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All Upcoming Events Events

Thursday, October 01
9:00am - 11:00am
Friday, October 02
11:00am - 11:30am
Enjoy stories, songs and nature in a safe, socially-distant way. Families with babies to preschoolers are welcome. To ensure the safety and well-being of all, caregivers must attend story time with their little ones. As part of their participation, each child will receive a take-home craft kit.... Read more
Monday, October 05
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tea & Book Chat: A Virtual Book Discussion GroupFirst Monday of the Month at 3 pm on Zoom (unless otherwise noted) Grab a cup of tea (or glass of wine – we won’t judge) and join a come-as-you-are virtual book chat on Zoom with librarian Ben Hanley. Be ready to talk up one book... Read more
Monday, October 05
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tea & Book Chat: A Virtual Book Discussion GroupFirst Monday of the Month at 3 pm on Zoom (unless otherwise noted) Grab a cup of tea (or glass of wine – we won’t judge) and join a come-as-you-are virtual book chat on Zoom with librarian Ben Hanley. Be ready to talk up one book... Read more
Tuesday, October 06
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for our first oudoor film! Beetlejuice (Rated PG, 1988 1 hr. 26 min.). With an introduction by our own film buff librarian Doug Swiszcz. PLEASE register to save a spot. Chairs will be provided. You MUST wear your mask until you are seated six feet away from others unless they are in your... Read more
Tuesday, October 06
7:30pm - 8:30pm
As the days grow shorter and cooler, it can mean only one thing: it's time to get stitching!  Join librarian Jessica D'Avanza on Zoom for a 1/2 hour of listening to an episode of the Fiber Nation podcast and a 1/2 hour of catching up with your stitching neighbors. All forms of slow... Read more
Wednesday, October 07
10:00am - 10:30am
Enjoy stories, songs and nature in a safe, socially-distant way. Families with babies to preschoolers are welcome. To ensure the safety and well-being of all, caregivers must attend story time with their little ones. As part of their participation, each child will receive a take-home craft kit.... Read more
Wednesday, October 07
10:00am - 11:30am
Virtual Tech Class at 10 am via Zoom Gmail is Google's free online email service. 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... Read more
Wednesday, October 07
10:00am - 11:30am
Virtual Tech Class at 10 am via Zoom Gmail is Google's free online email service. 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... Read more
Friday, October 09 to Friday, October 30
10:00am - 4:00pm
Take a family stroll this October and enjoy a special Story Walk at Sowams Woods (NOT Sowams School), a Barrington Land Conservation Trust property. Stroll this one-mile loop and read "The Belonging Tree" by Maryann Cocca-Leffler while you enjoy the beautiful trails of this... Read more
Wednesday, October 14
10:00am - 11:30am
Virtual Tech Class at 10 am via Zoom Learn how to access, navigate, and use basic features of Google’s online storage and document services including Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. PLEASE NOTE: This class will be held virtually via Zoom. After you register... Read more
Wednesday, October 14
10:00am - 11:30am
Virtual Tech Class at 10 am via Zoom Learn how to access, navigate, and use basic features of Google’s online storage and document services including Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. PLEASE NOTE: This class will be held virtually via Zoom. After you register... Read more
Wednesday, October 14
11:00am - 12:00pm
An outdoor, interactive musical story time presentation with children's author Julie Garnett. Sing songs that have become books and read books that have become songs. Books also will be available for purchase and signing. This program is limited to 25 attendees to ensure the safety of all... Read more
Wednesday, October 14
7:00pm - 8:30pm
THIS GROUP IS FULL. Please contact Ben Hanley at bhanley@barringtonlibrary.org or 401-247-1920 x2 to be placed on a waiting list.Literary Pairings Book Discussion Group generally meets the second Wednesday of the month... Read more
Wednesday, October 14
7:00pm - 8:30pm
THIS GROUP IS FULL. Please contact Ben Hanley at bhanley@barringtonlibrary.org or 401-247-1920 x2 to be placed on a waiting list.Literary Pairings Book Discussion Group generally meets the second Wednesday of the month... Read more
Wednesday, October 14
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a Virtual Q&A Book Chat with author of the Ascendance Series, Jennifer Nielsen. Be ready to ask her about all of your favorite characters in this thriller of a series. Book four, The Captive Kingdom, comes out in early October. Participants who purchase a copy of the book (... Read more
Thursday, October 15
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, October 16
11:00am - 11:30am
Enjoy stories, songs and nature in a safe, socially-distant way. Families with babies to preschoolers are welcome. To ensure the safety and well-being of all, caregivers must attend story time with their little ones. As part of their participation, each child will receive a take-home craft kit.... Read more
Monday, October 19
6:30pm - 7:30pm
"Night and day. Summer and winter. Seedtime and harvest. Life and death. That's what Halloween is, all rolled up into one" (Bradbury). A book that holds a brief history of Halloween by masterful storyteller Ray Bradbury. Please register and join us to make your own Halloween Tree. You can pick up... Read more
Tuesday, October 20
7:30pm - 8:30pm
As the days grow shorter and cooler, it can mean only one thing: it's time to get stitching!  Join librarian Jessica D'Avanza on Zoom for a 1/2 hour of listening to an episode of the Fiber Nation podcast and a 1/2 hour of catching up with your stitching neighbors. All forms of slow... Read more
Wednesday, October 21
10:00am - 11:30am
Virtual Tech Class at 10 am via Zoom Google Photos is a photo and video storage and sharing service. Learn how to access, navigate, organize, and download/upload pictures to Google Photos on your media device. This is an informational and demonstration class. PLEASE NOTE:... Read more
Wednesday, October 21
10:00am - 11:30am
Virtual Tech Class at 10 am via Zoom Google Photos is a photo and video storage and sharing service. Learn how to access, navigate, organize, and download/upload pictures to Google Photos on your media device. This is an informational and demonstration class. PLEASE NOTE:... Read more
Wednesday, October 21
10:00am - 10:30am
Enjoy stories, songs and nature in a safe, socially-distant way. Families with babies to preschoolers are welcome. To ensure the safety and well-being of all, caregivers must attend story time with their little ones. As part of their participation, each child will receive a take-home craft kit.... Read more
Wednesday, October 21
7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Mystery & Thriller Book Discussion Group will meet via Zoom for the foreseeable future. Zoom meeting details will be emailed to registrants two days before meetup. The group meets the third Wednesday evening of every month (except July and August) at 7 pm in the Trustee/... Read more
Wednesday, October 21
7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Mystery & Thriller Book Discussion Group will meet via Zoom for the foreseeable future. Zoom meeting details will be emailed to registrants two days before meetup. The group meets the third Wednesday evening of every month (except July and August) at 7 pm in the Trustee/... Read more
Wednesday, October 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join Miss Lisa on Zoom and chat about William Ritter's latest release, "The Unready Queen," Book Two of The Oddmire Series. We'll share ideas, play a kahoot and revisit our friends Tin, Cole & Fable from Book One: "The Changeling." Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Recommended... Read more
Wednesday, October 21
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join Miss Lisa on Zoom and chat about William Ritter's latest release, "The Unready Queen," Book Two of The Oddmire Series. We'll share ideas, play a kahoot and revisit our friends Tin, Cole & Fable from Book One: "The Changeling." Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Recommended... Read more
Thursday, October 22
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Stroll the library grounds with Barrington Land Conservation Trust educators and discover natural treasures in your own town. Participants will explore the terrain near the duck pond and Barrington River. Registration is required as space is limited; all ages are welcome. Please forfeit your... Read more
Friday, October 23
11:00am - 11:30am
Enjoy stories, songs and nature in a safe, socially-distant way. Families with babies to preschoolers are welcome. To ensure the safety and well-being of all, caregivers must attend story time with their little ones. As part of their participation, each child will receive a take-home craft kit.... Read more
Tuesday, October 27
7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Adults Who Read YA Book Club is a brand new book club for adults who enjoy reading without age-limits. Facilitated by retired librarian N. Gregg O'Brien and BPL adult services librarians. Upcoming selections include: Sept 22 - The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas... Read more

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