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Jen didn't have actual books in hand to talk about but..... .... instead told us that next week she is having dinner with Maria Semple (**_Where'd You Go Bernadette_**) at Semple's editor's NYC apartment. Wow, what a dish event!! And then she has another author event, meeting with Amor Towles, (**_Rules of Civility_**) for the launch of his latest book **_A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel_** whi ...

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Tried and True Summer Reads

It was our last meeting of the year. So in tribute to our love for books, the group created a list of our favorite summer reads of the past. A little bit of something for all interests: breezy easy reads to deep thought-provoking books. A little bit of everything for many reading interests: **Historic Fiction:** _A Beautiful Place To Die_ and _Lonesome Dove_. **Mystery:** _The Coroner's ...

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Orange is the New Black Reading List

Buzzfeed Books compiled a [list of all the books](https://www.buzzfeed.com/jarrylee/all-the-books-referenced-on-season-4-of-orange-is-the-new-bl?utm_term=.haXjbKlwBn#.npylD73bwB "Orange is the New Black booklist") seen on the fourth season of _Orange is the New Black_. You can borrow some of them from Darien Library by putting them on hold below!

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Patron Favorites in July

These were books recommended to us by our reading community! Do you have any books you love? Let us know!

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War

Can we measure the human cost?

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Women of Means

What financial independence can really buy for women.

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Branch Books: Adventure

High Quality Stories on a Lower Reading Level (Hi-Lo). Great for children ages 9-12 who struggle with reading "at-level books" due to a reading disability.

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Branch Books: Realistic Fiction

High Quality Stories on a Lower Reading Level (Hi-Lo). Great for children ages 9-12 who struggle with reading "at-level books" due to a reading disability.

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Darien Library Best Books of 2016

Every December, our librarians vote on their favorite books of the year. The ten books that get the most votes have the honor of being our Best Books! This year, the Best Books of 2016 are:

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New Children's Books: March 2017

On the hunt for something new and exciting? Looking for a great new author or the next book in your favorite series? Below you'll find a list of brand new children's books available here at Darien Library, published in the second month of 2017. For a complete list of children's books published this month, visit [Publisher's Weekly on-sale calendar](http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-to ...

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First In Series Across Genres

You might be surprised to learn just how many folks love to go deep with a character by reading a series. We've offered up a list of first in series titles that should contain something for anyone and everyone.

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Read Your Way Around The World

Discover new places through the written word. All of the books on this list take place outside of the U.S.

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New Children's Books: July 2017

New Children's Books: July 2017 On the hunt for something new and exciting? Looking for a great new author or the next book in your favorite series? Below you'll find a list of brand new children's books available here at Darien Library, published in the seventh month of 2017. For a complete list of children's books published this month, visit [Publisher's Weekly on-sale calendar](http ...

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Beloved SciFi Books

January 2nd is [National Science Fiction Day](https://dar.to/2mnuYXq "National Science Fiction Day"). The day was selected because of Isaac Asimov's birthday. Enjoy these five books, hand-selected by Alan, our resident SciFi lover.

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Marriage is Complicated

Books which delve into the ins and outs of marriage

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The "In" Books

Jump **In**to this selection of exciting reads.

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Crime from Down Under

Here are a few titles by Australian crime fiction writers.

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month was started in 1977 via Congressman Representative Frank Horton. In 1992, Congress formally designated May as [Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month](https://dar.to/2IGid51 "Asian Pacific American Heritage Month"). President Barack Obama issued a [proclamation](https://dar.to/2kgB9bM "proclamation") in 2009 which included the new name Asian American and Pacifi ...

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Unwind and Rewind

Let's go back in time with some historical fiction.

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For Fans of Star Wars

Can't get enough of Star Wars? Check out these Science Fiction titles.

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Women Cheating Death

The women in these books live on the edge!

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Strong Women

These novels all have powerful female characters that overcome adversity. These books are all available as e-Books.

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Austen-tatious: Digital Edition

Binge all movies pertaining to Jane Austen from re-imaginings, insight into Jane's life and her classics.

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Other Worldly: Digital Edition

Fantasy that will take you away.

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Historical Fiction for the Summer

On these lazy days of summer why don’t you fall back in time with these gratifying historical fiction novels.

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Great Summer Beach Reads

So many wonderful books just perfect for summer reading.

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Alan Kirk Gray Favorites

Some of recently retired Library Director Alan Kirk Gray's top picks!

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New Children's Books: August 2020

On the hunt for something new and exciting? Looking for a great new author or the next book in your favorite series? Below you'll find a list of brand new children's books available here at Darien Library, published in the eighth month of 2020.

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Staff's Early Fall Favorites for Adults

The air is crisp, the leaves are turning, and pumpkins are everywhere...it must be time for a good book. Here are some of our staff's most anticipated books that we are looking forward to reading this fall.

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As Seen on TV

Great books for teens and their DVD adaptations!

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Nature in Winter

Some of our favorite Winter nature books, selected just for you.

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New Children's Books: January 2021

On the hunt for something new and exciting? Looking for a great new author or the next book in your favorite series? Below you'll find a list of brand new children's books available here at Darien Library, published in the first month of 2021.

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Westward Expansion: Fiction Titles

Doing a project on Westward expansion? These titles are librarian-recommended and available digitally and/or physically through the library's collections. More resources can be found by visiting the [Western Expansion](https://www.darienlibrary.org/western-expansion) page of our website.

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New Children's Books: February 2021

On the hunt for something new and exciting? Looking for a great new author or the next book in your favorite series? Below you'll find a list of brand new children's books available here at Darien Library, published in the second month of 2021.

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New Children's Books: March 2021

On the hunt for something new and exciting? Looking for a great new author or the next book in your favorite series? Below you'll find a list of brand new children's books available here at Darien Library, published in the third month of 2021.

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Let's Talk About Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Let’s raise our voices to promote safety, respect, and educate people of all ages on the topic of consent. Here are some adult fiction titles to help you get started on that journey.

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Literary Road Trip: Staff Favorites

Enjoy some of our staff favorites this summer!

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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 ...

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Chills and Thrills: Halloween Reads

There's nothing better than a spine-tingling read in October. As the days get shorter, the temperature drops, and the nights get darker, chose a terrifying read from our collection. We've highlighted our favorite horror reads for adults, teens, and children, with fiction and non-fiction options to chill your bones.

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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.

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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

November marks Native American Heritage Month as the time to celebrate the culture, accomplishments, and contributions of people who were the first inhabitants of the United States. Join us as we kick off the month by reading beloved stories by indigenous authors.

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