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Native Plants Through the Seasons

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 146
Event Details:
In partnership with Chicago Living Corridors Native plants can be a beautiful part of landscapes throughout the year. Local experts Carol Rice and Debbie Groat share their gardens and how bloom time, color, height, and soil/water conditions can det...

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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.

Fall Clean-Up Workday

9:30am - 11:00am
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Teaching Garden
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:
Work alongside local Master Gardeners as we remove spent plants and prepare perennials for the coming winter. Masks are recommended for unvaccinated participants when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Register. Teaching Garden. ...

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

A Walk Through Evergreen Cemetery

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:
Join us as we stroll through the history of Barrington and learn about its early settlers, captains of industry and, of course, our veterans. Meet at the main entrance on Dundee Avenue in Barrington. Register. Safety precautions will be in place ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

What Does Test Optional Really Mean?

7:00pm - 8:15pm
Teens, Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 96
Event Details:
Quest College Consultant Thomas Jaworski will cover a step by step guide when applying to college with or without standardized test scores. 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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Getting Started with OverDrive & Hoopla

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 34
Event Details:
Learn to use two of the Library’s most popular apps, OverDrive and Hoopla. Download free e-books, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and TV shows to your personal devices. Register. Virtual. Registered participants will receive an email with a link to...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Transit Hikes with Lindsay Welbers

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room Side A
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Join us at the Library for a chat with author Lindsay Welbers as she shares her expertise on using public transit to find great local places to hike. ...
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.

Teaching Garden Workday

9:30am - 11:00am
Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Teaching Garden
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults

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

DS - Test Program

10:00am - 11:00am
Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

3D Printed Jack-o-Lantern

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker, Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Use Tinkercad to create a 3D printed Jack-o-Lantern. For those unable to attend this in-person program, a pre-recorded video tutorial will be provided. Use your BALibrary card to register. ...

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.

 

MakerLab Program

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community/Nonprofit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
What are the challenges you face in your work? What solutions can you share with your peers? We can talk about logistics, social media, recruiting volunteers, or other issues. ...

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.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Mac Computer Basics

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Event Details:
Learn about the basic functionality of the Mac operating system. Navigate the most popular features: system preferences, finder, the dock, and native Apple apps. Register. ...

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.

Teaching Garden Workday

9:30am - 11:00am
Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Teaching Garden
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults

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

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Teens, Adults
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room Side A
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Community/Nonprofit
Event Details:
Regular monthly meeting of the library's Board of Trustees. The meeting will take place in Meeting Room, Side A. See the meeting notice and agenda on the library website as these documents become available. Committee meetings often take place pr...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Laser Cut Jigsaw Puzzle

9:00am - 9:00pm
Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Follow along as Digital Services Specialist, Ken, provides a video with step-by-step instructions on how to create a custom wooden laser cut jigsaw puzzle. Use your BALibrary card to register. ...

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.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Cutting the Cable Cord

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
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...

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.

How to Prepare for the Rising Cost of College

7:00pm - 8:15pm
Teens, Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:
Join Thomas Jaworski of Quest College Consulting as he discusses ways for teens and parents to prepare for the rising cost of college. 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 "Adults" group.

Butterfly Host Plants

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 297
Event Details:
Learn how to attract butterflies to your home garden by providing food sources and breeding grounds for our native butterflies and other pollinators. Botanist Chris Benda will inspire you to incorporate beautiful, native plant species in the home lan...

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

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Teens, Adults
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room Side A
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Community/Nonprofit
Event Details:
Regular monthly meeting of the library's Board of Trustees. The meeting will take place in Meeting Room, Side A. See the meeting notice and agenda on the library website as these documents become available. Committee meetings often take place pr...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

TEDxBarringtonAreaLibrary

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:
You've heard of TED, the non-profit, global phenomenon devoted to ideas Worth Spreading. Its goal? To make great ideas accessible and spark conversation. A TEDx event is a local version of TED - talks designed to energize and inspire by our own commu...

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.

 

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.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Holiday Gift Guide Overview

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room Side A
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Join Ken from the Digital Services department as he exhibits examples of the MakerLab items that are part of this year’s Holiday Gift Guide. Discuss how to design and submit your projects. ...

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.

 

MakerLab Program

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

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Music
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:
Listen to Jazz singer Petra van Nuis and guitarist Andy Brown as they perform a series of songs that will have you starting your weekend off on the right note. 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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Microsoft Word Basics

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
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. Register. ...

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.