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Age
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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 Kits

All Day 10/12 - 10/23
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Each kit contains materials for a craft or project kids can do at home (with caregiver supervision). Register online and then stop by the Library to pick up your kit between Oct 12 – 23.   Toddler – PreK: Texture and Leaf Rubbing Young ch...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Browse, Borrow, and Boo!

All Day 10/19 - 11/1
Children
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Youth Services Department
Age Group: Children
Event Details:
Wear your costume to the Library between Monday, Oct 19 and Sunday, Nov 1 to receive a “treat” from the Youth Services Desk! ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Event Details:
Watch here anytime from October 19 - November 1. Join Spark the Firefly and her friends in Firefly Grove for stories, songs, shadow puppets, interactive movement, and fun! Get in the Halloween spirit!  ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Cooks with EBooks- Refined Comfort Food

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Teens, Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 85
Event Details:
Join Chef Rudy Galindo and warm up your autumn with Roasted Poblano Soup and Roasted Corn Salsa. ...

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.

Keep It Real: Me & White Supremacy #5

7:30pm - 9:00pm
Teens, Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Community/Nonprofit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 42
Event Details:
We are using The Circle Way as a framework to deeply examine Layla F Saad's Me & White Supremacy and, as the subtitle says, learn to "combat racism, change the world, and become a good ancestor." For this meeting, we will discuss the book as...

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.

Watch Now: 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:
Watch Now on YouTube! A new on demand story time every Monday!  Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes! Watch every day to help your child build confidence, aid in comprehension, and work on critical thinking skills. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Watch Live: Harry Potter Fan Club

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Children, Elementary, Middle School
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School
Event Details:
Grades K-8 ...

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.

Watch Now: 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:
Watch Now on YouTube! A new on demand story time every Monday!  Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes! Watch every day to help your child build confidence, aid in comprehension, and work on critical thinking skills. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Watch Live: Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills in this interactive, virtual story time. ...

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
Program Type: Community/Nonprofit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 23
Event Details:
Let's gather to share our best ideas for fundraising in the current landscape.  ...

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.

Watch Now: 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:
Watch Now on YouTube! A new on demand story time every Monday!  Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes! Watch every day to help your child build confidence, aid in comprehension, and work on critical thinking skills. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Watch Live: Fierce Family Trivia Night

7:30pm - 8:30pm
Children, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Everyone
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 97
Event Details:
Don’t let the competition scare you! Play live against other families, answering spine-tingling questions designed for both kids and adults. ...

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.

Watch Now: 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:
Watch Now on YouTube! A new on demand story time every Monday!  Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes! Watch every day to help your child build confidence, aid in comprehension, and work on critical thinking skills. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Watch Now: 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:
Watch Now on YouTube! A new on demand story time every Monday!  Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes! Watch every day to help your child build confidence, aid in comprehension, and work on critical thinking skills. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Watch Now: 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 the week of October 26.  A new on demand story time every Monday!  Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes! Watch every day to help your child build confidence, aid in comprehension, and work on critical th...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Watch Now: 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 the week of October 26.  A new on demand story time every Monday!  Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes! Watch every day to help your child build confidence, aid in comprehension, and work on critical th...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Watch Now: 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 October 27.  Tune into our Youtube Channel for quick rhymes, songs, and movement activities that you can follow along with at home. New videos will be added weekly. Search “Barrington Area Library Youth S...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Watch Now: The Grouchy Ladybug

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 October 27.  A virtual performance of picture book favorite The Grouchy Ladybug, by your favorite Librarians. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Community/Nonprofit, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 36
Event Details:
In collaboration with Be the Change Barrington Join members of local coalition Be The Change Barrington, Youth Services Librarian Demitra, and Community Engagement Librarian Sam to discuss Dr. Jennifer Harvey's Raising White Kids, which provides g...

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.

Watch Now: 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 the week of October 26.  A new on demand story time every Monday!  Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes! Watch every day to help your child build confidence, aid in comprehension, and work on critical th...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Story Times in the Sun

10:00am - 10:30am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: None
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
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. Out of consideration for other participants, please arrive wearing a mask (adu...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

The 1950s: Elvis, Eisenhower & Lucy

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 68
Event Details:
The post-war boom brought prosperity, rock and roll, and the golden age of television, as well as the Civil Rights movement and the Korean War. Historian Jim Gibbons discusses the American values and conservative culture of peace, progress, and prosp...

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.

Watch Now: 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 the week of October 26.  A new on demand story time every Monday!  Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes! Watch every day to help your child build confidence, aid in comprehension, and work on critical th...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Watch Live: Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities while building language and literacy skills in this interactive, virtual story time. ...

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
Program Type: Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
Explore the vast collection of newspaper and magazine publications available through the Library with special focus on The New York Times, and the PressReader and RBdigital apps. Registered participants will receive an email with a link to join th...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Finding U.S. Genealogy Records

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Teens, Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 74
Event Details:
Let our genealogists guide you to the best databases and websites for finding your family online.  We’ll demonstrate Ancestry Library Edition, Fold3, familysearch.org and more. ...

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.

Watch Now: 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 the week of October 26.  A new on demand story time every Monday!  Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes! Watch every day to help your child build confidence, aid in comprehension, and work on critical th...