Friday Night Feature - 'The Judge'

Friday, January 30th at 6:30 and 8:45 p.m.The Judge (2014) Starring Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio, Billy Bob Thornton, and Leighton Meester; Rated R; 142 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

In “The Judge,” Robert Downey Jr. stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge, Robert Duvall, is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.

For more information, please watch the film's trailer. Check out what else we're screening in January.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

Meet Us On Main Street

Cathy and Caroline took time off from their administrative duties to present titles of their fancy to the Meet Us On Main Street Group.  Lots of recipes books:  one from "prison;" another devoted to Italian culinary tips; and lastly, flirty cocktails designed to keep you slim.  As well, a couple of memoirs, two audiobooks from favorite stories that our patrons never seem to tire of, a novel that will tug at you patriotic heartstrings and two Home books -- a contemporary home decorating idea book, and a wedding planning book.  To couple with the wedding theme -- a child's board book version of Romeo and Juliet -- so cute and quick to read.   The last three books are recommendations from the Meet Us On Main Street group themselves:  a contemporary novel regarding identity theft on the internet that received accolades and placement on Britain's Man Booker Prize Short-List last year; a favorite of our librarians and patrons alike that is set in Paris; and a thrilling new novel that is very much like Gone Girl, but different.  Scroll down and have a look-see.  



Mid-Winter Book Sale

Baby got books.
Baby got books.

Saturday, January 24th through Tuesday, February 3rd at 12 noon

Snuggle up at home with a great selection of old and new fiction, detective mystery, non-fiction and large type books. We will also have DVDs and audiobooks for sale.

Monday Belongs to Oscar

Oh, how they shine!
Oh, how they shine!

Monday, February 2nd at 1:30 p.m. 'Boyhood'
Monday, February 2nd at 6:30 p.m. 'The Boxtrolls'
Monday, February 9th at 1:30 p.m. 'Gone Girl'
Monday, February 16th at 6:30 p.m. 'Finding Vivian Maier'

Come see some of the hottest films of this past year in preparation for the film industry's biggest night! Enjoy a screening of a selection of the 2015 Oscar nominated films in January and February. 

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

Tax Preparation and Assistance

Image courtesy of flickr user agrilifetoday
Image courtesy of flickr user agrilifetoday

Every Friday, Walk-in and Appointments available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
February 6th through April 10th

IRS-Certified Trained AARP volunteer tax aides are available to local residents of all ages and incomes at no charge. The nation’s largest, free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service is available to all individual filers regardless of income or age.  Started in 1968 and, since 1980, this service has operated under a cooperative agreement with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

If married, both husband and wife should be present.  Certain forms and personal and financial documents are required.  Taxpayers must bring:

Identity Documentation
- Government Issued Photo ID.
- Social Security or ITIN numbers for all taxpayers and dependents.
- Bank account/routing numbers (blank check preferable), if expecting a refund.

All 2014 income report forms received
- SSA1099 if you were paid Social Security benefits.
- W-2(s) from your employer(s).
- W-2G from gambling winnings.
- 1099G from unemployment compensation payments.
- 1099s: Bank interest, stock dividends, retirement distributions, brokers.

Other Important Documents
- Receipts for deductible expenses including real estate and vehicle taxes paid.
- Verification of the original purchase price of sold assets (home, stocks, etc.).
- Receipts/canceled checks if itemizing deductions (e.g., charity contributions).
- Proof of Health Insurance (Form 1095-A from Health Insurance Marketplace or private plan identification).

Copy of last year’s Federal and State tax return(s), if possible.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 203-669-5236

Postponed: ADHD and Mood Disorders: New Strategies & Treatments

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Steven Yeh
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Steven Yeh

This event has been postponed due to weather. Rescheduling information will be released as soon as possible. 

Darien Library and Darien Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) are pleased to present Dr. Alan Wachtel on ADHD & Mood Disorders: New Strategies and Treatments.  

Dr. Wachtel will discuss strategies, medication options and treatments for children who struggle with mood and attention. He will cover school-based accommodations and strategies. Research has shown that parents and teachers need to foster a child’s focus to maximize a child’s ability to learn. In addition, he will address the benefits and risks of various treatments and decisions when to commence or postpone treatment at various stages of a child's life.

Dr. Wachtel is the author of The Attention Deficit Answer Book. He is a board certified psychiatrist is the founder and director of Familyhealth Associates and a Distinguished Life Fellow APA.

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

Register Online

iFamily: A Technology Series for the 21st Century

What will you learn?
What will you learn?

Monday, January 12th to Friday, March 13th

From gaming to cloud computing, technology has shaped the ways that families connect and communicate – it impacts nearly all aspects of our lives. The iFamily series explores the role of emerging technologies in parents’ and childrens’ lives. Join us for thought-provoking film screenings, hands-on classes, stimulating discussions, and more.

To view our full calendar of events, please see:

Tech Programs for Parents

Tech Programs for Kids

*Registration opens Monday, December 29th

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