Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Book Recommendations from the Reference Desk

What We're Reading at Perrot

[Non-Fiction] Laura Hillenbrand has done it again! Her first book, Seabiscuit, was a big winner. From all the reviews and reports, Unbroken will follow suit. Ms. Hillenbrand met the central character of this book while working on Seabiscuit. Louis Zamperini, a runner in the 1936 Olympics, had a fascinating story to tell. The Germans invaded Poland shortly after those Olympics in Berlin, followed not long after by Pearl Harbor. Zamperini was drafted into the Army Air Corps and subsequently was captured by the Japanese. Zamperini's exeperiences were horrifying; no one could have imagined that man’s inhumanity to man could go so far. Broken and beaten, Zamperini had to make his way back into society and find his inner peace. This will be a big best-seller.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Youth Services Winter/Spring '11 Program Schedule Now Available

The Youth Services Winter/Spring 2011 Program Schedule is now available.

Our program registration is by lottery. Pick up a registration postcard for the program of your choice from the Youth Services Circulation Desk, beginning on Monday, December 13th, 2010. Don't forget to bring a stamp!

Complete registration instructions are available on our website, as our descriptions of all our program offerings.

If you have other questions, please comment on this post!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Annual Lions Club Grapefruit Sale

The Old Greenwich Lions Club is selling grapefruits and oranges, as part of its annual fund-raising effort to flight blindness worldwide.

Fruits are available for purchase at Perrot (ask at the Adult Circulation Desk). Grapefruits are $18 per carton, $8 for a half-carton, or $35 for two cartons. Navel oranges are also available for $19 per carton, $10 for a half-carton, or $38 for two cartons.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tellabration! 2010

Throughout the world, the week before Thanksgiving is set aside as a time to celebrate the time-honored art of storytelling and story listening. Join the thousands of people, young and old, around the world who will spend a unique and magical hour rediscovering the laughter, the tears and the power of the story, at this year's TELLABRATION!

Featured at the United Church of Rowayton on Saturday, November 20th, 2010, at 8 PM, will be Eshu and Motoko, both of whom have appeared at Perrot Library. Also telling are Marianne McShane, Judy Petersen, Connie Rockman. Tickets are $10 in advance ($8 for groups of 6 or more)/$12 at the door. For more information or to reserve tickets, please contact Barbara Jeffries, 203-966-9394, barbarajeffries@optonline.net.

Check out all Connecticut Tellabration 2010 events here.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Dedication of "Kathy's Corner" on the Storymobile

Please join us for the dedication of
"Kathy's Corner"

given in memory of Kathy Krasniewicz

at the Storymobile

(Parked at Perrot Library)

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010, at 3:30 P.M.

Children's book give-away


Storytime aboard the Storymobile

Presented by the Greenwich Alliance for Education

Shakespeare Colloquy: The Winter's Tale

Anne Gilhuly will give a talk on William Shakespeare’s The Winter's Tale on Wednesday, December 8th, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in the Library. Actors Florence Phillips and Dick Leonard will read scenes from the play.

Anne Gilhuly, a Classics teacher at Greenwich Continuing Education, leads the continuing series of Shakespeare talks at Perrot, which have included Henry V, Othello, The Tempest, As You Like It, and Twelfth Night, among others. This is the twelfth year that Perrot has sponsored these programs about Shakespeare's plays.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Terrible Tales from... NIGHTMARES

Excerpts from our evening of fear, on October 27th, 2010. . .

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Youth Services' Holiday Gift-Buying Guide 2010

It's here! Each year our Youth Services Librarian and young readers put together a list of recommended books to buy for holiday gifts. Our list features picture books, books for beginning readers, books for middle graders, and books for ages 12 and up.

View our list online here. The Gift-Buying Guide is also available at the Youth Services Desk as a paper brochure.