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Presidential Hopefuls

These days it seems you can't run for president without writing a book. Find out what what they were thinking-- ideas, policies, and a little bit of autobiography-- on the road to the White House.

  • Last Updated 4 years ago
  • (15 items)

Great Presidential Biographies

Stephanie is not-so-secretly a huge fan of presidential biographies. These are some of her favorites--even those who prefer novels can find a book worth reading!

  • Last Updated 5 years ago
  • (8 items)

Essential 90s Films

Want to understand 1990s American culture? Then catch up on these films. You may notice that we have sequels and new releases coming out today which reference these movies. You won't get pop culture references without these films!

  • Last Updated 5 years ago
  • (30 items)

Still Preoccupied with the 80s Films

No need to dance on cars and use big hairspray -- you can return to the 80s by watching one of these great films.

  • Last Updated 5 years ago
  • (28 items)

Don't Forgot the 70s Films

The 1970s brought us the heartstopping fear of Alien, took us to a clockwork future, and introduced to the Force.

  • Last Updated 5 years ago
  • (17 items)

Darien Library's Best of the Decade in Non-Fiction

What a great decade of books! It would be hard for us to decide our favorites so we put together a list of the twenty most popular items checked out over the past ten years. Starting in 2010, below you'll find the two most checked out non-fiction titles by year.

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (20 items)

Celebrate Black History Month With Inspirational People

Re-read books about well known Black Americans who have made exceptional contributions to our country's rich history or discover new books by inspirational individuals who have made significant contributions to our culture and society.

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (22 items)

Read these Books on Race

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

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (28 items)

Civics 101

Read these books to learn more about civics and the United States Constitution.

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (14 items)

Alan Kirk Gray Favorites

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

  • Last Updated 1 year ago
  • (7 items)

Asian American and Pacific Islander Experiences

A list of books for learning about the history of anti-Asian racism in the United States and the contemporary Asian American and Pacific Islander experience.

  • Last Updated 7 months ago
  • (12 items)

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Non-Fiction for Adults

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 non-fiction titles to help you learn more about consent, rape culture, and how to support survivors.

  • Last Updated 6 months ago
  • (18 items)

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