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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:

Paint & Mocktail Party

Paint & Mocktail Party
Wednesday, August 4 at 6 pm in Library Cove 
(weather permitting)

Join us for a fun adults night out! Modeled after the popular "paint & wine" nights, enjoy painting instruction by a local artist while enjoying some delicious mocktails (non-alcoholic cocktails) whipped up by our bartender librarians, Ben & Siobhan. At the end of the night, you will have a beautiful painting of our idyllic Library Cove to take home and display proudly and memories of a night you will never forget!

PCL Reads: Julia Alverez on Writing, Community, & Her Novel Afterlife - 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, "PCL Reads: Julia Alvarez on Writing, Community, & Her Novel Afterlife" and was produced by Providence Community Library.

Mystery & Thriller Book Discussion Group

The Mystery & Thriller Book Discussion Group meets the third Wednesday evening of every month (except July and August) at 6:30 pm in the Trustee/Board Room (7 pm starting in January), unless otherwise noted.  Some meetings may be on Zoom, depending on weather. This group will alternate between a mystery and thriller title each month. Each title will be available in multiple formats. 

Literary Pairings Book Discussion Group

Literary Pairings Book Discussion Group generally meets the second Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8 pm from September through June (7 pm starting in January) in person, unless otherwise noted. Some meetings may be on Zoom, depending on weather. Participants will read an assigned classic one month followed by a contemporary readalike similar in theme, plot and/or characters the following month. Facilitators Nancy Christy and librarian Ben Hanley will lead the discussions and prepare questions. Participants are encouraged to bring their own questions as well. 

Whale of a Tale: The Nicholson Collection at the Providence Public Library - 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, "Whale of a Tale: The Nicholson Collection at the Providence Public Library" and was produced by Robert Isenberg and Barrington Public Library.

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