Thursday, February 28, 2013
The March exhibit at the Barrington library will show off the creations of artisan Charles Nadeau, who can make window shades out of your favorite fabric.
Handcrafted fabric window roller shades created by the “shade guy” go on display in the Barrington library starting Friday. The exhibit runs for the month of March. It will display the work of Warren artisan Charles Nadeau. Nadeau creates laminated window shades made of cottons, polyesters, blends, sheer fabrics, silk fabrics and other high-end fabrics. “My most enjoyable and creative projects come when employing non-traditional fabrics combined with unique visions,” said Nadeau. “Such as silk with velvet or hand painted rough cottons with fine crafted wood details. “My ideas tend to combine opposite textures and forms,” said Nadeau. You can find Nadeau’s work online as well at www.myshadeguy.com. Exhibit hours are the library’s hours: …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Call or stop by the reference department at Barrington Public Library.
Wednesday, February 27
The Friends of the Barrington Public Library have received donations of several complete multi-volume book sets that are available for purchase directly from the library's book sorting room. Many wonderful gardening books are also available for purchase at nominal prices. If you are interested in any of the volumes, or you wish to view the numerous other books available, please leave your name and telephone number with the Reference Department staff, either in person or by calling 401-247-1920 ext 2. A Friends member will contact you to schedule an appointment. Click here to see the multi-volume sets available right now in the book sorting room.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The paintings in the Barrington library by artist Vani Gupta are inspired by the patterns, colors and shapes of nature.
Wednesday, February 6
A display of acrylic paintings inspired by nature are on display in the Barrington library for the month of February. Painter Vani Gupta creates intricate and varied patterns, textures, colors, and shapes. "She finds the most striking features are found in the natural world and this amazement is reflected in her work," said Jessica D’Avanza, the community services librarian. "She enjoys painting flowers, leaves, trees, eroded surfaces, anything that nature has worked its magic on." Gupta has been interested in drawing and painting since an early age, said D'Avanza. She lives in Providence with her husband and young son. Exhibit hours are the library hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 am-9 pm, Friday and Saturday, 9 am-5 pm, and Sunday 1 to 5pm. …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Hear a presentation on 'Ancient Errors, Ben Franklin and the Reinvention of America' Thursday evening in the Barrington Public Library.
Benjamin Franklin stops by the Barrington Public Library on Thursday evening, Jan. 24. Well, we all know that one of America’s founders passed on a long time ago. But his wisdom lives on. Hear a presentation on “Ancient Errors, Ben Franklin and the Reinvention of America.” It starts at 7 pm. “Things don't seem to be going very well in America these days,” according to a description of Thursday’s presentation on the library website. “There are, predictably, an abundance of opinions on the matter, but there can be only one truth,” according to the website. “In pursuit of this truth, this talk, based on Poor Richard's Lament, conjures up an unexpected cause-and-effect chain, and thereby, an unexpected course of redemption.” "Weighing in (so …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Barrington Library to show 'Teacher Movies Through the Years' starting Monday, Jan. 14.
The Barrington library theater starts a series of “Teacher Movies Through the Years” on Monday, Jan. 14, according to the library website. The series will show one movie a month through May 20. Each show starts at 7 pm. Here is the schedule of the teacher movies, with ratings: The library theater is the same room as the auditorium. It features surround sound, a big screen and comfortable, stadium-style seating, according to the website.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Barrington Public Library hosts a showing of the classic Christmas move tonight at 7 in the theater-like auditorium.
Okay, you’ve watched it many times on TV, but have you ever seen the classic holiday movie, “A Christmas Story,” on the big screen? The Barrington Public Library presents this Christmas classic today at 7 pm in the auditorium. Really, it’s just like watching it in a movie theater. Bring your family and friends to see Ralphie and friends. The film brings to your eyes humorist Jean Shepherd 's American Christmas. The film is considered a nostalgic and witty remembrance of holiday periods gone by. It’s filled with humor, warmth, and dozens of captivating moments. It’s undeniable charm makes it an all-time favorite for young and old alike, according to a review on the library website. Did we mention that the film is show for free. Look at the…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Barrington photographer David DelPoio's exhibit combines personal photos with portraits and pictures of other families during December in the Barrington library.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Ever since his twins, Walter and Lucy, were born, Barrington dad David DelPoio has been documenting the life of his family through photography. “It started as a sort of personal diary from parenthood,” he said. “In many cases, all these small moments say so much more than I can remember, especially with the twins.” You can see what DelPoio is talking about this month at the Barrington library. His exhibit, "My Family, Your Family", combines his personal photography with pictures from the many portraits and childhood photography sessions he has had with other Barrington families. “These images represent my love of family,” DelPoio said. “Whether I’m photographing my own family or others. I’d like to think my approach carries over into all…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Stop by the Barrington library auditorium and take in this quirky comedy at 7 pm.
The Barrington library flim series, “Indy Flicks You Never Saw But Wished You Did (Or Just Want to See Again!) shows “Little Miss Sunshine,” a quirky comedy about a dysfunctional family that embarks on a road trip to allow a pudgy, bespectacled 7-year-old to realize her dream of competing in the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant. Free, it airs at 7 pm in the theater-like auditorium. Margie Reed hosts a story hour for children every Thursday at 10 am at Barrington Books in the Barrington Shopping Plaza. Thursday night Zumba classes at 426 Fitness, 426 Metacom Ave, Warren, will benefit the Warren Animal Shelter, which cares for and houses Barrington strays and pets. Donations are collected during the free classes that start at 7 pm. The …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The adaptation of the Broadway musical brings the fall film lecture series, 'Gotta' Sing! Gotta' Dance!' to a close at 1 pm in the Barrington library auditorium.
Flappers and gangsters come to the Barrington library this afternoon, Oct. 31. "Chicago" plays at 1 pm in the auditorium as the final movie in the fall film lecture series, "Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance!: The Evolution of Movie Musicals." Doug Swiszcz, a film buff and library technology director, describes the film as "director Rob Marshall's freshly cinematic adaptation of Kander and Ebb's Broadway show about society's infatuation with notoriety in the Windy City during the Roaring '20s. The move is in color. It runs for 113 minutes, and is rated PG-13 with some, sexual content and dialogue, violence, and thematic elements. There is no charge. For more details, you can check out Swiszcz’s classic film blog.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Hazardous weather caused by Hurricane Sandy could postpone all events scheduled for Barrington today, Oct. 29.
The events listed here are all scheduled weather permitting: Barrington's public schools are closed today. The Barrington Veterinary Clinic on Waseca Avenue holds a Halloween party for your dog or cat at 6:30 pm. Treat bags will be handed out; dress up your pet and get a professional portrait taken with part of the proceeds going to shelters. The Barrington library hosts a 4 pm talk on the costs of assisted living, what is covered, and what benefits are out there to help with your care. The Barrington Neighbors and Newcomers Club runs tennis drills each morning at 9 am at Centre Court Tennis Club, 50 Hospital Road, in nearby Riverside. Contact Mary Jo Finkenstaedt or Vicky Barokha at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 508-954-4548 for more …