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Dial-A-Poem

In honor of National Poetry Month, Barrington Public Library has organized a Dial-A-Poem event running from April 1 - May 13. Call 401-237-0865 anytime to hear a poem recited by a Barrington Public Library staff or community member.

A new poem will be uploaded every Thursday morning.

This service is available 24/7 until May 13. Call as many times as you want, whenever you want!

Did you miss a week? Check out our poems from previous weeks below:

Film Lecture: North by Northwest

North by Northwest

1959 – 136 minutes – Color – Not rated

Hitchcock’s edge-of-your-seat thriller finds Grant playing an innocent man mistaken for a U.S. C.I.A. agent and pursued by enemy spies. With Eva Marie Saint, James Mason. 

Part of Librarian Doug Swiszcz's film lecture series, Cary Grant: A Self-Willed Creation, with pre-film commentary by Doug and a short discussion to follow.

Free and open to all, registration not required.

Film Lecture: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

1948 – 94 minutes – Black & white – Not rated

A New York advertising executive (Grant) decides to build a home for his family in the suburbs, but getting from design to completed house is an exercise in frustration. With Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas. 

Part of Librarian Doug Swiszcz's film lecture series, Cary Grant: A Self-Willed Creation, with pre-film commentary by Doug and a short discussion to follow.

Free and open to all, registration not required.

Film Lecture: Bringing Up Baby

Bringing Up Baby

1938 – 102 minutes – Black & white – Not rated

Classic screwball comedy about a zany heiress (Katharine Hepburn) who complicates the life of uptight paleontologist (Grant). 

Part of Librarian Doug Swiszcz's film lecture series, Cary Grant: A Self-Willed Creation, with pre-film commentary by Doug and a short discussion to follow.

Free and open to all, registration not required.


The series continues...

PCL Reads: Feminist City with Author Leslie Kern - Rhody Radio Episode Release

Rhody Radio: RI Library Radio Online is a podcast that brings you voices from your neighbors around the state. Discover local writers, artists, experts, scholars, musicians, and performers from across the Ocean State, and enjoy lectures, stories, and conversations selected for you by Rhode Island librarians.

This week's episode is titled, "PCL Reads: Feminist City with Author Leslie Kern" and was produced by Providence Community Library.

Making Your Yard Pollinator Friendly - Rhody Radio Episode Release

Rhody Radio: RI Library Radio Online is a podcast that brings you voices from your neighbors around the state. Discover local writers, artists, experts, scholars, musicians, and performers from across the Ocean State, and enjoy lectures, stories, and conversations selected for you by Rhode Island librarians.

This week's episode is titled, "Making Your Yard Pollinator Friendly" and was produced by North Kingstown Free Library.

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