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For the month of March the library will be a hosting an art display of works by native New Hampshire Alford ArtArtist, Jessica Alford.  Her wonderful pieces of art highlight animals and will be displayed on our art wall behind the circulation desk.  Jessica is donating a portion of any sales from the exhibit to the library.


March 7th at 12:00pm  A comedy adventure that introduces Baymax, a lovable, personal companion robot, who forms a special bond with robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot Hiro turns to Baymax and his diverse group of friends who transform into a band of unlikely heroes. Rated PG

March 21st at 12:00pm  Return to Pixie Hollow where the ancient myth of a fabled creature sparks the curiosity of Tink and her friend Fawn, an animal fairy who's not afraid to break the rules to help an animal in need. But this creature, massive and wondrous with glowing green eyes, is not welcome in Pixie Hollow -- and the scout fairies are determined to capture the mysterious beast.  NR

April 11th at 12pm - Night at the Museum:  Secret of the Tomb.  Larry guards the night exhibits at the museum.  He spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before its gone.  PG

April 25th at 12pm -  Penguins of Madagascar.  Our favorite penguins, Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it. PG

CREATE @ YOUR LIBRARY!  We are excited to be planning a LEGO® MAKER SPACE on TuesdaysFebruary 10th– March 24th at 4-5pm for 5-9 Year Olds (slightly younger or older children will be considered if space allows).  Thanks to the Association of Library Services to Children (ALSC) and LEGO® Systems for providing these kits to every state library! 

Once this 7-week session is finished we are going to continue with our own LEGO CLUB!  Thank you to Suzanne Smith for a generous donation of LEGOs!  If anyone else has LEGOs that you are no longer using, please consider donating to our club.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – space is limited. 

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CPR Course March 4th 6-8pm

Reasons for Taking a CPR Public Course
1. Classes are offered at a very reasonable fee and can be done easily without interfering with school or work and can result in more lives saved, perhaps a family member, a friend or someone you don't even know.
2. It provides important information allowing bystanders to respond more effectively in emergency situations in the chain of survival for arrest or near arrest victims of all ages in the community until EMS arrives on the scene.
3. It is essential for babysitters of all ages (from teens to grandparents) to know and be able to apply the CPR course material, as an emergency can arise at any time and often when you least expect it.
4. Even if you have taken a CPR class in the past, consider taking a refresher course if it has been over 4 years because there are many important changes in how to deliver effective CPR.

Please note that this CPR certification is designed for the general public and is not adequate for EMS or healthcare professionals. $20.00 Fee for Certification.

Register Here:!heartsaver-cpraed/c20yr

GENEALOGY FOR BEGINNERS WORKSHOP will be on Friday, March 6th at 5pm.  The Barrington Genealogy Club will host this introduction into genealogy. Cyndi Twombly will lead the workshop to help you begin the journey of documenting your family tree. Basic forms will be available, and guidance on how to begin researching and preserving your finds! 

There will be an Enhanced Workshop on Saturday, March 14th10:30-12pm.  This extended session will review the previous workshop, enhanced with a short overview of some research websites, how to cite your sources and more time for questions and answers. 

REGISTRATION is appreciated as space and forms will be limited.  You can sign up through the library’s calendar at e-mail

During February the Barrington Public Library will be holding a "FREE YOURSELF FROM FINES" program! Card Holders will be able to bring down their fine balance by donating food or filling out a Book Recommendation. Both options can only be used to clear fines, not fees for lost/damaged materials or mailing fees.
- Bring in nonperishable items (including personal hygiene products) that will be given to the Barrington Food Pantry and be credited up to $5 for each item donated.
- If you write a book recommendation you will receive up to $2 off your fines for each one! They ask for basic information: Title, Author, etc. and a short description of what the book is about and why you liked it. These help other patrons find great reading material.

We hope people take this opportunity to clear up old fines that may be preventing them from enjoying the many resources available at the library.


March 17th, 24th, 31st,April 7th, 14th, 21st

Program will be held after school @ BMS

and run from 2:10-2:40pm

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Students will be using LEGO®s and basic coding techniques to design and build simple machines. Projects we will work on: - Control a computer maze with LEGO®s· Make a Walking Robot· Create a Wind Turbine and More…

ADULT CRAFT SESSIONS Sign-ups are required. Online registration is open and can be be done through our calender HERE! Find the date of the craft and click on the Register Now button.  You will have the option to create your own account - the benefit of doing this (instead of registering as a guest) is that you will have all your information pre-typed for future events, you can cancel your attendance easily, you will get an e-mail confirmation and you can confirm the names of each family member registered.  If you are unable to register online please call the library 664-9715 and staff will do it for you. 

Crafts will be held at 4pm on:  

March 12th - Dot Painting Design Tote Bags; April 16th - Photo & Glass Pendants


 Thursday, March 5th 5:30-7:00pm
Teachers: Amy Antonucci on general and large composting,
Laura Williford on vermicomposting

Organic materials like food scraps and paper products make up over 2/3s of the US waste stream. Composting turns all that into rich soil. Come learn how to start backyard composting, the dos and don'ts, how to keep your pile active, and the basic science behind it. We'll also have a section on indoor vermicomposting (using worms)!

Teachers: Laura Willifordis a Barrington resident who combines permaculture practices with intensive vegetable gardening, rabbit care and earthworm composting.

Amy Antonucci has been composting for 20 years, working with backyard outdoor systems, indoor worm composting, and farm scale windrow systems.

She is also on the Barrington Natural Resources Committee exploring bringing more composting to the town. She'll give you some basic science and troubleshooting tips so you can succeed with your own composting set up. She loves the transformative magic of turning waste into food and will share her excitement with you!

Registration is required. We will need a minimum of 5 people to sign up for this event to take place. Register on our calendar here: Donations to pay the speaker will be accepted at the door, although a donation is not required to attend. This series of events is sponsored in conjunction with the Barrington Lifelong Learning Committee; a group spawned from the Envision Barrington process.