Book Sketches

Event NotebookNovember 2008 Context When I was in my early 20s,...

Mon, 10/27/2008 - 12:05pm -- JDavanza

Event Notebook
November 2008


When I was in my early 20s, I had the opportunity to pal around with a 76-year-old. He was a retired steamfitter who started in the profession as a teen. He was also a curious and insightful man who had cultivated his intellect through extensive reading. He had experienced a lot in his life, and he had many compelling stories to tell.


Fri, 10/03/2008 - 10:55am -- JDavanza

Barrington Library will host a flu clinic on Thursday, November 6th from 930 to Noon, upstairs in the gallery room.  Most people with health coverage can expect to get the shot for free, but there are some exceptions.  You must have your insurance card with you. There is a charge for people without health insurance. You must be 19 years or older to get these flu shots. Although we will not do pre-registration this year, you can get the registration form early at the library registration desk.

Event NotebookOctober 2008 Discovery We’ve got another of...

Fri, 09/26/2008 - 10:29am -- JDavanza

Event Notebook
October 2008


We’ve got another of Barrington Library’s very popular Film Lecture Series running through the month of October, this time featuring Screwball Comedies. Doug Swiszcz, who loves to apply his library skills to movies, will be showing five films—three Screwball Comedy classics, one modern revival of the form, and one seldom seen but nonetheless worthy Screwball film.

I just read The Secret Scripture and loved it.  A very powerful...

Tue, 09/09/2008 - 4:29pm -- JDavanza

I just read The Secret Scripture and loved it.  A very powerful and moving book that stays with you. Apparently other people, including the judges for Britain’s prestigious Booker Prize think so too. The Secret Scripture was among 6 books recently nominated for the Booker Prize.  Read more in the following link:


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