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Business Book Group: Think Again

Darien Library’s Business Book Group will meet virtually to discuss Think Again by Adam Grant. To reserve a copy of the book, please email Virginia at vgrubbs@darienlibrary.org. Library staff members will lead the discussion. It is not required to read the book prior to the meeting. Registration Information This event will take place via Zoom. All registrants will be emailed the link. Need help re ...

  • Monday, July 19, 6:30 PM

Building Information

Building Highlights What makes our building stand out: TEA Room A creative space for STEAM education or preserving your memories for future generations. Fireplaces Available on the First and Second Levels, the fireplaces are a favorite place to relax during cold weather. Automatic Book Sorter Books and movies get back on the shelves faster with this world-class automated system. Gold LEED Certific ...

  • Last Updated 1 month ago

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I...? Library Locations Basic Services Games & Tech Things to Do Online Website Account What do I need to log into the website? You need your library card number and the email address you gave the Library when you registered. If you have forgotten which email address you gave or library card number, please call us at 203-669-5238. What is my password? The Library's website does not have ...

  • Last Updated 1 month ago

Early Literacy iPads

The Children's Library has four Early Literacy iPads available for check out. The kits come pre-loaded with selected apps geared towards children 5 and under. The apps were specially selected for their early literacy skill-building qualities, and are organized into categories that are vital to early literacy: read, write, talk, sing and play. As we discover great new apps, we will update the iPad ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago

Online Security

Are the Library's public computers safe? When you log into a Library public computer, your connections and browsing history cannot be tracked by other users. However, you still need to logout of websites you visit. How secure is the Library's WiFi? The Library's WPA-enabled WiFi provides an additional layer of security to your online browsing. However, it does not replace end-to-end HTTPS encrypti ...

  • Last Updated 4 years ago

Find Delight In Your World

As we all come together during the coronavirus outbreak, many organizations, publishers, and groups have been opening their virtual doors so you can explore the web if you can't visit in-person. We will continue to update this page. Art & Design New Architectural Digest: Get an insider look at beautiful homes from all over the world. Art Institute Chicago: Explore thousands of pieces from t ...

  • Last Updated 6 months ago

Summer Reading Begins Today

Darien Library is excited to present our digital Summer Reading program to you. Hop into our time traveling taxi as we travel across history with Darien Time Machine 3000! This summer, we are traveling through some incredible periods of history with our time travel theme. Unfortunately, we have gotten into some time machine trouble— each of us has gotten stuck in different years and we are ...

  • Last Updated 11 months ago
  • Catherine Stricklan

Summer Reading: Then and Now Recommendations

Week three of Summer Reading is officially upon us, which means it’s time to find some great Then & Now titles to fill in your timeline. We have a full list of recommendations for you on the Book Lists webpage, but below you’ll find some of my personal favorites:

  • Last Updated 11 months ago
  • Kaitlin (CL STAFF) Frick

It's The Mother's Day Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Mother’s Day Edition of _You Are What You Read_. We will be taking a break next week, as I will be finishing up 4 days in The Windy City at Book Expo America aka Jen’s Idea of Heaven, where I will have been living, breathing and eating what’s coming up for the next year in Publishing. And you know I’ll share what I learn. With you. When? When I am damn good and ready, ...

  • Last Updated 5 years ago
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It's the Father's Day Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Father’s Day edition of You Are What You Read. Here’s wishing all you Fathers a most wonderful day, a comfy chair, the Open Final Round watched without interruption, a steak nice and rare and your preferred beverage in a generous glass. Enjoy. In **Animals Run Amok News**, some dudes returning from a day of fishing on the Sound (aka day drinking) discovered of all t ...

  • Last Updated 5 years ago
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It's the Big Hair Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Big Hair Edition of You Are What You Read. I hope you all got through the festivities with all digits and limbs intact. That’s a nice wish for sure. I also wish for some more of that lovely weekend weather that was ours last week. This hot, humid pea soup stuff is no one’s friend. This week’s **Animals Run Amok News** was brought to my attention by **Karyn A** w ...

  • Last Updated 4 years ago
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It's the Urban Round Up Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Urban Round Up edition of _You Are What You Read_. For those keeping a score card re: The Battle of the Rodents, I am here to tell you we are in a dead tie. Both **Phil** and **Chuck** have 2 weeks each where they can proclaim themselves the winner. The mild temps from the last two weeks have put Chuck finally in the plus column. Go Chuck, go! In other hopeful sig ...

  • Last Updated 4 years ago
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Read Your Way Around The World

Discover new places through the written word. All of the books on this list take place outside of the U.S.

  • Last Updated 4 years ago
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Connecticut History Illustrated

A collection of images of the state's people, places, and events.

  • Last Updated 1 year ago

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