Crafting 101: Make a Festive Book Wreath - class is full
Thursday, September 25 at 7 PM
Join us for a "recycling" craft that transforms everyday book pages into a festive wreath.
Making a wreath is easier than you think.
All materials will be provided, and you’ll take home your own handcrafted creation.
This craft is limited to 15 adults.
Sign up today, and come have fun!
This workshop is free and open to all. Sponsored by the Friends of Barrington Public Library.
Music at the Library: Two Old Friends Band
Tuesday, September 30 at 7 PM
A Two Old Friends performance---Jim Prendergast and Emery Hutchins, represents the American experience in a real and vibrant way. It demonstrates how American music is really an amalgamation of musical styles. There are American blues pieces juxtaposed with Irish jigs and reels. There, are "shout tunes" and plaintive ballads. Original melodies, songs and stories by the artists are part of a performance that tells the story in music of loss and renewal, despair and hope, anguish and joy that is the story of the Irish and of every other group of people who have traveled to America -- and within America. It is a performance that is informative and entertaining and above all, seeks to show that to understand the music of a culture is to understand the heart of a culture.
Free and open to all.
Weekend Lectures with Dr. Eileen M. Angelini
Free and open to all. Sponsored by the Friends of Barrington Public Library.
La France Divisee: the Two Sides of France During WW2
Saturday, October 4 at 1 PM
La France Divisée, a film produced, written, and directed by Eileen M. Angelini and Barbara P. Barnett, explores the two sides of France during World War II. Both collaborators and resisters are seen through the eyes of seven French people: four survivors of the Holocaust (one deportee who returned from a series of concentration camps and three child survivors who were hidden children in Vichy France), two historians (including Serge Klarsfeld)and leader of the French Resistance Lucie Aubrac. Two of the interviewees immigrated to the United States after World War II.
Each interviewee presents a very different account of the times by virtue of his/her personal experiences. Also included are the historic public apologies of the French government and the Catholic Church that highlight the shocking Vel d'Hiv Round-Up (as depicted in Sarah's Key). President Jacques Chirac in 1995 acknowledged the French government's role in the deportation of Jews. Catholic Bishop Olivier de Berranger in 1997 asked forgiveness for what he described as the silence of the French Catholic Church during the German Occupation.
Dr. Angelini will speak to her personal experiences of interviewing survivors, most especially the two depicted in La France divisée who immigrated to the United States after the war.
Reveil: Waking Up French: the KKK and the Persecution
of Franco-Americans in New England
Saturday, October 4 at 3 PM
In the early 20th century, little was known about the activities of the Ku Klux Klan in New England. Dr. Eileen Angelini of Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, has done extensive research into this subject and will give a concise historical outline of the French connection between Canada and New England with a particular emphasis on the KKK. Clips from her documentary, Reveil! Waking up Frence, will be shown during her commentary. We are sure this program will be of great interest to historians and those of Franco-American heritage!
First Monday of the Month Book Discussion Group
Monday, October 6 at 10 AM
Join us over a cup of coffee, tea and pastry as we discuss and share recommendations for great reads.
New members are always welcome!
Meet the Author Series: Rory Raven
Wednesday, October 8 at 7 PM
Meet Rory Raven author of :
Haunted Providence: Strange Tales from the Smallest State
Published by The History Press, July 2008
Rory Raven has compiled tales drawn from the history and folklore of one of the oldest cities in the nation. From restless spirits and shadowy strangers to vampires and historical enigmas, this collection explores the events and untold tales that have made Providence strangely unique, and uniquely strange.
Free and open to all.
Books will be available for purchase and signing at this event.
Second Chances Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, October 21 from 1 to 2:30 PM
Remember trying to reserve last year's "hot" book but getting discouraged by the number of holds? Well, here's your chance! The Second Chances Book Discussion Group will discuss a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles culled from last year's bestseller lists such as the NY Times and NPR Best Books among others.
The selection for the October 21 meeting will be Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen. Be sure to reserve your copy through the library catalog or call the Reference Desk. Please bring your suggestions for future reads.
In the coming months, this group will meet the third Tuesday of the month. For more information and/or to register, call the Reference Desk at 247-1920 X2 or stop by!
Barrington Library will provide accommodations to ensure equal participation in all meetings and programs.
Requests for accommodation may be made in writing to the Library Director at 281 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806
or by voice at (401) 247-1920, ext. 305 or at 711 "relay" if using TDY or TDD.