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Mahjong Class...Back by Popular Demand!
Description:  We will have an instructor to teach up to 6 people how to play the game!   After the teaching session, those who have learned the game, and any new folks who already know how to play, can swing in anytime they have a group of four to play and use the library Mahjong Board to do so!

October 22nd, 29th, Nov. 5th & 12th 3-4:30PM
This Session is Now Full...You May Still Register Online to Get on a Wait List!  This will also help us determine if we have enough interest to plan another session.

The library will be closed the following holidays:

November 11th-
Veteran's Day
November 26th-
Closing Early @4pm
November 27th & 28th-
Thanksgiving holiday
December 24th & 25th-
Christmas Holiday
December 31st & January 1st-
New Years Holiday.


To sign up or get more information contact us today! Please note that this service is a courtesy for our patrons; fines are not forgiven due to a missed e-mail or text alert. If you are unsure when your materials are due, refer to your receipt, check your account online, or call the library at 664-9715.

Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Paper White, Nook Color & iPads Now Available

Get on the reserve list today
and try one out !

Additional Library Services:
Notary Services- Please call ahead
-Ink and Cell phone recycling
-Book Discussion Groups, More info here
-Homebound Delivery Services
-Display your art and treasures at the library!

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Town of Barrington
Trick or Treat

Barrington will be having Town Trick or Treat on Thursday, October 30th from 5 to 7 pm.

Barrington Rec Department's Trunk or Treat
Saturday October 25th
3:30- 5:30 pm.
This is a Free event.
Location: Parking lot of ECLC

Kids Kaos from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m
($3.00 per family for crafts and activities inside, and food to purchase)
Location: Town Gym


Friday, November 14th at 4pm for students 10-14 years old.

Students  who are Barrington residents or card holders are invited to attend. They go head-to-head in the ultimate Mario Kart Grand Prix! Finalists will receive prizes with the champion’s grand prize being a Mario Plush figure and a Gift Card to Game Stop! Register online on our calendar to secure your spot in this exciting event at the library! If you are unable to register online please call the library 664-9715 so a staff member can do it for you.

Two Wii systems will be set up on our large screen TVs and refreshments will be provided.


Family Movie Day October 25th at 12:00pm
The time-traveling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.  Rated PG

Family Movie Day November 15th at 12:00pm
A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.  Rated PG

Pajama Movie Day December 13th at 10:30am
Come join us for a fun filled pajama movie morning with the winter classic "Polar Express!" Enjoy hot chocolate as we travel to the North Pole!  Each family will receive a bell to ring and those attending will be entered into a raffle for an under the tree train set!

Upcoming Events

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Access Online Resources
Free access from home to the resources below with your library card number. Exception: Ancestry Genealogy database is only available to patrons on the public computers in the library.
View Magazine, Journal & News Articles
Find Interesting Fiction & Non-Fiction
Barrington Tax Maps
View Barrington Tax Maps
(in-library access only)
Heritage Quest
Heritage Quest

User App

Pinterest Class
November 13th 6-7PM

Come and learn how to sign up for and use this social media site. Want to find great craft ideas, recipes, book lists…pretty much anything you might have an interest in can be found on this idea sharing site. Learn how to create your own postings, pin other people’s posts to your board, and share pins with others. Our fearless technology librarian will walk you through the process. Participants should bring their laptop or mobile device to set it up on the spot. Register for this class through our online registration module.  Click on the calendar link above, find the date of the event, and use the "Register Now" button!

The New Hampshire Writers’ Project is thrilled to announce that Gov. Hassan is scheduled to proclaim New Hampshire Writers’ Week, Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2014.

In celebration of this, the Barrington Library will host two local author evenings during that week.

Sandy Dodge will be here December 1st at 4pm to read her new picture book for children (kids are welcomed!), talk about her writing process and sell/sign books!   "Grandma Pearl Goes Kaflooey” features a flying squirrel….who "may” show up at the event if we can convince him to come! Grandma Pearl is having tea in her cozy kitchen, but something keeps distracting her. Can you help Grandma figure out what's happening? Maybe she isn't going Kafloo

J. E. Seymour, Our very own library page,will be here on December 3rd at 6pm to talk about her crime novel "Lead Poisoning”.Her new book in the series, "Stress Fractures” is also now available! Mob "troubleshooter" Kevin Markinson would like to retire from his profession and join his family in New Hampshire -- but some jobs are hard to leave behind. A former Marine sniper who is also a fugitive for a crime he didn't commit, Kevin soon finds a greater challenge when he returns home and tries to settle down with his wife and two sons... who are little more than strangers.

Time Banking Informational Session
Wed., October 29th at 6PM

Building caring community economies through inclusive exchange of time and talent in the Great Bay region of New Hampshire.  The Great Bay Time Bank was started in 2011 by a small group of people who saw a need for neighbors to help neighbors in the community.  Affiliated with Time Banks USA, ( we have a small group of folks in local towns who use our website ( to exchange services and time.  Our time bank is currently accepting new members, and the coordinator, Ms. Noel Jost-Coq, can be reached at our website or by phone at 603-292-5667.

What is Time Banking?

Time Banking is a medium of exchange. Like money. Except that it was purpose-built — designed in 1980 by Time Banking founder Edgar Cahn to reward "decency, caring, and a passion for justice.”
The idea is simple: I earn a time credit by doing something for you. It doesn’t matter what that "something” is. You turnaround and earn a time credit doing something for someone else. For example, an hour of gardening equals an hour of child-care equals an hour of dentistry equals an hour of home repair equals an hour of teaching someone to play chess.

Time Banking builds on the magic of "pay it forward,” one good turn leading to another and another and another.  Through pay-it-forward, Time Banking joins unused resources in a community to needs that are not being met.

Time Banking encourages giving without measure and receiving with an open heart. People who jump in to the pay-it-forward exchanges that Time Banking encourages often report that the experience is life-altering. Their lives become transformed in ways they could not have begun to imagine.

Who can be involved in Time Banking?

Anyone can earn time credits by contributing to others.
Likewise, anyone who has earned time credits can spend them. Or they can pass on the time credits to others who may need them more.

TOWN INFO:  Click HERE to go to the Town of Barrington's website to view a draft design of the new Proposed TOWN OFFICES at the location of the old Town Office building on Ramsdell Lane.  Scroll to the bottom of the page to click on a link to see a video of the proposed plan.  There will be a PUBLIC HEARING on this proposal on October 18th at 9:00am at the Barrington Middle School. 

Do you paint, draw, take awesome photos? Create wonderful works of art from wood, metal, or other objects?  Create lovely textiles? We want you To display your work at the library!

Open Call for Submissions: Contact Amy Inglis at 664-0193 or to get an application and exhibit policy sent to you by e-mail or snail mail, or drop by the library at 105 Ramsdell Lane, Barrington NH 03825 to pick one up and see the display space. You can also see the Application and or the Exhibit Policy online and print out copies at home. We are accepting exhibition proposals from artists for individual artist exhibitions on a monthly basis from Nov. 2014-May 2015.


Have you ever seen some of the fun crafts we do with kids or teens and wish we would do something like that for adults? Well this is your chance!

This is the start of our ADULT CRAFT SESSIONS.  Sign-ups are required. Online registration is open and can be found right on our calendar! If you have any problems signing up online call the library or email HERE for more information.

Crafts will be held on:  November 13th- Painted Gourds, December 11th- 3D Paper SnowflakesAll crafts will start at 4pm.