A Visit with Author/Illustrator Frank Viva

c Brooklyn Book Festival
c Brooklyn Book Festival

Thursday, October 3rd at 4:15 p.m.

Join us for a reading with Frank Viva!

In collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) Publications, help us kick off Fall Into Art with a reading from Frank Viva, author of the 2013 booktalking book A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse and the new book Young Frank, Architect, available starting September 27th!

Young Frank, Architect, is the first picture book to ever be published by MoMa Publications. Read more about the book here!

Ages 3-8.

Register for the waitlist here.

A Visit with Author/Illustrator Oliver Jeffers

Via Oliver Jeffers' Twitter
Via Oliver Jeffers' Twitter

Thursday, October 17th at 4:15 p.m. for ages 3+

Join us for a drop-in celebration of drawing and books!

The Children's Library is pleased to present A Visit With Author/Illustrator Oliver Jeffers, one of Darien's favorite picture book authors! Oliver Jeffers is the popular author of booktalking books Stuck and Up & Down, as well as the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling The Day the Crayons Quit. Find out more about the author on his website. And check out the awesome short video below!

 

**Space is limited; tickets will be distributed 15 minutes prior to the event.

Collection Scavenger Hunt!

What questions will be answered in Kids Traditions?
What questions will be answered in Kids Traditions?

Thursday, September 19 from 4 - 5 p.m.

Get to know the newly reorganized Non-Fiction collection during this drop-in Scavenger Hunt!

Pick up your sheet of scavenger questions at the Children's Library desk and get to hunting! The first 10 kids with all the right answers win a delicious prize!

Ages 7+

 

Fall Into Art - Drop-In Programs

These fun Fall Into Art programs do not require registration, but space may be limited.

R.W.D. Read, Watch, Discuss    

Wednesday, November 20 at 4:15 p.m.: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Join Miss Elisabeth and Miss Krishna for a movie, pizza, and discussion of a book and its film adaptation. Grades 4 to 6.

Artworms      

Thursday, November 14, 21 from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

Miss Krishna leads this weekly craft program. Learn about famous artists and replicate some of their work! Ages 5-7.

Open TEA Room*      

Friday, November 15, 29 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Calling all Makers! The TEA Room (Technology, Engineering, & The Arts) is open for free play, exploration, creation, and discovery. Grades 3-6 and a parent/care-giver. *Space is limited, sign up 15 minutes prior to the program.

Sensory Saturdays       

Saturday, November 23 from 11 to 1 p.m.

Explore your senses in this crafting program designed for Children on the Spectrum but open to all! Ages 4+ and a parent/caregiver.

 

October Fall Into Art Programs

Registration begins Tuesday, September 3.

These are the Fall Into Art registered programs for October 2013. Click on a program title to register.

A Visit with Author Frank Viva      Thursday, October 3 from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

In collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Publications, help us kick off Fall Into Art with a reading from Frank Viva, author of the 2013 booktalking book A Trip to the Bottom of the World With Mouse, as well as his new book Young Frank, Architect. Ages 3-8.

Art APPreciation     Mondays, October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Young artists will go digital by experimenting with photography, drawing, and animation apps. Ages 9-12.

This class is now full. Register for the waitlist here.

Get Surreal!     Wednesday, October 16 from 4:15 tp 5 p.m.

Read a book about famed Surreal artists Salvador Dali aand Rene Magritte and create your own surreal collages to take home. Ages 7-9

This class is now full. Register for the waitlist here.

Needle & Thread      Tuesday, October 22 from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

At this inter-generational program, enjoy tea and cookies while learning the art of needlework! Ages 8-12.

This class is now full. Register for the waitlist here.

Deepavali/Diwali Celebration      Tuesday, October 29 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Join Mrs. Radia to learn about the ancient celebration of Deepavali/Diwali in this interactive crafting program. Ages 5+.

This class is now full. Register for the waitlist here.

 

 

Fall Into Art!

Fall into Art this autumn with the children's library! Image via http://www.williammoten.com/
Fall into Art this autumn with the children's library! Image via http://www.williammoten.com/

School is back in session and the air is getting crisper - this autumn, Fall Into Art with the Children's Library!

Join us in October and November for a series of creative programs for all ages, as well as spectacular author visits from Darien Library favorites Frank Viva, Oliver Jeffers, Peter Brown, and Greg Foley!

Register for November & December programs

Drop-in programs

Jr. Book Group

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis

Tuesday, October 22 at 5 p.m.

Early elementary readers are invited to this monthly book group. The discussion will be followed by an activity, craft, or game inspired by the story. This month’s book is Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis. Grades 2 to 3. 

 

R.E.A.D. in the Children's Library

Reading Education Assistance Dogs
Reading Education Assistance Dogs

Tuesday, April 15th from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m.

Is your child learning to read? Reading Education Assistance Dogs will visit the Children's Library to encourage beginning readers and promote literacy. Register for a 15 minute reading session with a certified therapy dog. Readers ages 5 and up.

Sessions offered:

4:00 p.m. 

4:15 p.m. 

4:30 p.m.

4:45 p.m.

If you preferred time is not available, please join our Waitlist

 

Tween Book Group

Thursday, July 18 at 5 p.m.

Discuss Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead over a pizza dinner, followed by a book-related activity.  Ages 9 to 12.  Drop in.

 

May App of the Month: ABC Farm

In honor of summer being just around the corner, our app of the month this May is ABC Farm, a bright, imaginative app all about farms. Created by award winning app production studio Peapod Labs, ABC Farm teaches youngsters all about animals, farm life, and the variety of food and crops that grow on farms. Users also test out their letter recognition and print knowledge skills, which are especially important skills for pre-readers to utilize.

We especially like that users can toggle from English to Spanish to learn words in both languages. It's a great feature for bilingual users and language enthusiasts alike!

Peapod Labs have created a slew of great apps which feature picture and words relating to a special topic, like food, wildlife, and music, and ABC Farm is no disappointment! Available for Apple products for $2.99.