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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.