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May Flowers Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Lawn
Age Group: Children
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement activities about flowers, followed by a walk through our Teaching Garden. Families are asked to sit together on provided blankets, set apart for social distancing. BALibrary Lawn, east of t...

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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 "Adults" group.

Healing Disordered Eating

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community/Nonprofit, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
In collaboration with Ascension Alexian Brothers Center for Eating Disorders May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Dr. Lacey Lemke, Psy-D, discusses the connection between mind, body, food, and culture, as well as tools to increase your awareness ...

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

Meditation Story Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Lawn
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Take a few mindful moments to feel the breeze on your face and the grass on your toes, as we enjoy stories and activities that introduce basic mindfulness skills. BALibrary Lawn, east of the upper parking lot. Register one n...

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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 "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: Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Event Details:
Thinking about cutting the cord with your cable company? Learn about popular video streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu, as well as streaming apps available through the Library. Devices used to stream content will also be discussed...

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.

The ABCs of Green Infrastructure

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 213
Event Details:
In collaboration with Chicago Living Corridors Environmental steward and educator Jeff Weiss provides examples of green infrastructure opportunities that can be employed on private property and HOA common areas. No permitting, engineering, consultin...

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.

Big Blue Block Drop-In Play

9:30am - 12:00pm
Children
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Drop in to play, create, and build with our Big Blue Blocks. Meeting Room. ...
Branches:
Barrington Area Library
Description:
The Library will be closed all day on Monday, May 30, 2022. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Virtual 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:
This program will become available May 30. A new, on-demand YouTube story time every Monday! Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes every day to help your child build confidence, comprehension, and important early literacy skills. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Story Time in the Sun

9:45am - 10:15am
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Lawn
Age Group: Children
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Meet us outside for stories, songs, and rhymes in nature! Families are asked to sit together on provided blankets, set apart for social distancing. BALibrary Lawn, east of the upper parking lot. Weather permitting. Register on...

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.

Story Time in the Sun

10:30am - 11:00am
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Lawn
Age Group: Children
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Meet us outside for stories, songs, and rhymes in nature! Families are asked to sit together on provided blankets, set apart for social distancing. BALibrary Lawn, east of the upper parking lot. Weather permitting. Register on...

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.

Preventing Falls Through Exercise

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
Paul Brune from Barrington Functional Fitness demonstrates exercise suggestions that may help prevent falls by building strength, balance, and flexibility. Register. Meeting Room. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Masks for the public are now optional, but recommended, at the Barrington Area Library. Library staff will continue to wear masks when working in public areas. The Library will continue to prioritize safety precautions during indoor programs, including reduced capacity and physical distancing.

 

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

Summer Reading Kickoff Party

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Children, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Lawn
Age Group: Children, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Event Details:
All ages We’re having a party – with outdoor activities, giant bubbles, and popcorn! – to celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of Summer Reading! BALibrary Lawn and Plaza. Weather permitting. Drop in. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Growing Together Garden Expo

10:00am - 4:00pm
Children, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Teaching Garden
Age Group: Children, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker, Community/Nonprofit
Event Details:
Enjoy a summer Saturday in our Teaching Garden! Drop by and talk with other local gardeners and clubs, explore community-wide volunteer opportunities, swap plants, and get Take-And-Make Kits with fun projects for all ages. Listen to the sweet harmoni...

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 "Birth to PreK" group.

Virtual 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:
This program will become available on June 6.  Watch and sing along to help your child develop important early literacy skills. Check out a Story Time To Go Kit with shakers, scarves, and rhythm sticks to turn virtual story time into an in...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Story Time in the Sun

9:45am - 10:15am
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Lawn
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Let’s enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in nature! A limited number of blankets will be available. Feel free to bring your own blanket or portable seating. BALibrary Lawn. Weather permitting. Drop in. ...

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

Story Time in the Sun

10:30am - 11:00am
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Lawn
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Let’s enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in nature! A limited number of blankets will be available. Feel free to bring your own blanket or portable seating. BALibrary Lawn. Weather permitting. Drop in. ...

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

Drop In Button-Making

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School
Event Details:
All Ages KA-CHUNK! Whether you’re collecting Summer Reading badges or have an idea for your own design, staff will be available to help you make buttons on our button machines. Program Room. Drop in. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Masks for the public are now optional, but recommended, at the Barrington Area Library. Library staff will continue to wear masks when working in public areas. The Library will continue to prioritize safety precautions during indoor programs, including reduced capacity and physical distancing.

 

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

Virtual Story Time Shorts

All Day
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 June 7.  Quick rhymes, songs, and movement activities - follow along with at home.  Check out a Story Time To Go Kit with shakers, scarves, and rhythm sticks to turn virtual story time into an int...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Baby Time

9:30am - 10:00am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Ages 0 – 18 months w/caregiver Bond with your baby as we share rhymes and songs to build early language skills. Meeting Room. Register one name per family.   ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Masks for the public are now optional, but recommended, at the Barrington Area Library. Library staff will continue to wear masks when working in public areas. The Library will continue to prioritize safety precautions during indoor programs, including reduced capacity and physical distancing.

 

This event is in the "Children" group.

Baby Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Ages 0 – 18 months w/caregiver Bond with your baby as we share rhymes and songs to build early language skills. Meeting Room. Register one name per family. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Masks for the public are now optional, but recommended, at the Barrington Area Library. Library staff will continue to wear masks when working in public areas. The Library will continue to prioritize safety precautions during indoor programs, including reduced capacity and physical distancing.

 

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

Art Studio

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Children, Elementary, Middle School
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Event Details:
Grades 1 – 8, caregivers welcome  Create something amazing with the Library’s art supplies. Program Room. Drop in. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Masks for the public are now optional, but recommended, at the Barrington Area Library. Library staff will continue to wear masks when working in public areas. The Library will continue to prioritize safety precautions during indoor programs, including reduced capacity and physical distancing.

 

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

Toddler Time

9:30am - 10:00am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Ages 18 months - 3 years w/caregiver Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in this energetic story time for toddlers. Meeting Room. Register one name per family. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Masks for the public are now optional, but recommended, at the Barrington Area Library. Library staff will continue to wear masks when working in public areas. The Library will continue to prioritize safety precautions during indoor programs, including reduced capacity and physical distancing.

 

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

Toddler Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Ages 18 months - 3 years w/caregiver Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in this energetic story time for toddlers. Meeting Room. Register one name per family. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Masks for the public are now optional, but recommended, at the Barrington Area Library. Library staff will continue to wear masks when working in public areas. The Library will continue to prioritize safety precautions during indoor programs, including reduced capacity and physical distancing.

 

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

Drop In Art Play

10:45am - 11:45am
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Through process-oriented art, kids explore their imagination and develop creative thinking skills. Enjoy an open-ended art project for all ages and abilities. Mess-makers welcome! Drop in. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Masks for the public are now optional, but recommended, at the Barrington Area Library. Library staff will continue to wear masks when working in public areas. The Library will continue to prioritize safety precautions during indoor programs, including reduced capacity and physical distancing.