Blog Category: Book Sketches

Posted by JDavanza on Tue, May 20
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.
Posted by JDavanza on Mon, May 19
The Friends of Barrington Library make a huge difference! Please join the Friends today! Membership forms are available at the reference desk.
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, May 14
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. 
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, May 14
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 ...
Posted by JDavanza on Sat, May 10
Mother’s Day is here, and you couldn’t find a more delightful book to read in celebration of the occasion than With a Merry Heart by Janet Gillespie.  In this warm and hilarious memoir the author takes her readers back to the peaceful days of the Model T, the yellow ice wagon and the trolley car in Holyoke, Massachusetts.  No one writes better about the daily joys of family life than Janet Gillespie, and in this memoir she focuses on the richly inviting and comfortable home life her...
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, May 07
Find our new ‘Sea Adventure’ book display at the library entrance, and enjoy seafaring yarns.
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, May 07
Library Director’s Notebook May, 2008  I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills.  This simple sentence, so ripe with the promise of countless tales, begins Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen (the pen name of Baroness Karen Blixen) whose memoir of running a coffee plantation in Africa between 1914 and 1931 has captured the imagination of countless readers.  I had never read the book, but I had seen the movie with Meryl Streep and Robert...
Posted by JDavanza on Mon, May 05
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!
Posted by JDavanza on Sat, May 03
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.
Posted by JDavanza on Sat, May 03
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.  


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