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Make Your Own Mozzarella

Create Your Holiday Look

Frantonio’s Deli A delicious night at Frantonio’s Italian Deli and Café! Owner Franco Bruno demonstrates how to make fresh mozzarella at home. Once the cheese is ready, learn how to use it in a variety of authentic Italian appetizers. Samples provided.

Acacia Organics Jazz up your look for the holiday season. The ladies at Acacia Organics demonstrate how to create a fabulous party look with Jane Iredale cosmetics, including that elusive smoky eye.

Thursday, Sept 5, 7 PM

Welcome to Night School, a friendly and relaxed way to learn all those little things that make life colorful, delicious and well-lived. Each month we’ll meet at a different Barrington business to try something new. Class size is limited, so sign up today.

Sell Your House Thursday, Oct 3, 7 PM

Location TBD Mike Kurowski of Prudential Visions Realty of Barrington tells how to prepare your home for sale. We will tour an area home to learn about curb appeal, staging, and buyer expectations. Find out what works in this competitive market.

the play’s the thing! The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Monday, Oct 14, 2 PM Grades K – 5 (families welcome)

The GreatWorks Theatre Company performs this hilarious “spooktacular!” A family-friendly adaptation of Washington Irving’s classic story. The Garlands Center for the Performing Arts. No registration necessary, but seating is first come, first served.

The World of Pooh Friday, Oct 25, 11 AM All ages

A.A. Milne’s beloved characters - Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Kanga, Roo, Tigger, and Eeyore - are brought to life in this charming musical by American Eagle Productions. The Garlands Center for the Performing Arts. No registration necessary, but seating is first come, first served.

Thursday, Nov 7, 7 PM

Design Your Perfect Holiday Home Thursday, Dec 12, 7 PM

Barrington Flower Shop Let your home shine for the holidays! The friendly pros at Barrington Flower Shop demonstrate how to create beautiful wreaths and other holiday decorations.


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try something

Lil’ Kickers Soccer Class

Fridays, Sep 6, Oct 4, Nov 1 10:30 AM Ages 2 – 3 with caregiver 11 AM Ages 3 – 4 with caregiver

Kids and caregivers, led by an instructor from Lil’ Kickers, play organized games together to develop listening and ball skills, balance and foot-eye coordination. Register. Garlands of Barrington: Burnham Room

Maker Workshop

Friday, Sep 20, 1:30 – 2:30 PM Grades 2 – 4 Friday, Sep 20, 3 – 4 PM Grades 5 – 8

Kids who love DIY projects and technology: learn to make your own circuits and other cool battery-powered projects, led by an instructor from Brown Dog Gadgets. Register. Garlands of Barrington: Burnham Room.

time for tech Due to ongoing renovation, some library programs will be held at The Garlands of Barrington.

Stop-Motion Animation Tuesday, Sep 10, 4:30 – 6 PM Grades 2 – 4

Filmmakers: learn the technique of stop-motion animation and make your own movie. Your amazing epic will be shared on the big screen at the end of the program! Register. Garlands of Barrington: Burnham Room.


Wednesday, Sep 18, 4:30 – 5:30 PM Grades 5 – 8 Tuesday, Nov 12, 4:30 – 5:30 PM Grades 3 – 5

Xtranormal allows you to be the director & screenwriter of an awesome animation. Register. Story Room.

Marble Machines Thursday, Sep 26, 6:30 – 7:30 PM Grades 3 – 5

Build a marble run machine from funnels, tubes, planks, and other odds and ends. Then see which team’s marble takes the longest to get through the crazy contraption. Register. Story Room.

Book Dominoes and Domino’s Pizza

Thursday, Oct 10, 6:30 – 7:30 PM Grades 6 – 8

Eat Domino’s pizza while building a book domino chain around Youth Services! Then help us catch the epic domino action on video as we watch it fall. Register. Story Room.

WeDo Robotics

Friday, Oct 25, 1, 2:30 or 4 PM Grades 2 – 4

LEGOs come to life when you build and program robots in this introductory class. Register. Garlands of Barrington: Burnham Room.


Friday, Nov 8, 2 & 3:30 PM Grades 1 – 3

Use iPads to draw and narrate an animated story. Register. Story Room.

LEGO Mindstorms

Thursday, Nov 14, 4:30 - 6 PM Grades 5 - 12

We will provide the basics for budding engineers to create custom robots. Register. Garlands: Burnham Room. Teen Program Limit 15, wait list limit 10.

Story Time


Please bring your Barrington Area Library Card for admission. Patrons from other library districts are admitted as space is available. No registration required. Story Room.

tuesdays Just for Babies

up to 12 months w/caregiver Sep 3 & 17, 9:30 AM Oct 1 & 15, 9:30 AM Nov 5 & 19, 9:30 AM

Learn songs, rhymes and stories while making new friends in this cozy story time.

wednesdays Family Story Time

Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver (siblings welcome) Sep and Oct, 10 & 11 AM Nov 6, 13 & 20, 10 & 11 AM

thursdays Family Story Time

Little Wigglers

Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver (siblings welcome) Sep and Oct, 10 & 11 AM Nov 7, 14 & 21, 10 & 11 AM

Wiggles welcome in this active story time created just for this fun age.

fridays Little Groovers

13 – 23 months w/caregiver Sep 10 & 24, 9:30 AM Oct 8, 22 & 29, 9:30 AM Nov 12, 9:30 AM

Nursery Rhyme Play Time

up to 23 months w/caregiver Sep 3 – Nov 19, 10:15 AM

saturdays Nursery Rhyme Play Time

up to 23 months w/caregiver September and October, 9:15 AM November 9, 16 & 23, 9:15 AM We’ll bring the toys and books, you bring the wiggles and giggles.

Family Story Time

Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver September Saturdays, 10 AM Oct 5, 12, 10 AM Nov 2, 16 & 23, 10 AM

Little Groovers

Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Sep 13, Oct 11, & Nov 15, 10 AM

Get ready to move in this music-filled program. No dance experience required. No registration. Story Room.

Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Oct 19 & Nov 9, 10 AM

Get ready to move in this musicfilled program. No dance experience required.

We’ll bring the toys and books, you bring the wiggles and giggles.

page turners club The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

An elephant crashes through the ceiling of an opera house and sets in motion a magical adventure for an orphan boy searching for his sister. Register. Story Room.

Orphaned Sage is one of four boys chosen by a nobleman to participate in a lethal contest. Sage learns that Connor plans for one of the orphans to impersonate a long-lost prince in the hopes of averting a civil war. Register. Story Room.

Tuesday, Sep 17, 6:30 PM Grades 4 – 5

Tuesday, Sep 24, 6:30 PM Grades 6 – 8


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hands-on fun Pumpkin Tales

Saturday, Oct 26, 10 AM Monday, Oct 28, 10 & 11 AM Ages 2 – 5 w/caregiver Silly shivers and cheerful chills abound in this fun, fall-themed outdoor story time. Costumes encouraged! No registration required. Story Room.

After School Adventures Tuesday, Oct 1, 8, 15 & 22 4:15 – 5 PM Grades K – 2

Join us for stories, crafts and activities that spark the imagination. Weather permitting, our adventures may also take us outside for some nature activities. Register. Story Room.

Librarian Puppet Show Friday, Nov 8, 10 & 11 AM Ages 2 – 5 w/ caregiver All ages

Drop-in Letter Craft Ages 2 – 5 with caregiver.

Learn your letters through crafts and play. Drop in while supplies last. Story Room.

“G” is for Giraffe

Friday, Sep 20, 10 – 11:30 AM

“W” is for Walrus

Friday, Sep 27, 10 – 11:30 AM

“C” is for Cat

Monday, Oct 14, 10 – 11:30 AM

Lively puppet stories presented by our own Youth Services Librarians. No registration required. The Garlands of Barrington: Burnham Room.

around town: Cookie Monsters

Mondays, Sep 9, Oct 21, Nov 11, 11 AM

Join the Barrington Area Library at Whole Foods Market in Kildeer for Cookie Monsters, a cookie-making and storytelling class! Each month we will feature seasonal stories paired with a complementary recipe. *Notes: Children 3-6 years old with parents are welcome. Free, but registration is required. Pre-register with Whole Foods Market by calling (847) 7264601. Registration starts 1st of the month. Whole Foods Market – Kildeer, 20281 N. Rand Road, Kildeer, Illinois.

Read and Play at Gymboree for 2s & 3s

Monday, Sep 16, Oct 7, Nov 4 9 AM

Join us at Gymboree Play & Music in the Arboretum for stories and playtime, perfect for children ages 2 & 3! Please note, shoes will be removed and adults must wear socks in the Gymboree facility. Register. Gymboree Play & Music, 100 W. Higgins Rd, South Barrington.

Cookies and Milk Storytime at Panera Bread

Monday, Sep 23, 10:30 AM Friday, Oct 18, 10:30 AM Monday, Nov 18, 10:30 AM

Meet us at Panera in the Arboretum for stories and snacks. Register. Panera Bread, 100 West Higgins Road, South Barrington.

calling all writers Dare To Be Scared Writing Contest For Adults & Young Adults (With special thanks to Kelly Stachura, Agatha Christie, Edward Bulwer-Lytton and Snoopy…) Creative writers: using one of the two prompts below, write us a short story to help celebrate this month of mystery and mayhem. You might win a gift certificate to Anna Shea Chocolates in South Barrington. Entries accepted between October 1-31, 2013. Entries may be up to 2,000 words in length.

The Body in the Library A. It was a dark and stormy night. Inside the Barrington Area Library, a lively crowd gathered to fete the artist whose works were on exhibit in the Gallery. More visitors waited in the lobby for a Second Fridays concert to begin. The librarian at the Popular Materials Desk had just answered a patron’s question about making taffy apples (after all, Halloween was just around the corner) when a thud was heard. There on the floor, between the DVD shelves, lay a body! To be continued by you, Gentle Reader, on the library’s Facebook page. Post your own ending to this scary saga. B. Submit a short story based on “The Body in the Library” starting with that famous first line, It was a dark and stormy night… The best short story wins! Submit entries to the library’s Facebook page or email entries to


NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Young Writers’ Program Grades 4 – 8

Attend events, join an online young writers’ community, and work your way through writing your own novel. Story Room.

Kick-Off Writing Workshop

Wednesday, Oct 30, 5 – 6 PM

Meet other young authors, register online with the NaNoWriMo Young Writers’ Program, and get inspired to turn your imaginings into a real novel. Register.

Write-In at the Library

Wednesdays Nov 6, 13, and 20, 5 – 7 PM

Drop in to use the library’s laptops and iPads to fight off writer’s block with pizza and support from your fellow authors. No registration required.

Teen Poetry Contest entries due Nov 30 grades 9 – 12

Write a poem of 30 lines or less to be considered for the VOYA Teen Poetry Contest. All entries will be featured on our Facebook page. We will choose the top three poems to send on to the national competition. Email your poem, name, age and town to by Nov 30.


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dare to be scared! The Haunting

Monday, Oct 7, 7 PM

Adults & Young Adults Love a good scare? William Pack presents “ghost theater,” an interactive performance of spinetingling scary stories combined with eerie Chicagoland history. Virtuoso storytelling simulates an authentic haunting – are the ghosts real? Register. The Garlands Center for the Performing Arts.

Woman of Mystery – Agatha Christie Thursday, Oct 17, 7 PM

Actress Betsey Means takes us back to 1949, keeping Agatha Christie company as she packs for Syria. Christie will join her husband Max Mallowan on an archaeological dig. Join us to learn more about the mysterious “Queen of Crime” who created such famous detectives as Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple. Register. The Garlands Center for the Performing Arts.

brew it, bake it You Can Brew It

Tuesday, Sept 10, 7 PM Adults

Enjoy craft beer? Home brewing is a fun, rewarding hobby enjoyed by millions of people. Award-winning home brewer Scott Pointon discusses equipment, ingredients, brewing process, and resources available to would-be brew masters. Register. The Garlands Center for the Performing Arts – Front.

Holiday Ambrosia

Tuesday, Nov 12, 7 PM

Chefs Richard and Deborah Rivera of Ambrosia demonstrate the art of gourmet baking, preparing delectable treats for gift giving or holiday entertaining. Impress your guests and your family and treat yourself with these exquisite delicacies. Recipes and tasting included. Register. The Garlands Center for the Performing Arts.

Remembering Marshall Field’s Monday, Dec 2, 7 PM

For more than 150 years, Marshall Field and Co. reigned as Chicago’s leading department store. Leslie Goddard traces the store’s history from its beginnings as a dry goods store into a world-class fashion and service trendsetter and international tourist destination. Photographs, ads, postcards, menus, and memorabilia trace the store’s cherished traditions, like the Walnut Room Christmas tree and the legendary State Street window displays. Register. The Garlands Center for the Performing Arts.

Barrington Authors

Healing Healthcare: Dr. Dale Coy

Sweet Success: Eleanor Sweet

Dale Coy, M.D., discusses his novel, Morton’s Fork, an evocative look at hot-button, socio-political and moral dilemmas in today’s healthcare environment. Come prepared for a lively discussion. Morton’s Fork was recognized by the National Indie Book Excellence Awards as the top Medical Thriller of 2013. Books available for purchase and signing. Register. The Garlands Center for the Performing Arts - North Section.

Looking for a job in today’s economy? Eleanor Sweet discusses her book, The New Rules of Job Search. Sweet provides a simple, well-endorsed and straightforward guide to improving your job search. Learn from Sweet’s many roles as book publisher, career counselor and board member of a non-profit organization. Register. The Garlands Surround Sound Theater.

Wednesday, Sept 11, 7 PM

Thursday, Oct 24, 7 PM

Succeeding in the Face of Disabilities: Eileen Kushner Thursday, Nov 21, 7 PM All ages

Eileen Gold Kushner, local business owner and author of Smart on the Inside, shares her story of overcoming learning disabilities while succeeding in the business world. Books available for purchase and signing. Register. The Garlands Center for the Performing Arts – North Section.

community conversations Protecting Our Habitat with Wendy Paulson Thursday, Sept 19, 7 – 8:15 PM

Many of us treasure time spent in our local parks and preserves. Why are these resources so vital to society? Paulson discusses how she became an advocate for conservation and why it is necessary to preserve open land and its inhabitants. Register. The Garlands Surround Sound Theater.

Remember When: Barrington in the 1970s

Heart of Gold: Sam Oliver

Travel back in time with Ken Munson as he shares what life was like in Barrington in the 1960s and 70s. Munson served as president of the Barrington Area Historical Society and curator for the Lake County Museum. Join us for an engaging and reflective discussion. Register. The Garlands Surround Sound Theater.

Sam Oliver is Staff Director of Citizens for Conservation and numerous educational and health organizations. Learn what inspired Sam to establish or join organizations to “help make things a little better as we go along.” Register. The Garlands Surround Sound Theater.

Sunday, Oct 13, 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Monday, Nov 18, 7 – 8:15 PM



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american history Civil War Reflections on the Battle of Gettysburg: 150 Years Later Wednesday, Sept 18, 7 PM

2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, a defining event in the American Civil War. Civil War historian and author Dr. Sarah Moats discusses the bloodiest battle on American soil and its long term significance in this lecture/slide presentation. Register. The Garlands Center for the Performing Arts.

Women of the Civil War Tuesday, Sept 24, 7 PM

Civil War historian and illustrator Jim Weren discusses how the war sparked a massive transformation of gender roles and long-held attitudes about women. Learn about women of the era who served as soldiers,

doctors, lawyers, nurses, spies, wives and mothers, who overcame deprivations and dangers both at home and on the battlefield. Register. The Garlands Center for the Performing Arts.

Fiftieth Anniversary of the Assassination of JFK The Greatest Unsolved Mystery: Who Really Killed JFK?

Jackie Kennedy

Monday, Nov 25, 7 PM

Leslie Goddard portrays former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in 1964. She shares her story of life in the White House, including her struggle to retain her family’s privacy, her restoration work and her efforts to showcase the arts. In a climactic revelation, she recounts her husband’s death and her decision to begin a new life for herself and her children. Register. The Garlands Center for the Performing Arts.

Tuesday, Nov 5, 7 PM

The assassination of President John F. Kennedy has been analyzed and discussed for decades, and yet there is much that remains controversial. Historian Barry Bradford explores the facts of this unsettled case and its impact on the lives of American presidents since that time. Register. The Garlands - Burnham Room.

book discussions with lanny ori open your eyes. enrich your mind. expand your horizons.

A Social Book Club Monday, Sept 9, 7 PM

The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Monday, Oct 7, 7 PM

The Dinner by Herman Koch

Monday, Nov 4, 7 PM

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

Monday, Dec 2, 7 PM

Silver Star by Jeannette Walls Join librarians Liz and Emily upstairs at The Annex (next to McGonigal’s) in downtown Barrington to discuss new and popular titles. Register. We provide some appetizers - other food and drinks available for purchase.

Enjoy engaging conversations with professional discussion leader Lanny Ori and other discerning readers. Books available at the Adult Services reference desk approximately one month prior to discussion. Adults & young adults. Register. Location to be determined. Check at or call 847-382-1300.

The Secret River by Kate Grenville Tuesday, Oct 15, 7:30 PM or Thursday, Oct 17, 2 PM

Grenville’s novel is a riveting narrative about the settlement of New South Wales, Australia, by exiled British criminals. As convicts and fortune hunters settle the land, the delicate coexistence with native aborigines unravels into violence.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey Tuesday, Nov 19, 7:30 PM or Thursday, Nov 21, 2 PM

Set in the Alaskan wilderness during the 1920s homesteading era, a lonely couple builds a child from the season’s first snow. Magically, the child comes to life in this Russian fairytale–inspired novel.


it’s better in barrington Master Internet Marketing Workshop with Norbert Barszscewski

Wednesday, Sept 25, 7 – 8:30 PM

Creating a Web site is not enough. Learn how to convert visitors to customers, get your site to the front page of search engines and put Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to work for your business. Create an effective email marketing campaign. Effectively market your products and services online without paying expensive experts. Current and future business owners and entrepreneurs, get the know-how to stand out, close sales and stay on top of the latest online marketing techniques. Register. Barrington Village Hall, 200 S. Hough Street, Barrington.

iPad (and iPhone) for Business

Wednesday, Oct 9, 7 – 8:30 PM

Increase productivity and lay the groundwork for a paperless environment with the iPad, an ideal tool for business. Using the latest technology with confidence and ease also sets you apart from your competition. Get insider tips, tricks and strategy recommendations from Blair Miller, Apple expert and founder of AppleLearn. Register. Barrington Village Hall, 200 S. Hough Street, Barrington.

Web Sites for Businesses & Non-Profits

Wednesday, Oct 30, 7 – 8:30 PM

Discover several fast, easy and economical (free!) ways to create Web sites. Learn about Weebly, Google Sites, Squarespace, and other site builders. Create your site, set up a blog (with comments and RSS), and add products to sell (integrating with Google Checkout or PayPal as well as your social networks). Ideal for small businesses, not-for-profit groups, and personal use. Register. Barrington Village Hall, 200 S. Hough Street, Barrington.

Social Media Marketing for Small Business Tuesday, Nov 19, 7 – 8:30 PM

Free social media tools help make your business more visible on the Web. Learn how social media originated, the present state of the art, and why you need a presence as part of your business marketing success. Discover the top social media platforms, their strengths/weaknesses and action steps to take now to keep in touch with customers and increase your visibility to potential clients. Co-sponsored with SCORE Chicago. Register. Barrington Village Hall, 200 S. Hough Street, Barrington.

ReferenceUSA Thursday, Oct 24, 7 PM

Learn how to target companies, customers and employers using ReferenceUSA, one of our most popular and powerful online services. Official trainer Bob Zielinski leads this valuable session that will help you grow your business or reach your career goals. Register. Barrington Hills Village Hall, 112 Algonquin Rd, Barrington Hills.

About Library Programs Register for programs at, by phone at 847-382-1300, or in person. Programs require registration unless otherwise indicated. ADA accommodations are available with at least 48 hours notice. The library reserves the right to take photographs and video of program participants. Photos and videos are for library use and may be used in publicity materials. Patrons who do not wish to be part of photographs or videos should notify staff.


Family History Month 10

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October is National Family History Month. Whether you are a seasoned genealogist or just getting started, we’re offering something for everyone. Please note that these programs take place outside the library. Please register online or call 847-3821300 x 1.

Let’s Talk Genealogy Wednesday Oct 2, 7 – 8 PM

Genealogy is a hobby that lasts a lifetime. One family puzzle solved leads to more unanswered questions. Bring your success stories and your genealogy problems! Head of Adult Services Rose Faber leads the conversation. Village of Barrington Hills.

Barrington in Postcards Author Event Sunday Oct 13, 1 – 2:15 PM

Ken Munson’s Barrington contains more than 200 vintage postcards. Munson will share snippets of his book and uncover little-known facts about Barrington’s rich history. Munson has been a historic preservationist in Barrington, beginning with the Barrington Centennial Committee in 1963. Book signing to follow. The Garlands Surround Sound Theater.

Family Search

Thursday Oct 17, 7 – 8 PM

Fill in your family tree with the wealth of resources available at familysearch. org. Christine Bell from the Family History Center in Naperville will discuss the many avail-

able records, including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, and more. Village of Barrington Hills.

Using Ancestry and HeritageQuest

Monday Oct 21, 1 – 2 PM (The Garlands’ Surround Sound Theater) Tuesday Oct 29, 7 – 8 PM (Village of Barrington Hills) ProQuest trainer Paul Webb will be on hand with tips and tricks for using both Ancestry and HeritageQuest.

Military Records Demystified Wednesday, Oct 23, 7 – 9 PM

Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Librarian Kate presents an overview. Village of Barrington Hills.

artistic endeavors Sit ‘n Knit: Sensational Scarves

Saturday, Oct 12, 2 – 3:30 PM

Watch a demonstration of easy-tomake scarves, then try creating your own unique design – ruffled, diagonal pattern, or with fabric scraps. Learn basic crochet and knitting, too. Patterns and materials provided. Library Lobby.

Discovering Zentangle® Sunday, Sept 8, 2 - 3:30 PM

Heard about Zentangle®, an easyto-learn method for creating beautiful images from structured patterns? This new art form increases focus and creativity, while encouraging relaxation and other intangible benefits. Certified Zentangle® Teacher Sue Jacobs demonstrates. All materials provided. Library Lobby.

President Donald F. Minner Vice President Carolyn Welch Clifford

President Emeritus Richard J. Ryan Members Carrie Carr William J. Pizzi Editor Karen McBride

Etsy Stores are an easy, fun, online way to sell your handmade or vintage treasures. Stop by our table in the lobby to ask questions and learn how to create your own store.

Learn to use Facebook, the popular social networking site, to connect with friends and family around the world. Facebook account required. The Garlands Surround Sound Theater.

Stop by the lobby and chat with librarians Gwyn and Liz about fun and interesting new apps. This month they will feature a variety of book apps including OverDrive, 3M, OneClick Digital, and more.

Board of Library Trustees

Secretary Barbara A. Pintozzi

Facebook Basics

Tuesday, Oct 8, 4 - 6 PM

Executive Director Detlev Pansch

Silversmith Corrie Rosati demonstrates the process of designing and creating beautiful silver jewelry. Try crafting your own sparkling silver work of art. Library Lobby.

Etsy Store Drop-In

Appy Hour: Book Apps

is published by the Barrington Area Library.

Treasurer Henry G. Wisniewski

Sunday, Nov 10, 2 – 3:30 PM


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Sparkling Silver Jewelry

tech classes Wednesday, Nov 13, 11 AM – 1 PM

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2 PM

Petting Zoo: iPads, Tablets, and eReaders Thursday Nov 14, 11 AM

Try before you buy! Join us at The Garlands of Barrington to try the latest e-reader devices and tablets. Our friendly staff will give you a hands-on demo and answer all your questions. Garlands Café.

Library Hours: Mon – Fri: 9 AM – 9 PM Sat: 9 AM – 5 PM Sun: 1 PM – 5 PM South Branch Hours: Mon – Thur & Sat: 9 AM – 1 PM Open Late: Mon & Thur: 3 – 7 PM Direct Numbers Adult Services: 847-382-1300 x1 Youth Services: 847-382-1300 x2 Circulation: 847-382-1300 x3 South Branch: 847-381-2534

Library Closings Monday, Sept 2, Labor Day Thursday, Nov 28, Thanksgiving Thursday, Dec 5, Staff In-Service Day

Barbara B. Rose Elementary School: 2013 Summer Library Club Champions! 505 n. northwest highway barrington, il 60010-3399 847.382.1300 •

library closings Monday, Sept 2, Labor Day Thursday, Nov 28, Thanksgiving Thursday, Dec 5, Staff In-Servce Day

More than 1,600 children participated in this year’s Summer Library Club. 620 kids received a free book for reaching their goal, and more than 2,500 prizes were awarded in all. This year, our championship trophy travels to Barbara Rose Elementary School, which had the highest number of students to join and finish the club. Principal Carlson did a fantastic job encouraging students to send him postcards about their progress, a perfect fit for our “Have Book, Will Travel” theme. Congratulations to all our summer readers and thanks to their families and caregivers for supporting reading and library activities over the summer!

Try an e-reader today

If you have been wondering about the e-reader and e-book experience, we’ve got a handy way for you try it out. We have e-readers you may borrow on a first come, first served basis. Our friendly Adult Services staff will even download an e-book of your choice onto the device. Then you can take it home and give it a “test read” for two weeks.

Contact Us

All you need is a Barrington Area Library card and a love for great new books. Stop by and ask us about it.

encore! afternoon Thursday, Sept 19, 2 PM

Enjoy Peter Oprisko in his Sinatra tribute entitled “Fabulous Frank, The Definitive Tribute to The Chairman of The Board!” Refreshments. Register. The Garlands Center for the Performing Arts.

second fridays Strings of Silk

Friday, Sept 13, 8 PM

This lively string trio performs your favorites from pop to Bach. Refreshments. Register. The Garlands Center for the Performing Arts.

Die Musikmeisters Friday, Oct 11, 8 PM

Die Musikmeisters return for a rousing Oktoberfest concert performance. Tap your feet and sing along through traditional waltzes, polkas and more, performed by this authentic five piece band. Refreshments. Register. The Garlands Center for the Performing Arts.

The Limitations Friday, Nov 8, 8 PM

The Limitations take you back to the 50’s and 60’s with classic songs by Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Bill Haley and other greats. Combining country with a little rhythm & blues, The Limitations have an upbeat sound that will move you. Register. The Garlands Center for the Performing Arts.

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