Marlene S. Gaylinn shares her reviews on local theatre in Connecticut and New York in the February 2013 edition of her newsletter, On CT & NY Theatre. First up is Ancestral Voices which is being performed at the Music Theatre of CT in Westport through February 17th. This is an intimate play which has five players performing multiple parts. There is lots of dialogue and little action at times. At the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Stones in His Pockets is on stage until February 16th. In this play, an American film company goes to a small Irish town to film and the chaos that ensues. Finally, Peter Pan is playing at the Palace Theatre in Waterbury. To learn more about these shows and Gaylinn's reviews, please view her newsletter.
The Connecticut State Health Department has issued a reminder of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. The approaching snowfall tomorrow may cause a loss of power. If you are using a genator or outdoor grill, please keep them outside of your home. Carbon monoxide is odorless so you will be unable to detect it by smell. Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal.
You should also keep the inlets and outlets of your furnace free of snow. Before you drive your care, please check the exhaust pipe for any snow build up since this could backup carbon monoxide inside the car.
For more information, please see the flyer.
New Date: Saturday, February 23rd at 11:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m.
Come to a free non-partisan discussion about gun control in Connecticut. The Forum will present current state of gun control in Connecticut and what we actions we are taking in Darien to keep our residents and students safe. Speakers include:
State of Connecticut
Connecticut Against Gun Violence
Dr. Stephen Falcone
Superintendent, Darien School
Chief of Police
Darien Police Department
All are welcome and invited to attend this event. This event is sponsored by the Darien Democratic Town Committee. It is the first event in the POLICYmatters: Conversations that strengthen our community series.
Free blood pressure screening is available here at the Library on the first Tuesday of every month from 12 noon -to 1:30 p.m.
The next blood pressure screening at the Library will be on Tuesday, January 8th. in the Community Room.
Courtesy of the Nursing and Home Care Association and the Darien Health Department, screenings are open to the public.
We wish you a wonderful, happy, and healthy holiday season!
Saturday, December 15th
Come honor our veterans as we lay wreaths at the CT Veterans Spring Grove Cemetery. The Cemetery is next to the Library and the Darien Police Station. This worldwide ceremony is held at Arlington National Cemetery, 750 locations in the United States, and at military bases around the world. This year we will be laying over 950 wreaths.
Wreaths are sponsored through local contributions. Groups that will be attending the ceremony include the Darien High School's Save Our Soldiers (SOS), the DAR, the CAR, the Masons, the Fire Departments, and the Darien VFW who host the ceremony. Please join us!
Visit Wreaths Across America to learn more about this twenty year old tradition.
It's beginning to look a lot like the holidays at the Library! On Thursday, November 30th, members of the Garden Club of Darien came by to decorate the Library with trees and wreaths in what has become an annual tradition over the course of several decades.
“It probably took us about two days to make all of these,” Garden Club member and past president Sally MacGuire said Monday as she and other members prepared to deck the Library’s halls. She said the Garden Club has been decorating the Library for about 40 years.
View more of the holiday decorations.
The Annual Meeting for Aging in Place+Gallivant will be held on Monday, December 10th at 10:00am in the Darien Library Community Room. The Board of Directors invites everyone to come and learn more about how the organization meets the needs of seniors in Darien and what we have in store for the coming year. Refreshments will be served.
Transportation to and from the event is available for seniors. To arrange a ride, call the Aging in Place+Gallivant dispatch service, Driver’s Unlimited, at 203.655.2227.
RSVP is appreciated by Friday, December 7th, by calling 203.585.4094 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aging in Place+Gallivant is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization whose mission is to help older adults in Darien to live independently, comfortably and with dignity in their own homes for as long as possible. For information concerning services, or to volunteer, please call 203.585.4094 or visit: www.aginginplacegallivant.org.
Wednesday, November 28th starting at 6:30 p.m.
Join Room to Read's Greenwich chapter for a screening of "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide." The film will be presented by co-author Sheryl WuDunn, executive producer and director Maro Chermayeff, and Room to Read founder and board co-chair John Wood.
Greenwich Country Day School 401 Old Church Road, Greenwich, CT
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Presentation at 7:00 p.m., and the Film Screening is at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 18th from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Please note the Apaches of the Darien YMCA Guides and Princesses Nation will be collecting and transporting the most needed goods to the most affected areas of Queens and/or Brooklyn this Sunday. Please help us with this effort by dropping off any/all of the most needed supplies (see list below) in the front parking lot of Hindley School in Darien between 8AM and 11AM THIS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18. Darien's 1st through 5th grade sons, daughters and Dads of the Darien Nation will be there to help load the items and bring them down to various Occupy Sandy and FEMA Disaster Centers.
Most needed items are:
-Cleaning Supplies & Hardware (Brooms, Mops, Flat Shovels Cleaners, Bleach)
-Tape-Duct and/or packing and/or Scotch Tape
-Garbage Bags (Heavy Duty)
-Plastic Storage Bins
-Batteries (especially AA)
-Diapers and Wipes
-Toiletries (Soap, Shampoo, Deodorant, Sanitary)
-Medical-First Aid, Hydrogen Peroxide
-Anything that produces heat
-Baby/Toddler food and/or formula
Please note while they are in urgent need of blankets, the centers DO NOT want/need any more clothes.
Cash donations will be accepted as well. We will purchase items with whatever cash is donated and include them with the other items we bring.