Family Digital Scavenger Hunt

Image courtesy of flickr user dh23photo
Image courtesy of flickr user dh23photo

Friday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Families will compete in this touchscreen event that will have them racing through the stacks. Teams are welcome to bring their own devices. The winning team will receive an exciting prize destined to bring the family together in learning and fun! 

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Spring Multicultural Series

Celebrate with us!
Celebrate with us!

Explore a different culture

Explore the world

The world is made up of many different cultures and here at Darien Library we like to celebrate and learn from them all. Learn something new about a different culture, widen your world view, and have fun!

April Programs

May Programs

Online Security Presentation Slides

For interested parents, we posted the slides from our popular Online Security For Parents Seminar led by Ms. Amanda. 

 

T|E|A Room Class Openings

The T|E|A Room in the Children's Library
The T|E|A Room in the Children's Library

We still have room in some of our February and March T|E|A Room Programs. Be sure to check availability and register!

Sleep Solutions Workshop

Photo courtesy of flickr user Selbe B.
Photo courtesy of flickr user Selbe B.

Tuesday, May 13th at 10 a.m

Do you and your children suffer from sleepless, restless nights? Do you need sleep solutions?

Please join us as we welcome Ingrid Y. Prueher, certified sleep specialist as she leads a workshop with sleep solutions for your child, ages infant to 5 years old. Ingrid specializes in teaching sleepless moms and dads the fundamentals of sleep, so their children can become amazing sleepers. A seasoned parenting consultant, Ingrid combines her experience and knowledge of nutrition and sleep to help English and Spanish-speaking parents across the country who struggle to get their child on a consistent sleep schedule. 

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21 Things Week 5: Blogs and Microblogs

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Image courtesy of flickr user beckie0

This week we learned all about blogs and microblogs. 

By participating in at least one of the three Things below, you will be entered into this week's raffle, which is a copy of the book National Geographic's Science of Everything. Perhaps it will inspire you to start your own blog or microblog!

Thing: Attend the Tumblr class

Thing: Participate in our Tweet Up on Thursday, February 6 at 10am, either from the library with the Librarians or from the comfort of your own home. We will use the hashtag #DLtweetup.

Thing: Visit at least 2 of the blogs discussed in the Tumblr workshop OR comment on this post with your favorite or another blog that you read frequently.
 

Minecraft Fridays

Image courtesy of flickr user Kjarrett
Image courtesy of flickr user Kjarrett

Fridays, May 2nd, 16th and 30th, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Did you know Darien Library is the host of the Fairfield County Minecraft server? Join us as we present opportunities to build and collaborate in Minecraft. 

Grades 3-6. Drop-in.

Parents can find further information about Minecraft and Minecraft Fridays here

Visit the Fairfield County Minecraft Website for even more information.

New Children's Books: January 2014

The second book in the Spirit Animals Trilogy, written by some of your favorite authors!
The second book in the Spirit Animals Trilogy, written by some of your favorite authors!

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 first month of 2014.

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

 

Understanding Your Tween's Online World

Image courtesy of flickr user Kevin Jarrett
Image courtesy of flickr user Kevin Jarrett

Tuesday, January 21st at 9:30 a.m.

Tweens are living in a social media world, using Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Vine, and Minecraft. As a parent do you feel that you are losing control over your child’s world? Do you know all the functions and risks of these apps and games? Explore the latest social apps and games with Nancy Sheed, a social media strategist and online manager and trainer, and Darien Library’s own John Blyberg, Assistant Director for Innovation and User Experience. Co-sponsored by YWCA Parent Awareness.

Register now for T|E|A Room Programs

What will you learn?
What will you learn?

T|E|A Room classes are held Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., and are open to children in Grades 3 to 6.

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