Pop Prints: Printmaking and Pop Art from MoMA’s collection
Explore works from MoMA’s collection of Pop Art by artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, then make your own popular culture-inspired block print.
Grades 3-6
Tuesday, June 24
4 to 6 p.m.

Robofun Video Game Design Workshop
Using Scratch, kids will learn how to design their own video games.
Wednesday, June 25
Grades 1-3: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Grades 4-6: 2 to 5 p.m.

Old School Gaming
Before video games were portable and phones could fit in your pocket, kids gamed in a different way, with cards. Can you master games like Spit, Spoons, and Egyptian Ratscrew?
Ages 9 to 12
Wednesday, July 2
3:15 to 4:00 p.m.

Double Dare
There can be only one winner. In this retro-inspired game contestants will answer trivia questions or compete in physical challenges, but watch out--you might get slimed!
Ages 7 to 9
2 to 2:45 p.m.
Monday, July 7th

The Game is On!
Crime solvers everywhere are invited to join the ultimate game. A dastardly crime has been committed in the Library. Can you search for clues and solve the puzzles before it’s too late?
Ages 9 to 12
1:30 to 2:15 p.m.  
Thursday, July 10

Family Feud
Survey says you’re ready for some fun! The Darien Library staff has been surveyed and invites you to guess the top answers in a variety of categories.
Families
6 to 7 p.m.
Friday, July 18

Chemistry in a Bag
The Children’s Museum of West Hartford will show us that a shocking number of reactions take place by mixing together three chemicals. Fizzing bubbles, color changes, solid precipitates, temperature changes, and the release of copious amounts of gas will all be experienced.
Grades 3 to 6
3 to 3:45 p.m.
Tuesday, July 22

Game Across America, American Girl
Taking inspiration from the American Girl book series, join the Children’s Librarians as they show you that all girls game. We will have a small tea party with dolls at the conclusion of our gaming.
Ages 5 to 12
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 26

Just Dance Competition
Put your dancing shoes on and join us in the Children’s Library for a friendly dance competition featuring the Just Dance games for Wii.
Ages 9 to 12
3 to 3:45 p.m.
Tuesday, July 29

Tween MAKE Week : Darien Library M&M Camp
The Teen Room and Children’s Library will join forces this July to bring a Mini-Maker Camp to Darien Library. Tweens can register for any of the afternoon programs, which include DIY projects that focus on STEM building activities. Register for up to two of the five programs. Please note that registration is a lottery. Participants will be notified on Monday, June 16.
Ages 10 to 14
2 to 3 p.m.

Monday, July 21:   Makerbot 101
Tuesday, July 22:   Tinkercad 101
Wednesday, July 23:  Lego Mindstorms
Thursday, July 24:  Lego Mindstorms 
Friday, July 25:  Lego Mindstorms

Math Playground
Let’s explore the playground of math using art, music, movement, and games. Join National Board Certified Teacher Mrs. Radia to view mathematics in the world around you. Learn some math strategies and enjoy a Fraction Fiesta. Don’t forget to bring your favorite number!
Ages 7 to 10
4 to 5 p.m. 
Monday, August 4 to Friday, August 8

Where in the World are the Children’s Librarians?
Is that Miss Claire sipping coffee in Paris? Is that Miss Amy scaling Mt. Everest? I think I saw Miss Elisabeth and Miss Krishna taking in a show in London’s West End. Test your geography and cultural skills as we try to find all of the Children’s Librarians.
Ages 9-12
Thursday, August 14
3 to 3:45 p.m.

Board Game Design
Brainstorm with us as we use our love of games and gaming experience to create a 100% original board game. Let your imagination go wild!
Ages 10-12
Friday, August 22
3:15 to 4:15 p.m.