Adult Events

Tuesday, October 16
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Barrington Public Library invites parents to register for a five-week workshop on The Inner Journey of Being a Parent. This class is a time to explore with others how being a parent impacts our own inner development.  As our children grow into unique human beings, we gain our own opportunity to... Read more
Tuesday, October 16
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Meet the author Karen Donovan for a reading and signing of her book, Aardvark to Axoltol: Pictures From My Grandfather's Dictionary published by Etruscan Press in 2018. An eclectic series of tiny stories and essays, the book is a collaboration of text and... Read more
Wednesday, October 17
9:00am - 11:00am
View the golden glow of Fall with a relaxing kayak paddle on Hundred Acre Cove. Experience this special place where the marsh grass turns gold, crimson and bronze. The Cove is home to important wildlife and numerous water birds. Terrapin turtles, great blue herons and snowy egrets are often found... Read more
Wednesday, October 17
9:30am - 10:30am
This gentle yoga class will help improve your flexibility and body awareness and is peformed from a chair. Meets weekly. Free for Barrington residents. Registration is required through the Senior Center/Center for Adult Enrichment at 401.247.1926. Co-sponsored by the Barrington Senior Center/... Read more
Wednesday, October 17
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Beginner through advanced writers are welcome to join the library's weekly Cross-Genre Writing Club from Sept 12 to Dec 19. This peer-led writing group will offer a chance to gather with fellow writers, in a supportive environment in which to share your work. Free and open to adults. Space is... Read more
Wednesday, October 17
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Meet the illustrator R.W. Alley to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the iconic Paddington Bear which exhibited as "Paddington Comes to America" at the Eric Carle Museum earlier this year. R.W. Alley was commissioned to illustrate a new series of... Read more
Thursday, October 18
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Computer Basics, Part 2: Internet & Search Engines - Learn about the Internet, including how to access and navigate a web browser and use search engines. Registration is recommended. Register below, or contact the Reference Desk at 401-247-1920 x2. If you choose to bring your laptop, please... Read more
Thursday, October 18
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Join Professor Emeritus and RI jazz legend, Lloyd Kaplan for a two-part lecture titled, "Women in Jazz" on Thursdays, October 11 and 18. He will feature female instrumentalists who have traditionally been ignored and discriminated against throughout  history and will offer musical examples of some... Read more
Friday, October 19
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Not Rated (1955) 1 hour and 21 minutes  Color Part of librarian Doug Swiszcz's SPENCER TRACY film lecture series, with pre-film commentary. Tracy plays John J. Macreedy, a one-armed veteran of World War II who arrives by train in a... Read more
Sunday, October 21
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Annual Meeting & Concert Following a brief Friends of the Library annual meeting scheduled for 1:30 pm, will be an afternoon performance by the Atwater-Donnelly Trio with a unique and thrilling blend of traditional American and Celtic folk music and percussive dance from 2 to... Read more
Monday, October 22
11:00am - 12:00pm
This gentle yoga class will help improve your flexibility and body awareness and is peformed from a chair. Meets weekly. Free for Barrington residents. Registration is required through the Senior Center/Center for Adult Enrichment at 401.247.1926. Co-sponsored by the Barrington Senior Center/... Read more
Monday, October 22
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Beginner through advanced writers are welcome to join the library's 6-week Fiction Writing Workshop. Do you have a story to tell? Now’s the time to move your idea from inspiration to page. This workshop will explore the craft of fiction through writing exercises. Each session focuses on an element... Read more
Tuesday, October 23
10:00am - 11:30am
Computer Basics, Part 3: Gmail Basics - Learn how to create an account, send and receive email, privacy, and storage. You do not need a Gmail or email account to attend this class. If you do have a Gmail account, please bring your email address and password. Registration is recommended. Register... Read more
Tuesday, October 23
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Barrington Public Library invites parents to register for a five-week workshop on The Inner Journey of Being a Parent. This class is a time to explore with others how being a parent impacts our own inner development.  As our children grow into unique human beings, we gain our own opportunity to... Read more
Wednesday, October 24
9:30am - 10:30am
This gentle yoga class will help improve your flexibility and body awareness and is peformed from a chair. Meets weekly. Free for Barrington residents. Registration is required through the Senior Center/Center for Adult Enrichment at 401.247.1926. Co-sponsored by the Barrington Senior Center/... Read more
Wednesday, October 24
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Beginner through advanced writers are welcome to join the library's weekly Cross-Genre Writing Club from Sept 12 to Dec 19. This peer-led writing group will offer a chance to gather with fellow writers, in a supportive environment in which to share your work. Free and open to adults. Space is... Read more
Wednesday, October 24
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Listen to a popular podcast while you knit or crochet, then join in the post-podcast community discussion. Bring your own knitting/crochet projects and the library will provide the podcast and light refreshments.  Free and open to adults of all ages. No instruction is provided.
Thursday, October 25
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Computer Basics, Part 3: Gmail Basics - Learn how to create an account, send and receive email, privacy, and storage. You do not need a Gmail or email account to attend this class. If you do have a Gmail account, please bring your email address and password. Registration is recommended. Register... Read more
Thursday, October 25
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Not Rated (2018)  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. This film tells the story of the legendary Celebrity Club, located in Randall Square and... Read more
Friday, October 26
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Not Rated (1961) 3 hours and 6 minutes  Black & White  Contains a sequence with disturbing images Part of librarian Doug Swiszcz's SPENCER TRACY film lecture series, with pre-film commentary. Tracy leads an outstanding ensemble... Read more
Monday, October 29
11:00am - 12:00pm
This gentle yoga class will help improve your flexibility and body awareness and is peformed from a chair. Meets weekly. Free for Barrington residents. Registration is required through the Senior Center/Center for Adult Enrichment at 401.247.1926. Co-sponsored by the Barrington Senior Center/... Read more
Monday, October 29
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Please join the Rhode Island Department of Attorney General, Elder Abuse Unit, in coordination with the US Attorney for the District of Rhode Island, for a presentation on the topic of elder abuse.  Topics include consumer protection issues, including ways to protect yourself from scams and... Read more
Monday, October 29
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Beginner through advanced writers are welcome to join the library's 6-week Fiction Writing Workshop. Do you have a story to tell? Now’s the time to move your idea from inspiration to page. This workshop will explore the craft of fiction through writing exercises. Each session focuses on an element... Read more
Monday, October 29
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us for two nights of Frank! Celebrating 200 Years of Frankenstein.  Monday, watch Frankenstein (1931, 2hrs) with pre-film commentary by Librarian Doug Swiszcz. Costumes encouraged! "This iconic horror film follows the obsessed scientist Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) as he attempts to... Read more
Tuesday, October 30
10:00am - 11:30am
Computer Basics, Part 4: Internet Safety Basics - Learn how to protect yourself from scams, dangers, and misinformation in the online environment. Includes how to evaluate websites and create strong passwords. Registration is recommended. Register below, or contact the Reference Desk at 401-247-... Read more
Tuesday, October 30
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Second night of Frank! Celebrate 200 Years of Frankenstein. Watch Young Frankenstein (1974, 1 hr. 46 min.) with pre-film commentary by Librarian Doug Swiszcz. Costumes encouraged!!  "Respected medical lecturer Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) learns that he has inherited his infamous... Read more
Tuesday, October 30
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Barrington Public Library invites parents to register for a five-week workshop on The Inner Journey of Being a Parent. This class is a time to explore with others how being a parent impacts our own inner development.  As our children grow into unique human beings, we gain our own opportunity to... Read more
Wednesday, October 31
9:00am - 5:00pm
200 Years of Frankenstein culminates with a nation wide read aloud of the novel, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley written in 1818. Live streaming from the Library of Congress in Washington, DC Sponsored by the Keats Shelley Asssociation and their FrankenReads initiative that... Read more
Wednesday, October 31
9:30am - 10:30am
This gentle yoga class will help improve your flexibility and body awareness and is peformed from a chair. Meets weekly. Free for Barrington residents. Registration is required through the Senior Center/Center for Adult Enrichment at 401.247.1926. Co-sponsored by the Barrington Senior Center/... Read more
Wednesday, October 31
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Beginner through advanced writers are welcome to join the library's weekly Cross-Genre Writing Club from Sept 12 to Dec 19. This peer-led writing group will offer a chance to gather with fellow writers, in a supportive environment in which to share your work. Free and open to adults. Space is... Read more

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