Book Group - Tech Topics for Parents

Book discussions for parents on tech topics.
Book discussions for parents on tech topics.

Finding it difficult to navigate new digital terrain? Parents are invited to attend book discussions on topics such as screentime and networked teens. Breakfast will be served.

Thursday, February 11th from 10 to 11 a.m.
Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age from Picture Books to eBooks and Everything in Between by Jason Boog

This title is also available on ebook! 

Open to Adults: No registration necessary

Thursday, March 10th from 10 to 11 a.m.
It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens By Danah Boyd
Open to Adults: No registration necessary

Black History Month Laser Tribute & Film Festival

Black History Month Laser Tribute & Film Festival
Black History Month Laser Tribute & Film Festival

Celebrate Black History Month with us!

Black History Month Laser Tribute

Tuesday, February 16th at 4 p.m.

Celebrate some of the profound contributions of African-Americans in an exciting new way. Part history lesson and part uplifting musical revival, the Black History Laser Tribute is an unforgettable experience for students of all ages. Grades K and up.


Black History Month Film Festival 

Thursday, February 18th at 2 p.m.: The Wiz

Rated G. 135 minutes.

Ease on down the yellow-brick road with The Wiz. Relive all of the magic of this beloved musical. Open.  All Ages.


Friday, February 19th at 2 p.m.: Duke Ellington and other stories

NR 70 minutes

Celebrate African American History with short stories by award winning author and illustrators.
Open.  All Ages.

President's Day Photobooth

Miss Amy as Washington, and Miss Lisa as FDR!
Miss Amy as Washington, and Miss Lisa as FDR!

Monday, February 15th (all day)

It's school break week starting Monday, February 15th, which also happens to be President's Day. If you're in town, stop in for a Presidential book and snap a photo in our Presidential Photobooth!

Monday Minecraft Mania

Minecrafters unite!
Minecrafters unite!

Monday, February 15th from 2 to 4 p.m.

Join us as we present challenges to build and collaborate within the Minecraft program. We'll be logged in to the Children's Library's accounts, ready to play! 

Grades 2-6, open.

Open T|E|A Rooms in February

T|E|A Room Tuesdays are held Tuesday afternoons from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., and are open to children in Grades 3 to 6.

No registration necessary!


Feb 9  -  Popup Cards

Feb 16 - Board Game Making

Feb 23  - Hovercraft

Family Digital Scavenger Hunt

Participants from one of our famous Family Scavenger Hunts!
Participants from one of our famous Family Scavenger Hunts!

Friday, February 19th at 6 p.m.

Do you know Darien Library? Families will compete in this touchscreen event that will have them racing through the stacks. The winning team will receive a prize!

Register Online (Family Program).

Tech Series Week 4: Wearable Health Tech

Photo by Jean Baptiste Paris / CC BY-SA 2.0
Photo by Jean Baptiste Paris / CC BY-SA 2.0

Like what you see here? Sign up for tech emails and we will send you one email a week through March 14.

If you’ve signed up for our Tech Series emails, you’re probably already on the “technology is transformative” bandwagon. There is perhaps no industry technology has improved as much as the healthcare industry. Whether you’re tracking your steps with a fitbit, using Youtube as your personal trainer or meditating with your smartphone, there is no limit to how technology can improve our health and wellness. While clicking a button or buying a gadget won’t fix our heart health, using technology can support healthy activities and raise our awareness of our fitness levels and more.

Learn more about Health Tech...

Missed last week's email? Read Tech Series Week 3: Online Privacy

Read Tech Series Week 2: Screen Time and Your Family.

Read Tech Series Week 1: Digital Darien

*Want to learn more about a technology topic and we don't have a book on it? Request a technology book purchase.

Early Literacy Text Messages From Your Librarians

Hear from us!
Hear from us!

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.

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


Family Tech Series 2016

Grow with us!
Grow with us!

Darien Library Presents: Family Tech Series

January, February, and March 2016

From gaming to cloud computing, technology has shaped the ways that we connect and communicate. Join us for stimulating discussions, hands-on classes, and more.

Interested participants can sign up to receive a weekly email during the duration of the Tech Series to further their knowledge and learn more about technology.  Emails will be sent on Mondays, beginning January 18 and concluding on March 14. There will be no email the week of February 15. 

Sign up for emails at

To view our full calendar of events, please see:

Tech Programs for Adults and Families

Tech Programs for Kids

*Registration opens Monday, January 11th

Register for Newbery Visionaries 2016!

What will win the Newbery Award in 2017? Your Newbery Visionary can cast their vote for Darien Library's pick!
What will win the Newbery Award in 2017? Your Newbery Visionary can cast their vote for Darien Library's pick!

Newbery Visionaries is a registered book group which welcomes all book lovers and critical thinkers in grades 5-7.

Participants will learn all about the Newbery Award, the oldest and most distinguished Children's Book Award in the world.

Kids will be given potential 2017 Newbery Award books to read and asked to use their critical thinking skills at monthly meetings to debate which books deserve to win the biggest prize of all. It all culminates in a party in January where Darien's Newbery Visionaries vote for their own choice for the 2017 Newbery Award!

Dinner will be served at each meeting. Participants will be expected to attend each meeting. 

Registration is a lottery. Register by Monday, February 15th. 

First Meeting: Monday, February 22nd at 5 pm