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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.  
Posted by JDavanza on Tue, Apr 29
Kathryn Kulpa will teach a fiction writing series called Life/Stories: Writing from Personal Experience this spring at the Barrington Public Library.  The series will run on Thursday evenings at 7:30, June 5-26, 2008.  Registration for the course begins on Thursday morning May 29, in person or by phone at the Library’s Reference Desk (247-1920 x 2.) To learn more about Kathryn Kulpa and her work, visit her website at: 
Posted by JDavanza on Tue, Apr 29
Elsa Grieder returns to the Library to host a play reading series on Tuesday mornings at 10:00, May 27-June 17.    Plays include The Good Doctor by Neil Simon, The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance, Coastal Disturbances by Tina Howe and The Perfect Party by A.R. Gurney.  Registration begins at 9:00 AM on Thursday, May 15, 2008, in person or by phone at the Library’s Reference Desk (247-1920 x 2). Group is limited to 10 participants.
Posted by JDavanza on Tue, Apr 29
Take a look at our exciting Sea Adventures book display newly up near the main entrance to the Library.  This display features both novels and true accounts of life at sea.  Annotated booklists are available to be picked up at the display.  Enjoy!   
Posted by JDavanza on Tue, Apr 29
During the month of May color photography by Barrington resident Chuck Van Sluyter will be on display at the Barrington Public Library. The collection includes landscapes from Chuck’s travels around the United States, Italy and Ireland.  Nearly all of the images are printed from 35mm slides.  Chuck has been a serious amateur photographer for over 35 years. His career as a management consultant has required considerable travel that broadened the scope of his work.  His approach to photography...
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Apr 23
The last weeks of April… the first weeks of May… A great time to garden!  But if the weather doesn’t cooperate, stay indoors and enjoy Rosemary and Thyme, a wonderful British import, featuring two savy women gardeners who solve mysteries as skillfully as other people prune peonies!  We’ve got the DVD… check it out!
Posted by JDavanza on Tue, Apr 22
an inconvenient truth: Today is Earth Day and it’s a gorgeous day outside! But lest we take it all for granted, there’s always a certain inconvenient truth to keep us on our toes! We have the famous movie; why not check it out today?


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