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 month's long celebration. Walk the StoryWalk at your leisure located behind the Library around the Gazebo.
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:
Don't panic but stay tuned for (at least) 42 more details to come. Questions? There's a free book involved for the first ten people if you sign-up (and agree to show up! While supplies last) The 2005 Film will be playing. There will be snacks. And there will be 42 things to find in the library.
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 as we culminate a month's long celebration with a special theatrical performance presented by Barrington Community Theatre. Themed mocktails & sweets will be on hand while supplies last! To be held at the Gazebo. We have lights! Recommended for Teens & Adults.
Create your own personal hell using a printed background to be filled in with your own unique vision using the many embellishments on hand. Please register to secure a spot. Recommended for Teens & Adults. To be held out back near the Gazebo. We have lights!
Make your own horned headband using air dry clay and paint. Local artist Joey DiZio will show us how! Please register to secure a spot. Recommended for Teens & Adults. Meet us behind the Library near the Gazebo. We have lights!
Listen to the sinister sounds of local musician & high school senior Emmett Van Leer while walking the Dante's Inferno Story Walk. Recommended for Teens & Adults.
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.