Dublin in Song and Story

Tom O'Carroll
Tom O'Carroll

Tuesday, May 13th at 7 p.m.

This capital city on the River Liffey has an abundance of history and colorful characters that you will be introduced to through storytelling and song. This program is ideal for those interested in Irish literature.

Dublin-born folklorist, folk-singer, and instrumentalist Tom O’Carroll has played at concerts, festivals, colleges, libraries, and pubs all over the U.S. and Canada, as well as his native Ireland, including a stint for one month in Seoul, South Korea.

This event is part of Darien Library's sixth annual One Book, One Community reading experience. The book selected for the town-wide read is TransAtlantic by Colum McCann. The book selected for young readers is Born to Fly by Michael Ferrari.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen’s).

The Causes of World War I

Italian alpine troops
Italian alpine troops

Wednesday, May 14th  at 7 p.m.

From the French Revolution to 1914, Mark Albertson will concentrate on such facets as nationalism and the rise of Italy and Germany, while including the movements that worked to undermine the regal system in Europe and bring on the war.

Mark Albertson is a historian for the Army Aviation Association of America and writer for the periodical Army Aviation magazine. He has authored several books on the history of World War I.

This event is part of Darien Library's sixth annual One Book, One Community reading experience. The book selected for the town-wide read is TransAtlantic by Colum McCann. The book selected for young readers is Born to Fly by Michael Ferrari.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen’s).

Money Basics for College Students

Susan Bruno
Susan Bruno

Tuesday, July 29th at 7 p.m.

Parents, high school and college students should all attend to learn what they don’t teach in college about how to handle money basics. Students will learn how to survive in college on a budget, learn the difference between needs vs. wants, learn the importance of saving, earning and most important building credit to avoid boomeranging home after graduation! Come together to have a healthy conversation with your student about money expectations while your student is away from home, and learn how to avoid those inevitable fights about “spending money”! 

About Susan Bruno

Susan is the Founder & CEO of CollegeCFO.org, a peer to peer social movement to empower students by prodiving them with relevant financial knowledge. She is a CPA Financial Planner with the PFS credential and a CFP designation. 

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen’s).

Video of René Magritte’s Early Surrealist Years

On Tuesday, November 26, 2013, Anne Umland, The Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Curator of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, gave a lecture on the great Belgian painter René Magritte’s early Surrealist years, with special reference to works of art included in the exhibition Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary 1926-1938, on view at MoMA through January 13, 2014.

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Understanding Bitcoin : What You Need to Know About the New Digital Currency

Joe Cascio
Joe Cascio

Wednesday, February 12 at 7 p.m.

Bitcoin is a revolutionary and disruptive new open-source technology for value storage and transfer. It allows individuals anywhere on the globe to transfer funds to one another for pennies without an intermediary and without permission from governments. It's sometimes referred to as "Money Without Borders." This session will consist of a brief introductory presentation followed by an extended question and answer discussion. Bring your curiosity and your questions.

Joe Cascio is a semi-retired software developer from Stonington, CT. He has worked in several engineering and science related companies, and was most recently the CTO at a cardiology imaging software company in Westerly, RI. He has been involved in bitcoin since 2011 and is developing bitcoin related software for digital identity.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

Video of Michael Reynolds of Europa Editions

On Friday, November 15, 2013, Europa Edition's Editor-in-Chief, Michael Reynolds, was our featured speaker at a special luncheon.

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Video of Medicare: What You Should Know

On Tuesday, October 29, 2013, Maura Carley, author of "Health Insurance: Navigating Traps and Gaps" and President of Healthcare Navigation, LLC. was our featured speaker.

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What Are Colleges Looking for?

Flickr image courtesy CollegeDegrees360
Flickr image courtesy CollegeDegrees360

Tuesday, February 25th at 7 p.m.

Demystify the high school curriculum planning process to reveal what colleges are really looking for. In this presentation, find out how important standardized tests and extracurricular activities really are.

Presented by Lee Gowen Marine and Lisa Nelson of Dunbar Educational Consultants and Lily Scheyhing, a tutor, teacher, and Program Director at Summit Educational Group.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

Video of Todd Forrest of the NY Botanical Garden

On Tuesday, October 22, 2013, Todd Forest of The New York Botanical Garden was our featured speaker. He described how the New York Botanical Garden’s approach to stewardship of the Forest has evolved from a policy of “let alone” to active restoration and discuss the ecological, educational, and research goals of the ongoing management program.

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Ten Productive Habits to Start Today

Image courtesy Flickr user Bobbi Newman
Image courtesy Flickr user Bobbi Newman

Thursday, January 16 at 7 PM

Whether for good or bad, few things influence our daily behavior as much as habits. The start of a new year is the perfect time to be intentional in forming habits that will improve both our productivity and contentment. Please join us as we discuss:

- How and why we form habits

- Why having good habits matters

- 10 habits everyone should cultivate (and how to form them!)

Presented by Seana Turner, President and Founder of The Seana Method.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

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