Hours for January 18th-20th: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

New Genealogy Books

Summertime is perfect for working on your family's story. You can interview your relatives about their parents and their memories of their grandparents. This collection of books focuses on popular topics from recent genealogy lectures.

  • Last Updated 4 years ago
  • (15 items)

Celebrating Our Diversity, Celebrating Our Community

Books for all ages written by and about the trans* and gender nonconforming community.

  • Last Updated 4 years ago
  • (14 items)

Black History Month

Black History Month (or African-American History Month) is celebrated in February each year. The month-long celebration highlights the history and achievements of African-Americans within U.S. history. The celebration originated with black historian [Carter G. Woodson](https://dar.to/2DStKvK "Carter G. Woodson").

  • Last Updated 3 years ago
  • (27 items)

Summer Self-Care

You can care for yourself this Summer by incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmer's markets into your diet, taking a break in nature, exercising, and listening to upbeat music! Here are just a few suggestions to get you started!

  • Last Updated 3 years ago
  • (12 items)

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Check out some of these insightful and useful books on the subject. Be sure to take a look at the Wellness Wall on the 2nd floor for more educational information about early detection and treating breast cancer.

  • Last Updated 2 years ago
  • (12 items)

Patron Favorite Books of 2019

We asked for patrons to tell us their favorite books they've read in 2019. Some titles were published last year, but they're all the books that you loved best. Want to add your book? Tweet us @darienlibrary.

  • Last Updated 2 years ago
  • (18 items)

Sweet Dreams: Digital Edition

Check out these great reading suggestions to mix up your bedtime routine!

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (18 items)

Read these Books on Race

Recommended reading for anyone looking to deepen their anti-racism work.

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (28 items)

Voting is a Superpower

Voting is a superpower - so make sure you exercise your right to vote this year! Below are Darien Library's picks for the best books on the history, power, and importance of the vote for adults, children, and teens.

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (22 items)

An Appetite for Books

This November, awaken your appetite for books with these delicious reads featuring recipes and food stories. There's food for the whole family!

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (32 items)

Celebrate Black Stories

Books offer their readers a unique opportunity to inhabit someone else's perspective; to learn, to grow. This month we celebrate our favorite fiction, non-fiction, prose, and poetry, written and illustrated by great Black American authors and illustrators.

  • Last Updated 11 months ago
  • (24 items)

Celebrate Women's History Month

Since 1982, The United States has dedicated the month of March to celebrating the history, contributions, and achievements of American women. The theme of 2021's Women's History Month is: **[Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to be Silenced](https://nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org/)**. This is an extension of last year's theme, the celebration of which was curtailed by the spread of the COVID-1 ...

  • Last Updated 10 months ago
  • (22 items)

Darien's Hottest Summer Reads

Fairfield County is a community of readers! During our Literary Road Trip this summer you have recommended over 950 books to us! Below we've listed the books Darien is reading the most. Our [Literacy Road Trip](https://dar.to/35kKOFC) is wrapping up soon. All game cards must be turned in no later than Saturday, August 14th whether you are playing online or with a physical game card. The grand ...

  • Last Updated 5 months ago
  • (14 items)

Hispanic Heritage Month Reads

The United States celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month each year from September 15th to October 15th. During that time, cultural institutions such as the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, the National Parks Service, and [many more](https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/) "join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nati ...

  • Last Updated 3 months ago
  • (32 items)

Incredible But Unknown

Have you ever fallen in love with a book and been shocked when it doesn't get the recognition you feel it deserves? We like to think of these as underappreciated gems of the Library. Here you will find a little something for everyone of all ages. The one thing they all have in common is that they are incredible stories that our staff has loved.

  • Last Updated 3 months ago
  • (16 items)

Cozy Comfort Reads

Can anything evoke a feeling of comfort like a favorite food, a soft sweater, a cozy blanket, or a fireplace flickering on a chilly night? ? As the days grow colder and shorter and the stress of the holiday season approaches, why not snuggle up with a comfort read? Our selection of cookbooks, cozy food stories, memoirs, and warm reads for all ages are sure to stimulate your appetite for comfor ...

  • Last Updated 2 months ago
  • (27 items)

Heartwarming Holiday Reads

This holiday season, take some time to relax with a heartwarming read! Snuggle up with a cozy holiday mystery, laugh over some choice dad-jokes, or lose yourself in a wintery romance. We've got suggestions for all ages in the booklist below.

  • Last Updated 1 month ago
  • (15 items)

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