T|E|A Room Tuesday: Lego Labyrinth

Image courtesy of Flickr user eilonwy77
Image courtesy of Flickr user eilonwy77

Tuesday, November 24th from 4 to 5 p.m.

This week’s T|E|A Room Tuesday Class: we will be building huge mazes and labyrinths with Legos.

Open to children in Grades 3 to 6.

Day after Thanksgiving Family Film: Inside Out

Image courtesy of disney.com
Image courtesy of disney.com

Friday, November 27th at 2 p.m.

Riley's emotions help her navigate a new city, new house, and new school. Rated PG. 94 minutes. Open (no registration necessary). Watch the trailer.

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

Messy Monday

Image courtesy of Flickr user Let's ROCK baby!
Image courtesy of Flickr user Let's ROCK baby!

Monday, November 30th at 4pm

Monday, December 21st at 4pm

Get messy with Miss Lisa and craft the afternoon away. Ages 3 and up. Open (no registration necessary).


Book Club Kits in the Children's Library

Check out one of our book club kits for Grades 2 to 5
Check out one of our book club kits for Grades 2 to 5

Parents - thinking about starting a book club for your kids?

Kids- looking for suggestions for your next book club meeting?

The children's library can help you choose books and offer discussion starters. Choose a title from our list, check out five copies of the book, and receive a discussion guide including a summary, discussion questions, and further activites for your club's use!

For more information, contact a children's librarian or check out the lists below!

First - Third Grade Books

Fourth - Sixth Grade Books

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month!

Celebrate with these selections - everything from picture books to nonfiction to chapter books - by and about First Nations people.

Early Literacy Text Messages From Your Librarians

We know you’re busy! We also know your little one is growing up fast and you want to make sure you’re helping them gain early literacy skills. So, why don't you sign up for our weekly early literacy texts to get easy tips sent right to your phone? It’s totally free (though standard messaging rates apply), and is a service of Darien Library. Your librarians will send a text every Monday with something simple you can integrate into your daily life that will help prepare your child (under 5 years old) for reading and writing.

Text messages will begin the first day of Registered Storytimes and last for the duration of the session.

We also offer the text messages in Spanish! We will contact you by follow-up email and you can select Spanish as an option.

Sign up below!

The Nitty Gritty:

For parents of children 5 years or younger.

Unsubscribe easily. Just respond to 313131 with the word “STOP” and we will take you off the list!

It’s free, but your mobile plan’s regular text messaging and data rates apply.

To sign up, you need a mobile phone with a U.S. number able to receive text messages.

Sign up for Early Literacy Texts from Darien Library


Incredible Edible Insects

Photo courtesy of flickr user Chris A
Photo courtesy of flickr user Chris A

Tuesday, December 8th at 4pm


Can you eat a tarantula? How about a cricket? Find out what is edible, the difference between venom and poison and meet some animals who love eating insects.

 We will all have the opportunity to taste some of these incredible edible insects!

Grades K and up.

There will be food served at this event.

Caregiver Appreciation Day

Join us to celebrate some of the most important work of all - caring for our community's children! 

When: Wednesday, December 9 at 10 am (after Toddler Tales)

What: coffee, gift bags, a raffle, library resources, and a party!

Who: Caregivers, nannies, babysitters, au pairs, grandparents...anyone caring for children and babies in our community

Storytime Saturday

Storytime in the Children's Library
Storytime in the Children's Library

Saturdays, December 5th from 11 to 11:30 a.m.

A family storytime for walking children up to 36 months. Open to all.

Best Kids Books of 2015

The lists are coming out now, fast and furious! Check out the following to see what media including the New York Times and School Library Journal think are the best.


Picture Books

Middle Grade Fiction