Bubbleology

Courtesy of Keith Michael Johnson
Courtesy of Keith Michael Johnson

Monday, October 13 at 3 p.m.

You can learn a lot from a bubble. Join us as Keith Michael Johnson uses large and small bubbles to explain science concepts. Prepare to be dazzled!
Grades K and up. Drop-in.

Tickets will be distributed 15 minutes prior to the event. In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.
 

Halloween Crafts

Image courtesy of Flickr user Carolyn Brunelle
Image courtesy of Flickr user Carolyn Brunelle

Monday, October 27th from 4 to 5 p.m.

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

Family Film: The Lego Movie

Join us at 1 p.m. for a family film!
Join us at 1 p.m. for a family film!

1 p.m. in the Louise Parker Berry Community Room

Don't let the rain get you down! Join the Children's Library for a showing of the phenomenally popular Lego Movie today!

"Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure, is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared."

Watch the trailer

Rated PG, 101 minutes. 

Stories to Chill Your Bones

Photo courtesy of flickr user atoach
Photo courtesy of flickr user atoach

Thursday, October 30th at 5:30 p.m. at Tilley Pond Park

Are you afraid of the dark? You might be after hearing the Children's Librarians weave stories of terror and thrill you with the macabre. Join us at Tilley Pond Park for Stories to Chill your Bones!

Ages 8 and up (warning: these stories may be scary, so the program is advised for children ages 8+)

This program is co-sponsored by the Darien Parks and Recreation Department.

* In the event of rain this program will be held in the Children's Library.

Nutmeg Jr. Book Club: The Trouble with Chickens

Join us for fun activities and a book discussion!
Join us for fun activities and a book discussion!

Wednesday, November 19th at 4:30 p.m.

The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin.

Early elementary readers are invited to discuss Nutmeg Junior nominated selections for this year. The discussion will be followed by an activity, game, or craft inspired by the story.

Grades 2 to 3. Drop-in.

Comics Galore

New Comics in the Graphic Novel section of the Children's Library
New Comics in the Graphic Novel section of the Children's Library

Did you know that in addition to the graphic novel collection the Children's Library also circulates comics? 

From nostalgic classics like Archie and My Little Pony, to newer trends like Angry Birds, there are a plethora of choices for your visual reading pleasure. 

STEAM Series 2014

design by Miss Lisa
design by Miss Lisa

STEAM Series

October

App Art- This is class is currently full. Register for the waitlist.

Tuesday, October 14th, 21st & 28th at 4:15pm

Young artists will "go digital" by experimenting with photography, drawing and animation apps. Grades 5 to 6.

Math Adventures - This class is currently full. Register for the waitlist.

Wednesday, October 15th, 22nd, 29th & November 5th at 4pm

Join National Board-Certified teacher Mrs. Radia on a math adventure using art, music, movement and games. Grades 1 to 5.

Paper Circuits - This class is currently full. Register for the waitlist.

Wednesday, October 22nd at 4:15pm

Light up LEDs using paper and copper tape to create circuits. Grades 3 to 6.

Exquisite Corpse

Wednesday, October 29th at 4:15pm

Learn art party games like Exquisite Corpse, Fax Machine, and Squiggle! Grades 3 to 6.

 

November

 

Lego Mindstorms

Tuesday, November 4th from 2-4pm

Thursday, December 4th from 2-4pm

Using Lego Mondstorm kits, teams will build thier own robots and then participate in challenges created to test the design of their machine. Grades 4 to 6.

Building Blocks

Wednesday, November 5th at 4:15pm

Science comes to life for students as they conduct their own experiements through hands-on design and building activities with  the Stepping Stones Museum. Grades K to 2.

Felted Geodes

Tuesday, November 11th at 4:15pm

Let's create textile geology with wool that we will cut in half to reveal a beautiful surprise inside! Grades 5 to 6.

Sew & Glow

Tuesday, November 18th at 4:15pm

Join us as we use conductive thread to sew basic circuits into wearable art. * Basic handsewing skills are a prerequisite for this class. Grades 5 to 6.

Circuits, Ole

Monday, November 24th at 4:15pm

Join us as we explore a three-ring circus of circuits. Grades 5 to 6.

Gelatin Art- This class is currently full. Register for the waitlist.

Tuesday, November 25th at 4:15pm

Using sheets of gelatin, intrepid printmakers will get to experiment with this unique medium to design greeting cards and art prints. Grades 3 to 6.

 

December 

Marshmallow Shooters- This class is currently full. Register for the waitlist.

Tuesday, December 2nd at 4:15pm

What goes up must come down! Build and play with your own marshmallow-shootign machine and send a blizzard of marshmallows through the air! Grades 3 to 6

Kitchen Sink Science

Tuesday, December 9th at 4:15pm - This class is currently full. Please register for the waitlist.

Wednesday, December 17th at 4:15pm - This class is currently full. Please register for the waitlist.

Bubble! Pop! Fizz! Using everyday houshold products we will explore science concepts. Grades K to 2.

Terrarium Workshop - This class is currently full.  Registration is for the waitlist.

Tuesday, December 16th at 4:15pm

Learn about and craft your own terrarium. Grades 3 to 6.

 

STEAM Series

design by Miss Lisa
design by Miss Lisa

STEAM Series

October - December

Join us as we  get all steamed up and learn together! The STEAM series will feature Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics programs. Our classes are drop-in or registred and appeal to a variety of ages.

Browse our full list of classes

 

Bookworms Returns!

Bookworms creating crafts and listening to stories.
Bookworms creating crafts and listening to stories.

Thursdays, September 11th, 18th, and 25th at 4:15 p.m.

Join us for a weekly crafty storytime.  Read a book, have a discussion, and get crafty!  Drop in to find out what's happening each week!

Ages 5 to 7.

Techsplorers

A Techsplorer
A Techsplorer

Mondays at 4:15 pm
Sept 15th, 22nd, and 29th

A technology class for 6 to 8-year-olds. Elementary-aged children will have the opportunity to reinforce computer skills, explore fun new websites and create unique projects using both traditional and digital art techniques.

Registration is open to Darien residents, those employed full-time in Darien, or non-residents who are contributors at the $300 level and above.


This class is now full. Register for the waitlist!

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