The Barrington Area Library remains closed until further notice.

The Library remains closed until further notice. Please monitor our website at balibrary.org or our social media channels for updates. We are sorry but no future room reservations can be accepted at this time. Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe and healthy!

Upcoming Events

Ongoing Events

Start Time

Age
Program Type
Branches:
Barrington Area Library
Description:
The Barrington Area Library will be temporarily closed to public entry as of 9 PM, Friday, March 13, 2020 and until further notice. The Library has been closely monitoring information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak for several week...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Watch Live: Baby Time

May 26, 2020
10:00am - 10:15am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Share songs, stories, and rhymes with your baby in this interactive virtual story time. Registered participants will be emailed a link to join the virtual story time on the morning of the program. The library’s virtual programs can be accesse...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

A View From the Couch Movie Club: His Girl Friday

May 26, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Participate in our new movie club by watching the selected film of the week and then joining Librarians Hayley and Annette for an online video discussion about the film. This week's film is the classic comedy, HIS GIRL FRIDAY, starring Rosalind ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Watch Now: Baby & Me Yoga

All Day
Children
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children
Event Details:
Watch Now on YouTube! Relax and bond with your little one as you enjoy the calming and centering benefits of yoga virtually from the comfort of your own home. Yoga expert Jean Masukevich leads you through some gentle, easy-to-modify poses and tech...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children
Event Details:
Watch Now on YouTube! Feel calm and empowered with your toddler as you share in this virtual yoga experience together. Yoga expert Jean Masukevich leads gentle, easy-to-modify poses. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Watch Live: Toddler Time

May 27, 2020
10:00am - 10:15am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
We'll share songs, stories, and rhymes in this energetic, interactive virtual story time for toddlers! Registered participants will be emailed a link to join the virtual story time on the morning of the program. The library’s virtual programs...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tech Topics: Streaming Music Webinar

May 27, 2020
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Event Details:
Explore the many options for streaming music. Learn what content and features are offered on popular streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and Freegal.   Registered participants will be emailed a link to join the virtual pro...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Watch Live: Study Break for Grades K-5

May 27, 2020
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Children, Elementary
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Elementary
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
 We miss you and want to say, "Hi!" So, take a study break and chat with Youth Services librarians and other kids to see what they are up to. During this session, we will discuss fun Lego builds and building challenges with household engineering...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Watch Now: Baby & Me Yoga

All Day
Children
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children
Event Details:
Watch Now on YouTube! Relax and bond with your little one as you enjoy the calming and centering benefits of yoga virtually from the comfort of your own home. Yoga expert Jean Masukevich leads you through some gentle, easy-to-modify poses and tech...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children
Event Details:
Watch Now on YouTube! Feel calm and empowered with your toddler as you share in this virtual yoga experience together. Yoga expert Jean Masukevich leads gentle, easy-to-modify poses. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Watch Live: Family Story Time

May 28, 2020
10:00am - 10:15am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills in this interactive, virtual story time. Registered participants will be emailed a link to join the virtual story time ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

"Best We Can" Parenting #7

May 28, 2020
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community/Nonprofit, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
Event Details:
Advice for Unusual Times A collaboration between BStrong Together and Barrington Area Library   We're all doing the best we can. Join us online for tips, tools, and a chance to ask questions of local experts. We know you’re busy; we'll keep...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Watch Now: Baby & Me Yoga

All Day
Children
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children
Event Details:
Watch Now on YouTube! Relax and bond with your little one as you enjoy the calming and centering benefits of yoga virtually from the comfort of your own home. Yoga expert Jean Masukevich leads you through some gentle, easy-to-modify poses and tech...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children
Event Details:
Watch Now on YouTube! Feel calm and empowered with your toddler as you share in this virtual yoga experience together. Yoga expert Jean Masukevich leads gentle, easy-to-modify poses. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Watch Live: Family Concert with Mr. Nick

May 30, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Music
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 92
Event Details:
Mr. Nick Davio’s interactive virtual concert experience will get you tapping your toes, clapping your hands, singing and dancing to the melodies and grooves! Featuring original music along with some family friendly classics, this concert is sure...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Dilemmas of Iranian Power and Politics

June 1, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
United States-Iranian relations have grown increasingly fraught over the last several years. Why have things come to this? Learn about the complexities of domestic Iranian politics and how they affect foreign policy, as well as ways that these growin...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:
Participate in our new movie club by watching the selected film of the week and then joining Librarians Hayley and Annette for an online video discussion about the film. This week's film is The HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE from acclaimed New Zealan...

Disclaimer(s)

Virtual Programs

Registered participants will receive an email with a link to join the virtual program. Programs can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or mobile phone. First-time participants may need to download and run the free software upon joining a program. For this reason, we recommend joining a few minutes early.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Microsoft Word 2016 Basics Webinar

June 3, 2020
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
Learn how to create and edit a document with Microsoft Word. Use formatting options, line spacing, and page alignment tools. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are required. Intended for beginners. Registered participants will be emailed a link to jo...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Plant Your Own Monarch Garden Webinar

June 4, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Want to attract monarch butterflies and other beneficial pollinators to your yard but don’t know how? Join The Land Conservancy of McHenry County for easy tips and sample garden layouts with native plants that will provide beauty and everything a pol...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

June 8, 2020
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Event Details:
Regular monthly meeting of the library's Board of Trustees. Due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, this meeting will be held via conference call pursuant to Executive Order 2020-07. See the meeting notice and agenda on the l...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

LIT at Home

June 8, 2020
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Join librarians Liz and Sam from your couch to discuss popular titles in a virtual book club for adults. Use your computer, tablet, or phone to log on and be part of the discussion. We'll share the link the day of the event.  Eight Perfect Mu...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

A View From the Couch Movie Club: Lured

June 9, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:
Participate in our new movie club by watching the selected film of the week and then joining Librarians Hayley and Annette for an online video discussion about the film. This week's film is LURED, a thriller featuring Lucille Ball, George Sander...

Disclaimer(s)

Virtual Programs

Registered participants will receive an email with a link to join the virtual program. Programs can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or mobile phone. First-time participants may need to download and run the free software upon joining a program. For this reason, we recommend joining a few minutes early.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Non-Profit Know-How: "New Normal"

June 10, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community/Nonprofit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Event Details:
How will your operations change as we move through the phased recovery plan? What resources are available to bolster non-profits? Community Engagement Librarian Sam will share research; bring your own discoveries, and we'll discuss best practices amo...

Disclaimer(s)

Virtual Programs

Registered participants will receive an email with a link to join the virtual program. Programs can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or mobile phone. First-time participants may need to download and run the free software upon joining a program. For this reason, we recommend joining a few minutes early.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Microsoft Excel 2016 Basics Webinar

June 10, 2020
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
Learn to create a spreadsheet and easily store, organize, and modify data using Microsoft Excel. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are required. Intended for beginners. Registered participants will be emailed a link to join the virtual program two d...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

BALibrary Fandom Fest: Learn About Cosplay

June 15, 2020
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Everyone
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 74
Event Details:
Join us for a live panel with the Age of Geeks Cosplayers! Our three panelists will discuss a variety of cosplay topics and be asked questions by Librarians Kate and Hayley. This is the perfect panel for anyone that interested in learning about cospl...

Disclaimer(s)

Virtual Programs

Registered participants will receive an email with a link to join the virtual program. Programs can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or mobile phone. First-time participants may need to download and run the free software upon joining a program. For this reason, we recommend joining a few minutes early.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

BALibrary Fandom Fest: 3D printed Superhero Keychains

June 16, 2020
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Everyone
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 99
Event Details:
Learn the basics of 3D print design by creating a superhero logo keychain using the free web-based software Tinkercad. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Virtual Programs

Registered participants will receive an email with a link to join the virtual program. Programs can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or mobile phone. First-time participants may need to download and run the free software upon joining a program. For this reason, we recommend joining a few minutes early.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

BALibrary Fandom Fest: Airbrush Artist Demonstration

June 16, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Everyone
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:
Airbrush Artist Christopher Messer shows off his skill with an airbrush in this panel that is bursting with creativity! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Virtual Programs

Registered participants will receive an email with a link to join the virtual program. Programs can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or mobile phone. First-time participants may need to download and run the free software upon joining a program. For this reason, we recommend joining a few minutes early.