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

Book Discussion

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.

Reading in the Kitchen: A Cookbook Club

A book club for those who like to read cookbooks and enjoy a community meal.

The group meets monthly on the third Monday night of the month from 6:30 to 8 pm. Participants are asked to bring a dish to share from that month’s cookbook and their own table setting. 

Registration is required. Space is limited. To register, contact Community Engagement Librarian Jessica D’Avanza at jessicad@barringtonlibrary.org or call 401.247.1920 x7.

The Remarriage Manual: How to Make Everything Work Better the Second Time Around Author Talk with Terry Gaspard

Join us to learn from author and licensed therapist, Terry Gaspard as she shares insights from her new book, The Re-Marriage Manual: How to Make Everything Work Better the Second Time Around published by Sounds True (February 2020).

Remarriages are harder than firsts. Unfinished business with exes (and other old baggage), pressures of dealing with debt and handling money, blending families, finding time and space for you as a couple, managing conflict, and more can strain second marriages to the breaking point. 

Mock Caldecott Family Book Club

Join librarians Katie O'Kane from Primrose Hill School and Lisa Lesinski from the Children's Room for the last of our Family Book Club meetings! We will explore some beautifully illustrated books that are considered contenders for the 2020 Caldecott Medal. After four meetings, our group will vote for the one we feel should win. Let's see if we agree with the real Caldecott Committee! 

Mock Caldecott Family Book Club

Join librarians Katie O'Kane from Primrose Hill School and Lisa Lesinski from Barrington Public Library for the first of four Family Book Club meetings! We will explore some beautifully illustrated books that are considered contenders for the 2020 Caldecott Medal. After four meetings, our group will vote for the one we feel should win. Let's see if we agree with the real Caldecott Committee! 

Mock Caldecott Family Book Club

Join librarians Katie O'Kane from Primrose Hill School and Lisa Lesinski from Barrington Public Library for the first of four Family Book Club meetings! We will explore some beautifully illustrated books that are considered contenders for the 2020 Caldecott Medal. After four meetings, our group will vote for the one we feel should win. Let's see if we agree with the real Caldecott Committee! 

Mystery & Thriller Book Discussion Group

We are launching our first Mystery and Thriller Book Discussion Group! This group will alternate between a mystery and thriller title each month. Each title will be available in multiple formats. We will meet the third Wednesday evening of every month (except July and August) at 7 pm in the Trustee/Board Room, unless otherwise noted.

The next meetup is March 18 and we will discuss The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld.

Future meetup dates and titles:

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