So the groundhog saw its shadow today. Oh well! Whether that means six more weeks of winter or not, we're not waiting for a furry, little woodchuck to predict when our spring arrives. We've decided on our own to introduce the season a bit early. We think that you'll agree there is no better time than now to get our minds focused on all things fresh and brand new... and not on a century-old ritual involving a rodent. So let's get started:
Friday Film Series
Beginning Friday, February 5 at 7:30 PM
Our Friday Film Series is back in a really big way. And just in time for the Oscar race, for which nominations were announced this morning, we've got the most buzzed-about movies of the season. Also, remember that our Wednesday Matinee Film Series returns this month with a classic love story, a classic chef, an unlikely friendship, and a devil in designer disguise.
Catherine Lindsey Memorial Playwrights/Actors Workshop Series
Beginning Thursday, February 11 at 7 PM
The workshop series brings together local and regional playwrights and actors (Equity and Non-Equity), and encourages a collaborative effort to create new plays and present a public-staged reading of short scenes from full-length plays, one-act plays, musicals, and monologues. Click here to for more information and dates.
One Page Poetry Circle
Wednesday, February 17 at 7 PM
Bring a single page of poetry by an established poet. Everyone has an opportunity to read and share their choices with the group, and then we'll have some lively discussions about them. Click here for our additional dates and themes this spring. For February's session, our theme is Poetry & Risk. Think love...relationships..chance...danger...ventures...
Film Screening of I.O.U.S.A.
Sunday, February 21 at 3:30 PM
Join us for a film screening of the highly-acclaimed documentary, I.O.U.S.A., a bold, non-partisan examination of the rapidly growing national debt and its consequences for the United States and its citizens. This program is co-sponsored by Darien Library and The League of Women Voters.
(Re)Connecting With the Classics - Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Monday, February 22 at 2 PM - Film Screening
Thursday, February 25 at 3 PM - Book Discussion
Become reacquainted with some oldies but goodies! Our classic book discussion series continues this spring as we pair a classic book with a film adaptation. Click here for information on our additional selections.
Girls' Night Out - Film Screening of The September Issue
Thursday, February 25 at 7 PM
Ladies! It's time to gather all of your friends, put on your fiercest pair of heels, and come to the Library for a night out with the girls! We're showing The September Issue, the critically-acclaimed documentary about the woman who defines the word fierce! Yes, I'm referring to Anna Wintour, Vogue editor and the so-called "devil" in The Devil Wears Prada.
Meet the Author: Chris Cleave
Sunday, February 28 at 2 PM
Little Bee was a breakout hit of 2009 and a favorite pick among our staff and patrons alike. Now, its award-winning author, Chris Cleave, will travel across the Atlantic to help us kick off our Spring Author Series for 2010. We hope you'll join us. And click here to see who else you will have a chance to meet over the next few months.
A Scandalous Spring Book Discussion Series!
Check out your books now for discussions in March, April, and May.
The theme of our spring book discussion series is Dysfunction Junction: The Lives of Others. We have chosen four of our favorite, most compelling, and discussion-worthy true stories of people who have been through it all and have lived to brilliantly write about it all. Click here to find out list of books and discussion dates.
One Book, One Community 2010
Check out your books now for events and discussions in March and April.
We're launching our second annual One Book, One Community program! One Book, One Community encourages everyone in town to read the same book and then come together to explore its themes. Click here for our selections and a list of upcoming events for all ages.