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  • At a time of immense division, PURPLE tells the story of Americans with opposing viewpoints confronting their disagreements head-on and discovering the concerns and humanity that lie behind each other's positions.
  • In this fun, fast-paced, and interactive virtual event, four authors—Edith Maxwell, Linda McHenry, Tonya Price, and Sarah Smith will brainstorm on their feet to create a brand-new mystery, using suggestions from the...
  • February Virtual Tech Classes are now open for registration! Learn about music, TV, and video streaming services!
  • In a reading slump and need something new to read? Not sure what to read or where to start finding a great book? Let us surprise you! Book bundles are a great way to discover new titles, find a new favorite author, or...
  • Library Service Updates  Current as of Monday, December 21. There are a few service updates here at Barrington Public Library. We ask that you keep library browsing limited to 15 minutes. Computer access is for 30...

Upcoming Events

Wed, Jan 27
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join professor, author, DJ, and filmmaker Dr. Tom Shaker for a film series about pop, Latin Boogaloo, and rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s and beyond. Watch...
Mon, Feb 01
9:00am - 9:30am
Join our GoodReads online book discussion group, A Universe of Stories. One book will be selected for two months that the group can read and...
Mon, Feb 01
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tea & Book Chat: A Virtual Book Discussion GroupFirst Monday of the Month at 3 pm on Zoom (unless otherwise noted) Grab a cup of tea (or...
Tue, Feb 02
9:00am - 10:00am
Rhody Radio: RI Library Radio Online is a podcast that brings you voices from your neighbors around the state. Discover local writers, artists...
Thu, Feb 04
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Did you know a study found 1 in 6 Americans stopped speaking to a family member or close friend after the 2016 election? Barrington Public Library...
Wed, Feb 10
7:00pm - 8:30pm
THIS GROUP IS FULL. Please contact Ben Hanley at bhanley@barringtonlibrary.org or 401-...
Sat, Feb 13
10:00am - 12:00pm
Take advantage of this week-long outdoor Look & Find Family Nature Walk & Raffle. At your own leisure, search for hidden clues as you explore...
Thu, Feb 18
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Read the novel, bake your own cupcake and personally share it with Janae Marks, author of From the Desk of Zoe Washington. Prior to...
Mon, Feb 15
9:00am - 9:00pm
*Extended to February 12th!! Try your hand at designing an outfit using just tape and some book pages (from damaged, well-read books that...
Tue, Feb 16
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Decorate a paper mask (choose from assorted styles) using paint, sequins, stones and more.  Please register to secure a mask.  Program will held outdoors. 
Wed, Feb 17
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Make an "eye" catching bookmark and get a bubble wrap pack that contains a raffle ticket (& other small treats) for a chance to win a prize. Please...
Thu, Feb 18
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Listen to local jazz musicians Emmett Van Leer and Will Medeiros play as a piano and sax duo at Library Cove.  The two high school-aged musicians have played...
Mon, Feb 01
9:00am - 9:30am
Join our GoodReads online book discussion group, A Universe of Stories. One book will be selected for two months that the group can read and...
Mon, Feb 01
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tea & Book Chat: A Virtual Book Discussion GroupFirst Monday of the Month at 3 pm on Zoom (unless otherwise noted) Grab a cup of tea (or...
Wed, Feb 10
7:00pm - 8:30pm
THIS GROUP IS FULL. Please contact Ben Hanley at bhanley@barringtonlibrary.org or 401-...
Wed, Feb 17
7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Mystery & Thriller Book Discussion Group will meet via Zoom for the foreseeable future. Zoom meeting details will be emailed to registrants two...
Thu, Feb 18
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Read the novel, bake your own cupcake and personally share it with Janae Marks, author of From the Desk of Zoe Washington. Prior to...
Tue, Feb 23
7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Adults Who Read YA Book Club welcomes adults who enjoy reading without age-limits. Facilitated by retired librarian N. Gregg O'Brien and...
Wed, Jan 27
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Join professor, author, DJ, and filmmaker Dr. Tom Shaker for a film series about pop, Latin Boogaloo, and rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s and beyond. Watch...
Thu, Feb 04
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Did you know a study found 1 in 6 Americans stopped speaking to a family member or close friend after the 2016 election? Barrington Public Library...
Wed, Feb 17
10:00am - 11:30am
Virtual Tech Class at 10:00am via Zoom Music streaming services allow you to listen to music you love without requiring you to purchase or...
Wed, Feb 24
10:00am - 11:30am
Virtual Tech Class at 10:00am via Zoom Thinking about cutting the cord and ditching cable? Services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video,...
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