Friday, March 17, 2017

Upcoming Event: Learning to Look- Family Art Program on Landscape Painting


Learning to Look: Family Art Program on Landscape Painting
Saturday, April 1st, 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 an afternoon of art. This program will help us welcome spring by focusing on landscape painting and the Bruce Museum's current exhibit Alfred Sisley (1839-1899): Impressionist Master. Ms. Coleman will bring the Sisley exhibit to life in the context of landscape art. Children will be invited to create their own Sisley-inspired pastel painting after the program.

More info on the Bruce Museum's Sisley exhibit: https://brucemuseum.org/site/exhibitions_detail/alfred-sisley-1839-1899-impressionist-master

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.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Upcoming Event: Overview, with author Benjamin Grant

Upcoming Event: 
Overview, with author Benjamin Grant
Wednesday, March 29th, 2017, at 7:30 PM




Benjamin Grant started his Daily Overview account on Instagram in December 2013 with the lofty goal to change the way we see our planet. Three years later, the project was turned into a best-selling book, and today his satellite images of Earth are shared with more than half a million people. Join us to get the behind-the-scenes story of how Daily Overview grew from a viral Instagram account into a best-selling book and a multi-faceted business.

Upcoming Event: Masterpiece Dialogues, with art historian Kathryn Calley Galitz

Upcoming Event:
Masterpiece Dialogues, with art historian Kathryn Calley Galitz
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017, at 7:30 PM



Perrot Library invites you on a grand tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection with art historian Kathryn Calley Galitz. As a scholar, curator, and lecturer with the Met, Galitz is the perfect guide as she discusses her latest book, The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Masterpiece Paintings, which explores 500 works of art spanning 5,000 years. This is the first large, general survey to celebrate the greatest and most iconic paintings of one of the largest museums in the world.

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Upcoming Event: Gothic Romance Tales by Candlelight



Upcoming Event at Perrot:
GOTHIC ROMANCE TALES BY CANDLELIGHT

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017, at 7:30 PM

Mysterious stories of love, revenge, death, and betrayal by Emily Bronte, Kate Chopin, and Louisa May Alcott-- performed by Rita Parisi from Waterfall Productions

Monday, February 27, 2017

Make It! @ Perrot in March

Join us in March for Make It! @ Perrot, our drop-in 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:

March 1st
March 15th
March 22nd

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Upcoming Event: No Parent Left Behind: What's Really on the Minds of Middle School Girls?

Junior League of Greenwich will present the panel discussion,
"No Parent Left Behind: What's Really on the Minds of Middle School Girls?"

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Perrot Memorial Library

Experts in the field of counseling and social media held full-day sessions with over 400 girls ages 11 and 12 concerning friendship, self-esteem, morality, decision-making, and social media. Hear what the girls had to say, and learn how you can partner with your middle-schooler as she embarks upon a new, and sometimes challenging, phase in her life. 

Featuring:

Yajaira Gonzalez
Domestic Abuse Services at the YWCA

Sara Rawson
OTR/L, IMC Occupational Therapist

Beth O'Malley
LCSW/Psychotherapist

Jenny Byxbee
Greenwich Youth Services Bureau Coordinator



This event is part of the Junior League of Greenwich’s project, "Positively More," which aims to give preteen girls the tools to avoid questionable situations, lessen the consequences of potential conflicts, and identify lessons learned by those challenges.

For more info, visit: 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Upcoming Event: A Symphony Program for the Family



A Symphony Program for the Family 
Sunday, March 5th, 2017, at 2 PM
Perrot Library Children's Wing

Perrot invites families on a world music tour, featuring a string quartet from the Greenwich Symphony and narration by Edward Pleasant. 

Edward Pleasant is a professional singer with national and international credits. Critically acclaimed in both opera, musical theater and recordings, he has distinguished himself as a gifted actor with brilliant comic timing and a luscious baritone voice. A native of Midland, Texas, Pleasant holds a B.Mus and M.A. in Vocal Performance from the Texas Tech School of Music.  


Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Upcoming Event: Saturday Afternoon Movie at Perrot- The Young Victoria

Cozy up on a winter Saturday afternoon at the library and enjoy a movie! 
English tea and refreshments will be served. 



THE YOUNG VICTORIA (2009)
Rated PG, 105 minutes
Saturday, February 25th, 2017 
2 PM in the Children's Program Room
Perrot Memorial Library

Dominated by her possessive mother and her bullying consort, Conroy, since childhood, teen-aged Victoria (Emily Blunt) refuses to allow them the power of acting as her regent in the last days of her uncle, William IV's rule. Her German cousin Albert (Rupert Friend) is encouraged to court her for solely political motives but, following her accession at age eighteen, finds he is falling for her and is dismayed at her reliance on Prime Minister Melbourne (Paul Bettany). Victoria is impressed by Albert's philanthropy, which is akin to her own desire to help her subjects. However, her loyalty to Melbourne, perceived as a self-seeker, almost causes a constitutional crisis, and it is Albert who helps restore her self-confidence. She proposes and they marry, Albert proving himself not only a devoted spouse, prepared to take an assassin's bullet for her, but an agent of much-needed reform, finally endorsed by an admiring Melbourne. (Summary from imdb.com)

Friday, February 03, 2017

Upcoming Event: Family Music Event- Joannas 'n Bananas

Join us for musical duo Joannas 'n Bananas in the Children's Wing! Show is for families with kids of all ages- no tickets required!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 
11 AM - 11:45 AM
"On the Green" in the Children's Wing
Perrot Memorial Library



Joannas 'n Bananas (Joanna and Rob "Bobby Bananaz" Levine-Pawlings) are musicians and music educators based in NYC/Westchester.

An active singer-songwriter and musician, Joanna has taught guitar and ukulele lessons and lead children's sing-alongs and music classes throughout Manhattan, Brookyn, Queens, Westchester and Connecticut over the past 6+ years.

Rob (Bananas!) has a Masters in music (MM) in Jazz studies, focus on double bass and studied under Dennis Irwin, Kermit Driscoll, Doug Weiss & Todd Coolman. He plays alongside many nyc musical outfits and teaches bass, guitar and banjo.

The two love to play for young audiences as the duo, Joannas 'n Bananas, and also for adult audiences with their americana and blues-rock band, Pinkwing.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Submit your suggestion for the next Greenwich Reads Together Title!



Greenwich Library is now accepting suggestions for Greenwich Reads Together, the community-wide reading experience which will engage all of Greenwich in exploring a single book.

In order to be selected, the book should be of literary quality, reflective of universal issues and capable of generating thought-provoking discussions. It should lend itself to engaging public programs and appeal to a diverse population. It must also be currently in print and available in large quantities and in multiple formats, including paperback, ebook, audiobook and large print. In addition, the author must be living and available to speak in Greenwich.

Suggestions will be accepted through February 24. They will be evaluated by a committee that includes Library staff and community members. The chosen book will be announced later this spring. Greenwich Reads Together 2017 will take place in the fall.

Review the selection criteria and submit your suggestion here: http://www.greenwichlibrary.org/greenwich-reads-together/

Upcoming Events: Greenwich Pen Women/PML Book Discussion Group

NEW!
The Greenwich Pen Women/Perrot Memorial Library Book Discussion Group

These discussion groups are open to all patrons of the Perrot Memorial Library.  
Pre-registration is required, as seating is limited to the first 20 registrants.  
Please sign up and get your copy of the book to be discussed at the Adult Circulation Desk.



Vinegar Girl, by Anne Tyler
Theme: Contemporary Fiction Meets Shakespeare
Facilitated by Greenwich Pen Woman Jean P. Moore
Monday, March 6th, 2017, 7-8:30 PM 
(Snow Date: Monday, March 13th)
The Rand Room, Perrot Memorial Library






Vinegar Girl, by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Anne Tyler, is a retelling of Shakespeare’s play, The Taming of the Shrew. The novel, one in a series from the Hogarth Shakespeare project, is described by the project’s editors as “an inspired, witty and irresistible contemporary take on one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies.”

About the Book: 
Kate Battista feels stuck. At 29, she is still at home, keeping house for her obsessive scientist father and her pampered younger sister, Bunny. Things can only get worse when her father hatches a plan: Kate should marry his brilliant young lab assistant, Pyotr, who is soon to be deported. Kate furiously rejects the idea—at first—but will her father and her suitor wear down her resistance?

About the Project: 
The Hogarth Shakespeare Project presents the Bard’s works through imaginative retellings 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 http://hogarthshakespeare.com for further details.)

PRE-REGISTER NOW AT THE ADULT CIRCULATION DESK FOR THIS DISCUSSION!

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Watch for more info on these two discussions, coming later in the year:

An Owl on Every Post, by Sanora Babb
Theme: Rediscovery of a Fascinating Writer
Facilitated by Greenwich Pen Woman Joanne Dearcopp
Monday, May 8th, 2017 7-8:30 PM
The Rand Room, Perrot Memorial Library

The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance, by Edmund de Waal
Theme: Art, Emotion, and Memory
Facilitated by Greenwich Pen Woman Sarah Darer Littman
Monday, September 11th, 2017, 7-8:30 PM
The Rand Room, Perrot Memorial Library


Monday, January 23, 2017

New Premium Museum Passes

Perrot is now offering three new premium museum passes to our patrons:  the Museum of Modern Art, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and the Guggenheim Museum. These passes, which circulate for 3 days, offer free admission for the cardholder (and, in some cases, guests) and discounted rates for parking, dining, and gift shop purchases. In order to check out one of these passes, you must be a registered library patron in good standing.  The new passes will circulate from the Adult Circulation Desk. 


While at the Library, be sure to check out our children- and family-friendly museum passes, which circulate from the Youth Services Desk. 

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.