Librarians to Visit...YOUR Schools!

The Children's Department is excited to visit your school!
The Children's Department is excited to visit your school!

It's that time of year again! 

The Children's Librarians are gearing up to visit YOUR schools during the month of May and early June. We will be visiting each and every student that attends elementary and middle school in Darien. During our visits, we will share exclusive details about our Summer Reading program and reveal top-secret booklists that we have been working on for months! The dates of each of our visits are below.

May 6th & 7th: Hindley 

May 12th: Pear Tree Point

May 19th: Ox Ridge

May 26th & 27th: Tokeneke

May 28th & June 4th: Holmes

June 2nd & 3rd: Royle

June 5th: MMS

See our booklists for each grade below!

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Booktalking List

2nd and 3rd Grade Booktalking List

4th and 5th Grade Booktalking List

MMS Booktalking List

eBooks and eAudiobooks K-5

Summer Reading Booktalking Lists 2015

We loved visiting you!
We loved visiting you!

Check out the fantastic titles on this year's booktalking lists! We shared them with you when we visited your school.

If you don't see the book you're looking for, just ask a friendly librarian we can help you find it or put a hold on it for you.

Click on the grade of the class to choose the next great book you're going to read.

 

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Booktalking List

2nd and 3rd Grade Booktalking List

4th and 5th Grade Booktalking List

MMS Booktalking List

eBooks and eAudiobooks K-5

Young Yogis

photo courtesy of Flickr user papermoons
photo courtesy of Flickr user papermoons

Fridays, May 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

10 to 10:30 a.m.

Relax, Refresh, Regroup. Your little yoginis will be introduced to Yoga movement and a story. Namaste. 

3-year-olds to 5-year-olds.

Registration for this class is now full. Please sign up for the waitlist.

Picture Book Workshop

Photo courtesy of flickr user andrea joseph.
Photo courtesy of flickr user andrea joseph.

May 4th, 6th, and 8th (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) from 4 to 5 p.m.

Have you always wanted to design your own picture book? Here's your chance!  We will be hosting a three day picture book workshop. Participants will learn how to develop a concept, storyboard and then finally create their own picture books.

Registration is for all three days.

Grades 3-6

Register for the Waitlist.

 

 

 

Family Programs: Intro to Soldering and beyond

photo courtesy of flickr user Nick Normal
photo courtesy of flickr user Nick Normal

Intro to Soldering

Saturday, May 16th at 1:00 p.m.

In this family program, participants will learn how to solder and earn a blinking robot badge.

Grades 5 and 6 with an adult. 

This class is now full. Please register for the waitlist.

 

Robot Soldering

Saturday, May 23rd at 1:00 p.m.

In this class we will solder a Mousebot.

*The pre-requisite for this class is Intro to Soldering or previous soldering experience.

Grades 5 and 6 with an adult.

This class is now full. Please register for the waitlist.

Open TEA Rooms this May

Make Paper Rockets, Shadow Puppets, and Paper Monsters with us!
Make Paper Rockets, Shadow Puppets, and Paper Monsters with us!

Tuesdays, May 12, 19, and 26 from 4 to 5 p.m.

Join us for Open TEA Rooms in May starting May 12th. Open TEA Rooms are drop-in classes for exploration, creation, and discovery. Grades 3-6. 

May 12: Paper Rockets

May 19: Shadow Puppets

May 26: Paper Monsters

Green Moon Art Spot in May

Photo courtesy of flickr user clappstar.
Photo courtesy of flickr user clappstar.

Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26th from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.

Join us in the children's library for fun with Green Moon. Children can use their imaginations and creative skills with various Green Moon art projects every Tuesday in May!

Ages 2 to 3.  (note: registration is for all four class dates).

Registration is now full. Please sign up for the waitlist.

Children's Book Week

Photo courtesy of bookweekonline.com
Photo courtesy of bookweekonline.com

Join the Children's Library as we celebrate Children's Book Week!  May 4-9

"Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes -- wherever young readers and books connect!"

 Kids who come to the Children's Desk and say "Happy Children's Book Week," will receive a tote bag and a poster!

*while supplies last.

 

Special Author Visit: Mike Curato

The author Mike Curato and his debut award-winning picture book Little Elliot, Big City
The author Mike Curato and his debut award-winning picture book Little Elliot, Big City

Saturday, May 9th at 11am

Come meet award-winning children’s book author/illustrator Mike Curato as he reads and draws from Little Elliot, Big City. Mr. Curato is the winner of the 2014 Founder’s Award from the Society of Illustrators.

Little Elliot, a charming new picture book character, lives among the hustle and bustle of the big city. Despite big crowds and bigger buildings, Little Elliot leads a quiet life. Though he faces challenges, Elliot finds many wonderful things to enjoy — like cupcakes! And when his problems seem insurmountable, Elliot discovers something even sweeter — a friend.

Children in Kindergarten and up are invited to join Mr. Curato as he shares his talents with us. Drop-in, no registration necessary, though space is limited. The first thirty attendees will receive complimentary posters and tote bags in celebration of Children’s Book Week. 

 

In Concert: Vered and the Babes

photo courtesy of Vered
photo courtesy of Vered

Wednesday, May 13th at 11am

Her voice is lush, her songs funny and poignant, and her upbeat melodies and playful harmonies are reminiscent of a doo-wop band. Her album, Good Morning My Love, was a Gold Award Winner from both the Parents' Choice Foundation and from National Parenting Publications and was named by Laurie Berkner a 2012 favorite (USA Today).

Parents often say that Vered’s music is like a soundtrack to life with their little ones, adding melody and bounce to the ups and downs, joyful interactions, and daily routines. Her band, Vered and the Babes, bring a variety of instruments including pots and pans, french-horn and trumpet, and always have the kids and parents jumping and singing along.

All Ages. Drop-in.

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room. 

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