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Our local Public Radio Station WRNI kicked off National Poetry...

Wed, 04/02/2008 - 1:23pm -- JDavanza

Our local Public Radio Station WRNI kicked off National Poetry Month with a whole hour devoted to a discussion of Sonnets. You can listen to the program by going to Once there, choose “On Point” on the programs link, and then choose “The making of Sonnets”. Listen to experts describing what sonnets are in their various permutations, listen to famous poets reading their works, and enjoy informed discussion in between.


Mon, 03/31/2008 - 2:53pm -- JDavanza

The library has received information packets from the Internal Revenue Service which explain how to apply for the Economic Stimulus Payment in very easy-to-understand language along with filled-out samples as well as two copies of form 1040A which is to be filed in order to qualify for this benefit.

In addition is the fact that people actually have until October 15, 2008 to file a  tax return for 2007 to do this.The library also has a good supply of form 1040A  and will keep them on hand indefinitely.

Before there was Hillary, there was Eleanor!Join the Friends of...

Mon, 03/31/2008 - 11:06am -- JDavanza

Before there was Hillary, there was Eleanor!

Join the Friends of Barrington Public Library, Sunday April 6 at 2 PM for Elena Dodd’s performance in “Meet Eleanor Roosevelt”.

This performance is free and open to all. The annual meeting of the Friends of Barrington Library precedes the program, at 1:30 PM. Refreshments will follow the Eleanor Roosevelt program!

Hope to see you all there! 

April is National Poetry Month. For all of you out there who...

Sat, 03/29/2008 - 4:10pm -- JDavanza

April is National Poetry Month. For all of you out there who enjoy writing poems in response to writing exercises, here is a good one to try.  It was taken from the Jacaranda Press website.  You will find more interesting poem-starters there if you click on this link:

This exercise is called “Look Closely”:

When is it them?When is it us?Recently we’ve learned that...

Thu, 03/27/2008 - 3:44pm -- JDavanza

When is it them?

When is it us?

Recently we’ve learned that lots of Barrington, RI folks are mistakenly placing holds on items that belong to the library in Barrington, NH!

 It’s an easy mistake to make.  The webpage for Barrington, NH is  and ours is

ACTOR RICHARD WIDMARK DIESRichard Widmark, whose long acting...

Thu, 03/27/2008 - 12:09pm -- JDavanza


Richard Widmark, whose long acting career included appearances in such wonderful films noir as Night and the City, Pickup on South Street, Panic in the Streets, and an Academy Award-nominated performance in Kiss of Death, died Monday at age 93.

Click here to search for videocassettes and DVD’s of some of his movies that are available for borrowing from Rhode Island’s public libraries:


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