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Foundation Fundraiser: 

Join us for Dancing in the Spooky Stacks, a unique event featuring an after-hours library performance by The Neverly Brothers, on Saturday, Oct. 24, 7-10 p.m. 

Dress to impress - in '50s, '60s, or Halloween style - for the costume contest. A cash bar and light snacks will be available. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Tickets are available for purchase at the library. They are $20 in advance, $30 starting Oct. 5, and $40 at the door (while supplies last). VIP tickets (limited quantity) are $50 and include a meet and greet with the band, reserved seating with a full view of the stage, an autographed event poster signed by the band, and two beverage tickets.

Proceeds will be used to support children's literacy and learning.

Visit spookystacks.ippl.info for information.
#LibSocial: For 20-30somethings

Art Therapy Night
Stressed out? Unwind with adult coloring books and other forms of art therapy while enjoying friendly conversation and soothing music on Friday, Sept. 18, 7-9 p.m. Register here

Miskatonic Brewery Tour
Join us for a tour of Miskatonic, Darien's newest brewery, on Friday, Oct. 2, 6:30-9 p.m. Learn how beer is made in this behind-the-scenes tour. Includes a pouring and pint glass. The cost is $10 per person and must be paid online in advance of the event. Meet at Miskatonic Brewing Company, 1000 N. Frontage Rd., Unit C, Darien. Register here
New emagazines available on Zinio 

IPPL offers free emagazines to our cardholders, and several new titles are now available, including:
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  • Cook's Illustrated, Inc.
  • Diabetic Living 
  • Men's Health 
  • Mental Floss 
  • Parents
Emagazines can be read on computers, tablets, or smart phones - all you need is an IPPL card and an email address. To get started, or to see a full list of the magazines available, visit our emagazines page. Once you download a magazine, it's yours to keep!
College Prep

ACT Practice Test
Free practice test with results analysis from Kaplan on Sunday, Sept. 27, 1:15-4:45 p.m. Register here

How to Pay for College Without Going Broke
Learn to reduce the cost of college and still attend your college of choice on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 7-8:30 p.m. Experienced professionals from My College Planning Team will share their knowledge to guide you in your college search, selection, and funding. For high school students and their parents. Register here
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Sept. 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day: 
Learn Pirate with Mango Languages!

If it's pirate chatter ye be after, Mango's Pirate Language Course will teach you everything you need to know!

Mango Languages can help you learn new languages and connect with new cultures - more than 60 of them! Click here to learn more.
Library Card Sign-up Month

The month is half over - do your kids have their library cards yet? 

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and kids who sign up for their first IPPL card will receive a specially-designed card just for kids, a kid-sized book bag, as well as a special Snoopy sticker and bookmark. Those renewing their card will also get a Snoopy sticker and bookmark. 

For more information on signing up for a library card, stop by the library or click here.
Programs Through Sept. 22

At the time this list is published, there are still openings in these programs. Each program is linked to its description and registration form (when required). Drop-in programs have an asterisk (*).

Teal: Kids & Families
Blue: Mid-Kids
Purple: Teens
Red: Adults
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