Family Scavenger Hunt: Sowams Woods

Spring is in the air! Come explore the outdoors and search for signs of Spring on a scavenger hunt that gets the whole family involved.

Participants will be provided with a list of items and observations to search for during the approximately 1 mile wak at Sowams Woods, a Barrington Land Conservation Trust property located off Washington Road.

RI Library Day Celebration

A makerspace, movies and more! Come and see our 3D printer and vinyl cutter in action. Drop in for crafts, button making and other surprises (while supplies last). Our Double Dahl film feature begins at 11 am with Fatntastic Mr. Fox (PG, 1hr. 28 min.) and Matilda (PG, 1hr, 42 min.) 

Barrington Public Library will also be observing Amnesty Day. There will be fine forgiveness for all materials returned on April 14.

RI Library Day is sponsored by the Rhode Island Library Association.

Earth Day Story Time

Get your hands dirty in celebration of Mother Earth!  Besides stories, songs and a short film, kids will plant seeds in their own starter pots. 
Registration not required to attend.  Free for all ages and communities.

Coco Family Matinee

Rated PG 1h 45min (2017) Directed by Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina.  Starring:  Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt.

Come see movies the way they were meant to be seen...on the big screen with amazing surround sound in the Library's newly renovated Salem Family Auditorium.

"Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer." 
Registration not required.  Recommended for ages 4+.  Free for all communities.

Animal World Experience with Matt Gabriel

Experience an interactive, educational and fun animal traveling program with Matt Gabriel and his lovable critters, mostly rescues and/or adoptees.  Matt's passion for wildlife conservation is so strong he will never breed, sell or adopt-out any of his animals.  He is committed to providing them with the loving, forever homes that they deserve.  Through his presentations, he hopes that attendees will develop a life-long respect and awareness for animals of all kinds.

Passport Day

Join us for our annual Passport Day on Sunday, April 8. U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports at the library from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. Passport agents will be at the library during those hours to process applications for individuals and families, and answer any questions about the passport application process. They will also be able to take passport photos for a fee of $10.

Applicants need to bring proof of U.S. citizenship, a valid photo ID (for adults), and a personal check or money order. 

2nd Annual Peep Diorama Contest

Create a diorama using peeps as the main focus. The scene must come from a book (or film based on a book). One entry per family or individual. The top two winners wil be chosen by our esteemed judges. Prize packs will include gift cards to Sweet Lorraine's, Vienna Bakery and other small surprises.

Participants can begin dropping off their dioramas at the circulation desk on Monday, March 19th through Saturday, March 24th. Once a short form is filled out you will be assigned a number. PLEASE do not put your name on the diorama. 

Parent Workshop: Cyber Safety Tips for Your Kids

Are you a Web wise parent? 

Let's face it, technology is here to stay.  In a cyber world loaded with information, images and adult content not suitable for younger eyes, how savvy are you in protecting your kids to what they are seeing, reading and clicking on?  This workshop will explore parental controls for your PC and/or Androids. Includes a review of Apps available for mobile devices.  Registration begins on Monday, March 19th.  Please call to reserve your spot.  Limited to 20 adult participants.

Booklook Registration

Registration begins today for the Spring session of Booklook-- a story time especially for 2-year-olds.  Enjoy songs, stories and a short film geared toward their growing little minds.  Space is limited to 12 kids with caregiver.  Registration is ongoing until all spots are filled.  To ensure an enjoyable experience for all, please note your child must be 2 at the time of registration.  If by chance they just miss this cutoff, your attendance is most welcome at any of our drop-in,  Multi-Age Story Times.   All communities welcome, free.

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