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Is Darien Library’s Occult Workshop Bad for Kids? An Editorial and a Reply

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Earlier on Friday, Darienite published a listing of Darien Library’s programs for teens in July, and we came across one that we object to, “Get to Know Your Inner Cosmic Being.” We love the library, but we think encouraging kids to explore this subject was a mistake and explained why in an editorial within the article and published here, below. We told library officials about the editorial and invited a response, also published below. The library’s response allays our concerns, somewhat, and we’re not saying the occult is among the riskier behaviors teens are likely to get into in Darien, but our concerns stand. Darienite’s Editorial
The library is offering a workshop introducing kids to things like numerology and tarot readings.

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Talent Competition for Teens April 6 at Darien Library

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Teens are invited to participate in an after-hours talent competition at Darien Library. Friends and family members of performers are welcome to attend the event from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 6. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

— an announcement from Darien Library

A $200 first place prize, $100 second place prize, and $50 third place prize will be offered to the best acts, chosen by a panel of guest judges. Rehearsals will begin at 5:30 p.m. the day of the event. Be in the Show
If you are interested in being an act register online or contact Teen Services Librarian Mia Orobona at

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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.