The March on Washington was a high point in the Civil Rights movement. Learn more about this seminal moment, and view Martin Luther King Jr.’s stirring “I have a dream” speech.
Not sure what do with your solar eclipse glasses from Monday’s big event? Bring them to the library! We are collecting them for Astronomers Without Borders to send to underprivileged schools in South America and Asia when eclipses cross those continents in 2019. Look for the donation box in our lobby through Sept. 8.
On Monday, Aug. 21, the United States will see its first total solar eclipse cross the continent since 1979. Safely view this rare event with solar eclipse glasses! Come to the lobby on Monday, Aug. 21, beginning at noon. We’ll be giving away one per person, while supplies last. Please note that our supply is very limited! View a list of reputable online and in-store vendors.
Whether you are brushing up on your investments or trying to rein in your spending, our financial databases and recommended websites will help you achieve your goals.
You’ve purchased the pencils, notebooks, and other supplies, but do your kids have their library cards yet? Be sure students have the most important school supply of all—a library card! Kids who sign up for their first IPPL card will receive a specially-designed card just for kids and a kid-sized book bag. Learn more about getting a library card at getacard.ippl.info.
Learn more about service dogs and the many ways they assist and comfort people.
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.