These fun programs do not require registration, but space may be limited.
Eric Berlin - Author and Puzzler Wednesday, June 26 from 4:!5 to 5:15 p.m.
Eric Berlin is a professional puzzle constructor for both kids and adults. He is also the author of Nutmeg nominee, The Potato Chip Puzzle, and will have kids solve a series of puzzles in this brain-challenging event. Ages 7 to 12. *Space is limited, tickets distributed 15 minutes prior to the program.
Tween Film Fridays Fridays, 1 to 3 p.m.
Junior film buffs can cool down every Friday with a screening of classic movies, like King Kong or The Red Balloon. All movies will be rated PG. Ages 10 to 12.
Peter Boie, Magician for Non-believers Monday, July 1 from 3 to 3:45 p.m.
Magician Peter Boie creates an enjoyable atmosphere for families with his unique brand of magic. Kids of all ages will be entertained by this fascinating performance. Ages 5 to 12. *Space is limited, tickets distributed 15 minutes prior to the program.
Stories by the Sea Tuesdays, July 9 and 23 at 10 a.m.
A family storytime for all ages at Darien's Weed Beach Park. This program is co-sponsored by the Darien Parks and Recreation Department. All ages.
Wolves of North America Wednesday, July 17 from 3 to 4 p.m.
The Wolf Conservation Center of South Salem, NY will bring its Arctic gray wolf, Atka, for a special visit to Darien Library. Experience an up-close encounter with this important, but misunderstood predator. Learn about the history of wolves in the U.S., the importance of wolves in a healthy ecosystem, and the efforts to save these magnificent creatures for future generations. Grades K to 5. *Space is limited, tickets distributed 15 minutes prior to the program.
Now Hear This: The Sound of Science Tuesday, July 23 from 3 to 4 p.m.
The Museum of Science, Boston, will show kids how to rock out to the science of vibrations, sound, and music. Using a range of dynamic experiments, kids will learn how to build their own speakers, use a note to shatter a wine glass, and make music using a variety of strange instruments. Ages 8 to 12. *Space is limited, tickets distributed 15 minutes prior to the program.
Karen K and the Jitterbugs Thursday, August 1 from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
Retro-rock for the entire family! Karen K and the Jitterbugs are in town for a high-energy performance that will have tots and parents dancing in the aisles. Dubbed the "Kiddie Queen" by Brooklyn Paper, Karen K has been named a Critic's Pick by New York Magazine and Time Out New York. The band will introduce songs from its new album, Big Ol' Truck. Ages 2 to 7. *Space is limited, tickets distributed 15 minutes prior to the program.
Stories by the Pond Tuesdays, August 6 and 13 at 10 a.m.
A storytelling program for families at Darien's Tilley Pond Park. This program is co-sponsored by the Darien Parks and Recreation Department. All ages.
Birds of Prey Wednesday, August 14 at 4 p.m.
The Connecticut Audubon Society will teach students about the special adaptations of raptors and the role they play in the ecosystems. Grades K to 5. *Space is limited, tickets distributed 15 minutes prior to the program.