Listen to classical music and poetry by world-class artists on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 21, in the Barrington library auditorium.
It’s the annual meeting of the Friends of the Barrington Library with a musical program in memory of Ruth Corkill, a former library director.
“The Ruth Corkill Program: Strange and New Horizons” will feature four world-class musicians who will offer “a magical journey through music, poetry and literature that takes you to enchanting spaces and foreign lands,” according to the library website.
“They have played all around the world,” said Debbie Barchi, library director. “I think this is pretty unique for Barrington.”
The musical program will run from 2 to 3 pm. It will follow a meeting of the Friends in the Gallery Room behind the auditorium from 1:30 to 2 pm.
There will be refreshments after the performance.
Corkill was the library director from 1981-1991. She was instrumental in renovating the library and the move from Town Hall to the Peck building, said Barchi.
“Many people still have memories of the human chain that was organized to move books one by one, hand to hand from the Town Hall to the library,” said Barchi.
Unfortunately, said Barchi, Corkill died from cancer while she was the director. A photo of Corkill hangs on the wall in Barchi’s office.