Tuesday, October 17

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This October, the Community Fund of Darien and the Darien Library invite you to join a four week parenting series. Active Parenting is an award winning, evidence based program that equips parents with tools they need to communicate effectively with children, discipline while teaching responsibility...

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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Art educator, Veronica Ponce Lamendola, will celebrate and explore art concepts in this special series for preschoolers on Tuesdays in September and October. Participants should be able to attend all six classes. Ages 3 to 5.

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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.


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come and explore a special topic in STEAM with us! This week's project will be Binary Code Keychains. Participants will learn how to write their name in the ASCII code that computers can read and use colorful beads to "code" their name on a necklace or keychain. Open. Grades 3 to 6.


7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This October, the Community Fund of Darien and the Darien Library invite you to join a four week parenting series. Active Parenting is an award winning, evidence based program that equips parents with tools they need to communicate effectively with children, discipline while teaching responsibility...

Program is Full


Wednesday, October 18

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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


1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

(2017) Starring Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, Angus Macfadyen; Rated PG-13; 140 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired. A British explorer searches for a lost city in the Amazon over the course of two decades. Based on a true story. For more informa...


4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Join passionate quilter, Lisa Mason, in this two-class workshop on quilting for beginners. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the theory behind quilting and sew a square or two of their very own! Grades 3 to 6. Participants must be able to attend both sessions.

Registration is closed.


7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Program Director, Joshua Herbert, MD, Darien Library, and Stamford Hospital, cordially invite the public to attend this five week series of lectures that mimic the structure of the medical school experience. Each night will focus on one topic and cover the anatomy, function, common disease states, a...


8:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Are you looking for a regular opportunity to practice your conversational English? Join our bi-monthly short story discussion group designed to meet the needs of busy English-language learners, especially those who work during the day. Participants are asked to read a short story in advance of the m...

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Thursday, October 19

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.


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join this monthly roundtable. In this series, we'll be hosting lectures and discussions designed to assist women in reaching financial independence. This month's discussion serves to answer the question, "Everything You Wanted to Know About Money?" We’ll share the 7 most common mistakes pe...


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.


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Participants will help design their own props and act out famous stories from children's literature! Parents are invited to join the group at 4:45 p.m. for a special performance. Grades 1 to 3.

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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Writer’s Workshop is a monthly meeting for writers of any genre. At Writer’s Workshop we foster anyone’s desire to try his or her hand at writing. We accept all genres and levels of writing ability. At our monthly meeting we critique up to ten pages of written work in a friendly, constructive atmosp...


Friday, October 20

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.


4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

IN a playful yet haunting environment, tweens will create creepy and spooky improvisations. Don't miss out on a few hours full of ghostly frolicking and ghoulish fun! All that one needs for success in this theater workshop is an active imagination. Ages 10 to 13.

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6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

(2017) Starring Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Rocky Carroll, Courtney B. Vance ; Rated R; 93 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired. The true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line...


8:30 PM - 10:15 PM

(2017) Starring Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Rocky Carroll, Courtney B. Vance ; Rated R; 93 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired. The true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line...


Saturday, October 21

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

LuAnn Adams will be using puppets, visuals, sound effects, music and LOTS of audience participation to bring stories to life! This week's theme is Jaws, Paws & Claws! Animal Wisdom Tales From Around the World. Crocodiles, Tigers & Bears and more! Animals in folklore talk, and teach us throug...


2:00 PM - 4:00 AM

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.


2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Animation is a celebrated medium in film, but did you know that the first animated film was released over 80 years ago? Our "Art of Animation" film series will celebrate all types of animation in film. This week's film, "Toy Story" (1995) was a joint venture between Walt Disney P...


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Friends of the Darien Library cordially invite you to the Annual Meeting. Kyle Cassidy, author and photographer of This is What a Librarian Looks Like, will be our featured speaker. This is What a Librarian Looks Like is a photographic and written ode to more than 200 librarians and libraries from a...


Sunday, October 22

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Get ready for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) by developing your plot in just one hour. The hardest part of plotting is just building a workable framework so you can get on with the actual writing. The One Hour Plot system is designed to give you a useful skeleton plot. Hosted by Roman of F...

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