Barrington

Learning Center

NOTICE: Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) concerns, all BLC activities  have been suspended indefinitely.

We encourage you not to come to Town Hall. 
For Questions about BLC, Call (401) 247-1900  X390 

Upcoming Classes

    • Wednesday, January 08, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • Barrington Middle School Gym
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    RECREATIONAL VOLLEYBALL 

    For beginners and more experienced players alike, this co-ed class welcomes all skill levels. The play is spirited, but the emphasis is on fun and exercise, and not the final score. Individual instruction is available on request. Registration is limited to 15. Twelve 2-hour sessions.

    Fee:  $95 Members;  $100 Non members

    It is essential that you register through the Barrington Learning Center office before the beginning of class!  All registrations are accepted on a first-come first - served basis.  

    Walk-ins accepted on a night by night basis.  At the time of approval, registration must be paid online only.  Cost:  $15 per night.

    Wednesdays 7:00 to 9:00 PM   

    16 & 17  Year old's accompanied by and adult 

    Barrington Middle School Gym, Bruce Mason Coach

    • Tuesday, March 03, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Tuesday, April 28, 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • Barrington High School, Room 212 & 213

    PREPARING FOR THE SAT

    This course focuses on SAT test-taking skills and strategies. Recent studies have revealed that training and familiarization in test-taking techniques can increase scores.

    While no guarantees or predictors can be made, students will be brought to a level of familiarity and ease to reduce the sort of anxiety which lowers performance.  Model tests will be taken repeatedly to orient students to the format of the test. 

    The course is designed for 11th and 12th graders and consists of eight 2-hour coaching sessions of intensive preparation for the May 2,2020 SAT. This class is co-sponsored by the Barrington Learning Center and Barrington High School.

    FEE: $235.  The fee includes course tuition, the required text and test materials.

    Tuesday evenings beginning March 3,2020, 7:00-9:00 PM
    Barrington High School, Room 212,213

    No Class April 14, 2020

    PLEASE NOTE THE LAST CLASS APRIL 28, 2020 CLASS TIMES WILL BE 6:00-8:00PM 


    As of 1/1/2020, our refund policy has changed.  Click here to view our refund policy or visit our FAQ page.

    • Monday, March 30, 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • Monday, May 18, 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Barrington Town Hall Lower Level Conference Room
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    FACT OR FICTION: Find your words!    

    Have you always wanted to try your hand at writing? Is there a family story, history, or a fictional idea you often thought should be recorded but haven’t been able to do? Here is that chance. Try writing something, anything, this fall in a fun, encouraging and non-judgmental writing class. Putting words to paper can really be easy. Join Arthur Richter, who has been coordinating this class for the last five years and discover your individual talent in a setting where writing will be an adventure. We shall share our stories, stretch our imaginations with fun prompts and exercises all designed to make writing easy and spontaneous. We will be inspired by guest authors and poets who will join us for motivation in all phases of writing. This relaxing friendly format for beginners or writers is a setting where words flow and will be recorded forever. A wonderful opportunity to share family history. Simply fun and easy. Eight 2-hour sessions.

    FEE: $79 Member/$89 Non-Members

    Monday March 30, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

    Barrington Town Hall Lower Level Conference Room

    Arthur Richter

    Boston University, LLC Coordinator

    As of 1/1/2020, our refund policy has changed.  Click here to view our refund policy or visit our FAQ page.


    • Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Barrington Library

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    MARCH'S MONTHLY CREATIVE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT:

    Four leaf clovers are rare, yet not the classic trefoil. According to legend, Saint Patrick infamously plucked a three-leaf clover and held it up for all to see, explaining the Holy Trinity.

    Please join us as we celebrate the holiday with a stunning shamrock (oxalis) planter. Each student will receive a charming ceramic container with a bounty of fresh plant material.

    Luck of the Irish for all who attend!

    Location:Barrington Library

    March 31, 2020 

    BLC Member: $22.00

    Non BLC Member $ 26.00

    Peck Center Member fees available please call the peck center for pricing .

    401-247-1926

    Be sure to check back each month for a new creative flower arrangement 

    As of 1/1/2020, our refund policy has changed.  Click here to view our refund policy or visit our FAQ page.

     

    • Tuesday, April 07, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • St. James Lutheran Church, 46 Middle Highway, Barrington

                     INTRODUCTION TO BEER HOME BREWING  
    Introduction to beer home brewing is for those considering this fun hobby.  Participants will review the three brewing methods available to home brewers (extract, extract with grains, and all grain).  You will also learn the roles of water, yeast, hops, and barley, the equipment needed (with examples), and resources for recipe formulations.  A question and answer segment will follow.  Beer will be sampled during this class.  One 2-hour session.
    Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:00-9:00 PM

    Member $20.00

    Non-Member $25.00 

    St. James Lutheran Church, 46 Middle Highway, Barrington

    As of 1/1/2020, our refund policy has changed.  Click here to view our refund policy or visit our FAQ page.


    • Wednesday, April 08, 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • Wednesday, May 27, 2020
    • 11:00 AM
    • Temple Halbonim

     Image result for mindfulnessMINDFUL LIVING:  We all want a robust life but sometimes we with so many demands, we lose ourselves. In this course, we will learn approaches to build awareness and discover a mindful approach to daily living. We all have the capacity to be present, and we don’t need to change who we are to incorporate these simple practices into our lives. There are no prerequisites to this class and no prior experience is necessary. Those students with experience will enjoy practicing in a community setting. Most importantly, bring yourself - without any distractions or demands.

    Location: Temple Halbonim 

    April 8, 2020 - May 27, 2020 

    Member $110.00 

    Non- Member $120.00 

    • Monday, April 13, 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, April 17, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Barrington Middle School Student Union Room
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    Lego Building Camp Animal Architects:

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    Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts as we design and build leaping dolphins, buzzing beehives, and towering giraffes. Play, create, and learn in a world inspired by the animal kingdom. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas.

    Camp will Run from April 13- 17 From 9:00 am -12:00 pm for Ages K-3

    Location: Barrington Middle School student union room

    Fee: $170.00

    (Please provide your child daily with a snack and drink)

    As of 1/1/2020, our refund policy has changed.  Click here for the updated policy.


    • Monday, April 13, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Monday, May 11, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • BARRINGTON TOWN HALL LOWER LEVEL CONFERENCE ROOM

    C.S. Lewis: The Life and Works of the Compelling Christian:

    Image result for c.s. lewisIn this five-week course with instructor Teresa M. Testa, students will engage with the life and literature of the renowned twentieth-century author Clive Staples Lewis. As witness to variable human moralities as well as the beneficial qualities of human nature such as faith, love, and honesty, C. S. Lewis's philosophical works establish and celebrate the relationship of ethics to living with dignity. While relating one’s personal ethical and religious beliefs to the central themes within the works, students will focus on the required reading of Mere Christianity as well as selected excerpts provided from the author's additional anthology including: The Problem of Pain, The Screwtape Letters, The Abolition of Man, The Four Loves, and A Grief Observed. Prepare for the unexpected as we embark on a search for the definite amid the indefinite while studying the ever fascinating and brilliant moral philosopher.

    To be acquired for the first session: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis (unabridged, any edition).

    Location: Barrington Town Hall lower level conference room 

    Dates: April 13,2020 - May 11, 2020    (Mondays from 10:00 Am - 12:00 pm) 

    Member: $80.00

    Non Member: $85.00

    As of 1/1/2020, our refund policy has changed.  Click here to view our refund policy or visit our FAQ page.


    • Tuesday, April 21, 2020
    • 5:30 PM
    • Tuesday, May 26, 2020
    • 7:30 PM
    • Barrington Middle School Room 1203

    KNITTING COURSE:

    Image result for KNITTINGIn this class you will learn the basics of knitting: reading a pattern, cast on/cast off, knit, purl. We will start with a scarf and learn how to choose appropriate yarn and needles. Considering joining the class if you've always wanted to learn now to knit.

    Location: Barrington Middle School room 1203

    BLC Member: $105.00

    Non Member: $115.00

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    • Wednesday, April 22, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Wednesday, May 13, 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • Barrington Middle School Gym
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    RECREATIONAL VOLLEYBALL 

    For beginners and more experienced players alike, this co-ed class welcomes all skill levels. The play is spirited, but the emphasis is on fun and exercise, and not the final score. Individual instruction is available on request. Registration is limited to 15

    4 Week Session

    Fee:  $35 Members;  $40 Non members

    It is essential that you register through the Barrington Learning Center office before the beginning of class!  All registrations are accepted on a first-come first - served basis.  

    Wednesdays 7:00 to 9:00 PM   

    16 & 17  Year old's accompanied by and adult 

    Barrington Middle School Gym, Bruce Mason Coach

    • Thursday, April 30, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Thursday, May 14, 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • BARRINGTON Middle School Room 1203

    The Holocaust - A three part exploration on the Holocaust: 

    Image result for holocaustTeaching about the Holocaust, and using Elie Wiesel’s Night as a guiding text has been part of Barbara Wahlberg's teaching for almost 30 years.  You might say it has turned into a mission. This workshop will be three-fold. The first meeting will be specifically to discuss the reading of the book NIGHT by Elie Wiesel. There will be guided questions, but attendees will also have the opportunity to discuss whatever is on their minds about the Holocaust. On our first meeting, additional reading materials and web links will be provided for further discussion. At the next two meetings, ranging we will explore the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum website, and discuss further readings and films. Ms. Wahlberg will also discuss her involvement with the 2016 Rhode Island State Law mandating Holocaust and Genocide Education in the public schools, as well as telling about her own journey which brought her to this point in her career.

    This will be a three part class  - April 30, May 7, May 14,

    Location Barrington Middle School Room 1203

    Member: $60.00

    Non Member: $65.00

    As of 1/1/2020, our refund policy has changed.  Click here to view our refund policy or visit our FAQ page.


    • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Barrington Middle School Room 1203

    Learn about edible wild mushrooms from The Mushroom Hunting Foundation: 

    Image result for mUSHROOM CLASS Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt will present an amazing slideshow of all-local photography, explaining the safety rules and the science of mycology. They will focus on delicious summer mushrooms that are considered "safe for beginners" to identify and cook with. They will also lead you outdoors for a 45-minute guided mushroom walk, studying fungi in their natural habitats.

    Location: Barrington Middle School Room 1203

    Members: $40

    Non Members $45

    As of 1/1/2020, our refund policy has changed.  Click here to view our refund policy or visit our FAQ page.


    • Wednesday, May 27, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Barrington Library, Collis Gallery (second floor)

    FREE -  COLLETTE PRESENTATION

    Image result for collette tours Register today for a free presentation from Collette tours on up coming trips we will be offering though Barington Learning Center.

    Featured trips:

    Southern Italy & Sicily 2/23/2021 - 3/6/2021

    Location; Barrington Library, Collis Gallery (second floor)

    May 27,2020 at 1:00 pm  

    • Monday, June 08, 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Tuesday, June 09, 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • Barrington Middle School Room GR6 Breakout Room
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     HOW TO BE A GREAT BABYSITTER  (11 - 16 years old)
    Boys and girls are invited to participate in a fast paced, interactive and FUN babysitting course. There is lots of “hands on” practice using adult and infant manikins. The first 3 hours are focused on CPR, choking for the adult, child and infant, how to use an AED. 
    Students will also learn elements of first aid.  The second half is focused on babysitting safety, changing and feeding a baby and getting your babysitting business started. Lots of role play and games will be used to enhance learning throughout the course.  Please bring a snack and a drink to have at break time. Catherine Alexander, the instructor, is a registered nurse certified through the AHA in CPR and First Aid, with over 30 years of healthcare and health education experience. 

    To learn more about this program visit mobilemedicaltraining.org. This program is offered in co-sponsorship with the BAY team.

    Barrington Middle School Room GR6 Breakout Room

    Two 3-hour classes:  

    • MondayJune 8, 2020
    • Tuesday June 9, 2020

    FEE: $100 (cost includes CPR book, certificate of completion, and a tee shirt.
    Please include tee shirt size when registering).
    Barrington Middle School Room GR 6  Break out area

    As of 1/1/2020, our refund policy has changed.  Click here to view our refund policy or visit our FAQ page.

Past events

Tuesday, March 03, 2020 LEARN YOUR CAMERA'S MODES AND SAY "GOODBYE TO AUTO"
Tuesday, March 03, 2020 HOME ALONE SAFETY CLASS 20Mar
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 FEBRUARY'S MONTHLY CREATIVE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 FREE COLLETTE PRESENTATION
Thursday, January 23, 2020 HOW TO BE A GREAT BABYSITTER (11 - 16 years old)
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 JANUARY'S MONTHLY CREATIVE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT
Saturday, January 11, 2020 FREE- LIVING MINDFULLY EVERYDAY WORKSHOP
Monday, November 25, 2019 ENCHANTED BOXWOODS
Thursday, November 14, 2019 DISCOVERING SOWAMS AND THE 17TH CENTURY AROUND US
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 INTRODUCTION TO BEER HOME BREWING
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPOSITION:Part One
Monday, October 28, 2019 HOME ALONE SAFETY CLASS
Monday, October 21, 2019 HOW TO BE A GREAT BABYSITTER (11 - 16 years old)
Wednesday, October 02, 2019 AUGUSTUS SAINT-GAUDENS (1848-1907)
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 FACT OR FICTION: Find your words!
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 BACKYARD ASTRONOMY
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 PREPARING FOR THE PSAT
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 RADLER ROSES: Knock-Outs & Beyond CANCELED
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 “FLEETING IMPRESSIONS OF JAPANESE GARDENS AND CULTURE”
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 PREPARING FOR THE SAT
Saturday, September 07, 2019 NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP AT COLT STATE PARK
Friday, August 30, 2019 WASHINGTON IRVING & RIP VAN WINKLE (Course only)
Monday, August 19, 2019 PAINTERS AND THEIR PAINTINGS
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 PERU & MACCHU PICHU
Saturday, August 03, 2019 NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP AT COLT STATE PARK
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 KIWIS’ PARADISE: A Tour of New Zealand

Barrington Learning Center
Town of Barrington
283 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806
401-247-1900 X 381
Email: recreation@barrington.ri.gov

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