Friday, August 17, 2018

CANCELLED: Coco in Binney Park

Because of rain in the forecast, tomorrow night's showing of Coco in Binney Park has been cancelled.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Movies in the Park: Coco


Perrot is pleased to present our twelfth annual series of Movies in the Park in Binney ParkBring your picnic, your chairs, and enjoy the show!

COCO (2017, Rated PG, 149 minutes)
Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at 8:30 PM
[No Rain Date]

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Upcoming Event: Keith Michael Johnson's BUBBLEOLOGY!

Keith Michael Johnson presents: Bubbleology
Thursday, July 26th at 4 pm
Perrot Memorial Library Children's Wing
This show is for families with children age 5 and up.


As seen on Discovery Channel's "Time Warp", National Geographic TV and on-stage by invitation (twice) at America's largest science and engineering festival in DC, Keith uses bubbles—large and small—to explain liquids, solids and gasses, geometry, tension and pressure.

Keith builds beautiful sculptural creations (massive & miniature) with enthusiasm, humor and style.  One moment he will be encasing a dinosaur in a bubble and in the next moment he's encapsulating an audience volunteer.


Be dazzled by a bubbly Eiffel Tower, a dancing snow-white snow-man and a spinning space ship as it races toward the ceiling!

While those demonstrations snare viewers attention—Keith reveals the science behind the magic, unfolding the "how-to" like a mystery, making it both educational and unforgettable.


Call us (203-637-8802) or stop by the Youth Services Desk to sign up. We are not handing out tickets for this event, but advance sign-up is required.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Thank you, Riverside Garden Club!

Thanks to the Riverside Garden Club, Perrot now has some beautiful summer blooms on display. Visit our Circulation Desk and enjoy!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Movies in the Park: Field of Dreams




Perrot is pleased to present our twelfth annual series of Movies in the Park in Binney ParkBring your picnic, your chairs, and enjoy the show!

FIELD OF DREAMS (1989, Rated PG, 107 minutes)
Saturday, July 14th, 2018 at 8:30 PM
[No Rain Date]

Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) hears a voice in his corn field tell him, "If you build it, he will come." He interprets this message as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm, upon which appear the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta) and the other seven Chicago White Sox players banned from the game for throwing the 1919 World Series. When the voices continue, Ray seeks out a reclusive author (James Earl Jones) to help him understand the meaning of the messages and the purpose for his field.
--IMDb.com





Thursday, June 21, 2018

Town of Greenwich Easten Greenwich Civic Center Survey

Please take a moment to fill out the Town of Greenwich survey on the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center (EGCC)!

Based on the current facility condition and goals for future development, the Town has determined that a new, modern replacement building will provide efficiencies in all aspects of operations that a renovated building cannot provide. Therefore, this project will focus on the development of new facility assets instead of renovating existing facility assets.

This survey is intended to assess the current utilization of the EGCC, the current and unmet recreation needs in the community, and the potential utilization of a new EGCC facility. Responses are anonymous.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Movies in the Park 2018: Field of Dreams and Coco



Perrot is pleased to present our twelfth annual series of Movies in the Park in Binney Park. 
Bring your picnic, your chairs, and enjoy the show!


FIELD OF DREAMS
(1989, Rated PG, 107 minutes)
Saturday, July 14th, 2018, at 8:30 PM
[No Rain Date]

Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice in his corn field tell him, "If you build it, he will come." He interprets this message as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm, upon which appear the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the other seven Chicago White Sox players banned from the game for throwing the 1919 World Series. When the voices continue, Ray seeks out a reclusive author to help him understand the meaning of the messages and the purpose for his field. 
(Plot summary from IMDb.com)

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COCO
(2017, Rated PG, 105 minutes)
Saturday, August 18th, 2018, at 8:30 PM
[No Rain Date]

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
(Plot summary from IMDb.com)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Adult Summer Reading Challenge 2018

New this year-- join our Adult Summer Reading Challenge! Pick up a form at the Adult Circulation Desk. Read books in each of 5 categories (Adult Novel, Adult Audiobook, Adult Mystery, Teen Novel, and Adult Non-Fiction), and give us the title and a brief, 1-2 sentence review of each. If you complete the Challenge, you will be entered into a drawing for one of three top prizes. First prize is a $100 gift card to Diane’s Books; Second prize is a $50 gift card to Diane’s Books; and Third prize is a new Perrot Memorial Library tote bag filled with Advanced Reading Copies and other book-related goodies. All titles read will be added to a book brochure, "Perrot Adult Summer Reading 2018," which will be available in the fall.

The Adult Summer Reading Challenge will run from Monday, June 25th through August 31st.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Children's Summer Program Openings


We still have spaces available in our Stuff & Nonsense and Spotlight programs during the summer!

Stuff & Nonsense is for kids entering Grade 1, and will meet Mondays at 4 PM on July 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th.

Spotlight (on Libraries Rock!) is for kids entering Grades 2, 3, and 4, and will meet Wednesdays at 4 PM on July 11th, 18th, 25th, and August 1st.

Please call us (203-637-8802) if you would like to sign up your child for either one of these programs.

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Our StoryWalk® is back!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a second act of vandalism, we have moved our StoryWalk® from Binney Park to library property. The StoryWalk® begins outside the Youth Services Wing and ends in the Youth Services Garden. 

IT'S BACK! Our StoryWalk® has been repaired and reinstalled in Binney Park. Greenwich Police have assured us that they will be keeping a close eye on the installation. Please stop by and enjoy!

StoryWalk®: An Outdoor Story Book Installation
Book: Lucky Ducklings, by Eva Moore, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
Location:  Binney Park
Now through July 15th, 2018



Come experience StoryWalk®, an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to read a story and to take a walk at the same time. Our StoryWalk® is located in Binney Park, beginning at the corner of Sound Beach Avenue and Wesskum Wood Road. Enjoy the beautiful views as you walk and discover each page in the story. At the end of the StoryWalk®, please stop in and visit us at Perrot!

Monday, June 04, 2018

Greenwich Reads Together 2018: Code Girls, by Liza Mundy

Code Girls:The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win World War II, by Liza Mundy, has been chosen as the Greenwich Reads Together selection for 2018. Greenwich Reads Together is a community-wide reading experience which engages all of Greenwich in exploring a single book, culminating in a month-long series of special events and programs in the fall.

About the Book:
Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, bestselling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.

About the Author:
Liza Mundy is a journalist and author of four books, most recently Code Girls. She is a former staff writer for the Washington Post, where she specialized in long-form narrative writing, winning a number of awards. Her 2012 book, The Richer Sex, was named a top non-fiction book of 2012 by the Washington Post and a noteworthy book by the New York Times Book Review. Her 2008 book, Michelle, a biography of First Lady Michelle Obama, was a New York Times best-seller and has been translated into 16 languages. She writes widely for publications including The Atlantic, Politico, The New York Times, Slate, and TIME. She has appeared on The Colbert Report, The Today Show, GMA, CBS This Morning, MSNBC, CNN, C-Span, Fox News, Democracy Now, Bloggingheads TV, NPR’s Weekend Edition, and many more TV and radio shows. A senior fellow at New America a non-partisan thinktank, Liza has an AB from Princeton University and an MA in English literature from the University of Virginia. She currently lives in Arlington, VA with her husband and two children.

Companion Selections for Children:
For middle-schoolers: Code Girls: The True Story of the American Women Who Secretly Broke Codes in World War II, by Liza Mundy (Young Readers Edition)- Coming in Fall 2018
For elementary-schoolers: Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code, by Laurie Wallmark

Visit Greenwich Library's website for more information on Greenwich Reads Together.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

StoryWalk®

Perrot is sad to report that the StoryWalk® in Binney Park has been removed due to vandalism. The Greenwich Parks Department pulled the signs out of Binney Pond this morning. We are so disappointed that this happened in our community.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Register Now for Summer Programs in Youth Services

Registration for Youth Services' Summer 2018 Program Session is going on NOW through Sunday, June 17th. [View the summer program schedule]


  • Our preschool programs are drop-in during the summer, but registration is still required for our Stuff & Nonsense (for kids entering 1st grade), and Spotlight (for kids entering 2nd/3rd/4th grade) programs
  • Our program registration is by lottery
  • You must have an active library card in good standing to register
  • Obtain a registration postcard for the program of your choice from the Youth Services Circulation Desk
  • Fill out ALL of the required information. Incomplete applications will not be considered
  • Address the reverse of the card to yourself
  • Affix a first-class stamp 
  • Drop off your card at the Youth Services Desk by June 17th
  • Registration cards will be mailed back to you a few days after the close of registration with your registration status

Questions? Please give us a call at 203-637-8802.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Come enjoy our StoryWalk® in Binney Park!

StoryWalk®: An Outdoor Story Book Installation
Book: Lucky Ducklings, by Eva Moore, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter 
Location:  Binney Park 
Now through July 15th, 2018



Come experience StoryWalk®, an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to read a story and to take a walk at the same time. Our StoryWalk® is located in Binney Park, beginning at the corner of Sound Beach Avenue and Wesskum Wood Road. Enjoy the beautiful views as you walk and discover each page in the story. At the end of the StoryWalk®, please stop in and visit us at Perrot!

Wednesday, May 09, 2018