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Posted by JDavanza on Tue, Dec 23
directorsnotebook: Everybody has their favorite holiday film; the one they must see before the old year ends and the new year begins.  For me that favorite is The Apartment, starring a very young and bewildered Jack Lemmon and a very young and lovely Shirley MacLaine.  True, this is not your usual holiday fare, full of happy families and  wrapped presents under the tree, but there is a feeling of love and redemption about it that happily triumphs, despite the machinations of the evil ...
Posted by KChin on Tue, Dec 23
Everybody has their favorite holiday film; the one they must see before the old year ends and the new year begins.  For me that favorite is The Apartment, starring a very young and bewildered Jack Lemmon and a very young and lovely Shirley MacLaine.  True, this is not your usual holiday fare, full of happy families and  wrapped presents under the tree, but there is a feeling of love and redemption about it that happily triumphs, despite the machinations of the evil boss Fred MacMurry,...
Posted by JDavanza on Mon, Dec 22
It seems robins are now full time residents of Rhode Island.  To find out more about birds check out our avian collections at the Library!
Posted by JDavanza on Mon, Dec 22
The New York Times recently listed 100 notable books of 2008; here are five of them from the Fiction and Poetry Category: AMERICAN WIFE. By Curtis Sittenfeld. The life of this novel’s heroine — a first lady who comes to realize, at the height of the Iraq war, that she has compromised her youthful ideals — is conspicuously modeled on that of Laura Bush. ATMOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES. By Rivka Galchen. The psychiatrist-narrator of this brainy, whimsical...
Posted by JDavanza on Fri, Dec 19
The Library will be closing at 3 PM on Friday, December 19, due to storm conditions. As of this date, it looks as if we will be open on Saturday and Sunday, unless serious storm conditions persist.
Posted by JDavanza on Mon, Dec 15
Barrington Library is very pleased to have received a grant from the Champlin Foundations for $10,750 to install new air conditioning for the computer network room at the library.  In addition, the Champlin Foundations gave more than $14,000 on behalf of Barrington Library to Ocean State Library Network, to be used to purchase new computers and other computer related hardware for the library. For many years the Champlin Foundations have been the premier supporters of libraries across Rhode...
Posted by JDavanza on Fri, Dec 12
MoviesDecember 2008 Art The Dark Knight is out on video and available—if you’re up for a bit of a wait—at your local library. But you probably don’t need me to tell you that just like you don’t need me to tell you about the film, either. After all, how many millions of people have paid nearly $1 billion worldwide to watch it, and how much press has Heath Ledger’s star turn as the Joker received, especially after his unfortunate death? No, chances are you know more about this movie...
Posted by JDavanza on Thu, Dec 11
There’s going to be a major U.S. census taken in 2010. There will be many thousands of of good paying, part time jobs available for census workers in Rhode Island alone.Barrington Library will serve as a testing and training site. For more information, and to check out a sample employment test, go to the library reference desk.
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Dec 10
directorsnotebook: ‘Tis the season… for buying books as presents. At least, that’s what I do each year. And the book I’m buying multiple copies of this year is A Guide to the Birds of East Africa. Contrary to the title, this is not a birding guide, although birds feature prominently in the story and bird lovers will enjoy the birding competition that takes place in this story.  This is instead a very lovely, sweet natured novel with a nice dose of romance and an unlikely hero you...
Posted by KChin on Wed, Dec 10
‘Tis the season… for buying books as presents. At least, that’s what I do each year. And the book I’m buying multiple copies of this year is A Guide to the Birds of East Africa. Contrary to the title, this is not a birding guide, although birds feature prominently in the story and bird lovers will enjoy the birding competition that takes place in this story.  This is instead a very lovely, sweet natured novel with a nice dose of romance and an unlikely hero you can really root for...

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