Animal Embassy: Zoology

Photo Courtesy of Animal Embassy
Photo Courtesy of Animal Embassy

Thursday, July 31 from 3 to 4 p.m.

Animal Embassy will bring the scientific study of zoology to life with incredible live Animal Ambassadors. With this interactive, educational, and entertaining program, library patrons will meet a variety of animals from around the world, representing numerous habitats and classifications. Ages 5 to 12

*Tickets will be distributed 15 minutes prior to the program.

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room

BookFlix & TrueFlix!

BookFlix and TrueFlix
BookFlix and TrueFlix

Did you know that the Children's Library offers access to books through BookFlix and Trueflix? These two online resources allow you to read storybooks and non-fiction books from Scholastic. You can read on any library computer or from home* by using your Library card.

There are picture books, easy readers, and non-fiction titles. The books can be read on the screen page-by-page or you can click to watch an animated book-video. There are hundreds of wonderful books to explore!

*Home access of the BookFlix and TrueFlix resources are available to Darien residents, those employed full-time in Darien, or non-residents who are contributors to the Annual Campaign at the $300 level and above.

*Access BookFlix  from home here.

*Access TrueFlix  from home here.

 

Tween Tabs in the Children's Library

Check out a Tween Tab in the Library, or grab a Tween Tab app list.
Check out a Tween Tab in the Library, or grab a Tween Tab app list.

The Children's Library is now circulating Tween Tabs for kids ages 9 to 12. 

The iPad Kits come with pre-loaded apps selected by the children's librarians. There are over 70 Apps which highlight the following Kids Nonfiction Glades: Bio, Languages, Facts, Traditions, Animals, Create, Fun, Self, Sports, Poetry, STEM, and Then & Now. 

Place a hold on the Tween Tab today. 

Additional content on kids and technology is located on  ALSC's Digital Media Resources website. 

Hip Hop Dimensions

Hip Hop Dimensions will be visiting the Darien Library
Hip Hop Dimensions will be visiting the Darien Library

Thursday, July 10th at 3 p.m.

This diverse collection of dancers with raw talent in Hip Hop and Break Dancing will electrify the audience while inspiring youth to think of dancing as a positive outlet for artistic expression. Ages 5 to 12. 

*Tickets will be distributed 15 minutes before the program.

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

Stories by the Sea

Join us at the beach for storytime!
Join us at the beach for storytime!

Stories by the Sea

Tuesday, July 29th at 10 a.m.

One of our most popular summer storytimes has returned! Join us for a family storytime at Darien's Weed Beach. This program is co-sponsored by Darien Parks and Recreation. All Ages.

Scott Jameson: Theatrical Magic and Juggling

Scott Jameson
Scott Jameson

Thursday, July 17th at 3 p.m.

Scott's family friendly brand of magic will delight children and their parents. It features juggling, mime, and a performance on an ancient Aboriginal instrument. Grades K-6.

*Tickets will be distributed 15 minutes before the program.

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

Jr. Book Club: Odd, Weird, and Little

Odd, Weird, and Little by Patrick Jennings
Odd, Weird, and Little by Patrick Jennings

Wednesday, July 9th at 4 p.m.

Drop in and discuss Odd, Weird, and Little by Patrick Jennings.

An activity, game, or craft inspired by the book will follow.

Grades 2 to 3

Weatherwise Science Program

Photo courtesy of flickr user WarrenTyrer.
Photo courtesy of flickr user WarrenTyrer.

Monday, July 14th at 3pm

Grades 2-3

Become meteorologists and measure weather using authentic scientific tools. Create a weather instrument and investigate different elements of weather, including temperature, pressure and water.

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Children's Summer Reading Kick Off Party

Summer Reading Kick Off Party
Summer Reading Kick Off Party

Saturday, June 21st

1 to 3 p.m.

Step right up, come one, come all! Join us for an exciting afternoon filled with crafts, carnival inspired games, and music around the Brenda and Mark Thompson Fountain in the Library's courtyard.

Ages 2 to 7. Drop-in.

Drop in Summer Reading Programs

Summer Reading at the Darien Library
Summer Reading at the Darien Library

Summer's almost over, but we've still got awesome drop-in programs at Darien Library!

 

Bending Gravity

Eric Girardi has been professionally performing object manipulation for over 15 years as a world-ranked yo-yo player, 5 ball juggler, world-class top spinner, diaboloist, contact juggler (up to 8 balls), devilstick player, poi spinner, stilt-walker, fire entertainer, and an artist of over 15 circus skills.
Grades K to 5
Tuesday, August 19
3 to 4 p.m.
Louise Parker Berry Community Room
Tickets distributed 15 minutes prior to the program. Space is limited.

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