BPL Blog

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/
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Mar 19
Evelyn Cherpak of the Naval War College will give an illustrated lecture, The Waves in WWII: Memories of Rhode Island Women, on Tues., April 1, 2008 at 7:30 PM.  This program will be our annual Barrington Preservation Society/Barrington Public Library co-sponsored event for the year.  This program is also sponsored by the RI Council for the Humanities. Free and open to all.
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Mar 19
In conjunction with the Barrington Yacht Club’s Centennial celebration, memorabilia from the club’s first 100 years is currently on display on the first floor of the library. The exhibit will remain up until the end of March 2008.  Burgees, trophies, and other historical items are included in the display.  The Barrington Yacht Club was incorporated on March 25, 1908, and this exhibit kicks off a year-long series of events commemorating its founding.
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Mar 19
During the month of March photographs by Dan Connolly are on display at the Library. Dan makes digital photographic prints of the landscape, natural artifacts, and still lifes. His work is characterized by simple composition, a rich and natural color palette, and natural light. The images of water are often done with long exposures, creating a smooth and less chaotic interpretation of the scene, distilling its essential nature. Mr. Connolly lives in Barrington with his wife and three children....
Posted by JDavanza on Wed, Mar 19
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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