On the third Sunday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., come to Darien Library to have your blood pressure read! This service is provided by Post 53. They will send two members to the Library. You can find Post 53 on the main level (Main Street) when you come in the door.
Marlene S. Gaylinn shares her reviews on local theatre in Connecticut and New York in the February 2013 edition of her newsletter, On CT & NY Theatre. First up is Ancestral Voices which is being performed at the Music Theatre of CT in Westport through February 17th. This is an intimate play which has five players performing multiple parts. There is lots of dialogue and little action at times. At the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Stones in His Pockets is on stage until February 16th. In this play, an American film company goes to a small Irish town to film and the chaos that ensues. Finally, Peter Pan is playing at the Palace Theatre in Waterbury. To learn more about these shows and Gaylinn's reviews, please view her newsletter.
The Connecticut State Health Department has issued a reminder of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. The approaching snowfall tomorrow may cause a loss of power. If you are using a genator or outdoor grill, please keep them outside of your home. Carbon monoxide is odorless so you will be unable to detect it by smell. Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal.
You should also keep the inlets and outlets of your furnace free of snow. Before you drive your care, please check the exhaust pipe for any snow build up since this could backup carbon monoxide inside the car.
For more information, please see the flyer.
New Date: Saturday, February 23rd at 11:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m.
Come to a free non-partisan discussion about gun control in Connecticut. The Forum will present current state of gun control in Connecticut and what we actions we are taking in Darien to keep our residents and students safe. Speakers include:
State of Connecticut
Connecticut Against Gun Violence
Dr. Stephen Falcone
Superintendent, Darien School
Chief of Police
Darien Police Department
All are welcome and invited to attend this event. This event is sponsored by the Darien Democratic Town Committee. It is the first event in the POLICYmatters: Conversations that strengthen our community series.
Free blood pressure screening is available here at the Library on the first Tuesday of every month from 12 noon -to 1:30 p.m.
The next blood pressure screening at the Library will be on Tuesday, January 8th. in the Community Room.
Courtesy of the Nursing and Home Care Association and the Darien Health Department, screenings are open to the public.
We wish you a wonderful, happy, and healthy holiday season!
Saturday, December 15th
Come honor our veterans as we lay wreaths at the CT Veterans Spring Grove Cemetery. The Cemetery is next to the Library and the Darien Police Station. This worldwide ceremony is held at Arlington National Cemetery, 750 locations in the United States, and at military bases around the world. This year we will be laying over 950 wreaths.
Wreaths are sponsored through local contributions. Groups that will be attending the ceremony include the Darien High School's Save Our Soldiers (SOS), the DAR, the CAR, the Masons, the Fire Departments, and the Darien VFW who host the ceremony. Please join us!
Visit Wreaths Across America to learn more about this twenty year old tradition.