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Connected Community

To help us stay connected during these times, Darien Library presents "Connected Community" — fun videos made by you and your neighbors to help us stay connected. Submit a Video If you'd like to send in your video, please email Krishna. Videos should be shot in landscape mode (i.e. wider than tall) with no backing music. Language needs to be family-friendly as is the topic you are sharin ...

  • Last Updated 1 week ago

One Book One Community

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein This June, celebrate the legacy of Frankenstein with your neighbors and friends. We have selected this title as our One Book, One Community read. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a pop culture touchstone which also caused the science fiction and monster genres to take off. We'll provide guidance for how you can explore the tale and its impact on culture in whatever way yo ...

  • Last Updated 1 month ago

Homeschool Play: LEGO Monsters

Welcome back to Homeschool Play, where we’re merging learning and play that the whole family can enjoy. Today we are continuing the One Book, One Community celebration by building our own monsters out of LEGO bricks!

  • Last Updated 3 weeks ago
  • Catherine Stricklan (CL STAFF)

Homeschool Play: Rock Matching

Welcome back to Homeschool Play, where we’re merging learning and play that the whole family can enjoy. Today we are engaging in some low-key spatial learning for preschoolers by matching rocks!

  • Last Updated 2 weeks ago
  • Catherine Stricklan (CL STAFF)

Homeschool Play: Magic Potions

Welcome back to Homeschool Play, where we’re merging learning and play that the whole family can enjoy. Today we’re making pretend magic potions! This activity is drawn from the book Play, Make, Create by Meri Cherry, which contains many fabulous process-based art projects. The theory behind a process-based art project is that there i ...

  • Last Updated 2 weeks ago
  • Catherine Stricklan (CL STAFF)

Summer Stories

The Summer Solstice was Saturday, June 20th, which means it’s officially time to roll out those warm-weather reads you’ve been craving! We have a great list of recommendations for children available on our Book Lists page, but I’ve highlighted some personal favorites here:

  • Last Updated 1 week ago
  • Kaitlin (CL STAFF) Frick

New Books for the Week of September 12th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

  • Last Updated 3 years ago
  • (18 items)

It's the Tights Watch Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Tights Watch 2016 edition of _You Are What You Read_. This week’s housekeeping is as follows: Thanks to **Alan** and **Sally** for the Offerings of Taffy from their Maine vacations. We thank you! In Animals Run Amok news, here is your chance to do some professional cat wrangling should you be so inclined. **Steph** has alerted me that our friends at **_[The Cat Circus] ...

  • Last Updated 3 years ago
  • (9 items)

New Books for the Week of September 19th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

  • Last Updated 3 years ago
  • (7 items)

It's the Harvest Moon Eclipse Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Harvest Moon Eclipse Edition of _You Are What You Read_. Tonight we have the Full Harvest Moon. This moon is thusly called because of the extra light that shines down on our fields enabling us to work into the night. So please get your crops in **People**! But be warned. The Earth’s shadow will be darkening the bright light so there may be some crops left behind. Be ...

  • Last Updated 3 years ago
  • (5 items)

New Books for the Week of September 26th

Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up. Remember that a lot of these items can be found on our new display space behind the Welcome Desk. Check out the Wonder Wall for 14-Day instant gratification!

  • Last Updated 3 years ago
  • (9 items)

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