These Events and Activities for Children Are Coming to Darien Library in August

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All for kids, all at Darien Library (or in one case, at Weed Beach): best-selling author, a performance with comedy/juggling/improv and more, a concert, books to discuss, a mystery to solve, school crafts and storytimes.

— This article is from a Darien Library newsletter. You can see it online here.

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Miss Nelson Is Missing! book coverBryson Lang
Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 2 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of laughter and awe with Bryson Lang. His show mixes comedy, audience participation, juggling, giant beach balls, improv, and more! There may even be a few surprises in store.
*Tickets will be distributed 15 minutes prior to the program. Space is limited.
Open. Grades K and up.

Junior Detectives: Miss Nelson is Missing! 
Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 3 p.m.
Can you solve the mystery in this classic picture book? Young readers are invited to read a copy of Miss Nelson Is Missing by Harry G. Allard Jr. The discussions will be followed by an activity, game, or craft inspired by the story.
Open. Grades K to 2.

Pre-Reader Finale Concert: Mil’s Trills
Friday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m.
Participants in the Read to Me Club Challenge are invited to our Finale Concert featuring the Brooklyn-based music project Mil’s Trills. The winner of the Read to Me Club Challenge raffle will be announced at this special concert. Don’t miss out on this incredible concert and the chance to win door prizes! Photo credit: Eian Kantor.
*Tickets will be distributed 15 minutes prior to the program. Space is limited.
Wonder Struck book coverOpen. All ages with a caregiver.

R.W.D. (Read.Watch.Discuss.): “Wonderstruck”
Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m.
Watch and discuss this book turned into a movie: Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick.
Rated PG. Running time 120 minutes. No registration required.
Grades 3 to 6.

Back to School Crafts
Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 4 p.m.
Join us for a delightful “crafternoon” to celebrate the start of a new school year!
Open. Ages 3 and up.

Meet the Authors: Sue and James Patterson

James Patterson Susan Patterson

James Patterson and Susan Solie Patterson, co-authors of “Cuddly Critters for Little Geniuses”

Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 3 p.m.
Patterson fans young, old, and everywhere in between are invited to meet Sue and James Patterson, authors of the forthcoming picture book Cuddly Critters for Little Geniuses.

From sloths to spoonbills and panda ants to pangolins, little geniuses will love learning about all of the unusual, adorable animals that live on this planet.
Open. All ages with caregiver.

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Drop-In Storytimes

No registration needed for these programs:

Come on Everybody
Mondays at 10 a.m.
All ages with a parent/caregiver. Storytime for everyone featuring a short picture book movie.

Stories by the Sea
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
A family storytime for all ages at Darien’s Weed Beach Park. This program is co-sponsored by the Darien Parks and Recreation Department.
*Patrons must have a beach pass to attend this program.

Toddler Tales
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Walkers (up to 36 months) with a parent/caregiver. This fast-paced storytime for lively toddlers includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Baby Laptime
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
Pre-walking babies and a parent/caregiver. Join us for fingerplays, songs, and bounce rhymes in this lapsit storytime.

More Drop-In Programs

No registration needed for this program:

Lego Club
Saturdays at 2 p.m.
Are you a Lego fan? Let’s build something together! Stop by every Saturday to participate in collaborative Lego building with other kids. Ages 5 and up.

Also …

Borrow a Museum Pass
NYC and Connecticut are home to some of the greatest museums in the country. Darien Library is pleased to provide a variety of museum passes that will engage, excite, and inform you in a cultural learning experience. Place a hold on one today!

Kids Beach Reads!
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