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, May 22nd at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. - Still Alice(2014) Starring Julianne Moore, Kate Bosworth, Alec Baldwin, and Shane McRae; Rated PG-13; 101 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.
Alice Howland is a renowned linguistics professor happily married with three grown children. All that begins to change when she strangely starts to forget words and then more. When her doctor diagnoses her with Early-onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family's lives face a harrowing challenge as this terminal degenerative neurological ailment slowly progresses to an inevitable conclusion they all dread. Along the way, Alice struggles to not only to fight the inner decay, but to make the most of her remaining time to find the love and peace to make simply living worthwhile.
Friday, May 29th at 6:30 and 8:45 p.m. - American Sniper (2014) Starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Kyle Gallner, Jake McDorman, and Ben Reed; Rated R; 134 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.
In the aftermath of 9/11, Chris Kyle decides to serve his country by becoming a Navy SEAL. Once deployed, Chris' reputation as a sniper who never misses makes him a legend among his fellow troops, and earns him the moniker "The Devil of Ramadi" from his enemies. With a substantial bounty on his head, Kyle makes it his personal mission to take out a sadistic Iraqi soldier known as "The Butcher," as well as an elusive enemy marksman with a skill to rival his own. The closer he gets to achieving his goals during repeat tours of duty, however, the more fellow soldiers he sees die, and the further he drifts from his wife and their two children back home. It all leads up to a tense rooftop gunfight in a raging sandstorm -- one that convinces the sniper once and for all to make his family his top priority. Unfortunately, all is not well as Kyle struggles to make the transition back to civilian life, but he discovers that helping his fellow veterans is an effective way to do good and make peace with his wartime experiences.
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.
The Catherine Lindsey Actors/Playwrights Workshop, now in its 23rd year, will be holding acting auditions for roles in their public performances. The playwriting workshops will conclude with a public performance at the Library on Sunday, June 7th at 2 p.m.
Auditions are open to all. Rehearsals will then take place in late May through the performance in June.
The plays selected for performance by the Selection Committee are:
Just As I Promised by Nicholas Troilo
Bad Habit by Katy Murphy
A Last Bouquet of Roses by Kathleen Bernadette
Green Ledges by Terry Steimer
The Actors/Playwrights Workshop welcomes Actors’ Equity actors and non-Equity actors to participate, brings together local and regional playwrights and actors, and encourages a collaborative effort to create new plays and present a public-staged reading. Co-founded by the late Catherine Lindsey and her husband Robert, the workshop introduces original plays in progress to be developed in a workshop environment with the goal of the public-staged readings. Catherine Lindsey was a beloved friend of the Library and director of Darien Library Theater for over 25 years. The memorial workshops offer actors and playwrights the opportunity to work together to create original theatrical works in a supportive and creative environment culminating in the staged readings of short scenes from full-length plays, one-act plays, musicals, and monologues.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.