Mid-Winter Book Sale

Baby got books.
Baby got books.

Saturday, January 24th through Friday, January 30th at 12 noon

Snuggle up at home with a great selection of old and new fiction, detective mystery, non-fiction and large type books. We will also have DVDs and audiobooks for sale.

Monday Belongs to Oscar

RESCHEDULED FOR: Monday, February 2nd at 1:30 p.m. 'Boyhood'
Monday, February 2nd at 6:30 p.m. 'The Boxtrolls'
Monday, February 9th at 1:30 p.m. 'Gone Girl'
Monday, February 16th at 6:30 p.m. 'Finding Vivian Maier'

Come see some of the hottest films of this past year in preparation for the film industry's biggest night! Enjoy a screening of a selection of the 2015 Oscar nominated films in January and February. 

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

CANCELLED: Information at Your Fingertips: Learn a Language!

Learn a language with Mango Languages!
Learn a language with Mango Languages!

Tuesday, January 27th at 6 p.m.

Learning a language can be tough. Come experiment with a lively, interactive method to make the learning fun, engaging, and impactful. Brush up on a foreign language or experiment with a brand new one using resources available from the library. No foreign language experience necessary, just a willingness to try!

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

'Behind the Orange Curtain' - Film Screening and Discussion

Behind the Orange Curtain
Behind the Orange Curtain

Tuesday, January 27th at 6:30 p.m.

Register here

Please join us for a screening of the award winning documentary Behind the Orange Curtain as we take an in-depth look at the prescription drug epidemic among California teens and what is means for Darien youth. The event will include refreshments, panel discussion and thoughtful conversation.

Jamison Monroe, Executive Producer, Maud Purcell, Founder of the Life Solution Center and Dr. Sandra Gomez will field questions from the audience.

For more information, please watch the film's trailer.

This event is cosponsored with Newport Academy and the Life Solution Center of Darien.

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

Wednesday eBook Help Sessions

You can
You can "library" from all your devices!

Wednesdays in January from 10 to 11 a.m.
Main Street on the First Floor

Are you ready to embrace downloading digital content from the Library on your smartphone, tablet, or eReader? We can help! Join us at these walk-in help sessions where we'll show you how to download: eBooks, eAudiobooks, Movies, Music, TV shows, and eMagazines from Darien Library. 

If you want to get started on your own, visit our Digital Darien page.

Meet Us On Main Street

Caroline and Sally show us what they're reading!
Caroline and Sally show us what they're reading!

Wednesday, January 28th at 11 a.m.

Let the experts share what's new and hot in the world of books, movies, audiobooks, articles, and everything in between! Join us for this weekly informal chat to share what you’re reading and get suggestions on what to check out next. 

An Evening with Emily Dickinson

James Sulzer
James Sulzer

Thursday, January 29th at 7 p.m.

Join author James Sulzer as he discusses his newest novel about the fictional account of famous poet Emily DickinsonThe Voice at the Door recreates the fateful meeting of Emily Dickinson with the famous Philadelphia pastor, Charles Wadsworth.  The fictional account weaves the letters and poems of this iconic American writer into a rich tapestry of intellectual and spiritual communion.  It encompasses the three great mysteries of Emily Dickinson’s life: her agonized love poetry of the early 1860’s, her partial blindness in1863 – 1865, and her subsequent withdrawal from the world.

James Sulzer is a graduate of Yale University, where he was a Yale National Scholar. He is the author of Nantucket Daybreak (Walker and Co.) and the memoir Mom Comes Home. He has produced countless “sonic id’s” for National Public Radio, some of which aired on Ira Glass’s This American Life. He has spent the past 40 years of his life reading, living with, and cherishing the poetry of Emily Dickinson.

Refreshments will be served.

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

Friday Night Feature - 'The Judge'

Friday, January 30th at 6:30 and 8:45 p.m.The Judge (2014) Starring Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio, Billy Bob Thornton, and Leighton Meester; Rated R; 142 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired.

In “The Judge,” Robert Downey Jr. stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge, Robert Duvall, is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.

For more information, please watch the film's trailer. Check out what else we're screening in January.

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

Résumé and Job Application Drop-In

Image courtesy Flickr user Flazingo Photos
Image courtesy Flickr user Flazingo Photos

Mondays from 2 to 3 p.m.
Technology Conference Center

Bring your résumé in for help from our Reference Librarians on:

• Editing your résumé
• Proofread your cover letters
• Troubleshoot technology issues with online job applications
• Assist in setting up an email account
• Help with other job application and résumé related advice.

Information at Your Fingertips: Tax Time

Image courtesy of flickr user 401(K) 2013
Image courtesy of flickr user 401(K) 2013

Tuesday, February 3rd at 6 p.m.

Are you looking at a shoebox filled with receipts and monthly statements? Let the experts show you how to organize your materials and find the forms you need to file your individual 2014 State and Federal taxes.

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