Kate Chopin’s most famous work is a short novel called The Awakening. The book was considered shocking and immoral upon its publication in 1889. Today this sensitive story, told from a woman’s point of view, is considered to be a classic and a small literary masterpiece. Come join us as Dr.
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Screen legend Charlton Heston, whose memorable roles in a long film career included Moses in Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments and his Academy Award-winning turn as the eponymous lead character in William Wyler’s Ben Hur, passed away this past weekend at age 83. He had been ill for several years with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Here is a link to Heston’s page at the Internet Movie Database:
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 www.wrni.org. 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.
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 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 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: http://www.jacarandapress.org/writing/poetry/look.shtml.
This exercise is called “Look Closely”: