It makes one's imagination run wild.

Friday Night Feature - 'Pulling Strings'

PULLING STRINGS will screen in our Community Room Friday, July 25th.
PULLING STRINGS will screen in our Community Room Friday, July 25th.

Friday, July 25th at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - Pulling Strings (2013) Starring Jaime Camil, Laura Ramsey, Omar Chaparro, and Tom Arnold; Rated PG; 110 minutes. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

An ambitious mariachi singer tries to convince a customs worker to accept his application for a visa, and finds much more in the process.

"This entertaining crossover vehicle for Mexican star Jaime Camil sets a familiar love story to a mariachi beat." -- Joe Leydon, Variety

For more information, please watch the film's trailer.

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

Money Basics for College Students and Recent College Grads

Susan Bruno
Susan Bruno

Tuesday, July 29th at 7 p.m.

Parents, high school and college students should all attend to learn what they don’t teach in college about how to handle money basics. Students will learn how to survive in college on a budget, learn the difference between needs vs. wants, learn the importance of saving, earning and most important building credit to avoid boomeranging home after graduation! Come together to have a healthy conversation with your student about money expectations while your student is away from home, and learn how to avoid those inevitable fights about “spending money”! 

About Susan Bruno

Susan is the Founder & CEO of CollegeCFO.org, a peer to peer social movement to empower students by providing them with relevant financial knowledge. She is a CPA Financial Planner with the PFS credential and a CFP designation. 

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

Art On View: Trish Monahan

The work of Trish Monahan
The work of Trish Monahan

July 22nd through September 2nd

Closing Reception Friday, August 29th from 6 to 8 p.m.

In her own words, "As an artist, I always seek to explore and capture moments of wonder in the natural world: the feeling of an open meditative space infused with light, the geometric patterns of a landscape, bodies in motion, twisted trees and gardens that tangle. These constantly changing rhythms and colors fascinate me, for in nature we find the vital force, the very essence of life itself.

My art education came mostly from seeing, from looking deeply at things, and from being exposed to so much great art in the cities where I have visited and lived. It seems I have been been studying art and science for most of my life. After attending art and design classes at Wayne State University, Parsons School of Design and The Art Students League, I fine-tuned my eye working as a textile artist and clothing designer for several years in New York. I now paint in Westport, Connecticut as a member of "The Art Studio."

For many years now I have also been working in the Natural Healing field and this certainly influences my artwork. Working hands-on with people in such a close way increases your sensitivity to subtle currents of energy and what lies beneath the surface. The deeper unspoken truths are an integral part of my work, and I hope it is something the viewer feels when observing my paintings.

You Are What You Read!

Hosted by Jen Dayton
Hosted by Jen Dayton

Here’s a little something I bet you did not know about us.  We love some good food.  In fact, we are a little obsessed.  Come into the offices  or walk up to our service desks anytime and  if you should happen upon 2 of us chances are pretty good that you will hear us discussing what we had for dinner, or what we are going to have for dinner.  Monday conversations are devoted to not only what we read/watched, but also what we ate/prepared over the weekend.   We are about food the way some workplaces are about the weekend’s big game or the TV show everyone is currently obsessed over.  Good recipes are meant to be shared, and then tweaked and shared again.   In fact, a former coworker once said that it should be an employment requirement; the ability to cook something delicious and then share the recipe (Alison H. I am looking at you!).  Did you really think it was a coincidence that Erin always features a glorious, gorgeous new cookbook for her Fall Meet the Author series?  A bunch us are sharing CSA shares and having the best time getting the e-mail on Tuesday from Erin clueing us into what we have to look forward to.  The cool news here?  You can join in!  On our Tumblr feed we have been featuring what we have been cooking and enjoying complete with pictures. Yes, the Traveling Companion is being made to ‘sing for his supper’ by photographing my CSA dinners.  I feel it’s a small price to pay.  I think he does too.  This week we have Arson, Grand Central, a brutal murder (is there any other kind?), Vicodin, professional sabotage, and some Iowa. The Playlist?  As they say in the Mid-West “You betcha!”


Let us begin!

Tween Tabs in the Children's Library

Check out a Tween Tab in the Library, or grab a Tween Tab app list.
Check out a Tween Tab in the Library, or grab a Tween Tab app list.

The Children's Library is now circulating Tween Tabs for kids ages 9 to 12. 

The iPad Kits come with pre-loaded apps selected by the children's librarians. There are over 70 Apps which highlight the following Kids Nonfiction Glades: Bio, Languages, Facts, Traditions, Animals, Create, Fun, Self, Sports, Poetry, STEM, and Then & Now. 

Place a hold on the Tween Tab today. 

Additional content on kids and technology is located on  ALSC's Digital Media Resources website. 

Freeze Your Holds While You're On Vacation

Have a great trip this summer!
Have a great trip this summer!

Are you going away on vacation this summer? Lucky you!

Fortunately, just because you're out of town does not mean that you'll miss the item you placed on hold. Just click on My Account then check off the box to the right of your requested item. Then click Update Holds

When you're back, just uncheck the Freeze!

If you need to get your Library fix while you're away, you can pick up an eBook, eMagazine, and movies online!

Museum Passes

Photo courtesy of Flickr user RISD museum.
Photo courtesy of Flickr user RISD museum.

The following Museum Passes are now available in the Children's Library for check out. Families can use the passes to gain free or discounted admission depending on the location. Passes are available for residents, members who work in Darien full-time, and non-residents who are Friends at the $300 level and above. Place one on hold today! 

Stepping Stones Museum for Children 

The New Children's Museum 

Mystic Aquarium

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum 

The Maritime Aquarium

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art 

Did you know that you and your family can also reserve a MoMA Pass from the Library

Register for Summer Reading!
Check out Hoopla's videos, music, and more!
Borrow an eMagazine from the Library!
Browse our downloadable books and audiobooks!
Your donation goes towards purchasing all Library materials including technology resources.
Happening Right Now!
Starts: Friday July 25, 6:30 pm
Ends: Friday July 25, 8:00 pm
Where: Darien Library Community Room
Happening Today
Starts: Friday July 25, 8:30 pm
Ends: Friday July 25, 10:00 pm
Where: Community Room
Happening This Week
Starts: Saturday July 26, 1:00 pm
Ends: Saturday July 26, 2:30 pm
Where: Community Room
Starts: Monday July 28, 10:00 am
Ends: Monday July 28, 10:30 am
Where: Community Room
Starts: Monday July 28, 1:30 pm
Ends: Monday July 28, 2:30 pm
Where: Storytime Room
Starts: Tuesday July 29, 10:00 am
Ends: Tuesday July 29, 10:30 am
Where: Weed Beach Park, Darien, CT, United States
Starts: Tuesday July 29, 1:30 pm
Ends: Tuesday July 29, 2:30 pm
Where: Storytime Room
Starts: Tuesday July 29, 3:00 pm
Ends: Tuesday July 29, 4:00 pm
Where: Conference Room
Starts: Tuesday July 29, 3:00 pm
Ends: Tuesday July 29, 3:45 pm
Where: Community Room
Starts: Tuesday July 29, 4:15 pm
Ends: Tuesday July 29, 5:15 pm
Where: TEA Room
Starts: Tuesday July 29, 7:00 pm
Ends: Tuesday July 29, 8:00 pm
Where: Community Room
Starts: Wednesday July 30, 9:30 am
Ends: Wednesday July 30, 10:00 am
Where: Louise Parker Berry Community Room
Starts: Wednesday July 30, 11:00 am
Ends: Wednesday July 30, 12:00 pm
Where: Main Street
Starts: Wednesday July 30, 1:00 pm
Ends: Wednesday July 30, 2:00 pm
Where: Teen Lounge
Starts: Wednesday July 30, 1:30 pm
Ends: Wednesday July 30, 2:30 pm
Where: Storytime Room
Starts: Thursday July 31, 9:30 am
Ends: Thursday July 31, 10:00 am
Where: Children's Storytime Room
Starts: Thursday July 31, 1:30 pm
Ends: Thursday July 31, 2:30 pm
Where: Storytime Room
Starts: Thursday July 31, 3:00 pm
Ends: Thursday July 31, 4:00 pm
Where: Community Room
Starts: Thursday July 31, 3:30 pm
Ends: Thursday July 31, 4:30 pm
Where: Teen Lounge
Starts: Friday August 1, 9:30 am
Ends: Friday August 1, 10:00 am
Where: Children's Library
Starts: Friday August 1, 3:00 pm
Ends: Friday August 1, 4:00 pm
Where: Teen Lounge
Starts: Friday August 1, 6:30 pm
Ends: Friday August 1, 8:00 pm
Where: Darien Library Community Room