Buffalo Garden Walk Darien Library online event

Garden Walk Buffalo: Join America’s Largest Garden Tour, Online, This Thursday Night, March 17

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This St. Patrick’s Day, get in the green spirit with a virtual walkthrough of America’s largest garden tour. Garden Walk Buffalo is a tour that occurs each July, showcasing more than 400 ultra-creative and tantalizing gardens. — an announcement from Darien Library

This vast array of landscapes created by artists and gardeners alike have ultimately transformed urban neighborhoods in Buffalo, New York into a mecca of blooms. From a few square feet to entire backyards, the diversity and uniqueness of each garden is what makes this tour like no other. If You’re Attending …

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Online Lecture: ‘The Femme Fatales of Art History’ About ‘the Most Famous Paintings of Women’

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Visit museums throughout the world to see famous portraits of women in this online lecture presented Tuesday, March 8, by Darien Library. — an announcement from Darien Library

Ronnit Vasserman will discuss the significance of the work at the time it was created and how the artwork continues to inspire and be part of popular culture. Some examples of these museum treasures include Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci at the Louvre in Paris and Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer at Mauritshuis in the Netherlands. A thorough analysis of each work including dimensions, material, year(s) created and an introduction to the artists will be explained. About the Presenter
Ronnit Vasserman is the founder of Art Connect Group, a full service art consulting firm located in New York.

Lisa Steele

Better Cooking With Eggs: Online Discussion Thursday Evening

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Lisa Steele, author of The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook will talk about expanding your egg repertoire beyond the usual breakfast fare of fried and scrambled in a discussion Thursday evening on Zoom.com. — an announcement from Darien Library

Learn why you should:

—never salt eggs before they finish cooking;

—the best way to hard boil eggs so that they peel easily;

—why you should never beat cold egg whites but should separate eggs while they are still cold; and

—eat the yolk! Curious about using goose, quail, duck, and turkey eggs? Steele has guidance on substituting them in your cooking and baking. Darien Library is hosting the discussion in partnership with Hotchkiss Library and the Essex Public Library.


Biomedical Science Talks by Darien High School Students at Darien Library

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Two of Darien High School’s Science Honor Society students will talk about biomedical science Thursday, March 3 at Darien Library. — an announcement from Darien Library

Avery Horn and Shafay Salman will lecture about “Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer” and “The Muscle Rehabilitation Process.” The talks are part of the “Science Splash” series, twice-a-month lectures about a science topic chosen and presented by DHS Science Honor Society students. If You’re Going … This event will take place on Thursday, March 3 at 6 p.m. Register on Darien Library’s website here.

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Tax Counseling Available Through April 15 at Darien Library

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The no cost, full-service VITA Tax-Aide program returns to Darien Library this year with a few changes to ensure safety for all. — an announcement from Darien Library

The service, with special attention to senior and low to moderate income households, includes an easy-to-use virtual filing system that allows users to work with IRS-certified tax preparers from home. There will be two options to access the service: an all-virtual method whereby clients will provide their information via a secure internet site and an on-site counseling method at the Library. On-site counseling at Darien Library began on Monday and end on Friday, April 15. Community members can register for the VITA program and find more information online, here, or call 860-590-8910 to book their appointment in advance.

WBZ-TV Meteorologist Eric Fisher

Meteorologist to Discuss His Book, ‘Mighty Storms of New England’ Tuesday Night

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Meteorologist and author Eric Fisher will discuss his book, “Mighty Storms of New England,” in a virtual event Tuesday evening, Jan. 25. — an announcement from Darien Library

Chief Meteorologist for CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV News, Fisher will dive in to the most intense storms that have touched down in New England, from hurricanes to tornadoes to blizzards. Learn about legendary storms that have brought major cities to standstills and changed the landscape in our region. The event is co-sponsored by Darien Library and Barrett Bookstore.

You Should Leave Now Brie Doyle book and author

Author Discusses New Book About Going on Transformational Personal Retreats

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Discover the advantages of going on a personal retreat with author Brie Doyle, speaking online from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan 6 in an event sponsored by Darien Library. In a world where speed, outcomes and achievement rule, and where health means fitting into your skinny jeans, You Should Leave Now: Going on Retreat to Find Your Way Back to Yourself poses a revolutionary wellness solution – transformational personal retreats. — an announcement from Darien Library

Taken once or multiple times a year, a solo retreat is an opportunity to rest, reboot and cultivate the most valuable relationship in one’s life – the relationship with yourself. Brie Doyle, founder of She Glows Retreats, LLC and a mindfulness teacher of over 20 years, shares her vibrant wit and wisdom to take the reader on this ultimate journey to wellness. About the Book
In this time of extraordinary change and transition, You Should Leave Now offers the perfect restorative for emotional well-being.

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Darien Library Named a ‘Star Library’ by Library Journal for 14th Time (and the Only Star Library in CT)

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For the 14th year in a row, Darien Library has been recognized by Library Journal as a Star Library in its annual review of U.S. public libraries. The winning streak doesn’t get any longer than that — the magazine has only been naming libraries “Star Library” for 14 years. A total of 262 libraries were named “Star Library” by the magazine this year. Libraries were scored based on statistics in various areas, and the comparisons were adjusted on a per capita basis to account for differences in the populations each library served. The areas that were compared included circulation of library materials, electronic materials circulated, attendance at library programs, visits to the library, wifi sessions and numbers of computer users.

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Darien Library Is Looking for a Full-Time Custodian. The Job Pays at Least $52.5K

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Darien Library seeks a full-time custodian. This individual covers all public and staff spaces, ensuring the highest standards of cleanliness and organization. Reporting to the Building Engineer, the Custodian is self-motivated and has the ability to work with a team of outsourced cleaners and Library staff members on a frequent basis. — an announcement from Darien Library
Duties & Responsibilities
· Sanitization of all public and staff spaces throughout the day. · Clean, restock, and sanitize all bathrooms hourly while the Library is open.

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Darien Library’s January Wellness Series Starts With ‘The Art of Coziness’ on Jan 4

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Looking to reset in 2022? Want to start new habits in the new year? Darien Library is hosting programs geared toward personal wellness throughout the month of January. — an announcement from Darien Library

From evenings with authors who specialize in topics like personal retreats, sleep science, and plant-forward diets to local experts in microgreens and plant propagation, learn a variety of new skills and information to lead you through 2022. This series of wellness programs begins with “The Art of Coziness with Vanessa Young” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan.

Darien Library Tween Book Club event

Booktweens (9 to 12 Years Old) Invited to Read a Mystery, Tell Others What You Think on Dec 29

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Darien Library invites bookworms between the ages of 9 and 12 to join this month’s Tween Book Club. Read any book that falls under the month’s theme, then stop by the virtual book group to chat with fellow book lovers. Share book recommendations, enjoy snacks, and find a safe space to share your thoughts. December’s theme is “M is for Mystery.” Read or listen to a book that centers on a character that has to solve a mystery. This story can be in any format, from chapter books to audiobooks to graphic novels.

You Can Vote in the Library’s ‘Great Darien Gingerbread Competition’ Till Friday

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Calling all fans of “The Great British Baking Show” — you are invited to cast your vote to find Darien’s own star baker. Darien Library is bringing back its annual gingerbread house competition onto the shelves of the Children’s Library. Participants were challenged to build their own gingerbread house at home, then bring it to the Children’s Library to put on display. Now, it’s time for the community to vote for their favorite. From now through Friday, Dec.

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Create a Floral Holiday Arrangement with Darien Library

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Darien Library is presenting an opportunity to create a festive decoration or a holiday gift for a loved one. Floral designer Jamie from The Gardener’s Center will demonstrate how to make a long-lasting winter arrangement with seasonal florals. — an announcement from Darien Library

Registrants can use their own florals or purchase a kit hand-selected by Jamie, which includes a festive container and florals for a winter arrangement. Kits can be purchased through The Gardener’s Center before Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. and will be ready to pick up on December 14.