ADHD and Mood Disorders: New Strategies & Treatments

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Steven Yeh
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Steven Yeh

Monday, January 26th from 7 to 8:30pm

Darien Library and Darien Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) are pleased to present Dr. Alan Wachtel on ADHD & Mood Disorders: New Strategies and Treatments.  

Dr. Wachtel will discuss strategies, medication options and treatments for children who struggle with mood and attention. He will cover school-based accommodations and strategies. Research has shown that parents and teachers need to foster a child’s focus to maximize a child’s ability to learn. In addition, he will address the benefits and risks of various treatments and decisions when to commence or postpone treatment at various stages of a child's life.

Dr. Wachtel is the author of The Attention Deficit Answer Book. He is a board certified psychiatrist is the founder and director of Familyhealth Associates and a Distinguished Life Fellow APA.

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

Register Online

Family Fingerknitting

Fingerknit with us! Image courtesy of Flickr user kittynn
Fingerknit with us! Image courtesy of Flickr user kittynn

Tuesday, January 27th at 5pm

Families with children in Grades 3-6: Explore crafting, digital learning, and learn about Maker culture with the children’s librarians as we explore the technique of Fingerknitting. No knitting experience—or knitting needles!—required.


Open TEA Rooms in January

Recycled paper notebook made in the TEA Room
Recycled paper notebook made in the TEA Room

Tuesdays, January 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th from 4 to 5 p.m.

Calling all Makers! The T|E|A Room (Technology, Engineering, & the Arts) is open for exploration, creation and discovery. Grades 3-6. Drop-in.

January 6 – Simple Machines

January 13 – Chroma Candy

January 20 – Art Straw Architecture

January 27 – Book Collage

Register your makers today for our T|E|A Room Tuesdays!

Our science, technology, engineering, arts, and math classes in the T|E|A room are now open for registration.  Classes include Brushbots, Duct Tape Lunchboxes, Feltmaking, Model Magic Solar Systems, Balloon Rockets, and many many more.

T|E|A Room Tuesdays are held Tuesday afternoons from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., and are open to children in Grades 3 to 6.

Brochures are available in the Children's Library.

Register, call us at (203) 669-5235, or come visit us in the library!

Registration for Winter 2015 Storytimes: Open Now!


Registration for the Winter 2015 storytime lottery opens Monday, January 12th, 2014 and runs through Monday, January 26th. Registration is a lottery, and notification will be Saturday, January 31st. Storytimes will begin the week of Monday, February 2, 2015.

Brochures are available now. We look forward to seeing you and your children for our upcoming season of storytimes!

Register for storytimes.

Movie Magic

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Fridays, January 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th at 10 a.m.
In the Community Room

Join us for an array of picture book movies like favorites Where the Wild Things Are, Green Eggs and Ham, and more.

iFamily: A Technology Series for the 21st Century

What will you learn?
What will you learn?

Monday, January 12th to Friday, March 13th

From gaming to cloud computing, technology has shaped the ways that families connect and communicate – it impacts nearly all aspects of our lives. The iFamily series explores the role of emerging technologies in parents’ and childrens’ lives. Join us for thought-provoking film screenings, hands-on classes, stimulating discussions, and more.

To view our full calendar of events, please see:

Tech Programs for Parents

Tech Programs for Kids

*Registration opens Monday, December 29th

Stay Fit With Wii

Families love playing Wii! (Image courtesy of Flickr user JFlinchbaugh)
Families love playing Wii! (Image courtesy of Flickr user JFlinchbaugh)

Wednesday, February 4th at 5 6pm

Put on your workout shoes and join us in the Children’s Library for some friendly fitness play featuring active Wii games like Just Dance 2015, Wii Sports, and more.

Registration encouraged but not required.

Monday Belongs to Oscar: "The Boxtrolls" Film Screening

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Monday, February 2nd at 6:30 p.m.

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. 

Kid-friendly film The Boxtrolls will screen Monday, February 2nd at 6:30 p.m. The film is rated PG, running time 95 minutes.

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

Watch the trailer here