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OBOB For Kids, Teens and Parents

We're teaming up with Barrington 220, Erehwon Outfitters, Anna Shea Chocolates and our own Youth Services department to offer book discussions and more for children, teens and parents, all relating to our One Book theme of resilience.


Father/Son Book Discussion: Peak by Roland Smith

Wednesday, April 3, 7 PM
Adults and grades 9-12
Map to Erehwon Outfitters, Kildeer
A fourteen-year-old boy attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest. We'll set the mood by having our discussion at Erehwon Outdoors in Kildeer. Register. Refreshments provided.




Mother/Daughter Book Discussion: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Thursday, April 4, 7 PM
Adults and grades 9-12
Map to Anna Shea Chocolates, South Barrington
In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France, and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can. Join us for a ladies' night out full of discussion and, yes, chocolate. Register.




Scavenger Hunt Saturdays

Saturday, Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 13, 10 AM - 5 PM
Kids of all ages, visit the library with a parent or adult for a fun scavenger hunt! We'll help you record an interview with a friend or family member, do a craft and more. This activity helps to fulfill Girl Scout badge requirements. See your troop leader for more information.
Register for the date of your choice:
Sat, Feb 9
Sat, Mar 9
Sat, Apr 13



Barrington High School Book Club

The BHS Book Club will meet in February to discuss Jerk, California, winner of the Schneider Family Book Award. Author Jonathan Friesen has Tourette Syndrome, and his novels takes you into the life and mind of a high school student struggling with Tourette's, family problems and all the angst of teenage life. Contact the Barrington High School Media Center for more information.


Barrington Middle School Book Groups

Book groups at the two middle schools (Prairie and Station) will meet in February to read and discuss Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskins. Middle school readers will gain a better understanding of their autistic peers by seeing life through the eyes of a twelve-year-old boy with autism. Contact the Barrington Middle School Media Centers for more information: Contact Prairie or Contact Station.