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Monday, August 03, 2015


11:00 AM - 12:15 PMCAMP READS 



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

Ms. Wendy reads to groups of the Reacreation Summer Camp kids in the children's room.






Tuesday, August 04, 2015


11:00 AMSummer LAP-SIT STORY TIME 1-3 Yr Olds with Adult



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

The Summer LAP-SIT STORY TIME runs from June 30th to August 18th and is at 11:00am.  If you register for this session you will have the spot reserved for the 8 weeks - if you find you cannot attend please let the children's librarian know to open a spot for someone else.

Lap-Sit Story Time is a half-hour of stories, songs, rhymes, flannelboards, with shaker eggs game and parachute fun.  Space is limited - REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Sign Ups begin at the Summer Reading KICK-OFF on June 26th or any time after that.




12:30 PMLUNCH & A MOVIE - Families 



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

LUNCH & A MOVIE AT THE LIBRARY!  Families - bring your lunch (or a snack) to enjoy while sitting in our air-conditioned children’s room watching the newly released movie “HOME”. 

When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word HOME.  Rated PG

This event is FREE to Barrington residents or card holders.  Limited popcorn will be available. 






Wednesday, August 05, 2015


10:15 AM - 12:15 PMCAMP READS 



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

Ms. Wendy reads to groups of the Reacreation Summer Camp kids in the children's room.




1:00 PMTEEN/YOUTH Activity/Craft (Going into 6th-12th) HENNA TATTOOS



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

TEEN/YOUTH ACTIVITY - HENNA TATTOOS

Teens/Youths need to be going into grades 6th - 12th.  We will be using henna dye, which will last up to two weeks on the skin, to make traditional design and creative personal design tattoos.  Henna tattoos (Mendhi) is a traditional, decorative technique used by women, and sometimes men, in the regions of India and Nepal.  We are expanding design ideas to include flowers, dragons, etc. to personalize it

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Registrations begin at the summer reading kick-off event on 6/26 or any time after that.




2:30 PM - 3:30 PMMahjong Club 



Location:  Barrington Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Althea Sheaff altheasheaff@gmail.com
Description:  

A group of interested citizens, playing and learning the game of Mahjong.  Come on in and join the fun!  Veteran players and those with no experience are all welcomed to attend.  The group normally sets up in the meeting room.




6:00 PMGenealogy Club - back tables 



Location:  Barrington Public Library
Contact:  
Description:  The Genealogy Club will meet the 1st Wednesday of every month.
Informal Genealogy club meets to share ideas, triumphant and brick walls.
Meets at the back tables near the periodicals.




Thursday, August 06, 2015


11:00 AMSummer PRESCHOOL STORY TIME 4-6 Yr Olds



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

The Summer PRESCHOOL STORY TIME runs from July 2nd to August 20th and is at 11:00am.  If you register for this session you will have the spot reserved for the 8 weeks - if you find you cannot attend please let the children's librarian know to open a spot for someone else.

The Preschool Story Time is an independent story time for 4-6 year olds (children slightly older will be allowed if space allows - check back after July 8th).  The children's librarian will share a couple stories and a related craft.

Space is limited - REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Sign Ups begin at the Summer Reading KICK-OFF on June 26th or any time after that.






Friday, August 07, 2015


1:00 PMChildren's Craft/Activity Ages 7-10 Light Up Super Hero Wrist Bands



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

KIDS CRAFT - LIGHT UP SUPER HERO WRIST BANDS

Using LED lights, batteries and craft materials to make your own Super Hero inspired wrist band.

KIDS CRAFTS are for students 7-10 years old.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED (Registration begins at the Kick-Off event on 6/26 or any day after.)






Monday, August 10, 2015


11:00 AM - 12:15 PMCAMP READS 



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

Ms. Wendy reads to groups of the Reacreation Summer Camp kids in the children's room.




4:00 PM - 5:00 PMLEGO Club - 5-9 yr olds.



Location:  Barrington Public Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

REgister for our 20 spaces, create and have FUN!
Lego Club may include a Superhero themed creation challenge!






Tuesday, August 11, 2015


11:00 AMSummer LAP-SIT STORY TIME 1-3 Yr Olds with Adult



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

The Summer LAP-SIT STORY TIME runs from June 30th to August 18th and is at 11:00am.  If you register for this session you will have the spot reserved for the 8 weeks - if you find you cannot attend please let the children's librarian know to open a spot for someone else.

Lap-Sit Story Time is a half-hour of stories, songs, rhymes, flannelboards, with shaker eggs game and parachute fun.  Space is limited - REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Sign Ups begin at the Summer Reading KICK-OFF on June 26th or any time after that.




12:30 PMSUPER HERO MOVIE DAY - Big Hero 6 



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

LUNCH & A MOVIE AT THE LIBRARY!  Families - bring your lunch (or a snack) to enjoy while sitting in our air-conditioned children’s room.

BIG HERO 6

Robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada learns to harness his genius, thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon, and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion - a robot named Baymax - and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.  Rated PG

For Barrington residents or card holders.  Limited popcorn available.  You can bring your own drink if it has a screw-on cap.






Wednesday, August 12, 2015


10:15 AM - 12:15 PMCAMP READS 



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

Ms. Wendy reads to groups of the Reacreation Summer Camp kids in the children's room.




2:30 PM - 3:15 PMFree Children's Language Class



Location:  Barrington Library Meeting Room
Contact:  matt.jones@oneworldlanguageschool.org 603-738-6608
Description:  

One World is happy to announce that we will be at the Barrington Public Library Wednesday, August 12 at 2:30 PM. 

Come join our fun, communicative and game based class! All students ages 5 and up are welcome to participate in a free 40min sample Mandarin Chinese class. In this class students will take a trip to the rain forest and learn about all the different frogs that live there while learning Chinese numbers and colors in full sentence patterns!

The One World Language School has been teaching second languages in the seacoast for the past 13 years to children Pre-k to high school. Come to our class on August 12th to find out more about our method and how fun learning a second language can be.

The One World Language School is a 501(c)(3) organization.  They run tuition based programs during the school year in Barrington and needs based scholarships to offset tuition may be applied for by families.




2:30 PM - 3:30 PMMahjong Club 



Location:  Barrington Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Althea Sheaff altheasheaff@gmail.com
Description:  

A group of interested citizens, playing and learning the game of Mahjong.  Come on in and join the fun!  Veteran players and those with no experience are all welcomed to attend.  The group normally sets up in the meeting room.




6:00 PMBarrington Democratic Committee Meeting 



Location:  Barrington Public Library
Contact:  Pat Gingrich
Description:  Meeting of the Barrington Democratic Committee Meeting.




Thursday, August 13, 2015


11:00 AMS-P-E-C-I-A-L PRESCHOOL/EARLY ELEMENTARY STORY TIME 3-6-8 Yr Olds



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

SPECIAL STORY TIME

Our summer theme is “Every Hero Has a Story”, and our LOCAL HEROES, who take care of us every day, are going to visit Story Time on Thursday, August 13th at 11am.

Kids 3-8 are invited to join Ms Wendy in the Town Playground next door for stories and then a tour of local department vehicles.  We will have a chance, after the stories, to meet employees and their vehicles from Barrington’s Fire, Rescue, Police and Road Crew!  Thank you to our town employees for taking care of us, keeping us safe and making this activity possible.




4:30 PM - 6:30 PMWatercolor Mandalas-ADULT ART WORKSHOPS WITH LAUREN DESPINS



Location:  Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Amy Inglis 664-9715
Description:  

In this two hour workshop, Mandalas will be created.  Artists will learn about radial balance and how to draw symmetrical designs.  Watercolors will be used to complete this project.

Limited Space Due to Room Size...Please Register. This is a free class and supplies will be provided.

Barrington residents/library card holders only please.

If you are a resident and do not have a card, please swing by with photo ID and proof of residence and we will be happy to set you up with a FREE library card, and get you signed up for this event.






Friday, August 14, 2015


1:00 PMTEEN/YOUTH Activity/Craft (Going into 6th-12th) SUPER Embellished Clothing



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

Teen/Youth Activity - TURN YOUR CLOTHES/BAG INTO SOMETHING S-U-P-E-R!!  Bring a pair of shorts, t-shirt or a flat surfaced tote bag/book bag,  to adhere superhero printed material and outline in fabric paint. 

TEEN/YOUTH activities are for students going into grades 6th - 12th.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - sign up by clicking the Register Now button to the right, or call the library 664-9715 for assistance.  (Sign-Ups begin at the summer reading kick-off or any time after that.)

 






Tuesday, August 18, 2015


11:00 AMSummer LAP-SIT STORY TIME 1-3 Yr Olds with Adult



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

The Summer LAP-SIT STORY TIME runs from June 30th to August 18th and is at 11:00am.  If you register for this session you will have the spot reserved for the 8 weeks - if you find you cannot attend please let the children's librarian know to open a spot for someone else.

Lap-Sit Story Time is a half-hour of stories, songs, rhymes, flannelboards, with shaker eggs game and parachute fun.  Space is limited - REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Sign Ups begin at the Summer Reading KICK-OFF on June 26th or any time after that.




6:00 PMLibrary Trustees Meeting 



Location:  Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Ron St. Jean ron@ronstjeanphotography.com
Description:  A meeting of the elected board of trustees to discuss library business.  The public is always welcomed to attend.





Wednesday, August 19, 2015


2:30 PM - 3:30 PMMahjong Club 



Location:  Barrington Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Althea Sheaff altheasheaff@gmail.com
Description:  

A group of interested citizens, playing and learning the game of Mahjong.  Come on in and join the fun!  Veteran players and those with no experience are all welcomed to attend.  The group normally sets up in the meeting room.




6:00 PM - 7:15 PMBecoming Wolf: Eastern Coyote in New England 



Location:  Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Amy Inglis 664-0193
Description:  

Presenter: Christine Schadler, M.S., M.A., Wild Canid Ecologist

Chris earned a Masters of Science in Conservation Biology at Antioch University Graduate School.  Her thesis focused on the natural recovery of the Eastern Timber Wolf in Michigan.
Coyote
Beginning in the early 1990’s, Chris taught Conservation Issues, Dendrology and Wolf Ecology at the University of New Hampshire, receiving many teaching excellence and student recognition awards.  She continues to instruct and mentor adult degree candidates in the UNH System at Granite State College.

While wolf recovery was the focus of her early work, Chris’ attention shifted to the eastern coyote when she moved to New England.  She chose a farm with known coyote problems to raise sheep and train her border collies. Using sound livestock management and common sense, she avoided any predation for over two decades.   Co-existence between coyote and livestock has grown an attentive audience for humane management. 

Chris divides her time between teaching and working on her book "Becoming Wolf:  The Eastern Coyote in New England”.  Between presentations she can be found at camp in northern New Hampshire researching coyote feeding patterns in a mosaic of farms and woodlots.

This program has been generously paid for by a local anonymous donor.  If you would like to assist the library in providing programs for the community please contact Amy Inglis at 664-0193.






Thursday, August 20, 2015


11:00 AMSummer PRESCHOOL STORY TIME 4-6 Yr Olds



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

The Summer PRESCHOOL STORY TIME runs from July 2nd to August 20th and is at 11:00am.  If you register for this session you will have the spot reserved for the 8 weeks - if you find you cannot attend please let the children's librarian know to open a spot for someone else.

The Preschool Story Time is an independent story time for 4-6 year olds (children slightly older will be allowed if space allows - check back after July 8th).  The children's librarian will share a couple stories and a related craft.

Space is limited - REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Sign Ups begin at the Summer Reading KICK-OFF on June 26th or any time after that.






Friday, August 21, 2015


5:00 PMTEEN/YOUTH SRP Pizza Party/Games/Video Game TOURNAMENT



Location:  Meeting Room and the Library
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

Teen/Youth Summer Reading Closing Party starts at 5pm with a Pizza Party.  There will also be public computers available, board games, and a Video Game Tournament. Come experience some of it, all of it, or just hang out with friends and see who the winners are!

PLEASE REGISTER for the Pizza Party so we have an idea of how much food to order! 

If attendees want to be a part of the VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT - REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED on the separate description below. We will have limited spaces available for the tournament, but lots of other activities for everyone to enjoy.  

Door Prizes, Tournament prizes, and the Summer Reading Grand Prize Winner will be announced at the party!




5:30 PMTEEN/YOUTH END-OF-SUMMER VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

Teen/Youth Summer Reading Closing Party VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT is for students going into grades 6th -12th who have participating in our summer reading program by registering and logging at least once with a minimum of 2 hours. Sign Up to go head-to-head in an epic MARIO KART Grand Prix!

SEPARATE REGISTRATION from the Pizza Party is needed for this program.  REGISTER ONLINE for the Tournament by clicking on the REGISTER NOW button or call the library for assistance 664-9715. Registration begins when the summer reading program kicks off on June 26th and runs through August 20th (so we have the number of participants confirmed).






Saturday, August 22, 2015


11:00 AMSUMMER READING CLOSING ICE CREAM SOCIAL and PERFORMANCE 



Location:  Town Gym
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

11:00am - Ice Cream Social for Families who participated in the Summer Reading Program.

 

 

12:00pm - Performance *CURIOUS CREATURES will be bringing a great selection of animals for everyone with an up-close look!  We will be announcing the Grand Prize Winner and every child will be able to pick a FREE BOOK!  * The closing show performance is sponsored with a generous donation by Federal Savings Bank!






Wednesday, August 26, 2015


2:30 PM - 3:30 PMMahjong Club 



Location:  Barrington Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Althea Sheaff altheasheaff@gmail.com
Description:  

A group of interested citizens, playing and learning the game of Mahjong.  Come on in and join the fun!  Veteran players and those with no experience are all welcomed to attend.  The group normally sets up in the meeting room.






Thursday, August 27, 2015


6:30 PMBook Discussion-Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore 



Location:  Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Amy Inglis 664-0193
Description:  Every Hero Has a Story Reading Choice
Book Cover
A cultural history of Wonder Woman traces the character's creation and enduring popularity, drawing on interviews and archival research to reveal the pivotal role of feminism in shaping her seven-decade story





Tuesday, September 01, 2015


10:00 AMMonthly Art Display- Stephanie Blackstock 



Location:  Library Display Area
Contact:  
Description:  

I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED WORKING OUTDOORS USING PASTELS. IT’S A MEDIUM THAT QUICKLY CAPTURES THE EVERCHANGING LIGHT AND MOTION OF A LANDSCAPE. THIS IS WHERE MY STUDIO IS, EVEN WHEN IT SNOWS AND LIGHTLY RAINS-I CAN’T THINK OF ANYTHING MORE INSPIRING THAN BEING A PART OF NATURE.

IT IS SUCH A STRONG MEDIUM, BECAUSE IT IS PURE PIGMENT, WHICH DOESN’T FADE OR DISCOLOR WITH AGE.  DRAWING WITH IT LENDS ITSELF TO AN IMMEDIATE PRODUCT. BECAUSE OF ITS IMMEDIACY, THE ARTIST IS ABLE TO ACHIEVE AN IMPRESSION OF WHAT IS BEING SEEN AND FELT IN NATURE AT THAT PARTICULAR MOMENT.






Wednesday, September 02, 2015


2:30 PM - 3:30 PMMahjong Club 



Location:  Barrington Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Althea Sheaff altheasheaff@gmail.com
Description:  

A group of interested citizens, playing and learning the game of Mahjong.  Come on in and join the fun!  Veteran players and those with no experience are all welcomed to attend.  The group normally sets up in the meeting room.




6:00 PMGenealogy Club - back tables 



Location:  Barrington Public Library
Contact:  
Description:  The Genealogy Club will meet the 1st Wednesday of every month.
Informal Genealogy club meets to share ideas, triumphant and brick walls.
Meets at the back tables near the periodicals.




Wednesday, September 09, 2015


6:00 PMBarrington Democratic Committee Meeting 



Location:  Barrington Public Library
Contact:  Pat Gingrich
Description:  Meeting of the Barrington Democratic Committee Meeting.


6:00 PMFriends of the Library Meeting 



Location:  Pepperidge Woods Community Center
Contact:  Lydia Cupp l_cupp@msn.com
Description:  

A meeting of the Friends at the Pepperidge Woods Community Center. New members always welcomed.






Tuesday, September 15, 2015


6:00 PMLibrary Trustees Meeting 



Location:  Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Ron St. Jean ron@ronstjeanphotography.com
Description:  A meeting of the elected board of trustees to discuss library business.  The public is always welcomed to attend.





Wednesday, September 16, 2015


6:30 PM - 8:00 PMBarrington Bloomers Meeting- Preparing Your Perennial Garden for Winter 



Location:  Library Meeting Room
Contact:  barringtonbloomers@gmail.com
Description:  

A meeting of the local garden club. Special presentation, open to the public: Sandy O'Neill on "Preparing Your Perennial Garden for Winter"






Thursday, September 17, 2015


4:00 PMFall Adult Craft: Moon Jars



Location:  Barrington Public Library
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

ADULT CRAFTING in the FALL
Thursday, September 17th at 4PM.  Create a MOON JAR.

Please REGISTER online or call the library at 664-9715.
Teens are invited to join us if space allows. 






Monday, September 21, 2015


10:30 AMLap-Sit Story Time for 1-3 year olds



Location:  Library Children's Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

Lap-Sit Story Time for 1-3 year olds with an adult will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays at 10:30am. 
Children and their caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a variety of activities. 
Please choose which day of the week you would like to attend, register and you have that spot saved in this 10-week session! Registration begins September 1st.






Tuesday, September 22, 2015


10:30 AMLap-Sit Story Time for 1-3 year olds



Location:  Library Children's Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

Lap-Sit Story Time for 1-3 year olds with an adult will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays at 10:30am. 
Children and their caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a variety of activities. 
Please choose which day of the week you would like to attend, register and you have that spot saved in this 10-week session! Registration begins September 1st.




4:00 PM - 5:00 PMLEGO Club- Ages 5-9 



Location:  Library Meeting Room
Contact:  WEndy Rowe 664-9715
Description:  

Our popular drop-in LEGO building club begins again for the fall!  We will have the room set up every Tuesday at 4PM for the children to build new LEGO creations with our large set of LEGOs! This session will run from Sept. through the 3rd week in November.






Thursday, September 24, 2015


11:00 AMPreschool Story Time 4-6 year olds



Location:  Library Children's Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

Preschool Story Time for independent 4-6 year olds will be held on Thursdays at 11am.  Children will enjoy a couple stories with a related craft.  Registration begins September 1st.
 




6:30 PMBook Discussion-Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure 



Location:  Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Amy Inglis 664-0193
Description:  Book CoverIn 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge he can't resist.

But when one of his hiding spaces fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we'll go to make things right.






Friday, September 25, 2015


10:30 AMLap-Sit Story Time for 1-3 year olds



Location:  Library Children's Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

Lap-Sit Story Time for 1-3 year olds with an adult will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays at 10:30am. 
Children and their caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a variety of activities. 
Please choose which day of the week you would like to attend, register and you have that spot saved in this 10-week session! Registration begins September 1st.






Wednesday, September 30, 2015


6:00 PM - 8:00 PMCPR Course 



Location:  Library Meeting Room
Contact:  McGregor EMS http://www.cprsafe.org/
Description:  

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 at: http://www.cprsafe.org/#!heartsaver-cpraed/c20yr






Thursday, October 01, 2015


6:00 PM - noneArt Exhibit & Artists Open House/Tea by Marina Forbes 



Location:  Library Circulation Desk Area
Contact:  Amy Inglis 664-0193
Description:  Come and meet Marina and enjoy some tea and treats with her as you view her work from 6-7PM!

Marina Forbes is listed on the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts' Rosters for Traditional Arts and Arts in Education. She speaks regularly about Russian culture, teaches classes on Russian traditional arts, and is an artist in her own right, doing painting of local New Hampshire scenes. 

Her work will hang in the library from October 1st-31st.  Please come in today to view these lovely pieces.  The artist has agreed to donate 25% from all sales to the library.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTfJj8NOpvY
See a NH Chronicle Video About Marina's Work.

You can learn more about Marina at http://marinaforbes.com/


Artist's Statement

The central focus of my professional life is my effort to expand awareness and appreciation of the beautiful nature and historic charm of New England. For me, my creative work is always joyful and rewarding. I have a "Russian soul,” and my art is infused with my heritage and my unique perspective on the world around me.

I love dedicating a major part of my life to studying, exploring and painting nature "en plaine aire" and communicating my enthusiasm to American audiences. I always arrange to spend time outdoors enjoying the beauty of different seasons of New England and sometimes even braving the elements to enhance my understanding of the rich variety of color pallet, patterns and motifs of nature. The play of light, the sense of atmosphere and physical experience of floating in a groundless world were irresistible for me.

As an artist painting nature, I love being involved in the total creative process, from my board preparation, gesso application, enhancing the color brilliance of my paints with natural pigments and varnishing. I have extended this dedication and total commitment to the creative process to all of my pieces. My contemporary work is always well researched and filled with diverse traditional themes and styles combined with the freedom and exuberance of Impressionism and Avant-garde forms.

My ultimate goal is always to satisfy my creative impulse by producing lasting works of great imagination, strength, universality, dignity, and spirituality.  






Wednesday, October 07, 2015


6:00 PMDiscovering New England Stone Walls 



Location:  Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Amy Inglis 664-9715
Description:  

Kevin’s informal talk covers a few of the main topics of his book about New England stone walls, The Granite Kiss (Countryman Press), touching on history, technique, stylistic development, and aesthetics.  He Kevin Gardnerexplains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time, and their significance to the famous New England landscape. Other topics may include: differences in approach between historical and contemporary wall-builders, a discussion of restoration tips and techniques, and information about design, acquisition of materials, preservation, and analysis. There is always a generous question-and-answer period, during which listeners are encouraged to bring up specific problems or projects on their own properties.

Along the way, Kevin occupies himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket.  He often brings along his collection of books about stonework, and copies of The Granite Kiss will be available for sale.

Since the publication of The Granite Kiss, Kevin has presented his program at dozens of historical societies, bookstores, and town libraries all over New England, including Canterbury Shaker Village, the NH Historical Society, Castle-in-the-Clouds, Old Sturbridge Village, Boston's Arnold Arboretum, and many, many more.

About The Presenter

Kevin Gardner is a writer, teacher, tradesman, and a lifelong resident of Hopkinton, NH.

For nearly forty years he has been a stone wall builder in a family business widely known for traditional New Englandstonework, particularly for historic restoration of antique structures. In 2001, Kevin published The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls. In addition to The Granite Kiss, he has published poetry, songs, and essays, including "Radical Resilience: American Families from 1850-2001” (with Brenda Foley), which appeared in the anthology No Higher Calling, and "Land of Stone”, an examination of several historic sites in the Monadnock Region, in the 2006 anthologyWhere The Mountain Stands Alone.  

From 1985 to 2010, Kevin was also a performance critic, feature writer, and producer for NH Public Radio. His pieces on arts, history and culture aired on National Public Radio and the Christian Science Monitor broadcast network, and he was a two-time winner of the NH Association of Broadcaster’s Golden Mic Award for feature writing. In 2004, Kevin was a co-host (with Laura Knoy) of the nationally syndicated radio series Storylines New England, an interview and call-in program about our regional literature. He’s been a Guest Host of Ms. Knoy’s morning call-in show, The Exchange, and has written and produced other special programming for NHPR.

Kevin is also a longtime professional actor, director, and teacher of theatre. He has taught at the New Hampton School, the NH Institute of Art, and at St. Paul’s School. Since 1999 he has been the Master Teacher of the course Shakespeare for Performance in the St. Paul’s Advanced Studies Program. He is also a regular Guest Director at Plymouth State University, a former performance evaluator for the NH State Council on the Arts, and a frequent adjudicator of local, regional, and national theatre festivals.  New Hampshire Magazine named him the state’s Best Theatre Critic in 2008.

 

This speaker is part of the New Hampshire Humanities Council "Humanities to Go" Program. This program paid for by a grant from the NHHC.




6:00 PMGenealogy Club - back tables 



Location:  Barrington Public Library
Contact:  
Description:  The Genealogy Club will meet the 1st Wednesday of every month.
Informal Genealogy club meets to share ideas, triumphant and brick walls.
Meets at the back tables near the periodicals.




Thursday, October 08, 2015


5:30 PM - 7:00 PMSlideshow on The Nepal Chronicles: Marriage, Mountains and Momos in the Highest Place on Earth 



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  
Description:  

Nepal has been in the news a lot lately, sadly most of that news is bad. The Nepal Chronicles: Marriage, Mountains and Momos in the Highest Place on Earth, details the author's journey to Nepal to get married and then take a honeymoon trek to Everest Base Camp. They trekked unguided and un-portered, and spent our months living in Sherpa homes and tea house. Given the recent events in Nepal, this presentation has become something more than a slide show of Kathmandu and the Himalayas.






Saturday, October 10, 2015


11:00 AM - 2:00 PMLearn to Paint Russian Folk Toys



Location:  Library Meeting Room
Contact:  
Description:  

Russian Folk Toys: Painting Workshop
Storytelling and hands-on workshop with Russian Artist Marina Forbes

Saturday, October 10th 11-2PM

To stimulate creativity and imagination we will examine a beautiful collection of traditional Russian toy arts and crafts. Then, in the hands-on part of the program, students will paint an authentic Russian wooden toy or a piece of applied art, choosing from a variety of options. Throughout the workshop, students will be listening to traditional Russian music.

There is a materials fee for anyone participating in the hands-on component of the program. This fee (from $13 to $17) covers the cost of a wooden shape and the use of paints and brushes for the duration of the workshop.

This unique cultural program is designed for adults, teens and families with children 6 and older.

Registration Required due to limited space in the library meeting room.  20 participant maximum. Register online at www.barringtonlibrary.com through the online calendar, or, call the library at 664-9715 and staff can register you. Barrington residents/cardholders only.

The instructor fee for Marina Forbes has generously been donated by the Friends of the Barrington Public Library. Materials fees must be paid by participants the day of the event in cash or check ONLY.  There is a small fund set aside for assistance for those with documented financial hardship. Please speak to Amy Inglis 664-0193 if you need this assistance.






Wednesday, October 14, 2015


6:00 PMBarrington Democratic Committee Meeting 



Location:  Barrington Public Library
Contact:  Pat Gingrich
Description:  Meeting of the Barrington Democratic Committee Meeting.




Thursday, October 15, 2015


4:00 PMFall Adult Craft: Paper Dahlia.



Location:  Barrington Public Library
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

ADULT CRAFTING in the FALL
Thursday, October 15th at 4pm.  Create a PAPER DAHLIA.

Please REGISTER online or call the library at 664-9715.
Teens are invited to join us if space allows. 






Friday, October 16, 2015


5:30 AMFall Scarecrow Competition 



Location:  Library Gardens
Contact:  
Description:  

Get ready for fall fun and plan to design and build your own scarecrow to display in the library garden!  Submission must be at the library by October 16th at 5:30PM and must be able to stand using a wooden post that can be driven into the dirt, or, sit/lay on an item you provide. For some cool ideas...look online!  Please come to the library to get a registration form beginning October 2nd, as we may have limited spaces available.  Get creative, funny, spooky!  Scarecrows will be judged on October 30th by local citizens and displayed until November 6th for the community to view. Prize for the winner will be a gift certificate to go to the Coppal Farm Corn Maize in Lee NH.






Saturday, October 17, 2015


10:00 AM - 3:00 PMBabysitting Course for Ages 11 & Up 



Location:  Library Meeting Room
Contact:  smadden@mcgregorems.org
Description:  

BABYSITTING CLASS

At The Barrington Public Library

Saturday October 17th 10:00am – 3:00pm

This course is designed to certify kids 11years or older who are looking to, or already babysit. They will get a CPR and First Aid certification, learn about safety, how to handle emergencies, care and feeding of infants and children, the business aspects of being a babysitter, and more. All students will receive a Babysitting certification.

The Community Babysitting Class costs $35, and payment is due upon registration.

Students should bring a lunch and drink, plus any snacks wanted.

This program is brought to you by McGregor EMS. 
To register for this course, go to: http://www.cprsafe.org/#!calendar/c146o






Tuesday, October 20, 2015


6:00 PMLibrary Trustees Meeting 



Location:  Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Ron St. Jean ron@ronstjeanphotography.com
Description:  

A meeting of the elected board of trustees to discuss library business.  The public is always welcomed to attend.






Wednesday, October 21, 2015


6:30 PM - 8:00 PMBarrington Bloomers Meeting 



Location:  Library Meeting Room
Contact:  barringtonbloomers@gmail.com
Description:  

A meeting of the local garden club.






Thursday, October 22, 2015


6:30 PMBook Discussion-The Martian by Andy Weir 



Location:  Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Amy Inglis 664-0193
Description:  

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive--and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old 'human error' are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills--and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit--he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?






Wednesday, November 04, 2015


6:00 PMGenealogy Club - back tables 



Location:  Barrington Public Library
Contact:  
Description:  The Genealogy Club will meet the 1st Wednesday of every month.
Informal Genealogy club meets to share ideas, triumphant and brick walls.
Meets at the back tables near the periodicals.




Tuesday, November 10, 2015


5:00 PMBarrington Democratic Committee Meeting 



Location:  Barrington Public Library
Contact:  Pat Gingrich
Description:  Meeting of the Barrington Democratic Committee Meeting.




Tuesday, November 17, 2015


6:00 PMLibrary Trustees Meeting 



Location:  Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Ron St. Jean ron@ronstjeanphotography.com
Description:  

A meeting of the elected board of trustees to discuss library business.  The public is always welcomed to attend.






Thursday, November 19, 2015


6:30 PMBook Discussion-Euphoria by Lily King 



Location:  Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Amy Inglis 664-0193
Description:  A breathtaking novel about three young anthropologists of the 30’s caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives.
English anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe in the Territory of New Guinea. Haunted by the memory of his brothers’ deaths and increasingly frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when a chance encounter with colleagues, the controversial Nell Stone and her wry and mercurial Australian husband Fen, pulls him back from the brink. Nell and Fen have just fled the bloodthirsty Mumbanyo and, in spite of Nell’s poor health, are hungry for a new discovery. When Bankson finds them a new tribe nearby, the artistic, female-dominated Tam, he ignites an intellectual and romantic firestorm between the three of them that burns out of anyone’s control.





Tuesday, December 01, 2015


1:00 PM - noneDecember Art Display: The Loon Man 



Location:  Barrington Public Library
Contact:  Barrington Public Library
Description:  

Loon Art Display

Photographs by
The Loon Man, John Rockwood


Mr. Rockwood has had numerous photos published in Birds & Blooms and Natural New England Magazines. The March 2009 issue of Birds & Blooms Extra contains his photos in his wife Sue’s article "Nesting in Harmony” about great horned owls nesting in great blue heron rookeries. The November 2008 issue of Birds & Blooms Extra contains his photos in his wife Sue’s article "A Date With An Egret”. The September 2008 issue of Birds & Blooms Extra contains an excerpt of  his book ( Available April 2009) "Adventures with Grapenut" about a Loon Chick, John chronicled during the 2007 season.   His "Loon Pair photo was published in The Best of Birds and Bloom 2007 book. John also won the 2004 Auburn, NH Photo contest with his favorite picture, "Nesting Loon”.

John currently presents at Audubon Centers, the Loon Center, Nature Centers, libraries, assisted living and retirement communities, schools and is available for other venues as well in New England.




Wednesday, December 02, 2015


6:00 PMGenealogy Club - back tables 



Location:  Barrington Public Library
Contact:  
Description:  The Genealogy Club will meet the 1st Wednesday of every month.
Informal Genealogy club meets to share ideas, triumphant and brick walls.
Meets at the back tables near the periodicals.




Saturday, December 05, 2015


10:30 AM - 12:00 PMSewing Class & Book Signing for Ages 7-13



Location:  Library Meeting Room
Contact:  
Description:  

Students will learn basic sewing techniques to create a lovely  felt snowman bookmark with buttons and ribbon!  Janith Bergeron, co-author of the new book, "Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide to Sewing: Family Fun for Everyone - Terrific Technique Instructions - Playful Projects to Build Skills", will be your teacher!

Janith will also have her books here to sell and sign. This is a great opportunity to expose children to the basics of sewing with a fun project that they can take home and enjoy, or, give as a holiday present.

Limit of 15 students due to room space. Please register.

 






Wednesday, December 09, 2015


6:00 PMBarrington Democratic Committee Meeting 



Location:  Barrington Public Library
Contact:  Pat Gingrich
Description:  Meeting of the Barrington Democratic Committee Meeting.




Tuesday, December 15, 2015


6:00 PMLibrary Trustees Meeting 



Location:  Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Ron St. Jean ron@ronstjeanphotography.com
Description:  

A meeting of the elected board of trustees to discuss library business.  The public is always welcomed to attend.






Thursday, December 17, 2015


6:30 PMBook Discussion-Nightingale by Kristin Hannah 



Location:  Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Amy Inglis 664-0193
Description:  Book CoverViann and Isabelle have always been close despite their differences. Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. When World War II strikes and Antoine is sent off to fight, Viann and Isabelle's father sends Isabelle to help her older sister cope. As the war progresses, it's not only the sisters' relationship that is tested, but also their strength and their individual senses of right and wrong. With life as they know it changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Viann and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.




Tuesday, June 07, 2016


7:00 PM - 8:00 PMRamblin' Richard Old Time Music Show 



Location:  Barrington Historical Society Building , 100-yr-old Chapel, next to Pine Grove Cemetery
Contact:  Amy Inglis 664-0193
Description:  

A Joint program, brought to you by the Barrington Public Library and the Barrington Historical Society.

Richard Kruppa, known musically as “Ramblin ’Richard,” performs songs senior groups and communities love to hear and fondly remember. Along with these memorable songs, he tells interesting stories. The songs span many years and include familiar American popular songs from the 1930s into the 1960s, along with music from Broadway and motion pictures, and some traditional folk, old-time, Gospel, and patriotic tunes, as well. Along with singing, he accompanies himself on acoustic instruments including guitar, banjo, and ukulele. His stories relate to the songs- how they came to be, what was happening in the world when they were popular, and what they dealt with that may not be apparent.

Light refreshments will be served after the show.




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Monday, August 03, 2015

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
CAMP READS 

Ms. Wendy reads to groups of the Reacreation Summer Camp kids in the children's room.





Tuesday, August 04, 2015

11:00 AM
Summer LAP-SIT STORY TIME 1-3 Yr Olds with Adult

The Summer LAP-SIT STORY TIME runs from June 30th to August 18th and is at 11:00am.  If you register for this session you will have the spot reserved for the 8 weeks - if you find you cannot attend please let the children's librarian know to open a spot for someone else.

Lap-Sit Story Time is a half-hour of stories, songs, rhymes, flannelboards, with shaker eggs game and parachute fun.  Space is limited - REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Sign Ups begin at the Summer Reading KICK-OFF on June 26th or any time after that.



12:30 PM
LUNCH & A MOVIE - Families 

LUNCH & A MOVIE AT THE LIBRARY!  Families - bring your lunch (or a snack) to enjoy while sitting in our air-conditioned children’s room watching the newly released movie “HOME”. 

When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word HOME.  Rated PG

This event is FREE to Barrington residents or card holders.  Limited popcorn will be available. 





Wednesday, August 05, 2015

10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
CAMP READS 

Ms. Wendy reads to groups of the Reacreation Summer Camp kids in the children's room.



1:00 PM
TEEN/YOUTH Activity/Craft (Going into 6th-12th) HENNA TATTOOS

TEEN/YOUTH ACTIVITY - HENNA TATTOOS

Teens/Youths need to be going into grades 6th - 12th.  We will be using henna dye, which will last up to two weeks on the skin, to make traditional design and creative personal design tattoos.  Henna tattoos (Mendhi) is a traditional, decorative technique used by women, and sometimes men, in the regions of India and Nepal.  We are expanding design ideas to include flowers, dragons, etc. to personalize it

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Registrations begin at the summer reading kick-off event on 6/26 or any time after that.



2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Mahjong Club 

A group of interested citizens, playing and learning the game of Mahjong.  Come on in and join the fun!  Veteran players and those with no experience are all welcomed to attend.  The group normally sets up in the meeting room.



6:00 PM
Genealogy Club - back tables The Genealogy Club will meet the 1st Wednesday of every month.
Informal Genealogy club meets to share ideas, triumphant and brick walls.
Meets at the back tables near the periodicals.



Thursday, August 06, 2015

11:00 AM
Summer PRESCHOOL STORY TIME 4-6 Yr Olds

The Summer PRESCHOOL STORY TIME runs from July 2nd to August 20th and is at 11:00am.  If you register for this session you will have the spot reserved for the 8 weeks - if you find you cannot attend please let the children's librarian know to open a spot for someone else.

The Preschool Story Time is an independent story time for 4-6 year olds (children slightly older will be allowed if space allows - check back after July 8th).  The children's librarian will share a couple stories and a related craft.

Space is limited - REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Sign Ups begin at the Summer Reading KICK-OFF on June 26th or any time after that.





Friday, August 07, 2015

1:00 PM
Children's Craft/Activity Ages 7-10 Light Up Super Hero Wrist Bands

KIDS CRAFT - LIGHT UP SUPER HERO WRIST BANDS

Using LED lights, batteries and craft materials to make your own Super Hero inspired wrist band.

KIDS CRAFTS are for students 7-10 years old.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED (Registration begins at the Kick-Off event on 6/26 or any day after.)





Monday, August 10, 2015

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
CAMP READS 

Ms. Wendy reads to groups of the Reacreation Summer Camp kids in the children's room.



4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LEGO Club - 5-9 yr olds.

REgister for our 20 spaces, create and have FUN!
Lego Club may include a Superhero themed creation challenge!





Tuesday, August 11, 2015

11:00 AM
Summer LAP-SIT STORY TIME 1-3 Yr Olds with Adult

The Summer LAP-SIT STORY TIME runs from June 30th to August 18th and is at 11:00am.  If you register for this session you will have the spot reserved for the 8 weeks - if you find you cannot attend please let the children's librarian know to open a spot for someone else.

Lap-Sit Story Time is a half-hour of stories, songs, rhymes, flannelboards, with shaker eggs game and parachute fun.  Space is limited - REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Sign Ups begin at the Summer Reading KICK-OFF on June 26th or any time after that.



12:30 PM
SUPER HERO MOVIE DAY - Big Hero 6 

LUNCH & A MOVIE AT THE LIBRARY!  Families - bring your lunch (or a snack) to enjoy while sitting in our air-conditioned children’s room.

BIG HERO 6

Robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada learns to harness his genius, thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon, and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion - a robot named Baymax - and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.  Rated PG

For Barrington residents or card holders.  Limited popcorn available.  You can bring your own drink if it has a screw-on cap.





Wednesday, August 12, 2015

10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
CAMP READS 

Ms. Wendy reads to groups of the Reacreation Summer Camp kids in the children's room.



2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Free Children's Language Class

One World is happy to announce that we will be at the Barrington Public Library Wednesday, August 12 at 2:30 PM. 

Come join our fun, communicative and game based class! All students ages 5 and up are welcome to participate in a free 40min sample Mandarin Chinese class. In this class students will take a trip to the rain forest and learn about all the different frogs that live there while learning Chinese numbers and colors in full sentence patterns!

The One World Language School has been teaching second languages in the seacoast for the past 13 years to children Pre-k to high school. Come to our class on August 12th to find out more about our method and how fun learning a second language can be.

The One World Language School is a 501(c)(3) organization.  They run tuition based programs during the school year in Barrington and needs based scholarships to offset tuition may be applied for by families.



2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Mahjong Club 

A group of interested citizens, playing and learning the game of Mahjong.  Come on in and join the fun!  Veteran players and those with no experience are all welcomed to attend.  The group normally sets up in the meeting room.



6:00 PM
Barrington Democratic Committee Meeting Meeting of the Barrington Democratic Committee Meeting.



Thursday, August 13, 2015

11:00 AM
S-P-E-C-I-A-L PRESCHOOL/EARLY ELEMENTARY STORY TIME 3-6-8 Yr Olds

SPECIAL STORY TIME

Our summer theme is “Every Hero Has a Story”, and our LOCAL HEROES, who take care of us every day, are going to visit Story Time on Thursday, August 13th at 11am.

Kids 3-8 are invited to join Ms Wendy in the Town Playground next door for stories and then a tour of local department vehicles.  We will have a chance, after the stories, to meet employees and their vehicles from Barrington’s Fire, Rescue, Police and Road Crew!  Thank you to our town employees for taking care of us, keeping us safe and making this activity possible.



4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Watercolor Mandalas-ADULT ART WORKSHOPS WITH LAUREN DESPINS

In this two hour workshop, Mandalas will be created.  Artists will learn about radial balance and how to draw symmetrical designs.  Watercolors will be used to complete this project.

Limited Space Due to Room Size...Please Register. This is a free class and supplies will be provided.

Barrington residents/library card holders only please.

If you are a resident and do not have a card, please swing by with photo ID and proof of residence and we will be happy to set you up with a FREE library card, and get you signed up for this event.





Friday, August 14, 2015

1:00 PM
TEEN/YOUTH Activity/Craft (Going into 6th-12th) SUPER Embellished Clothing

Teen/Youth Activity - TURN YOUR CLOTHES/BAG INTO SOMETHING S-U-P-E-R!!  Bring a pair of shorts, t-shirt or a flat surfaced tote bag/book bag,  to adhere superhero printed material and outline in fabric paint. 

TEEN/YOUTH activities are for students going into grades 6th - 12th.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - sign up by clicking the Register Now button to the right, or call the library 664-9715 for assistance.  (Sign-Ups begin at the summer reading kick-off or any time after that.)

 





Tuesday, August 18, 2015

11:00 AM
Summer LAP-SIT STORY TIME 1-3 Yr Olds with Adult

The Summer LAP-SIT STORY TIME runs from June 30th to August 18th and is at 11:00am.  If you register for this session you will have the spot reserved for the 8 weeks - if you find you cannot attend please let the children's librarian know to open a spot for someone else.

Lap-Sit Story Time is a half-hour of stories, songs, rhymes, flannelboards, with shaker eggs game and parachute fun.  Space is limited - REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Sign Ups begin at the Summer Reading KICK-OFF on June 26th or any time after that.



6:00 PM
Library Trustees Meeting A meeting of the elected board of trustees to discuss library business.  The public is always welcomed to attend.




Wednesday, August 19, 2015

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Mahjong Club 

A group of interested citizens, playing and learning the game of Mahjong.  Come on in and join the fun!  Veteran players and those with no experience are all welcomed to attend.  The group normally sets up in the meeting room.



6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Becoming Wolf: Eastern Coyote in New England 

Presenter: Christine Schadler, M.S., M.A., Wild Canid Ecologist

Chris earned a Masters of Science in Conservation Biology at Antioch University Graduate School.  Her thesis focused on the natural recovery of the Eastern Timber Wolf in Michigan.
Coyote
Beginning in the early 1990’s, Chris taught Conservation Issues, Dendrology and Wolf Ecology at the University of New Hampshire, receiving many teaching excellence and student recognition awards.  She continues to instruct and mentor adult degree candidates in the UNH System at Granite State College.

While wolf recovery was the focus of her early work, Chris’ attention shifted to the eastern coyote when she moved to New England.  She chose a farm with known coyote problems to raise sheep and train her border collies. Using sound livestock management and common sense, she avoided any predation for over two decades.   Co-existence between coyote and livestock has grown an attentive audience for humane management. 

Chris divides her time between teaching and working on her book "Becoming Wolf:  The Eastern Coyote in New England”.  Between presentations she can be found at camp in northern New Hampshire researching coyote feeding patterns in a mosaic of farms and woodlots.

This program has been generously paid for by a local anonymous donor.  If you would like to assist the library in providing programs for the community please contact Amy Inglis at 664-0193.





Thursday, August 20, 2015

11:00 AM
Summer PRESCHOOL STORY TIME 4-6 Yr Olds

The Summer PRESCHOOL STORY TIME runs from July 2nd to August 20th and is at 11:00am.  If you register for this session you will have the spot reserved for the 8 weeks - if you find you cannot attend please let the children's librarian know to open a spot for someone else.

The Preschool Story Time is an independent story time for 4-6 year olds (children slightly older will be allowed if space allows - check back after July 8th).  The children's librarian will share a couple stories and a related craft.

Space is limited - REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Sign Ups begin at the Summer Reading KICK-OFF on June 26th or any time after that.





Friday, August 21, 2015

5:00 PM
TEEN/YOUTH SRP Pizza Party/Games/Video Game TOURNAMENT

Teen/Youth Summer Reading Closing Party starts at 5pm with a Pizza Party.  There will also be public computers available, board games, and a Video Game Tournament. Come experience some of it, all of it, or just hang out with friends and see who the winners are!

PLEASE REGISTER for the Pizza Party so we have an idea of how much food to order! 

If attendees want to be a part of the VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT - REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED on the separate description below. We will have limited spaces available for the tournament, but lots of other activities for everyone to enjoy.  

Door Prizes, Tournament prizes, and the Summer Reading Grand Prize Winner will be announced at the party!



5:30 PM
TEEN/YOUTH END-OF-SUMMER VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT

Teen/Youth Summer Reading Closing Party VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT is for students going into grades 6th -12th who have participating in our summer reading program by registering and logging at least once with a minimum of 2 hours. Sign Up to go head-to-head in an epic MARIO KART Grand Prix!

SEPARATE REGISTRATION from the Pizza Party is needed for this program.  REGISTER ONLINE for the Tournament by clicking on the REGISTER NOW button or call the library for assistance 664-9715. Registration begins when the summer reading program kicks off on June 26th and runs through August 20th (so we have the number of participants confirmed).





Saturday, August 22, 2015

11:00 AM
SUMMER READING CLOSING ICE CREAM SOCIAL and PERFORMANCE 

11:00am - Ice Cream Social for Families who participated in the Summer Reading Program.

 

 

12:00pm - Performance *CURIOUS CREATURES will be bringing a great selection of animals for everyone with an up-close look!  We will be announcing the Grand Prize Winner and every child will be able to pick a FREE BOOK!  * The closing show performance is sponsored with a generous donation by Federal Savings Bank!





Wednesday, August 26, 2015

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Mahjong Club 

A group of interested citizens, playing and learning the game of Mahjong.  Come on in and join the fun!  Veteran players and those with no experience are all welcomed to attend.  The group normally sets up in the meeting room.





Thursday, August 27, 2015

6:30 PM
Book Discussion-Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore Every Hero Has a Story Reading Choice
Book Cover
A cultural history of Wonder Woman traces the character's creation and enduring popularity, drawing on interviews and archival research to reveal the pivotal role of feminism in shaping her seven-decade story




Tuesday, September 01, 2015

10:00 AM
Monthly Art Display- Stephanie Blackstock 

I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED WORKING OUTDOORS USING PASTELS. IT’S A MEDIUM THAT QUICKLY CAPTURES THE EVERCHANGING LIGHT AND MOTION OF A LANDSCAPE. THIS IS WHERE MY STUDIO IS, EVEN WHEN IT SNOWS AND LIGHTLY RAINS-I CAN’T THINK OF ANYTHING MORE INSPIRING THAN BEING A PART OF NATURE.

IT IS SUCH A STRONG MEDIUM, BECAUSE IT IS PURE PIGMENT, WHICH DOESN’T FADE OR DISCOLOR WITH AGE.  DRAWING WITH IT LENDS ITSELF TO AN IMMEDIATE PRODUCT. BECAUSE OF ITS IMMEDIACY, THE ARTIST IS ABLE TO ACHIEVE AN IMPRESSION OF WHAT IS BEING SEEN AND FELT IN NATURE AT THAT PARTICULAR MOMENT.





Wednesday, September 02, 2015

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Mahjong Club 

A group of interested citizens, playing and learning the game of Mahjong.  Come on in and join the fun!  Veteran players and those with no experience are all welcomed to attend.  The group normally sets up in the meeting room.



6:00 PM
Genealogy Club - back tables The Genealogy Club will meet the 1st Wednesday of every month.
Informal Genealogy club meets to share ideas, triumphant and brick walls.
Meets at the back tables near the periodicals.



Wednesday, September 09, 2015

6:00 PM
Barrington Democratic Committee Meeting Meeting of the Barrington Democratic Committee Meeting.

6:00 PM
Friends of the Library Meeting 

A meeting of the Friends at the Pepperidge Woods Community Center. New members always welcomed.





Tuesday, September 15, 2015

6:00 PM
Library Trustees Meeting A meeting of the elected board of trustees to discuss library business.  The public is always welcomed to attend.




Wednesday, September 16, 2015

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Barrington Bloomers Meeting- Preparing Your Perennial Garden for Winter 

A meeting of the local garden club. Special presentation, open to the public: Sandy O'Neill on "Preparing Your Perennial Garden for Winter"





Thursday, September 17, 2015

4:00 PM
Fall Adult Craft: Moon Jars

ADULT CRAFTING in the FALL
Thursday, September 17th at 4PM.  Create a MOON JAR.

Please REGISTER online or call the library at 664-9715.
Teens are invited to join us if space allows. 





Monday, September 21, 2015

10:30 AM
Lap-Sit Story Time for 1-3 year olds

Lap-Sit Story Time for 1-3 year olds with an adult will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays at 10:30am. 
Children and their caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a variety of activities. 
Please choose which day of the week you would like to attend, register and you have that spot saved in this 10-week session! Registration begins September 1st.





Tuesday, September 22, 2015

10:30 AM
Lap-Sit Story Time for 1-3 year olds

Lap-Sit Story Time for 1-3 year olds with an adult will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays at 10:30am. 
Children and their caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a variety of activities. 
Please choose which day of the week you would like to attend, register and you have that spot saved in this 10-week session! Registration begins September 1st.



4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LEGO Club- Ages 5-9 

Our popular drop-in LEGO building club begins again for the fall!  We will have the room set up every Tuesday at 4PM for the children to build new LEGO creations with our large set of LEGOs! This session will run from Sept. through the 3rd week in November.





Thursday, September 24, 2015

11:00 AM
Preschool Story Time 4-6 year olds

Preschool Story Time for independent 4-6 year olds will be held on Thursdays at 11am.  Children will enjoy a couple stories with a related craft.  Registration begins September 1st.
 



6:30 PM
Book Discussion-Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure Book CoverIn 1942 Paris, gifted architect Lucien Bernard accepts a commission that will bring him a great deal of money and maybe get him killed. But if he's clever enough, he'll avoid any trouble. All he has to do is design a secret hiding place for a wealthy Jewish man, a space so invisible that even the most determined German officer won't find it. He sorely needs the money, and outwitting the Nazis who have occupied his beloved city is a challenge he can't resist.

But when one of his hiding spaces fails horribly, and the problem of where to hide a Jew becomes terribly personal, Lucien can no longer ignore what's at stake. The Paris Architect asks us to consider what we owe each other, and just how far we'll go to make things right.





Friday, September 25, 2015

10:30 AM
Lap-Sit Story Time for 1-3 year olds

Lap-Sit Story Time for 1-3 year olds with an adult will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays at 10:30am. 
Children and their caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a variety of activities. 
Please choose which day of the week you would like to attend, register and you have that spot saved in this 10-week session! Registration begins September 1st.





Wednesday, September 30, 2015

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CPR Course 

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 at: http://www.cprsafe.org/#!heartsaver-cpraed/c20yr





Thursday, October 01, 2015

6:00 PM - none
Art Exhibit & Artists Open House/Tea by Marina Forbes Come and meet Marina and enjoy some tea and treats with her as you view her work from 6-7PM!

Marina Forbes is listed on the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts' Rosters for Traditional Arts and Arts in Education. She speaks regularly about Russian culture, teaches classes on Russian traditional arts, and is an artist in her own right, doing painting of local New Hampshire scenes. 

Her work will hang in the library from October 1st-31st.  Please come in today to view these lovely pieces.  The artist has agreed to donate 25% from all sales to the library.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTfJj8NOpvY
See a NH Chronicle Video About Marina's Work.

You can learn more about Marina at http://marinaforbes.com/


Artist's Statement

The central focus of my professional life is my effort to expand awareness and appreciation of the beautiful nature and historic charm of New England. For me, my creative work is always joyful and rewarding. I have a "Russian soul,” and my art is infused with my heritage and my unique perspective on the world around me.

I love dedicating a major part of my life to studying, exploring and painting nature "en plaine aire" and communicating my enthusiasm to American audiences. I always arrange to spend time outdoors enjoying the beauty of different seasons of New England and sometimes even braving the elements to enhance my understanding of the rich variety of color pallet, patterns and motifs of nature. The play of light, the sense of atmosphere and physical experience of floating in a groundless world were irresistible for me.

As an artist painting nature, I love being involved in the total creative process, from my board preparation, gesso application, enhancing the color brilliance of my paints with natural pigments and varnishing. I have extended this dedication and total commitment to the creative process to all of my pieces. My contemporary work is always well researched and filled with diverse traditional themes and styles combined with the freedom and exuberance of Impressionism and Avant-garde forms.

My ultimate goal is always to satisfy my creative impulse by producing lasting works of great imagination, strength, universality, dignity, and spirituality.  





Wednesday, October 07, 2015

6:00 PM
Discovering New England Stone Walls 

Kevin’s informal talk covers a few of the main topics of his book about New England stone walls, The Granite Kiss (Countryman Press), touching on history, technique, stylistic development, and aesthetics.  He Kevin Gardnerexplains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time, and their significance to the famous New England landscape. Other topics may include: differences in approach between historical and contemporary wall-builders, a discussion of restoration tips and techniques, and information about design, acquisition of materials, preservation, and analysis. There is always a generous question-and-answer period, during which listeners are encouraged to bring up specific problems or projects on their own properties.

Along the way, Kevin occupies himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket.  He often brings along his collection of books about stonework, and copies of The Granite Kiss will be available for sale.

Since the publication of The Granite Kiss, Kevin has presented his program at dozens of historical societies, bookstores, and town libraries all over New England, including Canterbury Shaker Village, the NH Historical Society, Castle-in-the-Clouds, Old Sturbridge Village, Boston's Arnold Arboretum, and many, many more.

About The Presenter

Kevin Gardner is a writer, teacher, tradesman, and a lifelong resident of Hopkinton, NH.

For nearly forty years he has been a stone wall builder in a family business widely known for traditional New Englandstonework, particularly for historic restoration of antique structures. In 2001, Kevin published The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls. In addition to The Granite Kiss, he has published poetry, songs, and essays, including "Radical Resilience: American Families from 1850-2001” (with Brenda Foley), which appeared in the anthology No Higher Calling, and "Land of Stone”, an examination of several historic sites in the Monadnock Region, in the 2006 anthologyWhere The Mountain Stands Alone.  

From 1985 to 2010, Kevin was also a performance critic, feature writer, and producer for NH Public Radio. His pieces on arts, history and culture aired on National Public Radio and the Christian Science Monitor broadcast network, and he was a two-time winner of the NH Association of Broadcaster’s Golden Mic Award for feature writing. In 2004, Kevin was a co-host (with Laura Knoy) of the nationally syndicated radio series Storylines New England, an interview and call-in program about our regional literature. He’s been a Guest Host of Ms. Knoy’s morning call-in show, The Exchange, and has written and produced other special programming for NHPR.

Kevin is also a longtime professional actor, director, and teacher of theatre. He has taught at the New Hampton School, the NH Institute of Art, and at St. Paul’s School. Since 1999 he has been the Master Teacher of the course Shakespeare for Performance in the St. Paul’s Advanced Studies Program. He is also a regular Guest Director at Plymouth State University, a former performance evaluator for the NH State Council on the Arts, and a frequent adjudicator of local, regional, and national theatre festivals.  New Hampshire Magazine named him the state’s Best Theatre Critic in 2008.

 

This speaker is part of the New Hampshire Humanities Council "Humanities to Go" Program. This program paid for by a grant from the NHHC.



6:00 PM
Genealogy Club - back tables The Genealogy Club will meet the 1st Wednesday of every month.
Informal Genealogy club meets to share ideas, triumphant and brick walls.
Meets at the back tables near the periodicals.



Thursday, October 08, 2015

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Slideshow on The Nepal Chronicles: Marriage, Mountains and Momos in the Highest Place on Earth 

Nepal has been in the news a lot lately, sadly most of that news is bad. The Nepal Chronicles: Marriage, Mountains and Momos in the Highest Place on Earth, details the author's journey to Nepal to get married and then take a honeymoon trek to Everest Base Camp. They trekked unguided and un-portered, and spent our months living in Sherpa homes and tea house. Given the recent events in Nepal, this presentation has become something more than a slide show of Kathmandu and the Himalayas.





Saturday, October 10, 2015

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Learn to Paint Russian Folk Toys

Russian Folk Toys: Painting Workshop
Storytelling and hands-on workshop with Russian Artist Marina Forbes

Saturday, October 10th 11-2PM

To stimulate creativity and imagination we will examine a beautiful collection of traditional Russian toy arts and crafts. Then, in the hands-on part of the program, students will paint an authentic Russian wooden toy or a piece of applied art, choosing from a variety of options. Throughout the workshop, students will be listening to traditional Russian music.

There is a materials fee for anyone participating in the hands-on component of the program. This fee (from $13 to $17) covers the cost of a wooden shape and the use of paints and brushes for the duration of the workshop.

This unique cultural program is designed for adults, teens and families with children 6 and older.

Registration Required due to limited space in the library meeting room.  20 participant maximum. Register online at www.barringtonlibrary.com through the online calendar, or, call the library at 664-9715 and staff can register you. Barrington residents/cardholders only.

The instructor fee for Marina Forbes has generously been donated by the Friends of the Barrington Public Library. Materials fees must be paid by participants the day of the event in cash or check ONLY.  There is a small fund set aside for assistance for those with documented financial hardship. Please speak to Amy Inglis 664-0193 if you need this assistance.





Wednesday, October 14, 2015

6:00 PM
Barrington Democratic Committee Meeting Meeting of the Barrington Democratic Committee Meeting.



Thursday, October 15, 2015

4:00 PM
Fall Adult Craft: Paper Dahlia.

ADULT CRAFTING in the FALL
Thursday, October 15th at 4pm.  Create a PAPER DAHLIA.

Please REGISTER online or call the library at 664-9715.
Teens are invited to join us if space allows. 





Friday, October 16, 2015

5:30 AM
Fall Scarecrow Competition 

Get ready for fall fun and plan to design and build your own scarecrow to display in the library garden!  Submission must be at the library by October 16th at 5:30PM and must be able to stand using a wooden post that can be driven into the dirt, or, sit/lay on an item you provide. For some cool ideas...look online!  Please come to the library to get a registration form beginning October 2nd, as we may have limited spaces available.  Get creative, funny, spooky!  Scarecrows will be judged on October 30th by local citizens and displayed until November 6th for the community to view. Prize for the winner will be a gift certificate to go to the Coppal Farm Corn Maize in Lee NH.





Saturday, October 17, 2015

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Babysitting Course for Ages 11 & Up 

BABYSITTING CLASS

At The Barrington Public Library

Saturday October 17th 10:00am – 3:00pm

This course is designed to certify kids 11years or older who are looking to, or already babysit. They will get a CPR and First Aid certification, learn about safety, how to handle emergencies, care and feeding of infants and children, the business aspects of being a babysitter, and more. All students will receive a Babysitting certification.

The Community Babysitting Class costs $35, and payment is due upon registration.

Students should bring a lunch and drink, plus any snacks wanted.

This program is brought to you by McGregor EMS. 
To register for this course, go to: http://www.cprsafe.org/#!calendar/c146o





Tuesday, October 20, 2015

6:00 PM
Library Trustees Meeting 

A meeting of the elected board of trustees to discuss library business.  The public is always welcomed to attend.





Wednesday, October 21, 2015

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Barrington Bloomers Meeting 

A meeting of the local garden club.





Thursday, October 22, 2015

6:30 PM
Book Discussion-The Martian by Andy Weir 

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive--and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old 'human error' are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills--and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit--he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?





Wednesday, November 04, 2015

6:00 PM
Genealogy Club - back tables The Genealogy Club will meet the 1st Wednesday of every month.
Informal Genealogy club meets to share ideas, triumphant and brick walls.
Meets at the back tables near the periodicals.



Tuesday, November 10, 2015

5:00 PM
Barrington Democratic Committee Meeting Meeting of the Barrington Democratic Committee Meeting.



Tuesday, November 17, 2015

6:00 PM
Library Trustees Meeting 

A meeting of the elected board of trustees to discuss library business.  The public is always welcomed to attend.





Thursday, November 19, 2015

6:30 PM
Book Discussion-Euphoria by Lily King A breathtaking novel about three young anthropologists of the 30’s caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives.
English anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe in the Territory of New Guinea. Haunted by the memory of his brothers’ deaths and increasingly frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when a chance encounter with colleagues, the controversial Nell Stone and her wry and mercurial Australian husband Fen, pulls him back from the brink. Nell and Fen have just fled the bloodthirsty Mumbanyo and, in spite of Nell’s poor health, are hungry for a new discovery. When Bankson finds them a new tribe nearby, the artistic, female-dominated Tam, he ignites an intellectual and romantic firestorm between the three of them that burns out of anyone’s control.




Tuesday, December 01, 2015

1:00 PM - none
December Art Display: The Loon Man 

Loon Art Display

Photographs by
The Loon Man, John Rockwood


Mr. Rockwood has had numerous photos published in Birds & Blooms and Natural New England Magazines. The March 2009 issue of Birds & Blooms Extra contains his photos in his wife Sue’s article "Nesting in Harmony” about great horned owls nesting in great blue heron rookeries. The November 2008 issue of Birds & Blooms Extra contains his photos in his wife Sue’s article "A Date With An Egret”. The September 2008 issue of Birds & Blooms Extra contains an excerpt of  his book ( Available April 2009) "Adventures with Grapenut" about a Loon Chick, John chronicled during the 2007 season.   His "Loon Pair photo was published in The Best of Birds and Bloom 2007 book. John also won the 2004 Auburn, NH Photo contest with his favorite picture, "Nesting Loon”.

John currently presents at Audubon Centers, the Loon Center, Nature Centers, libraries, assisted living and retirement communities, schools and is available for other venues as well in New England.



Wednesday, December 02, 2015

6:00 PM
Genealogy Club - back tables The Genealogy Club will meet the 1st Wednesday of every month.
Informal Genealogy club meets to share ideas, triumphant and brick walls.
Meets at the back tables near the periodicals.



Saturday, December 05, 2015

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sewing Class & Book Signing for Ages 7-13

Students will learn basic sewing techniques to create a lovely  felt snowman bookmark with buttons and ribbon!  Janith Bergeron, co-author of the new book, "Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide to Sewing: Family Fun for Everyone - Terrific Technique Instructions - Playful Projects to Build Skills", will be your teacher!

Janith will also have her books here to sell and sign. This is a great opportunity to expose children to the basics of sewing with a fun project that they can take home and enjoy, or, give as a holiday present.

Limit of 15 students due to room space. Please register.

 





Wednesday, December 09, 2015

6:00 PM
Barrington Democratic Committee Meeting Meeting of the Barrington Democratic Committee Meeting.



Tuesday, December 15, 2015

6:00 PM
Library Trustees Meeting 

A meeting of the elected board of trustees to discuss library business.  The public is always welcomed to attend.





Thursday, December 17, 2015

6:30 PM
Book Discussion-Nightingale by Kristin Hannah Book CoverViann and Isabelle have always been close despite their differences. Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. When World War II strikes and Antoine is sent off to fight, Viann and Isabelle's father sends Isabelle to help her older sister cope. As the war progresses, it's not only the sisters' relationship that is tested, but also their strength and their individual senses of right and wrong. With life as they know it changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Viann and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.



Tuesday, June 07, 2016

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ramblin' Richard Old Time Music Show 

A Joint program, brought to you by the Barrington Public Library and the Barrington Historical Society.

Richard Kruppa, known musically as “Ramblin ’Richard,” performs songs senior groups and communities love to hear and fondly remember. Along with these memorable songs, he tells interesting stories. The songs span many years and include familiar American popular songs from the 1930s into the 1960s, along with music from Broadway and motion pictures, and some traditional folk, old-time, Gospel, and patriotic tunes, as well. Along with singing, he accompanies himself on acoustic instruments including guitar, banjo, and ukulele. His stories relate to the songs- how they came to be, what was happening in the world when they were popular, and what they dealt with that may not be apparent.

Light refreshments will be served after the show.