Amanda Romaniello, LPC and Ed Moran, LCSW from Family Centers will help moms and dads prepare to have a frank discussion on “the birds and the bees” with their child.
Joshua Dread, The Dominion Key
Joshua Dread, the Dominion Key, is the best book that Lee Bacon has written in the series! The author has created an adventure that would fit in a superhero's diary!
Let me introduce the gang: Joshua, the main character, has the power of sending an electric wave in any direction. Sophie, Captain Justice's daughter, has superhuman strength. Milton, Joshua's best friend, is the only person in the group who doesn't have a superpower. Marinda became their friend when they all joined the Alliance of Infinity, which is the name of the group. She can look into the future, so she can predict her enemy's next move.
The story starts in the food court at the mall. They discover there is another supervillain there when nachos, ketchup, and mustard start flying through the air. Along with the supervillain, who can control objects with her mind, there is a thug and the four friends' all-time enemy, nFinity. nFinity used to be one of the superheroes but betrayed them by siding with Phoenix Vex, an evil multi-billionaire. nFinity drops a list at the food court. The list holds names of the gadgets that Vex wants the supervillains to get so they can create a weapon to stop time and destroy the universe.
The superheroes get sent away to Alabaster Academy for safety purposes. One by one, things on nFinity's list are disappearing. There's only the Dominion Key left, so they take a journey to save it. Will they beat Phoenix Vex to it?
by Kevin Kuryla
The following Museum Passes are now available in the Children's Library for check out. Families can use the passes to gain free or discounted admission depending on the location. Passes are available for residents, members who work in Darien full-time, and non-residents who are Friends at the $300 level and above. Place one on hold today!
Did you know that you and your family can also reserve a MoMA Pass from the Library?
Saturdays, April 12th and 26th from 12 noon to 1 p.m.
April is Autism Awareness Month and the Children's Library will be hosting a creation hour for families of children with autism or sensory processing disorders. Ages 3+ with a parent/caregiver.
March 21st at 4:15-5:15pm
Welcome Spring with a program in honor of Persian New Year. Learn how to set the Haft Sin table, make a goldfish craft, and grow some wheatgrass. Ages 7 and up.
One of our Kids Advisory Board members submitted this review of the new book by Connecticut author Patricia Reilly Giff.
This book is a fast paced mystery, about a girl named Siria, whose mom died and dad is a fire fighter. Siria watches over her dad and secretly follows him to all his fires. But when fires start to pop up in the oddest of places, Siria suspects someone is setting them. As she follows the clues, she thinks she knows who is setting them but is she right? Can she stop them when she does find out? I won't spoil it for you, so read the book if you want to find out.
I enjoyed this book because it is fast placed and got right into the action. I also liked that it was a mystery so I was always trying to decipher the clues. This book was hard to put down and I think that children who like mysteries, adventure, or just want a fast paced book will definitely enjoy this one.
Thank you Toby for that awesome review!
The American Library Association's Youth Media Awards were announced this morning, Monday, January 27th at 8 a.m. EST!
These awards include the Caldecott Medal (for distinguished illustrations), the Newbery Medal (for distinguished children's book writing), the Sibert Award (for distinguished non-fiction), and the Geisel (for distinguished books for beginning readers).
The Newbery Award went to two-time winner (and 2014 National Ambassador of Young People's Literature) Kate DiCamillo for her marvelously funny Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures. Darien Library favorite Doll Bones, by Holly Black, was one of four books to receive a Newbery Honor.
You can put the complete list of winners on hold, or stop by the Children's Library and see what's available!
Tuesday, August 12th at 2 p.m.
Watch the movie.
Discuss them both!
Join us for a movie, snack, and discussion of the book and Oscar-nominated film adaptation of Diana Wynne Jones' book Howl's Moving Castle.
Sophie is resigned to her boring fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl. Watch the trailer for the 2005 movie.
Rated PG, running time 119 minutes. Drop-in.
Ages 9 to 12.
Tuesday, November 19th at 4:15 p.m.
Peter Brown is a perennial favorite at Darien Library, and this year's Randolph Caldecott Honor-winner for his work on Creepy Carrots. He wrote and illustrated the hit fall release Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, as well as the wildly funny Children Make Terrible Pets. Check out his website here!
Books will be available to purchase at the event.
**Space is limited; tickets will be distributed 15 minutes prior to the event
We know you've been waiting patiently for almost two years to read the next book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. The day is finally here! On Tuesday, November 5, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck will be released. We have 20 copies that we are excited to add to the Darien Library's collection.
Place a hold on one today!