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Think up your answers and be ready to face the camera at 2:30 p.m., Saturday June 19th (i.e. today) in the Teen Lounge!
The FIFA World Cup 2010 tournament is underway as 32 countries compete for the prestigious title. The championship for this sporting spectacle has been awarded every four years since its inception in 1930. The venue for this year's cup is South Africa, already known for the sound of their Vuvuzela's.
The Darien Library will be showing a number of games in our Community Room, which is adjacent to the cafe, for you to enjoy in crisp quality on the big screen!
Here is the upcoming schedule*.
Thursday, June 17
Greece vs Nigeria 10AM
France vs Mexico 2:30PM
Friday, June 18
United States vs Slovenia 10AM
England vs Algeria 2:30PM
Monday, June 21
Chile vs Switzerland 10AM
Spain vs Honduras 2:30 PM
Tuesday, June 22
France vs South Africa 10AM
Argentina vs Greece 2:30PM
Wednesday, June 23
United States vs Algeria 10AM (Conference Room 3rd Floor)
Thursday, June 24
Italy vs Slovakia 10AM
Cameroon vs Netherlands 2:30PM (Conference Room 3rd Floor)
Friday, June 25
Portugal vs Brazil 10AM
Spain vs Chile 2:30PM
Saturday, June 26
Uruguay vs South Korea 10AM
United States vs Ghana 2:30PM
Sunday, June 27
Argentina vs Mexico 2:30PM
Monday, June 28
Slovakia vs Netherlands 10AM
Tuesday, June 29
Japan vs Paraguay 10AM
Spain vs Portugal 2:30PM
Friday, July 2
Brazil vs Netherlands 10AM
Uruguay vs Ghana 2:30PM
Saturday, July 3
Argentina vs Germany 10AM
*Keep tuned for more scheduled matches.
What do you think of the tournament so far and who is your favorite team to win? Let us know in the comments below.
Test your knowledge (or your google-fu) with these trivia questions. Post correct answers in the comments by tomorrow (Sunday) at 2:30 p.m. for a chance to win brand new, not yet published books or even a sweet Vladimir Tod tote!
There is something in the fog...
Saturday May 28th
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen’s).
This Saturday, May 15th at 2:30 PM, tell us why your favorite book is the best one of all.
Use your creativity to record a video interview about your book, or combine pictures, video and text to tell the world about an amazing read.
Saturday May 8th
Learn to make candles from sheets of beeswax. Beautiful, one-of-a-kind candles make a great gift, or can be used to create a soothing atmosphere in your room. This is your chance to make something unique!
Here is part two of our College Admissions 101 series - Advice for the Student Athlete, held at Darien Library on Thursday, April 22nd at 7pm. Our panel of speakers, which combined coaches, parents of student athletes, and the student athletes themselves, offered great tips for navigating the process of choosing the right school and athletic program, getting recruited, and managing both the acacdemic and extra-curricular responsibilities of an athlete. Take a look at the video below, where you'll also find out why our panelists all agree that being a college athlete, whether in a division or through club teams, is an incredibly fulfilling experience!
Advice for Student Athletes Panelists:
John Keleher, Director of Athletics, Darien Public Schools
Mo Minicus, Darien High School Field Hockey Coach
Kelly Vegliante, Darien High School assistant coach and parent of a college athlete
Mary Bennett, parent of college athletes
Stephanie Janasiewicz, varsity soccer player, Purchase College
James Wyper, varsity runner, Yale University
Also, click here to view part one of our series: The Admissions Process.
Drop into the Teen Lounge on Wednesday at 4 p.m. to turn trash into treasure! As part of One Book One Community, we're showing you how to take little things like corks, Altoid tins, and bottle lids and make them into fun crafts that you can use to decorate your room, your locker, or yourself!
See you there -- all materials will be provided and registration is not required.
Saturday April 17th
Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, The 11th Hour documents grave threats to modern ecosystems, including global warming, deforestation, mass extinctions, and depletion of ocean habitats.
The movie is rated PG and the event is for teens aged 12-18.
On April 1st, 2010, Darien Library held the first in a panel discussion series aimed at helping Darien students improve their college application packages. The video is here, so if you missed the event, or want to hear our panelists' advice again, click below!
Remember, there is a second event in the series, Advice for Student Athletes, on April 22nd at 7 PM.
The Admissions Process:
Learn tips and tricks for mastering the college admissions process, find out about gap year options, and hear ideas about using social media marketing tools to enhance applications.
Lindsay Slattum Associate Director for Undergraduate Admissions, Fairfield University
Kristin White Author of The Complete Guide to the Gap Year
Paul Ribeiro Director of Guidance, Darien High School
Stephanie Klein Wassink Principal, Winning Applications, LLC