Hip Hop Dimensions

Hip Hop Dimensions will be visiting the Darien Library
Hip Hop Dimensions will be visiting the Darien Library

Thursday, July 10th at 3 p.m.

This diverse collection of dancers with raw talent in Hip Hop and Break Dancing will electrify the audience while inspiring youth to think of dancing as a positive outlet for artistic expression. Ages 5 to 12. 

*Tickets will be distributed 15 minutes before the program.

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

Stories by the Sea

Join us at the beach for storytime!
Join us at the beach for storytime!

Stories by the Sea

Tuesday, July 29th at 10 a.m.

One of our most popular summer storytimes has returned! Join us for a family storytime at Darien's Weed Beach. This program is co-sponsored by Darien Parks and Recreation. All Ages.

Scott Jameson: Theatrical Magic and Juggling

Scott Jameson
Scott Jameson

Thursday, July 17th at 3 p.m.

Scott's family friendly brand of magic will delight children and their parents. It features juggling, mime, and a performance on an ancient Aboriginal instrument. Grades K-6.

*Tickets will be distributed 15 minutes before the program.

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

Jr. Book Club: Odd, Weird, and Little

Odd, Weird, and Little by Patrick Jennings
Odd, Weird, and Little by Patrick Jennings

Wednesday, July 9th at 4 p.m.

Drop in and discuss Odd, Weird, and Little by Patrick Jennings.

An activity, game, or craft inspired by the book will follow.

Grades 2 to 3

Weatherwise Science Program

Photo courtesy of flickr user WarrenTyrer.
Photo courtesy of flickr user WarrenTyrer.

Monday, July 14th at 3pm

Grades 2-3

Become meteorologists and measure weather using authentic scientific tools. Create a weather instrument and investigate different elements of weather, including temperature, pressure and water.

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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!

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