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12 Days of Take and Make: Elf Pinecone Ornament

All Day
Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Make something unique to give or to keep. BALibrary Cardholders: register for each project you’d like and we’ll email you when your selected kits are ready for pickup. While supplies last, registration closes Monday, October 19.  Use a mini p...
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.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

12 Days of Take and Make: Swing Cards

All Day
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Make something unique to give or to keep. BALibrary Cardholders: register for each project you’d like and we’ll email you when your selected kits are ready for pickup. While supplies last, registration closes Monday, October 19.  A three-dime...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Hidden Memory: An American Story

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Everyone
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 75
Event Details:
World War II was a very different experience for Japanese Americans. Join storyteller Anne Shimojima as she shares the inspiring story of her family’s journey from Japan and through the incarceration camps where 120,000 innocent people were locked up...

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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.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

12 Days of Take and Make: Wooden Spool Ornament

All Day
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:
Make something unique to give or to keep. BALibrary Cardholders: register for each project you’d like and we’ll email you when your selected kits are ready for pickup. While supplies last, registration closes Monday, October 19.  This project...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Meditation Workshop

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 98
Event Details:
Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one's physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce e...

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 "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

12 Days of Take and Make: Cross Stitch Bird Ornament

All Day
Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Make something unique to give or to keep. BALibrary Cardholders: register for each project you’d like and we’ll email you when your selected kits are ready for pickup. While supplies last, registration closes Monday, October 19.    This...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

12 Days of Take and Make: Button Snowflake Art

All Day
Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Make something unique to give or to keep. BALibrary Cardholders: register for each project you’d like and we’ll email you when your selected kits are ready for pickup. While supplies last, registration closes Monday, October 19.  Use buttons ...
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.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

12 Days of Take and Make: Laser Etched Coaster

All Day
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
Make something unique to give or to keep. BALibrary Cardholders: register for each project you’d like and we’ll email you when your selected kits are ready for pickup. While supplies last, registration closes Monday, October 19.  Choose from ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

12 Days of Take and Make: Holiday Cards

All Day
Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:
Make something unique to give or to keep. BALibrary Cardholders: register for each project you’d like and we’ll email you when your selected kits are ready for pickup. While supplies last, registration closes Monday, October 19.  This project...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Let's stay connected while we're staying safe at home! Join Librarians Liz and Sam from your couch to discuss popular titles in a virtual book club for adults. Register. Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain Disgraced artist Morgan resear...

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.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Zimmerman Room
Age Group: Adults
Event Details:
Regular monthly meeting of the library's Board of Trustees. The meeting takes place in the Zimmerman Room on the mezzanine level. See the meeting notice and agenda on the library website as these documents become available. Committee meetings of...
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.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

12 Days of Take and Make: Laser Cut Ornaments

All Day
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Make something unique to give or to keep. BALibrary Cardholders: register for each project you’d like and we’ll email you when your selected kits are ready for pickup. While supplies last, registration closes Monday, October 19.  Choose one o...
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: 99
Event Details:
In collaboration with Be The Change Barrington Live-streamed author interview! Learn from Dr. Jennifer Harvey, author of Raising White Kids, about steering conversations about race and privilege between adults and young people of any age. The...

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 "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

12 Days of Take and Make: Felt Mouse Ornament

All Day
Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Make something unique to give or to keep. BALibrary Cardholders: register for each project you’d like and we’ll email you when your selected kits are ready for pickup. While supplies last, registration closes Monday, October 19.  This project...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Microsoft Word 2016 Basics

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
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. Registered participants will receive an email with a...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

12 Days of Take and Make: Snowflake Wreath

All Day
Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Make something unique to give or to keep. BALibrary Cardholders: register for each project you’d like and we’ll email you when your selected kits are ready for pickup. While supplies last, registration closes Monday, October 19.  Create this ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

TEDxBarringtonAreaLibrary

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Teens, Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 69
Event Details:
You've heard of TED, the non-profit, global phenomenon devoted to ideas Worth Spreading. Its goal? To make great ideas accessible and spark conversation. A TEDx event is a local version of TED - talks designed to energize and inspire by our own commu...

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 "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

12 Days of Take and Make: Wooden Bead Ornament

All Day
Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Make something unique to give or to keep. BALibrary Cardholders: register for each project you’d like and we’ll email you when your selected kits are ready for pickup. While supplies last, registration closes Monday, October 19.  This project...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Cozy Winter Reads

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
From cozy mysteries to cheerful holiday reads, librarian Liz shares comforting books to curl up with. 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.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Community/Nonprofit, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
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 "Adults" group.

iPad Basics

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Learn about the basic functionality of the iPad. This program will explore settings, app management, using email, and browsing the internet with Safari. Intended for beginners. Registered participants will receive an email with a link to join the ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Introduction to Podcasting

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Discover the tools you need to start your own podcast. Learn about recording software, the necessary equipment, and how to distribute your content. Registered participants will receive an email with a link to join the virtual program. Programs can...
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: 40
Event Details:
In collaboration with Be The Change Barrington Be The Change Barrington will provide data, narratives, and recommended resources to enhance our understanding of Dr. Jennifer Harvey's Raising White Kids. This conversation will provide further guida...

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.

Branches:
Barrington Area Library
Description:
The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2020. Our website is always open at balibrary.org. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Adults
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Zimmerman Room
Age Group: Adults
Event Details:
Regular monthly meeting of the library's Board of Trustees. The meeting takes place in the Zimmerman Room on the mezzanine level. See the meeting notice and agenda on the library website as these documents become available. Committee meetings of...
Branches:
Barrington Area Library
Description:
The Library will be closed on Thursday, December 24, 2020. Our website is always open at balibrary.org. ...
Branches:
Barrington Area Library
Description:
The Library will be closed on Friday, December 25, 2020. Our website is always open at balibrary.org. ...