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 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.
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.
Donated By: Senator Bob Duff, Estia's American
Good Friends, Good Food, Good Times
Saturday, April 25th at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $150 ($100 is tax-deductible)
Purchase a ticket through Paypal, or by mailing a check to:
1441 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820
Attn: Cathy McLachlan
Join us at our annual Spring Gala, where all funds raised from the event will be dedicated to expanding library resources, including purchasing new books and supporting programs and guest speakers.
This year, Gala attendees will enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and dinner featuring local food trucks: LobsterCraft, Bounty (gourmet sliders & fries) and Wood Fired Pizza.
The evening will also include a silent and live auction – stay tuned for our exciting list of items!
The Gala is sponsored by Darien Rowayton Bank.
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.