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OBOB April Events

Father/Son Book Discussion: Peak by Roland Smith

Wednesday, April 3, 7 PM
Adults and grades 9-12
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 the discussion at Erehwon Mountain Outfitter. Erehwon Mountain Outfitter, Kildeer. Register.

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

Thursday, April 4, 7 PM
Adults and grades 9-12
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 chocolate. Anna Shea Chocolates, South Barrington. Register.


Resilience in Real Life - rescheduled from March 30

Sunday, April 7, 2 PM

OBOB teams up with the National Alliance on Mental Illness to welcome speaker Toni Hoy. Hoy shares her family's experiences in raising two children with mental illness, while looking at the differences between institutional long-term care and the smaller group home setting. This discussion is appropriate for adults and young adults. Please note: date and location have been changed. This program will take place in the library's Meeting Room. Register.


Floral Design and the Victorian Language of Flowers

Saturday, April 6, 2 PM
Peggy Garvin of Garvin Gardens demonstrates the basics of floral design and discuses the Victorian language of flowers. Arrangements created during class will be raffled off to three lucky attendees! Barrington High School Cafeteria. Register.


BHS Drama Department Reads From Unbroken

Wednesday, April 10, 7 PM
Join the BHS drama department for a reading from our OBOB choice, Unbroken.
Black Box Theater, Barrington High School. Register.


Scavenger Hunt Saturdays

Saturday, April 13, 10 AM-5 PM
For kids of all ages with a parent or adult.
Details and registration.


The American Road to Victory Film Discussion Series: The Americans In The Bulge

Sunday, April 14, 1 PM
Join OBOB and the VFW as we screen the third part of this documentary then discuss the film and hear from local veterans.
Details, registration and location.


Unbroken: Ordinary Lessons From An Extraordinary Man

Wednesday, April 17, 7 PM
Unbroken is the story of World War II prisoner-of-war Louis Zamperini and his struggle for survival and recovery. As a continuing part of our Parent Education Series, please join us for a discussion about resilience, as it relates to both the book and our lives today, led by local clinical psychologist Dr. Tim Hull. Barrington High School Auditorium. Register.


OBOB Book Club Reads The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Thursday, April 18, 7 PM
The Annex
Saturday, April 20, 2 PM
Cook Street Coffee

Register and get details on the OBOB Book Club page.


Swing It! OBOB Closing Dance and Concert

Saturday, April 27, 7 PM
Let’s head back to the Swing Era and celebrate the end of One Book One Barrington! DeeDee Gallagher-Johnson from Bataille Academie of the Danse leads a fun swing dancing class and demonstration. After a short break for sweets and coffee, show off your moves on the dance floor while enjoying live music from The Mike Knauf Band. The Garlands of Barrington. Register. Cosponsored by The Garlands of Barrington and Barrington Area Council on Aging (BACOA), along with our official 2013 sponsors and partners, District 220 and the PTO President's Council.