I don’t have enough time to get through all the great books, music and DVDs, so I have cut out sleep from my life!
Have you ever wondered, "What was that book I loved so much last year?" or "How many books did I read this month?"
Darien Library can now help you answer these questions quickly and easily. We are excited to introduce My Checkout History! In a nutshell, My Checkout History is as an optional feature that allows you to keep track of the items you check out. The information is readily accessible through your account on our website or by request at the Welcome Desk.
This feature will be activated for everyone on January 1, 2014. For people who do not choose to use My Checkout History, it is easy to disable.
By using My Checkout History, the Library's online catalog will retain for your personal use a list of all materials that you borrow, for your personal reference. You will be able to remove individual items from your patron history at any time if you wish. If you do choose to disable this feature, there will be no way to access a list of previously checked out materials.
The Library building will close at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6th.
Saturday, December 7th at 11:30 am to 12 noon
A weekend storytime for families. Walkers up to 36 months with a parent/caregiver are welcome to attend this Saturday morning storytime, which will include some of our favorite books, rhymes, and fingerplays.
Sunday, December 8th at 5:00 p.m.
Wally Lamb, author of We Are Water, will be our featured speaker.
With such New York Times bestsellers as She’s Come Undone and The Hour I First Believed, Wally Lamb has won the hearts of millions of readers. We Are Water, Lamb’s first full-scale novel in five years, is another probing exploration of contemporary themes, tempered with the wisdom and empathy that has marked all of this master storyteller’s work. Rooted in the world of a troubled family and driven by riveting drama, this warm-hearted, emotionally powerful novel explores childhood trauma, abuse, and family dynamics, as well as issues of class, race, and cultural inclusion.
Praise for We Are Water
“We are water: ‘fluid, flexible when we have to be. But strong and destructive, too.’ That’s evident in this emotionally involving new novel from the author of She’s Come Undone….Clear and sweetly flowing; highly recommended.” -- Library Journal, starred review
About the Author
Wally Lamb is the author of four previous novels. His first two works of fiction, She’s Come Undone and I Know This Much is True, were both number one New York Times bestsellers and selections of Oprah’s Book Club. Lamb edited Couldn’t Keep it to Myself and I’ll Fly Away, two volumes of essays from students in his writing workshop at York Correctional Institution, a women’s prison in Connecticut, where he has been a volunteer facilitator for fifteen years. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Christine. The Lambs are the parents of three sons.
Books will be available for purchase at this event. Refreshments will be served.
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).
This lovely bird feeder is a gift to the Library from Joe and Patty Warren of Wild Birds Unlimited. We're so thankful for this generous gift. Barbara of Readers' Advisory says we'll need to wait a week or so before we'll see birds visiting it.
To see the bird feeder, either come in through the Post Road entrance to the Library and look to the right. Or go into the Holds area behind the Welcome Desk. The bird feeder is visible outside the window.
What kind of birds do you think we'll see at it this winter?
Searching high and low for the perfect present this holiday season?
Check out a list of suggestions curated by the Children's Librarians! Our favorite books, toys, games, and more are sure to make your loved ones smile this year.
Due to a recent software upgrade, we are experiencing intermittent issues on placing holds. This means that sometimes when you place a hold, the hold may not go through. Other times the hold will register. We are working on fixing this issue as soon as possible.
We apologize for any inconveniences that may occur.
Friday, December 13th, 20th and 27th at 10:00 a.m.
Join us Fridays for such classics as Frosty the Snowman (December 13), Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (December 20) and A Charlie Brown Christmas (December 27). In the Community Room.