Tails & Tales - Are you asking yourself, what are stupid pet tricks? Well, it all started as a recurring segment on The David Letterman Show in 1980 (and then continued on his Late Show) where participants would appear on stage with their pets showcasing a somewhat unusual skill or trick. Click here for highlights of the segment over the years.
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:
July 2021 Book Sale - Join the Friends at our July Summer Book Sale! Thousands of titles in every genre imaginable, DVDs, CDs, old and rare books – we have something for everyone. All proceeds benefit the library. Located in the Collis Family Gallery (library second floor).
July 23rd, 10:00 – 4:00
July 24th, 10:00 – 4:00
July 25th, 10:00 – 2:00
Stay tuned for this year's Summer Reading events. All programs will be held outside of the Library either at Library Cove or in front of the Teen Room and will be on Tuesday evenings at 6 pm. Registration will be required. Details to follow.
OUTSIDE! Design your very own animal bookends and play our version of Can You Find It: Fairy Tale Edition for special treats. FOR GRADES 6 thru 12. Get a virtual raffle ticket for coming!
OUTSIDE! Create your own zentangle, an American method for drawing that incorporates meditation and art. Bonus: Attend both art workshops and be entered into a raffle to win a copy of Wicked Bugs by Amy Stewart.
OUTSIDE! Make a scratchboard. Learn the "scratching" technique which is similar to engraving and take home your own work of art. Bonus: Attend both art workshops and be entered into a raffle to win a copy of Wicked Bugs by Amy Stewart. FOR GRADES 6 thru 12. Get a virtual raffle ticket for coming!
OUTSIDE! Gracer, an entomophagy (bug eating) expert gives a pretty good case for making a wider use of bugs. He’s eating them to save the planet, not to make a buck. Listen to his humorous but thoughtful ideas. And eat a bug while you're at it. Or, not! Have a bug you'd like identified? Take a picture and ask Dave! Or bring it! We won't eat it. We promise. You can check out his website, here, for more information on Gracer. FOR GRADES 6 thru 12. Get a virtual raffle ticket for coming!
Listen to local jazz musicians Emmett Van Leer and Will Medeiros play as a piano and sax duo at the gazebo. The two high school-aged musicians have played across the state many times throughout the past couple years in styles ranging from funk fusion, to swing, to the more avant-garde. Snacks on skewers will be served. Please register! Social distancing will be in place and masks must be worn when necessary.
Register to make some art and decorate cookies baked for us by Barrington's own Katrin from Eye Cookies! Will be held outdoors behind the Library near the picnic tables.