CANCELED: Elemental Meditation: Water

Image courtesy of flickr user aigle_dore.
Image courtesy of flickr user aigle_dore.

This event is canceled due to presenter illness. Please check back for a rescheduled date!

Open yourself up to Elemental Meditation in this new series. Did you know that each of the elements resides within us? Having these elements in balance inside of us helps us to be more connected to ourselves and centered as we go about our daily lives. In this seven week series, we will begin with an introduction to the five elements, followed by focused meditation based upon the elements (Earth, Space, Fire, Air, and Water), and ending with advanced meditation combining all five elements for a true balanced state.

Instructor Julie Punishill will lead the meditation group on the following dates September 28th, October 5th, October 12th, October 19th, November 16th, November 23rd, and November 30th.

Learn Photoshop to Edit Your Family Photos

We'll work in Photoshop CS 5.5
We'll work in Photoshop CS 5.5

Tuesday, December 1st at 1 p.m.
Tech Center on the Lower Level


You still have time to edit your family photos before the holiday card rush! In this two hour workshop, George Zariff, will show you how to crop, resize, color correct, and more to bring out the best image from your photos. The first hour will focus on learning the basics and the second will be you working on your own photos. Make sure your photos are already in a digital form on a flash drive or in your email. 

Holiday Concert with the Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones

Image courtesy of The Veritones.
Image courtesy of The Veritones.

Sunday, December 6th at 5 p.m.

Join us in the Louise Parker Berry Community Room as we enjoy a mix of holiday tunes and pop music favorites from The Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones.

About The Veritones

Founded in 1985 by a small group of passionate undergraduates including Academy Award Winner Mira Sorvino, the Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones are one of Harvard College’s contemporary, co-ed a cappella groups. They are known for the originality of their student-composed arrangements, their poise and stage presence, and the traditions that bring their tight-knit group together. 

A passion for complex harmony and musical excellence has afforded once-in-a-lifetime performance opportunities, including booking celebrity engagement parties, performing for Laverne Cox, Jason Alexander, Henry Cavill, and hosting and singing on Harvard Campus with Josh Groban and Bobby McFerrin. Additionally, the Veritones have recently been featured on BuzzFeed’s Top 15 Contemporary A Cappella Performances

One ticket per person, tickets will be distributed at 4 p.m. 

Refreshments will be served. Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).

Travel Tips for the Savvy Traveler

Image courtesy of flickr user tukanuk.
Image courtesy of flickr user tukanuk.

Thursday, December 3rd at 7 p.m.

Does winter have you dreaming of summer travel? Learn personal and professional travel tips to make your next adventure a wonderful experience. Presented by AAA Stamford Branch Manager, Michael Ferrari, and Travel Consultant Deborah Tual, both of whom have traveled extensively throughout the world. Topics include the when, where, why and how for domestic and international travel. Learn about currency, safety, driving, passports and visas and more.

Museum passes: now even easier!

You could visit MoMA next week!
You could visit MoMA next week!

NYC and Connecticut are home to some of the greatest museums in the country. Renaissance masterpieces, visionary modern art, and celebrations of great historical figures are an easy train or car ride away. As part of our continuing dedication to enriching the lives of our patrons, Darien Library is pleased to provide a variety of museum passes that will engage, excite, and inform you in a cultural learning experience.

Those who have borrowed museum passes from the Library in the past will be excited to note that our new online system is even easier than before. Simply pick a museum you want to visit, or a date you'd like to go on an excursion, see what's available, and book immediately. You can also call our Welcome Desk at 203-669-5239 for help with booking. You then pick up the pass the afternoon before your visit, and return it the following day. Whether you're a parent looking for a fun adventure, a host looking for somewhere to go with visiting relatives, or an art aficionado, we're got a pass for you! Click here to see what's available now.

In order to book a museum pass, you need to live in Darien, work full-time in Darien, or be a Friend at the $300 level. Let us know what you think of the new system! And we're looking forward to adding more museum passes to this collection--where else would you like to visit?

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