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Lego Club

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Middle School
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Make LEGO robots, create stories, and build amazing creations. 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 "Adults" group.

An Evening with Andrea Elliott

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion, Community/Nonprofit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:
A collaboration between 40 Illinois libraries Andrea Elliott is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter with the New York Times. Her first book, The Invisible Child, is a non-fiction narrative of a young woman and her family navigating homelessness, bet...

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.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Rainbow Story Time

9:30am - 10:00am
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Celebrate diversity with LGBTQ+-inclusive books, rhymes, and fingerplays. All families welcome. 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.

Rainbow Story Time

10:30am - 11:00am
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Celebrate diversity with LGBTQ+-inclusive books, rhymes, and fingerplays. All families welcome. 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 "Everyone" group.

Build a Fairy Garden

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:
Learn how we crafted some of the elements of our Fairy Gardens, and you’ll take home a creation to get started on your own. Register.   ...

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 "Adults" group.

Library Resources for Job Seekers

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business Topics, Community/Nonprofit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
In collaboration with Barrington Career Center. Curious about insider tips and tricks to accelerate your job search? Library resources can help, from writing resumes to finding target companies in your area. This session is open to anyone, but will ...

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.

Baby and Me Yoga

9:30am - 10:00am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Lawn
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Non-walkers w/caregiver Meet us on the Library lawn to relax and enjoy the calming and centering benefits of yoga. Bring your own yoga mat or use one that will be provided. Register one name per family. ...

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 "Elementary" group.

Toddler and Me Yoga

10:15am - 10:45am
Children, Elementary
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Lawn
Age Group: Children, Elementary
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Walkers – age 3 w/caregiver Meet us on the Library lawn to relax and enjoy the calming and centering benefits of yoga. Bring your own yoga mat or use one that will be provided. Register one name per family. ...

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 "Elementary" group.

Yoga for Kids

11:00am - 12:00pm
Children, Elementary
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Lawn
Age Group: Children, Elementary
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Grades K – 5 Meet us on the Library lawn to relax and enjoy the calming and centering benefits of yoga. Bring your own yoga mat or use one that will be provided. Register.  ...

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.

History Here

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 28
Event Details:
In collaboration with Bacoa. Join BHS history teacher, Cary Waxler, as he gives a talk about Barrington’s history. 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 "Adults" group.

Second Fridays: Luciano Antonio

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Music
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:
Brazilian guitarist Luciano Antonio plays a selection of original arrangements, including Bossa Nova, Samba, and other genres from the world of Brazilian Music. 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.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Rainbow Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Celebrate diversity with LGBTQ+-inclusive books, rhymes, and fingerplays. All families welcome. 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.

WeDo Together

11:00am - 12:00pm
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
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

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

Gr K-8: TAKE-AND-MAKE

All Day 6/13 - 6/24
Children, Elementary, Middle School
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 150
Event Details:
Grades K – 8: Red Thread Connection  Use foam board and thread to map the many connections among your family and friends. Inspired by our Book of the Summer, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.  Each kit contains materials for a craft ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Toddler/PreK: TAKE-AND-MAKE

All Day 6/13 - 6/24
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:
Toddler/PreK: Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin Dye rice to use for a fun sensory experience. Each kit contains materials for a craft or project kids can do at home (with caregiver supervision). Register online and then stop by to pick up your kit. June...
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 "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: None
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 "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Lawn
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
America in 1954 isn’t a safe place for two girls in love, and nobody knows this better than Lily and Kath, who navigate their feelings - and fears - in Red-Scare Chinatown.  ...

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.

 

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.

Cooks with Books: Salad Take and Make Kit

06/14/2022 @ 9:00am - 06/18/2022 @ 5:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:
With picnic season under way, get one of these Cooks With Books salad making kits and make those fruits and veggies come to life.  Kit includes: salad bowl, tongs, dressing mix, dressing jar, disposable table cloth. One reservation per BALibrary...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Baby Time

9:30am - 10:00am
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.