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Barrington, NH 03825

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  • Aromatherapy Make and Take Glycerin Soap Making and Spray Class with Essential Oils 
    Thursday, December 12th at 6 p.m.
    Learn about the healing properties of essential oils, make an aromatherapy spray for all sorts of uses, and a holiday-themed glycerin herb soap, both to take home.

  • Seated Yoga & Creative Movement
    with Cindy Simon, M.A., NCC, RMT

    Tuesday, November 26th @ 2:30 p.m.
    Learn stretches, yoga positions, tai chi exercises, and deep breathing while seated in a chair or standing. Registration is required for each session. Visit our event calendar to register or for more information.


  • 15 Minute Meals - with Chef Liz Barbour

    Wednesday, December 4th, 6:00 p.m.

    We all want to eat well but our busy schedules often keep us from taking the time to cook healthy meals. Join chef Liz Barbour to learn how to use your pantry and your local market to create and prepare delicious, healthy meals in 15 minutes. Enjoy a cooking demonstration of 2 recipes and samples for all to taste.

  •  An evening with Thomas Farmen, author of Bessie's Story - Watching the Lights Go Out  December 19th @ 5:30 p.m. 
    This is an inspiring story about a charming, brave, chocolate Lab who gradually loses her eyesight. This book chronicles her slow fade to sightlessness and provides life lessons for all ages.  
     The author leads the reader from the unexpected diagnosis of terminal blindness for his beloved four-year-old pet through the two-and-a-half year transition to sightlessness. In the process, Bessie unwittingly becomes an expert mentor and teacher for the high-wire act of growing older with grace and optimism.


  • Barrington Public Library’s Gingerbread House Competition
    Submit your gingerbread house between December 7th – 11th.
    Submission needs to fit on a 12”x12” base, no higher than 16” and must be decorated with all edible items. Items should be submitted to the Circulation Desk at the Library!
    The public will be voting December 12th – 15th.  Prizes will be awarded for the favorite gingerbread house in the ADULT, FAMILY/CHILD and TOWN DEPT categories. Don’t forget to come in and place your vote! 

    Click here for more information!

  • Brown Bag Book Group - East of Eden by John Steinbeck  

    Monday, November 25th 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
    Adults are welcomed to bring a lunch and enjoy chatting about the book on the last Monday of the month from 12-1:15 PM. The library can provide you with copy of the book, email Amy with your name and library card number and we will let you know when your copy has arrived. New members always welcome! Click here to read the full description of the book.

  • Meet the Census! Representatives from the census will be back at the Library on Tuesday, November 26th at 5:30 p.m. & Tuesday, December 10th, 5:30 p.m.

    This is your chance to ask questions about your impact on the Census, how the Census affects Barrington & NH, and how you might participate, including working for them!



    LEGO Club!

    Tuesdays, 4 p.m.

    Kids going into Kindergarten through 4th grade are invited to build LEGO creations each week. 

    This is a free play where kids are encouraged to expand their imaginations! Creations will be displayed in the library (if space allows) 

  • November’s Art Exhibit at the Barrington Public Library - Sally Mitchel 
    Sally returned to the Seacoast in 2016, after about 5 years in Colorado Springs. She was happy to return here and is now settled in Barrington.
    For a watercolor painter, it was rather startling to see the difference made by the Western light. Colors are brighter, clearer, and more intense; demanding a new perspective and a pallete of warmer hues. She feels more at home with the subtle colors of the New England scenes. 
    Sally can be reached at 603-905-9859.
    Her work can be seen at the Seacoast Artist's Association Gallery on Water St. in Exeter.


  • Family Gingerbread House Workshop 
    Saturday, December 7th at 1:00 p.m
    Families are invited to the library to build a Gingerbread House.  
    Kits will be provided. You can bring additional (edible) decorations for yourself and/or to share.  These creations will be kept in the library for our Gingerbread House Competition.  
    Space is limited – register online or ask staff to help.  When registering: a family will be considered an average size of 3.  If your family is larger please register for two spots.
    Register here

  • Clay Christmas Trees With Lauren Despins! 
    Tuesday, December 3rd, at 5:30 p.m. 

    Adult Art Class with Lauren Despins – Clay Christmas Trees
    Participants will hand build a domed tree with cut out designs and imprinted textures.  The trees will be glazed and fired, and participants will be called to pick up finished projects.
    Please click
    here to register!

  • Presenting: Traveling Into the Unknown
    Thursday, November 21st @ 5:30 p.m. 
    At Paranormal Odyssey Investigations we bring together history, paranormal claims, and paranormal investigation evidence that is not only eye opening but thought provoking as well.
    Paranormal Odyssey Investigations bridges the gap among paranormal, spirituality, and science. The basis of what we do is founded on investigating, researching and applying our knowledge to the study of the paranormal.

For the Barrington Public Library 

 Send Cover Letter & Resume to
Melissa Huette at
Must have at least two work references listed.
 Starting Pay:  $13.01
Basic Duties:  Vacuuming, dusting, mopping, trash and recycling, shoveling, light handyman duties as needed, including occasional painting, small repairs, stripping/waxing floors, cleaning carpets, and other tasks as assigned.

(11 Hours Per Week)
Before or After Library Open Hours- 2+ Hour Shifts, Monday-Friday (Extra weekly hour saved for large projects)
Early Mornings or Evenings...Flexibility to Come in To Shovel Walkway/stairs During Storms a Must!

For complete job description, please click here

Barrington Library Foundation
We're putting faces to our Library's needs!
The Library Foundation is spearheading a new campaign to raise awareness of the deficiencies of our current library building and, with the help of community members of all ages and from all walks of life, to point the way toward a new building that will serve our community long into the future. 
The next Foundation meeting will be held on August 13th at the Lois Lane Community Center at 7pm.
Background on the project and information on how you can become part of the excitement can all be found HERE.


Meeting Minutes

Trustee Alternate Wanted
Are you eager to help the Library? Would you like to be a part of shaping Library policies and planning for the future? If so, consider joining the Library Board of Trustees as an alternate Trustee member. For more information contact current Board Chair Lindsey Maziarz (

Public Notice
The Annual Review Subcommittee of the Barrington Public Library Board of Trustees will meet to discuss the annual review of the Library Director on November 11, 2019 from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 at the Community House on Lois Ln. and November 30, 2019 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the Barrington Public Library, 105 Ramsdell Lane.

The public is always welcomed.
For more information contact Melissa Huette, Library Director, at 664-0193.

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