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Dial-A-Poem

In honor of National Poetry Month, Barrington Public Library has organized a Dial-A-Poem event running from April 1 - May 13. Call 401-237-0865 anytime to hear a poem recited by a Barrington Public Library staff or community member.

A new poem will be uploaded every Thursday morning.

This service is available 24/7 until May 13. Call as many times as you want, whenever you want!

Did you miss a week? Check out our poems from previous weeks below:

Film Lecture: The Others

The Others 

2001 – 104 minutes – Color – PG-13

A mother (Nicole Kidman) lives with her photosensitive children in a dark old house on one of the Channel Islands near the end of World War II. Strange occurrences lead her to fear that the house may be haunted.  

Part of Librarian Doug Swiszcz's film lecture series, From Beyond the Grave, with pre-film commentary by Doug and a short discussion to follow.

Free and open to all, registration not required.


Film Lecture: The Innocents

The Innocents 

1961 – 100 minutes – Black & white – Not rated

A repressed woman (Deborah Kerr) is hired as governess to two orphans. She becomes convinced that the ghosts of the former governess and her brutish lover are trying to possess the children. Do these spirits really exist, or are they the hysterical imaginings of the governess? This film is an adaptation of Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw

Film Lecture: Les Diaboliques

Les Diaboliques 

1955 – 120 minutes – Black & white – Not rated

Classic thriller directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. Both the wife and mistress of a cold, abusive headmaster of a boys’ school conspire to murder him. Once he has been killed, however, his body disappears. (In French, with English subtitles) 

Part of Librarian Doug Swiszcz's film lecture series, From Beyond the Grave, with pre-film commentary by Doug and a short discussion to follow.

Free and open to all, registration not required.

Film Lecture: Rebecca

Rebecca

1940 – 130 minutes – Black & white – Not rated

Hitchcock classic about a new bride who comes to live at her husband’s English seaside manor, where she finds herself competing with the memory of his late first wife, Rebecca. Why does this woman cast such a large shadow from beyond the grave? Starring Joan Fontaine, Laurence Olivier, Judith Anderson, George Sanders. 

Part of Librarian Doug Swiszcz's film lecture series, From Beyond the Grave, with pre-film commentary by Doug and a short discussion to follow.

Celebrating One Year of Rhody Radio! - Rhody Radio Episode Release

Rhody Radio: RI Library Radio Online is a podcast that brings you voices from your neighbors around the state. Discover local writers, artists, experts, scholars, musicians, and performers from across the Ocean State, and enjoy lectures, stories, and conversations selected for you by Rhode Island librarians.

This week's episode is titled, "Celebrating One Year of Rhody Radio" and was produced by the editorial team at Rhody Radio.

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