Barrington Reads is almost at the finish line for 2015! We hope you've enjoyed reading 11/22/63 with us. Don't miss the program on Jackie Kennedy's impact on style, fashion, and culture on Saturday, February 28 (see below to register).
Barrington Reads is a community initiative that encourages everyone to read the same book at the same time. Read, then join us for programs and discussions on this year’s selected title.
Our 2015 title is 11/22/63, by one of the best-selling authors in history, Stephen King. Jake Epping is a teacher with an uneventful life in Lisbon Falls, Maine. But small towns often hold big secrets, and soon Epping is pushed through a portal in time, given the ability to change the events leading to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. One of King’s very best, most literary works, this is a thoughtful meditation on a painful chapter in history, as well as a sympathetic character study of a man simply trying to do the right thing.
Delve deeper into the life, death, and times of President John F. Kennedy with these thought-provoking programs. From popular media to civil rights, from music to fashion, the Kennedy “Camelot” years changed America forever. Except where noted, the following programs take place in the library’s Meeting Room. Register using the links below.
Jackie Kennedy: Aesthetics of Style
Saturday, Feb 28, 2 PM
Dr. Michelle Mishur examines Jacqueline Kennedy's impact on culture and fashion during her tenure as first lady. Images and discussion will illuminate how Kennedy's style, grace, and poise were interrelated to her interests in fashion, art, and other subjects.
Featuring Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
One Book One Barrington 2013 officially ended on Saturday, April 27, at our wonderful Swing It! dance and concert. We're still counting, but hundreds of people participated in this year's OBOB, making it our biggest and most successful yet.
We couldn't have done it without our generous co-sponsors and community partners who provided funding, guidance, programming, locations and so many other key elements of One Book One Barrington. Our primary co-sponsors were the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation and the PTO President's Council. We would like to give all of our partners a special thank you here - please let them know you appreciate their work in our community and their support of the library and its programming.
About the book:
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand tells the true story of Louis Zamperini, a WWII airman and former US Olympic distance runner. After the crash of his B-24, Zamperini floated through the Pacific in a tiny life raft, ultimately traveling 2,000 miles before being captured and enduring Japanese prison camps for two years.