Résumé and Job Application Drop-In

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

Mondays from 2 to 3 p.m.

Prepare for summer employment, internships, a career search, or just polish up your résumé! 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 - 'Life Itself'

Friday, June 5th at 6:30 and 8:45 p.m. - Life Itself (2015) Starring Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Raven Evans, Ava DuVernay, Ramin Bahrani, and Richard Corliss; Rated R; 120 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

Director Steve James creates a portrait of influential Chicago Sun Times film critic Roger Ebert. Officially an adaptation of Ebert's bestselling memoir of the same name, the documentary uses Ebert's valiant struggle with cancer as a structural device to examine his many career accomplishments. As a series of flashbacks take us through Ebert's colorful life and times, James periodically returns to his subject's traumatic last days in the hospital, where his wife Chaz and other loved ones prepare to say their last goodbyes. The result is a reverent meditation on the life and death of the writer whose passion for film was evident in every review he penned, but whose love of life taught his loyal readers to treasure every moment. 

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

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

Friday Night Feature - 'Spare Parts'

Friday, June 12th at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. - Spare Parts (2015) Starring George Lopez, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Lee Curtis, Carlos Peña, David Del Rio. and Esai Morales; Rated PG-13; 83 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

George Lopez and Marisa Tomei star in this drama inspired by the true story of four undocumented Mexican-American high-school students who enter the National Underwater Robotics Competition. There, with the help of their teacher, the savvy young students test their tech skills against some of the brightest minds at MIT. Jamie Lee Curtis, Esai Morales, and Alexa PenaVega co-star. 

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

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

Family Film- 'Wings of Life'

Saturday, June 13th at 1 p.m. - Wings of Life (2011) Starring Meryl Streep; Rated G; 77 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

From Disneynature, the studio that brought you "Earth", "Oceans", "African Cats" and "Chimpanzee", comes "Wings of Life" – a stunning adventure full of intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty. Narrated by Meryl Streep, this intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible – and increasingly threatened – creatures.

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

The Darien Library is proud to cosponsor this event with the Darien Land Trust, Darien Nature Center, and the Garden Club of Darien.

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

Wednesday Matinee- 'Interstellar'

Wednesday, June 17th at 1:30 - Interstellar (2014) Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain; Rated PG-13; 169 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

In the near future, Earth has been devastated by drought and famine, causing a scarcity in food and extreme changes in climate. When humanity is facing extinction, a mysterious rip in the space-time continuum is discovered, giving mankind the opportunity to widen its lifespan. A group of explorers must travel beyond our solar system in search of a planet that can sustain life. The crew of the Endurance are required to think bigger and go further than any human in history as they embark on an interstellar voyage into the unknown. Coop, the pilot of the Endurance, must decide between seeing his children again and the future of the human race.

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

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

Friday Night Feature - 'Caddyshack'

Friday, June 19th at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. - Caddyshack (1980) Starring Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Bill Murray, Michael O'Keefe, and Sarah Holcomb; Rated R; 99 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

At an exclusive country club for WASPish snobs, an ambitious young caddy (Michael O'Keefe) from an overpopulated home eagerly pursues a caddy scholarship in hopes of attending college and, in turn, avoiding a job at the lumber yard. In order to succeed, he must first win the favor of the elitist Judge Smails (Ted Knight), then the caddy golf tournament which the good judge sponsors. Of course, there are love interests as well -- one good, one naughty -- not to mention several foes he must vanquish along the way. 

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

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

Friday Night Feature - 'Le Chef'

Friday, June 26th at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. - Le Chef (2012) Starring Jean Reno, Michaël Youn, Julien Boisselier, Raphaëlle Agogué, Salomé Stévenin, and Serge Larivière; Rated PG-13; 85 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

A famous chef finds his position at a renowned restaurant threatened by a young hotshot who specializes in chemically enhanced cuisine, and partners with a self-taught gourmet to save his failing career. Alexandre Lagarde (Jean Reno) is the king of the kitchen at Cargo Lagarde. But his position at the top is threatened when scheming CEO Stanislas Matter (Julien Boisselier) plots to have the restaurant's rating lowered in order to make room for an ambitious young chef with more modern sensibilities. Meanwhile, things go from bad to worse for the old pro when he runs out of new ideas as Matter begins trimming his kitchen staff. Just when it seems that all hope is lost, however, Legarde meets Jacky Bonnot (Michaël Youn), a young cook whose creativity in the kitchen makes up for his lack of formal training. Together with his talented new assistant Bonnot, Legarde prepares to whip up an exciting menu just in time to impress the discerning critics from the Guide, and save his sinking career. 

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

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

Through the Lens Video Series

Marianne Eggler is a distinguished art and design historian. She presented on "Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Disperal" at Darien Library on Thursday, May 29, 2014. Eggler is a gallery lecturer at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).


What happens when a book is returned to Darien Library? Come take a ride on the conveyor belt and discover the mystery of what happens behind the scenes!


Through the Lens is proud to present Colum McCann, a critically acclaimed Irish born writer who lives and works in New York City.
He is the 2009 winner of the prestigious National Book Award. His latest book, Transatlantic, has been universally praised for his vision and the audacity of his writing. In person, Colum is everything a diva is not. He is extremely polite, cooperative and articulate with a refreshing, self-deprecating sense of humor.

He sat with us on May 24, 2014 for a short video interview and allowed us to take a peak into the dignity and humanity of his creative soul.

We hope you enjoy watching him as much as we did filming him.

Pick Up Your Farm Share at Darien Library this Summer!

Image courtesy flickr user Suzie's Farm
Image courtesy flickr user Suzie's Farm

You may have heard of a “CSA,” “vegetable box,” or “farm share” before. CSA stands for ‘Community Supported Agriculture” and it means community members get together to invest in a farm during the winter or early Spring and then when the harvest season rolls out, they pick up a weekly package of vegetables at a designated pick-up location (like us, the Library).

In 2015, Darien Library will once again be the pickup location for Stoneledge Farm’s CSA. The farm share pickup will be every Wednesday evening from 4:30-7:30 p.m. running from June 3rd until November 11th (24 weeks).

To take part, you have to sign up for a vegetable share. If you do, you can also sign up for a fruit, mushroom and/or coffee share, too.

There is the option to split a share. When you sign up and add the share to your cart, provide your share partner's name, phone number, and email address.

Costs for a share are as follows:

Vegetable $520.00

Fruit $240.00 

Mushroom $120.00 

Coffee $126.00 

Click here for more information, and here to register. The vegetables are grown locally so they are fresher than anything you’ll find in a grocery store, and incredibly varied. 

As a member of the CSA, you will be asked to complete two hours of volunteer work during the season. Volunteers do things like check people in when they pick up their share, make sure the vegetables are replenished, or move boxes.

Questions? Please contact Mallory Arents, Head of Adult Programming, at marents@darienlibrary.org.

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