A Visit with Author/Illustrator Peter Brown

YOU WILL BE MY FRIEND, PETER BROWN! from Peter Brown on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 19th at 4:15 p.m.

Join us for a night of reading and drawing with Author/Illustrator Peter Brown!

Peter Brown is a perennial favorite at Darien Library, and this year's Randolph Caldecott Honor-winner for his work on Creepy Carrots. He wrote and illustrated the hit fall release Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, as well as the wildly funny Children Make Terrible Pets. Check out his website here!

Books will be available to purchase at the event.

Ages 3+

**Space is limited; tickets will be distributed 15 minutes prior to the event

Register Now for T|E|A Room Programs

One of our projects
One of our projects

T|E|A Room classes are held every Tuesday & Wednesday afternoon from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., and are open to children in Grades 3 to 6.

Click here to register for December T|E|A Room classes!

Middle Ages School Project Resources

Book "Women and Girls in the Middle Ages"

We know that many of our young Darien Library users are hard at work on a Middle Ages project right now. Did you know that our Homework Help page can assist your research? We have many resources available on a range of topics.

Check out the learning guide for the Middle Ages in the library or at home with your library card.

We also have a variety of book held in the Children's Library office for In Library Use if you would like to review them for the project. Just ask a Children's Librarian and we are happy to bring them to you!

Eliminating Stress and Creating Balance in Your Child’s Life

Photo courtesy of Flickr user herwordskill
Photo courtesy of Flickr user herwordskill

Tuesday, November 19 at 7 pm (middle and high school panel)

Darien Library and the YWCA Parent Awareness are proud to present a panel for parents of middle and high school students. The panel will feature local mental health experts who will speak to topics that relate to children of that age group. Register below for panel attendance.

The panel will be moderated by Connecticut State Representative Terrie Wood, who represents Darien and Norwalk in the Connecticut House of Representatives. Ms. Wood also serves as the Co-Chair of the Mental Health Working Group of the Gun Violence Bill.

Tuesday, November 19 at 7pm - Middle and High School Panel

Panelists include: Lisa Bunce, MS, RD/N, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Owner, Back-to-Basics Nutrition Consulting, Redding; Christopher M. Bogart, PhD, Executive Director, The Southfield Center for Development, Darien; Phyllis L. Weihs, MS, NCC, NCDF, Psychotherapist Fairfield University; and Eileen Whalen, School Psychologist, Darien High School.

Parents can submit questions for the panelists prior to the event.

In the Library's Community Room. Additional parking is available along Post Road.


Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8: Coming November 5!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck

We know you've been waiting patiently for almost two years to read the next book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. The day is finally here! On Tuesday, November 5, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck will be released. We have 20 copies that we are excited to add to the Darien Library's collection.

Place a hold on one today! 

You Asked: The Cupcake Diaries Are Here!

The Cupcake Diaries Series: Mia's Bakers Dozen
The Cupcake Diaries Series: Mia's Bakers Dozen

Ask and you shall receive: we now carry the entire Cupcake Diaries series. There are 17 books in total, and we have two of each!

The Cupcake Diaries will be on display for the next few weeks, so please come by and check them out. Find the list of available titles here: Cupcake Diaries Series

Sensory Saturdays

Sensory Saturdays in the Children's Library
Sensory Saturdays in the Children's Library

Explore your senses in this drop-in crafting program designed for children on the Spectrum but open to all! Offered bi-weekly on Saturdays.  Ages 4+ with a parent/caregiver.

Saturdays on November 9 & 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Chilling Reads for Halloween

The scariest book Miss Elisabeth ever read.
The scariest book Miss Elisabeth ever read.


Looking for a story to scare you to your bones, to make you check under the bed before you sleep at night, and make you believe in ghosts?

Search the catalog for the tag "superscary" to find some chilling reads, or check out the list below!


Stories to Chill Your Bones

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

Wednesday, October 23 at 5:30 p.m. at Tilley Pond Park

Join us for a host of spooky tales in honor of Halloween! This storytelling program will include 'jump' stories, songs, and folktales. 

Ages 7 and up.

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.

Star Wars Reads Day Returns

May the Force Be With You on October 5
May the Force Be With You on October 5

Saturday, October 5

The Children's Library is happy to announce the return of Star Wars Reads Day. The entire day will be a celebration of all things Star Wars with a film screening, crafts, hourly raffles, photobooth, and some surprise special guests! All ages

10 am Star Wars themed crafts

1 pm Star Wars A New Hope film screening in the Conference Room, Rated PG, 121 minutes

2 pm Star Wars Lego Club

Check out our photos from last Star Wars Reads Day .... silly librarians.

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