week Spring Poetry Writing Workshop. Come and meet other writers and exchange ideas in a supportive, creative environment. Students will receive individualized attention, including feedback on their writing from workshop... Read more
Wednesday, June 14
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Classics, or those of an historical nature, are "paired" the following month with a contemporary or lesser-known work related by theme, setting and/or characters. Literary Pairings generally meet the second Wednesday of the month from 7-8:30pm, except when it falls on a holiday, and... Read more
Friday, June 16
8:00am - 10:00am
Barrington Public Library and Ocean State Bird Club have partnered to offer three spring bird walks in the East Bay from April through June. The third walk will be held at Walker Farm in Barrington. Join us for a birding exploration of the garden, compost area and trails leading into the Osamequin... Read more
Monday, June 19
6:30pm - 8:00pm
A book club for those who like to read cookbooks and enjoy a community meal. The group meets monthly on the third Monday night of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a dish to share from that month’s cookbook and their own table setting.  Registration is required. This... Read more
Tuesday, June 20
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Beginner through advanced writers are welcome to join the library's 6-week Spring Poetry Writing Workshop. Come and meet other writers and exchange ideas in a supportive, creative environment. Students will receive individualized attention, including feedback on their writing from workshop... Read more
Tuesday, June 27
10:00am - 11:15am
Have you heard of the Cloud, but you're not quite sure what that means or where to go to access it?  Take a look at some common cloud applications and learn how easy and convenient cloud computing can be. This is an informational session. You can bring your laptop or media device to class. Please... Read more
Tuesday, June 27
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Beginner through advanced writers are welcome to join the library's 6-week Spring Poetry Writing Workshop. Come and meet other writers and exchange ideas in a supportive, creative environment. Students will receive individualized attention, including feedback on their writing from workshop... Read more
Thursday, June 29
10:00am - 11:15am
Learn the basics of Gmail, including setting up an account, sending and receiving email, privacy, and storage. You do not need a Gmail account to attend the class. To sign up for a Gmail account, you will need to bring a cell phone that can receive text messages, or another active email address... Read more
Monday, July 03
10:00am - 11:30am
The First Monday Morning of the Month Book Group was established several years ago as a comfortable setting in which to share our mutual love of books. Each month members talk about what they've been reading, recreational or educational, over a cup of coffee and pastry. New members always welcome!
Monday, August 07
10:00am - 11:30am
The First Monday Morning of the Month Book Group was established several years ago as a comfortable setting in which to share our mutual love of books. Each month members talk about what they've been reading, recreational or educational, over a cup of coffee and pastry. New members always welcome!
Monday, September 11
10:00am - 11:30am
The First Monday Morning of the Month Book Group was established several years ago as a comfortable setting in which to share our mutual love of books. Each month members talk about what they've been reading, recreational or educational, over a cup of coffee and pastry. New members always welcome!
Monday, October 02
10:00am - 11:30am
The First Monday Morning of the Month Book Group was established several years ago as a comfortable setting in which to share our mutual love of books. Each month members talk about what they've been reading, recreational or educational, over a cup of coffee and pastry. New members always welcome!
Monday, November 06
10:00am - 11:30am
The First Monday Morning of the Month Book Group was established several years ago as a comfortable setting in which to share our mutual love of books. Each month members talk about what they've been reading, recreational or educational, over a cup of coffee and pastry. New members always welcome!
Monday, December 04
10:00am - 11:30am
The First Monday Morning of the Month Book Group was established several years ago as a comfortable setting in which to share our mutual love of books. Each month members talk about what they've been reading, recreational or educational, over a cup of coffee and pastry. New members always welcome!
Monday, April 02
10:00am - 11:30am
The First Monday Morning of the Month Book Group was established several years ago as a comfortable setting in which to share our mutual love of books. Each month members talk about what they've been reading, recreational or educational, over a cup of coffee and pastry. New members always welcome!
Monday, May 07
10:00am - 11:30am
The First Monday Morning of the Month Book Group was established several years ago as a comfortable setting in which to share our mutual love of books. Each month members talk about what they've been reading, recreational or educational, over a cup of coffee and pastry. New members always welcome!

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