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Jen's Book Recommendations

Jen Dayton

Jen Dayton is our Collection Development Manager (AKA she oversees and plans the direction of our book purchases). Jen is tireless in her search for great  new books which maybe initially flying under your radar. A voracious reader, Jen, has the power to tell you what your next favorite book will be.

 

 

 


You Are What You Read
May 5, 2016

Greetings and welcome to the Mother’s Day Edition of You Are What You Read.   We will be taking a break next week, as I will be finishing up 4 days in The Windy City at... Read More

April 4, 2016

Greetings and welcome to the Arbor Day Edition of You Are What You Read.   Today is, indeed, Arbor Day for those keeping score.   Originally begun in Nebraska in 1872 by... Read More

April 4, 2016

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. ... Read More

April 4, 2016

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. ... Read More

Nice New Book Goodness
Nice New Book Goodness

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up.  Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk.  Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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Nice New Book Goodness

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up.  Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk.  Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

Read more
Nice New Book Goodness

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up.  Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk.  Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

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New Books December 2015!

On the hunt for something new and exciting?

Looking for a great new author or the next book in your favorite series?

Below you'll find a list of brand new children's books available here at Darien Library, published in the eleventh month of 2015.

For a complete list of children's books published this month, visit Publisher's Weekly on-sale calendar!

Click to view the full list

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Download eMagazines from the Library!

Available on nearly all Internet-enabled devices.
Available on nearly all Internet-enabled devices.

Do you love magazines? Do you wish you could read magazines on the go? Then we have great news for you! 

Darien Library now offers 75 eMagazines which can be read on nearly all Internet-enabled devices. The eMagazines are brought to you through Zinio.  Select titles include: 

  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Consumer Reports
  • Economist
  • ESPN the Magazine
  • Harper's Bazaar
  • Martha Stewart Living
  • US Weekly

Start reading eMagazines now!

eMagazines are available for Darien residents, those who work full-time in Darien, and Friends of the Library who have donated $300 or more.

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NPR Bestsellers: Fiction

NPR bestsellers for the week of April 19, 2012.

New York Times Best Sellers: Fiction

Top Ten Hardcover Bestsellers from the New York Times for the week of April 22, 2012.

New York Times Bestsellers: Fiction

Top Ten Hardcover Bestsellers from the New York Times for the week of April 8th

King James Version


Every so often, a young athlete's story is so outstanding that he (or she) starts garnering national attention...like when LeBron James landed on Sports Illustrated's cover as a high school junior back in 2002, labeled as "The Chosen One." Eight years later, he is the premiere superstar in the NBA, but nearly a decade ago in Akron, Ohio, he and four other players comprised what may have been the best high school basketball team of all time.

More Than a Game documents this team and the way each of the five players learns to depend on the others and grow on court and off, including footage all the way back to their junior high years, friendships and tensions, controversy, setbacks, and achievement together. We all know what happened to LeBron, but who were the other four guys who helped him become a household name before he was old enough to vote?

A little more slick than Hoop Dreams, a lot more involving than re-created films "based on the true story," filmmaker Kristopher Belman took a chance when he started documenting the Akron team in 2001 -- there was no way of knowing that the story would be worth telling. Here we have the early days of a future Hall of Famer, the coming of age of five young men, and a compelling piece on sports and high school basketball in our modern culture -- a three pointer!

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