Book Sketches

When is a peanut not just a peanut? When it’s the center...

Fri, 02/06/2009 - 2:50pm -- JDavanza

When is a peanut not just a peanut?

When it’s the center of successful entrepreneurial effort in a small African village!

Learn more and be inspired on Thursday, February 12 at 7 PM as Barrington Library presents a special PBS Frontline presentation entitled Stories From a Small Planet.  Topher Hamblett, Barrington Resident and President of the Foundation for West Africa will provide commentary and lead a discussion.

Library Director’s Notebook February, 2009 When does a...

Thu, 01/29/2009 - 3:47pm -- JDavanza

Library Director’s Notebook

February, 2009

When does a book of fiction earn the exalted  title “literary fiction”? Well, that’s a tough one. I was joking with a friend the other day about this and I quipped, “you know a book can count as literary fiction if it ends sad, and there’s very little kissing in it!”

It’s time to update Barrington’s Comprehensive...

Mon, 01/26/2009 - 10:38am -- JDavanza

It’s time to update Barrington’s Comprehensive Plan.  A draft copy for the public to read is available at the library. The comprehensive plan covers all aspects of service and growth in Barrington. It is a road map for the town’s growth in the near future.  If you are interested, check out the draft plan at the library.

Had Enough Snow Yet?

Thu, 01/22/2009 - 8:41pm -- JDavanza

Not to worry  .  .  .  Spring is just around the corner!  Get a jump start on home improvement and outdoor projects by finding helpful idea listings from A - Z on the Library’s newly aquired research database, Home Improvement Reference Center. You’ll find it by checking out the Library’s databases on our home page.

Tax Season is Here and so is Lasser's 2009 Guide

Thu, 01/22/2009 - 6:44pm -- JDavanza

The Library owns 5 circulating copies and one reference copy of J.K. Lasser’s Your Income Tax, 2009 edition. Drop by and consult one, or bring one home. 

Look under R 336.2 and 336.2 JKL to locate. The Library also has a selection of Federal Tax Forms and Instruction Booklets for patrons to pick up. For downloadable forms try the IRS website.


British writer and barrister John Mortimer died today. Mortimer...

Fri, 01/16/2009 - 2:35pm -- JDavanza

British writer and barrister John Mortimer died today. Mortimer is best known for his literary creation Rumpole of the Bailey, the irascible barrister who quotes Keats, insults judges, defends low lifes, and hides whenever he can from his wife, whom he calls, sotto voce, of course, “she who must be obeyed.”

We have lots of John Mortimer’s books and many episodes from the Rumpole television series.  Check them out, in honor of J.M.!


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