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Firefly Family Theater Presents: The Forest Chorus

9:30am - 10:15am
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Lawn
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Everyone
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 44
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Join Spark as she prepares for the annual Forest Festival. This interactive show includes puppets and music for a fun, social-emotional learning experience. Please bring your own blanket. Register. Safety precautions will b...
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.

Firefly Family Theater Presents: The Forest Chorus

10:30am - 11:15pm
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Lawn
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Everyone
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 57
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Join Spark as she prepares for the annual Forest Festival. This interactive show includes puppets and music for a fun, social-emotional learning experience. Please bring your own blanket. Register. Safety precautions will b...
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 "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 "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.
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 "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 "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.
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.

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

Library Resources for Job Seekers

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Business Topics, Community/Nonprofit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
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 "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Digital Holiday Cards with Google Drawings

9:00am - 9:00pm
Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker, Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 37
Event Details:
Follow along as Digital Services Specialist, Ken, provides a video with step-by-step instructions on how to create a personalized digital holiday card using Google Drawings. Add pictures & text to create a fun design to send to your friends and f...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Microsoft Excel Basics

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 39
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. 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.