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Note to Shelf: August 10th Edition

Sometimes it feels like the dog days of August will never end—but eventually, of course, the heat tapers off. Have you ever wondered why the hot, sultry days of summers are called “dog days”? It has nothing to do with our canine friends. To the ancient Greeks and Romans, the hottest phase of summer was attributed to heat coming from the brightest star in the night sky, Sirius. Sirius is part of th ...

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Note to Shelf: August 31st Edition

It’s not a rumor. The Darien Library is open. If you are a bibliophile, like many of us, you will be happy to learn that our shelves are filling up each week with brand new books. There is nothing that makes us happier than hearing a patron exclaim, “You’re open… I need a book recommendation!” We love connecting you with the right book at the right time. Oh, and many of us have been on a huge ...

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Note to Shelf: September 14th Edition

September brings with it cooler nights and, this week, a meet-and-greet-with our new director, Kiera Parrott. Stop by the courtyard on **[Thursday, September 17th](https://dar.to/2YxtwCa)** between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to say hello and enjoy a special treat. Get to know Kiera by browsing through a **[list of titles](https://dar.to/2FkHeS9)** she's looking forward to reading this fall.  We’re also ...

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Note to Shelf: November Edition

Ah! November is here with its crisp air, foliage ablaze in rich hues, and mellowing days that have become shorter but are just as precious. As we savor walking in this cool air, hearing the crunch of leaves beneath our feet and enjoying the smell of smoke from fireplaces, we can breathe in the landscape of autumnal beauty. “Autumn is like a glorious woman rich in wisdom and beauty, joyous in her s ...

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Note to Shelf: December 2020 Edition

Without a doubt, 2020 has been a year unlike any other and it will probably go down as one of the worst in a good long while. But that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been joy. As we head into the heart of the holiday season, we want to end the year on a high note and celebrate some inspiring stories from the past 12 months.   We met heroes such as 15-year-old [**Valerie Xu**](http://dar.to/36RlcSw), ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
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