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This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.
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Little Kids, Big Feelings

10:00am - 10:30am
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Event Details:
Ages 3 – 6 w/caregiver Mister Rogers often said that anything mentionable is manageable. Join us as we create a space to talk about all feelings big and small through books, songs, and mindfulness exercises! Drop in. Program Room.  ...

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Story Times

Program space is limited. BALibrary cardholders receive priority admission until a program begins or is filled. Drop in except where noted. Story Room.

 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Tech Open Lab

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School
Event Details:
All ages w/ caregiver Families explore a variety of technology such as robots, circuits, iPads, and more. Drop in. Program Room. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Family Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Story Room.  ...

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Story Times

Program space is limited. BALibrary cardholders receive priority admission until a program begins or is filled. Drop in except where noted. Story Room.

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room Side A
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
In collaboration with Bacoa Start the new year by giving yourself and your loved ones peace of mind. Attorney Joseph Lucas of Lucas Law explores how to perform an annual check-up on important documents such as advance directives, power of att...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Introduction to Creativebug

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Conference Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:
Crafty people - unite! BALibrary offers access to a free database of high-quality video tutorials for arts, crafts, and more. Learn how to register and get started on new projects. Register. Conference Room. ...

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MakerLab Program

Use of the MakerLab and its equipment is reserved for Barrington Area Library cardholders.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Baby Time

9:30am - 10:00am
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Event Details:
Ages 0 – 18 months w/caregiver Bond with your baby as we share rhymes and songs to build early language skills. Story Room. ...

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Story Times

Program space is limited. BALibrary cardholders receive priority admission until a program begins or is filled. Drop in except where noted. Story Room.

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Elgin Symphony Listener’s Club

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room Side B
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Music
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 26
Event Details:
Delve deep into the concert experience with a personal guided tour by ESO musicians. Hear them perform live and share personal insights about each concert program. Register. Meeting Room. ...

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Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Masks are now optional, but recommended, at the Barrington Area Library. The Library will continue to prioritize safety precautions during indoor programs, including reduced capacity and physical distancing.

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Cooks with Books Book Club

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Zimmerman Room
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Let’s talk about the delicious snacks that co-star with your favorite movies in the winter! Register. Zimmerman Room. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Seed Library Launch

All Day
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Event Details:
Stop by on Feb 1 to see what’s available in the Seed Library this season. During the day, Master Gardener experts will be on hand to answer questions and share seed starting tips. Learn how to make custom garden items with the laser cutter, help us c...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Toddler Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
Ages 2 – 3 years w/caregiver Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in this energetic story time for toddlers. Drop In. Story Room.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

Story Times

Program space is limited. BALibrary cardholders receive priority admission until a program begins or is filled. Drop in except where noted. Story Room.

 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Toddler Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
Ages 2 – 3 years w/caregiver Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in this energetic story time for toddlers. Drop In. Story Room.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

Story Times

Program space is limited. BALibrary cardholders receive priority admission until a program begins or is filled. Drop in except where noted. Story Room.

 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Preschool Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
Ages 3 – 5 w/caregiver Time to dance, sing, and enjoy stories especially for preschoolers. Drop in. Story Room.     ...

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Story Times

Program space is limited. BALibrary cardholders receive priority admission until a program begins or is filled. Drop in except where noted. Story Room.

 

This event is in the "Children" group.

Shadows & Groundhogs Story Time

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Children
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Come join us for a special story time all about shadows and groundhogs. Drop in. Meeting Room. ...

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Youth Services Drop-In Events

This event is appropriate for all ages with a caregiver. Drop in and please bring your Barrington Area Library card for priority admission. Customers from other library districts will be admitted as space is available. Seating is first come, first served.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Virtual All-Ages Story Time

All Day
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
This program will become available on February 6. Watch and sing along to help your child develop important early literacy skills. Check out a Story Time To Go Kit with shakers, scarves, and rhythm sticks to turn virtual story time into an inte...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Family Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Drop in. Story Room.    ...

Disclaimer(s)

Story Times

Program space is limited. BALibrary cardholders receive priority admission until a program begins or is filled. Drop in except where noted. Story Room.

 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Family Story Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Drop in. Story Room.    ...

Disclaimer(s)

Story Times

Program space is limited. BALibrary cardholders receive priority admission until a program begins or is filled. Drop in except where noted. Story Room.

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Big Spring Books

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Event Details:
Join Adult Services librarian Liz Kirchhoff to hear about some of the most anticipated spring releases. You might even go home with a free book! Meeting Room. Register. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Personalized Wine Bottle Caddy

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Conference Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Laser-etch a name or phrase on a wine bottle caddy made with our laser cutter. Register. Conference Room. ...

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MakerLab Program

Use of the MakerLab and its equipment is reserved for Barrington Area Library cardholders.

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Baby Time: Lapsit

9:30am - 10:00am
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
Ages 0 – 12 months w/caregiver Bond with your baby as we share rhymes and songs to build early language skills. Drop in. Story Room.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

Story Times

Program space is limited. BALibrary cardholders receive priority admission until a program begins or is filled. Drop in except where noted. Story Room.

 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Baby Time: Wobbly Ones

10:15am - 10:45am
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
Ages 12 – 24 months w/caregiver Enjoy songs, rhymes, and stories that support early language and motor skills. Drop in. Story Room.   ...

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Story Times

Program space is limited. BALibrary cardholders receive priority admission until a program begins or is filled. Drop in except where noted. Story Room.

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

For Seniors: Relief Printmaking Class

10:30am - 11:30am
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room Side A
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
Alison Baggio from Kaleidoscope School of Fine Art leads us through the process of carving a relief and using it to print a custom Valentine card. Register. Meeting Room. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Art from the Heart

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Bring your creativity and curiosity. Come explore materials, learn about process and make art that is uniquely yours. Drop in. Program Room.   ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Toddler Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
Ages 2 – 3 years w/caregiver Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in this energetic story time for toddlers. Drop In. Story Room.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

Story Times

Program space is limited. BALibrary cardholders receive priority admission until a program begins or is filled. Drop in except where noted. Story Room.

 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Toddler Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
Ages 2 – 3 years w/caregiver Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in this energetic story time for toddlers. Drop In. Story Room.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

Story Times

Program space is limited. BALibrary cardholders receive priority admission until a program begins or is filled. Drop in except where noted. Story Room.