BPL Blog

Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Apr 23
The last weeks of April… the first weeks of May… A great time to garden!  But if the weather doesn’t cooperate, stay indoors and enjoy Rosemary and Thyme, a wonderful British import, featuring two savy women gardeners who solve mysteries as skillfully as other people prune peonies!  We’ve got the DVD… check it out!
Posted by JDavanza on Tue, Apr 22
an inconvenient truth: Today is Earth Day and it’s a gorgeous day outside! But lest we take it all for granted, there’s always a certain inconvenient truth to keep us on our toes! We have the famous movie; why not check it out today?
Posted by KChin on Fri, Apr 18
I have been reading Agatha Christie novels hungrily since I was a very young girl.  I loved the English settings, the predictable but pleasing cast of characters, ranging from stuffy retired majors, to plucky society debs, to earnest war heroes, to finicky spinster ladies. I loved that there were always lots of clues, some red herrings, and a satisfying ending where good (usually) triumphed.  Most of all I loved that there were so many of them, a prime requirement for a voracious reader like...
Posted by JDavanza on Fri, Apr 18
April is “Lawn and Garden” Month. To celebrate, check out a book from our Garden Display, located in the New Magazine Section on the Library’s Main Floor.  April is also “National Humor Month”. What better time to pick up a book by national treasure Mark Twain (aka Samuel Clemens).  Many titles by this abundantly entertaining writer can be found in the collections of the Barrington Public Library. Curious about other monthly celebrations that occur during the month of April?  Click on the web...
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Apr 16
Peter and the Wolf is coming! This wonderful family event featuring the music of Prokofiev, played by the Classic Winds Woodwind Quintet is coming to the Library Sunday, May 18 at 2 PM.  What a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
Posted by JDavanza on Tue, Apr 15
Thursdays at 10:00 am children ages 3-5 are welcome to join us for a half hour program of stories,songs and a short film. Designed as a first independent experience, children attend without their caregivers. No registration is necessary. Program continues until May 22.
Posted by JDavanza on Tue, Apr 15
Children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome to attend our preschool story-times on Mondays at 10:00 am or Wednesdays at 11:00 am.  These are drop-in story-times so no need to register. These story-times continue until the week of May19th.
Posted by JDavanza on Fri, Apr 11
Kate Chopin’s most famous work is a short novel called The Awakening.  The book was considered shocking and immoral upon its publication in 1889.  Today this sensitive story, told from a woman’s point of view, is considered to be a classic and a small literary masterpiece.  Come join us as Dr. Joy Dennis teaches a course on this ground-breaking author, her work, life and times: Tuesday mornings at 10:00, April 15-May 20.  Free and open to all adults.  Register now at the Library’s...
Posted by JDavanza on Thu, Apr 10
  WILDER ABOUT WILDER GREAT MOVIES DIRECTED BY BILLY WILDER A FILM LECTURE SERIES PRESENTED BY CINEMA ENTHUSIAST DOUG SWISZCZ WEDNESDAYS AT 6:30 PM May 7th:    DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944) - Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray star in a prototypical film noir about murder, lust, and greed. (107 minutes – black & white) May 14th:  SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950) - Gigolo...
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Apr 09
Celebrate National Poetry Month by writing a poem inspired by piece of visual art.  The term for this is “ekphrasis”.  For centuries poets have enjoyed using this exciting method of entering a poem-one notable example being John Keats “Ode on a Grecian Urn”.  Some ways to approach writing about a work of art include: writing about the scene being depicted, writing in the voice of the person portrayed in the artwork, or speaking to the artist who created it.  For visual inspiration writers can...