Adult

1984 Read Aloud Part II: The 70th Anniversary

Join us as we comemmorate 70 years of George Orwell's 1984 with a two night read aloud. SIgn up to read a passage on the stage. First ten participants to sign up will receive a free copy. Refreshments will be served. There will be a raffle held the second night to win an Out of Print 1984 tote bag.  Email Tanya@barringtonlibrary.org, call 247-1920 x 6 or stop by the reference desk to sign up.

Literary Pairings Book Discussion Group

THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY FULL.

Literary Pairings Book Discussion Group meets the second Wednesday of the Month from 7 to 8:30 pm from September through June. 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 Jane Granatino will lead the discussions, but participants are encouraged to bring their own questions as well.

The selection for November 13th is Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierkska.

Spaceballs: The Movie

Part of our Galactic Gallery night! Watch Spaceballs (PG, 1987 Running Time 96 min).  A Mel Brooks classic! 

"A rogue star pilot and his trusty sidekick must come to the rescue of a Princess and save the galaxy from a ruthless race of beings known as Spaceballs." (IMDB)

Short Story Writing 6-Week Workshop

Beginner through advanced writers are welcome to join the library's 6-week Short Story Writing Workshop.

Writing a short story is both fun and challenging. This workshop will be a mix of craft-talks on fictional techniques such as character, plot, and setting (the challenging parts!) and in-class writing exercises to stimulate creativity (the fun part!). We’ll read and discuss published stories. Each week, participants will be given a writing prompt that will lead to their own complete short story. We’ll share our work in a supportive and constructive manner.

Documentary Film: Woodstock

Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation
Not Rated (2019) 1 hr 36 mins

In August 1969---against a backdrop of a nation in conflict over sexual politics, civil rights, and the Vietnam War---half a million people converged on a small dairy farm in upstate New York to hear a concert of a lifetime. What they experienced was a moment that would spark a cultural revolution, changing many of them and the country forever. 

Veterans Writing Group Session 1

Every veteran has a story. Barrington Public Library’s Veterans Writing Group is open to all veterans, whether you are a beginning writer or have writing experience. We will cover the basics of writing, progressing to writing prompts in the form of written passages, photos, and other materials. Veterans may share their work or they may choose to keep their writing private. 

The group is led by writer and librarian, Kathryn Kulpa and librarian Jane Granatino. Session 1 Meeting dates are as follows from 6:30 to 8 pm:

1984 Read Aloud Part I: The 70th Anniversary

Join us as we comemmorate 70 years of George Orwell's 1984 with a two night read aloud. SIgn up to read a passage on the stage. First ten participants to sign up will receive a free copy. Refreshments will be served. There will be a raffle held the second night to win an Out of Print 1984 tote bag.  Email Tanya@barringtonlibrary.org, call 247-1920 x 6 or stop by the reference desk to sign up.

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