Children's Summer Reading Kick Off Party

Summer Reading Kick Off Party
Summer Reading Kick Off Party

Saturday, June 21st

1 to 3 p.m.

Step right up, come one, come all! Join us for an exciting afternoon filled with crafts, carnival inspired games, and music around the Brenda and Mark Thompson Fountain in the Library's courtyard.

Ages 2 to 7. Drop-in.

Drop in Summer Reading Programs

Summer Reading at the Darien Library
Summer Reading at the Darien Library

Summer's almost over, but we've still got awesome drop-in programs at Darien Library!

 

Bending Gravity

Eric Girardi has been professionally performing object manipulation for over 15 years as a world-ranked yo-yo player, 5 ball juggler, world-class top spinner, diaboloist, contact juggler (up to 8 balls), devilstick player, poi spinner, stilt-walker, fire entertainer, and an artist of over 15 circus skills.
Grades K to 5
Tuesday, August 19
3 to 4 p.m.
Louise Parker Berry Community Room
Tickets distributed 15 minutes prior to the program. Space is limited.

Register for Kids Summer Reading Now!

THE GAME OF TOMES Reading Log
THE GAME OF TOMES Reading Log

Registration for our Summer Reading Club opens on Monday, June 9. Just for signing up, you'll receive a FREE book, in addition to your Game of Tomes reading log. You will log the time you spend reading online through your Summer Reading account. Register from home on our website.

Pre-readers may sign up for our Read to Me Club.

Come in today to register for either of our Summer Reading Clubs and pick out your FREE BOOK

The Science Genie

The Science Genie
The Science Genie

Thursday, June 19th
4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

The Children’s Museum of West Hartford will bring science to life in this dynamic program exploring lasers, combustion, and weird science through experimentation. In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

Ages 5 to 12

Tickets distributed 15 minutes prior to the program. Space is limited.

June Open T|E|A Rooms

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

Wednesdays, June 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th from 4:30-5:30 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.

June 4: Rainbow Looms

Bring your own loom and rubberbands and get tips from other loomers. Share your favorite designs and learn a new favorite.

*A small amount of looms and rubberband will be available*

June 11: Stop Motion

Kids will learn the age old art of stop-motion animation and create their own short movie.

June 18: Paper Crafts

Combine paper, pencils, marker and crayons to create rad arts and crafts.

June 25: App Art

Using iPads and a selection of art-creation apps, we will make collages, edit photos, and more!

Drop-in Summer Storytimes

Storytime in the Library
Storytime in the Library

Keep the storytime fun going this summer in 2014 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.

Merrilee Mannerly Musical Preview

Picture courtesy of stonc.org
Picture courtesy of stonc.org

Thursday, June 12th at 4:00pm

Summer Theater of New Canaan will preview the world premier musical Merrilee Mannerly and her Magnificent Manners adapted from Mary Cashman's book. There will be a special guest appearance by the author Mary Cashman!

*Tickets will be distributed 15 minutes prior to the program. Space is limited. In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

Registered T|E|A Room Tuesdays

Photo courtesy of flickr user Imelda.
Photo courtesy of flickr user Imelda.

Registration starts June 2!

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

Brochures are available in the Children's Library.

Browse our list of classes and register

June Open T|E|A Room Programs

Join in the fun!
Join in the fun!


Calling all Makers! The T|E|A Room (Technology, Engineering, & the Arts) is open for free play, exploration, creation and discovery. Grades 3-6.

For the month of June, we'll be offering our Open T|E|A Room Program on Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18, and 25 from  4:30- 5:30pm.

June 25: App Art

We will explore art using Ipad art apps.

Drop in Summer Reading Programs

Stories by the Pond
A storytelling program for families at Darien’s Tilley Pond Park. This program is co-sponsored by the Darien Parks and Recreation Department.
All ages
Tuesdays, 10 to 10:30 a.m.
August 5 and 12

Bending Gravity
Eric Girardi has been professionally performing object manipulation for over 15 years as a world-ranked yo-yo player, 5 ball juggler, world-class top spinner, diaboloist, contact juggler (up to 8 balls), devilstick player, poi spinner, stilt-walker, fire entertainer, and an artist of over 15 circus skills.
Grades K to 5
Tuesday, August 19
3 to 4 p.m.
Louise Parker Berry Community Room
Tickets distributed 15 minutes prior to the program. Space is limited.

 

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