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Photo courtesy of Flickr user herwordskill

Tuesday, November 19 at 7 pm (middle and high school panel)

Darien Library and the YWCA Parent Awareness are proud to present a panel for parents of middle and high school students. The panel will feature local mental health experts who will speak to topics that relate to children of that age group. Register below for panel attendance.

The panel will be moderated by Connecticut State Representative Terrie Wood, who represents Darien and Norwalk in the Connecticut House of Representatives. Ms. Wood also serves as the Co-Chair of the Mental Health Working Group of the Gun Violence Bill.

Tuesday, November 19 at 7pm - Middle and High School Panel

Panelists include: Lisa Bunce, MS, RD/N, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Owner, Back-to-Basics Nutrition Consulting, Redding; Christopher M. Bogart, PhD, Executive Director, The Southfield Center for Development, Darien; Phyllis L. Weihs, MS, NCC, NCDF, Psychotherapist Fairfield University; and Eileen Whalen, School Psychologist, Darien High School.

Parents can submit questions for the panelists prior to the event.

In the Library's Community Room. Additional parking is available along Post Road.

 

A Visit with Author/Illustrator Greg Foley

photograph by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin
photograph by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

Wednesday, December 4th at 4:15 p.m.

Join us for a reading and a drawing demonstration with author/illustrator Greg Foley!

Greg Foley is the award-winning author/illustrator of books such as Thank You Bear, Purple Little Bird, and Willoughby and the Moon. His visit will mark the close of our Fall Into Art series, so be sure to register below! Find out more about the author on his delightfully interactive website.

Ages 3-8

Waitlist

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+

 

National Book Award Longlist

 

The 2013 National Book Award Longlist for young adult literature has been released, and this year there are several Childern's Library favorites on the list, including the newest from Kate DiCamillo and the lastest from Anne Ursu, whose Breadcrumbs has been an enduring favorite since its 2011 release.

Check out all 10 books on the longlist below!

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

First Saturdays in the Children's Library

Children's Library storytime attendees
Children's Library storytime attendees

Saturday,  February 1st, March 1st, and April 5th

11 am

A weekend storytime for families. Walkers up to 36 months with a parent/caregiver are welcome to attend this Saturday morning storytime, which will include some of our favorite books, rhymes, and fingerplays. 

 

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