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Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Mar 19
Kathryn Kulpa will teach a fiction writing series called Life/Stories: Writing from Personal Experience this spring at the Barrington Public Library.  The series will run on Thursday evenings at 7:30, June 5-26, 2008.  Registration for the course begins on Thursday morning May 29, in person or by phone at the Library’s Reference Desk (247-1920 x 2.) To learn more about Kathryn Kulpa and her work, visit her website at: http://www.kathrynkulpa.com/. 
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Mar 19
Join Felicia Zavarella on Thursday evenings in May (May 1-29)  at 7:30 PM as she takes her audience on a journey into the lives and times of a group of talented and legendary artists in a series she calls Through the Eyes of the Artist.  Artists represented in the series include: Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Louis Comfort Tiffany and the Wyeths.  Registration for this series of illustrated art history lectures begins on Thursday, April 10 at 9:00 AM, in person or by...
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Mar 19
FILM DIRECTOR ANTHONY MINGHELLA DIES Academy-Award winning film director Anthony Minghella, whose body of work included adaptations of books by Charles Frazier, Patricia Highsmith and Michael Ondaatje, passed away earlier this week at the age of 54. Why not check out some of his movies on either videocassette or DVD? Click on the following link for a link to the Internet Movie Database and information about Minghella and his work: http://imdb.com/name/nm0005237/
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Mar 19
Evelyn Cherpak of the Naval War College will give an illustrated lecture, The Waves in WWII: Memories of Rhode Island Women, on Tues., April 1, 2008 at 7:30 PM.  This program will be our annual Barrington Preservation Society/Barrington Public Library co-sponsored event for the year.  This program is also sponsored by the RI Council for the Humanities. Free and open to all.
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Mar 19
In conjunction with the Barrington Yacht Club’s Centennial celebration, memorabilia from the club’s first 100 years is currently on display on the first floor of the library. The exhibit will remain up until the end of March 2008.  Burgees, trophies, and other historical items are included in the display.  The Barrington Yacht Club was incorporated on March 25, 1908, and this exhibit kicks off a year-long series of events commemorating its founding.
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Mar 19
During the month of March photographs by Dan Connolly are on display at the Library. Dan makes digital photographic prints of the landscape, natural artifacts, and still lifes. His work is characterized by simple composition, a rich and natural color palette, and natural light. The images of water are often done with long exposures, creating a smooth and less chaotic interpretation of the scene, distilling its essential nature. Mr. Connolly lives in Barrington with his wife and three children....
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Mar 19
Elsa Grieder returns to the Library to host a play reading series on Tuesday mornings at 10:00, May 27-June 17.    Plays include The Good Doctor by Neil Simon, The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance, Coastal Disturbances by Tina Howe and The Perfect Party by A.R. Gurney.  Registration begins at 9:00 AM on Thursday, May 15, 2008, in person or by phone at the Library’s Reference Desk (247-1920 x 2). Group is limited to 10 participants.
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Mar 19
Taken from his NY Times Obituary by Gerald Jonas, March 19, 2008: “Arthur C. Clarke, a writer whose seamless blend of scientific expertise and poetic imagination helped usher in the space age, died early Wednesday in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where he had lived since 1956. He was 90.  The author of almost 100 books, Mr. Clarke was an ardent promoter of the idea that humanity’s destiny lay beyond the confines of Earth. It was a vision served most vividly by “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the classic...
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Mar 19
On Keeping a Reading Diary       My visionary friend Louise Blalock often asks people she cares about to give her a baby picture of themselves, and to describe a “lost book” from their childhood.  “Everyone has one”, she’d say, “that wonderful book whose story you remember but whose title and author are lost to time.  You’d give anything to find it again but the way to it is lost.”       Like most people, I have one.  It is a story about a girl growing up on an island off the coast of...
Posted by JDavanza on Tue, Mar 18
It’s coming. Just like you remember it from childhood.  May 18. Really.

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