“Vote & Vax” on Election Day in Darien!

Vote then get your flu vaccine!
Vote then get your flu vaccine!

Tuesday, November 5th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Darien Town Hall Room 206

Flu season is upon us and the best way to remain healthy and avoid infection is to receive a flu vaccination.  For your convenience, the Darien Health Department will host a “VOTE and VAX” flu shot clinic on Election Day in the Town Hall Auditorium.  Preservative free vaccine will be offered to anyone over the age of 36 months.  Also, we offer a preservative free high dose vaccine specially formulated for those 65 and older.  No appointments are needed. 

Cost

The flu vaccine costs $30 and is payable by cash, check, Medicare Part B or a ConnectiCare insurance card. 

Get vaccinated another day

In addition, both vaccines are also available by appointment in the Health Department office every Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.  Appointments may be scheduled at www.darienhealth.com.

Be smart, stay healthy and get vaccinated!

Candidates’ Night 2013: Board of Education

The League of Women Voters Logo
The League of Women Voters Logo

Wednesday, October 30th at 6:30 p.m.
In the Community Room

Candidates for the Office of Board of Education will participate in a discussion and debate in the Darien Library Community Room. This is a contested race with four candidates, two Democrats and two Republicans, running for three positions on the Board. 

The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a “meet and greet” for voters and the candidates.  The program begins at 7:00 p.m. and concludes at 8:15 p.m.

Flowers from Kids Care Club

Alan and Sydney
Alan and Sydney

Sydney from Tokeneke School brought in recycled flowers that the Kids Care Club made as "a thank you" to Darien Library. She is pictured with Alan, our Chief Administrative Officer. You can find the flowers at the Welcome Desk and in the Children's Library.

Thank you, Kids Care Club!

5th Annual Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Event

Join us!
Join us!

Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th at 9:30 a.m.
Middlesex Middle School
204 Hollow Tree Ridge Rd
Darien, CT

Darien’s 5th Annual Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) MobilePack™ Event, the event is hosted by Darien's 11 local churches and co-sponsored by the Council for Darien School Parents. The Darien FMSC MobilePack™ Event offers local volunteers a chance to provide hope and life to starving children.  Each day approximately 6,200 children die from starvation all around the world.  Approximately 1,000 volunteers will be needed for the 2013 event.

Help by donating towards fundraising for meals. 22 cents each meal, 44K goal to raise to pack 200,000 meals, 27K left to raise. Visit www.fmsc.org  (event code 1310-131). Got questions? Please contact us.

Sign up online starting September 19th

Darien Now Provides a Location to Dispose of Unwanted/Expired Drugs

Seal of Darien, CT
Seal of Darien, CT

Get rid of any unwanted, expired or unused drugs now. They can be dropped off FREE with no questions asked! Please, do not bring needles; this program is for meds ONLY.

Citizens looking to dispose of unwanted, excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications will be now be able to utilize the safe and secure permanent drop off box located in the lobby of the Darien Police Department at 25 Hecker Ave. The lobby of the Darien Police Headquarters is open to the public 24 hours every day.

The Darien Health Department has partnered with the Darien Police Department to establish a permanent drug collection program in order to reduce the supply of drugs that can potentially harm teens and adults as well as protecting the environment from the improper disposal of these drugs.

For more information, view the flyer.

 

Rep. Himes to Host a Town Hall Meeting on Syria

Representative Jim Himes
Representative Jim Himes

Sunday, September 8th from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
In the Community Room

Join Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) at a Town Hall meeting to gather input from constituents on Syria and President Obama’s request for congressional authorization of military force. All constituents are encouraged to attend.

Constituents may RSVP online. RSVPs are encouraged but not required.

September 2013 Local Theatre Shows

Marlene S. Gaylinn
Marlene S. Gaylinn

Marlene S. Gaylinn shares her reviews on local theatre in Connecticut and New York in the September 2013 edition of her newsletter, On CT & NY Theatre. This month's shows are:

  • "OBLIVION" at Westport Country Playhouse. Plays till September 8th
  • "OLIVER" at Westchester Broadway Theatre. Plays from September 12th to November 3rd

Read Gaylinn's reviews.

I HAVE A DREAM 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Dreams expressed belonged to their respective dreamers and do not represent the opinions of Darien Library.

August 2013 Local Theatre Shows

Marlene S. Gaylinn
Marlene S. Gaylinn

Marlene S. Gaylinn shares her reviews on local theatre in Connecticut and New York in the August 2013 edition of her newsletter, On CT & NY Theatre.This month, Marlene reviews "Grease" at the Summer Theatre of New Canaan, "Loot" at the Westport Country Playhouse, and "Hello Dolly" at the Goodspeed Opera House. Gaylinn's reviews are funny, informative, and more in this month's issue of On CT & NY Theatre.

Senator Chris Murphy Staff's Office Hours at Darien Library

The seal of the United States Senate
The seal of the United States Senate

Wednesday, July 31st from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A caseworker from Senator Murphy’s office will be available to discuss your concerns with federal agencies – such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, IRS, Social Security, Medicare, HUD, Immigration, Passports, etc.  – or to discuss your thoughts on current legislation.

Please go the Reference Desk on the second floor and ask for directions to the Harris Room to meet with the caseworker.

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