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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

Caregiver Café - Resilience: The Strength and Stillness w/ CMP

Inner strength and inner stillness are always available to us, but sometimes we need to be reminded of what they feel like and how to access them. Join Community Mindfulness Project to learn two different visualization exercises to help you feel strong and at ease. Community Mindfulness Project is a local non-profit who offers science-based self-care workshops to support well-being in communitie ...

  • Tuesday, June 22, 7:00 PM

Adult Summer Reading: Author Talk with Maggie Shipstead

Adult Summer Reading is going on a Virtual Road Trip this year! Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime as we invite you to join Darien Library and Barrett Bookstore for an evening with Maggie Shipstead, the bestselling author of Great Circle, Astonish Me, and Seating Arrangements. Attendees will be eligible to win a copy of Great Circle and be automatically entered to win one of our amazing gra ...

  • Tuesday, June 29, 7:00 PM

Children's Theater Workshop: Ask Mr. Bear

Come act out this classic tale by Marjorie Flack about a boy named Danny who is trying to find the perfect present for his mother. The hen offers eggs, the goose feathers and the sheep wool. But his mother already has those things. Then the cow suggests that Danny go ask Mr. Bear. It’s from him that Danny gets a special and unique gift for his mother. All you need to participate in this theatre wo ...

  • Tuesday, June 29, 10:30 AM

Children's Theater Workshop: The Case of the Missing Troll

Don't miss out on this theatrical retelling of "The Three Silly Billies" by Margie Palatini! Participants will play detectives and investigate what happened to the Troll. Who committed the crime? Was it the Three Silly Billies, the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, or Jack? All you need to participate in this theatre workshop is an active imagination! Ages 8 to 11. If you need any as ...

  • Tuesday, June 29, 1:00 PM

Friends of the Library

All donations to the Annual Fund go directly to the purchase of all of the books, movies, and technology as well as the support of countless programming opportunities throughout the year, making Darien Library the intellectual and cultural heart of Darien. Your annual Non-Resident Membership at the $300 level gives you and your family access to all Darien resident services. Benefits Storytime reg ...

  • Last Updated 1 month ago

Collection Development Policy

Print this policy Darien Library is a free, non-sectarian public library whose aim is to provide a currently useful collection of materials representing different points of view for the educational, informational and recreational opportunities of its users and to give guidance in its use. It is the primary objective of the Library to provide and organize materials for people from infancy through m ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago

Patron Behavior Policy

Print this policy Purpose In an effort to provide a comfortable and safe environment for all Library patrons, the Board of Trustees of the Darien Library has established a Library Patron Behavior Policy. The Policy is designed to provide clear and reasonable guidelines governing patron behavior within the Library and on the Library premises. Unacceptable Behavior Unacceptable behavior includes beh ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago

Network and Public Computer Use Policy

Print this policy The Library is committed to ensuring the best possible access to computers and the internet for patrons who seek information and technology, and realizes that a lack of access may be socially and economically damaging to individuals. Therefore, the Library makes computer use available to the public as well as allowing patrons access to the internet either through the use of its p ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago

Meeting Rooms Policy

Print this policy Statement of Policy The Darien Library subscribes to Article IV of the Library Bill of Rights which states that facilities should be made available to the public served by the Library on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use. The Darien Library considers the availability and use of its Meeting Rooms as an integ ...

  • Last Updated 3 years ago

Homeschool Play: Insects and Arachnids

Hello again from the front lines of homeschooling! If you’re looking to engage a multi-age group of young kids, we have a fabulous series of activities today that will interest and excite your small crew. ### Insects and Arachnids Do you ever find yourself, a grown adult, feeling confused about the difference between insects and spiders? Well, prepare to learn along with your childr ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • Catherine Stricklan

Family Art Party: Heart Art

Welcome back 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)

Homeschool Play: Basic Chemical Reactions

Welcome back to Homeschool Play, where we’re merging learning and play that the whole family can enjoy. We’re wrapping up this week with a series of basic chemical reactions that you can explore at home! ### Let’s Get Started! We started off the day by defining a chemical reaction. I relied heavily on the Kids Britannica defi ...

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • Catherine Stricklan

Bookworms at Home: "The Cat in the Hat"

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! Today we’re bringing our creative efforts to Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in th ...

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

Family Art Party: Spring Trees

Welcome back 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)

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 ...

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Jo Selling Us Dreams

Jen went renegade again..... to New York City (and who can blame her, it was a beautiful day) So I pulled the POPULAR and NEW titles from the Wonderwall: **_32 Yolks: From My Mother's Table to Working The Line_** a memoir; **_Becoming Grandma: The Joys And Science of The New Grandparenting_** by tv journalist Leslie Stahl; **_The Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance_** proof that an iv ...

  • Last Updated 5 years ago
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Manhattanhenge -- It's real

Welcome to the Memorial Day Edition of _You Are What You Read_. We made it **People**. Break out the coolers, the Solo cups and the white pants! Commence the rejoicing! Here’s wishing you all a lovely long weekend that involves a healthy dose of whatever makes you happy come the Summer. As for **The Traveling Companion** and **myself**, we will be found at our favorite beach one of these weekend ...

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It's the Short Week Edition

Greetings and welcome to the Short Week Edition of _You Are What You Read_. In keeping with the four-day-work week, we shall also be the soul of brevity this week. The only housekeeping this week is that I hope you are enjoying the amazing new website. The whole of **Team UX** did an amazing job and they are to be commended. Well done! This week, I want to discuss **Pedro the Playmobile P ...

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It's the October in June Edition

Greetings and welcome to the October in June edition of You Are What You Read. **I**, for one refuse to go backward and drag out the down comforter and put it back on the bed. This is causing me some less than restful nights. But someone has to draw the line and you all are looking at her. This week’s housekeeping is as follows. There have been no offerings yet this summer. I understand life g ...

  • Last Updated 5 years ago
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