21 Things Week 5: Blogs and Microblogs

Image courtesy of flickr user beckie0
Image courtesy of flickr user beckie0

This week we learned all about blogs and microblogs. 

By participating in at least one of the three Things below, you will be entered into this week's raffle, which is a copy of the book National Geographic's Science of Everything. Perhaps it will inspire you to start your own blog or microblog!

Thing: Attend the Tumblr class

Thing: Participate in our Tweet Up on Thursday, February 6 at 10am, either from the library with the Librarians or from the comfort of your own home. We will use the hashtag #DLtweetup.

Thing: Visit at least 2 of the blogs discussed in the Tumblr workshop OR comment on this post with your favorite or another blog that you read frequently.
 

Minecraft Fridays

Image courtesy of flickr user Kjarrett
Image courtesy of flickr user Kjarrett

Fridays, May 2nd, 16th and 30th, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Did you know Darien Library is the host of the Fairfield County Minecraft server? Join us as we present opportunities to build and collaborate in Minecraft. 

Grades 3-6. Drop-in.

Parents can find further information about Minecraft and Minecraft Fridays here

Visit the Fairfield County Minecraft Website for even more information.

New Children's Books: January 2014

The second book in the Spirit Animals Trilogy, written by some of your favorite authors!
The second book in the Spirit Animals Trilogy, written by some of your favorite authors!

On the hunt for something new and exciting?

Looking for a great new author or the next book in your favorite series?

Below you'll find a list of brand new children's books available here at Darien Library, published in the first month of 2014.

For a completele list of children's books published this month, visit Publisher's Weekly on-sale calendar!

 

Understanding Your Tween's Online World

Image courtesy of flickr user Kevin Jarrett
Image courtesy of flickr user Kevin Jarrett

Tuesday, January 21st at 9:30 a.m.

Tweens are living in a social media world, using Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Vine, and Minecraft. As a parent do you feel that you are losing control over your child’s world? Do you know all the functions and risks of these apps and games? Explore the latest social apps and games with Nancy Sheed, a social media strategist and online manager and trainer, and Darien Library’s own John Blyberg, Assistant Director for Innovation and User Experience. Co-sponsored by YWCA Parent Awareness.

Register now for T|E|A Room Programs

What will you learn?
What will you learn?

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

Register

 

 

ETSY 101

Picture courtesy of itty bitty bag
Picture courtesy of itty bitty bag

Friday, January 10th at 10 a.m.

Do you want to start your own handmade business but you’re not sure where to begin? Go on a guided tour of Etsy.com with Darien resident and handmade business educator, Jennifer St. Jean. Her sales number in the thousands both on and off Etsy, and in stores like Saks 5th Avenue. Jen will discuss what you need to set up an Etsy shop, and the four keys to Etsy success. Her Etsy shop is ittybittybag.

 

Register Here

Movie Magic

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Fridays, January 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th at 10 a.m.
In the Community Room

Join us for an array of picture book movies like favorites Where the Wild Things Are, Green Eggs and Ham, and more.

The Pop Ups Concert

Photo courtesy of thepopups.com
Photo courtesy of thepopups.com

Monday, January 20th at 11 a.m.

Darien Library is proud to present a special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day concert by The Pop Ups. Critically acclaimed by The Wall Street Journal, The Pop Ups are not your typical band; they perform their music with cardboard props, hand painted sets, and a colorful cast of original puppets. 

Ages 3+.

Family Tech Night

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Brian Sawyer
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Brian Sawyer

Tuesday, January 14 at 5 p.m.

Come learn about eBook access through the library while playing with our iPads, Nooks, and other tech gadgets. We will also explore content available on Hoopla, Overdrive, 3M Cloud Library, and Zinio.

All ages and parents.

Open T|E|A Room

The T|E|A Room at Darien Library
The T|E|A Room at Darien Library

Wednesdays, January 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th

from 4-6 p.m.

Calling all Makers! The T|E|A Room (Technology, Engineering, and the Arts is open for play, exploration, creation and discovery. 

Grades 3 to 6. Drop-in

January 8th: Bracelets

January 15th: That's Paper?

January 22nd: If you build it...

January 29th: Fabulous Flying Machines

*Space is limited. Please arrive 15 minutes before class time. 

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