Friday, February 16, 2018

Upcoming Event: A Symphony Program for the Family

A Symphony Program for the Family
Sunday, March 4th, 2018, at 1 PM
Perrot Memorial Library

Perrot welcomes families to an enchanting afternoon of music and storytelling with Greenwich Symphony's Storytime Quartet. Guest narrator Dr. Janey Choi will delight listeners with "Stories of Royalty" based on famous children's fairy tales, matched with string quartet music from classical composers of the 19th and 20th centuries. 

Thursday, February 01, 2018

In Full Flight: Author Talk with John Heminway

Upcoming Event:

In Full Flight: with Author John Heminway
Wednesday, February 21st, 2018, at 7:30 PM
Perrot Memorial Library

Perrot invites you to an evening with author and award-winning filmmaker John Heminway as he discusses his new book, In Full Flight: A Story of Africa and Atonement. Heminway tells the remarkable story of Dr. Anne Spoerry's search for a new life in Africa in the wake of World War II-- a life that sparked a heroic career, but also hid a secret past. Heminway has produced and written more than 200 documentaries on subjects as varied as travel, brain science, evolution, and natural history. He has won two Emmys, two Peabody Awards, and a duPont-Columbia Award. Most recently, he is known for his exposes of the illicit ivory trade.

Upcoming Event: Book Discussion on Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

Greenwich Pen Women/Perrot Memorial Library Book Discussion Group
Hag-Seed, by Margaret Atwood
Facilitated by Jean P. Moore of Greenwich Pen Women
Monday, March 12th, 2018, at 7 PM 
The Rand Room, Perrot Memorial Library

Borrow a copy of the book from the Circulation Desk beginning on February, 12th, 2018. Please note that seating for the book discussion is limited. 

Hag-Seed, by award-winning novelist Margaret Atwood, is a retelling of Shakespeare's play, The Tempest. The novel, one in a series from the Hogarth Shakespeare Project, is described by the New York Times Book Review as a "marvel of gorgeous yet economical prose, in the service of a story that's utterly heartbreaking yet pierced by humor, with a plot that retains considerable subtlety even as the original's back story falls neatly into place."

About the Book: Felix is at the top of his game as artistic director of the Makeshiweg Theater Festival. His productions have amazed, and now he is about to stage a Tempest like no other: not only will it raise his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds.

That was the plan, but after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile. He is haunted by the memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda, and is determined to exact his revenge.

After twleve years, revenge finally arrives when Felix signs on to teach a theater course at a nearby prison. Here, Felix and his inmate actors will put on his Tempest and snare the traitors who destroyed him-- it's magic! But will it remake Felix as his enemies fall?

About the Project: The Hogarth Shakespeare Project presents the Bard's works through an imaginative retelling by some of the world's most esteemed novelists. Launched in 2015, books are planned through 2021. Current plans include publication in 20 countries. See for further details.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Upcoming Event: Women in Leadership- Focus on Health

Upcoming Event: Women in Leadership- Focus on Health, featuring Dermatologist Dr. Kim Nichols
Wednesday, January 24th, 2018, at 7:30 PM
Perrot Memorial Library

Perrot invites you to begin 2018 with a focus on health. Dr. Kim Nichols, board-certified dermatologist and founding director of NicholsMD in Greenwich, will join us to discuss how our skin changes as we age, measures we can take to protect it, and warning signs of problems. Dr. Nichols has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, CBS New York, News Channel 12, and in Women's Health magazine.

Monday, January 08, 2018

Children's Winter/Spring Program Lottery/Program Openings

Registration cards for our Winter/Spring 2018 children's programs were mailed back today! If you don't receive your card in the next few days, please call us (203-637-8802).

Also, we still have room in our 2s and 3s Together, Fun for 4s and 5s, Stuff & Nonsense (K/Grade 1) and Spotlight programs (Grades 2/3). Please call us if you are interested in signing up!

Friday, January 05, 2018

New Premium Museum Pass- The Frick Collection

NEW premium museum pass at Perrot- the Frick Collection in NYC. Borrow our pass for 3 days to get free museum admission for 2 adults.

Internationally recognized as a premier museum and research center, The Frick Collection is known for its distinguished Old Master paintings and outstanding examples of European sculpture and decorative arts. The collection was assembled by the Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919) and is housed in his former residence on Fifth Avenue. One of New York City’s few remaining Gilded Age mansions, it provides a tranquil environment for visitors to experience masterpieces by artists such as Bellini, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Gainsborough, Goya, and Whistler. The museum opened in 1935 and has continued to acquire works of art since Mr. Frick’s death. 

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Part-time Job Opening in Youth Services Department

Job Opening for Part-Time Library Clerk in Youth Services Department

Perrot Library is seeking a part-time employee for our busy Youth Services Desk. Duties include: answering the phone, checking books in and out using the library’s automated circulation system, some collection development, and reference service (helping parents and children find library materials). Some experience with computers desirable. Friendly service orientation and a love of children and books are essential. Up to fifteen hours per week, including rotating weekends. Starting salary is $13.39 per hour. Application period closes on 1/16/18. Applications must be submitted via the Town of Greenwich website.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Adult Wing Roof Replacement

The project to replace the 90-year-old slate roof on the Adult Wing of the library begins today, January 2nd. The scaffolding company will enclose the exterior completely around the building with protected openings for the public entrances and the book drop. The bicycle rack is temporarily relocated to the grass area near the mailbox. Please use caution when walking near the scaffolded area. Thank you for your understanding!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

New Picture Book Section

We've just added a new color-coded section in our picture books! Books with orange labels are part of our new TODDLER section, which features simple books that are great for sharing with your baby or toddler.

Upcoming Event: Book Discussion on Forty Autumns, by Nina Willner

Greenwich Pen Women/Perrot Memorial Library Book Discussion Group
Forty Autumns: A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall, by Nina Willner
Facilitated by Kathleen DiGiovanna of Greenwich Pen Women
Monday, January 29th, 2018, at 7 PM (Snow Date: Monday, February 5th, 2018)
The Rand Room, Perrot Memorial Library


Forty Autumns is the true story of a family separated during the Cold War by the authoritarian government of Easy Germany. The Soviets took control of East Germany after World War II and established a repressive communist satellite state. When the Berlin Wall went up in 1961, a subversive government trapped an entire country, turning neighbor against neighbor and completely eliminating any contact with the outside world.

This is the story of one family member who escaped into Berlin and eventually into the United States. It took her 40 years to go back and see her family, and by then the effects of starvation and deprivation had taken their toll on her parents, brothers, and sisters.

Nina Willner's voice in retelling her story is a lesson in courage and frustration. The inability to find out where her family was and the fear of the secret police penalizing her family because of Nina's freedom are the essence of her journey.

This is not simply a story, but a true history of what happened to a country that was divided and repressed to a degree that hopefully will never be seen again.

History is rewritten and relived over and over. This is a narrative that is recent and true and frames a family you will never forget.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Children's Program Registration Is Going on Now!

Registration for Youth Services' Winter/Spring 2018 Program Session is going on now through Sunday, January 7th, 2018. [View the winter 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 (49¢)
  • Drop off your card at the Youth Services Desk by January 7th
  • 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, December 05, 2017

Building Maintenance Alert

The project to replace the 90-year-old slate roof on the Adult Wing of the library is scheduled to begin this Wednesday, December 6th. A scaffolding company will enclose the exterior completely around the building with protected openings for our public entrances and book drop. Several parking spaces will be cordoned off, and the bicycle rack will be temporarily relocated to the grass area near the mailbox. Please use caution around work areas. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for the inconvenience!

Upcoming Event: A Connecticut Christmas, with Photographer Caryn B. Davis

A Connecticut Christmas: 
Celebrating the Holiday in Classic New England Style 
with Photographer Caryn B. Davis
Sunday, December 10th, 2017
2:00 PM
The Rand Room- Perrot Library

Perrot Library invites you to celebrate the season with acclaimed photographer Caryn B. Davis. Her book, A Connecticut Christmas, recently featured in The New York Times and on NPR, is a photographic journey celebrating the classic New England traditions, beauty, spirit, and community surrounding the holiday. From light displays to decorated churches and inns, spectacular private homes, festivals, carolers, town greens, and picturesque villages, this beautiful book takes readers on a magical holiday tour through the Nutmeg State. Greenwich's own McArdle's Florists and Garden Center is featured. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Winners of the Semi-Annual Y2C2 Jeopardy Tournament

Winners of the Semi-Annual Y2C2 Jeopardy Tournament
Golden Y Award Winners, Fall 2017

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

The winning team, The Golden Lobsters (L-R):  Ashley, Brooke, Leighton, and Susie (back row)
Sophia and Margaux (front row)

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!)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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.

The fruit is fresh off the truck from Texas and available for purchase at Perrot!

Pricing for grapefruit and oranges is the same this year:
$24 per carton, $12 for ½ carton, $47 for two cartons

Inquire at the Adult Circulation Desk