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  • The library has a pass to The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
    (Admits 4 people at 50% off)
    Click here for more information about our Museum Pass Program

  • NH State Parks Pass Now Available For Check Out!
    We have a pass residents can check out which allows free entry for two adults and up to four dependents into many lovely state parks in NH. Call to reserve the pass for a specific day (up to 3 consecutive days), check it out, and return it to the library after use.
    This pass has been paid for by the Friends of the Barrington Library and the Barrington Recreation Department in a joint effort to get folks out into the wonderful wild places of New Hampshire! www.nhstateparks.org

  • New Daytime Brown Bag Book Group!
    Will Begin Monday, November 27th from 12:30-1:30PM

    Do you love to chat about what you read? This is a great opportunity to get together (bring a lunch) and talk about a book the group has read. 
    If you are interested, please contact Amy Inglis at director@barringtonlibrary.com with your full name and phone number so we can get you a copy of the book via inter-library loan one month prior to the meeting. NO NEED TO BUY THE BOOKS! 

  • Drop-In Preschool Story Time
    Session runs from Sept.18 – Nov.16
    The Children’s Librarian will share stories and a related craft with children 4-6 years old. Story Times help develop early literacy skills, using our imagination, recognition of words and context, etc. that help prepare children for school.

  • Do you have a local group that you’d like to highlight to our patrons?
    Now when patrons search for a topic; e.i. knitting, autorepair, hiking, patrons can see your group in the search results! Use the Community feature to promote your organizations, clubs, events, workshops, or any activities other library patrons might find fun or helpful. You can submit a post for the group/event, and pending approval, the post will then display in search results.
    When you search the catalog, you will see your posts and any that other people have submitted on the Community tab. This allows you to connect with other library patrons who have similar interests. Click HERE for full instructions.

  • Meet Libby
    Overdrive has released a new and easier to use mobile app, meet Libby. OverDrive’s best-in-class technology enables Libby to present any ebook or audiobook in a simple, beautiful format regardless if the title is a novel, comic or graphic novel, reference material, cookbook or Read-Along. Renew, return, tag, send to your Kindle… 
    We can offer personal tutorials in the library to introduce you to Libby. 

  • LEGO Club - K-4 Drop-In Event
    Every Tuesday from 4 - 5 PM

    Patrons going into Kindergarten through 4th grade are invited to build LEGO creations.
    This is a free play where kids are encouraged to expand their imaginations! Creations will be displayed in the library (if space allows).

  • Mahjong Club
    Every Tuesday from 12 - 1:30 PM

    Come and join a group of folks to play Mahjong! New players are welcomed as the veterans are happy to teach new people the ropes. A minimum of 4 players is typically best to hold a game.
    The library has one mahjong board but anyone who has another can feel to bring it in case we have overflow players.

  • Create Holiday Pysanky Ornaments
    December 6 from 5 - 8 PM

    Join Karolina Bodner and learn how to create these lovely traditional decorated eggs for holiday ornaments or gifts. Participants will be learning how to color and decorate their egg using hot wax to create your own personal pattern. Ages 10 to Adult! This is a great event for adults and older kids to do together. Make it a special inter-generational event for your family.


    Register required due to limited space.

  • Join the Barrington Genealogy Club for a discussion on DNA Testing with Norm MacInnis
    January 3 at 6pm

    The Barrington Genealogy Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the library at 6pm. This informal group meets to discuss genealogy finds and dead ends. Join us to keep your interest and research going throughout the year!
    www.barringtongenealogy.weebly.com
    genealogyclub@gmail.com

  • Holiday Cookie Swap at the Library!
    December 9th from Noon-1pm


    Patrons/residents are invited to bring your favorite holiday cookies with a copy of the recipe to share with the group. Participants are asked to bring thirty cookies. 
    Registration is required limited to 15 participants

  • Armchair Travel: London and the Villages of South England, from Kent to Cornwall
    January 11 from 6 - 7 PM

    Presented by Susan Gaudiello
    Get a taste of the big city and then enjoy some quiet country photos!
    This is a drop in event... no registration required. If you would like to be a presenter for this program, please email director@barringtonlibrary.com

  • FAMILY GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP
    December 2nd at 1:00pm.    
    Kits will be provided along with additional decorating items – and you can bring additional (edible) decorations. These creations will be kept in the library for our Gingerbread House Competition (with prizes TBA).
    Ten Kits Available - REGISTER online or call 664-9715 for your family’s spot and kit.



The Search for Happiness
Wed., January 31st at 6PM

The ancient Greek philosophers defined eudaimonia as living a full and excellent life. In this illustrated talk, Maria Sanders explores how ideas of happiness have changed in Western civilization through the ages, while comparing and contrasting major concepts of well-being throughout the world. Can money buy happiness? To what extent does engaging in one’s community impact happiness? When worldwide surveys of happiness are conducted, why doesn’t the United States make the top ten? Participants will be invited to discuss various definitions, current measures for assessing self-reported levels of happiness, specific findings reported as increasing people’s levels of happiness, and happiness projects undertaken by entire communities —including a town-wide happiness quest in Plymouth, New Hampshire.

Maria Sanders is a Philosophy professor and coordinates the Philosophy program at Plymouth State University. She is an applied ethicist whose research engages the public in scholarly philosophical dialogue within the areas of medicine, business, education, and law while encouraging thoughtful interaction with existing and emerging technologies in an attempt to create opportunities for civic engagement and reflective living. Dr. Sanders also hosts a weekly radio program on WPCR-Plymouth (91.7 FM) entitled Philosophy 4 Life which offers a public forum for philosophical discourse. She also co-hosts a television show, Happiness Quest, on Pemi-Baker Cable TV and is currently leading a town-wide "Happiness Quest" in Plymouth, New Hampshire.



The Library will be open 11am to 4pm on November 18th to help with traffic patterns for the Food Pantry's Thanksgiving Baskets.

The Barrington (NH) Public Library Board of Trustees is currently seeking a dynamic, innovative and dedicated Library Director to lead a heavily used community resource into the future.
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