Barrington Area Library Closed From 9 PM, Friday, March 13, 2020, Until Further Notice

As a precautionary response to coronavirus (COVID-19), the Barrington Area Library will be temporarily closed to public entry from 9 PM, Friday, March 13, 2020, until further notice. This decision is based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and local health departments, which cite social distancing and event cancellations as effective means for preventing the spread of disease. Please monitor our website at www.balibrary.org and our social media channels for updated information.

Upcoming Events

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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...
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Together We Read| An All-Ages Digital Reading Program

All Day, 3/18 - 4/30
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Event Details:
While we can't be together—we can read together. From now until the end of April, track your minutes of reading and complete activities to be entered into weekly digital gift card drawings.Join in weekly community challenges, too, and help our loc...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Event Details:
Welcome, book loving friends! With COVID-19, we know that many of you are staying close to home. It's easy to feel like you're at loose ends - we're here to help! For the next two weeks, we'll be holding an online-only book club for adults, and we'd...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Family Story Time

March 30, 2020
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Children, Birth to PreK
Cancelled
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Event Details:
As a precautionary response to coronavirus (COVID-19), the Barrington Area Library is cancelling all Library programs from Friday, March 13, 2020, through Tuesday, March 31, 2020. This decision is based on guidelines from the Illinois Department of P...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Baby Time

March 31, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Children, Birth to PreK
Cancelled
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Event Details:
As a precautionary response to coronavirus (COVID-19), the Barrington Area Library is cancelling all Library programs from Friday, March 13, 2020, through Tuesday, March 31, 2020. This decision is based on guidelines from the Illinois Department of P...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Toddler Time

March 31, 2020
11:00am - 11:30am
Children, Birth to PreK
Cancelled
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Event Details:
As a precautionary response to coronavirus (COVID-19), the Barrington Area Library is cancelling all Library programs from Friday, March 13, 2020, through Tuesday, March 31, 2020. This decision is based on guidelines from the Illinois Department of P...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Advocacy & Fraud Protection for Seniors

March 31, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Adults
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Event Details:
A representative from the Attorney General’s office speaks about consumer fraud, scam prevention, and other programs and services offered by the Attorney General’s office. Register. Meeting Room. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Create a Wildflower Meadow with Seed

March 31, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Event Details:
Tired of maintaining large sections of grass? Want to attract birds and butterflies? The Land Conservancy of McHenry County explains how to convert areas of your lawn into a native wildflower meadow from seed. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Family Story Time

April 1, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Event Details:
Ages 2–5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

Story Times

Please bring your Barrington Area Library card for admission. Customers from other library districts admitted as space is available. No registration required. Story Room.

 

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

Art Play

April 1, 2020
10:45am - 11:30am
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver  Open-ended art projects for all ages and abilities. Process-oriented art allows kids to explore their imaginations and develop creative thinking skills. Mess-makers welcome! Program Room. Drop in.  ...

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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.

Tech Open Lab

April 1, 2020
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Children
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children

Tech Open Lab

All ages

Families play and create with LEGO robots, stop motion animation, iPads, and more. Drop in. Program Room.

Disclaimer(s)

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.

Baby & Toddler Playtime

April 2, 2020
9:30am - 10:30am
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK

Baby & Toddler Playtime

Ages 0 – 3 w/caregiver

Children learn as they play. Explore hands-on activities and connect with other grown-ups in this fun class.

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

Family Story Time

April 2, 2020
11:00am - 11:30am
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Event Details:
Ages 2–5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

Story Times

Please bring your Barrington Area Library card for admission. Customers from other library districts admitted as space is available. No registration required. Story Room.

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Elgin Symphony Orchestra Listeners Club

April 2, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Adults
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Music
Event Details:
Led by enthusiastic music lecturer, composer, and radio personality Jim Kendros, this lecture/discussion takes place the Thursday before an ESO concert weekend. Funding provided by the Barrington Area Community Foundation. Register. Meeting Room. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Faux Enamel & Resin Workshop

April 2, 2020
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Event Details:
Create three pieces of unique resin jewelry in this hands-on workshop. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Shoe Savvy

April 2, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Teens, Adults
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Zimmerman Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Details:
Learn tips and tricks for putting together a shoe wardrobe and identifying practical, comfortable footwear. Katie Van Diggelen from Achieve Footwear presents. Register. Zimmerman Room. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Glue Gun, Too Fun

April 3, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Children, Middle School
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Middle School
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Grades 6 – 8 Jewelry, vases, costumes, and artwork… there is so much to make with melty glue. Each meeting we’ll try a new and nifty project with the library’s set of glue guns. Register. Program 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 "Everyone" group.

Story Fest

April 5, 2020
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School, Everyone
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker, Story Time
Event Details:
Celebrate all the ways stories can be shared. Enjoy special performances, story activities, crafts, and popcorn all afternoon. Story Fest is made possible thanks to an endowment from former Barrington teacher Marge Luther, and was created to encourag...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Family Story Time

April 6, 2020
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Event Details:
Ages 2-5 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Story Times

Please bring your Barrington Area Library card for admission. Customers from other library districts admitted as space is available. No registration required. Story Room.

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Selling with Amazon is Easy, Making a Profit is Hard

April 6, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Zimmerman Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business Topics
Event Details:
Learn the basics of setting up a presence on Amazon and selling products on the website. Discuss potential costs and how to get enough attention to sell and be profitable. Alan Sipe of SCORE presents. Part of Money Smart Week. Register. Zimmerman Roo...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

SCORE Mentoring Sessions

April 7, 2020
9:00am - 12:00pm
Adults
Cancelled
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Conference Room
Age Group: Adults
Event Details:
Get free, confidential advice on every aspect of starting and running a business, from retired small business owners and top industry executives. Meet with experienced mentors the first Tuesday of the month. To schedule a one-hour appointment, you mu...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Baby Time

April 7, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Event Details:
Share songs, stories and rhymes with your baby and connect with other new parents in this storytime and playtime. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Story Times

Please bring your Barrington Area Library card for admission. Customers from other library districts admitted as space is available. No registration required. Story Room.

 

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

Toddler Time

April 7, 2020
11:00am - 11:30am
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK

Toddler Time

Ages 2 & 3 w/caregiver

Play and explore with stories, songs, art and more in this energetic story time for toddlers. Dress for a mess!

Disclaimer(s)

Story Times

Please bring your Barrington Area Library card for admission. Customers from other library districts admitted as space is available. No registration required. Story Room.

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Laser Cut Garden Stakes

April 7, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Adults
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Conference Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Event Details:
Learn to create custom garden stakes to label all the good things in your garden. ...

Disclaimer(s)

MakerLab Program

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Tissue Paper Floral Wreaths

April 7, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Event Details:
Use embroidery hoops and tissue paper flowers to create a wreath. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Protecting Your Identity

April 7, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Zimmerman Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business Topics
Event Details:
Learn what to do in the event of identity theft or fraud and how to create an action plan to reduce risks of identity theft. Barrington Bank & Trust Co. presents. Part of Money Smart Week. Register. Zimmerman Room. ...