Would you pick up a dollar bill if you saw one on the sidewalk? I know I would! Well, here’s the next best thing: This week the dollar fee has been waived for replacing your lost library card! Save a buck! Get a new card! And use that card when you use the library Internet.
The Friends of Barrington Library make a huge difference! Please join the Friends today! Membership forms are available at the reference desk.
Peter is almost here! Don’t miss a spirited performance of Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” at the Library on Sunday, May 18 at 2:00 PM. Music performed by the Classic Winds Woodwind Quintet; narration by our own Barrington Public Library Director, Deborah Barchi. Free and open to all.
Join us for another exciting travelogue series this summer at the Library. This annual series focuses on “personal journeys” taken by area travelers pursuing a variety of interests, including nature, art, scholarship, work, general tourism and other pursuits. This year’s line-up will take armchair travelers to China, Turkey, France, Italy and England, Eithiopia, Iceland, the Galapagos Islands and Parke County Indiana, the “Covered Bridge Capital of the World”. Set aside Wednesday evenings at 7:30, July 9-September 3, 2008 (skipping Aug.
Find our new ‘Sea Adventure’ book display at the library entrance, and enjoy seafaring yarns.
Library Director’s Notebook
I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills.
I just loved seeing Cranford on Masterpiece Theater this weekend. Featuring Judi Dench and Eileen Atkins, this is a drama to die for! But don’t forget the book that started it all: Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell!
Close-up view of one of the delightful dresses featured in the current Glass Case Display on the main floor of the Library. These dresses are on loan from Janet Richardson.
Smocked frocks from the collection of Janet Richardson and a selection of books on decorative sewing and needlework are currently on exhibit in the Library’s Glass Display Case, located on the main floor of the Library next to the fiction collection.