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Barrington, NH 03825

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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!
    Learn more about our pass programs HERE

    Interested in a winter adventure? Click HERE for a the complete 2017 Operating Schedule.

  • 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.

  • 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! DNA TESTING KIT RAFFLE! Buy tickets at the library or at the event for a chance to win a MyHeritage DNA TEST KIT. Tickets are $1 each or $5 for six.
    Winner will be drawn following the discussion.

  • 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

  • Music & Movement Lap-Sit Story Time
    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays
    from 10:30 to 11am

    Sign-Ups Begin on December 15
    The Winter Session runs January 2 – March 2!

    Share books, songs, rhymes, flannel boards and various activities with children 1-3 years old while accompanied by an adult. These fun, weekly half-hour story times help develop communication/ listening skills, language development and encourages imagination and creativity!

  • Brown Bag Lunch Book Group *NEW GROUP*
    January 22 from 12:30-1:30 PM
    Tamar: A Novel of Espionage, Passion, and Betrayal

    This will be replacing our current evening book group. Come with lunch and have fun discussing books! The library can get you a copy one month prior to each meeting. Email if you'd like to join!

Voting by members of the library community will be between December 11 - 16
for best in show for ADULT and FAMILY W/ CHILDREN.
The winning houses will be announced December 18th.

Winners will receive $15 gift certificates to Stonehouse Baking Co.

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.

Library Holiday Hours
December 16
The Library will be open 11am to 4pm to help with traffic patterns for the Food Pantry's Holiday Baskets.
December 25 & 26
Library Closed for the Christmas Holiday

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.
To view complete job description and posting, click


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