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What Kids Can Do at Darien Library This Week

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Darien Library is closing early — at 35 p.m. — on Monday, New Year’s Eve, and it’s closed on Tuesday, New Year’s Day, but kids can start the new year off right with these activities:

— This article has information from Darien Library’s weekly newsletter. You can subscribe to it here. None of these programs requires registration:
Songs for Seeds Concert
Friday, Jan. 4 at 10:30 a.m.
All ages with caregiver
Storybook Movies
Monday, Dec. 31 at 10 a.m.
Walkers with caregiver

Toddler Tales
Wednesday, Jan.

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Spooky Stories to Tell in the Dark: Darien Librarians at Darien Historical Society

Are you afraid of the dark? Join Darien librarians for a evening of bone-chilling stories at Darien Historical Society! We will share the stories on the front lawn of the Bates-Scofield House Museum so please dress warmly. Don’t forget to bring a blanket and flashlight. This evening’s stories will increase in spookiness as it gets darker.

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What You Can Find This Week at Darien Library

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At Darien Library this week: Halloween stories, more Halloween stories and a Halloween film, a chance to improve your digital know-how, movies, a Civil War lecture, a Sunday concert, learn about Social Security. — This article has information from “This Week at Darien Library,” the library’s newsletter of events (you can see this edition here). You can subscribe to it on the library website. Highlight of the Week

Is your child afraid of the dark? Join us for an evening of bone-chilling stories at the Darien Historical Society at 45 Old Kings Hwy.

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What’s Coming to Darien Library This Week

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At Darien Library this week you can learn technical know-how, meet Darien’s police dogs (if you’re between 8 and 12), hear what Darien teens are saying about risky behaviors in town, start a lecture series on the Civil War, hear a concert, see a spooky movie or a musical one. And that’s just some of it. Registration Required
Click on the title to register for these events:

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m

Introduction to Microsoft Word
Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 12 noon

Librarian for a Day
Wednesday, Oct.

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Darien Library This Week: Learn Skills, Learn History, See Movies, Discuss

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Here’s what you’ll find at Darien Library this week: Teens learn cookie decorating skills; classes on Adobe Photoshop, coding and geneology; a history lecture; movies; and more. — This article republishes information from “This Week at Darien Library,” the library’s newsletter of events (you can see this edition here). You can subscribe to it on the library website. Highlight: Film Series and Discussions: First Week: A Plastic Ocean
What happens to plastic when it meets the ocean? In the next four weeks, we’ll screen a series of films and host discussions about societal impacts on the environment.

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Coming This Week to Darien Library: New Concert Series, Way for Kids to Learn Organizing, Flick on a Judge

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A new concert series begins, kids can learn a great organizing practice: bullet journaling, a movie about a current Supreme Court justice and more are coming this week at Darien Library. — This announcement is from the latest Darien Library weekly events newsletter. You can browse Darien Library events here. Library Closed for Labor Day
Monday, Sept. 3

Stay safe if you go out into the heat this Labor Day.

Darien Library Hosts Mystery-Solving Game for Children, Teens or Whole Families

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Darien Library has an “Escape the Room” 30-minute mystery game that children, teens and whole families can play either this coming Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. It’s called “The Great Train Robbery.” Here’s the library’s announcement (with an update — Wednesday times have been added to the original announcement):

Oh no! You and your fellow passengers are stuck at the train depot until the mystery of the Great Train Robbery is solved. Can you work together and solve the mystery in only 30 minutes?

At Darien Library This Coming Week: Workshops, Concerts, Art, Film, Book Discussions, Legos

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Coming to Darien Library: Terrarium workshop, Mil’s Trills concert, art exhibit, the amazing Bryson Lang performs, the film “The Rider,” and a mystery for junior detectives. — This announcement is from the This Week at Darien Library newsletter, see it online, here. 

This Week’s Highlight
Mil’s Trills Concert

Everyone is invited to join us at the Pre-Readers Finale Concert on Friday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m.
The winner of the Read to Me Club Challenge will be announced and there’ll be opportunities to win door prizes too. — Samantha Cardone,
Children’s Program coordinator

Registered Events
Make sure to register by clicking on the title:

Write Your Adventure
Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 4 p.m.
Grades 4 to 6

Terrarium Workshop
Tuesday, Aug.

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The Week Ahead at Darien Library: Class Gifts, Beethoven’s 9th, Cooking Demo

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Fun for kids, a lecture on Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (among other works), musical performances from Darien High School Class of 1973 (and their artwork), a cooking class on plant-based eating are some of the things going on at Darien Library in the coming week:

— This article is reprinted from the Friday, July 27, 2018 This Week at Darien Library newsletter, which you can find online here. Highlight:
45th Reunion Class Gift: Music

The Darien High School Class of 1973 invites you to an afternoon of “brief but spectacular performances.” Enjoy vocal performances and pieces played on piano, French horn, flute, and acoustic guitar. The show is on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 3 p.m.
The reception for their Harvest art exhibit is on Friday, Aug.

Register Soon for August Programs Your Kids Can Enjoy at Darien Library

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Sign up today for registered August classes at Darien Library by clicking on the name of each program below, and check out the library’s Aug. 4 trip to the Railroad Museum of New England, where you can take a scenic ride an old train with your kids. 

— an announcement from Darien Children’s Library

If you haven’t signed your child up for our Summer Reading program, sign up online or in the Children’s Library. Every child who registers will receive a FREE book! Registration is on a first come, first-served basis. Programs are open to Darien residents, those employed full time in Darien, or non-residents who are contributors to the Darien Library Annual Campaign at the $300 level.

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What’s Coming This Week at Darien Library: Legos, Beethoven, Movies, Video Games, Music, Short Stories

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Discuss a short story, get help with your resume, watch an acclaimed movie (or two) with a friend, learn about Beethoven, and for kids: play with legos or video games, decorate a cookie; and for the whole family: sing along at a musical performance. — This information is from a Darien Library newsletter (also posted here). Highlight This Week

Get your summer chills on with one of the year’s best and most scary movies, “A Quiet Place.” Starring Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, they are a family who have to live completely silent lives. If they make a sound, they will be hunted by the unknown looking for them.

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This Week at Darien Library: Music, Author’s Visit, Kids’ Activities, Presentations for Adults

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Darien Library keeps providing the town with interesting events, and here are the latest for this week, including an author visit, music for kids and families, classes and presentations on different topics, including the start of a four-week series on Beethoven. — This information is from a Darien Library newsletter (also posted here). Highlighted This Week

Join us for the highlight of our Adult Summer Reading program with author Beatriz Williams. She’ll discuss her new book, The Summer Wives, which my very small colleague Virginia calls her “new favorite summer read.” We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, July 12 at 7 p.m.

— Mallory Arents, associate director of programs and services
— You can find all of Darien Library’s posted events listings here. Registered Events
Make sure to register by clicking the titles!

Fun Children’s Events Coming to Darien Library in July

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Here’s what’s coming for kids this July at Darien Library: a singer from The Lion King, a band from Brooklyn, a comic mime who tells stories (we suspect he talks); a chance to read a book, see the movie made from it and discuss, storytime at the library and at the beach. Tsidii Le Loka Concert
Monday, July 9 at 4 p.m.
Tsidii Le Loka is best known for orginating the role of Rafiki in the original Broadway production of Disney’s stage musical, The Lion King. This musical performance will engage the audience in contemporary culture and music influenced by South African traditions. *Tickets will be distributed 15 minutes prior to the program. Space is limited.

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What You’ll Find at Darien Library This Coming Week

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This coming week, July 2 to 6 at the library: Attend the Evan Gottfried Music Extravaganza; do chair yoga, get your blood pressure checked; knit or crochet, see the movie “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”; kids can learn about fossils, attend the two-hour Lego club; teens can do bad art. — This announcement, except for the video at the bottom, is from the Darien Library weekly events newsletter. You can browse Darien Library events here. Featured Event

Children of all ages are invited to Evan Gottfried’s Family Music Extravaganza. We’ll be dancing, movin’, groovin’, and enjoying an incredible morning of fun.

Miss Tori's last read storytime

This Week at Darien Library

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A summer reading party for teens, chair yoga, movies, hear what local writers are writing, Miss Tori’s last Storytime at the library — and here’s what else is coming this week at Darien Library. Highlighted Event: Writer’s Read

We are fortunate to be home to many local writers. They found each other through our Writer’s Workshop and writing classes; on Tuesday night we celebrate them! On Tuesday, June 26 at 7 p.m. these writers will give a reading of their works. This is a rare opportunity to hear directly from writers before they hit the big time.