Attend 5 Library programs during the summer to win a $10 gift card. All programs are drop-in unless otherwise noted.
Summer Reading Kick-off Party
Saturday, June 8th at 2 p.m.
Children, teens, and adults are invited to join us for this afternoon celebration. Get excited for the summer ahead with giveaways, crafts, and ice cream! All ages are invited.
Wednesday, June 19th at 1 p.m.
Stop by the Library and create some out-of-this-world slime using a variety of glitters.
Thursday, July 18th at 1 p.m.
If you ever enjoyed the childhood snack “dirt in a cup,” this program s for you. Make an aesthetically pleasing treat that you can eat.
No green thumb required, just a sweet tooth.Register
Artemis Fowl Book Discussion
Tuesday, July 23rd at 1 p.m.
Join us to discuss Artemis Fowl before its movie adaptation hits theaters in August. Considered a “new classic,” this sci-fi fantasy
about a 12-year-old criminal mastermind will have you on the edge of your seat!
Get to Know Your Inner Cosmic Being
Wednesday, July 31st at 1 p.m.
Astrology, numerology, and tarot readings. Discover your inner self during this guided course through the cosmic universe. Pick up
knowledge that you can use to impress your friends and family! This program will meet in the Conference Room.
Thursday, August 8th at 1 p.m.
Design your own extraterrestrial planet using an assortment of sweets and your imagination.
Join us Wednesdays in July to learn small but mighty life skills and prepare for college and beyond! Ages 12 to 18
Wednesday, July 10th at 3:30 p.m.
While we can’t actually do laundry in the Library, we can practice all the little things that make laundry easier! You'll learn about sorting, folding, ironing, and fitted sheets. Register
Wednesday, July 17th at 3:30 p.m.
Being a teenager is stressful! Take a break and learn techniques to manage your emotional load. You'll feel so much better. Register
Food & Nutrition
Wednesday, July 24th at 3:30 p.m.
Healthy eating can sometimes seem like a challenge, but we’re here to help make it easier! Test your nutrition knowledge and learn how to make some easy snack recipes. Register
Wednesday, July 31st at 3:30 p.m.
Juggling a busy schedule? Can’t seem to find the things you’re looking for? Learn and share organization tips and set up your own Bullet Journal so you’ll be ready for back-to-school. Register
Join us all summer long for Movie Mondays, where we’ll explore time and space from the comfort of the Teen Lounge. Ages 12 to 18
Monday, June 17th at 3 p.m.
Can NASA return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive damage?
Monday, June 24th at 3 p.m.
An astronaut stranded on Mars must rely on his ingenuity to survive until help comes.
Monday, July 1st at 3 p.m.
Will Smith's flying skills are Earth's best weapon against aliens -- and the will to survive.
"Men in Black"
Monday, July 8th at 3 p.m.
Watch the original "MIB" before seeing the Hemsworth and Thompson in "MIB: International."
Monday, July 15th at 3 p.m.
Do you like spoofs with "Alien" star Sigourney Weaver alongside Professor Snape?
Monday, July 22nd at 3 p.m.
Or how about a Star Wars spoof with Bill Paxton playing a han-some, rugged hero?
"Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy"
Monday, July 29th at 3 p.m.
The supercomputer knows the answer to the universe.
Monday, August 5th at 3 p.m.
You may need a box of tissues to make it through this out-of-this-world journey.
"2001: A Space Odyssey"
Monday, July 1st at 3 p.m.
Let's go back to the future that was to be in this classic film by Stanley Kubrick.
Tween MAKE Week
The Teen Lounge and the Children’s Library join forces to bring a mini-Maker Camp to Darien Library. Tweens can register for any of the afternoon programs, which include DIY projects that focus on STEM building activities. Registered. Ages 11 to 14. All programs will take place in the Conference Room.
LED Origami Flowers
Tuesday, July 9th at 2 p.m.
Combine traditional paper crafting with STEM principles to make lighted LED Origami Flowers. Register
Wednesday, July 10th at 2 p.m.
Foodies and science lovers, unite for this exciting program turning science into tasty treats.
Thursday, July 12th at 2 p.m.
Team up to build a projectile launching catapult!
Summer Reading Teen Finale
Tuesday, August 13th from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
As summer comes to a close, join us at the Library to celebrate your Summer Reading success! There will be food, music, games, and prizes!
You and your flight team are stuck in a space shuttle in the depths of outer space. Something has gone terribly wrong with your ship’s engines! Can you work together and fix your spaceship in only 30 minutes? This special game, inspired by the Escape the Room challenges, requires creativity, teamwork, and curiosity to win. Registration for these limited spots will begin on Friday, August 2nd.