Monday, January 09, 2017

Children's Winter/Spring Program Lottery/Program Openings

Registration cards for our Winter/Spring 2017 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 Fun for 4s and 5s, Stuff & Nonsense (for Kindergarten and 1st-graders) and Spotlight programs (for 2nd- and 3rd-graders). Please call us if you are interested in signing up!

Upcoming Event- Sunday Afternoon Movie at Perrot: Jane Eyre

Sunday Afternoon Movie at Perrot

JANE EYRE (2011)
Rated PG-13, 120 minutes

Sunday, January 29th, 2017
2 PM 

Cozy up on a winter Sunday afternoon at the library and enjoy a movie in celebration of Charlotte Bronte's 200th birthday! English tea and refreshments will be served.



Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender star in the romantic drama based on the classic novel, from acclaimed director Cary Fukunaga. As governess Jane Eyre flees Thornfield House-- where she works for wealthy Edward Rochester-- she reflects upon the people and emotions that have defined her. It is clear that the isolated and imposing residence (and Mr. Rochester's coldness) have sorely tested the young woman's resilience, forged years earlier when she was orphaned. She must now act decisively to secure her own future and come to terms with the past that haunts her-- and the terrible secret that Mr. Rochester is hiding and that she has uncovered.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Upcoming Event: Learning to Look: Family Art Program on Portraiture

Learning to Look: Family Art Program on Portraiture
Saturday, January 28th, 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 another afternoon of art. This program will focus on portraiture, particularly the art of John Singer Sargent. After the presentation, children will have the opportunity to create their own portrait on paper. This program is recommended for families with children ages 5 and up (but adults, too, are welcome). This event is a wonderful introduction or follow-up to the exhibit, John Singer Sargent's Mrs. Carl Meyer and Her Children at the Jewish Museum in New York City.

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.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Children's Program Registration Is Going on Now!


Registration for Youth Services' Winter/Spring 2017 Program Session is going on now through Sunday, January 8th, 2017. [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 (47¢)
  • Drop off your card at the Youth Services Desk by January 8th
  • 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 29, 2016

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 Sabertooth Readers
(L-R) Gregory, Ellie, Amrutha, Cindy, Aeden, and Charlotte


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!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Upcoming Event: Book Talk with Wendy Walker, Author of ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN

UPCOMING EVENT AT PERROT
Wendy Walker, Author of All Is Not Forgotten
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016, at 7:30 PM

Perrot welcomes local author Wendy Walker for a discussion about her new book, All Is Not Forgotten. The book, which is set in a fictional Fairfield County town, is a psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Wendy will discuss her experience writing the book as well as the book's hot topic of memory manipulation around PTSD.

About the Book
It begins in the small, affluent town of Fairview, Connecticut, where everything seems picture perfect. Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. In the hours immediately after, she is given a controversial drug to medically erase her memory of the violent assault. But, in the weeks and months that follow, as she heals from her physical wounds, and with no factual recall of the attack, Jenny struggles with her raging emotional memory. Her father, Tom, becomes obsessed with his inability to find her attacker and seek justice while her mother, Charlotte, struggles to pretend this horrific event did not touch her carefully constructed world. As Tom and Charlotte seek help for their daughter, the fault lines within their marriage and their close-knit community emerge from the shadows where they have been hidden for years, and the relentless quest to find the monster who invaded their town-- or perhaps lives among them-- drive this psychological thriller to a shocking and unexpected conclusion.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

2016 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: $20 per case,  $10 per ½ case
Oranges: $21 per case,  $11 per ½ case
Case of ½ grapefruit and ½ oranges: $21

Youth Services 2016 Gift Buying Guide


Each year our Youth Services Librarian puts together a list of books that make great holiday gifts!

The list features books for the youngest, for beginning readers, for middle graders, and for grades 6 and up.

See our brochure online-- Youth Services Holiday Gift Buying Guide for 2016 -- or pick up a paper copy in Youth Services.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Make It! @ Perrot



Join us next month for Make It! @ Perrot, our new 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:

November 2nd

November 9th
November 16th



Upcoming Event: Tasting Rome, with Author Katie Parla

TASTING ROME, WITH AUTHOR KATIE PARLA
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9th, 2016
7:30 PM

In Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City, Rome-based food journalist and historian Katie Parla captures the city's unique character and evolved food culture- a culmination of 2,000 years of history. Part cookbook, part travel memoir, the book transports all the flavors of Rome into your home kitchen. Parla has written and edited more than 20 books, and her food criticism and travel writing have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, and Bon App├ętit. Join us in welcoming Katie Parla for a mouthwatering tour of the Eternal City.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Upcoming Event: Talk and Book Signing with Diane B. Saxton

UPCOMING EVENT
Talk & Book Signing with Diane B. Saxton,
author of Peregrine Island
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016, at 7:30 PM


In her debut novel, PEREGRINE ISLAND, former Fairfield County resident Diane B. Saxton explores the mysteries behind three generations of women, one valuable painting, the artist who created it, and those who would do anything to possess it-- even kill. In this engrossing work, that brings Long Island Sound to vibrant life, not even a painting can be taken at face value. "For what you see, or think you see, on Peregrine Island, is seldom what it seems..."

Upcoming Event: Family Storytelling Concert featuring Bil Lepp

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 Bil Lepp will be joining us for this special annual family event, which will be held in Perrot's Children's Wing on Sunday, November 6th, 2016, at 2 PM.

Growing up in a family where the truth was fluid, nationally renowned storyteller (and five-time winner of the West Virginia State Liars' Contest) Bil Lepp became adept at spinning tales and exaggerating circumstances at an early age. Bil's outrageous, humorous tall tales and witty stories have earned the appreciation of listeners of all ages and from all walks of life.

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

For more info on Bil Lepp, please visit his on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/billeppisfunny/


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Come Join Perrot's New Teen Critics Club!



Are you a high school student that loves to read for fun? Enjoy talking about literature with your friends? Then come join the new Teen Critics Club and Advisory Board (TCC) at Perrot Library! You will have the opportunity to read and critique new and popular novels with a great group of fellow high-schoolers once every month! If you were in the Young Critics Club in middle school, then you definitely want to join TCC! 

Fall Meeting Times & Dates: 
Fridays from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM on:

September 23rd
October 21st
November 4th
December 9th 

Meetings will be held in the Youth Services Program Room

For more information, email teencriticsclub@gmail.com

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Upcoming Event: From Broadway to Wall Street, with Author Heather K. Terry

From Broadway to Wall Street

with Author Heather K. Terry
Wednesday, September 28th, at 7:30 PM
Perrot Memorial Library


Come join us for an evening with local author and entrepreneur Heather K. Terry, as she discusses her journey from struggling Broadway actress to CEO of a successful chocolate company, NibMor Chocolate. Heather will share her secrets to following her passion, taking risks, and the story of the rise of her booming business. Her book, From Broadway to Wall Street, is a collection of cautionary tales and a must read for any budding entrepreneur.