Due to COVID-19 Barrington Public Library will be CLOSED through April 30.

Adult

Virtual Film Chat with Doug: Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator

Join librarian Doug Swiszcz on Zoom at 1 pm on Wed, April 8 for a virtual film chat about Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator (1940, 125 minutes, in black and white). This political satire features Chaplin in dual roles:  Adenoid Hynkel (a parody of Adolf Hitler), and a humble Jewish barber who is a dead ringer for the dictator.  Made and released before the United States entered World War II, it was the first of Chaplin's films to fully employ spoken dialogue. It is available to stream via the library's subscription to Kanopy.

Tea & Book Chat: Virtual Book Discussion

Tea & Book Chat: A Virtual Book Discussion Group
Monday, April 20 at 3 pm on Zoom

Grab a cup of tea (or glass of wine – we won’t judge) and join a come-as-you-are virtual book chat on Zoom with librarians Ben Hanley and Jane Granatino. We’re planning to talk up one book we’ve each been reading. We’re excited to hear about what you've been reading. Free and open to adults.

Virtual Stitch & Listen with Jessica

Knitters and crocheters let's gather together for another April meetup of Stitch & Listen in a virtual setting via Zoom with librarian Jessica D'Avanza.

We can check in with everyone and see how you are coping during this crazy time. As stitchers we know the power of this hobby to take us through difficult periods in our lives. We'll knit through this!

Tue, April 28  from 7:30 to 8:30 pm

Virtual Stitch & Listen with Jessica

Knitters and crocheters let's gather together for our April meetup of Stitch & Listen in a virtual setting via Zoom with librarian Jessica D'Avanza.

We can check in with everyone and see how you are coping during this crazy time. As stitchers we know the power of this hobby to take us through difficult periods in our lives. We'll knit through this!

Tue, April 14  from 7:30 to 8:30 pm

Virtual Mystery & Thriller Book Discussion

Mystery & Thriller Book Discussion Group is meeting in a virtual setting via Zoom on Wednesday, April 8 at 7 pm to discuss The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld. If you have read this book and would like to discuss it with other readers, please join us for our virtual book discussion.

Free and open to adults. New members are encouraged to contact librarian Ben Hanley at bhanley@barringtonlibrary.org. Email is required for the facilitator to send out group notices or communications.

Virtual Film Chat with Doug: Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times

Join librarian Doug Swiszcz on Zoom at 1 pm on Wed, April 1 for a virtual film chat about Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times (1936, 87 minutes, in black and white). The film looks at the dehumanizing impact of machines on our society and is available to stream via the library's subscription to Kanopy.

This film was the last of Chaplin's silent films and also the last to feature his Little Tramp persona. It is the movie that led the House Committee on Un-American Activities to brand him as a communist sympathizer.

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