BPL Blog

Posted by JDavanza on Wed, May 14
Join us for another exciting travelogue series this summer at the Library.    This annual series focuses on “personal journeys” taken by area travelers pursuing a variety of interests, including nature, art, scholarship, work, general tourism and other pursuits.  This year’s line-up will take armchair travelers to China, Turkey, France, Italy and England, Eithiopia, Iceland, the Galapagos Islands and Parke County Indiana, the “Covered Bridge Capital of the World”.  Set aside Wednesday evenings ...
Posted by JDavanza on Sat, May 10
Mother’s Day is here, and you couldn’t find a more delightful book to read in celebration of the occasion than With a Merry Heart by Janet Gillespie.  In this warm and hilarious memoir the author takes her readers back to the peaceful days of the Model T, the yellow ice wagon and the trolley car in Holyoke, Massachusetts.  No one writes better about the daily joys of family life than Janet Gillespie, and in this memoir she focuses on the richly inviting and comfortable home life her...
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, May 07
Find our new ‘Sea Adventure’ book display at the library entrance, and enjoy seafaring yarns.
Posted by KChin on Wed, May 07
Library Director’s Notebook May, 2008  I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills.  This simple sentence, so ripe with the promise of countless tales, begins Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen (the pen name of Baroness Karen Blixen) whose memoir of running a coffee plantation in Africa between 1914 and 1931 has captured the imagination of countless readers.  I had never read the book, but I had seen the movie with Meryl Streep and Robert...
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, May 07
Library Director’s Notebook May, 2008  I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills.  This simple sentence, so ripe with the promise of countless tales, begins Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen (the pen name of Baroness Karen Blixen) whose memoir of running a coffee plantation in Africa between 1914 and 1931 has captured the imagination of countless readers.  I had never read the book, but I had seen the movie with Meryl Streep and Robert...
Posted by JDavanza on Mon, May 05
I just loved seeing Cranford on Masterpiece Theater this weekend.  Featuring Judi Dench and Eileen Atkins, this is a drama to die for! But don’t forget the book that started it all: Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell!
Posted by JDavanza on Sat, May 03
Close-up view of one of the delightful dresses featured in the current Glass Case Display on the main floor of the Library.  These dresses are on loan from Janet Richardson.
Posted by JDavanza on Sat, May 03
Smocked frocks from the collection of Janet Richardson and a selection of books on decorative sewing and needlework are currently on exhibit in the Library’s Glass Display Case, located on the main floor of the Library next to the fiction collection.  
Posted by JDavanza on Tue, Apr 29
Kathryn Kulpa will teach a fiction writing series called Life/Stories: Writing from Personal Experience this spring at the Barrington Public Library.  The series will run on Thursday evenings at 7:30, June 5-26, 2008.  Registration for the course begins on Thursday morning May 29, in person or by phone at the Library’s Reference Desk (247-1920 x 2.) To learn more about Kathryn Kulpa and her work, visit her website at: http://www.kathrynkulpa.com/. 
Posted by JDavanza on Tue, Apr 29
Elsa Grieder returns to the Library to host a play reading series on Tuesday mornings at 10:00, May 27-June 17.    Plays include The Good Doctor by Neil Simon, The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance, Coastal Disturbances by Tina Howe and The Perfect Party by A.R. Gurney.  Registration begins at 9:00 AM on Thursday, May 15, 2008, in person or by phone at the Library’s Reference Desk (247-1920 x 2). Group is limited to 10 participants.

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