Celebrate the double birthdays of author J. K. Rowling and her character Harry Potter! Read a Harry Potter book and watch your favorite Harry Potter movie.
Adirondack chairs painted by students at Concord Elementary (left) and Lace School (right) are now on display at the library! The Battle of the Adirondack Chairs is a fundraiser hosted by the Darien Chamber Women in Business and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Darien. Proceeds will help to provide meals for residents undergoing cancer treatment. Learn more here.
Nothing says summer like a game of baseball. Check out our All Time Faves: Round the Bases–Books about Baseball or watch one of our Great Movies: Take Me Out to the Ballgame—Baseball Movies.
Story Stroll is a series of 10 storyboards along the shopping center’s sidewalk that encourages families to read at their own pace while following the prompts for activities along the way. Stories change seasonally.
The City of Darien’s Fourth of July parade begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Jewel parking lot and will proceed north on Cass Avenue to 71st Street, east onto Clarendon Hills Road, and then south to Hinsdale South High School.
Along with the Villages of Downers Grove and Woodridge, the City will co-sponsor a firework show at the Zigfield Troy golf course that will begin around 9:30 p.m. Check the latest Direct Connect for information.
Enjoy the same great selection of bestsellers for a longer period of time with Hot Picks, the new name for our rental collection. In addition to the name change, the checkout policy for these books has changed:
- 7 day checkout (instead of 2 days)
- $1/day late fee (instead of $0.25/day)
This change allows readers who feel they cannot complete a book in 2 days to borrow an item they can keep (for free) for a week. Just a reminder: Hot Picks are non-holdable and non-renewable, but all of the books in the Hot Picks collection are also available in the regular collection. For more information, stop by the Adult Ask Us Desk.