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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).

  • Genealogy club
    1st Wednesday of the month at 6 PM

    Everyone is welcome to join this informal group to share what you are working on, ask for assistance, support programs at the library and keep each other motivated!

  • 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.

  • 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 director@barringtonlibrary.com if you'd like to join!

  • Teen Video Game Tournaments: Super Smash Bros. Brawl!
    February 23 from 4:30 - 6 PM

    10-15 years olds will be playing in epic head-to-head matches! WIN FAME AND GLORY and prizes! (Snacks are provided) You must register so we can enter you in the tournament bracket. Open to Barrington Residents or Library card holders only.

  • Armchair Travel: Norway & Sweden
    February 8 from 6 - 7 PM

    Presented by John & Cindy Cafasso
    This is a drop in event... no registration or passport required.
    If you would like to share your travel adventure, please contact director@barringtonlibrary.com

  • CPR/AED Class
    February 28 from 6 - 8 PM

    This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first aid to meet job, regulatory or other requirements. Register Online Though McGregor EMS. Course Cost is $45.00 
    http://www.cprsafe.org/heartsaver-cpraed  
    The Library does not handle registrations, or fees...
    Courses are posted for registration on the McGregor site 2 months before the event.


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
February 19
Closed for President's Day

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Different Roots, Common Dreams:
New Hampshire’s Cultural Diversity
Exhibit & Discussion

February 7 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Photographer Becky Field has been documenting the lives of immigrants and refugees in New Hampshire. Her work shows that, though we may have different cultural backgrounds, we all have similar dreams for safe homes, secure jobs, and bright futures for our children. Come and view her wonderful exhibit of photographs and hear her speak about her project.


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