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Cooks with Books: Cookie Making Take & Make

12/06/2022 @ 9:00am - 12/10/2022 @ 9:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Warm up those ovens and delight your senses with the delicious tastes and aromas from this cookie baking kit. One kit per household. Register. ...
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 December 12. 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 int...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Winter Wonderland Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Snuggle up and get ready for winter with winter-themed stories, songs, and rhymes. Story Room. ...

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Story Times

Program space is limited. BALibrary cardholders receive priority admission until a program begins or is filled. Drop in except where noted. Story Room.

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

LIT: Book Potluck

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room Side A
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Bring two books to talk about: one you love, and one you hate. Bonus points if it’s a book you feel like you *should* love. ...

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Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Masks are now optional, but recommended, at the Barrington Area Library. The Library will continue to prioritize safety precautions during indoor programs, including reduced capacity and physical distancing.

 

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: Zimmerman Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Event Details:
Regular meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. Takes place in the Zimmerman Room on the mezzanine level. Agenda and meeting notice may be found on the Library website: https://www.balibrary.org/library-board ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Ukulele Baby Rhyme Time

9:30am - 10:00am
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Event Details:
Ages 0 – 18 months w/caregiver Join our librarians and their ukuleles in this interactive, musical rhyme time, and learn the many benefits of bathing your baby in song! Drop in. Story Room. ...

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Story Times

Program space is limited. BALibrary cardholders receive priority admission until a program begins or is filled. Drop in except where noted. Story Room.

 

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

Ukulele Baby Rhyme Time

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Children, Birth to PreK
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Event Details:
Ages 0 – 18 months w/caregiver Join our librarians and their ukuleles in this interactive, musical rhyme time, and learn the many benefits of bathing your baby in song! Drop in. Story Room. ...

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Story Times

Program space is limited. BALibrary cardholders receive priority admission until a program begins or is filled. Drop in except where noted. Story Room.

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Midwest Baking with Shauna Sever

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Event Details:
Join Shauna Sever, cookbook author, TV and radio contributor, and daughter of the great Midwest, as she shares her love of food, baking, and tips to make your holiday gatherings delicious. Virtual. Please register at the following link:  ht...

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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: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 75
Event Details:
Get cozy as Natalie Bovis guides us through a few winter cocktail/mocktail recipes to warm us until spring. Register. Virtual. Recording ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Art from the Heart

10:30am - 11:15am
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 Bring your creativity and curiosity. Come explore materials, learn about process and make art that is uniquely yours. There’s no right or wrong way, only your way! Drop in. Program Room. ...
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.

LEGO Club

3:30pm - 4:30pm
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 w/caregiver Make LEGO robots, create stories, and build amazing creations. Drop in. Program Room. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Singing Bowl Meditation

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 85
Event Details:
Let the stress of the holidays melt away as Andrea Cortez guides us through meditation. Register. Virtual. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Monogram Mug

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Zimmerman Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Personalize a mug with a burst of color. A last-minute gift or a treat for yourself! Register. Zimmerman Room. ...

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MakerLab Program

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

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

Chat and Chill

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Children, Middle School
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Middle School
Event Details:
Grades 6 – 8 Come unwind with different forms of art: mandala coloring, mosaic sticker art, and watercolor painting, along with friendly conversation and soothing music. Bring your own materials or use ours. Come with a friend or meet new friends!...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Indoor Edible Gardening

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 288
Event Details:
Gardening doesn’t have to stay outdoors. Grow fresh salad greens, herbs, and more, at any time of year. Learn about indoor growing environments, and how to make the most of your space. 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 "Birth to PreK" group.

Happy Birthday Story Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Join us for a special story time during your birthday month and we’ll celebrate YOU with stories, songs, and a craft! Register with the birthday child’s name. Story Room. ...
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.

Take-and-Make Kit: Salt Dough Family Keepsake

All Day 12/19 - 12/30
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Each kit contains materials for a craft or project kids can do at home (with caregiver supervision). Register online and then pick up your kit by Dec 30. Kits not picked up will be available on a first come, first served basis beginning Jan 2. Sal...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Finals Café

1:00pm - 9:00pm
Teens
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room Side A
Age Group: Teens
Event Details:
Time to cram for exams! Our large Meeting Room will be reserved for high school students to study. Hot cider, cocoa, and popcorn will be available (while supplies last) along with some activities when you’re in need of a study break. Drop in. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Finals Café

1:00pm - 9:00pm
Teens
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Event Details:
Time to cram for exams! Our large Meeting Room will be reserved for high school students to study. Hot cider, cocoa, and popcorn will be available (while supplies last) along with some activities when you’re in need of a study break. Drop in. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Finals Café

1:00pm - 9:00pm
Teens
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Teens
Event Details:
Time to cram for exams! Our large Meeting Room will be reserved for high school students to study. Hot cider, cocoa, and popcorn will be available (while supplies last) along with some activities when you’re in need of a study break. Drop in. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Pokemon Fan Club

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Children, Elementary, Middle School
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Grades 3 – 6 Gotta catch them all! Join us as we discuss Pokemon, play games, and make crafts inspired by Pokemon. Register. Program Room.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Shortest Day Story Time

7:00pm - 7:45pm
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Story Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Event Details:
Cozy up on the shortest day of the year for some books, songs, and a jar lantern craft to celebrate the Winter Solstice. Feel free to wear pajamas and/or bring a blanket for maximum coziness! Drop In. Story Room. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Story Times

Program space is limited. BALibrary cardholders receive priority admission until a program begins or is filled. Drop in except where noted. Story Room.

 

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 Dance Party

10:00am - 11:00am
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Bop to the beat and share some stories! Drop in. Meeting Room. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Story Times

Program space is limited. BALibrary cardholders receive priority admission until a program begins or is filled. Drop in except where noted. Story Room.

 

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.

Big Blue Block Drop-In Play

9:30am - 12:00pm
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School
Event Details:
All ages w/ caregiver Drop in to play, create, and build with our Big Blue Blocks. Meeting Room. ...