Monday, April 24, 2017

Upcoming Event: Whassup? James Joyce Got Culture- with Joyce Scholar Jesse Meyers

Upcoming Event:
Whassup? James Joyce Got Culture- with Joyce Collector and Scholar Jesse Meyers Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Perrot Memorial Library

Join us as James Joyce collector and scholar Jesse Meyers leads an examination of Joyce's global impact on literature, music, art, theater, tattoos, and more. Mr. Meyers has been teaching and lecturing on Joyce in the U.S. and Ireland, France, Italy, and Switzerland since 2003. His most memorable teaching moments took place at a retirement community-- 11 students, ages 65-92, attended an introductory class on ULYSSES. Happily, Meyers reports, "several fell asleep, but no one died."

Young Critics' Club's Favorite Books of the Year

Breaking News! YCC, Perrot's book club for 6th-, 7th-, and 8th-graders, has voted on its favorite books of 2016-2017... and the winner is.... KINGDOM OF ASH AND BRIARS by Hannah West! Be sure to check out the entire list for some great middle school book picks.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Y2C2's Favorite Books of the Year!

This just in! Y2C2, Perrot's book club for 4th- and 5th-graders, has voted on its favorite books of 2016-2017... and the winner is.... FRAMED! A T.O.A.S.T. Mystery by James Ponti! Be sure to check out the entire list for some great book picks.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Winners of the Semi-Annual Y2C2 Jeopardy Tournament

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the Semi-Annual Young Young Critics' Club (Y2C2) Jeopardy Tournament!

The Winning Team, The Whatchamacallit Whales
(L-R) Maggie, Amrutha, Ellie B., Cindy, Charlotte, and Rohan

They are the current holders of the coveted Wonderful Golden "Y" Award! The winners have demonstrated their mastery of trivia questions related to the books that the Young Young Critics' Club (our book club for 4th- and 5th-graders) has read during the past year. (Yes, it looks like a lobster, but trust us, it’s also a wonderful golden 'Y.')

Monday, April 17, 2017

Upcoming Event: Talk with Thomas McQuillan, Director of Sustainability at Baldor Foods

Upcoming Event: Eliminating Food Waste: Changing Culutural Norms to Solve an Age-Old Dilemma, A Talk with Thomas McQuillan, Director of Sustainability at Baldor Foods

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017, at 7:30 PM
Perrot Memorial Library

In honor of Earth Day, Perrot presents a talk with Greenwich resident Thomas McQuillan, Director of Sustainability at Baldor Foods, one of the largest produce distributors in the northeast. At Baldor, McQuillan created an initiative called "SparCs" (scraps spelled backwards) to reinvent the way people feel about unused food. McQuillan eliminated food waste from Baldor's facilities, and his revolutionary program has served as a template for other corporations across the country. An influential voice in the sustainability movement, he has presented his work at Harvard, NYU, Stanford, and even the White House. Come hear about McQuillan's transformative work, and learn how you, too, can help eliminate food waste.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Upcoming Event: Book Discussion on AN OWL ON EVERY POST

Perrot Memorial Library and the Greenwich Pen Women present a book discussion on An Owl on Every Post, by Sanora Babb

Facilitated by Joanne Dearcopp of Greenwich Pen Women

Monday, May 8th, 2017, 7-8:30 PM 

Radcliffe Program Room, Perrot Memorial Library


"An unsung masterpiece-- I was completely blown away. It offers an unforgettable picture of life as seen through the eyes of a sensitive, courageous young girl growing up in the drought-ravaged Great Plains. Her ageless story deserves a permanent place in our nation's literature." --Arnold Rampersad

Sanora Babb learned to read from newspapers on the dirt walls of her family's dugout, and went on to write the dust bowl classic, Whose Names Are Unknown, a book many consider a rival to The Grapes of Wrath. During her early years of hardship and survival she wrote and published poems, short stories, and journalism. She was published alongside other young journalists such as Hemingway, Dreiser, and Bradbury. Sanora's hardscrabble years are in sharp contrast to her later life, when she was married to Oscar-winning cinematographer, James Wong Howe. On location, she spent days with film stars such as Paul Newman and Sean Connery, but she continued to pursue her passion for writing for more than 50 years.

This discussion will be led by a close friend of Ms. Babb, who is spearheading the rediscovery of her work.

For more info on the author:

Friday, March 17, 2017

Upcoming Event: Learning to Look- Family Art Program on Landscape Painting

Learning to Look: Family Art Program on Landscape Painting
Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 2 PM 
Perrot's Children's Wing

Perrot Library is pleased to welcome back Alice Scovell Coleman, a lecturer with the Learning to Look program, for an afternoon of art. This program will help us welcome spring by focusing on landscape painting and the Bruce Museum's current exhibit Alfred Sisley (1839-1899): Impressionist Master. Ms. Coleman will bring the Sisley exhibit to life in the context of landscape art. Children will be invited to create their own Sisley-inspired pastel painting after the program.

More info on the Bruce Museum's Sisley exhibit:

Learning to Look, an art history and appreciation program for students from kindergarten through high school, was created by Greenwich residents Diane Darst and Sue Ann Williamson. It has been taught by Learning to Look-trained teachers to over 75,000 students at nearly 100 schools in the tri-state area alone.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Upcoming Event: Overview, with author Benjamin Grant

Upcoming Event: 
Overview, with author Benjamin Grant
Wednesday, March 29th, 2017, at 7:30 PM

Benjamin Grant started his Daily Overview account on Instagram in December 2013 with the lofty goal to change the way we see our planet. Three years later, the project was turned into a best-selling book, and today his satellite images of Earth are shared with more than half a million people. Join us to get the behind-the-scenes story of how Daily Overview grew from a viral Instagram account into a best-selling book and a multi-faceted business.

Upcoming Event: Masterpiece Dialogues, with art historian Kathryn Calley Galitz

Upcoming Event:
Masterpiece Dialogues, with art historian Kathryn Calley Galitz
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017, at 7:30 PM

Perrot Library invites you on a grand tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection with art historian Kathryn Calley Galitz. As a scholar, curator, and lecturer with the Met, Galitz is the perfect guide as she discusses her latest book, The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Masterpiece Paintings, which explores 500 works of art spanning 5,000 years. This is the first large, general survey to celebrate the greatest and most iconic paintings of one of the largest museums in the world.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Upcoming Event: Gothic Romance Tales by Candlelight

Upcoming Event at Perrot:

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017, at 7:30 PM

Mysterious stories of love, revenge, death, and betrayal by Emily Bronte, Kate Chopin, and Louisa May Alcott-- performed by Rita Parisi from Waterfall Productions

Monday, February 27, 2017

Make It! @ Perrot in March

Join us in March for Make It! @ Perrot, our drop-in art & craft program. 

Make It! is a drop-in program for kids in grades 2 and up. 
It is limited to the first 20 kids to sign in before each program. 

Make It! will be held on the following Wednesdays at 4 PM:

March 1st
March 15th
March 22nd

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Upcoming Event: No Parent Left Behind: What's Really on the Minds of Middle School Girls?

Junior League of Greenwich will present the panel discussion,
"No Parent Left Behind: What's Really on the Minds of Middle School Girls?"

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Perrot Memorial Library

Experts in the field of counseling and social media held full-day sessions with over 400 girls ages 11 and 12 concerning friendship, self-esteem, morality, decision-making, and social media. Hear what the girls had to say, and learn how you can partner with your middle-schooler as she embarks upon a new, and sometimes challenging, phase in her life. 


Yajaira Gonzalez
Domestic Abuse Services at the YWCA

Sara Rawson
OTR/L, IMC Occupational Therapist

Beth O'Malley

Jenny Byxbee
Greenwich Youth Services Bureau Coordinator

This event is part of the Junior League of Greenwich’s project, "Positively More," which aims to give preteen girls the tools to avoid questionable situations, lessen the consequences of potential conflicts, and identify lessons learned by those challenges.

For more info, visit: 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Upcoming Event: A Symphony Program for the Family

A Symphony Program for the Family 
Sunday, March 5th, 2017, at 2 PM
Perrot Library Children's Wing

Perrot invites families on a world music tour, featuring a string quartet from the Greenwich Symphony and narration by Edward Pleasant. 

Edward Pleasant is a professional singer with national and international credits. Critically acclaimed in both opera, musical theater and recordings, he has distinguished himself as a gifted actor with brilliant comic timing and a luscious baritone voice. A native of Midland, Texas, Pleasant holds a B.Mus and M.A. in Vocal Performance from the Texas Tech School of Music.  

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Upcoming Event: Saturday Afternoon Movie at Perrot- The Young Victoria

Cozy up on a winter Saturday afternoon at the library and enjoy a movie! 
English tea and refreshments will be served. 

Rated PG, 105 minutes
Saturday, February 25th, 2017 
2 PM in the Children's Program Room
Perrot Memorial Library

Dominated by her possessive mother and her bullying consort, Conroy, since childhood, teen-aged Victoria (Emily Blunt) refuses to allow them the power of acting as her regent in the last days of her uncle, William IV's rule. Her German cousin Albert (Rupert Friend) is encouraged to court her for solely political motives but, following her accession at age eighteen, finds he is falling for her and is dismayed at her reliance on Prime Minister Melbourne (Paul Bettany). Victoria is impressed by Albert's philanthropy, which is akin to her own desire to help her subjects. However, her loyalty to Melbourne, perceived as a self-seeker, almost causes a constitutional crisis, and it is Albert who helps restore her self-confidence. She proposes and they marry, Albert proving himself not only a devoted spouse, prepared to take an assassin's bullet for her, but an agent of much-needed reform, finally endorsed by an admiring Melbourne. (Summary from

Friday, February 03, 2017

Upcoming Event: Family Music Event- Joannas 'n Bananas

Join us for musical duo Joannas 'n Bananas in the Children's Wing! Show is for families with kids of all ages- no tickets required!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 
11 AM - 11:45 AM
"On the Green" in the Children's Wing
Perrot Memorial Library

Joannas 'n Bananas (Joanna and Rob "Bobby Bananaz" Levine-Pawlings) are musicians and music educators based in NYC/Westchester.

An active singer-songwriter and musician, Joanna has taught guitar and ukulele lessons and lead children's sing-alongs and music classes throughout Manhattan, Brookyn, Queens, Westchester and Connecticut over the past 6+ years.

Rob (Bananas!) has a Masters in music (MM) in Jazz studies, focus on double bass and studied under Dennis Irwin, Kermit Driscoll, Doug Weiss & Todd Coolman. He plays alongside many nyc musical outfits and teaches bass, guitar and banjo.

The two love to play for young audiences as the duo, Joannas 'n Bananas, and also for adult audiences with their americana and blues-rock band, Pinkwing.