Friday Night Feature - 'Practical Magic'

We will screen PRACTICAL MAGIC on Halloween.
We will screen PRACTICAL MAGIC on Halloween.

Friday, October 31st at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - Practical Magic (1998) Starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman; Rated PG-13; 108 minutes. Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

Sally and Gillian Owens have always known they were different. Raised by their aunts after their parents' death, the sisters grew up in a household that was anything but typical--their aunts fed them chocolate cake for breakfast and taught them the uses of practical magic. But the invocation of the Owens' sorcery also carries a price--some call it a curse: the men they fall in love with are doomed to an untimely death. Now adult women with very different personalities, the quiet Sally and the fiery Gillian must use all of their powers to fight the family curse and a swarm of supernatural forces that threatens the lives of all the Owens women.

"A crafty chick flick about likable witches!" -- Philip Wuntch

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

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

 

 

The Annual Meeting of the Friends of Darien Library

Kate Manning
Kate Manning

Friends of the Darien Library cordially invite you to the Annual Meeting

Saturday, November 1st at 5 p.m.

Kate Manning, author of My Notorious Life, will be the featured speaker. This novel is the evocative, absolutely unforgettable new novel from Kate Manning. Inspired by the true story of Ann Trow Lohman, a female physician who became one of the most controversial figures in Victorian New York City. My Notorious Life, now published in paperback, vibrantly portrays a charismatic, passionate woman who changed the lives of countless others. 

Reviews for My Notorious Life:

“A daring page-turner.” — O, The Oprah Magazine

“This intriguing, thought-provoking work of historical fiction is a testament to the strength of the human spirit.”— Real Simple

Preceding the presentation, election of officers and new trustee nominations for the year 2014/2015 will take place.

Learn about the year's developments at Darien Library from Amy Cholnoky, President of the Board, and Alan Gray, Director of the Library.

Reception and book signing to follow. Books will be available for purchase.

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

Come Write Your Novel in the Library!

Logo courtesy of National Novel Writing Month
Logo courtesy of National Novel Writing Month

Join local writers in the annual quest to write 50,000 words during the month of November! We'll be working together on the top floor. Bring your notebook, laptop, sketchpad, whatever it is you need to write your story in. Writing a novel during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) can be tough but you'll find lots of friendly company at this write-in.

Saturday, November 1st from 12 noon to 5 p.m
Sunday, November 9th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 30th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

In the Mezzanine Conference Room

Mini Golf in the Library!

Join us!
Join us!

Saturday, November 15th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

$5 per player, each player will also receive a free hot dog!

Miniature golf is coming to the library! We are happy to announce the first Darien Library Mini Golf Event. Players of all ages will putt their way through the Library. The Library will become an 18-hole miniature golf course with the course set up throughout the building, along with face painting, corn hole, crafts and other activities.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Premier Hole Sponsors:

Darien Sport Shop, Ring's End, The Wyper Family

Hole Sponsors:

Carta, McCalister & Moore LLC, The Cholnoky Family, Connecticut Green, First County Bank, GWAY Printing & Graphics, Peggy Hersam/Halstead Property, Dr. Maryann Lehmann, Lucky Lawn, Merrill Lynch, Nedder and Associates LLC, TD Bank

Tee and Green Sponsors:

Darien Toy Box, Get it Done Consulting, Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara, LLC, Jumbo Dog Artbooks, Mama Carmela's Italian Deli, Upper Crust Bakery & Cafe

For more information about sponsoring a hole, contact the Darien Library Administrative office at 203-669-5220.

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

R.E.A.D. in the Children's Library

Reading Education Assistance Dogs
Reading Education Assistance Dogs

Tuesday, November 4th from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m.

Is your child learning to read? Reading Education Assistance Dogs will visit the Children's Library to encourage beginning readers and promote literacy. Register for a 15 minute reading session with a certified therapy dog. Readers ages 5 and up.

Sessions offered:

4:00 p.m.

4:15 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

4:45 p.m.

If your preferred time is not available, please join our Waitlist.

 

Jean Dubuffet: Soul of the Underground

Image courtesy flickr user Jean-Pierre Dalbéra
Image courtesy flickr user Jean-Pierre Dalbéra

Thursday, November 6th at 7 p.m.

Heather Cotter, a visiting lecturer from the Museum of Modern Art, will discuss the exciting new exhibit Jean Dubuffet: Soul of the Underground. Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901–1985) maintained a rebellious attitude toward prevailing notions of high culture, beauty, and good taste, and was a relentless innovator from the time he committed himself to art making in the early 1940s. By focusing on the key moments in his career, Cotter will illuminate Dubuffet’s radical experimentation with form and material from the 1940s to the mid-1960s.

Heather Cotter is a professional art educator with an M.A. in Art History from Boston University and an M.Ed. in Art Education from Harvard University. She has worked in numerous prestigious art museums including the Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The National Gallery in Washington DC and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Her multi-layered teaching approach encourages students to consider art as a visual representation, an emotional expression and an intellectual investigation.

Refreshments will be served.

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

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Where: Louise Parker Berry Community Room
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