First Saturdays in the Children's Library

Children's Library storytime attendees
Children's Library storytime attendees

Saturday,  February 1st, March 1st, and April 5th

11 am

A weekend storytime for families. Walkers up to 36 months with a parent/caregiver are welcome to attend this Saturday morning storytime, which will include some of our favorite books, rhymes, and fingerplays. 

 

Celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday!

JK Rowling says Harry Potter was born July 31, 1980, making our beloved character 33 this year!
JK Rowling says Harry Potter was born July 31, 1980, making our beloved character 33 this year!

Wednesday, July 31 at 2 p.m.

Calling all kid Potter fans!

This Wednesday, July 31st, is Harry Potter's birthday! Come celebrate the birth of the Boy Who Lived with the Children's Library.

This drop in event will run from 2 - 4 p.m. Potterheads can participate in a trivia contest, test their knowledge of Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans, vote for their favorite Harry Potter book, create their own "dark mark" tattoos, and win cool prizes!

 

New Picture Books

The Children's Library just got a bunch of fantastic, new picture books.  From a silly counting book featuring lumberjacks, to a friendship story featuring a cat, and a retro-looking book about being an individual, read on to see what's new in the CL.

Stories by the Pond

Miss Claire and Miss Elisabeth leading storytime at Tilley Pond Park.
Miss Claire and Miss Elisabeth leading storytime at Tilley Pond Park.

Tuesday, August 13 at 10 a.m.

A storytelling program for families at Darien's Tilley Pond Park. This program is co-sponsored by the Darien Parks and Recreation Department.

Due to inclement weather, this program will be relocated to the Library's Community Room.

All ages

Birds of Prey

Wednesday, August 14 at 4 p.m.

The Connecticut Audubon Society will teach kids about the special adaptations of raptors and the role they play in ecosystems.  This program will include live raptors.

Grades K to 5

*Space is limited.  Tickets distributed 15 minutes before the program.

Tween Book Group

Thursday, August 8 at 5 p.m.

Drop in and discuss the classic kids spy novel, Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh, over a pizza dinner.  A book-related activity will follow.

Ages 9 to 12

Summer Reading Club Finale Party

Special guest, author Wendy Mass
Special guest, author Wendy Mass

Tuesday, August 20 at 5 p.m.

Darien Library welcomes author Wendy Mass as we celebrate the end of Summer Reading!  Summer Reading Club participants are welcome to register for our party.

Wendy Mass is the New York Times bestselling author of 14 books and has been nominated for 63 state book awards.  Her book, Candymakers, is currently one of the 2014 Nutmeg nominees.

The program is now full; please add your name to the WAITLIST.

 

Karen K and the Jitterbugs

Come rock out!
Come rock out!

Thursday, August 1 at 11 a.m.

Karen K and the Jitterbugs are in town for a high-energy performance that will have kids and parents dancing in the aisles!  Karen K has been named a Critic's Pick by New York Magazine and Time Out New York.  The band will introduce songs from its highly-anticipated new album, Big Ol' Truck.

Ages 2 to 7

Film Showing: Babe at 1pm

That'll do, Pig.
That'll do, Pig.

Cool off with this Academy Award-winning film about a shy Yorkshire piglet whlo doesn't quite know his place in the world. Nominated for Best Picture, this is a great family story with humor and adventure. 

Rated G. 1hr and 32 minutes running time.

1pm in the Community Room

Drop-In Storytimes This Summer

Keep the storytime fun going this summer with great drop-in programs (no registration required!).

Come On, Everybody!  Mondays at 10 a.m. - All ages

Toddler Tales  Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. - Ages 18 to 36 months

Baby Laptime  Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

Preschool Time  Fridays at 9:30 a.m.

 

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