Noon Year's Eve Photos on Flickr!

Celebrating Noon Year's Eve!
Celebrating Noon Year's Eve!

Did you join us for Noon Year's Eve? We posted the photos from our photo booth on Flickr if you'd like to see how the festivities went!

Family Tech Series 2016

Grow with us!
Grow with us!

Darien Library Presents: Family Tech Series

January, February, and March 2016

From gaming to cloud computing, technology has shaped the ways that we connect and communicate. Join us for stimulating discussions, hands-on classes, and more.

Interested participants can sign up to receive a weekly email during the duration of the Tech Series to further their knowledge and learn more about technology.  Emails will be sent on Mondays, beginning January 18 and concluding on March 14. There will be no email the week of February 15. 

Sign up for emails at

To view our full calendar of events, please see:

Tech Programs for Adults and Families

Tech Programs for Kids

*Registration opens Monday, January 11th

Family Tech Series: Programs for Adults, Parents, and Families

Registration opens Monday, January 11th

See our Programs for Kids

Sign up to receive weekly emails for the duration of the Tech Series


Book Group Savvy Workshop: The Digital Library
Tuesday, January 26th from
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
A  hands-on workshop designed to help you download to your device (Kindle, iPad, smart phone, Android), navigate the Library ebook collection, maneuver Zinio (online magazine collection) and investigate new book group websites!
Register Online (For Adults)


App Evaluation for Parents
Thursday, January 28th at 4:15 p.m.
With the millions of apps out there it can be difficult to choose good apps for your kids. Join us as we discuss evaluation techniques.
Open to Adults: No registration necessary                 
*Concurrent to our kid’s art program Bookworms for 4- 7  year olds.


Ten Minute Recess
Monday, February 8th at 1 p.m.
Friday, February 12th at 1 p.m.
Join us and take a peek into the world of YouTube workouts as we take on a ten-minute fitness challenge.
Open to Adults: No registration necessary


Gabbin’ With Grandkids
Wednesday, February 10th at 3 p.m.
Long-distance grandparents can stay in touch with new technology like Skype and Apple’s FaceTime. We will show you how to utilize these technologies to read your grandkids a cherished book or just gab about what’s good.
Register Online (For Adults)


One-Day Robot Camp
Saturday, February 13th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A fun-filled day for anyone looking to try their hands at robotics. At the conclusion of this event, participants will leave with a working autonomous robot that they built and programmed that day. Learn soldering, DC motor theory, and Arduino programming. No coding experience necessary.
WAITLIST: Register Online (For Adults)


Tech Topics for Parents
Finding it difficult to navigate new digital terrain? Parents are invited to attend book discussions on topics such as screentime and networked teens. Breakfast will be served.

Thursday, February 11th from 10 to 11 a.m.
Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age from Picture Books to eBooks and Everything in Between by Jason Boog

Open to Adults: No registration necessary

Thursday, March 10th from 10 to 11 a.m.
It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens By Danah Boyd
Open to Adults: No registration necessary


Family Digital Scavenger Hunt
Friday, February 19th at 6 p.m.
Do you know the Darien Library? Families will compete in this touchscreen event that will have them racing through the stacks. 
Register Online (Family Program)


Learn a Language
Tuesday, March 1st at 6:30 p.m.
Interested in learning Farsi? Want to practice using your French? Brush up on a foreign language or experiment with a brand new one using digital resources available with nothing but a Library card.
WAITLIST: Register Online (For Adults)


Coding for Adults: Newbies Only!
Wednesday, March 16th from
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.      
Calling all moms, dads, entrepreneurs, college students, or anyone interested in coding! We will explore HTML terminology, and how to create tags, headings, images, and links. No experience necessary.
This event is full. Register for the waitlist.

Family Tech Series: Programs for Kids

Registration opens Monday, January 11th

See our Programs for Adults and Families

Sign up to receive weekly emails for the duration of the Tech Series


Python for Teens
Sundays, January 31st, February 7th, February 14th, and February 28th from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Ages 10-14. Learn the programming language Python. Registration is for all four weeks of the class. This class is full, please register for the waitlist.


For the Makers
Wednesday, January 27th at 3:30 p.m. Salt Water Powered Cars.
Wednesday, February 10th at 3:30 p.m. Drawdio Musical Pictures. Registered. If full, please register for the waitlist.
Ages 12-18. Join us in the Teen Lounge for a special Maker program.


MakerBot 101
Monday, February 29th from 4 to 5 p.m. (Grades 3-4) RegisteredIf full, please register for the waitlist.
Thursday, March 3rd from 4 to 5 p.m. (Grades 5-6) RegisteredIf full, please register for the waitlist.
Find out about the T|E|A Room’s MakerBot Replicator and the evolution of the 3D printing industry.


Make an eBook
Tuesday, March 8th from 4 to 5 p.m. 
Grades 3-6. Using iPads and the Book Creator app, we will learn how to make an eBook—with the goal of producing a short one! This class is full, please register for the waitlist.


Coding Unplugged
Wednesday, March 16th from 4 to 4:45 p.m.
Grades K-2. This session will gives youngsters  an introduction to coding concepts like sequencing, logic, and math using a simple group robot game. This class is full, please register for the waitlist.


Tinkercad 101
Monday, March 21st from 4 to 5 p.m. (Grades 4-6) This class is full, please register for the waitlist.
Thursday, March 24th from 4 to 5 p.m. (Grades 6-8) This class is full, please register for the waitlist.
Learn the ins and outs of the 3D rendering program Tinkercad. Participants will have the opportunity to design an object to be 3D printed, which can be picked up at a later date. 


Tech Salad: Intro to Coding
Saturday, March 26th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Grades 4-7. Learn the basics of two computer coding languages — Scratch and Java — in a two-hour weekend intensive class. This class is full, please register for the waitlist


Open Tech Series Programs


T|E|A Room Tuesdays
Tuesdays in January and February from 4 to 5 p.m.
Grades 3-6. Come make a project or explore a special STEAM topic in the T|E|A Room. 
January 5th - STEAM Mystery Bag
January 12th - Blacklight Art
January 19th - Art Straw architecture
January 26th - Kaleidoscope
February 2nd - Little Bits
February 9th - Popup Cards
February 16th - Board Game Making
February 23rd - Hovercraft


Monday Minecraft Mania
Monday, February 15th from 2 to 4 p.m.
Grades 2-6. Join us as we present challenges to build and collaborate within the Minecraft program. Crafts and other projects will also be available to complete.

MLK Day of Service Project

Photo by dinnerseries | CC BY 2.0
Photo by dinnerseries | CC BY 2.0

Monday, January 18th at 4 p.m.

Come decorate placemats that we will donate to a local charity to brighten someone's day.

Open - no registration necessary. All Ages

Bookworms is Back!

Join us!
Join us!

Thursdays at 4:15 p.m.

Join us for a weekly crafty storytime.  Read a book, have a discussion, and get crafty!  Drop in to find out what's happening each week!

Ages 4 to 7. Open.

January and February Open T|E|A Rooms

Join us for an array of STEAM programs!
Join us for an array of STEAM programs!

T|E|A Room Tuesdays are held in January and February on Tuesday afternoons from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., and are open to children in Grades 3 to 6.

January 5 - STEAM Mystery Bag

January 12 - Blacklight art

January 19 - Artstraw architecture

January 26 - Kaleidoscope Making

February 2 - Little Bits

February 9 - Popup Cards

February 16 - Board Game Making

February 23 - Hovercraft

Registration for Spring 2016 Storytimes

Register for Spring 2016 Storytimes in February
Register for Spring 2016 Storytimes in February

Registration for the Spring 2016 storytime lottery opens Monday, February 29th, 2016 and runs through Monday, March 14th, 2016. Registration is a lottery, and notification will be Saturday, March 19th, 2016. Storytimes will begin the week of Monday, March 21, 2016, concluding the week of Friday, April 29th, 2016.

Register for the Storytime Lottery from Monday, February 29th to Monday, March  14th

Spring 2016 (Six weeks)
Register: Monday, February 29 - Monday, March 14
Session: Monday, March 21 - Friday, April 29

We will also have some great open programs on the schedule as well, like Baby Laptime, Toddler Tales, and Bookworms!

Check out our storytime page for more information.


Snow Day Matinee: Mulan

 Mulan February 5th at 2pm
Mulan February 5th at 2pm

Friday, February 5th at 2 p.m.


Mulan: Fearful that her ailing father will be drafted into the Chinese military, Mulan takes his spot -- though, as a girl living under a patriarchal regime, she is technically unqualified to serve. She cleverly impersonates a man and goes off to train with fellow recruits. Accompanied by her dragon, Mushu, she uses her smarts to help ward off a Hun invasion, falling in love with a dashing captain along the way. Watch the trailer. Rated G, running time 88 minutes.

Special Holiday Break Screening: The Incredibles

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Tuesday, December 29th at 2pm

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's children's librarians dressed as their favorite superheroes!

Come dressed as your favorite superhero and watch The Incredibles . There will also be a photobooth so turn off your powers of invisibility and get ready to say cheese.

"A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world."

Watch the trailer here.

Rated PG. Running Time 115 minutes.

Grades K and up.

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