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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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Two Barrington Area Librarians Chosen to Participate in Statewide Leadership Program

Two librarians from the Barrington Area Library have been selected to join a pool of only 30 other librarians to participate in a new state initiative to work with and develop future library leaders. Liz Hubert and Carrie Straka will represent the Barrington Area Library in this year-long program officially titled "Synergy, The Illinois Library Leadership Initiative."

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Barrington Area Library Names New Trustee: Kathleen A. Peterson

The Barrington Area Library Board of Trustees met January 12 and appointed Kathleen A. Peterson to fill a vacancy on their board. Peterson is a former teacher, and also a former employee of the library working as a page from 1998-2008 after retiring from teaching.

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