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.

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.