Commemorating the 700th anniversary of the death of the mediaeval poet and philosopher Dante Alighieri, known as the Father of the Italian language. Join us for a months long celebration. Walk the StoryWalk at your leisure located behind the Library around the Gazebo.
WIN an Dark Academia Box from OwlCrate full of bookish goodies and a new YA novel with a special edition foil cover. Here's how:
1. Check out a "dark academia" themed book from the Teen Room. You will know upon checkout if you have made the right choice! Not sure what books fall unde the dark academic genre? Ask a Librarian.
Tails & Tales - Are you asking yourself, what are stupid pet tricks? Well, it all started as a recurring segment on The David Letterman Show in 1980 (and then continued on his Late Show) where participants would appear on stage with their pets showcasing a somewhat unusual skill or trick. Click here for highlights of the segment over the years.
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:
Join the club! Our first meeting of "It Came From the Library" will meet the last Monday of the month. We will discuss a thrilling novel over pizza & dessert or maybe snacks & candy. We can vote on that and more before our next meeting. Stop by the circulation desk and ask for a copy of The Taking of Jake Livingston. Read it if you can. If not, come to the meeting anyway! I know it's a busy time. We can still chat and eat stuff. Hope to see you then! The novel is also available as an ebook and eAudiobook.
Join us for a Community Movie Night at Barrington Town Beach! We will be showing Jaws (1975, 2hr 10mins, rated PG) with pre-film commentary by Doug Swiszcz, our resident film buff. We will also have some fun shark headbands (while supplies last), a raffle for some awesome shark squirt guns, and a photo booth!
Popcorn will be provided by the Barrington Recreation Department.
Bring your own blanket or chair as well as bug spray. The movie will begin at dusk.
Recommended for teens and adults but open to all.
The second meetup to discuss one of Barrington's Middle School's reading list choices, The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert. All students, parents and guardians are welcome to join one or both discussions. Hosted by the Barrington Equity Collective. No RSVP required! To be held outdoors in the back of the library. We will move indoors in case of inclement weather.
Join us in reading and discussing one of Barrington's Middle School's reading list choices, The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert. All students, parents and guardians are welcome to join one or both discussions. Hosted by the Barrington Equity Collective. No RSVP required! To be held outdoors in the back of the library. We will move indoors in case of inclement weather.
July 2021 Book Sale - Join the Friends at our July Summer Book Sale! Thousands of titles in every genre imaginable, DVDs, CDs, old and rare books – we have something for everyone. All proceeds benefit the library. Located in the Collis Family Gallery (library second floor).
July 23rd, 10:00 – 4:00
July 24th, 10:00 – 4:00
July 25th, 10:00 – 2:00
Stay tuned for this year's Summer Reading events. All programs will be held outside of the Library either at Library Cove or in front of the Teen Room and will be on Tuesday evenings at 6 pm. Registration will be required. Details to follow.