Thursday, December 20, 2007

Looking for something?

Ever see something on our website or blog, then want to look at it again later, but you just can't seem to find it? Or maybe you want to get a specific piece of info ASAP without a lot of aimless clicking.

Well, did you know that you can search our entire website (, as well as our blog (, in one fell swoop? Give it a try here!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A Christmas Recommendation and New Great Reads List

On Strike for Christmas *Click here to request this book*Feeling a little disgruntled about all your Christmas work?

Try On Strike for Christmas, by Sheila Roberts. It's a fun fun, witty book about a group of women who meet for a knitting club and decide to organize and go on strike for Christmas. They all have their own complaints about how much work it is (and it always seems to be "women’s work") to make Christmas happen each year. Who does the shopping, the cleaning, the cooking, and gift wrapping if they are on strike? These ladies come up with a solution, but it may just backfire! Just a quick, fun read.

Also, view the rest of the Reference Librarians' List of Great Reads for December/January here.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Missing something?

. . .maybe it's at the Library. Inquire at the Adult Circulation Desk about our Lost & Found. We may just have that set of keys or glasses you can't seem to find.


Friday, December 14, 2007

Recommended Literature Websites

We received a tip to look at a website that promotes books, authors and reading. There is a daily highlighted story about a literature fact for that day in history. There are articles, quotations, and more-- and if you subscribe, there is total access to full stories, and to the archives. This arrives in your e-mail daily. What a great way to start your day!

Another book-oriented site is “Your guide to exceptional books.” There are books and book group areas to explore, including interviews for book clubs, lists of recommended books, recent paperback and hardcovers, and lots more.

Both of these websites have at least a certain level of access for free, otherwise there is a membership charge.

--The Reference Librarians

Monday, December 10, 2007

Flute Sweets and Tickletoons

Yesterday, our youngest patrons and their families were given a wonderful treat: a fun and festive musical visit from Barbara Siesel and Keith Torgan, otherwise known as Flute Sweets and Tickletoons! Their performance for preschool children included lots of interaction, play and music, and their performance for older children explored the festivals of several different cultures via music and storytheater. Click here to see/hear just a little of the fun we all had.

This event was made possible by the generous donations of the members of the Perrot Memorial Library Association. Are you a member? THANK YOU!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Winners of the Bi-Annual Y2C2 Jeopardy Challenge!

(drumroll please . . . .)
We are pleased to announce the winners of our bi-annual Young Young Critics' Club (Y2C2) Jeopardy challenge and the current holders of the Wonderful Golden Y Award!

The Young Young Critics' Club

Although they faced serious competition from Team Bookworms, Team Bouncing Bananas, and Team Stinky Cheese, it was Team Four, with members Sarah, Karla, Emily B., Mary, Cristian, and Thomas, that emerged victorious.

Y2C2's Jeopardy Winners!
Congratulations to the winning team!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

A Reminder About Winter Weather Delays and Closings

There are several ways you can find out about a weather-related delayed opening or closure at Perrot:

  • Call us at 203-637-1066, to hear a recording listing a delay or closure
  • Check Channel 12 News on TV, or look at their website
  • Listen to AM Station WSTC 1400 or WGCH 1490

Remember that our delayed openings and closures are not necessarily concurrent with those of the Greenwich Public School system.

Here is our Cancellation Policy for our Youth Services Programs:

  • For Preschool storytimes at 10 A.M., 11 A.M., and 1 P.M.: Programs are cancelled if the Greenwich Public Schools are closed due to weather conditions. Programs will be held if the Greenwich Public Schools have a delayed opening due to weather conditions. 1 P.M. programs will be cancelled if the Greenwich Public Schools are released early due to weather conditions.
  • For School-Age storytimes at 4 P.M.: Please call the library in the late afternoon to find out if programs will be held.
  • For PJs at Perrot: PJs will be cancelled if Greenwich Public Schools are closed or released early due to weather conditions.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Youth Services' Holiday Gift-Buying Guide 2007

Holiday Gift Buying Guide '07ACK! Time is running out to get presents for EVERYONE on your list! Good thing we've come to your rescue with a list of our favorite gift of all-- books!

Check out Youth Services' Holiday Gift-Buying Guide for 2007 here, or pick up a copy of the list at the Youth Services Circulation Desk.

Happy Shopping!