This really is the best place. There's nowhere I'd rather be.
Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m.
In this panel presentation, we'll hear from current college students and recent high school graduates about what college is really like.
The panel will be moderated by Donald Kjelleren, Director of Middlebury College’s Career Services Office and Lisa Nelson of Dunbar Educational Consultants in New Canaan, CT.
Don Kjelleren oversees the employer recruiting program, the Senior Program for development of job preparation skills and career counseling. Prior to joining Middlebury, Don worked in the consumer food, advertising and retail industries. He earned a BA from Dickinson College and an MBA from the Katz School of Management at the University of Pittsburgh.
Lisa Nelson has been with Dunbar since 2004 and works with families of students seeking college admission.
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).
Wednesday, June 19 at 11 a.m.
Join us for our Adult Summer Reading Kickoff Party! We’ll discuss the latest books, apps, articles, movies, and games that our staff is enjoying. Then we’ll have time for you to share which titles you are most excited to read this summer.
The theme for our 8th annual Adult Summer Reading program is "Find Your Happy Place." We like to think Darien Library is already a pretty happy place filled with happy people, but summer is a great time to take stock of all the good things around us. Join us for this series of exciting workshops, concerts, author events, and films to help your spirit soar.
Prizes: Our weekly prize drawings will feature tote bags filled with new and yet-to-be-published books. And we’re providing you the chance to win a brand new iPad in our Grand Prize drawing!
How to Participate: There is no need to register for our Adult Summer Reading Program. To enter our weekly and Grand Prize drawings, all you have to do is read. Each review of a book, audio book, or eBook counts as a prize entry. To submit reviews, visit Darien Library’s Welcome Desk to pick up and fill out a Review/Prize Entry Card. You can also write your review online at darienlibrary.org. If you review your books online, you still need to fill out a Prize Entry Card at the Library with your name, email address, and the date and title of your online review in order to enter our drawings. The more you read, the more chances to win!
Bonus Book List Journeys: Stop by our Welcome Desk to find new staff-curated reading lists designed to highlight a specific reading experience. If you read through an entire list, not only will you receive a prize entry for each book but you will receive 5 additional prize entries.
Wednesday, June 19 at 1:30 p.m. - Age of Champions (2011) Documentary feature; Not rated; 75 minutes.
This event is co-sponsored by Aging in Place + Gallivant.
Age of Champions is the inspiring story of five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. You’ll meet a 100 year-old tennis champion, 86 year-old pole vaulter, and rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers as they triumph over the limitations of age.
"Infinitely inspirational ... funny and sweet and sure to poke a tear from even the most hard-hearted." -- Austin Chronicle
"...infectiously inspiring!" -- Washington Post
For more information, please view the film's trailer.
About Aging in Place + Gallivant
Aging in Place+Gallivant is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to help older adults in Darien to live independently, comfortably and with dignity in their own homes for as long as possible. For information concerning services, please call 203.585.4094 or visit: www.aginginplacegallivant.org.
Wednesday, June 19th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
In the Community Room
Join State Representative Terrie Wood for a discussion on the major pieces of legislation considered during the 2013 session. The event is open to the public.
For more information, call 1-800-842-1421.
Friday, June 21 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Kids ages 2 to 7 are invited to celebrate the start of Summer Reading with crafts, sidewalk chalk, and a concert with Dre Towey. All of the activities will take place outside, next to the Library's fountain.
1 p.m. Crafts, sidewalk chalk. and an ice cream truck
2 p.m. Concert with Dre Towey
June 10 through July 18 on the Lower Level
Come view the winners of the Darien Arts Center's 55th Annual Art Show & Sale! The adult winners in first, second, and third place will be available for viewing at the Library. Darien's residents exhibited a broad range of talent across various media types from paintings, sculptures, mixed media, and photgraphy.
Wednesday, June 26 at 4:15 p.m.
The Children's Library is excited to welcome Eric Berlin, author of Nutmeg nominee book, The Potato Chip Puzzles, and professional puzzle constructor! Mr. Berlin will have kids solve a series of puzzles in this brain-challenging event. Ages 7 to 12.
*Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed 15 minutes prior to the program.