Thursday, December 17, 2009

The White Garden, and Other Great Reads

The White Garden-- click to requestThe White Garden: A Novel of Virginia Woolf, by Stephanie Barron
The author is known for her mysteries featuring Jane Austen, and now has a literary mystery featuring Virginia Woolf. The action features Jo Bellamy, an American gardener doing research at Sissinghurst Castle’s famous White Garden. It’s a good read if you like historical and literary mysteries. There are study questions at the end of the book, so this is a sure bet for book groups!

For more great books, take a look at the new Great Reads from the Reference Librarians list for December 2009.

Our Great Reads archives have moved-- please update your bookmarks. See the New to View page for a complete list of previous editions of Great Reads:

Monday, December 14, 2009

Children's Program Registration Is Going on Now!

Registration for Youth Services' Winter/Spring 2010 Program Session is going on now through Sunday, January 10th, 2020. [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 of your choice from the Youth Services Circulation 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 (44¢)
  • Leave the card at the Youth Services Desk
  • 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, or comment on this post.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Kate McClelland and Kathy Krasniewicz Memorial Scholarship to ALA

Random House Children's Books is honoring the memory of Kate McClelland and Kathy Krasniewicz with a special scholarship for a new or student librarian to attend the American Library Association Annual Conference.

From Random House's Website:
ALA Members: In 500 words or less, tell us about a new librarian or library student who has never attended an ALA Annual Conference, and in whom you see great devotion to the library community and promise in the field. Tell us how he/she would benefit from attending the ALA Annual Conference. The new librarian/library student could wina trip to attend the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.!

More information, as well as the application, are available at this website:

Repair to front entrance

Repair to front entrance
Please use caution-- the entrance to Perrot's adult wing is closed temporarily while damage from a car accident this fall is repaired.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Golden Y Award Winners Fall 2009

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the Semi-Annual Young Young Critics' Club (Y2C2) Jeopardy Tournament! They are the current holders of the coveted Wonderful Golden "Y" Award! (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!).

Y2C2 Jeopardy Winners
The winners-- Team We Don't Know: Akira, Michael, Elizabeth, Lydia, Amanda, and Ellie

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Shakespeare Colloquy: Hamlet

Anne Gilhuly is scheduled to lecture at Perrot on Shakespeare's Hamlet on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009, at 7:30 P.M. The event will also feature dramatic readings from the work by Shakespeare players Florence Phillips and Dick Leonard.