Friday Night Feature - 'The Hundred Foot Journey'

The Hundred Foot Journey
The Hundred Foot Journey

Friday, December 19th at 6:30 and 8:45 p.m.The Hundred Foot Journey (2014) Starring Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri, and Charlotte Le Bon; Rated PG; 122 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

An Indian teen in France goes to work for his father's culinary adversary in this drama based on the bestselling novel by Richard C. Morais. When Hassan's Kadam’s family is forced to move from their native India, his Papa relocates to a peaceful hamlet in Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Determined to give his new neighbors a little taste of home, Papa decides to open an Indian restaurant in the village, and names it Maison Mumbai. Meanwhile, across the street at the traditional French restaurant Le Saule Pleureu, uptight proprietor Madame Mallory doesn't exactly welcome the competition. Subsequently impressed by Hassan's undeniable culinary talents, Mme. Mallory agrees to become Hassan's mentor, in the process providing the perfect creative environment where his unique fusion cuisine can thrive.

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

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

Passport Days

Image courtesy flickr user clappstar
Image courtesy flickr user clappstar

Saturday, December 20th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, January 17th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, February 21st from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Get your passport at Darien Library! We will process and accept new and renewal applications. We will provide all the paperwork and take photos. Please bring fifteen dollars in cash or check for photos.  If you prefer, you can bring your own photographs. Specifications for passport photos can be found here.

What to Bring: Birth Certificate, Naturalization Certificate, one color 2’’ by 2’’ photo, a valid photo identification (such as a driver’s license) with a front and back photocopy of the ID, and personal check/money order or debit/credit card for payment of the passport fee.

Minors under age 16 cannot apply for a passport by themselves.  Both parents/guardians must appear in person and provide consent, authorizing passport issuance to the minor.  If one parent/guardian is unable to appear in person, then the application must be accompanied by a signed, notarized Form DS-3053: Statement of Consent from the non-applying parent/guardian.  More information on passports for minors can be found here.

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

Library Holiday Closings

A snowy day at Darien Library
A snowy day at Darien Library

The Library has several closings coming up in the next two weeks. Please plan ahead to pick up your books and movies! 

Holiday closings:

  • Wednesday, December 24th -- closed all day
  • Thursday, December 25th -- closed all day
  • Wednesday, December 31st -- closing at 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 1st -- closed all day 

Ozzy ROAR Therapy Dog to Visit Library During Exams


Ozzy, a Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue (ROAR) certified therapy dog will be visiting the Library during extended hours for midterm exams. Ozzy and his owner Anna will be located on the first level of the Library across from the Welcome Desk on Thursday, January 8th and Monday, January 12th from 7-8pm. Ozzy will be availble to help ease the stress and calm the nerves of studying students. If you're in the Library during those times be sure to stop by and say hello to this sweet beast.

Art On View: Camilla Cook's EXPLORATIONS

Cook's display will showcase a variety of media types.
Cook's display will showcase a variety of media types.

Tuesday, December 9th to Tuesday, January 20th
Located on the Library's Lower Level

“EXPLORATIONS” is the newest exhibition at Darien Library. Camilla Cook, an independent curator specializing in Connecticut and New York venues, showcasing emerging and established artists, curates this exhibit. A vibrant community of people, The Wilson Avenue Loft Artists continues to evolve, as seen in the latest work of thirteen of its fifteen artists, hailing from Connecticut and New York. ‘EXPLORATIONS’ includes diverse interpretations, as it showcases what is currently being explored in each artist’s studio. Featured are conceptual paintings, plein air paintings, drawings, printmaking, sculptural found objects, mixed media and photography.

WALA Gallery and Studios are located at 225 Wilson Avenue, South Norwalk, Connecticut. Parking is off of Ely Avenue and our second floor studios are accessed via the outdoor staircase. If using GPS, enter 372 Ely Avenue, Norwalk, CT as your destination for most direct route. Our artist studios and gallery are open by appointment. Please go to for further information!

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