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Posted by JDavanza on Mon, Mar 31
The library has received information packets from the Internal Revenue Service which explain how to apply for the Economic Stimulus Payment in very easy-to-understand language along with filled-out samples as well as two copies of form 1040A which is to be filed in order to qualify for this benefit. In addition is the fact that people actually have until October 15, 2008 to file a  tax return for 2007 to do this.The library also has a good supply of form 1040A  and will keep them on hand...
Posted by JDavanza on Mon, Mar 31
Before there was Hillary, there was Eleanor! Join the Friends of Barrington Public Library, Sunday April 6 at 2 PM for Elena Dodd’s performance in “Meet Eleanor Roosevelt”. This performance is free and open to all. The annual meeting of the Friends of Barrington Library precedes the program, at 1:30 PM. Refreshments will follow the Eleanor Roosevelt program! Hope to see you all there! 
Posted by JDavanza on Sat, Mar 29
April is National Poetry Month. For all of you out there who enjoy writing poems in response to writing exercises, here is a good one to try.  It was taken from the Jacaranda Press website.  You will find more interesting poem-starters there if you click on this link: http://www.jacarandapress.org/writing/poetry/look.shtml.  This exercise is called “Look Closely”: Remember Georgia O'Keeffe’s paintings. Think about the way she looked so carefully at the segments of a flower. You can do the same...
Posted by JDavanza on Sat, Mar 29
The inviting piece of art, above, is by Lisa Pastille, whose work will be on display at the Library in April. This is the information she sent us about her display: During the month of April, an exhibit of digital artwork by Lisa Pastille will be featured on the Barrington Public Library’s wall display. Lisa is a classically trained, published, fine artist. She has created a novel type of image not before seen by the general public. She calls this digital technique Interpretive Photo Painting....
Posted by JDavanza on Thu, Mar 27
When is it them? When is it us? Recently we’ve learned that lots of Barrington, RI folks are mistakenly placing holds on items that belong to the library in Barrington, NH!  It’s an easy mistake to make.  The webpage for Barrington, NH is www.barringtonlibrary.com  and ours is www.barringtonlibrary.org. What a difference a few letters can make! So when placing a reserve on a book, please be sure to use .org!! 
Posted by JDavanza on Thu, Mar 27
ACTOR RICHARD WIDMARK DIES Richard Widmark, whose long acting career included appearances in such wonderful films noir as Night and the City, Pickup on South Street, Panic in the Streets, and an Academy Award-nominated performance in Kiss of Death, died Monday at age 93. Click here to search for videocassettes and DVD’s of some of his movies that are available for borrowing from Rhode Island’s public libraries: http://library.provlib....
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Mar 26
Wouldn’t you love to hear some of your favorite writers read from their work, or talk about the writing life?  Wired for Books lets you do just that:  clink on the link below: http://wiredforbooks.org/index2.htm
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Mar 19
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 Wed, Mar 19
Join Felicia Zavarella on Thursday evenings in May (May 1-29)  at 7:30 PM as she takes her audience on a journey into the lives and times of a group of talented and legendary artists in a series she calls Through the Eyes of the Artist.  Artists represented in the series include: Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Louis Comfort Tiffany and the Wyeths.  Registration for this series of illustrated art history lectures begins on Thursday, April 10 at 9:00 AM, in person or by...
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Mar 19
FILM DIRECTOR ANTHONY MINGHELLA DIES Academy-Award winning film director Anthony Minghella, whose body of work included adaptations of books by Charles Frazier, Patricia Highsmith and Michael Ondaatje, passed away earlier this week at the age of 54. Why not check out some of his movies on either videocassette or DVD? Click on the following link for a link to the Internet Movie Database and information about Minghella and his work: http://imdb.com/name/nm0005237/

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