On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, Darien Library and the YWCA Parent Awareness hosted a panel for caregivers of elementary school aged children. The panel was hosted by Connecticut State Representative Terrie Wood, who represents Darien and Norwalk. Ms. Wood also serves as the Co-Chair of the Mental Health Working Group of the Gun Violence Bill.
Panelists: Lavi Ben-Zvi, Coordinator for Student and Family Social Services, Darien Elementary Schools; Christopher M. Bogart, PhD, Executive Director, the Southfield Center for Development, Darien; Luke Forshaw, Principal of Ox Ridge Elementary School, Darien; Dr. Jamie Roach Murray, pediatrician, Stamford Pediatric Associates.
This video is designed to introduce parents and caregivers to the five Early Literacy Practices: READ, WRITE, SING , TALK and PLAY. In this video you will see the Children's Librarians of Darien Library singing, dancing and rhyming. Also stay tuned through the entire video for a fun blooper reel
On Thursday, March 14, 2013, noted speaker Jamie Nabozny spoke at Darien Library. His talk, "The Dangers of Bullying: Developing the Character & Courage to Stop It" was co-sponsored by the Darien Athletic Foundation, YWCA Parent Awareness, and Darien Library.