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Posted by JDavanza on Thu, Apr 03
Professor Joy Dennis returns to the Library this spring to give an exciting series of lecture, film, reading and discussion programs on the life and works of Kate Chopin. This notable Belle Epoch American writer is known for her ground-breaking feminist writing and the intimately revealing portraits she gives her readers of late 19th century southern society, particularily that of New Orleans and surrounding countryside in Louisiana.  Joy will also offer information about other writers of the...
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Apr 02
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 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.
Posted by JDavanza on Mon, Mar 31
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...
Posted by JDavanza on Mon, Mar 31
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! 
Posted by JDavanza on Sat, Mar 29
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”: Remember Georgia O'Keeffe’s paintings. Think about the way she looked so carefully at the segments of a flower. You can do the same...
Posted by JDavanza on Sat, Mar 29
The inviting piece of art, above, is by Lisa Pastille, whose work will be on display at the Library in April. This is the information she sent us about her display: During the month of April, an exhibit of digital artwork by Lisa Pastille will be featured on the Barrington Public Library’s wall display. Lisa is a classically trained, published, fine artist. She has created a novel type of image not before seen by the general public. She calls this digital technique Interpretive Photo Painting....
Posted by JDavanza on Thu, Mar 27
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 What a difference a few letters can make! So when placing a reserve on a book, please be sure to use .org!! 
Posted by JDavanza on Thu, Mar 27
ACTOR RICHARD WIDMARK DIES 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: http://library.provlib....
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Mar 26
Wouldn’t you love to hear some of your favorite writers read from their work, or talk about the writing life?  Wired for Books lets you do just that:  clink on the link below:
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Mar 19
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: 


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