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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
Dec. 4th- Closing at 5PM
For Town Staff Party
December 24th & 25th-
Christmas Holiday
Dec.31st-Closing Early@ 4PM
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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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 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!

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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.

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. 

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.