Family Book Discussion: Born To Fly

One Book One Community Kids book choice
One Book One Community Kids book choice

Tuesday, May 13th at 6pm

Parents, grandparents, and siblings are invited to a family book discussion of Born to Fly by Michael Ferrari.

Dinner will be provided at this event.

Ages 9 to 12 and a family member.

Register.

 

Family Film: Planes

Planes from Disney
Planes from Disney

Sunday, May 11th at 2 p.m.

All ages

A family matinee of Disney’s Planes. A plane with a fear of heights goes on to compete in an around-the-world aerial race. Be sure to watch the trailer.  

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

May Open T|E|A Rooms

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

Wednesdays, May 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th 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.

May 7: Flying Machines

It's a bird! It's a plane! Come craft all different kinds of flying machines.

May 14: 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*

May 21: Shadow Art

Combine light, shadow, paper, pencils, marker and crayons to create rad art.

May 28: Origami

Did you know that ori means "folding" and kami (kami changes to gami due to rendaku) means "paper"? Come learn and practice the traditional Japanese art of paper folding.

Cinco de Mayo Art Program

Image courtesy of flickr user Thrashq4g
Image courtesy of flickr user Thrashq4g

Monday, May 5 at 4:15 p.m.

Ages 5 and up

Join us as we learn about Mexican culture from Miss Maria. We will also decorate our own paper sombreros to take home and wear on this festive holiday.

Register.

OBOC Programs

One Book One Community Kids book choice
One Book One Community Kids book choice

Here are the programs we will be offering in the month of May for One Book, One Community:

Flying Machines
Wednesday, May 7th at 4pm

Grades 3 to 6
It's a bird! It's a plane! Come craft all different kinds of flying machines.

Family Film: Planes

Sunday, May 11th at 2pm
All ages
A family matinee of Disney’s Planes. A plane with a fear of heights goes on to compete in an around-the-world aerial race.


Family Book Discussion
Tuesday, May 13th at 6pm

Ages 9 to 12 and a family member
Parents, grandparents, and siblings are invited to a family book discussion of Born to Fly by Michael Ferrari. Dinner will be provided at this event. Register


The Wright Stuff
Tuesday, May 27th at 4:15pm

Grades K to 6
Science takes off with this popular Children’s Museum program on flying. Learn about air pressure, the forces of flight, and follow the history of aviation from balloons to parachutes to planes to helicopters to rockets. *This event will take place in the Louise Parker Berry Community Room. Tickets will be distributed 15 minutes before the program.*

Let's Make Music!

Image via www.incredibox.com/
Image via www.incredibox.com/

We recently discovered an incredibly entertaining website through Common Sense Media - it's called Incredibox, and it enables users to create their own songs with pre-created bass lines, melodies, choruses, voices, and effects. It's similar to one of our favorite iPad Apps by Toca Boca called Toca Band, but Incredibox is aimed at older children. 

We hope you find time to make a few tunes today!

This Spring Break...Visit the MoMA for Free!

Borrow a MoMA Pass today!
Borrow a MoMA Pass today!

If you were unable to register for the Children's Library's MoMA Tour offered on Tuesday, April 15th, feel free to borrow a MoMA Pass to visit on your own. Want to reserve a pass? Here's how!

The passes circulate for one week, in periods that run from Tuesday to the following Monday. For example, the first borrowing period will be between Tuesday, September 24 and Monday, September 30. Rather than placing them on hold like a book, you will reserve them for a specific week, which should make it easier to plan your visit. Passes can be reserved in person at the Welcome Desk, or over the phone (203-669-5239). At this time, passes can only be reserved by residents, members who work in Darien, and Friends of the Library at the $300 annual level or above.

This Summer Break...Visit the MoMA for Free!

Borrow a MoMA Pass today!
Borrow a MoMA Pass today!

Looking for something fun and family-friendly to do over the summer break? Did you know that Darien Library offers free passes to visit the Museum of Modern Art in New York City? It's true!

The Darien Library has seven MoMA Passes that we lend for one-week periods. Each MoMA Pass will admit 5 people over the age of 16 for free - children under 16 are always free at MoMA. Each Pass is available through a kit which also contains tips and tricks for making the most of your visit, a MoMA guidebook, a Metro-North train schedule, driving directions, and other tidbits. 

For more information about the MoMA Passes and how to reserve them, read on.

April is National Poetry Month

Still a beloved poetry book 40 years after its publication!
Still a beloved poetry book 40 years after its publication!

 

April is National Poetry Month, and in honor of this month-long celebration of poetry, we will have a Kid's Poetry Display in the Children's Library. Below please find a selection of some of our favorite poetry books and anthologies. Be sure to come in to the Children's Library to see our Book Spine Poems on display!

One Book, One Community Programs

One Book One Community Kids book choice
One Book One Community Kids book choice

Join us for a bevy of programs celebrating our One Book One Community Initiative. This year the children's book is Born to Fly by Michael Ferrari. Pick up a copy today in the children's library.

Click through for more information about the programs we will be offering in the month of May.

Flying Machines
Wednesday, May 7th at 4pm
Grades 3 to 6

 

Family Films: Planes
Sunday, May 11th at 2pm
All ages

 

Registered: Family Book Discussion
Tuesday, May 13th at 6pm
Ages 9 to 12 and a family member

 

The Wright Stuff
Tuesday, May 27th at 4:15pm
Grades K to 6

 

 

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