Yes, it was a good movie, but Atonement, the book, was much better! Read it, and all the other books that inspired this year’s crop of Oscar picks, at the library!
Coming in March, the answer to this question:
What’s a Playaway?
In this community, we sure don’t think so! Barrington has the highest per capita book borrowing of any library in the state and among the highest in the nation. Read the following article for a great defense of the power and joys of reading!
What is it really like to work for the circus? Find out when Rob Mermin, Dean of the Ringling Brothers Clown College gives the true scoop on circus life. Monday, February 25 at 7PM. This program is co-sponsored by Barrington Public Library and the Rhode Island Center for the Book at Providence Public Library, in conjunction with this year’s Reading Across Rhode Island book selection Water for Elephants.
Starting this spring, “Starbucks said it will give customers who use a Starbucks purchase card two hours of free wireless access per day. More time than that will cost $3.99 for a two-hour session.” (NY Times)
Barrington Library says: We offer free wireless access to everyone, with or without a Starbucks card!
Also, you might regret the glazed doughnut.
Stephen King test-drives the new Amazon Kindle!
Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy party 2/9/08
“Love” by Matt Zinni. Dynamic acrylic paintings by Matthew Zinni are on display at the Library during the month of February 2008. Some of his paintings incorporate poetry into their matrix. Come and enjoy the poetry and the energy!
During the month of February 2008, look for a diorama on display by Barrington native and college student Sam Andrews. The diorama was inspired by the WWII classic film The Bridge on the River Kwai. Sam, who worked as a “page” at the Library during his highschool years, is happy to give something back to his former workplace by sharing this creative and visually exciting exhibit with Library patrons and staff.