Sections of the Mezzanine will be closed and noisier than usual due to HVAC work.


Monday, October 14

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Consider the possibilities of tiny scraps! Explore the techniques and tricks used in collage by artists like Eric Carle and Oge Mora. Then play with our 'scrap' collection to create a masterpiece of your very own! Ages 7 to 9.

Program is Full


Tuesday, October 15

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Our popular discussion series continues with a line-up of stories especially selected to offer insight into the human condition and provoke thoughtful conversation. Please join us and share with other short story enthusiasts. Stories are available for pickup the week before each meeting.


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Please join us for a Walking Book Group exploring The Overstory by Richard Powers. A brief discussion of the book will take place followed by a guided tour with Emily Ciffone of arboreal highlights at the Darien Nature Center. Get directions. Register by clicking the link below or in person at the f...

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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Get your hands messy with this tactile craft program! Celebrate fall by making leaf-shaped bowls that you can take home, all while learning the basic principles of ceramics. Ages 6 to 9.

Program is Full


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Evoking the Kamchatka Peninsula at the northeastern edge of Russia, a fascinating region on the other side of the world, this suspenseful story announces the debut of a profoundly gifted writer. Taking us through a year in Kamchatka, Disappearing Earth enters with astonishing emotional acuity the wo...


Wednesday, October 16

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This storytime features books, rhymes, and movement activities. Open. Walkers up to 36 months.


4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Get into the fall fever by making wreaths with paper leaves with Miss Maria. Ages 3 to 5.

Program is Full


4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us to play the classic board game Clue while we watch the movie adaptation of the game. Can we solve a mystery before the cast does on screen? Only time will tell! Rated PG. 94 minutes. Open. Ages 12-18.


8:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Are you looking for a regular opportunity to practice your conversational English? Join our discussion group which is designed to meet the needs of busy English-language learners, especially those who work during the day. This month, we will get to meet new au pairs in the area and welcome everyone...


Thursday, October 17

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Pre-walking babies and a parent/caregiver. Join us for fingerplays, songs, and bounce rhymes in this lapsit storytime. Open.


2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Calling all fiber artists! Whether you're a casual knitter, an expert crocheter, or dabble in loom weaving, join us as we create and chat. Bring your projects, get tips, and learn from one another. All skill levels welcome.


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn the classic art of cross stitch embroidery with master embroiderers from the Fairfield County Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America. Come ready to learn cross stitch basics, then put the skills into action by creating a cross stitched bookmark! Participants must attend both classes. Ag...

Program is Full


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Acclaimed best-selling author, nutritionist, and James Beard Award winner, Ellie Krieger, visits Darien Library to talk about her new book, WHOLE IN ONE: Complete, Healthy Meals in a Single Pot, Sheet Pan, or Skillet. Her cookbook shares 125 incredible recipes that are all made in a single pot, shee...


Friday, October 18

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Love to play video games at the Library? Stop by on Friday afternoons to try out our games with your friends. Ages 12 - 18.


6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

(2018) Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lorraine Toussaint, Christopher Denham, Saniyya Sidney, Jermaine Washington; Rated PG-13 for a scene of violence and brief strong language; 100 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired. Hunted by mysterious forces, a young woman with supernatural abi...


Saturday, October 19

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you a LEGO fan? Let's build something together! Stop by every Saturday to participate in collaborative Lego building with other kids. Open. Ages 5 and up.


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Friends of the Darien Library cordially invite you to the Annual Meeting. Ken Wiggin, the Connecticut State Librarian, will provide his unique perspective on the important role of libraries in a changing world. Prior to Ken's presentation, learn about the year's developments from Kevin Gasvoda, Pres...


Sunday, October 20

2:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Join us from 2 to 4 p.m. for a spooky film for the whole family! Don't miss out on Goosebumps (2015) as inspired by the beloved books of R.L. Stine. Teens and a horror writer battle the author's monstrous creations after they come to life and wreak havoc on their small town. This film is rated PG a...

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