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)

Family Film Festival: International Films

Nocturna: Monday, April 11 at 2 p.m.

Children of Heaven: Wednesday, April 13 at 2 p.m.
Nocturna: Monday, April 11 at 2 p.m. Children of Heaven: Wednesday, April 13 at 2 p.m.

Join us for a special Family Film Festival of International Films.  

Nocturna: Monday, April 11 at 2 p.m.

An orphan boy named Tim is afraid of the dark. However when the stars start going out in the sky he finds himself exploring the world of the night his new friend, the cat Shepard, to find out why. Watch the trailer. Rated NR, running time 80 minutes.

Children of Heaven: Wednesday, April 13 at 2 p.m.

After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair. Watch the trailer. Rated PG, running time 89 minutes.

Earth Day Crafts

Photo by looking_and_learning Photos / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Photo by looking_and_learning Photos / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Friday, April 22, at 4 p.m.

Join us for Earth Day inspired crafts.

Ages 3 and up. Open.

Dia Family Book Club

Let's Celebrate Dia together!
Let's Celebrate Dia together!

Thursday, April 21st at 4:15 p.m.

Celebrate Dia (Diversity in Action) with the Children's Library and your family. We will read and discuss a book and then make a special craft.

All ages. Open.

Sunday Matinees

Come see:
The Good Dinosaur on Sunday, April 10th at 2 p.m.

101 Dalmations on Sunday, April 24th at 2 p.m.
Come see: The Good Dinosaur on Sunday, April 10th at 2 p.m. 101 Dalmations on Sunday, April 24th at 2 p.m.

The Good Dinosaur on Sunday, April 10th at 2 p.m.

101 Dalmations on Sunday, April 24th at 2 p.m.

Families are invited to watch these animated Disney films together. Open - no registration necessary.

The Good Dinosaur: In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. Watch the trailer. Rated PG, running time 93 minutes.

101 Dalmations: When a litter of dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement. Watch the Trailer. Rated G, running time 79 minutes.

Minecraft Mania!

Minecrafters unite!
Minecrafters unite!

Tuesday, May 10th from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Join us as we present challenges to build and collaborate within the Minecraft program. We'll be logged in to the Children's Library's accounts, ready to play! Crafts and other projects will also be available to complete.

Grades 2-6, open.

Open T|E|A Rooms in April

Join us for T|E|A Room Tuesdays in April!

T|E|A Room Tuesdays are held Tuesday afternoons from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., and are open to children in Grades 3 to 6. No registration is necessary.

April 5 - Digital Music Making
April 12 - Playdough solar system
April 19 - Math Art
April 26 -  Terrariums

Library Field Trip: Stamford Nature Center

Image courtesy of Public Domain
Image courtesy of Public Domain

Thursday, April 14th at 10 am

Families are invited to join us for a special hands-on field trip to the Stamford Nature Center. Grades K-5th.

Please register for the waitlist here; you will be notified if we receive any cancellations.

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