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All-Ages Story Time

All Day 1/17 - 1/23
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 YouTube story time video every Monday! Stories, songs, and rhymes you can enjoy every day to help your child build confidence, comprehension, and early literacy skills. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

Family Explorers: Bird Count

10:30am - 11:00am
Children, Elementary
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Elementary
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
Grades K – 2 with families  Join us in reading Bird Count by Susan Edwards Richmond (illustrated by Stefanie Fizer Coleman), and exploring more about birds. Then, as a family, build a bird feeder and do your own bird count. Younger and older ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Safety precautions will be in place for indoor programs including adjusted capacity and physical distancing. During programs, masks are required at all times for ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status.

 

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

All-Ages Story Time

All Day 1/24 - 1/30
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 January 24.  A new, on-demand YouTube story time video every Monday! Stories, songs, and rhymes you can enjoy every day to help your child build confidence, comprehension, and early literacy skills. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Little Kids, Big Feelings

10:30am - 11:00am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Ages 3 – 6 w/caregiver Mister Rogers often said that anything mentionable is manageable. Join us as we create a space to talk about all feelings, big and small, through books, songs, and mindfulness exercises. Meeting Room. Register one name per f...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Safety precautions will be in place for indoor programs including adjusted capacity and physical distancing. During programs, masks are required at all times for ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status.

 

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

Button Making

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Children, Elementary, Middle School
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Grade 3 – 8, caregivers welcome Create your own buttons to show off on your lanyards. Meeting Room. Register one name per family.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Safety precautions will be in place for indoor programs including adjusted capacity and physical distancing. During programs, masks are required at all times for ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status.

 

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

Button Making

4:15pm - 4:45pm
Children, Elementary, Middle School
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School
Program Type: Arts & Crafts/Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Grade 3 – 8, caregivers welcome Create your own buttons to show off on your lanyards. Meeting Room. Register one name per family.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Safety precautions will be in place for indoor programs including adjusted capacity and physical distancing. During programs, masks are required at all times for ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status.

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion
Event Details:
Bestselling author Silvia Moreno-Garcia discusses her newest book, Velvet Was the Night, and her genre-defying mashups of cultural noir and Lovecraftian horror.  Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the New York Times bestselling author of the critic...

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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: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community/Nonprofit, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
In collaboration with Bacoa. Start your new year out right by giving yourself and your loved ones peace of mind. Attorneys Linda Fine and Caroline Hecht of Buckley Fine Law explore how to perform an annual check-up on important documents such as adva...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Safety precautions will be in place for indoor programs including adjusted capacity and physical distancing. During programs, masks are required at all times for ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status.

 

This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.

WeDo Together

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Children, Elementary
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Elementary
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 19
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

Safety precautions will be in place for indoor programs including adjusted capacity and physical distancing. During programs, masks are required at all times for ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status.

 

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

All-Ages Story Time

All Day 1/31 - 2/6
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 January 31.  A new, on-demand YouTube story time video every Monday! Stories, songs, and rhymes you can enjoy every day to help your child build confidence, comprehension, and early literacy skills. ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Seed Library Launch

All Day
Everyone
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Everyone
Event Details:
Stop by on Tuesday, February 1, to see what we’re offering in the Seed Library this season. During the day, Master Gardener experts will be on hand to answer questions and share seed starting tips. Learn how to make a custom plant stake with the lase...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Safety precautions will be in place for indoor programs including adjusted capacity and physical distancing. During programs, masks are required at all times for ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status.

 

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:
This program will become available on February 1.  Tune into our YouTube Channel for quick rhymes, songs, and movement activities, then follow along with at home. New videos added throughout the month.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Big Blue Block Drop-In Play

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

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Safety precautions will be in place for indoor programs including adjusted capacity and physical distancing. During programs, masks are required at all times for ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status.

 

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

Virtual All-Ages Story Time

All Day 2/7 - 2/13
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
This program will become available on February 7.  A new on-demand YouTube story time video every Monday! Stories, songs, and rhymes you can enjoy every day to help your child build confidence, comprehension, and early literacy skills. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Birth to PreK" group.

Hearts & Hugs Story Time

9:30am - 10:00am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Ages 2 – 6 w/caregiver  Celebrate love and friendship through stories, songs, and rhymes. Meeting Room. Register one name per family.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Safety precautions will be in place for indoor programs including adjusted capacity and physical distancing. During programs, masks are required at all times for ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status.

 

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

Hearts & Hugs Story Time

10:00am - 10:30am
Children, Birth to PreK
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK
Program Type: Story Time
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Event Details:
Ages 2 – 6 w/caregiver  Celebrate love and friendship through stories, songs, and rhymes. Meeting Room. Register one name per family.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Safety precautions will be in place for indoor programs including adjusted capacity and physical distancing. During programs, masks are required at all times for ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status.

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: None
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 97
Event Details:
Delicious ideas for your Valentine’s Day meal from Chef Grace Goudie, finalist on the current season of Food Network’s Chopped! 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 "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Tips for Avoiding Scam Calls

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Adults, Everyone
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Topics
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 100
Event Details:
Tom Johnson and Julie Albrecht from the Better Business Bureau discuss how to avoid getting scammed by malicious phone calls and online activity. 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 "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Barrington Area Library
Room: Meeting Room
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Event Details:
In collaboration with Bacoa. Professional Organizer Annette Migala of Neater offers useful advice to escape the chaos of clutter and enjoy an organized, simplified new year. Tips, techniques, and step-by-step plans. Register. Meeting Room. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Safety precautions will be in place for indoor programs including adjusted capacity and physical distancing. During programs, masks are required at all times for ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status.

 

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

Happy Birthday 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: 5
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver  Sign up for this special story time during your birthday month so we can celebrate YOU, with stories, songs, and a craft! Meeting Room. Register one name per family. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Safety precautions will be in place for indoor programs including adjusted capacity and physical distancing. During programs, masks are required at all times for ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status.

 

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

Happy Birthday 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: 5
Event Details:
All ages w/caregiver  Sign up for this special story time during your birthday month so we can celebrate YOU, with stories, songs, and a craft! Meeting Room. Register one name per family. ...

Disclaimer(s)

Indoor COVID Disclaimer

Safety precautions will be in place for indoor programs including adjusted capacity and physical distancing. During programs, masks are required at all times for ages 2 and up, regardless of vaccination status.

 

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Music
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 97
Event Details:
Karlus Trapp returns with the second part of his delightful, educational, entertaining presentation. Take a 100 year journey back through time to hear, experience, and learn about America’s black musical giants. 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.

Virtual All-Ages Story Time

All Day 2/14 - 2/20
Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Birth to PreK, Elementary
Program Type: Story Time
Event Details:
This program will become available on February 14.  A new on-demand YouTube story time video every Monday! Stories, songs, and rhymes you can enjoy every day to help your child build confidence, comprehension, and early literacy skills. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Elementary" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Gr 3-8: TAKE-AND-MAKE

All Day 2/14 - 3/11
Children, Elementary, Middle School
Registration
Library Branch: Virtual Program
Age Group: Children, Elementary, Middle School
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 70
Event Details:
Grades 3-8 – Gratitude Jars Decorate a jar to fill with origami stars – use the stars to write down everything for which you are grateful. Each kit contains materials for a craft or project kids can do at home (with caregiver supervision). Regi...