1. Meet the Author: Robert H. Patton at Darien Library

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    On June 8, 2008, Robert H. Patton, author of "Patriot Pirates: The Privateer War for Freedom and Fortune in the American Revolution" was our featured speaker. For more information, please visit: http://www.darienlibrary.org/catalog/books/patton-impending

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    • Meet the Author's Daughter: Reeve Lindbergh

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      On Thursday, May 17, 2012, Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was our featured speaker to discuss her mother's final volume of letters and diary entries. For more information, please visit: http://www.darienlibrary.org/events/meet-author/meet-authors-daughter-reeve-lindbergh

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      • Meet the Author: Eric Asimov

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        On Thursday, December 13, 2012, author Eric Asimov was our featured speaker. He wrote, "How to Love Wine." For more information, please see: http://www.darienlibrary.org/events/meet-author/meet-author-eric-asimov

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        • The ABCs of Writing a Great College Application Essay

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          Presented by Sharon Epstein and Matthew Dempsey on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. For more information, please visit: http://www.darienlibrary.org/events/abcs-writing-great-college-application-essay

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          • Jamie Nabozny's The Dangers of Bullying

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            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.

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            • Thriving (Not Just Surviving) Through Life Transitions

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              On Tuesday, January 7, 2014, an expert panel of five was led by the Founder and Executive Director of The Life Solutions Center of Darien, Maud Purcell. From the program: Although life transitions are a normal part of living, they can be overwhelming. Whether the transition is a career change, divorce, kids leaving home, aging parents or the loss of a loved one, there is no GPS for navigating the journey. Panelists: Donna Carlin, Career Consultant and Coach - Lisa Gardner, MSW, LCSW, Couples Therapist - Maurice Segall, JD, and Victoria Thomas, MS, Divorce Mediation and Financial Analysis - Erica Jensen, Wardrobe Consultant

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              • Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

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                On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, two speakers joined us. When to collect Social Security may be the single most important decision you make when it comes to your retirement. Topics covered include: • How Social Security benefits are calculated and the advanced planning required to increase them. • Why married couples can miss out on significant lifetime sums. • Special strategies for married couples, divorced individuals and minor children. • Case studies that will show you the advantages of some of these strategies. About the Presenters Michael Alimo (CRPC; CLU; ChFEBC). A 30 year industry veteran, for the past 15 years financial service advisor Alimo has served jclientele around CT & New England at his USA Financial & Tax Services, LLC. Committed to giving back to the community via educational workshops, Mr. Alimo has hosted many seminars for groups at libraries, churches, and social organization about a variety of financial and planning topics. David Weyner (H≪ LTC Partnership certification,CT, NY & NJ) Following 20 years as a senior corporate executive, since 2007 Weyner has served insurance and benefits clients around the NY tri-state area.. In collaboration with Michael Alimo, Mr.Weyner has also spoken at many seminars with the objective of helping community members better understand their planning options and various programs available to seniors.

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                • Eliminating Stress and Creating Balance in Your Child’s Life

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                  On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Darien Library and the YWCA Parent Awareness hosted a panel for caregivers of middle and high 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: Lisa Bunce, MS, RD/N, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Owner, Back-to-Basics Nutrition Consulting, Redding; Christopher M. Bogart, PhD, Executive Director, The Southfield Center for Development, Darien; Phyllis L. Weihs, MS, NCC, NCDF, Psychotherapist Fairfield University; and Eileen Whalen, School Psychologist, Darien High School.

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                  • Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

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                    On Thursday, September 4, 2014, we hosted Michael Alimo and David Weyner, financial service advisors. Topics covered include: • How Social Security benefits are calculated and the advanced planning required to increase them. • Why married couples can miss out on significant lifetime sums. • Special strategies for married couples, divorced individuals and minor children. • Case studies that will show you the advantages of some of these strategies.

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                    • Meet the Author: Norb Vonnegut at Darien Library

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                      On December 17, 2009, author Norb Vonnegut, of "Top Producer" visited Darien Library. For more information, please visit: http://www.darienlibrary.org/2009/11/25/top-producer-production

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