St. Lucia Day

Image courtesy of Blondkin Rikard
Image courtesy of Blondkin Rikard

Friday, December 12th 4 p.m.

St. Lucia Day is a Swedish holiday celebration in which candles are worn in a wreath by a young woman and she and her procession sing Lucia songs. To celebrate, we will make “lussekatter” (Saffron buns) out of paper and buttons. And of course we’ll listen to Lucia songs! Preschool to 2nd grade.

Frozen Sing-Along

Come sing Frozen with us!
Come sing Frozen with us!

Tuesday, December 30th at 1pm

Join us for the sing-along version of Frozen. There will be costumes, a wintry photo booth, props and much more. We encourage you to come in costume!

All Ages.

Register

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room

3D Printed Gifts

Miss Krishna and Miss Amy show off their dinosaur necklaces printed with the 3D printer
Miss Krishna and Miss Amy show off their dinosaur necklaces printed with the 3D printer

Do you love technology? We do, too! Join us this December as we talk about technology and 3D printing. You'll also get to take home a gift to give this season.

Wednesday, December 10th at 4:15 p.m.: Cookie Cutter

(Register for Grades 3-4) This class is now full. Please register for the waitlist

Thursday, December 11th at 4:15 p.m.: Holiday Decoration

(Register for Grades K-2) This class is now full. Please register for the waitlist.

Friday, December 12th at 4:15 p.m.: Dinosaur Necklace

(Register for Grades 5-6)
 

Fireside Tales

image courtesy of flickr user kazy79
image courtesy of flickr user kazy79

Wednesday, December 3rd at 3pm.

"Oh the weather outside is frightful but the fire is so delightful..."

Join the Children's Librarian's for hot cocoa and stories by the fire.


Grades 2 and up

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Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Stuffed animals reading at the library.
Stuffed animals reading at the library.

Thursday, December 18th at 6:00pm

Join us for the 4th annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Bring one of your stuffed animals to a special evening storytime and have them sleepover in the Children's Library. Pick them up the next day and discover what happens " when the library lights go out." Ages 2 and up. 

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Hour of Code at the Library

Celebrate Hour of Code with the Children's Library from December 8 to 14.
Celebrate Hour of Code with the Children's Library from December 8 to 14.

The Children's Library is excited to join in the celebration to bring increased awareness to the computer sciences. Your child can participate by trying an hour of code in December and get an intro to programming via Scratch and JavaScript. 

Register for one of the following sessions and join in the Hour of Code. All classes will take place in the Library's Tech Center and will run from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. 

Scratch - Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, December 8, 9, and 10. This class is now full. Please register for the wailist.

Grades 3 to 4

JavaScript - Thursday and Friday, December 11 and 12. This class is now full. Please register for the waitlist.

Grades 5 to 6

To learn more about the Hour of Code and to find out more about resources for your kids, please visit these popular websites and apps. 

Khan Academy - Intro to Computer Programming 

Code.org

Scratch Jr.

KidsRuby

 

Special Post-Thanksgiving Screening: How to Train Your Dragon 2

Image Via IMDB
Image Via IMDB

Friday, November 28th at 1 p.m.

Join us for a showing of How to Train Your Dragon 2, the 2014 sequel to 2010's How to Train Your Dragon, based off the books of the same name. Two friends, Hiccup and Toothless, find themselves squarely in the middle of an epic battle over an ancient domain. Can they help protect the peace? Watch the trailer

Rated PG, 102 minutes. Drop-in. 

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room. 

Fall Crafts

Image courtesy of Flickr user 2bware1227
Image courtesy of Flickr user 2bware1227

Monday, November 10th from 4 to 5 p.m.

Join us as we make Fall inspired crafts. Ages 3 and up. Drop-in.

Family Film: You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown

You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown
You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown

Tuesday, November 4th at 1 p.m.

Schools in Darien are closed today for Election Day, so why not join us for a classic film starring the Peanuts characters?

Charlie, Linus, and the gang try to take on the school elections, but they realize that their campaign strategy may not be the best way to win over the student body. Watch the trailer for You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown along with the trailer for It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. NR. 60 minutes. Drop-in.

 

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room. 

Review of Magic in the Mix

Magic in the Mix by Annie Barrows
Magic in the Mix by Annie Barrows

Magic in the Mix by Annie Barrows

In this adventure a set of “twins” are sent back in time to set things right. Magic in the Mix is the sequel to The Magic Half, where Miri goes back in time to get a twin from the 1940`s, Molly. In this book, when a handy man starts tearing apart the house to rebuild it, magic begins leaking all over the place. The house they live in is old and full of magic, but nobody knows except for the twins.  Molly has to go back in time to before she was born to save her mom from dying the minute she is born. Molly has to stop herself from being born by keeping her mom from meeting her dad. Or at least that’s what she thinks. To solve the real problem they have to go back and save their brothers who accidentally walked into the Civil War thinking it was a reenactment.   

Magic in the Mix is a really well written book that is sad, adventurous, suspenseful, and exciting to read. If you haven`t read the first book it still makes sense. I recommend it to people who like historical and fun books. I`m not a big fan of historical books, but this book made me want to read more historical books. It is one of my favorite books because it`s suspenseful, and I think you`ll love it too.

Book Review written by Charlotte Zaino

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