Due to COVID-19 Barrington Public Library will be CLOSED through April 5.


Virtual Film Chat with Doug: Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times

Join librarian Doug Swiszcz on Zoom at 1 pm on Wed, April 1 for a virtual film chat about Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times (1936, 87 minutes, in black and white). The film looks at the dehumanizing impact of machines on our society and is available to stream via the library's subscription to Kanopy.

This film was the last of Chaplin's silent films and also the last to feature his Little Tramp persona. It is the movie that led the Senate House Committee on Un-American Activities to brand him as a communist sympathizer.

Virtual Stitch & Listen with Jessica

Knitters and crocheters let's gather together for our March meetup of Stitch & Listen in a virtual setting via Zoom with librarian Jessica D'Avanza.

We can check in with everyone and see how you are coping during this crazy time. As stitchers we know the power of this hobby to take us through difficult periods in our lives. We'll knit through this!

CANCELED: Literary Pairings Book Discussion Group

Literary Pairings Book Discussion Group generally 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. 

Pairings through June 2020 include:

RARI Walk & Talk Book Club @ Jacob's Point

Come walk Jacob’s Point with guide Ben Gagliardi and learn about this sensitive tidal marsh and barrier beach featured in this year's Reading Across Rhode Island selection, Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush. This 37-acre parcel was the focus of a major salt marsh restoration project in 2010 and is home to many threatened species. It is owned and protected by the Warren Land Conservation Trust.

BPL Chess Night

BPL Chess Night will meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and is facilitated by Eduardo Paguaga. We will provide a friendly environment for chess players of all levels to gather for casual play. Boards and sets will be provided.

Eduardo Paguaga is a chess enthusiast, active tournament player, a scholastic tournament director and board member of the the Southeast New England Chess Association (SENECA). 

Barrington Community Volunteer Fair

Would you like to make a difference in your community? Maybe meet new people? Or cultivate new skills?

Barrington Public Library and Barrington Village will host a Volunteer Fair where you can meet with over fifteen different Barrington organizations to learn about their volunteer opportunities and find the one that's right for you. Stop by and introduce yourself between 2 and 4 pm on Thursday, April 23 in the library's Collis Family Gallery.

Watch Great Decisions Season 48

Narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor David Strathairn, Great Decisions brings you eight half-hour documentaries, each tackling a different challenge facing America today. The series features over 100 of the most important figures in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy to provide diverse perspectives so you can make your own "great decisions."

Google Photos Basics

Google Photos is a photo and video storage and sharing service. Learn how to access, navigate, organize, and download/upload pictures to Google Photos on your media device. Bring your laptop or media device and follow along. You do not need a Gmail account to attend. 

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