Evan Gottfried's Family Music Extravaganza

Shake it up on April 30 with your family!
Shake it up on April 30 with your family!

Saturday, April 30th at 2 p.m.

Come celebrate spring with a family concert in the Library! In this highly interactive and imaginative program, Evan Gottfried will have everyone on their feet and singing to music off of his Reach Up! album.

This program will take place in the Louise Parker Berry Community Room

Summer Reading Preview for Homeschoolers and Beyond

A Summer Reading Preview in the Children's Library
A Summer Reading Preview in the Children's Library

Tuesday, May 3rd from 4 to 5 p.m.

Do you live in Darien and homeschool your child, or enroll them in a school outside of Darien? Please allow us to invite you and your children to the Library for a special presentation of our Summer Reading Program and our special book lists of Suggested Summer Reads.

Each year we visit our public and private Darien elementary schools to share information on our Summer Reading Program. We want to extend the invitation to our entire library family and welcome families to attend a special afternoon of treats and books!

Grades K-5. Registered. Refreshments will be served at this event.

Parents of all children are invited. 

All grades in the Louise Parker Berry Community Room (snacks will be served).

Book Character Portrait Workshop

Photoby Saint John's School /CC BY-ND 2.0
Photoby Saint John's School /CC BY-ND 2.0

Monday, May 2nd at 4 p.m. (K-2nd)

Who is your favorite book character? Come and make a 3D portrait and have it put on display in the Children's Library.

Register 

 

Children's Book Ball

Photoby Tambako The Jaguar /CC BY
Photoby Tambako The Jaguar /CC BY

Thursday, May 5th at 5pm

 

Celebrate Children's Book Week dressed as your favorite book character. There will be dancing, refreshments, games and a photobooth. Grades K and up.

 

Register

Language of Math

Photo by Artúr Herczeg /CC BY
Photo by Artúr Herczeg /CC BY

Thursday, May 5 at 10 a.m.

Math is much easier when you understand the language of it.  During this workshop, we will discuss the research-based techniques that are the foundation of our instructional methods at Eagle Hill School. You’ll leave with ideas for activities to use at home, and more important how to help your children discover that MATH IS FUN!  The information will be targeted towards elementary/early middle-school aged children.

Register for this program.

This presentation will be hosted by educators from Eagle Hill School.

Eagle Hill is a co-ed independent school serving children, ages 5-15, with language based learning disabilities. The curriculum is highly individualized according to students' needs and learning styles.  Math classes typically range from 3:1 to 7:1 (student:teacher ratio) and this allows for a comprehensive and tailored approach to instruction.

Librarians to visit...Your Schools!

The Children's and Teen Librarians get ready for the DARIEN OLYMPIANS Summer Reading Program
The Children's and Teen Librarians get ready for the DARIEN OLYMPIANS Summer Reading Program

It's that time of year again!

The Children's Librarians are gearing up to visit YOUR schools during the month of May and early June. We will be visiting each and every student that attends elementary and middle school in Darien. During our visits, we will share exclusive details about our Summer Reading program and reveal top-secret booklists that we have been working on for months! The dates of each of our visits are below.

May 11th & June 9th: Pear Tree Point

May 12th: Ox Ridge

May 18th & 19th: Holmes

May 24th, 25th, and 26th: Royle

May 31st, June 1st, and 2nd: Hindley

June 7th & 8th: Tokeneke

MMS: To be confirmed!