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BPL Blog

Posted by JDavanza on Thu, May 29
  Sydney Pollack, one of the cinema’s most highly regarded directors, passed away on May 26th. He was 73 years old. Some of the movies that Pollack directed are Tootsie, Out of Africa, The Firm, Three Days of the Condor, Absence of Malice, and The Way We Were. In addition to directing, Pollack was also a producer and actor. Click on the following link to be directed to Pollack’s page on the Internet Movie Database website: Click here to be...
Posted by JDavanza on Tue, May 27
This post from the Boing Boing blog made my day. Young adult sections in bookstores – a parallel universe of little-regarded awesomeness Many of us grew up in an era before the young adult section – when the kids’ section in the store was just picture books and some 400-volume sharecropped series like Sweet Valley High. No longer – practically every bookstore now sports a large (and growing) YA section filled with some of the most amazing work being done in any literary genre today. (...
Posted by JDavanza on Tue, May 27
Planning a long trip? Maybe you can’t read a book as you are traveling, but how about listening to one? The library has many recorded books on cassette tape and CD. We also have a collecton of recorded books called Playaways, and we are belong to the RI Library E-Zone where you can use your library card to find hundreds of recorded books you can download at home.  Check out the E-zone website today!
Posted by JDavanza on Tue, May 27
Below you’ll read the stirring preface to Nathaniel Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea; a gripping and beautifully written account of the true story undergirding Melville’s epic novel, Moby Dick.  Both Moby Dick and In the Heart of the Sea are titles currently featured in the Library’s Sea Adventures Book Display, located on the main floor of the Library near the entrance...
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, May 21
Click on this link to enjoy a Providence Phoenix article by Sharon Steel called “Steam Dream”.  Steel’s multi-faceted investigation of “steampunk” subculture includes a fascinating analysis about why this movement reaches back in time to claim a better future. She also describes how steampunk ethic is becoming a player in contemporary culture.  Steel contends that the movement was originally sparked by love of a particular type of science fiction;...
Posted by JDavanza on Tue, May 20
Would you pick up a dollar bill if you saw one on the sidewalk? I know I would! Well, here’s the next best thing:  This week the dollar fee has been waived for replacing your lost library card! Save a buck! Get a new card! And use that card when you use the library Internet.
Posted by JDavanza on Mon, May 19
The Friends of Barrington Library make a huge difference! Please join the Friends today! Membership forms are available at the reference desk.
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, May 14
Peter is almost here!  Don’t miss a spirited performance of Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” at the Library on Sunday, May 18 at 2:00 PM.  Music performed by the Classic Winds Woodwind Quintet; narration by our own Barrington Public Library Director, Deborah Barchi.  Free and open to all. 
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...