June Classes Summer Reading 2016

Registration for these classes begins Monday, May 16th and are on a first come first served basis. 

 

Insect Mobiles

Make a mobile to hang in your room! We’ll be learning about insects around the world and then making a beautiful mobile.
Grades 3-6
Monday, June 20
2 to 3 p.m.

Register for the class here

If the form is no longer accepting submissions, please register for the waitlist

A Matter Matter
Stepping Stones Museum presents “A Matter Matter.” Things keep disappearing in the lab! Work as a team to solve the mystery while studying liquids, solids, and gases through hands-on experiments.
Grades K-2
Tuesday, June 21
4 to 4:45 p.m.

Register for the class here

If the form is no longer accepting submissions, please register for the waitlist

Preschool Green Thumbs
We will learn about gardening, plant seeds to take home to watch them grow, and explore different vegetables and flowers.
Ages 3-5
Thursday, June 23
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Register for the class here

If the form is no longer accepting submissions, please register for the waitlist

Intro to 3D Printing
Want to learn about the MakerBot and 3D Printing? Join us in the TEA Room as we discuss 3D printing technology and design our own 3D printed items.
Grades 3-6
Friday, June 24 or Tuesday, July 19
3 to 4 p.m.

Register for the class here

If the form is no longer accepting submissions, please register for the waitlist

Designing and Sewing Soft Sculptures
Children will design, decorate, and hand-stitch a soft sculpture. Basic sewing skills required.
Grades 3-6
Tuesday, June 28
2 to 3 p.m.

Register for the class here

If the form is no longer accepting submissions, please register for the waitlist

Family Game Night: Minute to Win It
Families are invited to join us for a special game night in the Library version of Minute to Win It!
Families with kids grades K and up
Wednesday, June 29th
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Register for the class here

If the form is no longer accepting submissions, please register for the wailtist

Ride Your Bike to Work/School Week

Spokey the Library trike
Spokey the Library trike

In celebration of Ride your Bike to School Day and Ride you Bike to Work Week we will have two very special programs.

 

Decorate your Bike

Monday, May 16th at 4pm

Bring your bike and decorate it in the library's courtyard.

Open. All Ages.

 

Reading and Rolling Storytime at Tilley Pond Park

Friday, May 20th at 10am

The library book bike, Spokey will be at Tilley Pond Park for a special storytime. Participants are invited to bring their bikes and take a ride with the Children's Librarians.

Open. All Ages.

We Heart Harry

We Heart Harry!
We Heart Harry!

Saturday, May 7th at 1pm: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. 2hrs  32 minutes. PG. Watch the trailer here

Saturday, May 28th at 1pm: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. 2hrs 41 minutes. PG. Watch the trailer here

Calling all Harry Potter fans for the ultimate fan experience! We will be screening all of the Harry Potter films leading up to Harry’s Birthday, July 31st. So come celebrate Harry with us. Popcorn will be provided at the screenings. Open.

Children's Book Ball

Photoby Tambako The Jaguar /CC BY
Photoby Tambako The Jaguar /CC BY

Thursday, May 5th at 5pm

 

Celebrate Children's Book Week dressed as your favorite book character. There will be dancing, refreshments, games and a photobooth. Grades K and up.

 

Register

Mother's Day Crafts

Photoby Jason Devaun /CC BY
Photoby Jason Devaun /CC BY

Wednesday, May 4th at 4pm

 

Join us for special Mother's Day inspired crafts. Ages 3 and up. Open.

Book Character Portrait Workshop

Photoby Saint John's School /CC BY-ND 2.0
Photoby Saint John's School /CC BY-ND 2.0

Monday, May 2nd at 4 p.m. (K-2nd)

Who is your favorite book character? Come and make a 3D portrait and have it put on display in the Children's Library.

Register 

 

Take the Family to a Museum for April Recess

You too can visit a museum for free.
You too can visit a museum for free.

Check out Free Museum Passes during April Recess, for the whole family, courtesy of Darien Library!

MOMA, Guggenheim, the Frick are just a few of the New York City museums who participate in our museum pass program. The Library also has more free passes, closer to home: The Beardsley Zoo, The Bruce in Greenwich, and Stepping Stones Children’s Museum in Norwalk. And there are more. Visit the Library's museum page to find out about the wonderful places you can go, including CT’s beautiful state park beaches. Staycationers never had it so good!

Can't make it to a museum over April Recess? Museum passes are available year round. 

Open T|E|A Room: Playdough Solar System

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Kate Miller-Wilson
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Kate Miller-Wilson

Tuesday, April 12th from 4 to 5 p.m.

Join us in the T|E|A Room to make Playdough Solar Systems.

Open to children in Grades 3 to 6. No registration is necessary.

Summer Reading Preview for Homeschoolers and Beyond

A Summer Reading Preview in the Children's Library
A Summer Reading Preview in the Children's Library

Tuesday, May 3rd from 4 to 5 p.m.

Do you live in Darien and homeschool your child, or enroll them in a school outside of Darien? Please allow us to invite you and your children to the Library for a special presentation of our Summer Reading Program and our special book lists of Suggested Summer Reads.

Each year we visit our public and private Darien elementary schools to share information on our Summer Reading Program. We want to extend the invitation to our entire library family and welcome families to attend a special afternoon of treats and books!

Grades K-5. Registered. Refreshments will be served at this event.

Parents of all children are invited. 

All grades in the Louise Parker Berry Community Room (snacks will be served).

Building GRIT

Photo by mcas_cherry_point / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Photo by mcas_cherry_point / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Thursday, April 28th at 7:15 p.m.

Please join us for a presentation by Todd T. Kellog on "Building GRIT... for students who tend to quit difficult tasks due to frustration and/or low confidence." One fundamental characteristic to successful learning is Grit: stamina, passion, and a determination to continuously plug-away when experiencing difficulty.

Co-sponsored by Darien Library and Darien Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC)

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