Friday, August 28th at 6:30 and 8:45p.m. - Jurassic Park (1993) Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, B.D. Wong, Samuel L. Jackson; Rated PG-13 ; 127minutes;
An age-old fantasy becomes a reality as dinosaurs are genetically re-created for the ultimate theme park in this adaptation of Michael Crichton’s best-selling novel, Jurassic Park. The adventure begins in wonder and excitement for the park’s first visitors, but soon takes a suspenseful turn as the dinosaurs break out of their carefully constructed environment and begin to wreak havoc.
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).
Wednesday, September 2nd at 6:30 p.m. - Ai Weiwei:The Fake Case(2013); NR; 86 minutes.
Docs and Discussion is our new film discussion series meant to inspire thoughtful conversation on a global topic.
Ai Weiwei has a serious problem with authority: The Chinese government not only kidnapped and imprisoned the world-renowned artist in a secret location for protesting its repressive policies, but after his release it conducted a show trial on baseless charges of tax evasion and pornography. Ai Weiwei:The Fake Case, a stunning and stirring documentary by Andreas Johnsen, dissects the persecution and shows how the government's attempts to silence Ai Weiwei have turned him into China's most powerful artist and an irrepressible voice for free speech and human rights around the globe.
The In Library Auction closes on Wednesday, April 24th at 5:00 p.m. Winners will be notified on Thursday, April 25th. To make your bid, come to Main Street on the first level of the Library and visit the auction display table.
All proceeds to benefit Darien Library.
In Library Auction Items
Certified to Fly -- Value: $1,500
Flywheel, that is… Invite your friends for a private Flywheel Indoor Cycling Party at Flywheel Stadium Cycling at Chelsea Piers CT.
Donated By: Flywheel Sports Inc.
A Musical Birthday Party -- Value: $680
Treat your friends to a party featuring the tunes of Jay and Ray and pizza from Heights Pizza. The lucky birthday boy or girl also receives a ride-on “Kids Car” from BMW!
Donated By: Jay and Ray, Heights Pizza, and BMW of Darien
Sharpen Your Cooking Skills -- Value: $400
Madalene d’Etiveaud of Bash will teach a cooking class for four people. The menu and date can be coordinated with Madalene directly for a mutually-beneficial date.
Donated By: Bash
Enjoy The View -- Value: Priceless!
Head into NYC for the day with a friend and enjoy tickets to a taping of “The View.”
Donated By: Jim Ornstein
Summer Cover-Up -- Value: $240
Enjoy wearing this hot pink tunic all summer long!
Donated By: Letarte
Girly Girls -- Value: $120
Plan the ultimate girl get together for your daughter and her two friends with a private bracelet making session at Sparklers Design Studio (lemonade & snacks included). Top it off with frozen yogurt at Swizzles and you'll have some happy little girls!
Donated By: Swizzles and Femmegems, Greenwich
Oh Baby, Baby! -- Value: $450
Wheel up in this fabulous black Maclaren XLR! Couple the stroller with something adorable from Wiggles and Giggles with a $50 gift certificate and he or she will be the talk of the playground.
Donated By:Maclaren and Wiggles & Giggles
Drinks Anyone? -- Value: $265
Enjoy this lovely painted tray from Palmer’s Market made complete with glasses from Coleur Provence, a lovely pitcher and cocktail mixers!
Donated By: Palmer’s Market, Coleur Provence, and Anne and Gil Holmes
Jack Dog Photography -- Value: $800
Receive a personalized full portrait session and 11” x 14” custom studio print.
Donated By: Jack Dog Photography
Sunset Cocktails -- Value: $85
Head to the beach or out on the boat with your Lilly Pulitzer acrylic wine glasses and insulated beverage bag.
Donated By: Lilly Pulitzer
Bell Portraits -- Value: $850
A signature portrait session (1-2 hours) with photographer Erin Bell plus a 20” x 30” fine art-framed print.
Donated By: Erin Bell
Say Cheese! -- Value $350
A studio sitting with Classic Kids Photography that includes an 8” x 10” portrait print.
Donated By: Classic Kids Photography
Dress Yourself Up and Take Yourself Out! -- Value: $335
Splurge on a new outfit from Togs to go with your Alyssa leather stud tote and scarf from Bling. Then take yourself out for a dinner for two at Aux Delices Bistro in Westport – Yum!
Donated By: Togs, Bling, and Aux Delices Foods/Westport
Meet Senator Bob Duff -- Value: Priceless!
Enjoy lunch at Estia's American in Darien with three of your friends and Senator Bob Duff. Get to know our Senator and share and discuss ideas.
Board of Trustees
Amy Cammann Cholnoky, President
Townsend C. Smith, Vice President
Randall M. Heck, Treasurer
Charles E. Barnett, Secretary
Edgar W. Barksdale, Jr.
Pamela Van Hoven Clark
Robert A.N. Cudd
Tara B. Ochman
David C. Ott
John P. Shutts
Susan N. Weaver
Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001)
Harold W. McGraw, Jr. (1918-2010)
Ann S. Mandel
Stephen F. Mandel (1931-2009)
Kimberly D. Huffard
George U. Wyper
Darien Library is recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Darien Library Staff Members Recommend for the Holidays!
On Wednesday, December 5, Darien Library librarians shared with you their recommendations for gifts that are fun, classic, memorable, and diverse - for any relative and any occasion. They brought you the best books, DVDs, games, and technology to help spread the holiday cheer this year. Below you will find their choices for adults, children, and teens.
On evenings and weekends, when the parking lot is full at Darien Library, there is plenty of overflow parking behind Nielsen's. Just drive over onto Thorndal Circle and turn left at the 2nd driveway where you'll find a sea of spots! And here's even better news! There is a lighted, paved walkway that connects directly to the Library parking lot. (A shortcut!) (You do not have to walk all the way around and down to the Post Road.)
So, on evenings and weekends, when our parking lot is full, please go to the land where the parking is plentiful and lit (and legal!).