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Barrington Area Library Hits One Million Mark For First Time

The Barrington Area Library has reached its one millionth check-out in a fiscal year for the first time in the library's history. The one-millionth item was circulated sometime in the evening of Friday, April 30.

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Black Tie by Bruno Vanoudenhove: Art Exhibit of Chicago and Barrington Landmarks

The current exhibit at the Barrington Area Library is a display of instantly recognizable images and places: Buckingham Fountain, Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, The Chicago Theater and the Barrington Area Library itself. The exhibit consists of black and white photorealistic paintings by Bruno Vanoudenhove. The public is invited to meet the artist and see his work at an artist's reception Friday, May 14, 7 pm.

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"Expressions Through Art" Exhibit at Barrington Area Library Spotlights Autism

Since the 1970s, April has been designated as National Autism Awareness Month. In honor of this designation, The Barrington Area Library is currently showing a collection of paintings made by Joe Rosenbloom, who is autistic, and a collection of photographs by Thomas Balsamo used in the book Souls: Beneath and Beyond Autism by Sharon Rosenbloom.

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Barrington Area Library Opens Art Exhibit: Watercolors - Bright and Bold by Richard Helland

For artist Richard Helland, creating art is as transforming as the final product. Helland works with watercolors using the "saturated process" which means paintings directly on fully saturated watercolor paper allowing the paint to flow and move on its own. Helland's watercolors are currently on display at the Barrington Area Library as part of the exhibit "Watercolor - Bright and Bold."

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Library Poetry Contest Winner Also Wins on the National Level

First she was selected along with two others by the Barrington Area Library to enter a national poetry contest sponsored by Voices of Youth Advocates, but now Barrington resident Alicia Parrish has gone on to win the national competition.

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