What’s New for Teens in January at Darien Library

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Get an internship at the library, study during the “Long Night of Procrastination” before midterms, play games that have nothing to do with electronics or the Internet, learn henna, learn fauxilography — some of what’s coming to Darien Library for teenagers in January.

You’ll need to register for the henna workshop and have a student ID for study night; everything else is open.an announcement emailed from Darien Library

It’s Internship Season!

  • Are you a DHS Senior looking for an internship? Look no further! Darien Library has positions open in our Youth Services and Reader’s Advisory departments. Descriptions and application instructions can be found on our website.

The Long Night Against Procrastination

Sunday, Jan. 13 at 5:30 p.m.

Settle in for some serious studying, Darien! Join us for an after hours event just for current high school students from Darien. Find a quiet corner to review your notes, take a break with de-stress activities, or consult a reference librarian for your research needs. Dinner, snacks, and beverages will be served.

To ensure student status, a valid high school ID will be required for admittance.

Gaming Unplugged

Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 4 p.m.

It is possible to unplug and still have fun! Try out a new tabletop game, grab a snack, and have fun with your friends. Today’s game is Exploding Kittens, a Russian roulette inspired kitten extravaganza.

Open. Ages 12 – 18.

For Teens By Teens: Henna

Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m.

Learn something from your peers! Local teen Miraal will teach you all about henna and lead a DIY session.

Registration required. Ages 12-18.

Find the Right Colleges for Students with Learning Differences

Monday, Jan. 28, 7 p.m., pizza; 7:30 p.m., program

Parents and students: Please join educational advising and placement expert Dr. Michelle Berg, who will discuss what makes a college the ‘right fit’ for a student. Discussion will include full consideration of the academic, social and emotional realms of a student’s life. Dr. Berg will also address some of the essential skills students need when transitioning to college including how to manage anxiety during the application process and beyond. Dr. Berg specializes in working with students who have learning differences.

Please join us from 7 to 7:30 p.m. for pizza prior to the 7:30 start of the program! High school students are encouraged to attend. This event is co-sponsored by Darien SEPAC and Darien Library.

Please RSVP to dariensepac@gmail.com


Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 4 p.m.

Hand lettering may seem intimidating but fauxligraphy is a fun and easy way to start! Try out a variety of materials and styles — all skill levels welcome!

Open. Ages 12-18.

Best Books for Teens in 2018

  • The year is finally over, and what a year for books it was. Check out some titles you may have missed, and stack up your TBR pile for the new year!

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