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Gr 3-8: TAKE-AND-MAKE

All Day 10/18 - 11/12
Children, Elementary, Middle School
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
Grades 3 – 8: Button Canvas Art Use a variety of buttons to create silhouette art. Each kit contains materials for a craft or project kids can do at home (with caregiver supervision). Register online and then stop by to pick it up by November 1...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Gr K-2: TAKE-AND-MAKE

All Day 10/18 - 11/12
Children, Elementary
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Elementary
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:
Grades K – 2: Fall Lantern Turn a jar and tissue paper into a seasonal lantern. Each kit contains materials for a craft or project kids can do at home (with caregiver supervision). Register online and then stop by to pick it up by November 12. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Toddler/PreK: TAKE-AND-MAKE

All Day 10/18 - 11/12
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:
Toddler/PreK: Fall Suncatcher Catch the fall sun with this easy process art project. Each kit contains materials for a craft or project kids can do at home (with caregiver supervision). Register online and then stop by to pick it up by November...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

All-Ages Story Time

All Day 10/25 - 10/31
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
Watch now on YouTube! A new YouTube video every Monday, full of stories, songs, and rhymes! Watch every day to help your child build confidence, comprehension, and important early literacy skills. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Family Story Time

9:30am - 10:00am
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Ages 2 – 6 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Meeting Room. Register one name per family. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Safety precautions will be in place for indoor programs including adjusted capacity and physical distancing. During programs, masks are required at all times for ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status.

 

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

Family Story Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Ages 2 – 6 w/caregiver Children (with a favorite adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Meeting Room. Register one name per family. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Safety precautions will be in place for indoor programs including adjusted capacity and physical distancing. During programs, masks are required at all times for ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status.

 

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

Decorate A Candy Bag

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Children, Elementary, Middle School
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Grades 3 – 8, caregivers welcome Decorate a tote bag to hold your candy stash, Library books, or anything else you need to carry. Tote and supplies are provided. Meeting Room. Register each participating child. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Safety precautions will be in place for indoor programs including adjusted capacity and physical distancing. During programs, masks are required at all times for ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status.

 

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 26
Event Details:
Celebrate Family History Month with a demonstration of the many online resources for military records. Let Librarians Kate and Melissa help you find the soldiers in your family. Register. In person, Meeting Room. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Safety precautions will be in place for indoor programs including adjusted capacity and physical distancing. During programs, masks are required at all times for ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status.

 

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

Library Resources for Job Seekers

11:00am - 12:00pm
Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Business Topics, Community/Nonprofit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 47
Event Details:
Curious about insider tips and tricks to accelerate your job search? Library resources can help, from writing resumes to finding target companies in your area. In collaboration with Barrington Career Center. Register. Virtual.   ...

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.

Family Reading Night: Slightly Scary Tales

7:00pm - 7:30pm
Children, Elementary
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Elementary
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Grades K – 2 with families  Come for some (light) frights as we share our favorite scary stories for kids and their grownups. Costumes welcome! Meeting Room. Register one name per family. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Safety precautions will be in place for indoor programs including adjusted capacity and physical distancing. During programs, masks are required at all times for ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status.

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Butterfly Host Plants

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 106
Event Details:
In collaboration with Chicago Living Corridors Learn to attract butterflies to your home garden by providing food sources and breeding grounds for native butterflies and other pollinators. Botanist Chris Benda will inspire you to incorporate beautif...

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.

All-Ages Story Time

All Day 11/1 - 11/7
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 November 1.  A new YouTube video every Monday, full of stories, songs, and rhymes! Watch every day to help your child build confidence, comprehension, and important early literacy skills. ...
This event is in the "Children" 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.

12 Days of Take & Make: Snowy Owl

9:00am - 9:00pm
Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Make something to give or to keep. BALibrary cardholders: register for each project you’d like and we’ll email you when your kits and instructions are ready for pick-up. This project recommended for grade 2 and up.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

12 Days Of Take-And-Make

While supplies last, registration closes Monday, Oct 18. Remaining kits will be available in the Atrium on Tuesday, Nov 16 on a first come, first served basis. Please review the age-appropriateness information listed with each project’s details.

This event is in the "Children" 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.

12 Days of Take & Make: Woodland Card

9:00am - 9:00pm
Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Make something to give or to keep. BALibrary cardholders: register for each project you’d like and we’ll email you when your kits and instructions are ready for pick-up. This project is recommended for grade 3 and up. ...

Disclaimer(s)

12 Days Of Take-And-Make

While supplies last, registration closes Monday, Oct 18. Remaining kits will be available in the Atrium on Tuesday, Nov 16 on a first come, first served basis. Please review the age-appropriateness information listed with each project’s details.

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

Story Time Dance Party in the Sun

10:30am - 11:00am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Lawn
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Meet us outside to bop to the beat and share some stories! Families are asked to move and groove in their own dance areas, set apart for social distancing. Register one name per family. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Outdoor COVID Disclaimer

Safety precautions will be in place for outdoor programs including adjusted capacity and physical distancing. Masks are encouraged for ages 2 and up at outdoor programs.

This event is in the "Children" 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.

12 Days of Take & Make: Snowflake Hoop Ornament

9:00am - 9:00pm
Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:
Make something to give or to keep. BALibrary cardholders: register for each project you’d like and we’ll email you when your kits and instructions are ready for pick-up. This project is recommended for grade 3 and up.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

12 Days Of Take-And-Make

While supplies last, registration closes Monday, Oct 18. Remaining kits will be available in the Atrium on Tuesday, Nov 16 on a first come, first served basis. Please review the age-appropriateness information listed with each project’s details.

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

Preschool STEAM

10:30am - 11:00am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:
Ages 3 – 5 w/caregiver Let’s explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and math with exciting experiments and activities. Meeting Room. Register one name per family. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Safety precautions will be in place for indoor programs including adjusted capacity and physical distancing. During programs, masks are required at all times for ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status.

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: None
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 77
Event Details:
Join Natalie Bovis, owner of the Liquid Muse in Santa Fe, as she shares her extensive knowledge of bourbon and its place in American history. Cocktail recipes will be included – mix one up while you join the discussion! ...

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.
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.

12 Days of Take & Make: Fabric Mini-Ball Ornament

9:00am - 9:00pm
Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Make something to give or to keep. BALibrary cardholders: register for each project you’d like and we’ll email you when your kits and instructions are ready for pick-up. This project is recommended for grade 2 and up.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

12 Days Of Take-And-Make

While supplies last, registration closes Monday, Oct 18. Remaining kits will be available in the Atrium on Tuesday, Nov 16 on a first come, first served basis. Please review the age-appropriateness information listed with each project’s details.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Community/Nonprofit
Event Details:
A collaboration between 20 local libraries--register here. Cathy Park Hong is an editor for the New Republic, a Rutgers-Newark University professor, and the author of the New York Times best-selling Minor Feelings, An Asian American Reckoning. She...

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 "Everyone" group.

Big Blue Block Play Appointments

9:00am - 5:00pm
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Everyone
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Everyone
Event Details:
Come play with our Big Blue Blocks in a personal play experience. Call Youth Services at 847-382-1300 and select 3 to reserve your 25-minute appointment for up to 12 participants (including adults and infants) at a time. Meeting Room. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Safety precautions will be in place for indoor programs including adjusted capacity and physical distancing. During programs, masks are required at all times for ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status.

 

This event is in the "Children" 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.

12 Days of Take & Make: Winter Coaster

9:00am - 9:00pm
Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Make something to give or to keep. BALibrary cardholders: register for each project you’d like and we’ll email you when your kits and instructions are ready for pick-up. ...

Disclaimer(s)

12 Days Of Take-And-Make

While supplies last, registration closes Monday, Oct 18. Remaining kits will be available in the Atrium on Tuesday, Nov 16 on a first come, first served basis. Please review the age-appropriateness information listed with each project’s details.

This event is in the "Children" 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.

12 Days of Take & Make: Pocket Reading Log

9:00am - 9:00pm
Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:
Make something to give or to keep. BALibrary cardholders: register for each project you’d like and we’ll email you when your kits and instructions are ready for pick-up. This project is recommended for grade 3 and up.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

12 Days Of Take-And-Make

While supplies last, registration closes Monday, Oct 18. Remaining kits will be available in the Atrium on Tuesday, Nov 16 on a first come, first served basis. Please review the age-appropriateness information listed with each project’s details.

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

WeDo Together

10:30am - 11:30am
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:
PreK – Grade 2 w/caregiver Kids team up with their adults to build and code a working LEGO robot! Meeting Room. Register one name per family. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Safety precautions will be in place for indoor programs including adjusted capacity and physical distancing. During programs, masks are required at all times for ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status.