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

Watch Now: 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:
Watch Now on YouTube! Barrington Area Library Librarians Mitch, Allison, and Demitra present stories and rhymes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and families! A new story time will be posted every Monday. Watch the library’s All Ages Story Time...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Watch Live: Look Out Lunches!

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Children, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Everyone
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Grab your lunch and join us for a new chapter each week, as BALibrary librarians read aloud from this year’s Book of the Summer, Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts, on Facebook Live. Find us at https://facebook.com/BALibrary Did you miss...

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

Watch Now: 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:
Watch Now on YouTube! Barrington Area Library Librarians Mitch, Allison, and Demitra present stories and rhymes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and families! A new story time will be posted every Monday. Watch the library’s All Ages Story Time...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Story Time in the Sun at Charles E. Brown Park

10:30am - 11:00am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
All ages w/ caregiver Meet the Barrington Area Library librarians outside for stories, songs, and rhymes in nature! Families will be asked to sit together on provided blankets, set apart for social distancing. Out of consideration for other partic...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Watch Now: 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:
Watch Now on YouTube! Barrington Area Library Librarians Mitch, Allison, and Demitra present stories and rhymes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and families! A new story time will be posted every Monday. Watch the library’s All Ages Story Time...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

100 Years of Women's Suffrage

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Community/Nonprofit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 27
Event Details:
In collaboration with Daughters of the American Revolution – Signal Hill and League of Women Voters – Palatine Area Women earned the right to vote in 1920. Learn from Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., historian, and popular presenter, about the 72-year stru...

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 "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.

Take-and-Make Kits

All Day 8/10 - 8/21
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 115
Event Details:
Stop by the library to pick up a Take-and-Make kit. Each kit contains materials for a craft or project kids can do at home. Register from the library’s calendar, and we’ll notify you when your kit is ready to be picked up.  Toddler/PreK - Wea...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Lit @ Home: Recursion

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Let's stay connected while we're quarantining! Join librarians Liz and Sam from your couch to discuss popular titles in a virtual book club for adults. Register. Recursion by Blake Crouch After NYC detective Barry Sutton witnesses a woman jump of...

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.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Zimmerman Room
Age Group: Adults
Event Details:
Regular monthly meeting of the library's Board of Trustees. The meeting takes place in the Zimmerman Room on the mezzanine level. See the meeting notice and agenda on the library website as these documents become available. Committee meetings of...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Story Time in the Sun

10:00am - 10:30am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: None
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
All ages w/ caregiver Meet us on the library’s lawn for stories, songs, and rhymes in nature! Families will be asked to sit together on provided blankets, set apart for social distancing. Out of consideration for other participants, please arrive ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Watch Live: Pajama Story Time

7:00pm - 7:30pm
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Put on your PJs and join us for relaxing stories and songs before bedtime.  ...

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 "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Self-Compassion Workshop

7:00pm - 8:15pm
Teens, Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 68
Event Details:
Explore the meaning and practice of self-compassion during this hour-long workshop with mindfulness and emotional intelligence teacher Chris George. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community/Nonprofit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 98
Event Details:
Learn about resources, existing & new, specific to the Barrington area. ...

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 "Children" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Watch Live: Virtual Escape Room: Escape the Library

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Children, Elementary
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Elementary
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8

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.

Tech Topics: Cutting the Cable Cord

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 27
Event Details:
Are you thinking about cutting the cord with your cable company? Learn about popular video streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu, as well as devices used to stream content. Also learn how to use library apps from these streaming dev...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Watch Live: Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills in this interactive, virtual story time. ...

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.

Big Fall Books Webinar

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Adult Services Librarian Liz Kirchhoff will share the most buzzed-about fall releases by major publishers. The link to join the webinar will be emailed to all registrants prior to the event.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Centered Kids: Break the Cycle

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community/Nonprofit, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 57
Event Details:
It’s hard to find a balance between school, friends, and family: guide your loved ones to break the stress cycle and avoid burnout. ...

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 "Children" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Watch Live: Look Out Lunches!

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Children, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Everyone
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Grab your lunch and join us for a new chapter each week, as BALibrary librarians read aloud from this year’s Book of the Summer, Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts, on Facebook Live. Find us at https://facebook.com/BALibrary Did you miss...

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 "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 87
Event Details:
A virtual exploration of this gallery of sketches and watercolor illustrations by Holocaust-era artist Erich Lichtblau-Leskly. While imprisoned in Theresienstadt Ghetto, he expressed himself artistically, creating breathtaking illustrations as a trib...

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 "Children" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Watch Live: Family Trivia Night

7:30pm - 8:30pm
Children, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Everyone
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 98
Event Details:
Compete against other families, answering live questions designed for both kids and adults. May the brainiest bunch win! ...

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 "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Keep It Real: Antiracism Book Discussion

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Teens, Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Community/Nonprofit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 49
Event Details:
We are using The Circle Way as a framework to deeply examine Layla F Saad's Me & White Supremacy and, as the subtitle says, learn to "combat racism, change the world, and become a good ancestor." For this meeting, we will discuss pages 28 - ...

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

Story Time in the Sun

10:00am - 10:30am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: None
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
All ages w/ caregiver Meet us on the library’s lawn for stories, songs, and rhymes in nature! Families will be asked to sit together on provided blankets, set apart for social distancing. Out of consideration for other participants, please arrive ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Cooks with E Books- Chef Rudy Galindo

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Teens, Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 88
Event Details:
As we move forward in to the fall season, join us for an exciting video with Chef Rudy Galindo as he shares some indulgent ideas on sauces to add to your dinners at home. ...

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 "Children" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Watch Live K-5: Trivia Time

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Children, Elementary
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Elementary
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10

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

Watch Live: Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills in this interactive, virtual story time. ...

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.

Laser-Etched Pint Glass

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:
Follow along as Digital Services Specialist, Ken, provides a video with step-by-step instructions on how to create a custom design that will be etched on a classic pint glass. Use your BALibrary card to register. ...

Disclaimer(s)

MakerLab Program

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