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Chris Crowley, Co-Author of the ‘Younger Next Year’ Series of Health Books, Talks Tuesday at Library

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Chris Crowley, author of the Younger Next Year series, will Darien Library’s featured speaker on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m.

Over one million people have changed their lives with Chris Crowley’s New York Times best-selling Younger Next Year books (written with Internist and Columbia Medical School Professor, Henry S. Lodge, M.D.) (more…) Continue Reading →

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Do Something Crazy and Fun This Weekend: Drive to 17 Indie Bookstores Around This Beautiful State

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The first thing you should know is that (1) this is more fun than a written description can relay. If you do this, you will remember for the rest of your life just how beautiful Connecticut is, especially when you leave the highway. Prepare to be charmed. The second, third and fourth things you should know are that if you participate in the Passport event for Independent Bookstore “Day” this weekend, April 27 and 28, (2) you’d better not mind being in a car for most of the day Saturday and Sunday, because you’ll be traveling to 17 bookstores around the state; (3) you’ll find it more fun if you love books, because 20%-off coupons at these bookstores are the direct reward; and (more…) Continue Reading →

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Barrett Bookstore’s Reopening Celebration at 6 Corbin Dr on Saturday, April 27

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Barrett Bookstore, after more than 20 years in Noroton Heights, has relocated. “With a truly heroic effort by our team, we opened our doors at 6 Corbin Drive in Darien in a week!” the store said in its newsletter. “To celebrate, we are planning our official grand opening.” Pop in anytime on Saturday, April 27 to enter their raffle, featuring prizes from their new downtown Darien neighboring businesses. Continue Reading →

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Author Mary Cregan to Speak at Center for Hope Lunch and Jan Dilenschneider to Receive Award

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The Center for Hope welcomes author Mary Cregan as the speaker for its 2019 Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, May 8.  The event will be held at 11 a.m. at Wee Burn Beach Club in Rowayton. Longtime Family Centers board member, former board chair and Darien resident Jan Dilenschneider will also be honored with the “Ray of HOPE Award.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Evan Thomas to Talk About His Book on Sandra Day O’Connor at NCC Breakfast Event, Register Soon

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Historian Evan Thomas will discuss his new biography of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor at a breakfast event Monday, April 22 at Norwalk Community College. Tickets ($65 plus a $5.59 fee) are available online up to this coming Wednesday, April 3). Seating is limited. Barrett Bookstore is a co-sponsor of the event. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Gretchen Rubin, NYT Bestselling Author, to Speak at OPUS for P2P Spring Luncheon

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OPUS for Person-to-Person invites members of the community to hear #1 New York Times best-selling author Gretchen Rubin discuss her new book, Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter& Organize to Make More Room for Happiness, while supporting the Emergency Fund of Person-to-Person. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Lads, Lasses: Fourth Annual Burns Supper Scottish Party Set for Jan 26, 2019

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As we prepare to sing “Auld Lang Syne,” millions around the world are gearing up to celebrate the 260th birthday of the song’s writer, Scottish national poet Robert Burns. On or near Jan. 25 every year, an estimated 9 million people around the globe attend Burns Suppers in honor of the beloved bard. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Author James Mustich to Talk About His ‘1,000 Books to Read Before You Die’

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Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends. (more…) Continue Reading →

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DHS Teacher Matt Pavia and Father, Tony Pavia, to Talk About Their New Book on Stamfordites in the Vietnam War

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Matt Pavia, a Darien High School teacher, and his father, Tony Pavia, co-authors of An American Town and the Vietnam War, will talk about the book and sign copies of it at Darien Library this Wednesday evening. (more…) Continue Reading →

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