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

Grades 3-8: TAKE-AND-MAKE

All Day 9/13 - 9/24
Elementary, Middle School
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Elementary, Middle School
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Grades 3-8: Yarn Wall Hanging Create a unique piece of art to add color and texture to your space. Each kit contains materials for a craft or project kids can do at home (with caregiver supervision). Register online and then stop to pick up you...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Grades K-2: TAKE-AND-MAKE

All Day 9/13 - 9/24
Children, Elementary
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Elementary
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 27
Event Details:
Grades K-2: Animal Mobile Create a floating menagerie for your bedroom with these supplies. Each kit contains materials for a craft or project kids can do at home (with caregiver supervision). Register online and then stop to pick up your kit b...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Toddler/PreK: TAKE-AND-MAKE

All Day 9/13 - 9/24
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Toddler/PreK: DIY Liquid Chalk Mix simple ingredients to make your own liquid color, then see what you can create on the sidewalk. Each kit contains materials for a craft or project kids can do at home (with caregiver supervision). Register onl...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Story Time Dance Party in the Sun

10:00am - 10:30am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Lawn
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Meet us outside to bop to the beat and share some stories! Families are asked to move and groove in their own dance areas, set apart for social distancing. BALibrary lawn. Register one name per family. Safety precautions wi...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Virtual Escape Room - Video Game Escape

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Children, Elementary, Middle School
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Grades 3 – 6  You’re trapped in a video game. Work together to find the clues, solve the puzzles, and level up to escape. 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 "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:
Watch now on YouTube! Stories, songs and rhymes, available when you are! Repeated viewing can help your child build confidence, comprehension, and important early literacy skills. On YouTube. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Native Plants Through the Seasons

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 146
Event Details:
In partnership with Chicago Living Corridors Native plants can be a beautiful part of landscapes throughout the year. Local experts Carol Rice and Debbie Groat share their gardens and how bloom time, color, height, and soil/water conditions can det...

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.

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:
Watch now on YouTube! Stories, songs and rhymes, available when you are! Repeated viewing can help your child build confidence, comprehension, and important early literacy skills. On YouTube. ...
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 "Everyone" group.

Firefly Family Theater Presents: The Forest Chorus

9:30am - 10:15am
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Lawn
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Everyone
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 44
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Join Spark as she prepares for the annual Forest Festival. This interactive show includes puppets and music for a fun, social-emotional learning experience. Please bring your own blanket. Register. Safety precautions will b...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Fall Clean-Up Workday

9:30am - 11:00am
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Teaching Garden
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:
Work alongside local Master Gardeners as we remove spent plants and prepare perennials for the coming winter. Masks are recommended for unvaccinated participants when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Register. Teaching Garden. ...

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 "Everyone" group.

Firefly Family Theater Presents: The Forest Chorus

10:30am - 11:15pm
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Lawn
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary, Everyone
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 57
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Join Spark as she prepares for the annual Forest Festival. This interactive show includes puppets and music for a fun, social-emotional learning experience. Please bring your own blanket. Register. Safety precautions will b...
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:
Watch now on YouTube! Stories, songs and rhymes, available when you are! Repeated viewing can help your child build confidence, comprehension, and important early literacy skills. On YouTube. ...
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:
Watch now on YouTube! Stories, songs and rhymes, available when you are! Repeated viewing can help your child build confidence, comprehension, and important early literacy skills. On YouTube. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

A Walk Through Evergreen Cemetery

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Everyone
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:
Join us as we stroll through the history of Barrington and learn about its early settlers, captains of industry and, of course, our veterans. Meet at the main entrance on Dundee Avenue in Barrington. Register. Safety precautions will be in place ...
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 September 27.  Stories, songs and rhymes, available when you are! Repeated viewing can help your child build confidence, comprehension, and important early literacy skills. On YouTube. ...
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 September 27.  Stories, songs and rhymes, available when you are! Repeated viewing can help your child build confidence, comprehension, and important early literacy skills. On YouTube. ...
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:
Tune into our YouTube Channel for quick rhymes, songs, and movement activities, then follow along with at home. New videos added throughout the month. Head to youtube.com/ YSAtBALibrary. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Story Time in the Sun

9:45am - 10:15am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Lawn
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Stories, songs, and rhymes in nature! Families are asked to sit together on provided blankets, set apart for social distancing. Register one name per family. Safety precautions will be in place for youth and adult outdoor p...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Story Time in the Sun

10:30am - 11:00am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: BALibrary Lawn
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver Stories, songs, and rhymes in nature! Families are asked to sit together on provided blankets, set apart for social distancing. Register one name per family. Safety precautions will be in place for youth and adult outdoor p...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

What Does Test Optional Really Mean?

7:00pm - 8:15pm
Teens, Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 96
Event Details:
Quest College Consultant Thomas Jaworski will cover a step by step guide when applying to college with or without standardized test scores. 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.

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 September 27.  Stories, songs and rhymes, available when you are! Repeated viewing can help your child build confidence, comprehension, and important early literacy skills. On YouTube. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Getting Started with OverDrive & Hoopla

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 34
Event Details:
Learn to use two of the Library’s most popular apps, OverDrive and Hoopla. Download free e-books, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and TV shows to your personal devices. Register. Virtual. Registered participants will receive an email with a link to...
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 September 27.  Stories, songs and rhymes, available when you are! Repeated viewing can help your child build confidence, comprehension, and important early literacy skills. On YouTube. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Transit Hikes with Lindsay Welbers

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room Side A
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Join us at the Library for a chat with author Lindsay Welbers as she shares her expertise on using public transit to find great local places to hike. ...