Book Sketches

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:


Wed, 03/19/2008 - 2:11pm -- JDavanza


Academy-Award winning film director Anthony Minghella, whose body of work included adaptations of books by Charles Frazier, Patricia Highsmith and Michael Ondaatje, passed away earlier this week at the age of 54.

Why not check out some of his movies on either videocassette or DVD?

Click on the following link for a link to the Internet Movie Database and information about Minghella and his work:

Evelyn Cherpak of the Naval War College will give an illustrated...

Wed, 03/19/2008 - 2:10pm -- JDavanza

Evelyn Cherpak of the Naval War College will give an illustrated lecture, The Waves in WWII: Memories of Rhode Island Women, on Tues., April 1, 2008 at 7:30 PM.  This program will be our annual Barrington Preservation Society/Barrington Public Library co-sponsored event for the year.  This program is also sponsored by the RI Council for the Humanities. Free and open to all.

In conjunction with the Barrington Yacht Club’s Centennial...

Wed, 03/19/2008 - 2:01pm -- JDavanza

In conjunction with the Barrington Yacht Club’s Centennial celebration, memorabilia from the club’s first 100 years is currently on display on the first floor of the library. The exhibit will remain up until the end of March 2008.  Burgees, trophies, and other historical items are included in the display.  The Barrington Yacht Club was incorporated on March 25, 1908, and this exhibit kicks off a year-long series of events commemorating its founding.


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