Monday, June 10, 2013
Living Literature of RI will present 'A Celebration of Books' today at 7:30 pm in the Barrington library auditorium.
Celebrate reading and books at the Barrington Public Library tonight. Living Literature of RI presents "A Celebration of Books" at 7:30 PM. It takes place in the auditorium. Barry Press, an actor with Trinity Repertory Theater Company and artistic director of Living Literature, and Anne Scurria, his wife and an actress with Trinity Rep, will present dramatized readings from books by Ray Bradbury, David Eggars, Annie Lamott, Grace Paley, and Carlos Ruiz Zafon. The event is free and open to anyone. Both actors are currently in the Trinity Repertory production of House & Garden. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Barrington Public Library.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The final movie in the 'Audrey in the Afternoon' film-lecture series runs today at 1 pm in the Barrington library auditorium.
The film-lecture series celebrating actress Audrey Hepburn, “Audrey in the Afternoon,” ends today at 1 pm with “Charade.” Librarian and film-enthusiast Doug Swiszcz has been presenting the film series on Wednesday afternoons in the Barrington library auditorium. Charade is a 1963 “Hitchcock-like concoction” that pairs Hepburn with screen icon Cary Grant, according to Swiszcz. "Audrey’s a recent widow who learns that her late husband left behind $250,000 — a sum eagerly sought by three nefarious individuals from his past," he said. "The problem is that Hepburn has absolutely no idea where this money might be." "Grant is the handsome man with whom she joins forces to get to the bottom of this mystery," he said. "Director Stanley Donen’s use …
Mostly sunny; see 'Charade' in library; Marijuana Anonymous meets; Town Museum open; knit in senior center.
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Friday, May 31, 2013
The a cappella group will perform tomorrow, June 1, in the Barrington Public Library auditorium.
The Barrington library hosts on Saturday afternoon, June 1, an a cappella group considered one of the best around. "Women Rising" will perform from 4 to 5 pm in the library auditorium. The show is titled: How Can We Keep From Singing? Women RIsing is described by the library as “a dynamic group of women who blend their voices in a cappella song. Songs about justice, social consciousness, political oppression, freedom, love, friendship, acceptance, and truth. Their mission is to utilize strength and spirit of music to inspire, educate and empower women and the larger community.” The show is free and open to the entire family. Click on the Women Rising website for more information.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The 'Audrey in the Afternoon' film series continues today at 1 pm in the Barrington library auditorium.
The multi-week film lecture series celebrating actress Audrey Hepburn, “Audrey in the Afternoon,”continues today with “My Fair Lady.” Librarian and film enthusiast Doug Swiszcz is presenting the film series on Wednesdays at 1 pm in the Barrington library auditorium. "My Fair Lady" is the 1964 film version of the smash Broadway musical. "A self-absorbed professor of linguistics (Rex Harrison) turns a Cockney flower girl into a respectable lady by teaching her how to speak properly," said Swizcz. "Although producer Jack Warner’s choice of Hepburn for the female lead over Julie Andrews (Broadway’s Eliza) caused quite a stir at the time, the critical consensus was that Hepburn acquitted herself admirably with her portrayal," he said. The …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The 'Audrey in the Afternoon' flim-lecture series continues today at 1 pm in the Barrington library auditorium.
“Audrey in the Afternoon,” the multi-week film lecture series celebrating actress Audrey Hepburn, continues today with “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” The film series is being presented by librarian and film enthusiast Doug Swiszcz on Wednesdays at 1 pm in the Barrington Library auditorium. Breakfast at Tiffany’s is director Blake Edward’s 1961adaptation of Truman Capote’s novella. Hepburn plays Holly Golightly, a seeming urban sophisticate who lives off the gifts of New York City gentlemen, but who is really a frustrated romantic with a secret past and a hidden vulnerability, said Swiszcz. George Peppard plays a struggling writer whose livelihood, like Holly’s, depends on the generosity of others, he said. Can these “two drifters” break away …
Monday, May 20, 2013
The Barrington Public Library has a quilt hanging just inside the front door that you must see to believe.
You probably won’t believe it’s a quilt. The Barrington Public Library has received on permanent loan a quilt that looks more like painting on fabric. Or stained glass. It hangs just inside the front door on the right. The quilt was created by Sally Boynton of South Kingstown, whose best friend is the weekend children’s librarian. That’s how Debbie Barchi, Barrington’s library director, discovered Boynton and her quilts. “Sally just decided she'd like to make and donate the handmade quilt to Barrington library,” said Barchi. “We will mostly use it in winter to help shelter the staff and public from some of the strong arctic blasts that come in through our doors. “ Boynton is a 1973 Rhode Island School of Design graduate in sculpture and …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The "Audrey in the Afternoon' film-lecture series continues today at 1 pm in the Barrington library auditorium.
“Audrey in the Afternoon,” a multi-week film lecture series celebrating actress Audrey Hepburn, continues today with 'Nun's Story." The film series is being presented by librarian and film enthusiast Doug Swiszcz on Wednesdays at 1 pm in the Barrington Library auditorium. "The Nun’s Story is based on the true story of a young woman in 1930s Belgium who joins the convent and faces a great spiritual struggle with her vows of charity, humility and obedience," said Swiszcz. "Hepburn’s portrayal proved her dramatic acting abilities after a series of lighter roles, and earned her the New York Film Critics Best Actress award," he said. Fred Zinnemann, who directed such classics as High Noon and From Here to Eternity, directed this film, Swiszcz …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The film-lecture series, 'Audrey in the Afternoon,' plays tribute to the work of Audrey Hepburn; it includes insights and commentary from film buff Doug Swiszcz.
“Audrey in the Afternoon,” a film and lecture series celebrating the work of actress Audrey Hepburn, continues Wednesday afternoon, May 8, in the Barrington library auditorium. The film this week is Funny Face. Librarian and film enthusiast Doug Swiszcz will present the film at 1 pm. "The 1957 film is a frothy, colorful musical about a drab Greenwich Village bookstore clerk who is whisked away to Paris, where she becomes a beautiful haute couture model thanks to fashion photographer Fred Astaire," Swiszcz said. "But will Hepburn’s preoccupation with a young philosopher stand in the way of a romance with Astaire?," he said. Kay Thompson turns in a bravura performance as fashion magazine editor Maggie Prescott. Paris landmarks, a chiefly …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Librarian and film enthusiast Doug Swiszcz debuts his latest film-lecture series in the Barrington library auditorium on Wednesday May 1.
“Audrey in the Afternoon,” a six-week film lecture series celebrating the work of actress Audrey Hepburn, will be presented by librarian and film enthusiast Doug Swiszcz at the Barrington Public Library starting Wednesday afternoon. All the films air at 1 pm in the theater-like library auditorium. "Hepburn was a movie star nonpareil, possessing stylish elegance and grace, unconventional beauty, and genuine warmth and vulnerability," said Swiszcz. "You would think that someone of Hepburn’s stature would have a swelled head, but she knew humility. "Incredibly, she didn’t find herself particularly attractive," he said. "And she never hesitated to credit the directors and co-stars of her movies for helping her to learn her craft as she went…