Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Graphic Novel Pick in Youth Services

***************STAFF PICK**************************

GhostopolisGhostopolis, by Doug TenNapel [click here to place a hold]
[Ages 10+] Imagine Garth Hale's surprise when he's accidentally zapped to the spirit world by Frank Gallows, a washed-up ghost wrangler. Suddenly Garth finds he has powers the ghosts don't have, and he's stuck in a world run by the evil ruler of Ghostopolis, who would use Garth's newfound abilities to rule the ghostly kingdom. When Garth meets Cecil, his grandfather's ghost, the two search for a way to get Garth back home, and nearly lose hope until Frank Gallows shows up to fix his mistake.

Entertaining, hilarious, full of wacky creatures and characters (the ghost of Benedict Arnold, a skeleton ghost-horse named Skinny, a werewolf, and giant bugs, to name a few), chock-full of adventure (but also plenty of heart), Ghostopolis is not to be missed!

Holiday Closings

Perrot will be closed for Christmas on Friday, December 24th; Saturday, December 25th; and Sunday, December 26th.

We will be closed for New Year's on Friday, December 31st; Saturday, January 1st; and Sunday, January 2nd.

We wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Treat Truck at Just Books

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Just Books
28 Arcadia Road
Old Greenwich, CT

Free and Open to the Public

Join Just Books as the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Holiday Treat Truck comes to Just Books on Saturday, December 18th. Get a free silly wrist band shaped like Greg Heffley's head, while supplies last. One wrist band limit per person. Enter to win a signed copy of THE UGLY TRUTH and the new BOX OF BOOKS collection. Give the gift of Wimpy Kid this holiday season during this special event.

Please note: Jeff Kinney will not be make an appearance at this event and will not be signing books.

This is a free event, no sign-up is necessary.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Paper-Doll-Making Workshop at Greenwich Historical Society

Here Come the Brides: Greenwich Historical Society and Perrot Library to Hold Intergenerational Family Paper-Doll-Making Workshop

Create and learn about the notable gowns and suits that have graced Greenwich weddings through generations. During two sessions on Sunday, January 9th, 2011 (2:00 pm and 3:00 pm), families can work together to explore the past and create wedding attire for the future in this "hands on, minds on" workshop complete with paper, scissors and lace. A special mini runway will be built for participants to show off their works, and they will also take an exclusive tour of the Greenwich Historical Society’s exhibition From This Day Forward: Looking Back at Greenwich Weddings.

The workshop is sponsored by the Perrot Memorial Library and held in conjunction with the Historical Society’s current show on the history of Greenwich weddings. It will be conducted by Timothy D. Bellavia, an award winning children's author, illustrator and educator. Mr. Bellavia recently presented his doll-making curriculum on the International Day of Tolerance at the United Nations on behalf of the "We Are Family Foundation" and currently works with the New York City Department of Education to develop curricula that teach cultural diversity through integration of the arts.

Ages four and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Reservations required.

Free by advance reservation but space is limited. Call 203-869-6899 for reservations.

The workshops will take place at the Greenwich Historical Society’s Vanderbilt Education Center, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT. For more info, visit www.greenwichhistory.org.

Children's Program Registration Is Going on Now!

Registration for Youth Services' Winter/Spring 2011 Program Session is going on now through Sunday, January 9th, 2011. [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¢)
  • Drop off your card at the Youth Services Desk by January 9th
  • 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.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Golden Y Award Winners, Winter 2010

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! The winners have demonstrated their mastery of trivia questions related to the books that the Club has read during the past year. (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!)
Golden Y Award Winners
The winning team, The Crushers (L-R): Madelyn, Gigi, Kate, Lydia, Anna, and Shani

Monday, December 06, 2010

Kate McClelland and Kathy Krasniewicz Memorial Scholarship to the ALA Annual Conference

Random House Children's Books continues to honor the memories of Perrot's beloved librarians, 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 win a trip to attend the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

More information, as well as the application, are available at this website: http://www.randomhouse.com/teachers/librarians/KateandKathyScholarship.html