DARIEN — No one associates the sometimes-arduous process of wrapping presents with holiday socializing, but Thursday evening the Darien Library made it so when it hosted a “Gift Wrap and Yap” event.

“It’s a chance to wrap all your presents,” said Sally Ijams, head of knowledge and learning services, “but it’s also a chance to share stories (and) hear all the traditions.”

Dozens of wrapping paper options, tape, bows and nametags were provided free, along with coffee, treats and conversation. People came with anywhere from one to 21 presents to be wrapped and, when necessary, got some extra help from skilled staffers.

“We’ve been doing this for several years now,” Ijams said. “I would say it’s my favorite event of the year.”