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Baby Laptime

Pre-walking babies and a parent/caregiver. Join us for fingerplays, songs, and bounce rhymes in this lapsit storytime. Open.

  • Thursday, December 19, 9:30 AM

Baby Laptime

Pre-walking babies and a parent/caregiver. Join us for fingerplays, songs, and bounce rhymes in this lapsit storytime. Open.

  • Thursday, December 26, 9:30 AM

Baby Laptime

Pre-walking babies and a parent/caregiver. Join us for fingerplays, songs, and bounce rhymes in this lapsit storytime. Open.

  • Thursday, January 2, 9:30 AM

Film Screening: "The Biggest Little Farm"

(2018) Starring Molly Chester, John Chester; Rated PG for mild thematic elements; 91 minutes; Presented with Captions for the hearing impaired. A documentarian and his wife attempt to establish a farm outside LA while facing wildfires, pests and predators. For more information, please watch the film's trailer. Co-Sponsored with The Darien Pollinator Pathway, The Darien Land Trust, The Darien Natur ...

  • Wednesday, February 12, 7:00 PM

Friday Night Feature: "The Farewell"

(2019) Starring Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Gil Perez-Abraham, Ines Laimins; Rated PG for thematic material, brief language and some smoking; 98 minutes; Presented with captions for the hearing impaired. After her beloved grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer, a Chinese-American woman returns to China for a family gathering secretly designed to say goodbye to the matriarch. However, when ...

  • Friday, December 20, 7:00 PM

Accessibility

Audiobooks We offer audiobooks in three formats: as CDs, MP3 Playaways (for children), and digital e-Audiobooks. Most of the audiobooks are located on the Main Level in front of the Frosty Bear Cafe. Children’s audiobooks and Playaways are located within the Children’s Library on the left when you come in the door. Digital e-Audiobooks can be downloaded from our digital collection. Digital Books e ...

  • Last Updated 6 months ago

Borrowing & Fees

Things to Know Darien residents will be issued a library card immediately. A valid ID is required. All programs and services available to Darien residents are available to those who work full-time in Darien. You may apply for a card by showing proof of employment. Non-Residents may use their valid hometown library card or register by showing an ID with their current address. For additional inform ...

  • Last Updated 3 months ago

Computers & Technology

Computers & Internet We have fifty public computers available throughout the Library. The computers are primarily on the Lower Level. You are guaranteed one hour session every day. Bring your laptop, tablet, or phone in to enjoy access to open or WPA-enabled WiFi. View the Library Internet Use Policy Technology to Take Home We offer technology for demonstrative use and as well to keep you conn ...

  • Last Updated 4 months ago

Get a Library Card

Do you want to join Darien Library? That's great! We're glad to have you here. To check out materials or use a computer, you need to have a library card. It's a quick and easy process. Just come to the Welcome Desk when you first enter the Library to get started. To get a Darien Libary Card Bring in to the Welcome Desk something with your Darien address on it (e.g. a piece of mail, your license, l ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago

Museums

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 patrons, Darien Library is pleased to provide a variety of museum passes that will engage, excite, and inform you in a cultural ...

  • Last Updated 1 day ago

It's the Tax Day Edition

Welcome to the Tax Day Edition of _You Are What You Read_. I know, I know. Not even the fact that it’s on a Friday and we really have until Monday to write the check dulls that blow. This week’s Housekeeping includes a special thanks to Map M (not her real name) for the offering of tea and cookies to the You Are What You Read Gods! Thanks Map. You rock! And my low 3:00 blood sugar and work- mates ...

  • Last Updated 3 years ago
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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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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 3 years ago
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It's the Blue Moon Issue

Greetings and welcome to the Blue Moon Edition of You Are What You Read. For those keeping score, the Blue Moon is not really depressed or even colored blue, rather it is a rare thing in that it is the second full moon of the month. Celebrate People. Celebrate! In Animals Run Amok News it has been discovered that at least two man-eating crocodiles have been found in the Florida Everglades. T ...

  • Last Updated 3 years ago
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