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Get Organized with Adèle: Spring Cleaning Edition

Spring cleaning is around the corner, now is the perfect time to declutter and get your home in order. Please join Adèle Mahabir, owner of Darien’s own Adèle Organizes as she guides you in how to organize your home. Learn how to get organized! Having worked with dozens of clients in the Tri-state area, Adèle focuses on building a harmonious relationship between a room and its contents, paying clo ...

  • Wednesday, March 24, 7:00 PM

Author: Amelia Pang in Conversation with Dexter Tiff Roberts

Darien Library and Barrett Bookstore are excited to welcome award-winning journalist, Amelia Pang. She will discuss her first book, Made in China. Amelia will be in conversation with Dexter Tiff Roberts, Senior fellow at the Atlantic Council Asia Security Initiative; adjunct instructor in political science and Mansfield Fellow at the University of Montana; and author of recently published The Myth ...

  • Tuesday, March 16, 7:00 PM

Organize Your Time with Ronni Eisenberg

Are you finding yourself with more and more tasks to do, yet there’s never enough time to get everything done? You are not alone! With patience, self-deprecating humor and understanding, Ronni will step you through practical solutions, that will motivate you and leave you thinking, ‘now, why didn’t I think of that?’ Register for this time management event “Ronni Eisenberg is an expert among exper ...

  • Wednesday, March 31, 7:00 PM

The Future of Fairfield County: Darien

You are invited to join the first in a series of civic conversations taking place in towns across Fairfield County, presented by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. Each local discussion will focus on the future: what experts are predicting, what demographics and statistics indicate for the coming years, and what people would like to see happen in their towns in the next decade and beyond. At ...

  • Monday, April 5, 7:00 PM

Author, Paula McLain in Conversation with Lisa Gardner

Darien Library and Barrett Bookstore are excited to welcome Paula McLain, author of the New York Times bestselling novels, The Paris Wife, Circling the Sun, and Love and Ruin. On April 13th, 2021 she introduces her latest title, When the Stars Go Dark. Paula will be joined by Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling thriller novelist. She recently released, Before She Disappeared. Register for thi ...

  • Tuesday, April 27, 7:00 PM

Museums

Museum Passes are Unavailable at the Current Time Due to COVID-19, we are not circulating museum passes for the time being. 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 pat ...

  • Last Updated 8 months ago

Antiracism

The History of Racism in America Websites The 1619 Project from The New York Times with access through the Library's portal. The King Philosophy from The King Center Places to Visit New York City: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Washington, D.C.: National Museum of African American History & Culture Montgomery, AL: The National Memorial for Peace and Justice How to Work Towards ...

  • Last Updated 7 months ago

Coronavirus Books for Kids

Extra, extra, read all about it! Hot off the presses, your Darien Librarians are here to bring you not one but TWO brand new free resources to teach your kids about the novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19! ### First up:

  • Last Updated 10 months ago
  • Catherine Stricklan

Expand Your Learning: Lerner Distance Learning Library

Check out Lerner Digital’s Distance Learning Library! To help librarians, teachers and educators better aid students with remote learning, Lerner Publishing Group has made a selection of their digital products available for free through the end of June. All of the available titles are read-alouds, though you can choose not to utilize this featur ...

  • Last Updated 10 months ago
  • Kaitlin (CL STAFF) Frick

Bookworms at Home: "Secret Pizza Party"

Welcome back to Bookworms at Home--the online version of Miss Maria’s popular Bookworms program, our book + craft club for kids ages 4 to 7! Each project is designed to be done with common household items, but feel free to substitute items for anything you might not have--your craft will be uniquely yours! Today we’re having a pizza party! What do you like on your pizza? Do you go for s ...

  • Last Updated 10 months ago
  • Maria Magallanes (Children's)

Family Art Party: Mother's Day Bouquet

Welcome back to Family Art Party--the online version of Miss Maria’s popular Preschool Art Party program! Each project is designed to be done with common household items, but feel free to substitute items for anything you might not have--your craft will be uniquely yours!

  • Last Updated 9 months ago
  • Maria Magallanes (Children's)

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Book Recommendations

Did you know May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month? During May, we celebrate Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States - and one of our favorite ways to do that is to read books by and about Asian/Pacific Americans! We’ve created a great booklist you can reference for a variety o ...

  • Last Updated 9 months ago
  • Kaitlin (CL STAFF) Frick

It's the Disappointment Issue

Greetings and welcome to the Disappointment Edition of _You Are What You Read_. The Full Pink Moon, which shall grace our skies this evening is named as such because this is the time that wild phlox begins to bloom. The moon will not actually be pink. So don’t be disappointed by that. It is also known as the sprouting grass moon (yup, have sprouting grass), the egg moon (nope, no eggs), and the f ...

  • Last Updated 4 years ago
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It's the Arbor Day Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Arbor Day Edition of _You Are What You Read_. Today is, indeed, Arbor Day for those keeping score. Originally begun in Nebraska in 1872 by settlers who missed their trees, it became official in 1907 with a proclamation by Theodore Roosevelt. It is in fact, tree pollen making some of us so miserable with grass a close second. I think that if my eyes and throat are to be ...

  • Last Updated 4 years ago
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Manhattanhenge -- It's real

Welcome to the Memorial Day Edition of _You Are What You Read_. We made it **People**. Break out the coolers, the Solo cups and the white pants! Commence the rejoicing! Here’s wishing you all a lovely long weekend that involves a healthy dose of whatever makes you happy come the Summer. As for **The Traveling Companion** and **myself**, we will be found at our favorite beach one of these weekend ...

  • Last Updated 4 years ago
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It's the Short Week Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Short Week Edition of _You Are What You Read_. In keeping with the four-day-work week, we shall also be the soul of brevity this week. The only housekeeping this week is that I hope you are enjoying the amazing new website. The whole of **Team UX** did an amazing job and they are to be commended. Well done! This week, I want to discuss **Pedro the Playmobile P ...

  • Last Updated 4 years ago
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It's the October in June Edition

Greetings and welcome to the October in June edition of You Are What You Read. **I**, for one refuse to go backward and drag out the down comforter and put it back on the bed. This is causing me some less than restful nights. But someone has to draw the line and you all are looking at her. This week’s housekeeping is as follows. There have been no offerings yet this summer. I understand life g ...

  • Last Updated 4 years ago
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