Funkytown Playground

Image courtesy of Funkytown Playground
Image courtesy of Funkytown Playground

Friday, August 14th from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

Come on Down to the Funky Playground! We will jump and jam with shakers & tambourines, get onboard a magical safari or silly farm, dance with bubbles, and reach to the stars with our colorful parachute.

All Ages.

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room. Tickets to be distributed 15 minutes prior to the program; space is limited.

If our parking lot is full, see where else you can find an open parking spot!

Danny Magic

Danny Magic dazzles the audience!
Danny Magic dazzles the audience!

Tuesday, August 4 from 3 to 4 p.m.

Magic for everyone! A fast paced, hilarious encounter with mind boggling magic. 

Grades K and up.

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room. Tickets to be distributed 15 minutes prior to the program; space is limited.

If our parking lot is full, see where else you can find an open parking spot!

Hula Hoopin' Through History

Courtesy of Amanda Blake
Courtesy of Amanda Blake

Tuesday, July 21 from 3:00pm to 3:45pm

Join Amanda Blake as she teaches the history of Hula Hooping and dazzles us with her hula hoop prowess.

Ages 5 and up.

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room. Tickets to be distributed 15 minutes prior to the program; space is limited.

If our parking lot is full, see where else you can find an open parking spot!

Poetry in Motion

David Zucker of Poetry in Motion
David Zucker of Poetry in Motion

Tuesday, July 14 from 3 to 4 p.m.

Poetry in Motion is a revival of the almost lost art of performing poetry. This exhilarating tour de force brings to life the best of poetic literature. Doran Hamm will introduce a cast of characters drawn from the world’s best children’s poems. The audience participates actively on the journey. 

Ages 5 to 12.

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room. Tickets to be distributed 15 minutes prior to the program; space is limited.

If our parking lot is full, see where else you can find an open parking spot!

Theatre Sports: Improve Your Mind

Freestyle Repertory Players
Freestyle Repertory Players

Tuesday, July 7th from 3:00 to 3:45 p.m.

New York based improvisational troupe Freestyle Repertory Theatre presents a high energy program designed and presented as a competitive sport. Two teams of actors challenge each other to create scenes, songs, stories and poems, based on suggestions from the audience. It’s positive, creative, and fun for all ages, but seeing is believing. Grades K to 6.

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room. Tickets to be distributed 15 minutes prior to the program; space is limited.

 

Stories by the Sea 2015

Miss Elisabeth and Miss Liz tell some great Stories by the Sea
Miss Elisabeth and Miss Liz tell some great Stories by the Sea

Tuesdays, July 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th from 10 to 10:30 a.m.

One of our most popular summer storytimes is Stories by the Sea, a family storytime for all ages at Darien’s Weed Beach Park

This program is co-sponsored by the Darien Parks and Recreation Department.

All ages. Drop-in.

Series Order of Kid's Books

What's Next database from the Kent District Library
What's Next database from the Kent District Library

Is your child wrapped up in a series and can't get enough? Is the series one of those oddballs like the Infinity Ring with different authors for each book? Or maybe the series is like Judy Moody and the books aren't numbered but do have an order. Either way, finding out the order of many children's book series can be a tough task, especially when the books are unnumbered or by a variety of authors.

Never fear - a great web tool exists which allows individuals to search for a series by the title, author, or by a specific book within that series. It can be found here and it's called the KDL What's Next®: Books in Series database presented by the Kent District Library in Michigan. It's a great source for parents looking for the proper sequence of books in series.

Summer Storytimes

Come On, Everybody! Storytime in the Louise Parker Berry Community Room
Come On, Everybody! Storytime in the Louise Parker Berry Community Room

Keep the storytime fun going this summer in 2015 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. - Walkers up to 36 months

Baby Laptime  Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. - Pre-walking babies

Preschool Time  Fridays at 9:30 a.m. (previously on Monday at 1:30 p.m.)

Family Sing-A-Long

Image courtesy of flick user ashiula_tsai
Image courtesy of flick user ashiula_tsai

Thanks for coming to the Family Sing-A-Long! If you missed it, you can download the lyrics to the songs we sang here.

Summer Reading Kick-Off Concert

Photo courtesy of Mister G
Photo courtesy of Mister G

Friday, June 19th at 1 p.m.

Latin Grammy-nominated musician Mister G will bring his kid-friendly bilingual rock to the library for our Summer Reading Kick Off Concert. Come dance the afternoon away!

Ages 2+. Drop-in. 

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room. Tickets to be distributed 15 minutes prior to the program; space is limited.

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