Barrington Public Library

Home to a vast number of re- sources and services - and featur- ing a strong emphasis on music and film - the Barrington Public Library is home to a theater, which regularly presents specially themed …

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Home to a vast number of resources and services - and featuring a strong emphasis on music and film - the Barrington Public Library is home to a theater, which regularly presents specially themed Classic Films Series. There’s an accompanying blog that offers synopses and reviews of upcoming films. Themes are varied, and can cover films depicting a certain historical era as well as actor vehicles. In addition, many movies are part of special lecture series, creating educational as well as entertainment opportunities. Viewings are free and open to the public.

Musical events and performances also fill out the library’s schedule, such as string workshops and concerts in April, and the Mandolins in May concert on May 20, featuring music by the New York Mandolin Ensemble and the Providence Mandolin Orchestra.

The Coffee and Book Chat offers a special twist on the regular reading discussions and book clubs. Held on the first Monday morning of every month, members gather together with a hot cup of coffee to share exciting new discoveries in the world of reading. The Barrington Blog, the library’s official blog, regularly updates with news of library additions and events. Another way to keep in touch with the library is by signing up for Bookletters, a subscription for recommended reading notices and upcoming events.

Finally, kids and teens will find a lot to love about the Barrington Public Library. Starting this month, registration will be available for several children’s programs, such as Mother Goose, featuring nursery rhymes and age-appropriate books and songs for children ages 0-23 months, and Booklook, an eight-week interactive program for two-year-olds. Teens can drop in for workshops, tutoring and reading lists.