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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.


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

May 9th at 12:00pm - Paddington.  The comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined -until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says "Please look after this bear. Thank you" and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rare talking bear catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.

LEGO CLUBWe are continuing our weekly LEGO Club for 5-9 year olds on Tuesdays at 4pm (slightly younger or older children will be considered if space allows).  Thanks to patron Suzanne Smith for a generous donations of thousdands of Legos!

We are hosting this club as a DROP-IN event! Mark your calendars for Tuesday afternoons at 4pm!

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HANGIN’ WITH MY PEEPS @ the Library! Book-Themed PEEPS® CONTEST!

Barrington families and card holders are invited to submit their PEEPS Diorama Scenes to be displayed around the library and judged by patrons April 1st - 3rd! 

Make a Book-Themed diorama using Peeps – any color or species – in a shoebox or item of comparable size – not to exceed 12” X 18”.


Those planning to enter the contest need to REGISTER by March 20th.  Forms will be at the library front desk, and all Peep submissions will be accepted March 20th – 27th.  They will remain on display until judging is complete and the winner is announced.  The WINNING PEEP DISPLAY will receive a gift certificate to Dover Bowl & Pizza!

ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT will be on Saturday, April 4th

1-3 YR OLDS @ 11AM begin in the town gym / 4-6 YR OLDS @ 1PM begin in the town gym  Sponsored by the Barrington Public Library.  These younger groups begin with a short story in the town gym before they search for eggs hidden in the library – with special tickets in a few eggs for special prizes!  The EASTER BUNNY will be visiting these two groups, so bring your camera!  Each child may pick a free book from tables in the children’s room following the hunt. 

7-10 yr olds @ 9am at the Rec. Town Field / 11-14 yr olds @ 9:30am at the Rec. Town Field  Sponsored by the Barrington Recreation Department

Please bring your own basket for all hunts.


for Middle & High School students

Teens will meet @3pm EVERY Friday in April.  Sign up for these individual workshops and learn ow to make your own:  Apr 3rd - Paper Tube Phone Speakers, Apr 10th - Wrapped Bangle Bracelets, Apr 17th - Peppermint (or Citrus) Sugar Scrub, Apr 24th - Paperclip & Tape Necklace

SPACE IS LIMITED - go to the calendar of events above and to the workshop(s) date of the one(s) you want to sign up for, and hit the REGISTER NOW button – sign up for all sessions individually.  If you need assistance in registering call the library 664-9715.   

BMS Students:  if you would like to be dropped off at the library after school on the bus that comes by here, you will need to have your parents send in a permission slip to the school office for this event and they can give you a bus pass.  

Create & Decorate Pysanky Eggs: Wednesday, April 1st 5-8PM

These are a traditional craft in Ukraine, with a history of thousands of years. The method is similar to batik - patterns are drawn on the egg with wax, which then protects the covered areas from the dye that is applied.

Participants will be supplied with the necessary items to create these lovely keepsakes.  Limit of 20 so register early...ages 10-13 may attend with an adult.  Ages 14 through adults may sign up solo.
Register Here:

Your instructor will be Karolina Bodner; she
grew up in Manchester in a Polish immigrant community and now lives in Barrington.  She has been doing and teaching traditional crafts including the art of egg dyeing throughout 38 years teaching in Somersworth, and for adult education programs.

Livestock for Your Lifestyle - Panel

The Last in our Permaculture Series - Thursday, April 2nd at 5:30pm

Have you been intrigued by recent stories of city bee hives, backyard chickens and other livestock kept by people who are not primarily farmers?  Have you wondered if you could do it, too?  Come hear from some local small-scale keepers of animals about the possibilities and problems to consider in such an endeavor.

Panelists: Anna Kovalcik has been keeping bees and chickens at her Barrington home the past two years and is excited to share her experiences.  Laura Williford is a Barrington resident who combines permaculture practices with intensive vegetable gardening, rabbit care and earthworm composting.  Wendy Berry is the owner along with her husband Jon of their diverse farm where they raise cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, lambs, geese, and ducks.

Registration is required and a minimum of 5 participants will be needed for the workshop to move forward.   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.