Category Archives: Teen Event

The Golden Ticket to College Admissions Is Not What You Think: Redefining Success for Parents of Teens with Irena Smith, PhD

Another college application season is around the corner, and stress is already beginning to ratchet up for teens and their parents. You’re invited to join us for this must-watch talk by Irena Smith, PhD. You will hear about constructive and healthy ways to approach the college application process, preserve your relationship with your teen, and help them define success on their terms instead of chasing the elusive “golden ticket.”

Irena is a former Stanford Admissions Officer who has spent 18 years advising accomplished, tightly-wound students in Palo Alto and around the world. She saw firsthand the extreme measures parents took to help their children gain admission to highly selective colleges and the toll it took on the children as well as on their parents.

At the same time, Irena’s own children struggled with developmental delays, learning differences, severe depression, and anxiety. She kept her double life—successful college counselor at work, anxious mom at home—tightly under wraps for years until a stunning realization: she was exactly like the anxious parents of the students she worked with, all of whom were equally terrified about their children’s future. Irena’s memoir, The Golden Ticket: A Life in College Admissions Essays, which candidly explores her personal as well as professional life, was published in 2023, and she has since devoted her time to speaking out about hard things: the heavy burden of generational expectations, teen and young adult mental health, and the importance of embracing a broader, more generous vision of what it means to succeed. To learn more about Irena’s personal experience as a parent, professional experience as a college admissions officer, and leave with tips on how to help your child approach the application process in practical, healthy ways–register now!

Register here! Aren’t able to attend? Visit us here to view recordings of past events and the list others that are coming up!

About the Author: Irena Smith is an author, former Stanford admissions officer, independent college counselor, and mother of three extraordinary children. She emigrated from the former Soviet Union with her parents when she was nine years old. In spite of her fierce insistence that she would never, not ever, learn English, she went on to earn a BA in English and then a PhD in Comparative Literature (both from UCLA, where she received a Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award and Dissertation Year Fellowship). Irena taught literature and composition at UCLA and Stanford before transitioning to college admissions, college advising, and writing. Her recently published memoir, The Golden Ticket: A Life in College Admissions Essays is the winner of the Story Circle Network’s Gilda Award, named in honor of comedian Gilda Radner to recognize honest, authentic writing that “makes us laugh even when we want to cry.” It’s been described by Forbes as “captivating and smart… a potential antidote to the fevered belief that being admitted to an elite college will spell the difference between a successful life vs. a doomed future.”

Brought to you in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium. 

Graphic Novels are Life! Telling Your Own Story in a Graphic Novel with Dan Santat (5th-8th Grade)

Join this year’s winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, Dan Santat, as he inspires tweens and teens to tell their own stories through graphic novels. His winning book, A First Time for Everything, is a graphic memoir based on his own awkward middle school years and the trip to Europe that changed his life.

Dan Santat began drawing as a young boy and although he first studied microbiology, he pursued his passion in illustration. He spent many hours as a child and teenager teaching himself to draw by copying illustrations from comic books until he developed the unique, recognizable style that we see today. His talk will inspire listeners to draw their own story as well as give them practical tips on the creation of graphic novels.

Register here! Aren’t able to attend? Visit us here to view recordings of past events and the list others that are coming up!

About the Author: Dan Santat is a Caldecott Medal winner, a National Book Award winner, and a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator. His artwork is also featured in numerous picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade novels. Santat created the animated television show, “The Replacements,” as well. He lives in Southern California with his wife and two children.

Brought to you in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium.

Learning the Power of Poetry with Bestselling Author Elizabeth Acevedo (9th-12th)

You’re invited to learn about the power of poetry with Elizabeth Acevedo! In this exciting author conversation and Q&A, Acevedo will provide a short reading from her National Book Award winning and New York Times bestselling novel-in-verse, The Poet X serving as the backdrop to this amazing chat!

The Poet X is about an Afro-Latina heroine who tells her story with blazing words and powerful truth. Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers—especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about.

With Mami’s determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself. So when she is invited to join her school’s slam poetry club, she doesn’t know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out. But she still can’t stop thinking about performing her poems. Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent.

A virtual author talk you don’t want to miss–come create out loud with Elizabeth Acevedo! Register here! Aren’t able to attend? Visit us here to view recordings of past events and the list others that are coming up!

About the Author

Elizabeth Acevedo is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Poet X, which won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, the Pura Belpré Award, the Carnegie medal, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and the Walter Award. She is also the author of numerous other titles including Family LoreWith the Fire on High, which was named a best book of the year by the New York Public Library, NPR, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal; and Clap When You Land, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor book and a Kirkus finalist. Acevedo has been a fellow of Cave Canem, Cantomundo, and a participant in the Callaloo Writer’s Workshops. She is a National Poetry Slam Champion, and resides in Washington, DC with her husband.

Shakespeare for Kids Presents: Romeo and Juliet

Join us at the Library as Shakespeare on the Sound presents its annual tour of Shakespeare for Kids! This year they are presenting a 30-minute version of Romeo and Juliet. This interactive production will have your children quoting Shakespeare without them even realizing it. Shakespeare on the Sound seamlessly combines the text of Shakespeare with everyday language in a fun and inventive way. By the way…when we say kids, we mean kids of all ages—from 5 to 95. All are welcome and encouraged!

Register here!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

SAT, PSAT, or ACT Practice Test Event

Facilitated by C2 Education

Most colleges consider a student’s ACT & SAT® score to be one of the most important factors when making admissions decisions–there’s no denying that a great SAT/ACT score can help you get into a top college. But did you know that the SAT® is changing in the U.S. starting in spring of 2024? It will be digital, adaptive, and there will be several content changes.

Students in the class of 2026 and younger should plan to take the new exam. Practice tests are a great way to get hands-on experience with the test format and allotted time. And practice test scores are a great indicator of both where you stand and where you can improve. Join us to learn about the new Digital SAT® and how you should plan to prepare. This is a great opportunity for students to become familiar with the material and learn where improvements are needed in order to score big on the real test.

Space is limited so register here!

Please note that laptops and calculators are REQUIRED for these practice tests. C2 Education will not be providing these supplies for students to use. The Library has a limited number of laptops for students who do not have one of their own. Contact us at library@rowayton.org to request to borrow one of our laptops.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

SAT, PSAT, or ACT Practice Test Event

Facilitated by C2 Education

Most colleges consider a student’s ACT & SAT® score to be one of the most important factors when making admissions decisions–there’s no denying that a great SAT/ACT score can help you get into a top college. But did you know that the SAT® is changing in the U.S. starting in spring of 2024? It will be digital, adaptive, and there will be several content changes.

Students in the class of 2026 and younger should plan to take the new exam. Practice tests are a great way to get hands-on experience with the test format and allotted time. And practice test scores are a great indicator of both where you stand and where you can improve. Join us to learn about the new Digital SAT® and how you should plan to prepare. This is a great opportunity for students to become familiar with the material and learn where improvements are needed in order to score big on the real test.

Space is limited so register here!

Please note that laptops and calculators are REQUIRED for these practice tests. C2 Education will not be providing these supplies for students to use. The Library has a limited number of laptops for students who do not have one of their own. Contact us at library@rowayton.org to request to borrow one of our laptops.

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Creating a Compelling College Application

 A program for parents and their high school juniors

Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC are offering and will lead this Zoom presentation to help high school juniors and their parents understand how to use the summer productively to create a compelling college application.

They will cover the college application process including current admissions trends, writing the personal statement essay and supplemental essays, teacher recommendations and how students can position themselves to increase their chances for admission. We’ll discuss how the Supreme Court decision has impacted the college admissions process and how a student’s ability to express their insights, experiences and personal growth through their application essays are more important than ever before.

They will discuss application strategies including the advantages and disadvantages of early decision, early action, and regular decision. They’ll review what factors students should consider in deciding whether or not to submit their standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) for test-optional colleges and universities. They’ll also discuss the different ways that students can be admitted to a particular school.

They’ll examine the holistic admissions review process, what admissions officers consider important when they review applicants, and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission.

They will also discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and an opportunity to showcase a student’s character. Admissions officers place great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able to give back and help others.

This program is a detailed and strategic overview of what students should focus on to make their college applications compelling.

Register here!

Presentation will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

Harvest Every Drop

High school student Madeline Abrams has developed an environmentally friendly and economically accessible way to capture rainwater using otherwise discarded plastic water bottles to create an irrigation system for vegetable gardens, farms, and landscapes.

To recognize and celebrate Earth Day and also increase awareness around plastic waste and water conservation, join us to learn how you can create a rainwater harvesting system for your community.

By using empty water bottles, cutting them in half lengthwise, and connecting them with waterproof tape (or other available resources), Madeline has created a gutter system to capture the rainfall that comes off of a roof. She then uses plastic bottles to create a downspout to direct the water to a holding tank similar to a rain barrel. Her website, Harvest Every Drop, that she created to share her invention can be found here.

Madeline recently presented her rainwater harvesting system virtually to 45 communities in New York, California, Uganda, Namibia, Lesotho, Angola, and South Africa. Her invention is being shared with villages and communities as a way to conserve water and address the issue of upcycling plastic waste that has become a major problem in many parts of the world. An article about Madeline’s system was published earlier this month in an international Rotary magazine covering Uganda.

After the Zoom presentation, Madeline will share the instructional video she created as a reference to build her watering system to help communities harvest every drop.

Register here!

Presentation will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

Sweet Solar Moon Cakes

Brought to us by Jane Mossa and The Pink Rhubarb

Sweet doesn’t always have to mean that it’s made with sugar! Participants aged 7 to 13 years old are invited to join us for this workshop as we create moon cake pastries using intricate molds while exploring the use of healthy fillings to make a sweet dessert!

Register here!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Seed Starters

Brought to us by Jane Mossa and The Pink Rhubarb

Sometimes you don’t have enough seed pots to go around and maybe don’t want to use the plastic containers that are commonly bought for beginning your garden. Participants aged 7 to 13 years old are invited to join us for this workshop where we’ll learn that up-cycling, or using products that you already have and making them into a better one, is a fun and creative way of turning newspaper into your seed starter pots.

Register here!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Fun with Fermentation

Brought to us by Jane Mossa and The Pink Rhubarb

Making bread is an art form and takes practice and learning. With a little bit of practice, over time you will be able to make really great rolls or bread with the recipe that we’ll be using in this workshop. Participants aged 7 to 13 years old are invited to join us as we learn how something so simple – just flour and water – can make amazing bread.

Register here!

View our Photo Release Policy, effective since February 1, 2019, here.

Navigating College Admissions Successfully in 2024

 A program for parents and their high school teens

Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC are offering and will lead this Zoom presentation to help families understand how the lingering effects from the pandemic have changed the college admissions landscape and how it affects Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen.

The recent college admissions cycle was the most competitive to date. With most colleges continuing their test-optional policies as well as increasing their virtual outreach to high school students, many schools had record numbers of applicants. Record high numbers of applications result in record low acceptance rates which is what most popular colleges and universities experienced this past admissions cycle.

Ron and Jackie will discuss current college admissions trends, the importance of researching and visiting colleges to find schools that can be a good fit for your child, a timeline and other action steps that can be taken to make this fall productive and help reduce the stress around the college admissions process.

They will examine the holistic admissions review process, what admissions officers consider important when they review applicants, and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission.

They will also discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and a way to showcase a student’s character. Admissions officers place great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able to give back and help others.

Register here!

Presentation will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too! Pizza dinner will be provided.

Please register here so we make sure to have enough pizza!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too! Pizza dinner will be provided.

Please register here so we make sure to have enough pizza!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

20 Years of Dragon-Riding in YA Fantasy with International Bestselling Author Christopher Paolini

Join us as we chat with master storyteller and internationally bestselling author Christopher Paolini about his return to the World of Eragon with Murtagh, a stunning continuation of the epic fantasy.

The world is no longer safe for the Dragon Rider Murtagh and his dragon, Thorn. An evil king has been toppled, and they are left to face the consequences of the reluctant role they played in his reign of terror. Now they are hated and alone, exiled to the outskirts of society.

Throughout the land, hushed voices whisper of brittle ground and a faint scent of brimstone in the air—and Murtagh senses that something wicked lurks in the shadows of Alagaësia. So begins an epic journey into lands both familiar and untraveled, where Murtagh and Thorn must use every weapon in their arsenal, from brains to brawn, to find and outwit a mysterious witch. A witch who is much more than she seems.

In this gripping novel starring one of the most popular characters from Christopher Paolini’s blockbuster Inheritance Cycle, a Dragon Rider must discover what he stands for in a world that has abandoned him.

Murtagh is the perfect book to enter the World of Eragon for the first time . . . or to joyfully return. Register now to join the fun!

Register here! Aren’t able to attend? Visit us here to view recordings of past events and the list others that are coming up!

About the Author: Christopher Paolini is the creator of the World of Eragon and the Fractalverse. His blockbuster series The Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance) has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. First published at 19, he is the holder of the Guinness World Record for youngest author of a bestselling series. Paolini is also the author of two adult science fiction novels, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars and the forthcoming Fractal Noise. Christopher makes his home in Paradise Valley, Montana, where he continues to write stories and ask questions. Find out more about Christopher and all things Inheritance Cycle on social media and at paolini.net.

Brought to you in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium. 

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Take Your Child to the Library Day (TYCLD) is an international initiative that encourages families everywhere to take their children to their local library. Launched in 2011 in Connecticut by librarians Nadine Lipman (Waterford Public Library, retired) and Caitlin Augusta (Stratford Library) with artist Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, TYCLD raises community awareness about the importance of the library in the life of a child, and promotes library services and programs for children and families.

Join the Rowayton Library in celebrating the 13th anniversary of this day on Saturday, February 3rd, 2024! Stop by the Rowayton Library and Rowayton Community Center with your child or children to enjoy fun activities, story times with our trustees, featured book displays, snacks, and lots more library fun!

Story times will take place every half hour beginning at 11:00 a.m.

No registration required!

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too!

Register here!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too!

Register here!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you! Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play! We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too!

Register for the January 26 session here.

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you!

Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play!

We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too! Pizza dinner will be provided.

Register here!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you!

Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play!

We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too! Pizza dinner will be provided.

Register here!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you!

Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play!

We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too! Pizza dinner will be provided.

Register here!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you!

Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play!

We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too! Pizza dinner will be provided.

Register here!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you!

Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play!

We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too! Pizza dinner will be provided.

Register here!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you!

Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play!

We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too! Pizza dinner will be provided.

Register here!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you!

Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play!

We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too! Pizza dinner will be provided.

Register here!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Magic: The Gathering

You have been summoned to join The Gathering! Interested in traversing different planes of existence? Or battling your friends with powerful creatures and spectacular spells? Then this group is for you!

Players in grades 5 and up are invited to join us for commander games of Magic: The Gathering. Compete with friends, meet new opponents, or learn how to play!

We will provide playing cards and dice but you’re welcome to bring your own, too! Pizza dinner will be provided.

Register here!

New Photo Release Policy effective February 1, 2019. See here for details.

Navigating College Admissions Successfully in 2024

 A program for parents and their high school teens

Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC are offering and will lead this Zoom presentation to help families understand how the lingering effects from the pandemic have changed the college admissions landscape and how it affects Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen.

The recent college admissions cycle was the most competitive to date. With most colleges continuing their test-optional policies as well as increasing their virtual outreach to high school students, many schools had record numbers of applicants. Record high numbers of applications result in record low acceptance rates which is what most popular colleges and universities experienced this past admissions cycle.

Ron and Jackie will discuss current college admissions trends, the importance of researching and visiting colleges to find schools that can be a good fit for your child, a timeline and other action steps that can be taken to make this fall productive and help reduce the stress around the college admissions process.

They will examine the holistic admissions review process, what admissions officers consider important when they review applicants, and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission.

They will also discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and a way to showcase a student’s character. Admissions officers place great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able to give back and help others.

Register here!

Presentation will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

Navigating College Admissions Successfully in 2024

 A program for parents and their high school teens

Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC are offering and will lead this Zoom presentation to help families understand how the lingering effects from the pandemic have changed the college admissions landscape and how it affects Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen.

The recent college admissions cycle was the most competitive to date. With most colleges continuing their test-optional policies as well as increasing their virtual outreach to high school students, many schools had record numbers of applicants. Record high numbers of applications result in record low acceptance rates which is what most popular colleges and universities experienced this past admissions cycle.

Ron and Jackie will discuss current college admissions trends, the importance of researching and visiting colleges to find schools that can be a good fit for your child, a timeline and other action steps that can be taken to make this fall productive and help reduce the stress around the college admissions process.

They will examine the holistic admissions review process, what admissions officers consider important when they review applicants, and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission.

They will also discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and a way to showcase a student’s character. Admissions officers place great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able to give back and help others.

Register here!

Presentation will be conducted via Zoom. Visit their website here to find the appropriate download instructions and download link for your device.

Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration

Summer Reading begins next week!

This year’s theme is Get Growing: Reading and Seeding. We’re on a mission to cultivate creativity, curiosity, and a love for reading.  Just like planting a seed, every book we read has the power to grow our minds and ignite our imaginations. Join us as we plant the seeds of imagination and watch them grow! Whether you’re a seasoned reader or just getting started, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So grab your gardening gloves and get ready to dig into some fantastic reads!

Join us at the Rowayton Library for our 2024 Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration! We’ll have fun activities, storytimes, ice cream, and more! We’ll also have laptops set up for patrons of all ages to register to participate in this year’s summer reading challenge and attendees can check out all of the great programs that we have planned for the summer.

No registration required to join. Just stop by!

Rowayton Library’s 14th Annual Daughters’ Ball

Join us for an enchanted afternoon of ice castles and snowflakes! This year, we are casting a Frozen-themed spell over our annual event. This always sold-out fundraiser promises lasting, unforgettable memories and fun for daughters and their guardians. We look forward to seeing you!

Tickets are available for purchase here!

One adult and one daughter – $200
Each additional daughter – $50

We’re Looking for Sponsors!

Do you or your company or organization want to help create the magic! By contributing to the Daughters’ Ball, you will help us create a winter wonderland where dreams come true! We have multiple sponsorship levels and opportunities for in-kind donations. Click here to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.

We’re Looking for Volunteers!

Help bake magical sweets for the ball! Please click here to sign up to contribute to the Daughters’ Ball Dessert Table and let us know what you will be donating.

Email library@rowayton.org if you have any questions.

A special thank you to our sponsors and supporters!

Platinum ($1,000+)

 

Gold ($500+)

 

 

 

Silver ($250+)

 

 

Snowflake ($100)

In Kind

 

Memorial Day Parade

Line up with the Rowayton Library at the Rowayton Community Center at 11:50 a.m.

Kids of all ages and their caregivers can join the Library Board of Trustees to help celebrate our town spirit at the annual Memorial Day Parade!

After the parade, join fellow residents at Veterans’ Cannon to honor those who died in their service to our country.

Then stroll on over to the Fire House for hot dogs and soda, hosted by our local firefighters and their families.