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Are All Mechanics Scammers?

Darien Library welcomes back Chaya Milchtein of Mechanic Shop Femme. Finding a mechanic is made easy with this class. Delve into the differences between repair shops, how to choose the type that best fits your needs, how to find and build a relationship with a mechanic that will last a lifetime. Register for this Car Mechanic Program About Chaya Milchtein Chaya Milchtein is an automotive educator ...

  • Tuesday, September 21, 7:00 PM

Children's Theater Workshop: Little Red Riding Hood

Join Ingrid Schaeffer in this virtual theater workshop as children act out the story of Little Red Riding Hood! This classic fairytale featuring an intrepid girl, a clever wolf, and a sick grandmother is sure to delight and amaze your child as they become part of the story. All you need to participate is an active imagination! Ages 5 to 9. Registration Information This program will take place on Z ...

  • Wednesday, August 4, 11:00 AM

3D Design Club

Create Minecraft-inspired characters with 3D Slash! Design 3D printable objects with TinkerCAD, and more! Each week we’ll work together on a fun 3D design project. All projects will be beginner level, but more seasoned designers can make their creations more complex based on their experience level. Technology Requirements: PC or Mac. Both 3D Slash and TinkerCAD are free applications! You can downl ...

  • Next Session: Thursday, August 5, 3:00 PM

Little Artists: Thiebaud!

Become an artist at home through this hands-on project with Miss Maria! Pick up the project materials ahead of time then join Maria on Zoom as she guides you in creating a work of art as inspired by a famous artist. This week, make a piece of artwork that is inspired by the delicious paintings of Thiebaud. Ages 3 to 6. The program materials will be made available for each registered child at the L ...

  • Wednesday, August 18, 4:00 PM

Women and Money Roundtable: Today's Financial Markets

Join us for the final installment of our five-part series with Julia Strayer and Liz Maccarone. They will lead an easy-to-follow discussion on how to make sense of today’s financial markets. Registration Please register for this event online. This program is brought to you through a partnership between Darien Library, New Canaan Library, Fairfield Public Library, Bronxville Public Library, Purchas ...

  • Wednesday, August 18, 1:00 PM

Book Groups

For registration, book selection, reservations, guides, reviews and leader training contact the Book Group Team: Marianne Paterniti and Pat Sheary. Questions about Book Groups What are Books in a Bag? Books in a Bag are bags of 10 books that your book group can check out for six weeks. Can my book group register with the Library? Yes! Just register online. One or more members of your book group ne ...

  • Last Updated 4 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 2 months ago

Library History

Library Locations 1894-1908 805 Post Road (what's there now) 1908-1914 878 Post Road (now 903) (what's there now) 1914-1931 236 Post Road (what's there now) 1931-1957 1094 Post Road (what's there now) 1957-2008 35 Leroy Ave (what's there now) 2009-Present 1441 Post Road (we are here) Founding of Darien Library The Library was founded in May 1894. The two Darien residents responsible for the Libra ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago

Study & Meeting Rooms

Service Update Small group study rooms are available. Large group meeting rooms are not available until further notice. Available for Small Groups Need a place to study or have a meeting? We have a variety of spaces to meet your needs. All rooms include WiFi access, power outlets, a table, and chairs. These rooms are available for two hour blocks of time. They may be reserved up to one month in ad ...

  • Last Updated 2 weeks ago

Services for Businesses

Bloomberg Terminal The Bloomberg Terminal, which tracks real-time financial market data, is an invaluable financial tool whether you are a job seeker looking for openings or an aspiring investor. The Terminal is open to all patrons. Darien residents, people who work in Darien, and Friends may reserve the Terminal in advance. Just stop by the Reference Desk on the Second Level to reserve your spot. ...

  • Last Updated 2 months ago

Bookworms at Home: "A Bear Called Paddington"

Welcome 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!

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • Catherine Stricklan

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 year ago
  • Catherine Stricklan

Family Art Party: Watercolor Eggs

We are so excited to introduce you 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 1 year ago
  • Maria Magallanes (Children's)

Bookworms at Home: "Elmer"

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!

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • Maria Magallanes (Children's)

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 year ago
  • Kaitlin (CL STAFF) Frick

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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
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Scientology: Stories From the Front Lines

Curious about the inner workings of Scientology? Here are some books and films from folks who left the group, or did deep investigation into the secretive organization.

  • Last Updated 5 years ago
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Literature Resource Center

A current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database. Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.

  • Last Updated 1 week ago

ABI/INFORM

ABI/INFORM features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world

  • Last Updated 4 years ago

American Job Center - Southwest Connecticut

The American Job Center Network provides services to unemployed and underemployed individuals seeking jobs and job search assistance at no cost. Job seekers are afforded convenient access to the employment, education, training and information services they need at a single location. EVERYONE and ANYONE is welcome and encouraged to visit the American Job Center Network and use the reference materi ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago

Figure This: Math Challenges

A website for families, teachers, and kids to work on math challenges in a fun learning environment. The website is supported by the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Education.

  • Last Updated 5 years ago

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