Monday, December 10, 2018

Children's Program Registration Is Going on Now!

Registration for Youth Services' Winter/Spring 2019 Program Session is going on now through Sunday, January 6th, 2019. [View the Winter/Spring program schedule]


  • 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(s) of your choice from the Youth Services 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 (50¢)
  • Drop off your card at the Youth Services Desk by January 6th
  • Registration cards will be mailed back to you within a week of the close of registration


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

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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 Bookworms (L-R): Kaki, Noah, Sophie, Esha, Marley, and Abby

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’-- stop by the Youth Services Department and see for yourself!)

Support Perrot on Giving Tuesday

Join Perrot- Your Neighborhood Library Depends on You!

Perrot is an independent institution. Although we share some resources with Greenwich Library, we depend on your membership donations:
  • All of Perrot's fabulous programs for children and adults are free and supported entirely by membership contributions 
  • Having a library card allows you to borrow materials, but you join as a member of the Perrot Memorial Library Association by making a donation in any amount to the library
  • Perrot's building and grounds are owned by the Perrot Memorial Library Association and are largely maintained with membership funds 

Where you are renewing your membership or joining for the first time, we appreciate your contribution at any level. We depend on your generosity!

Watch for our Annual Appeal brochure in the mail, or donate online today:




Online payments will be processed via PayPal (a PayPal account is not required to donate).

Thank you for your support!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Part-time Job Opening at Perrot


Library Technical Assistant-Part-Time (15hrs/wk.) Perrot Library
Salary: $19.00 Hourly
Job Type: Part Time Non Represented
Closing: 11/30/2018 4:00 PM Eastern

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST APPLY FOR THIS POSITION VIA THE TOWN OF GREENWICH WEBSITE: http://www.greenwichct.gov

General Statement of Duties

    Performs responsible technical work assisting librarians to acquire, prepare and organize materials in all formats and support librarians in helping users to obtain and locate information from a variety of sources as well as assisting with computer equipment and software procedures on the various library computers and computer systems.
   
    Work requires flexibility and may be performed in one division or in many divisions as part of a cooperative team. May supervise clerical subordinates as assigned.
   
    Works under the general supervision of a librarian.

    This position will be approximately 15 hours per week.  Must be able to work some evenings and weekends.
   

Qualifications

    Two years of college level courses in library science, computer science plus at least 2 years of full-time experience as a Library Clerk in a library with heavy computer utilization (or a Bachelor's Degree plus 1 year of related experience); or high school graduation plus 4 years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Description

    ESSENTIAL FEATURES:
   
    Assists in the acquisition, preparation and organization of materials; uses various computers and software programs to place orders for library materials and electronic information services and locates the information necessary to catalog them; assists in or oversees receipt of orders; maintains invoices and fund accounting for orders; catalogs and prepares library materials in all formats for loan. Creates written reports, technical materials and informative guidelines as needed.
   
    Supports various reference services; assists librarian at reference desk; helps patrons to find information and materials in a variety of formats; indexes local newspapers and magazines; prepares bulletin board and other displays; finds books on selected topics for book displays; may conduct story hours.
   
    Supervises and assists in the circulation of all types of materials; interprets rules and procedures for circulation to the clerical staff and the public; may assist in maintenance of book, periodical or media collection; may train and/or supervise part-time staff; may prepare schedules for full-time and part-time staff.
   
    Contributes to the goals and processes of the assigned team. May be responsible for a specific area of the collection: evaluates, orders and culls titles; interfaces with vendors; receives orders and may manage supply budget. Keeps abreast of subject area; may supervise part time employees in completing specific projects.
   
    Processes interlibrary loan requests from anywhere in the United States using several computer databases; may prepare loans for lending and return the materials to their home library.
   
    Performs general upkeep and troubleshooting of computers and peripherals; compiles statistics for this function. Assists with a variety of computer operations and may oversee data-entry and work with specific software programs.
   
    Assists the public in a willing and cooperative manner; selects and takes books to patrons in nursing homes; drives the book van to the nursing homes.
   
    Performs related duties as required.
   
    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
   
    Considerable knowledge of library computer databases, equipment and library programs; knowledge of library clerical and statistical routines.
   
    Working knowledge of library principles, methods and techniques and the ability to make decisions based on established policies and procedures.
   
    Working knowledge of books and other media or specific area of service including library reference materials, music, video, etc.
   
    Ability to operate and troubleshoot a wide variety of computer equipment, audio-visual equipment and office equipment related to library functions; knowledge of and experience in the operation of library computer databases and equipment.
   
    Ability to communicate effectively and to supervise subordinates; ability to work with other staff and the public in a team environment.
   
    Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with library patrons and harmoniously with other staff members in a team environment.
   
    Ability to perform the physical duties of the job, including pushing and pulling loads weighing up to 300 lbs, lifting and carrying loads of books and (occasionally) small children and ability to climb stools, ladders, etc. in the performance of the work.
   
    Ability to operate a motor vehicle in the State of Connecticut.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Upcoming Event: Author Fiona Davis


Upcoming Event: Author Fiona Davis will speak about her novel, The Masterpiece
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018, at 7:30 PM
Perrot Memorial Library

Perrot welcomes bestselling author Fiona Davis (The Dollhouse, The Address) for a discussion of her new novel, The Masterpiece, which is centered on the glamorous lost art school in Grand Central Terminal, which was co-founded by John Singer Sargent in 1924. Here, two very different women-- one, an artist living during the Great Depression, the other, an information booth clerk, who, 50 years later becomes obsessed with finding out more about a mysterious watercolor discovered in the station-- strike to make their mark on a world set against them.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Chris Nizolek


We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Chris Nizolek, one of our longtime Adult Circulation staff members. Our thoughts and love go out to Chris's family at this difficult time.


Christine Mary Nizolek (1943 - 2018)

Christine Mary Nizolek passed away October 20, 2018 at Colombia Presbyterian Hospital, NYC, surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 10, 1943 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Jean and Frank Nizolek, who after WWII settled in Stamford, CT.

As a young adult Christine was very active with the "Young Dems" here in town and was elected by District 2 to serve as its City Representative. Chris worked for Paper Novelty, CBS Laboratories, GTE (Legal Dept.) and, until her passing, at the front desk of the Perrot Public Library in Old Greenwich. She was a true bibliophile.

She is survived by her three sisters; Mary Ann Greene (Fred), Diane Nizolek, and Barbara Corniello and her nieces and nephews; Fred Greene IV, Christopher Greene (Julie), Nicole Vitti, Mark Vitti (Jessica), Matthew Vitti (Megan) and Lauren Love (Rich). Chris cherished in recent years the birth of her two great-nieces; Caroline Grace Greene and Nora Margaret Love.

In addition to her family Christine loved and cared for many cats, nature's creatures and had a deep devotion to St. Francis of Assisi and St. Therese of Lisieux.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 2nd at 10:30 a.m. at St. Clement R.C. Church, 535 Fairfield Avenue, Stamford, CT. The interment will follow mass at St. John Cemetery in Darien, CT and will be private.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation in Christine's name may be made to PitterPatter Feline Rescue, 23 Mead St., Stamford, CT 06907, Friends of Felines @ Just Cats, 1029 E. Main St., Stamford, CT 06902 or Trinity Catholic H.S., 926 Newfield Ave., Stamford, CT 06905.

The family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Avenue, in Stamford. If you would like to leave a message of condolence for the family, visit the guestbook on www.bosakfuneralhome.com.

-Obituary published in the Greenwich Time, October 29, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

Upcoming Event: Family Storytelling Concert featuring Antonio Rocha




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 and mime Antonio Rocha will be joining us for this special annual family event, which will be held in Perrot's Children's Wing on Sunday, November 4th, 2018, at 2 PM.

Antonio Rocha is an award-winning storyteller whose unique fusion of mime and spoken word has made him a featured teller in the nation's premier storytelling events. With his tenor voice, realistic sound effects, and mesmerizing moves, Antonio is sure to tickle your funny bone and delight your soul.

This free family event is recommended for families with children ages 5 and up. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more info on Antonio Rocha, please visit his website: http://www.storyinmotion.com


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Cryptanalysis 101: A Program for Students in Grades 4-8


Upcoming Event: Cryptanalysis 101, Sunday, October 28th, 3 PM, in the Radcliffe Children's Library Program Room


As part of the Greenwich Reads Together 2018 program, Perrot Memorial Library will host Cryptanalysis 101, a workshop for students in grades 4-8. Students will learn the basic terminology of code breaking, the mathematics behind it, as well as a variety of elementary ciphers. Presenter: M. Roy, K-12 Education Outreach Office, National Security Agency. To register, please call the Adult Circulation Desk at 203-637-1066. Seating is limited to the first 30 registrants. For more information on the Greenwich Reads Together 2018 program, visit the GRT web site.

Upcoming Event: Learning to Look® -- A Family Art Program on Georgia O'Keefe

Upcoming Event: Learning to Look® -- Family Art Program on Georgia O'Keeffe, Sunday, October 14th, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Radcliffe Children's Wing

Perrot Library welcomes back Alice Scovell, a lecturer with the Learning to Look® program, for an afternoon of art, inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe and the New York Botanical Garden exhibit Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii on view until October 28. The artist will come alive as Ms. Scovell discusses how the artist's Hawaiian florals relate to her better known work. This gathering is suitable for ages 6 to 96. Children will be invited to create their own O'Keeffe-inspired botanical art after the discussion.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Baby Story Time Is a Hit With the Diapered Set!



Our little ones arrived en masse for our ever popular baby story time!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Adult Summer Reading Program 2018 Winners Announced

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Perrot Library Adult Summer Reading Program 2018:
  • First Place ($100 gift card to Diane's Books): Elizabeth Towne
  • Second Place ($50 gift card to Diane's Books): Linnea Stenberg
  • Third Place (Perrot tote with book-related goodies): Helen Rasmussen 
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all those who participated! Keep on reading!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Upcoming Event: STRAWS - A Film by Linda Booker, With Narration by Tim Robbins

Upcoming Event: STRAWS - A Film by Linda Booker, With Narration by Tim Robbins, Saturday, September 29th, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Radcliffe Library Program Room, Perrot Memorial Library


In proud partnership with the Greenwich Conservation Commission, Greenwich Recycling Advisory Board, and BYO Greenwich, Perrot Library welcomes you to support the Greenwich Skip the Straw campaign with a screening of the award-winning documentary Straws. Every day in the United States, millions of non-recyclable plastic straws are used once and tossed, ending up in landfulls and incinerators, littering streets and polluting waterways and beaches. Actor Tim Robbins narrates a colorful history of straw use, and marine researchers, citizen activists, and business owners discuss how they're making a sea of change...one plastic straw at a time.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Upcoming Event: Book Discussion on Churchill & Orwell: the Fight for Freedom, by Thomas E. Ricks

Greenwich Pen Women/Perrot Memorial Library Book Discussion Group presents:

Churchill & Orwell: The Fight for Freedom, by Thomas E. Ricks
Facilitated by Sarah Darer Littman of Greenwich Pen Women
Monday, September 24 at 7 pm
Perrot Library Rand Room

By the late 1930's democracy was discredited in many circles, and authoritarian rulers were everywhere in the ascent. There were some who decried the scourge of communism, but saw in Hitler and Mussolini "men we could do business with," if not in fact saviors. Others saw the Nazi and fascist threat as malign, but tended to view communism as the path to salvation. Churchill and Orwell had the foresight to see clearly that the issue was human freedom--that whatever its coloration, a government that denied its people basic freedoms was a totalitarian menace and had to be resisted.

Copies of the book will be available for checkout 
from the Circulation Desk beginning on August 24, 2018. 
Seating is limited.

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.