Mini Golf in the Library!

Mini Golf in the Library!

Saturday, November 15th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$5 per player, each player will also receive a free hot dog!

Miniature golf is coming to the Library! We are happy to announce the first Darien Library Mini Golf Event. Players of all ages will putt their way through the Library. The Library will become an 18-hole miniature golf course with the course set up throughout the building.

Schedule of Events

9am-5pm: Mini Golf

9:30am-12:30pm: Face Painting on Main Street

2-3pm: Crafts in the Children's Library Storytime Room

This is a fundraiser for the Library to purchase books, DVDs, technology, information sources, and provide programs. 

Thank you to our sponsors!

Premier Hole Sponsors



Ring's End
Darien Sports Shop
















Hole Sponsors
GWay Printing & Graphics
Carta, McAlister, & Moore, LLC
The Cholnoky Family
Maryann Lehmann, DDS
Nedder & Associates, LLC
Merrill Lynch
Lucky Lawn
First County Bank
Halstead Property
TD Bank
Connecticut Green























Tee & Green Sponsors
Jumbo
Darien Toy Box
UCBC
Mama Carmela's Italian Deli
Ivey, Barnum, & O'Mara
Get It Done Consulting

Passport Days

Image courtesy flickr user clappstar
Image courtesy flickr user clappstar

Saturday, January 17th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, February 21st from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Get your passport at Darien Library! We will process and accept new and renewal applications. We will provide all the paperwork and take photos. Please bring fifteen dollars in cash or check for photos.  If you prefer, you can bring your own photographs. Specifications for passport photos can be found here.

What to Bring: Birth Certificate, Naturalization Certificate, one color 2’’ by 2’’ photo, a valid photo identification (such as a driver’s license) with a front and back photocopy of the ID, and personal check/money order or debit/credit card for payment of the passport fee.

Minors under age 16 cannot apply for a passport by themselves.  Both parents/guardians must appear in person and provide consent, authorizing passport issuance to the minor.  If one parent/guardian is unable to appear in person, then the application must be accompanied by a signed, notarized Form DS-3053: Statement of Consent from the non-applying parent/guardian.  More information on passports for minors can be found here.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

Résumé and Job Application Drop-In

Image courtesy Flickr user Flazingo Photos
Image courtesy Flickr user Flazingo Photos

Monday, December 29th from 2 to 3 p.m.
Technology Conference Center

Bring your résumé in for help from our Reference Librarians on:

• Editing your résumé
• Proofread your cover letters
• Troubleshoot technology issues with online job applications
• Assist in setting up an email account
• Help with other job application and résumé related advice.

Friday Night Feature - 'Love Actually'

Love Actually
Love Actually

Friday, December 26th at 6:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.Love Actually (2003) Starring Hugh Grant, Bill Nighy, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, and Colin Firth; Rated R; 130 minutes. Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

All of London is in love -- or longing to be -- in this "the ultimate romantic comedy." Love Actually involves more than a dozen main characters, each weaving his or her way into another's heart over the course of one particularly eventful Christmas. The seemingly perfect wedding of Juliet and Peter brings many of the principals together. There's also recent widower Daniel, trying to help his lonely stepson Sam express his true feelings to a classmate. Across town, devoted working mother Karen tries to rekindle the passion of her husband, Harry, who secretly pines for a young colleague of his. Providing the unofficial soundtrack for all of the couples is an aging rocker who just wants to cash in and get laid -- but even he might find a meaningful relationship in the most unlikely of places.

For more information, please watch the film's trailer.  Check out what else we're screening in December.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

Friday Night Features in December

Love Actually
Love Actually

Friday, December 5th - Please excuse us as we celebrate our Staff Holiday Party this evening.  We’ll see you next week!

Friday, December 12th at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - Begin Again (2013) Starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, and Adam Levine; Rated R; 104 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

An ambitious young female singer moves to New York City in search of stardom, but finds only disappointment until falling for a struggling record-industry executive who helps her down the road to fame. Songwriting duo Gretta and Dave  had been dating since college when they decided to seek their fortune in NYC. Gretta catches the attention of Dan, a once-respected music executive who's since fallen on hard times. Enchanted by Gretta's powerful voice and skillful songwriting, Dan convinces her to join him in a collaboration that will transform them both over the course of one unforgettable summer.

For more information, please watch the film's trailer.

Friday, December 19th at 6:30 and 8:45 p.m.The Hundred Foot Journey (2014) Starring Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri, and Charlotte Le Bon; Rated PG; 122 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

An Indian teen in France goes to work for his father's culinary adversary in this drama based on the bestselling novel by Richard C. Morais. When Hassan's Kadam’s family is forced to move from their native India, his Papa relocates to a peaceful hamlet in Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Determined to give his new neighbors a little taste of home, Papa decides to open an Indian restaurant in the village, and names it Maison Mumbai. Meanwhile, across the street at the traditional French restaurant Le Saule Pleureu, uptight proprietor Madame Mallory doesn't exactly welcome the competition. Subsequently impressed by Hassan's undeniable culinary talents, Mme. Mallory agrees to become Hassan's mentor, in the process providing the perfect creative environment where his unique fusion cuisine can thrive.

For more information, please watch the film's trailer.

Friday, December 26th at 6:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.Love Actually (2003) Starring Hugh Grant, Bill Nighy, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, and Colin Firth; Rated R; 130 minutes. Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

All of London is in love -- or longing to be -- in this "the ultimate romantic comedy." Love Actually involves more than a dozen main characters, each weaving his or her way into another's heart over the course of one particularly eventful Christmas. The seemingly perfect wedding of Juliet and Peter brings many of the principals together. There's also recent widower Daniel, trying to help his lonely stepson Sam express his true feelings to a classmate. Across town, devoted working mother Karen tries to rekindle the passion of her husband, Harry, who secretly pines for a young colleague of his. Providing the unofficial soundtrack for all of the couples is an aging rocker who just wants to cash in and get laid -- but even he might find a meaningful relationship in the most unlikely of places.

For more information, please watch the film's trailer. 

All films are free and open to the public.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

Annual Meeting & Kate Manning's Author Visit

 

On November 1, 2014, we held our Annual Meeting of the Friends of Darien Library. (If you want to skip past the meeting, go to the 23:06 mark.)

Friday Night Feature - 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Friday, January 2nd at 6:30 and 8:45 p.m.Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, and Michael Rooker; Rated PG-13; 121 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

A group of interstellar outlaws team up to save the galaxy from a villain who seeks ultimate power in this comic book space adventure. Peter Quill was just a young boy when, devastated by his mother's death, he was swept into the stars by Yondu, the leader of an eclectic band of space scavengers known as The Ravagers. Twenty-six years later, Quill has adopted the nickname Star Lord. Subsequently thrown into prison, Star Lord teams up with an assassain, Gamora, a furry bounty hunter, Rocket, a tree-like creature named Groot, and a fearsome warrior, Drax the Destroyer. In the process of making a daring prison break, Star Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Groot, and Drax recover an orb that  houses an Infinity Gem - one of six precious stones that harbors incredible powers that could pose a dire threat should they fall into the wrong hands. 

For more information, please watch the film's trailer. Check out what else we're screening in January.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

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