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Skerrett & Frazier: A Friday Night Film Discussion

Do you love film? Do you love discussing films with other cinephiles? Join is this week as Skerrett and Frazier discuss the films EMMA (1996). Emma is a mischievous beauty who sets up her single friends. But-- she's not very good at it, and makes a hilariously tangled mess of everyone's lives, until she herself falls in love, finally freeing everyone from her outrageously misguided matchmaking! Fo ...

  • Friday, June 5, 7:00 PM

Museums

Darien Library is Closed We are closed until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak. As such, we are not circulating any items. You may place a reservation on a museum pass and hopefully we'll reopen before the date of your desired museum adventure. We will email you when we do reopen. NYC and Connecticut are home to some of the greatest museums in the country. Renaissance masterpieces, vi ...

  • Last Updated 2 months ago

The Novel Tea

The Fifth Annual Novel Tea Featuring Lara Prescott: The Secrets We Kept Wednesday, October 14th Wee Burn Country Club 410 Hollow Tree Ridge Rd, Darien, CT Single tickets as well as Sponsor and Benefactor Tables are now available for purchase. The Sponsor Table will have Lara Prescott seated at their table! Please indicate any seating requests in the Comments section of the form. All guests of the ...

  • Last Updated 1 month ago

2020 U.S. Census

Safe, Important, and Easy The constitutionally required 2020 Census seeks a complete count of everyone who lives within the United States. The results will determine how trillions of federal dollars will be distributed over the next ten years and how congressional districts are drawn. "Your answers can only be used to produce statistics—they cannot be used against you in any way," per t ...

  • Last Updated 1 month 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 1 month ago
  • Catherine Stricklan (CL STAFF)

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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 weeks 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 1 week 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
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