Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8: Coming November 5!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck

We know you've been waiting patiently for almost two years to read the next book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. The day is finally here! On Tuesday, November 5, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck will be released. We have 20 copies that we are excited to add to the Darien Library's collection.

Place a hold on one today! 

You Asked: The Cupcake Diaries Are Here!

The Cupcake Diaries Series: Mia's Bakers Dozen
The Cupcake Diaries Series: Mia's Bakers Dozen

Ask and you shall receive: we now carry the entire Cupcake Diaries series. There are 17 books in total, and we have two of each!

The Cupcake Diaries will be on display for the next few weeks, so please come by and check them out. Find the list of available titles here: Cupcake Diaries Series

Family Jazz Concert

Image courtesy of Darryl Yokley
Image courtesy of Darryl Yokley

Sunday, February 23 at 5pm

Darien Library is proud to announce a Family Jazz Concert in honor of Black History Month. Sound Reformation can be best described as a group that "doesn't play outside the box", but one who has "never acknowledged the box." Helmed by jazz saxophonist Darryl Yokley, the group pays homage to this legacy by acknowledging the music of the past while striving to create new, unprecedented music in the present and does so by drawing from musical styles and time periods from all over the world. All Ages. 

Declutter Your Digital Self

Image courtesy of flickr user naevus
Image courtesy of flickr user naevus

Declutter Your Digital Self

Wednesday, February 26 at 12 noon

Is your desktop hard to navigate? Do you want to understand how to better manage your digital self? Come and learn about methods for de-cluttering your hard drive and backing up your files through Cloud programs like Dropbox or Google Drive. This is a program hosted by the Children's Library as part of the Digital Family Technology Series.

Register online here

 

Sensory Saturdays

Sensory Saturdays in the Children's Library
Sensory Saturdays in the Children's Library

Explore your senses in this drop-in crafting program designed for children on the Spectrum but open to all! Offered bi-weekly on Saturdays.  Ages 4+ with a parent/caregiver.

Saturdays on November 9 & 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Chilling Reads for Halloween

The scariest book Miss Elisabeth ever read.
The scariest book Miss Elisabeth ever read.

 

Looking for a story to scare you to your bones, to make you check under the bed before you sleep at night and make you believe in ghosts?

Search the catalog for the tag "superscary" to find some chilling reads, or check out the list below!

 

Stories to Chill Your Bones

Photo courtesy of flickr user atoach
Photo courtesy of flickr user atoach

Wednesday, October 23 at 5:30 p.m. at Tilley Pond Park

Join us for a host of spooky tales in honor of Halloween! This storytelling program will include 'jump' stories, songs, and folktales. 

Ages 7 and up.

This program is co-sponsored by the Darien Parks and Recreation Department.

* In the event of rain this program will be held in the Children's Library.

Star Wars Reads Day Returns

May the Force Be With You on October 5
May the Force Be With You on October 5

Saturday, October 5

The Children's Library is happy to announce the return of Star Wars Reads Day. The entire day will be a celebration of all things Star Wars with a film screening, crafts, hourly raffles, photobooth, and some surprise special guests! All ages

10 am Star Wars themed crafts

1 pm Star Wars A New Hope film screening in the Conference Room, Rated PG, 121 minutes

2 pm Star Wars Lego Club

Check out our photos from last Star Wars Reads Day .... silly librarians.

A Visit with Author/Illustrator Frank Viva

c Brooklyn Book Festival
c Brooklyn Book Festival

Thursday, October 3rd at 4:15 p.m.

Join us for a reading with Frank Viva!

In collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) Publications, help us kick off Fall Into Art with a reading from Frank Viva, author of the 2013 booktalking book A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse and the new book Young Frank, Architect, available starting September 27th!

Young Frank, Architect, is the first picture book to ever be published by MoMa Publications. Read more about the book here!

Ages 3-8.

Register for the waitlist here.

Darien Library Rhymes

The Children's Library is proud to present Darien Library Rhymes! In this short video, the Children's Librarians introduce the five Early Literacy Practices and demonstrate fun and simple ways to integrate the practices at home with your child. Get ready to READ, WRITE, SING, TALK and PLAY! 

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