`Soundscapes' art exhibit at library

"Soundscapes" by James P. Aldworth is on display at Darien Library through Aug. 20.

Adult summer reading program ends Aug. 17

On Aug. 17 at 7 p.m., the grand finale will feature Amor Towles, author of "Rules of Civility," a debut novel set in the upper echelons of New York society in 1938.

Teen Writers Group

meets every month

This program meets on the second Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m. in the The Harris Writer's Room. Aspiring to be the next big author? Just want to write a better blog post? Come hone your skills and share with other young authors in our teen writers group.

Stories & Shorts: Teen Book Trailer Video Contest -- through Aug. 5. Take your favorite book (or series) and make a short video about it like a movie preview, for Darien Library's first-ever movie contest for teens. Winners will be announced at the Stories & Shorts Award Ceremony on Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded.

Teen summer reading program wraps up

The Teen Summer Reading at Darien Library program is wrapping up. events include Game On!, Darien Idol Teen Summer Reading Finale Party, and Stories & Shorts.

Game On!, Aug. 12, 4 p.m.: Darien Idol, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. Contest winners, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m.

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Friday film screening

includes White Wedding

Friday, Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m. -- "White Wedding" (2011) Rated PG-13; 98 minutes.

Friday, Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m. -- "Source Code" (2011); 93 minutes

Friday, Aug. 26 at 7:30 p.m. -- "The Music Never Stopped" (2011); 105 minutes

Photo exhibit features

American flags

"American Flag Project," a photographic exhibit by Steven Willard will be on display at Darien Library from Aug. 25 to Oct. 1. There will be an informal meet and greet with the artist on Friday, Aug. 27, between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., in the library's art gallery.

Fall storytime

sessions planned

This fall, Darien Library will offer two storytime sessions, Fall 1 and Fall 2. Fall 1 registration begins Monday, Aug.15 and ends on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Fall 1 session runs from Monday, Sept. 12 to Friday, Oct. 21. Fall 2 registration will begin on Monday, Oct. 10 and end on Monday, Oct. 24. Its session runs from Monday, Oct. 31 to Friday, Dec. 9.

Each session is six weeks in length. Parents and caregivers may register online at darienlibrary.org/youth. Storytime is tailored for children ages birth to six years old.

"Giggles and Rhymes" is for pre-walking babies and a parent or caregiver. Jointhem for fingerplays, songs, rhymes, and movement on Wednesdays from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.

"Born to Read," for walkers up to 24 months and their parent or caregiver, is a fast-paced storytime for lively toddlers that includes books, songs, fingerplays and movement. Classes are held Mondays from 9:30 to 10 a.m., Tuesdays from 9:30 to 10 a.m., or Thursdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

"Side By Side," for children two and three years old and their parent or caregiver, includes books, rhymes, and movement activities. Sessions take place on Mondays from 10:30 to 11 a.m., Tuesdays from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., Thursdays from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., or Fridays from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

"Totally Preschool" is a program that gives four and five-year-olds a chance to grow in independence by engaging in stories, act-outs, and songs. Sessions are Tuesdays from 1:30 to 2 p.m., Thursdays from 1:30 to 2 p.m., or Fridays from 9:30 to 10 a.m.

"Bookworms" is a more sophisticated storytime for five and six-year-olds and includes more complex stories: folktales, humor, and adventure. They meet on Tuesdays from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m.

"Little Clickers" is a chance for three to five-year-olds and their parent or caregiver to share an interactive computer class! This technology program introduces kid-friendly websites and helps your preschooler learn basic computer skills. Sessions are Fridays from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Parents will be notified via e-mail of the results of the Fall 1 session lottery drawings by Saturday, Sept. 10, and by Saturday, Oct. 29 for the Fall 2 session.

Fall Into Art: Celebrate, Explore, Create

Darien Library presents "Fall Into Art," a series of hands-on programs for children that is designed to stimulate the imagination and inspire creativity. From cartooning to graphic design, digital art to collage, kids will have the opportunity to explore and celebrate many different forms of art.

Some of the program offerings require registration, please see individual descriptions for details. Registration begins Monday, Aug. 15. To sign up, visit the children's library or www.darienlibrary.org/youth and click the Fall Into Art registration link.