Documentary Film: Woodstock

Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation
Not Rated (2019) 1 hr 36 mins

In August 1969---against a backdrop of a nation in conflict over sexual politics, civil rights, and the Vietnam War---half a million people converged on a small dairy farm in upstate New York to hear a concert of a lifetime. What they experienced was a moment that would spark a cultural revolution, changing many of them and the country forever. 

Veterans Writing Group Session 1

Every veteran has a story. Barrington Public Library’s Veterans Writing Group is open to all veterans, whether you are a beginning writer or have writing experience. We will cover the basics of writing, progressing to writing prompts in the form of written passages, photos, and other materials. Veterans may share their work or they may choose to keep their writing private. 

The group is led by writer and librarian, Kathryn, Kulpa and librarian Jane Granatino. Session 1 Meeting dates are as follows from 6:30 to 8 pm:

Brown Bag Lunch Book Group

Join us for a Brown Bag Lunch Book Group, meeting the second Monday of the month from 12 to 1pm. 

Bring your own lunch and we'll provide something to drink and a light dessert to share! Chat about your favorite reads in an informal, welcoming atmosphere. 

Free and open to adults. Space is limited. To register contact contact Jane Granatino at the Reference Desk, 401-247-1920 x2. 

"Traveling While Black" Cinematic VR Experience

Join us either before or after the screening of Green Book for a cinematic virtual reality experience "Traveling While Black," using our Oculus Go VR headsets. This VR experience immerses the viewer in the long history of restriction of movement for black Americans and the creation of safe spaces in our communities. Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams and Emmy Award-winning Felix & Paul Studios' film transports you to historic Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington DC.

Leafy Green Tea Ceremony & Tasting: Comparing Japanese & Chinese Green Tea

Join Michelle Cheng, founder of Leafy Green Tea and Barrington-native, for a traditional tea ceremony and tasting. In Chinese culture, tea is a rite of passage. Drinking tea unites the family, eases the flow of conversation and allows family members to pay respect to their heritage.  During this one hour tasting, she will demonstrate brewing methods of Chinese & Japanese green tea and discuss the processing and taste difference between the two teas.

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