Adult Events

Sunday, September 24
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Barrington Public Library invites the community to an Open House Dedication of our completed renovation of the Children's Room and Entire Second Floor--A New Chapter: Upstairs.  Please join us for tours, a dedication of the completed project, and to see the beautiful new sculpture, McCulloch... Read more
Tuesday, September 26
10:00am - 11:15am
Learn the basics of Facebook, including setting up an account, friend requests, groups, pages, and privacy. You do not need a Facebook account to attend the class. To create a Facebook account, you need an active and valid email account. Please register below or call 401-247-1920 x2.
Tuesday, September 26
6:30pm - 7:30pm
What are mandalas? What do they mean? What is the significance of the circle? In this class, we will learn the basics of mandalas and will be creating one of our own! All supplies will be provided. This is the first of three workshops on mandalas at the Library this fall, led by Candace Nadine... Read more
Wednesday, September 27
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Not Rated (1959) 160 minutes Black & White  Directed by Otto Preminger.  Starring: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, George C. Scott, Eve Arden. Join librarian Doug Swiszcz for another of his lecture series on classic movies, this one a salute to great courtroom dramas.... Read more
Thursday, September 28
7:00pm - 8:15pm
Have you heard of the Cloud, but you're not quite sure what that means or where to go to access it?  Take a look at some common cloud applications and learn how easy and convenient cloud computing can be. This is an informational session. You can bring your laptop or media device to class. Please... Read more
Saturday, September 30
9:30am - 3:00pm
The Rhode Island Genealogical Society's (RIGS) fall meeting will be held at Barrington Public Library and is open to members and the public. Schedule of the Day & Speakers: 10 am - "Solving a Mayflower Dead End Problem" with Jeff HoweA slideshow presentation that will reveal... Read more
Monday, October 02
10:00am - 11:30am
Join us every First Monday Morning of the Month as we gather over coffee and pastry to share our favorite books! New members always welcome.
Monday, October 02
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Listen to a popular podcast while you knit or crochet, then join in the post-podcast community discussion. Bring your own knitting/crochet projects and the library will provide the podcast and light refreshments.  Free and open to adults of all ages.
Tuesday, October 03
9:00am - 10:30am
Join our librarians for a book preview, highlighting favorite reads from the past year and new titles being published this fall while enjoying breakfast at Atria Bay Spring Village.  Free and open to all.   Register below by September 26.
Wednesday, October 04
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Not Rated (1960) 128 minutes Black & White  Directed by Stanley Kramer.  Starring: Spencer Tracy, Frederic March, Gene Kelly, Dick York, Harry Morgan. Join librarian Doug Swiszcz for another of his lecture series on classic movies, this one a salute to great courtroom dramas.... Read more
Wednesday, October 04
5:30pm - 7:00pm
The Barrington Land Conservation Trust, the Barrington Public Library and the Barrington Recreation Department invite you to a guided evening walk at Sowams Woods as part of Rhode Island Land Trust Days and the Barrington 300th anniversary. Enjoy the beauty of a sunset through the woods and a... Read more
Thursday, October 05
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Rated R (2016) 112 minutes Directed by Tate TaylorStarring: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans Come see movies the way they were meant to be seen...on the big screen with amazing surround sound in the Library's newly renovated Salem Family... Read more
Saturday, October 07
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Reflections in Rhode Island is a multi-media production based on the life stories of senior citizens currently living in the East Bay. The script and production was awarded a RISCA grant in 2016, allowing it to be performed in theatres, senior centers, and libraries around the East Bay. The oral... Read more
Tuesday, October 10
10:00am - 11:30am
Computer Basics, Part 1: Introduction to the Computer - Learn about and how to use a computer, including the desktop, keyboard, and mouse. This is an introductory class for beginners with minimal or no computer experience. Registration is required. Register below, or contact the Reference Desk at... Read more
Tuesday, October 10
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Rated PG (2017) 120 minutes Directed by Lasse HallstromStarring: Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, John Ortiz, Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad Come see movies the way they were meant to be seen...on the big screen with amazing surround sound in the Library's newly renovated Salem Family Auditorium.... Read more
Wednesday, October 11
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us each month to relax, renew, and become a part of the present moment. Monthly Meditation runs October thru May and includes 30 minutes of meditation and 30 minutes of a book discussion.  Our Monthly Meditation is led by Mary Scannell, a certified meditation facilitator. She will introduce... Read more
Wednesday, October 11
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Classics, or those of an historical nature, are "paired" the following month with a contemporary or lesser-known work related by theme, setting and/or characters. Literary Pairings generally meet the second Wednesday of the month from 7-8:30pm, except when it falls on a holiday, and... Read more
Thursday, October 12
10:00am - 11:30am
Computer Basics, Part 2: Internet & Search Engines - Learn about the Internet, including how to access and navigate a web browser and use search engines. Registration is required. Register below, or contact the Reference Desk at 401-247-1920 x2. If you choose to bring your laptop, please notify... Read more
Thursday, October 12
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Meet the authors for a book talk of the new Images of America Series titled, Barrington by Barrington Preservation Society. The book was published by The History Press in May of 2017. The story of Barrington, Rhode Island, began in the 1640s with a small outpost on the... Read more
Sunday, October 15
2:00pm - 3:15pm
Free and open to all.
Tuesday, October 17
10:00am - 11:30am
Computer Basics, Part 3: Gmail Basics - Learn how to create an account, send and receive email, privacy, and storage. You do not need a Gmail or email account to attend this class. If you do have a Gmail account, please bring your email address and password. Registration is required. Register below... Read more
Thursday, October 19
10:00am - 11:30am
Computer Basics, Part 4: Internet Safety Basics - Learn how to protect yourself from scams, dangers, and misinformation in the online environment. Includes how to evaluate websites and create strong passwords. Registration is required. Register below, or contact the Reference Desk at 401-247-1920... Read more
Thursday, October 19
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Rated PG-13 (2017) 124 minutes Directed by Niki CaroStarring: Jessica Chastain, Daniel Brühl, Johan Heldenbergh, Michael McElhatton, Iddo Goldberg Come see movies the way they were meant to be seen...on the big screen with amazing surround sound in the Library's newly renovated... Read more
Wednesday, October 25
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Not Rated (1938) 102 minutes Color  Directed by Michael Curtiz and William Keighley.  Co-Starring: Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains. Join librarian Doug Swiszcz for another of his lecture series on classic movies, this one a salute to actress Olivia de Havilland. Enjoy... Read more
Thursday, October 26
7:00pm - 8:15pm
Learn about these three social media sites, including why each site is popular, how to create accounts, how to share content, how to connect with other users, and how to find help. Visit each site below or download as an app. Please register below or call 401-247-1920 x2.  ... Read more
Friday, October 27
12:00am - 12:00pm
Travel with the Barrington Community School and the Barrington Public Library for a day in Boston! Following a guided tour of the Boston Public Library, which will include the splendid murals painted by American artist, John Singer Sargent, we’ll enjoy a traditional British tea in the library's... Read more
Tuesday, October 31
10:00am - 11:30am
Learn how to navigate, customize, and be able to use your iPhone and/or iPad in whatever capacity you'd like. Bring your fully-charged device, Apple ID and password, and questions. Registration is required.
Wednesday, November 01
1:30pm - 3:15pm
Not Rated (1946) 85 minutes Black & White  Directed by Robert Siodmak.  Co-Starring: Lew Ayres, Thomas Mitchell. Join librarian Doug Swiszcz for another of his lecture series on classic movies, this one a salute to actress Olivia de Havilland. A man is murdered, and it appears... Read more
Monday, November 06
10:00am - 11:30am
Join us every First Monday Morning of the Month as we gather over coffee and pastry to share our favorite books! New members always welcome.
Monday, November 06
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Listen to a popular podcast while you knit or crochet, then join in the post-podcast community discussion. Bring your own knitting/crochet projects and the library will provide the podcast and light refreshments.  Free and open to adults of all ages.

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