Coffee Brewing Methods Class

Wednesday, July 15th at 6:30 p.m.

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There's more to it than just hitting the button on your keurig machine! Join the folks from NEAT Coffee as we taste one coffee prepared 4 or 5 different ways and discuss how each cup differs.

Coffee Home-Brewing Class

Wednesday, July 1st at 6:30 p.m.

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Join the folks from NEAT Coffee for a workshop that brings to light the most relevant factors during the preparation of coffee regardless of brewing device used.  We will taste coffee the way it should be made, alongside examples that are not made properly. 

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

Image courtesy of flickr user vintagechica
Image courtesy of flickr user vintagechica

Tuesday, June 30th from 6 to 8:30 p.m., check-in starts at 5:30 p.m.

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Want to start a business but do not know where to start? This workshop series, conducted by a team of professionals from SCORE, will give you the boost to get you on your way! Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the program.

Week 5: Funding Sources/Conversation with Entrepreneurs
Learn how the funding structure required for start-up businesses today, including a presentation from lending sources specializing in start-up and small businesses. Includes discussion and Q&A with SCORE mentored, start-up business entrepreneurs

Short Stories for Summer Days

Carroll Stenson
Carroll Stenson

Tuesday, June 30th at 3 p.m.

Our popular discussion series continues with a line-up of stories especially selected to offer insight into the human condition and provoke thoughtful conversation. Please join us and share with other short story enthusiasts.

Stories are available for pickup the week before each meeting.

No meetings on July 21st or July 28th.

Courtyard Games

Cornhole!
Cornhole!

Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Celebrate summer at Darien Library every Friday with Courtyard Games! Soak up some sun and challenge your friends in cornhole and ladder ball. Who will become Darien's Courtyard Game Champion? Only time will tell!

Become Invisible Online

This could be you.
This could be you.

Tuesday, July 21st from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Internet is a wonderful tool and social experience for most users. However, what do you do if things go wrong? Maybe you start receiving persistent emails and phone calls? Or worse yet, someone steals your identity or attempts to ruin your reputation online. Fortunately, there are ways you can fight back.

In this two hour class, you will learn:
• How to protect your identity
• Remove yourself from people finding search engines
• How to handle being attacked online
• What laws are in place to protect you
• The history of online identities and their evolution thanks to social media

Connecticut Beer: A History

Tuesday, August 4th at 7 p.m.

Local beer historian Will Siss will lead a discussion of the history of beer in Connecticut and provide profiles for nearly all existing breweries. His talk will include samples of beer from Half Full Brewery.

About the presenter

Will Siss has written the column “Beer Snob” for the Waterbury (Conn.) Republican-American since 2005. He has worked as a reporter for Republican-American and Manchester (Conn.) Journal-Inquirer. He earned a Master’s degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism and a Bachelor’s degree in English from Gettysburg College. He blogs at www.beersnobwrites.com, leads beer tastings and teaches middle school language arts.

Darien All-Schools Art Show

By Caroline Wildish
By Caroline Wildish

Tuesday, March 3rd to Thursday, April 7th

Come view Darien Public Schools students’ artwork from Grades K-12 at the Library. The gallery is located on the Library's Lower Level.

The Art Department ’s progressive curriculum enables the students to build art media skills as well as  educating them to use curiosity and intuitive thinking to express themselves in unique artistic images. Through studio based lessons the students learn, from art historical exploration, the role of the visual arts in reflecting human values. and aesthetics.

The dedicated art faculty help the children to understand  and use the Elements of Art and the Principals of Design as the students learn new ways to see, think and express themselves.

Meet Us On Main Street

Caroline and Sally show us what they're reading!
Caroline and Sally show us what they're reading!

Wednesdays at 11 a.m.

Let the experts share what's new and hot in the world of books, movies, audiobooks, articles, and everything in between! Join us for this weekly informal chat to share what you’re reading and get suggestions on what to check out next. 

Art On View: Camilla Cook's EXPLORATIONS

Cook's display will showcase a variety of media types.
Cook's display will showcase a variety of media types.

Tuesday, December 9th to Tuesday, January 20th
Located on the Library's Lower Level

“EXPLORATIONS” is the newest exhibition at Darien Library. Camilla Cook, an independent curator specializing in Connecticut and New York venues, showcasing emerging and established artists, curates this exhibit. A vibrant community of people, The Wilson Avenue Loft Artists continues to evolve, as seen in the latest work of thirteen of its fifteen artists, hailing from Connecticut and New York. ‘EXPLORATIONS’ includes diverse interpretations, as it showcases what is currently being explored in each artist’s studio. Featured are conceptual paintings, plein air paintings, drawings, printmaking, sculptural found objects, mixed media and photography.

WALA Gallery and Studios are located at 225 Wilson Avenue, South Norwalk, Connecticut. Parking is off of Ely Avenue and our second floor studios are accessed via the outdoor staircase. If using GPS, enter 372 Ely Avenue, Norwalk, CT as your destination for most direct route. Our artist studios and gallery are open by appointment. Please go to www.wilsonavenueloftartists.com for further information!

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