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All-Ages Story Time

All Day 1/17 - 1/23
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, on-demand YouTube story time video every Monday! Stories, songs, and rhymes you can enjoy every day to help your child build confidence, comprehension, and early literacy skills. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

QPR Suicide Prevention

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community/Nonprofit, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
In collaboration with BStrong Together Just as CPR gives you the tools to help in an emergency, QPR will teach you what to do when you’re concerned that someone is contemplating suicide. PLEASE NOTE: In order to get accompanying materials in ...

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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.

Planning Your Own End Game

11:00am - 12:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room Side A
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community/Nonprofit, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:
In collaboration with Bacoa. What are your final wishes? Paula Sexton of the Neptune Society will discuss the benefits of pre-planning, traditional services vs cremations and the costs involved, as well as Veteran's benefits, and, most importantly, c...

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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.

Book Discussions with Lanny Ori

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Book Discussions with Lanny Ori Professional book discussion leader Lanny Ori leads thought-provoking discussions of notable titles. Register. Meeting Room. The Library Book by Susan Orlean On April 29, 1986, a fire destroyed hundreds of thousan...

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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.

Singing Bowl Meditation with Andrea Cortez

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Teens, Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 68
Event Details:
Curl up and let the stress melt away during this Singing Bowl Meditation workshop with presenter Andrea Cortez. 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.

Big Blue Block Drop-In Play

9:00am - 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. ...

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.

Family Explorers: Bird Count

10:30am - 11:00am
Children, Elementary
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Elementary
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Grades K – 2 with families  Join us in reading Bird Count by Susan Edwards Richmond (illustrated by Stefanie Fizer Coleman), and exploring more about birds. Then, as a family, build a bird feeder and do your own bird count. Younger and older ...

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.

All-Ages Story Time

All Day 1/24 - 1/30
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 January 24.  A new, on-demand YouTube story time video every Monday! Stories, songs, and rhymes you can enjoy every day to help your child build confidence, comprehension, and early literacy skills. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Little Kids, Big Feelings

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
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Ages 3 – 6 w/caregiver Mister Rogers often said that anything mentionable is manageable. Join us as we create a space to talk about all feelings, big and small, through books, songs, and mindfulness exercises. Meeting Room. Register one name per f...

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.

Button Making

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Children, Elementary, Middle School
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Grade 3 – 8, caregivers welcome Create your own buttons to show off on your lanyards. 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.

Button Making

4:15pm - 4:45pm
Children, Elementary, Middle School
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Grade 3 – 8, caregivers welcome Create your own buttons to show off on your lanyards. 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.
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Event Details:
Bestselling author Silvia Moreno-Garcia discusses her newest book, Velvet Was the Night, and her genre-defying mashups of cultural noir and Lovecraftian horror.  Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the New York Times bestselling author of the critic...

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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.
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room Side A
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community/Nonprofit, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
In collaboration with Bacoa. Start your new year out right by giving yourself and your loved ones peace of mind. Attorneys Linda Fine and Caroline Hecht of Buckley Fine Law explore how to perform an annual check-up on important documents such as adva...

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.

WeDo Together

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children, Elementary
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Elementary
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 19
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.

 

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

All-Ages Story Time

All Day 1/31 - 2/6
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 January 31.  A new, on-demand YouTube story time video every Monday! Stories, songs, and rhymes you can enjoy every day to help your child build confidence, comprehension, and early literacy skills. ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Seed Library Launch

All Day
Everyone
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Everyone
Event Details:
Stop by on Tuesday, February 1, to see what we’re offering in the Seed Library this season. During the day, Master Gardener experts will be on hand to answer questions and share seed starting tips. Learn how to make a custom plant stake with the lase...

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.

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 February 1.  Tune into our YouTube Channel for quick rhymes, songs, and movement activities, then follow along with at home. New videos added throughout the month.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Tips for Avoiding Scam Calls

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:
Tom Johnson and Julie Albrecht from the Better Business Bureau discuss how to avoid getting scammed by malicious phone calls and online activity. 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.

LIT @ Home: Get a Life, Chloe Brown

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Join Adult Services librarians to discuss popular titles in a social book club for adults. Virtual. Register. New: Register and we’ll let you know when you can stop by the Library to pick up a fun bag of bookish LIT swag. While supplies last. Get...

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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.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Laser-Etched Wine Glasses

All Day
Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker, Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:
Digital Services Specialist Ken provides step-by-step instructions for creating a custom design to be etched on a stemless wine glass. Use your BALibrary card to register, then watch for an email on Feb 15 with a link to this pre-recorded program. Re...

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MakerLab Program

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

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.

Book Discussions with Lanny Ori

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
Professional book discussion leader Lanny Ori leads thought-provoking discussions of notable titles. Register. Meeting Room. Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout Curmudgeonly Olive Kitteridge is back in this series of linked short stories by Pulitzer...

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.

Getting Started with Libby and Hoopla

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 39
Event Details:
Learn how to use two of the Library’s most popular apps, Libby & Hoopla. Learn to download e-books, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and TV shows to your personal devices. Register. Virtual. ...

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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.

Nonprofit Know-How: Social Media

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business Topics, Community/Nonprofit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:
Do you feel as though you should be doing something more or different with your small business or nonprofit's social media? Join us to learn tips and tools from BALibrary's own Public Information Manager, Karen McBride. Virtual presentation followed ...

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.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 300
Event Details:
In partnership with Chicago Living Corridors Jim Vanderpoel of Citizens for Conservation discusses the fascinating plant group Apiaceae, which includes carrots and parsley. Many members of this family are delicious and useful —some are invasive and ...

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.