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Darien Schools to Close for Two Weeks After Early Dismissal Thursday; Separately, Darien Library Announces Closure

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Darien schools will close early, at 11 a.m., Thursday, and not reopen until Thursday, March 26, schools Superintendent Alan Addley announced in an email to parents Wednesday night and at a Board of Education meeting the same night. Separately, Darien Library also announced it will be closed “until further notice,” also as a step to prevent spread of COVID-19 in the community. (more…) Continue Reading →

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All Darien Library Events Canceled in Anti-Coronavirus Measure, Delivery Program Available

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Darien Library is canceling all programs effective immediately as part of efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, Library Director Alan Kirk Gray announced in a 12:04 p.m. email. The library’s Novel Tea fundraiser, a major way the library raises money, is included in the canceled events, Gray wrote. The library remains open to visitors (unless they’re displaying symptoms consistent with COVID-19). The library is suspending late fees and telling patrons about an already existing program for delivering books, videos, magazines and audiobooks to home-bound residents, Also, the library will sponsor a discussion Friday on video between Darien Health Director David Knauf and a Stamford Hospital official about the COVID-19 outbreak. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Library Patrons With Coronavirus Symptoms — Fever, Coughing, Short Breath — To Be Asked to Leave

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If you’ve got either a fever, are coughing or have shortness of breath, don’t visit Darien Library — you’ll “be asked to leave the library and return when fully recovered,” the library announced Monday morning. That’s the new element in the library’s policy on dealing with COVID-19 in an “updated coronavirus action plan” announced by library Director Alan Kirk Gray in an email Monday. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Library Introduces New Projects and Tech in Its TEA Room for Kids

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Does your kid use the TEA Room at Darien Library? If your boy or girl in Grades 3 to 6 does use it, here’s what’s new; if they don’t use it, consider this a list of reasons why they might want to. In an email Tuesday the library announced “new, fun projects and tech to explore in the TEA Room,” the library’s mini-makerspace/learning lab/artist studio for kids in Grades 3 to 6. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Library to Show Movie About Creating a Sustainable, Organic ‘Biggest Little Farm,’ 7 PM, Wednesday

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In “The Biggest Little Farm,” a 2018 movie, a documentarian and his wife attempt to establish a farm outside LA while facing wildfires, pests and predators. The movie is being presented at 7 p.m., Wednesday at Darien Library, co-sponsored by the library, the Darien Pollinator Pathway, the Darien Land Trust, the Garden Club, the Darien Nature Center and Planet New Canaan. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘The Party,’ a Short Play About Dating Violence at College, To Be Presented Tuesday at Darien Library

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The Darien Domestic Abuse Council and Respectworks presents a short play exploring issues associated with relationship violence, sexual assault, consent, and bystander intervention. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Roadblocks to Republic’ Four Week History Lecture Series Begins Monday at Darien Library

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Darien Library is hosting a four-week series by historian Mark Albertson on the Roadblocks to Republic. It will highlight four examples in American history that deeply affected the course of America and/or threatened the viability of representative government. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Meetup and Lecture on Genealogy and DNA on Saturday at Darien Library

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You’ve had a DNA test and now you have a list of genetic relatives. How do you find out who they are and how they are related? A professional genealogist will talk on “DNA 201 for Genealogy — Segments, Centimorgans and SNPs” from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1 in the Community Room at Darien Library. An informal social hour for those interested in genealogy will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘The Sound of My Voice’ About Linda Ronstadt Is Darien Library’s Next Friday Night Feature

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“Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice,” a “musical biography” documentary about the singer, will be shown from 7 to 8:45 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31 at Darien Library. (more…) Continue Reading →

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