February Crafts: Groundhog Day and Valentine's Day

Image courtesy of Flickr user melisdramatic
Image courtesy of Flickr user melisdramatic

Two special days in February call out for kid's crafts. Join us for crafts, fun, and more! Ages 3 and up. Drop-in.

Monday, February 2nd, at 4 p.m.: Groundhog Day Crafts

Wednesday, February 11th at 4 p.m.: Valentine's Day Crafts

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

Reading Education Assistance Dogs
Reading Education Assistance Dogs

Tuesday, February 10th 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 your preferred time is not available, please join our Waitlist.

 

Stay Fit With Wii

Families love playing Wii! (Image courtesy of Flickr user JFlinchbaugh)
Families love playing Wii! (Image courtesy of Flickr user JFlinchbaugh)

Wednesday, February 4th at 5pm

Put on your workout shoes and join us in the Children’s Library for some friendly fitness play featuring active Wii games like Just Dance 2015, Wii Sports, and more.

Registration encouraged but not required. Ages K+.

2015 Book Groups

We'll be discussing Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods on Thursday, February 19th at 5 p.m.
We'll be discussing Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods on Thursday, February 19th at 5 p.m.

This winter, join the Children's Library for a series of drop-in book discussions for elementary and middle school readers!

Jr. Book Club

Grades 2-3, Wednesdays at 4:15 p.m. 

Early elementary readers are invited to discuss librarian-selected chapter books. The discussion will be followed by an activity, game or craft inspired by the story.

Wednesday, February 25th: Leroy Ninker Saddles Up

Wednesday, March 25th: The Vanishing Coin

 

Nutmeg Book Club

Grades 4-6, Thursdays at 5 p.m. 

Join us as we discuss a 2015 Intermediate Nutmeg nominee! The discussion will be followed by an activity. Pizza will be served. 

Thursday, February 19th: Saint Louis Armstrong Beach

Thursday, March 19th: Walls Within Walls

 

Register your makers today for our T|E|A Room Tuesdays!

Our science, technology, engineering, arts, and math classes in the T|E|A room are now open for registration.  Classes include Brushbots, Duct Tape Lunchboxes, Feltmaking, Model Magic Solar Systems, Balloon Rockets, and many many more.

T|E|A Room Tuesdays are held Tuesday afternoons from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., and are open to children in Grades 3 to 6.

Brochures are available in the Children's Library.

Register, call us at (203) 669-5235, or come visit us in the library!

Postponed: ADHD and Mood Disorders: New Strategies & Treatments

Photo courtesy of Flickr user Steven Yeh
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Steven Yeh

This event has been postponed due to weather. Rescheduling information will be released as soon as possible. 

Darien Library and Darien Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) are pleased to present Dr. Alan Wachtel on ADHD & Mood Disorders: New Strategies and Treatments.  

Dr. Wachtel will discuss strategies, medication options and treatments for children who struggle with mood and attention. He will cover school-based accommodations and strategies. Research has shown that parents and teachers need to foster a child’s focus to maximize a child’s ability to learn. In addition, he will address the benefits and risks of various treatments and decisions when to commence or postpone treatment at various stages of a child's life.

Dr. Wachtel is the author of The Attention Deficit Answer Book. He is a board certified psychiatrist is the founder and director of Familyhealth Associates and a Distinguished Life Fellow APA.

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

Register Online

iFamily: A Technology Series for the 21st Century

What will you learn?
What will you learn?


Monday, January 12th to Friday, March 13th

From gaming to cloud computing, technology has shaped the ways that families connect and communicate – it impacts nearly all aspects of our lives. The iFamily series explores the role of emerging technologies in parents’ and childrens’ lives. Join us for thought-provoking film screenings, hands-on classes, stimulating discussions, and more.

To view our full calendar of events, please see:

Tech Programs for Parents

Tech Programs for Kids

*Registration opens Monday, December 29th

Monday Belongs to Oscar: "The Boxtrolls" Film Screening

Image via IMDB.com
Image via IMDB.com

Monday, February 2nd at 6:30 p.m.

Come see some of the hottest films of this past year in preparation for the film industry's biggest night! Enjoy a screening of a selection of the 2015 Oscar nominated films in January and February. 

Kid-friendly film The Boxtrolls will screen Monday, February 2nd at 6:30 p.m. The film is rated PG, running time 95 minutes.

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

Watch the trailer here

Online Security Seminar

Online Security Seminar presented by Miss Amanda
Online Security Seminar presented by Miss Amanda

Wednesday, February 25th at 10am

Thursday, March 5th at 6pm

Our online world can be daunting — how do we keep ourselves and our families safe from identity theft, computer viruses, and online predators? Come learn tips from our tech savvy librarians about how to protect your computer, accounts, and self online.

Register for Wednesday, February 25th

Register for Thursday, March 5th