Storytime Saturday

Storytime in the Library
Storytime in the Library

Saturday, October 3rd at 11 a.m.

A weekend storytime for families. Walkers up to 36 months with a parent/caregiver are welcome to attend this Saturday morning storytime, which will include some of our favorite books, rhymes, and fingerplays.

Author Visit: Cece Bell

Cece Bell and her Newbery Honor winning Graphic Novel El Deafo
Cece Bell and her Newbery Honor winning Graphic Novel El Deafo

Monday, October 5th from 5 to 6 p.m.

Ages 8 and up

Join us to meet Newbery Honor winner Cece Bell as she talks about her New York Times bestselling graphic novel memoir EL DEAFO.  Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful—and very awkward—hearing aid.

This is a unique chance to connect with a major publishing talent and an opportunity for everyone to think closely about their own growing up experience.

Check out one of Cece Bell's books before the big day!

Open - no registration necessary. Tickets will be distributed 15 minutes before the program. In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

HTML Coding for kids: Waitlist Available

We will explore coding using HTML.

Tuesdays, October 6th,13th, 20th and 27th at 4:30pm-5:30pm.

Ages 9-12.

This class is full, but you may sign up for the waitlist here.

 

New Preschool Books Fall 2015

Fall into Art 2015 is here!

Fall into Art is our bi-annual autumn arts series in which we invite artists, museums, and each other to celebrate art. This year we will host an event with MoMA, and are proud to welcome visits by Cece Bell, author/illustrator of the Newbery Medal Honor winning book El Deafo, famed graphic novelist Kazu Kibuishi, and a host of other notable authors and musicians. 

Click here to see our open programs - no registration necessary!

Our registered programs are currently full, but if you would like to put your name on a waitlist, click here.

New Children's Books September 2015!

On the hunt for something new and exciting?

Looking for a great new author or the next book in your favorite series?

Below you'll find a list of brand new children's books available here at Darien Library, published in the eighth month of 2015.

For a complete list of children's books published this month, visit Publisher's Weekly on-sale calendar!

Author Visit: Sarah Albee, Fashion Through the Ages

Sarah Albee and her hit book Fashion Through the Ages.
Sarah Albee and her hit book Fashion Through the Ages.

Monday, October 12 from 3 to 4 pm

Ages 8 and up

Using plenty of props and famous works of art as examples, the author of Summer Reading pick Why’d They Wear That?! will share the lighter side of fashion and history as she explains why people wore some of those crazy clothes. You'll get the inside scoop on what people wore (or didn't wear) for underwear, deadly dyes, kids in corsets, how knights used the bathroom, and more--and you'll never be bored at a museum again!

Check out one of Sarah Albee's books before the big day!

Open - no registration necessary. Tickets will be distributed 15 minutes before the program. In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

Fall Into Art 2015 - Registered Classes

Fall into Art is our bi-annual autumn arts series in which we invite artists, museums, and each other to celebrate art. Get inspired!

Registration begins September 14. Registration will be first come, first serve.

Tweens MAKE Art*
The Teen Librarian and the Children’s Library will join forces to bring you Tweens MAKE Art. This series of three classes include, Singing Drawings, Movie Making and Art Robots. Ages 10 to 14.

Mini Movies
We will craft our own stage, story-line, and scenery to our very own film.
Tuesday, October 6th 4 to 6pm>
Registered*
*If the form is not accepting submissions, please add your name to the waitlist.

Spin Art Bots
Find out what happens when you give a robot art supplies.
October 7th from 4 to 5pm
Registered*
*If the form is not accepting submissions, please add your name to the waitlist.

Drawdio
Did you ever wish your drawings would come to life? We will use a Drawdio kit that utilizes conductive properties and a music synthesizer to make your drawings sing.
Thursday, October 8th 4pm-5pm
Registered*
*If the form is not accepting submissions, please add your name to the waitlist.

Picasso Sculptures with MoMA
Join the Museum of Modern Art for this workshop. Picasso devoted himself to sculpture wholeheartedly, using both traditional and unconventional materials and techniques. He approached the medium with the freedom, ready to break all the rules. During this workshop, participants will explore Pablo Picasso's art making methods and materials, then assemble their own sculpture using a similar approach and materials.
Grades K to 3
Tuesday, October 20 from 4:15 to 5:45 pm
Registered*
*If the form is not accepting submissions, please add your name to the waitlist.

Sew Basic!
Calling all crafty tweens! Do you want to learn to sew without using a sewing machine? Come learn some simple hand sewing techniques & do an upcycle craft that you’ll be able to do again and again. All you’ll need to continue your sewing at home is a needle & thread. You can find a lot of useful materials around your home or using clothes you’ve outgrown. You’ll soon see how simple sewing can be.
Ages 8-12
Tuesday, November 3 from 3 to 4 pm
Registered*
*If the form is not accepting submissions, please add your name to the waitlist

Fairy Tale Art*
Join the Darien Arts Center for this three-session series exploring one of the most image-rich genres: fairy tales! Register for all three sessions.
Ages 3 to 5
Wednesdays, November 4, 11, AND 18 from 1 to 1:45
Registered
*If the form is not accepting submissions, please add your name to the waitlist

Teatowel Printmaking*
Join us to explore print making with special art printing plates. Each child will design their own printing patterns, complete with special paint for use on fabric.
Grades 2-4
Tuesday, November 10 from 4 to 5 pm
Registered
*If the form is not accepting submissions, please add your name to the waitlist

Gift making: Pillow Talk
Create a fun, decorative pillow in only thirty minutes, without sewing! Makes a perfect gift.
Ages 6-9.
Monday, November 23 at 4 pm
Registered*
*If the form is not accepting submissions, please add your name to the waitlist

App Art
Young artists will “go digital” by experimenting with photography, drawing and animation apps.  Registration is for all 3 sessions.
Grades 5 to 6
Tuesdays, December 1, 8, AND 15 from 4 to 5 pm.
Registered*
*If the form is not accepting submissions, please add your name to the waitlist

Holiday Nature Crafts*
Decorate pine cones, evergreen boughs and wrapping paper, and make beautiful lavender sachets to keep or give as gifts.
Ages 4-7
Monday, Dec 14 at 4 pm
Registered*
*If the form is not accepting submissions, please add your name to the waitlist

LEGO Club: Every Saturday

LEGO Mania.
LEGO Mania.

Saturdays in January, February, and March from 2 to 4 p.m.

Stop by the Children’s Library for free play and collaborative Lego building. We set out our lego sets, you just come by and play. Ages 5 and up. Open.

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