...and listening...and watching. And, we think, smiling. In October, we return with our Foreign Film Series, another short story discussion series (Short Stories for Short Days), the One Page Poetry Circle, a special film screening for Domestic Violence Awareness month, and our Fall Book Discussion Series. We'll be continuing with our increasingly popular Meet Us on Main Street throughout October, and present the first in our fall Classics 2.0 program where we will take a closer look at literature and its timeless relevance. This month, we will also introduce Book Group Savvy, a workshop for those looking to start a book group or just looking to add some pizzazz to their exisiting group.

Briefly, here are some key dates for October at the Library:

Every Tuesday at 3 p.m. - Short Stories for Short Days

Every Wednesday at 11 a.m. - Meet Us on Main Street

Sunday, October 4, 5:30 p.m. - Fall Author Series: A. J. Jacobs, author of "The Guinea Pig Diaries"

Wednesday, October 7, 11 a.m. - Book Group Savvy

Friday, October 9, 7:30 p.m. - Film Screening - "Gaslight"

Tuesday, October 13, 7 p.m. - Fall Book Discussion Series - (A Golden Age is the discussion book.)

Sunday, October 18, 530 p.m. - Professor John Wargo - Green Intelligence: Creating Environments that Protect Human Health

Monday, October 19, 2 p.m. - Classics 2.0 (film screening: "Sense & Sensibility")

Wednesday, October 21, 7 p.m. - One Page Poetry Circle (Poetry & Masks)

Thursday, October 22, 3 p.m. - Classics 2.0 (book discussion: "Sense & Sensibility")

Thursday, October 22, 7 p.m. - Fall Author Series: Lucinda Scala Quinn, author of "Mad Hungry: Feeding Men & Boys"

Friday, October 23, 7:30 p.m. - Foreign Film Series begins ("The Class" is the first of seven films in the series)

And, as long as we're talking about...well...talking...we have more news for you --our teens have been talking, too! Last month, they created and posted their very first Darien Library TEENCAST!

Click here to listen.

They are pleased and psyched (and preening) about their podcast prowess and are gearing up for more.