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Darien Library: We Need to Pay Our Librarians Better

Darien Library 04-05-17
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Darien Library wants to increase the salaries of its librarians by 5 percent across the board this year and keep on increasing them at a rate higher than inflation next year, the organization’s director told the Board of Finance on Tuesday. The reason: Darien Library isn’t paying salaries that nearby libraries are offering, and it’s making it difficult to recruit and retain librarians.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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Top Town Officials Discuss Community Issues at Library

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Where’s Darien headed in the future? What do town officials who pay attention to the town’s problems think are the most important ones, and where is the town doing well? What new services should we have or where are we wasting money? Get answers to these questions and more Wednesday night when Darien’s town officials come to speak and answer the public’s questions. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Meet the Author: Christina Baker Kline at Darien Library on Thursday

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Christina Baker Kline, author of A Piece of the World, will be the Darien Library’s featured speaker at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 30. The No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train has now written a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting “Christina’s World.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Teens Have Died from Binge Drinking in Darien: Police Officer at Panel Discussion

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After a documentary film about the dangers of binge drinking among teenagers and young adults was shown at Darien Library on Monday night, James Palmieri, recently the school resource officer at Darien High School, told the audience that, just as in the documentary, a Darien teenager had died from the affects of binging on alcohol when his friends had left him. (more…) Continue Reading →

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TONIGHT, March 8: Advice from Counselors at Darien Library for Teens, Parents on Leaving the Nest

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Is your teenager ready to leave the nest? A growing number of mid-to-late adolescents aren’t sufficiently prepared for college and/or life beyond high school. Join Family Centers counselors James McGinn and Betsi Mufson at Darien Library for an evening of concrete, practical advice on issues ranging from health care to finances to emotional well-being. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Binge Drinking Hits Close to Home: Some Things Darien Parents and Teens Should Know

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Before the documentary “Haze” was shown to about 150 people, mostly high school students, at a meeting Monday night sponsored by a coalition of groups in town concerned about under-age binge drinking, Suzanne Denunzio, a Darien parent, got up to speak. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Haze,’ Documentary on Alcohol Poisoning and Binge Drinking: Monday Night at Darien Library

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Come see the movie “Haze” on Monday night at Darien Library. The movie is about a college student from Fairfield County who died in September 2004 from alcohol poisoning after passing out on a couch in his fraternity house following a hazing initiation at the University of Colorado. A panel discussion with questions from the audience will follow. (more…) Continue Reading →

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ENDS MONDAY: Help Darien FD Ladies Auxiliary Support Troops: Donate Items at Library

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The Darien Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is currently collecting items to be sent to our troops via the organization Operation Care Package.  A collection box for these items will be on the first floor of Darien Library — BUT ONLY UNTIL THIS MONDAY, MARCH 6! (more…) Continue Reading →

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