Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Upcoming Event: Stuffed Animal Sleepover



Bring your stuffed animal friends (dolls and other "babies" are allowed as well) to story time, tuck them in, and see what adventures they had when you pick them up the next day! 

Story time will be at 4 PM on Tuesday, December 10th. 
Pick up your stuffed animal the next day, Wednesday, December 11th. 

For 3-, 4-, and 5-year olds. 
Limited to the first 25 children-- sign up today at the Youth Services Desk!

Upcoming Event: Young Strings Workshop

Calling all Young Strings Players! 

Bring your instruments and learn the secrets of becoming a good strings student. This workshop, presented by the Young Artists Philharmonic, will review basic skills such as:

-How to tune your instrument

-How to take care of your instrument (especially during the cold winter months)

-How to hold and rosin your bow

-How many minutes you should practice each day to achieve best results

Darwin Shen, professional violinist and conductor of the Young Artists Philharmonic Young Strings Ensemble, will lead this workshop and help young strings students become confident string players.

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 from 4 PM to 5 PM

For strings students in grades 4 through 8. Limited to the first 20 registrants-- sign up today at the Youth Services Desk!

Upcoming Event: Author Talk with Teru Clavel

Upcoming Event: Author Talk with Teru Clavel
Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Perrot Memorial Library



Perrot welcomes author Teru Clavel for an insightful discussion of her book World Class: A Mother's Journey Halfway Around the Globe in Search of the Best Education for her Children. An education consultant, Clavel spent 10 years in Tokyo, Shanghai, and Hong Kong with her three children. There, she saw firsthand how Asian schools differ from their American counterparts, which gave her a new perspective on the challenges of education in the U.S. Clavel offers advice for parents who want to ensure their children become lifelong learners and receive an education that is truly world-class.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Annual Lions Club Grapefruit Sale

The Old Greenwich Lions Club is running its annual sale of grapefruits and oranges, as part of its fund-raising efforts to fight blindness worldwide.

Fruit is available for purchase at Perrot-- please ask at the Adult Circulation Desk.

Pricing:
Grapefruit: $24/case, $12/½ case, $47 for 2 cases
Juice Oranges: $24/case, $12/½ case, $47 for 2 cases



Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Upcoming Event: Enjoying a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving, with Nutrition Expert Anne Roland Lee



Upcoming Event: Enjoying a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving, with Nutrition Expert Anne Roland Lee
Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Perrot Memorial Library

Please join us for an informative evening with Anne Roland Lee, Assistant Professor of Nutritional Medicine in the Department of Medicine and the Institute for Human Nutrition at Columbia University and the dietitian for the Celiac Disease Center. A well-respected expert on gluten-free living, Ms. Lee will offer clever tips and ideas on how to navigate a gluten-free Thanksgiving. This will be a wonderful opportunity to hear from an authority on nutrition who has developed numerous educational materials on the gluten-free diet for patients and both clinical and food service professionals. 

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Upcoming Event: Author Talk with Patricia Walsh Chadwick




Upcoming Event: A Talk with Patricia Walsh Chadwick, author of Little Sister: A Memoir
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019, at 7:30 PM
Perrot Memorial Library

Join us for a discussion with author Patricia Walsh Chadwick on her first book, a memoir entitled Little Sister, that chronicles her unorthodox upbringing. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, Leonard Feeney, a controversial Catholic priest, founded a religious community called The Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is where the author, her parents, and four siblings, lived a life shielded from the outside world-- without television, radio, newspapers, or any exposure to the events of the day. Little Sister is a tale of resilience and grace that, in riveting prose, describes a surreal childhood and does so without rancor or self-pity.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Upcoming Event: Family Storytelling Concert featuring Tim Lowry


Perrot Memorial Library is proud to present an afternoon of storytelling in memory of our beloved Children's Librarians, Kate McClelland ("Mrs. Mac") and Kathy Krasniewicz ("Mrs. K"). Those who knew Kate and Kathy know how much storytelling was a part of their lives and how they used it to enchant and educate the youth of our community.

We are delighted that storyteller Tim Lowry will be joining us for this special family event, which will be held in Perrot's Children's Wing at 2 PM on Sunday, November 17th, 2019. No tickets are required, but seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. This event is recommended for families with children ages 5 and up.

Not unlike Mr. Toad's wild ride from the classic Wind in the Willows, storyteller Tim Lowry will take you on a road trip adventure in an exciting machine-- his grandfather's Model T Ford, to be exact. Dressed in a duster and goggles, Tim will invite you aboard the Tin Lizzie to hear stories from across the country. Folk tales, tall tales, trickster tales, and spook stories are all clearly marked on the map for a grand tour of these United States.

For more information about Tim Lowry, please visit his website: http://storytellertimlowry.com/

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Adult Summer Reading Challenge 2019 Winners Announced



Thank you to all our Library patrons who took part in our Adult Summer Reading Challenge 2019! We had over 700 entries this summer--a terrific response!

Here are the winners for this year's Adult Summer Reading Challenge:

Ginny Rowan -- $100 gift card to Lugano Wine Bar & Salumeria

 Ana Lilienfeld -- $50 gift card to Le Fat Poodle

Persis Alden -- $25 gift card to Sweet Pea's Baking Company

Diane Daly -- $15 gift card to Garden Catering

Elizabeth McEvoy -- $10 gift card to Upper Crust Bagel Company




Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Upcoming event: Author talk with Deborah Goodrich Royce



Upcoming Event: Talk with Deborah Goodrich Royce, author of Finding Mrs. Ford
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019, at 7:30 PM
Perrot Memorial Library

Perrot invites you to meet local author and actress Deborah Goodrich Royce, in an interesting and intimate evening discussing her debut book, Finding Mrs. Ford. In this literary thriller, a privileged woman's life unravels when an Iraqi man from her distant past boards a plane in Baghdad to come find her. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Upcoming Event: Open Mic Night


Upcoming Event:
Open Mic Night, presented by Greenwich Pen Women
Monday, October 21st, 2019, at 7 PM

This is your chance! Come to Greenwich Pen Women’s final Open Mic Night of 2019 and share your original work — writing, art, music — during a five-minute time slot. Signup begins 15-30 minutes before the start time at the library. Use your five minutes to present original work of fiction, blogs, poetry, essays, nonfiction, children’s stories, photography, artwork and even music — all fitting within your five-minute time slot. Not ready to speak aloud, come support the community as an observer and friend. Led by Greenwich Pen Women, hosted by Perrot Memorial Library.

Upcoming Event: Book Discussion on Fahrenheit 451

Perrot Memorial Library and Greenwich Pen Women present a Greenwich Reads Together Book Discussion on Fahrenheit 451, facilitated by Diane Tunick Morello

Monday, September 23rd, 2019, at 7 PM in the Rand Room

Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 depicts a world in which books are outlawed, anti-intellectualism is prized, and people hid their depression and unhappiness behind mind-numbing technology. Join our exploration of the book and its themes, many of which come disturbingly close to our 21st-century world.

For more information and to register, please call the Adult Circulation Desk at 203-637-1066.

Friday, August 02, 2019

Summer Reading Wrap-up



Thanks to everyone who participated in Youth Services' 2019 summer reading program!

It was a fantastic year for summer reading-- 388 kids signed up and read 1,290 books in total!

This year, Perrot will make a donation based on each book read by our summer readers to the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, CT. Our donation is enough to pay for transportation for 30 students to visit the Museum!

If you were one of our very special participants, you can still keep track of the books you read, even though our "official" program has ended! You can either take your reading record home with you, or leave it here in the library. We will also continue to give out prizes for books read (while supplies last, so HURRY!).

We'd also like to give a special mention to our teen volunteers, who helped record books for our reading program participants. This year we had 66 volunteers, who together worked over 615 hours staffing our summer reading table. Thanks, guys!

And remember, we still have another month of summer left, so please KEEP READING!


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

New Museum Pass- Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Photo by Rebecca Bullene, bbg.org

NEW museum pass at Perrot- the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Borrow our pass for 3 days to get free museum admission for 2 adults and any accompanying children under age 17. The pass also gives the holder a 10% discount at the Garden Shop and BBG's cafe.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment. Learn more at https://www.bbg.org/

Monday, June 24, 2019

Perrot's Summer Reading Club and Contest for Kids





Summer is here-- and that means it's time to sign up for Perrot's summer reading club! You can participate (and win prizes for reading!) going on NOW  through August 1st. The Summer Reading theme this year is A UNIVERSE OF STORIES.

To sign up for our summer reading club, simply visit our volunteer table by the computers in Youth Services. Our friendly teen volunteers will sign you up, tell you the rules and start a reading record for you. You'll also get to put your name up on our bulletin board! We'll keep your reading record here in the library. When you've read a book, tell a volunteer next time you're in the library and they'll write it in your reading record. After you read your first, third, and fifth books, you get a prize! Also, this year, for each book you read, Perrot will make a donation to the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport.

Parents, you can take home a reading record for children who are not yet reading independently. We have special sheets to record books you have read aloud with your child. Children get a sticker for each book they've read with a grown-up.

We're also having a contest this summer. During the first 4 weeks in July, we will have a new jar of candy at the desk each week. Guess how many candies are in the jar, and fill out a guess slip. Whoever's guess is closest wins the whole jar! (If more than one person guesses correctly, we will draw randomly from among all correct answers.)

Adult Summer Reading Challenge 2019

Sign up at the Adult Circulation Desk for Perrot's Adult Summer Reading Challenge 2019! For every book you read (or audiobook or e-book), you will be entered for a chance to win a gift card to a local restaurant! Program is going on now through Labor Day.