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Darien Library's Top 10 Books of 2013: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson



For the rest of the year, we're counting down our top ten favorite books of 2013, one a day, as voted on by the Darien librarians! Coming in at number 7: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. This book is on Jen's List of Wonderful for 2013, and when she first read it, she said: “Ursula in Life After Life has a unique gift. The gift of 'do-overs.' By manipulating the...
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Get Your Head in the Game



This recent PBS documentary made national headlines in the wake of the NFL's settlement with retired players. It's a sobering look at America's favorite game and the price paid by those who play football at every level...concussions, personality changes, anger management, depression, dementia, severe health issues, and suicide are all linked to the violence of football. What did...
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Darien Library's Top 10 Books of 2013: Going Clear by Lawrence Wright



For the rest of the year, we're counting down our top ten favorite books of 2013, one a day, as voted on by the Darien librarians! Coming in at number 8: Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright. While Abby was reading it earlier this year, she submitted this to You Are What You Read:

"A new book on Scientology? BRING IT. I am now about 1...
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You Are What You Read!



Welcome to the Christmas edition of YAWYR.  Well we are in the thick of it, it would seem!  

I am nowhere close to being done.  Just. Am. Not.  What is odd about this is that usually by now I am serenely kicked back watching my fellow humans scurry.  Well, this year I am right there with you all.  The TC asked quite...
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Darien Library's Top 10 Books of 2013: A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki



For the rest of the year, we're counting down our top ten favorite books of 2013, one a day, as voted on by the Darien librarians! Coming in at number 9: A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki.

Ann posted about how much she loved it in You Are What You Read before she even finished it, saying: “I am not finished this book yet but it is wonderful and I can't recommend it...
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Darien Library's Top 10 Books of 2013: The Shining Girls



For the rest of the year, we're counting down our top 10 favorite books of 2013 once a day, as voted in by the Darien librarians! Coming in at number 10: The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes. When Caroline selected it for You Are What You Read back in July, she said:

“I just devoured The Shining Girls over the weekend. It’s been recently compared to Gone Girl as...
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Nice New Book Goodness!



Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up!


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New DVD Releases



Here is what you can find new to the shelves in the upcoming days.


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You Are What You Read!



With the snow and ice and cold it seems that we are truly in the midst of the Hellidays.  We have noticed that we are a lot less busy and we are chalking it up to the fact that you all are out there shopping, baking a cookie and decorating your hearts out.  The message from the SoNo Loft remains the same: Santa ♥’s U!  I am wondering if it is going to stick for the season....
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Darien Library Staff Recommends for the Holidays



In addition to our Children's Library's Holiday Gift Giving Guide, below you will find a list of great holiday picks for the teens and adults in your life. And these non-book items make great gifts as well for the people on your list:

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