Adult Events

Tuesday, September 25
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Learn how to create, edit and save a basic presentation using PowerPoint. Basic computer skills are necessary for this class. Please note: We will be using Microsoft PowerPoint 2016. Register for either Tuesday, September 25 at 7 pm OR Thursday, September 27 at 10 am. This tech... Read more
Wednesday, September 26
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, September 26
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, September 27
10:00am - 11:30am
Learn how to create, edit and save a basic presentation using PowerPoint. Basic computer skills are necessary for this class. Please note: We will be using Microsoft PowerPoint 2016. Register for either Tuesday, September 25 at 7 pm OR Thursday, September 27 at 10 am. This tech... Read more
Thursday, September 27
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Meet the author Vikki Warner for a book presentation and signing of her book, Tenemental published by Feminist Press in 2018. At age 26, Vikki Warner buys a run-down three-story house in Providence and suddenly, she's responsible for a rotating cast of... Read more
Monday, October 01
10:00am - 11:30am
The First Monday Morning of the Month Book Group meets throughout the year, with the exception of Monday holidays when it will meet on the second Monday. Join us to share your current favorite reads and enjoy light refreshments in a casual, friendly atmosphere. New members are always welcome! For... Read more
Monday, October 01
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 01
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 02
9:00am - 10:30am
Join our librarians for a book preview, highlighting favorite reads from the past year and new titles being published this fall while enjoying breakfast at Atria Bay Spring Village.  Free and open to all.   Register below by September 26.
Tuesday, October 02
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 03
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
Friday, October 05
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Not Rated (1937) 1 hour and 57 minutes  Black & White Part of librarian Doug Swiszcz's SPENCER TRACY film lecture series, with pre-film commentary. Tracy won the first of two back-to-back Best Actor Academy Awards for his... Read more
Tuesday, October 09
10:00am - 11:30am
Computer Basics, Part 1: Introduction to the Computer - Learn about and how to use a computer, including the desktop, keyboard, and mouse/touchpad. This is an introductory class for beginners with minimal or no computer experience. Registration is recommended. Register below, or contact the... Read more
Tuesday, October 09
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 09
6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy has released a short film produced by local filmmaker Jamie McGuire entitled Public Memory/Public Spaces about their efforts to restore the Soldiers and Sailors Monument located in Kennedy Plaza.  Come and view the film... Read more
Wednesday, October 10
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 10
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Literary Pairings Book Discussion Group meets the second Wednesday of the Month from 7 to 8:30 pm from September through June. Participants will read an assigned classic one month followed by a contemporary readalike similar in theme, plot and/or characters the following month. Facilitators Nancy... Read more
Thursday, October 11
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Computer Basics, Part 1: Introduction to the Computer - Learn about and how to use a computer, including the desktop, keyboard, and mouse/touchpad. This is an introductory class for beginners with minimal or no computer experience. Registration is recommended. Register below, or contact the... Read more
Thursday, October 11
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 12
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Not Rated (1950) 1 hour and 32 minutes  Black & White Part of librarian Doug Swiszcz's SPENCER TRACY film lecture series, with pre-film commentary. Tracy plays Stanley Banks, whose daughter announces that she is getting married... Read more
Monday, October 15
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 15
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 15
6:30pm - 8:00pm
A book club for those who like to read cookbooks and enjoy a community meal. The group meets monthly on the third Monday night of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a dish to share from that month’s cookbook and their own table setting.  Registration is required.... Read more
Tuesday, October 16
10:00am - 11:30am
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
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
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

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