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Tuesday, May 26, 2015


4:00 PM - 5:00 PMLEGO CLUB 5-9 yr olds DROP-IN 



Location:  meeting room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  LEGO® CLUB on Tuesdays at 4-5pm for 5-9 Year Olds (slightly younger or older children will be considered if space allows).  DROP-IN Program! 




Wednesday, May 27, 2015


6:00 PM - 7:00 PMIntroduction to Meditation - A Two Part Course 



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

This class is currently full.




6:00 PM - 7:00 PMAARP Fraud Prevention Presentation



Location:  Barrington Public Library
Contact:  
Description:  


Fraud Prevention Presentation

May 27th at 6-7PM

In a world where personal information is used everywhere, learn how to protect yourself from fraud.
If you have trouble, or are unsure about registering online please call the library at 664-9715






Thursday, May 28, 2015


6:30 PMBook Discussion Group: Mercy Snow 



Location:  Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Amy Inglis 664-0193
Description:  New members always welcomed! Copies of the books are available one month prior to the discussion via inter-library loan so you do NOT need to purchase the books. A fun group that likes to socialize and discuss literature!

Mercy Snow by Tiffany Baker
Book Cover
In the tiny town of Titan Falls, New Hampshire, the paper mill dictates a quiet, steady rhythm of life. But one day a tragic bus accident sets two families on a course toward destruction, irrevocably altering the lives of everyone in their wake.

June McAllister is the wife of the local mill owner and undisputed first lady in town. But the Snow family, a group of itinerant ne'er-do-wells who live on a decrepit and cursed property, have brought her--and the town--nothing but grief.

June will do anything to cover up a dark secret she discovers after the crash, one that threatens to upend her picture-perfect life, even if it means driving the Snow family out of town. But she has never gone up against a force as fierce as the young Mercy Snow. Mercy is determined to protect her rebellious brother, whom the town blames for the accident, despite his innocence. And she has a secret of her own. When an old skeleton is discovered not far from the crash, it beckons Mercy to solve a mystery buried deep within the town's past.




Saturday, May 30, 2015


12:00 PMFAMILY MOVIE DAY 



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  "STRANGE MAGIC” - For ages two worlds lived divided: the magical and the mysterious. Until someone crossed the line...  They're as different as night and day. But sometimes even enemies just need a little magic. Everyone deserves to be loved.  Rated PG




Monday, June 01, 2015


3:30 PMTEEN BOOK GROUP  



Location:  Library Seating Area
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

 

Teens meet on the first Monday of each month at 3:30pm.  Books will be chosen by members of the group in conjunction with the librarian - so bring your suggestions along!
Snacks provided.

 






Tuesday, June 02, 2015


4:00 PM - 5:00 PMLEGO CLUB 5-9 yr olds DROP-IN 



Location:  meeting room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  LEGO® CLUB on Tuesdays at 4-5pm for 5-9 Year Olds (slightly younger or older children will be considered if space allows).  DROP-IN Program!




Wednesday, June 03, 2015


6:00 PMWWII TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW - Genealogy Club Program 



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

Special Program for this month's Barrington Genealogy Club Meeting. 

Dan Schroeder, a volunteer at Wolfeboro’s Wright Museum, will bring a World War II Traveling Trunk Show Wednesday, June 3rd at 6:00pm.

Since 2009, the traveling trunk program has brought noteworthy World War II memorabilia from both home and war fronts to schools and civic organizations through New Hampshire and beyond. The program is free and open to the public. Space is limited – come early to get your seat!






Saturday, June 06, 2015


8:00 AM - 12:00 PMFriends of the Library Plant Sale Fundraiser! 



Location:  Town Gym
Contact:  Lydia 335-3571
Description:  

Plant Sale News--Here's How You Can Help Make the 2015 Perennial Sale a Success

The Friends annual Perennial Sale is set for Saturday, June 6 from 8-12 at the Town Gym. With a good variety and volume of plants offered at our traditional low prices, and some good promotion of the sale, we should be able to exceed our goal of $2,000.  Here's what you can do to help achieve this ambitious goal:


PLANTS:

  1. Divide your perennials this spring, at least 10 days in advance of the sale if possible, so they can adjust to the pots and look nice at the sale.
  2. If you're planting some herbs or veggies from seed, consider sharing some of the seedlings at the sale. Or if you bought some veggies at a garden center and have more than you really need, re-pot the extras and bring them to the sale.  (Who needs a half dozen eggplants, anyway?  Not me!)  Veggies and herbs sell well, especially if well along in their growth.
  3. If you are willing to share plants, but don't have the time or energy to dig them yourself, contact Lydia (335-3571) and she'll arrange for a few Friends to come by at a convenient time to dig them for you.
  4. We welcome small shrubs, too, so if you're getting rid of items like spirea, roses, hydrangea, mountain laurel and forsythia, think of us.
  5. Please label your pots with the identity of the plant and if it's a sun or shade plant. If you happen to know the color of the blossoms (like iris), share that information as well. That helps us tremendously when setting up the sale tables and answering shoppers' questions. 
  6. Please drop off plants on Friday June 5th starting at 2:00 at the Town Gym.

PROMOTION:

  1. We are sending out reminder postcards to almost 300 past shoppers.  If you get this card, keep it handy to remind you of the sale, or share it with a friend who's not on our mailing list.
  2. Email your friends and family to let them know about the sale and encourage them to donate plants as well.
  3. Tell everyone you see when and where the sale is and encourage them to come for the great plants and prices.
  4. We need volunteers for set up and for the day of the sale. Please contact Lydia at 335-3571 or email at l_cupp@msn.com if you can help .

Thanks in advance for helping make this year's sale the best ever.

Many thanks to Home Sweet Home Realty of Barrington For Sponsoring the Cost of Liability Insurance to use the Town Gym for the Sale!






Tuesday, June 09, 2015


4:00 PM - 5:00 PMLEGO CLUB 5-9 yr olds DROP-IN 



Location:  meeting room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  LEGO® CLUB on Tuesdays at 4-5pm for 5-9 Year Olds (slightly younger or older children will be considered if space allows).  DROP-IN Program! 




Wednesday, June 10, 2015


6:00 PMBarrington Democratic Committee Meeting 



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


6:30 PMFriends of the Library Meeting 



Location:  Marchi Home
Contact:  Lydia Cupp 335-3571
Description:  

A meeting of the library Friends group.  They are holding this one at the home of one of the Friends, Mary Ann Marchi. New members always welcomed.






Thursday, June 11, 2015


4:00 PM - 5:30 PMMeditative Drawing Class



Location:  Library Meeting Room
Contact:  
Description:  

The remaining 1 slot in this class is for a Barrington resident/library card holder ONLY.  The instructor, Pat Keravich, has graciously raised her student limit to accomdate a few more people! Should we still have a wait list, we will consider another class at a later date.

Learn how to create lovely works of art that are relaxing to create!


 






Tuesday, June 16, 2015


4:00 PM - 5:00 PMLEGO CLUB 5-9 yr olds DROP-IN 



Location:  meeting room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  LEGO® CLUB on Tuesdays at 4-5pm for 5-9 Year Olds (slightly younger or older children will be considered if space allows).  DROP-IN Program!


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.





Tuesday, June 23, 2015


4:00 PM - 5:00 PMLEGO CLUB 5-9 yr olds DROP-IN 



Location:  meeting room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  LEGO® CLUB on Tuesdays at 4-5pm for 5-9 Year Olds (slightly younger or older children will be considered if space allows).  DROP-IN Program!




Thursday, June 25, 2015


6:30 PMBook Discussion Group: The House Girl 



Location:  Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Amy Inglis 664-0193
Description:  New members always welcomed! Copies of the books are available one month prior to the discussion via inter-library loan so you do NOT need to purchase the books. A fun group that likes to socialize and discuss literature!

The House Girl by Tara Conklin
Book Cover

The House Girl, the historical fiction debut by Tara Conklin, is an unforgettable story of love, history, and a search for justice, set in modern-day New York and 1852 Virginia.

Weaving together the story of an escaped slave in the pre–Civil War South and a determined junior lawyer, The House Girl follows Lina Sparrow as she looks for an appropriate lead plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking compensation for families of slaves. In her research, she learns about Lu Anne Bell, a renowned prewar artist whose famous works might have actually been painted by her slave, Josephine.

Featuring two remarkable, unforgettable heroines, Tara Conklin's The House Girl is riveting and powerful, literary fiction at its very best.






Friday, June 26, 2015


6:00 PMFAMILY PICNIC & SUMMER READING KICK-OFF 



Location:  Field next to Library
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

Celebrate the Kick-Off of the Summer Reading Program!  Families are invited to bring your own picnic at 6pm to the field next to the library (rain location is the town gym) and enjoy a 6:30 performance of storytelling, music and comedy by KEITH MUNSLOW*. 

PICK UP YOUR SUMMER READING BOOKLETS AT THIS EVENT AND SIGN UP FOR SPECIAL ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR ALL AGES!

*This performance is provided through a Kids, Books & the Arts grand funded by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trus, and is supported in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.






Wednesday, July 01, 2015


1:00 PMChildren's Craft/Activity Ages 7-10



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

Description TBA
 




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, July 08, 2015


11:00 AMMuseum of Science show "Science Magic" 



Location:  Town Gym
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

The Museum of Science, of Boston, is presenting "Science Magic" in the Town Gym at 11am for ages K5 - Adult.

How do magic tricks really work?  This 1/2 hour presentation investigates the science behind the 'magic' of several classic magic tricks.  You might learn how to snatch a tablecloth with disturbing the items on top, make a balloon fireproof, and use electromagnetism to defy gravity.  For the grand finale, their educator demonstrates how science can make it safe to lie down on a real bed of nails.

The library is able to bring this presentation to families thanks to a scholarship program through the Museum of Science.




6:00 PMBarrington Democratic Committee Meeting 



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




Friday, July 10, 2015


1:00 PMChildren's Craft/Activity Ages 7-10



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

Activity TBA






Wednesday, July 15, 2015


1:00 PMTEEN/YOUTH Activity/Craft Ages 11-18



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

Activity TBA




6:00 PM - 7:30 PMBlues Music Program: "Walk Through the Delta"  



Location:  Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Amy Inglis 664-0193
Description:   An overview of the delta blues music of Mississippi and Louisiana prior to the second World War, and how it influenced modern rock and jazz music. Listen to the sweet sounds of "Poor Howard" Stith and Mike Rogers on 6 and 12 string guitar and harmonica!
Poor Howard

"Poor Howard" Stith has been performing 12-string barrelhouse blues for over forty years. As a student of Dave "Snaker" Ray in Minneapolis, he perfected his 12-string guitar style and showed that Delta blues could be found at both ends of the Mississippi. This led a fellow Minneapolis performer to tag him with the moniker "Poor Howard”, after the Leadbelly song.

Over the years, Poor Howard has performed across the U.S., Europe and Japan, entertaining audiences in coffeehouses, bars and at festivals with his dazzling guitar, heartfelt voice, and seemingly endless supply of anecdotes, puns and shaggy dog stories. He has shared the stage with such notable blues performers as John Jackson, Archie Edwards and Peg Leg Sam.

Recently, Howard has teamed up with harmonica player, Mike "Bullfrog" Rogers, a forty year veteran whose styles range from folk to blues.







Thursday, July 16, 2015


4:30 PM - 6:30 PMNature Painting- ADULT ART WORKSHOPS WITH LAUREN DESPINS



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

In this two hour workshop, participants will be using acrylic paints and following along with an instructor to create a beautiful Nature Painting. 

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.






Tuesday, July 21, 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, July 22, 2015


1:00 PMChildren's Craft/Activity Ages 7-10



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

Activity TBA






Thursday, July 23, 2015


6:30 PMBook Discussion-Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown 



Location:  Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Amy Inglis 664-0193
Description:  Every Hero Has a Story: Summer Reading Choice
Boys in Boat Cover
Traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of such contributors as their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder and a homeless teen rower.





Friday, July 24, 2015


1:00 PMTEEN/YOUTH Activity/Craft Ages 11-18



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

Activity TBA






Wednesday, July 29, 2015


6:30 PM - 7:30 PMLearn About Loons: Diving In! 



Location:  Library Meeting Room
Contact:  Library Staff 664-9715
Description:   Loon Photo

An In-Depth close-up peek into the Common Loon's fascinating, often mysterious behaviors.   Learn about the Life Cycle of these magnificent water birds!                

Featuring a very special and most endearing young loon named, GRAPENUT!      

Based on the true story of  "Adventures With Grapenut". The library has a copy of this book if you'd like to check it out.

This is a multimedia show with video of seldom seen Loon antics, including chasing fish underwater, how they land on water (totally different from ducks), the problems they have walking on land and more.

"Adventures With Grapenut"   book trailer  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fY47TB2r3c


Ever hear that haunting and eerie sounding call of a loon on a lake? Doesn’t it send shivers down your spine?  Want to know what loons are really communicating to each other and learn more fascinating behaviors about these elusive aquatic birds?


Learn from an expert in the field and his little loon mascot, Grapenut!  John Rockwood The Loon Man NH is a Common Loon educator,  author, naturalist, and professional nature photographer.


Open to the Public; No Registration Required.  Limited Seating, Come Early!





Wednesday, August 05, 2015


1:00 PMTEEN/YOUTH Activity/Craft Ages 11-18



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

Activity TBA




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.




Friday, August 07, 2015


1:00 PMChildren's Craft/Activity Ages 7-10



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

Activity TBA






Wednesday, August 12, 2015


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


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 Ages 11-18 



Location:  Meeting Room
Contact:  Wendy Rowe
Description:  

TBA






Tuesday, August 18, 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, August 19, 2015


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.






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 * TBA followed by Announcing the Grand Prize winner!  Each child will be able to pick a FREE BOOK!

* The closing show performance is sponsored by Federal Savings Bank!






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


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.




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 



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

A meeting of the local garden club.






Thursday, September 24, 2015


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.






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 PMDisovering New Englands 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.




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.




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.






Wednesday, November 18, 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, 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.




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.


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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LEGO CLUB 5-9 yr olds DROP-IN LEGO® CLUB on Tuesdays at 4-5pm for 5-9 Year Olds (slightly younger or older children will be considered if space allows).  DROP-IN Program! 



Wednesday, May 27, 2015

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Introduction to Meditation - A Two Part Course 

This class is currently full.



6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
AARP Fraud Prevention Presentation


Fraud Prevention Presentation

May 27th at 6-7PM

In a world where personal information is used everywhere, learn how to protect yourself from fraud.
If you have trouble, or are unsure about registering online please call the library at 664-9715





Thursday, May 28, 2015

6:30 PM
Book Discussion Group: Mercy Snow New members always welcomed! Copies of the books are available one month prior to the discussion via inter-library loan so you do NOT need to purchase the books. A fun group that likes to socialize and discuss literature!

Mercy Snow by Tiffany Baker
Book Cover
In the tiny town of Titan Falls, New Hampshire, the paper mill dictates a quiet, steady rhythm of life. But one day a tragic bus accident sets two families on a course toward destruction, irrevocably altering the lives of everyone in their wake.

June McAllister is the wife of the local mill owner and undisputed first lady in town. But the Snow family, a group of itinerant ne'er-do-wells who live on a decrepit and cursed property, have brought her--and the town--nothing but grief.

June will do anything to cover up a dark secret she discovers after the crash, one that threatens to upend her picture-perfect life, even if it means driving the Snow family out of town. But she has never gone up against a force as fierce as the young Mercy Snow. Mercy is determined to protect her rebellious brother, whom the town blames for the accident, despite his innocence. And she has a secret of her own. When an old skeleton is discovered not far from the crash, it beckons Mercy to solve a mystery buried deep within the town's past.



Saturday, May 30, 2015

12:00 PM
FAMILY MOVIE DAY "STRANGE MAGIC” - For ages two worlds lived divided: the magical and the mysterious. Until someone crossed the line...  They're as different as night and day. But sometimes even enemies just need a little magic. Everyone deserves to be loved.  Rated PG



Monday, June 01, 2015

3:30 PM
TEEN BOOK GROUP  

 

Teens meet on the first Monday of each month at 3:30pm.  Books will be chosen by members of the group in conjunction with the librarian - so bring your suggestions along!
Snacks provided.

 





Tuesday, June 02, 2015

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LEGO CLUB 5-9 yr olds DROP-IN LEGO® CLUB on Tuesdays at 4-5pm for 5-9 Year Olds (slightly younger or older children will be considered if space allows).  DROP-IN Program!



Wednesday, June 03, 2015

6:00 PM
WWII TRAVELING TRUNK SHOW - Genealogy Club Program 

Special Program for this month's Barrington Genealogy Club Meeting. 

Dan Schroeder, a volunteer at Wolfeboro’s Wright Museum, will bring a World War II Traveling Trunk Show Wednesday, June 3rd at 6:00pm.

Since 2009, the traveling trunk program has brought noteworthy World War II memorabilia from both home and war fronts to schools and civic organizations through New Hampshire and beyond. The program is free and open to the public. Space is limited – come early to get your seat!





Saturday, June 06, 2015

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friends of the Library Plant Sale Fundraiser! 

Plant Sale News--Here's How You Can Help Make the 2015 Perennial Sale a Success

The Friends annual Perennial Sale is set for Saturday, June 6 from 8-12 at the Town Gym. With a good variety and volume of plants offered at our traditional low prices, and some good promotion of the sale, we should be able to exceed our goal of $2,000.  Here's what you can do to help achieve this ambitious goal:


PLANTS:

  1. Divide your perennials this spring, at least 10 days in advance of the sale if possible, so they can adjust to the pots and look nice at the sale.
  2. If you're planting some herbs or veggies from seed, consider sharing some of the seedlings at the sale. Or if you bought some veggies at a garden center and have more than you really need, re-pot the extras and bring them to the sale.  (Who needs a half dozen eggplants, anyway?  Not me!)  Veggies and herbs sell well, especially if well along in their growth.
  3. If you are willing to share plants, but don't have the time or energy to dig them yourself, contact Lydia (335-3571) and she'll arrange for a few Friends to come by at a convenient time to dig them for you.
  4. We welcome small shrubs, too, so if you're getting rid of items like spirea, roses, hydrangea, mountain laurel and forsythia, think of us.
  5. Please label your pots with the identity of the plant and if it's a sun or shade plant. If you happen to know the color of the blossoms (like iris), share that information as well. That helps us tremendously when setting up the sale tables and answering shoppers' questions. 
  6. Please drop off plants on Friday June 5th starting at 2:00 at the Town Gym.

PROMOTION:

  1. We are sending out reminder postcards to almost 300 past shoppers.  If you get this card, keep it handy to remind you of the sale, or share it with a friend who's not on our mailing list.
  2. Email your friends and family to let them know about the sale and encourage them to donate plants as well.
  3. Tell everyone you see when and where the sale is and encourage them to come for the great plants and prices.
  4. We need volunteers for set up and for the day of the sale. Please contact Lydia at 335-3571 or email at l_cupp@msn.com if you can help .

Thanks in advance for helping make this year's sale the best ever.

Many thanks to Home Sweet Home Realty of Barrington For Sponsoring the Cost of Liability Insurance to use the Town Gym for the Sale!





Tuesday, June 09, 2015

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LEGO CLUB 5-9 yr olds DROP-IN LEGO® CLUB on Tuesdays at 4-5pm for 5-9 Year Olds (slightly younger or older children will be considered if space allows).  DROP-IN Program! 



Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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

6:30 PM
Friends of the Library Meeting 

A meeting of the library Friends group.  They are holding this one at the home of one of the Friends, Mary Ann Marchi. New members always welcomed.





Thursday, June 11, 2015

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Meditative Drawing Class

The remaining 1 slot in this class is for a Barrington resident/library card holder ONLY.  The instructor, Pat Keravich, has graciously raised her student limit to accomdate a few more people! Should we still have a wait list, we will consider another class at a later date.

Learn how to create lovely works of art that are relaxing to create!


 





Tuesday, June 16, 2015

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LEGO CLUB 5-9 yr olds DROP-IN LEGO® CLUB on Tuesdays at 4-5pm for 5-9 Year Olds (slightly younger or older children will be considered if space allows).  DROP-IN Program!

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.




Tuesday, June 23, 2015

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LEGO CLUB 5-9 yr olds DROP-IN LEGO® CLUB on Tuesdays at 4-5pm for 5-9 Year Olds (slightly younger or older children will be considered if space allows).  DROP-IN Program!



Thursday, June 25, 2015

6:30 PM
Book Discussion Group: The House Girl New members always welcomed! Copies of the books are available one month prior to the discussion via inter-library loan so you do NOT need to purchase the books. A fun group that likes to socialize and discuss literature!

The House Girl by Tara Conklin
Book Cover

The House Girl, the historical fiction debut by Tara Conklin, is an unforgettable story of love, history, and a search for justice, set in modern-day New York and 1852 Virginia.

Weaving together the story of an escaped slave in the pre–Civil War South and a determined junior lawyer, The House Girl follows Lina Sparrow as she looks for an appropriate lead plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking compensation for families of slaves. In her research, she learns about Lu Anne Bell, a renowned prewar artist whose famous works might have actually been painted by her slave, Josephine.

Featuring two remarkable, unforgettable heroines, Tara Conklin's The House Girl is riveting and powerful, literary fiction at its very best.





Friday, June 26, 2015

6:00 PM
FAMILY PICNIC & SUMMER READING KICK-OFF 

Celebrate the Kick-Off of the Summer Reading Program!  Families are invited to bring your own picnic at 6pm to the field next to the library (rain location is the town gym) and enjoy a 6:30 performance of storytelling, music and comedy by KEITH MUNSLOW*. 

PICK UP YOUR SUMMER READING BOOKLETS AT THIS EVENT AND SIGN UP FOR SPECIAL ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR ALL AGES!

*This performance is provided through a Kids, Books & the Arts grand funded by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trus, and is supported in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.





Wednesday, July 01, 2015

1:00 PM
Children's Craft/Activity Ages 7-10

Description TBA
 



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, July 08, 2015

11:00 AM
Museum of Science show "Science Magic" 

The Museum of Science, of Boston, is presenting "Science Magic" in the Town Gym at 11am for ages K5 - Adult.

How do magic tricks really work?  This 1/2 hour presentation investigates the science behind the 'magic' of several classic magic tricks.  You might learn how to snatch a tablecloth with disturbing the items on top, make a balloon fireproof, and use electromagnetism to defy gravity.  For the grand finale, their educator demonstrates how science can make it safe to lie down on a real bed of nails.

The library is able to bring this presentation to families thanks to a scholarship program through the Museum of Science.



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



Friday, July 10, 2015

1:00 PM
Children's Craft/Activity Ages 7-10

Activity TBA





Wednesday, July 15, 2015

1:00 PM
TEEN/YOUTH Activity/Craft Ages 11-18

Activity TBA



6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Blues Music Program: "Walk Through the Delta"   An overview of the delta blues music of Mississippi and Louisiana prior to the second World War, and how it influenced modern rock and jazz music. Listen to the sweet sounds of "Poor Howard" Stith and Mike Rogers on 6 and 12 string guitar and harmonica!
Poor Howard

"Poor Howard" Stith has been performing 12-string barrelhouse blues for over forty years. As a student of Dave "Snaker" Ray in Minneapolis, he perfected his 12-string guitar style and showed that Delta blues could be found at both ends of the Mississippi. This led a fellow Minneapolis performer to tag him with the moniker "Poor Howard”, after the Leadbelly song.

Over the years, Poor Howard has performed across the U.S., Europe and Japan, entertaining audiences in coffeehouses, bars and at festivals with his dazzling guitar, heartfelt voice, and seemingly endless supply of anecdotes, puns and shaggy dog stories. He has shared the stage with such notable blues performers as John Jackson, Archie Edwards and Peg Leg Sam.

Recently, Howard has teamed up with harmonica player, Mike "Bullfrog" Rogers, a forty year veteran whose styles range from folk to blues.






Thursday, July 16, 2015

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Nature Painting- ADULT ART WORKSHOPS WITH LAUREN DESPINS

In this two hour workshop, participants will be using acrylic paints and following along with an instructor to create a beautiful Nature Painting. 

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.





Tuesday, July 21, 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, July 22, 2015

1:00 PM
Children's Craft/Activity Ages 7-10

Activity TBA





Thursday, July 23, 2015

6:30 PM
Book Discussion-Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown Every Hero Has a Story: Summer Reading Choice
Boys in Boat Cover
Traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of such contributors as their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder and a homeless teen rower.




Friday, July 24, 2015

1:00 PM
TEEN/YOUTH Activity/Craft Ages 11-18

Activity TBA





Wednesday, July 29, 2015

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Learn About Loons: Diving In!  Loon Photo

An In-Depth close-up peek into the Common Loon's fascinating, often mysterious behaviors.   Learn about the Life Cycle of these magnificent water birds!                

Featuring a very special and most endearing young loon named, GRAPENUT!      

Based on the true story of  "Adventures With Grapenut". The library has a copy of this book if you'd like to check it out.

This is a multimedia show with video of seldom seen Loon antics, including chasing fish underwater, how they land on water (totally different from ducks), the problems they have walking on land and more.

"Adventures With Grapenut"   book trailer  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fY47TB2r3c


Ever hear that haunting and eerie sounding call of a loon on a lake? Doesn’t it send shivers down your spine?  Want to know what loons are really communicating to each other and learn more fascinating behaviors about these elusive aquatic birds?


Learn from an expert in the field and his little loon mascot, Grapenut!  John Rockwood The Loon Man NH is a Common Loon educator,  author, naturalist, and professional nature photographer.


Open to the Public; No Registration Required.  Limited Seating, Come Early!




Wednesday, August 05, 2015

1:00 PM
TEEN/YOUTH Activity/Craft Ages 11-18

Activity TBA



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.



Friday, August 07, 2015

1:00 PM
Children's Craft/Activity Ages 7-10

Activity TBA





Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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



Thursday, August 13, 2015

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 Ages 11-18 

TBA





Tuesday, August 18, 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, August 19, 2015

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.





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 * TBA followed by Announcing the Grand Prize winner!  Each child will be able to pick a FREE BOOK!

* The closing show performance is sponsored by Federal Savings Bank!





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

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.



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 

A meeting of the local garden club.





Thursday, September 24, 2015

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.





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
Disovering New Englands 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.



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.



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.





Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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

A meeting of the local garden club.





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.



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.