Due to a rise in COVID cases, masks are required when visiting the Library building.


Monday, October 18

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Sign and Play with Chloe's Kids is a fun, musical, early-communication program for children and caregivers to enjoy together. This class uses songs and games to help families learn to communicate using signs from American Sign Language. This class is taught by certified instructor and professional c...

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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Songs, stories, and dancing give young children the opportunity to develop rhythm skills as well as new ways of learning, growing, and socializing. Inspire your child to sing and move in this musical class with Marcus! To ensure the safety of everyone during Music with Marcus there will be a limited...

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5:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Does your early elementary student want to practice reading in a low stress environment? Read with a Teen is a wonderful program where your new reader gets to read one on one with a local teen to practice their reading in a relaxed, fun setting. A two year research study at Durham University, Scotla...

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5:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Does your early elementary student want to practice reading in a low stress environment? Read with a Teen is a wonderful program where your new reader gets to read one on one with a local teen to practice their reading in a relaxed, fun setting. A two year research study at Durham University, Scotla...

Registration is closed.


5:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Does your early elementary student want to practice reading in a low stress environment? Read with a Teen is a wonderful program where your new reader gets to read one on one with a local teen to practice their reading in a relaxed, fun setting. A two year research study at Durham University, Scotla...

Program is Full


5:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Does your early elementary student want to practice reading in a low stress environment? Read with a Teen is a wonderful program where your new reader gets to read one on one with a local teen to practice their reading in a relaxed, fun setting. A two year research study at Durham University, Scotla...

Program is Full


Tuesday, October 19

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Join us for fingerplays, songs, and bounce rhymes in this lapsit storytime in the Courtyard! Miss Sam will bring back her popular storytime for a limited number of participants to ensure the safety of everyone. Pre-walking babies and a parent or caregiver. Library Mask Guidelines Participants over t...

Program is Full


10:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us at the park as we share stories, sing songs and shake our sillies out in person! To ensure the safety of everyone during storytime there will be a limited number of participants. Registered participants will be emailed exact location details before the event. Co-sponsored with Darien Parks a...

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for "New York National Historic Sites and the History They Tell," an 8-week series. Week 3: African Burial Ground Join Presenter, Allen J. Despres as he shares the story about the African Burial Ground and slavery in New York from the 17th Century through the 18th Century. Learn ho...


4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Make a spider with glowing eyes in this LED craft program! Learn some basic circuitry concepts and make a fun Halloween decoration along the way. Materials can be picked up starting Friday, October 15th. For ages 9-12. This program will take place on Zoom. We will email all participants the Zoom roo...

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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Everyone knows about the witch hunt at Salem in 1692, but few people know that in the years before Salem, Connecticut was New England’s fiercest witch prosecutor. The first person hanged for witchcraft in New England came from Windsor, and every single person indicted for witchcraft in Connecticut i...


7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Did you know the KitKat bar is the most popular candy in the state of Connecticut? Or that Tootsie Rolls were invented before most houses in America had electricity? See how far your sweet tooth takes you in this trivia night about Halloween's tastiest treat: candy! Participants will need a computer...

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Wednesday, October 20

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

We will sing, laugh, and explore digital storybooks in our virtual version of storytime. Birth to 5. This program will take place on Zoom. No advance registration required! To join us, click on the Zoom link at the start of the program at 10:30 a.m. If you need any assistance with Zoom, please email...


4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Become an artist at home through this hands-on project with Miss Maria! Pick up the project materials ahead of time then join Maria on Zoom as she guides you in creating a piece of art. This week, celebrate the creepiest season of all with a Halloween craft. Ages 3 to 6. The program materials will b...

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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Create your very own latex Halloween mask! In this two part series we will be designing in clay, building with latex, and finishing our creations with cool paint effects. Session one will be devoted to clay modeling and session two will be devoted to painting/decorating. Please note: Because each la...

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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mozart in Vienna: Monstrous Many Notes is part 2 of a 4-part Mozart series. Mozart’s disastrous visit to Paris further strained his already-strained relationship with father Leopold. Returning to Salzburg, his fertile mind continued to churn out works, including a concerto for two pianos meant to sh...


Thursday, October 21

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Join us for fingerplays, songs, and bounce rhymes in this lapsit storytime in the Courtyard! Miss Sam will bring back her popular storytime for a limited number of participants to ensure the safety of everyone. Pre-walking babies and a parent or caregiver. Library Mask Guidelines Participants over t...

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Darien Library welcomes back New York Times bestselling author, Marta McDowell. She has revealed the way that plants have stirred some of our most cherished authors, including Beatrix Potter, Emily Dickinson, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. In her latest, she shares a moving account of how gardening deepl...


2:00 PM - 3:00 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. Register for this creative program Registration Information Need help regist...


4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Join us as we explore the life and artwork of French-American artist Louise Bourgeois as we recreate one of her most famous and largest sculptures, Maman, a 30 ft high spider crafted from steel and marble. Ages 8 to 10. If you need any assistance with registering, please email Erika Walston at ewals...

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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

During this educational workshop Michael Alimo will discuss the potential challenges that can arise due to divorce, widowed, and separation as well as outliving ones spouse. We will review these scenarios and discuss strategies to prepare for them, including building a better retirement plan and fut...


7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In this six-week short-form memoir class, you will work on telling your stories and, more importantly, developing your truth speakers—the strong, clear narrator that Vivian Gornick says “a writer pulls out of his or her own agitated and boring self to organize a piece of experience.” You will read a...


Friday, October 22

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Young artists will have the opportunity to play with clay as they shape them into their own container as instructed by a professional potter. Participants will leave their creations to be baked and return to the library at a later date to pick them up. 7 to 11. If you need any assistance with regist...

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Saturday, October 23

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Little Ghost went out in the middle of the night and flew up to someone to give him a fright. She opened her mouth, but her BOO wasn’t there! All that came out was a rush of cold air. “I’ve lost my BOO! I’ve lost by BOO! Where has it gone? What will I do?” Act out this fun story with the other parti...

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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Tweens and teens in this workshop will create and act out creepy but hilarious improvisations. We will play many fun theatre games including charades and a “Who dun it?” mini murder mystery. This is the perfect program whether this is your first time or you are the well-seasoned thespian. Come enjoy...

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Sunday, October 24

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Visit the Library Courtyard for some fun early literacy activities and crafts, listen to stories, sing songs, and visit with a beloved storytime character! Take a stroll along our StoryWalk and sign up for our new 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Early literacy is more than just practicing th...