Friday, February 18, 2011

Perrot Newsletter

The Spring 2011 edition of Perrot's newsletter, Précis, is now available!

Watch for your copy in the mail, pick up a copy in the library, or read it online (in PDF format).

Monday, February 14, 2011

Bargain magazines

Beginning this week, we will be discarding all 2009 magazines. They will be available for sale for 25 cents each (please pay at the Adult Circulation Desk) at Perrot's For Sale shelf, located to the right of the bulletin board in the main building. We also have discarded books available for 25 cents; all other items are $1.00.

Friday, February 11, 2011

51st Annual Lions Club Pancake Fry

Old Greenwich Lions Club is holding their 51st Annual Pancake Fry on Saturday, March 12th, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center at 90 Harding Road in Old Greenwich. Fun for the whole family! There will be door prizes, a delicious bake sale and entertainment for all. $6.00/per person in advance or $7.00 at the door, $1.00 discount for children ages 6-11 and FREE admission for kids 5 & under. Advance tickets are available for purchase at Perrot!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The latest graphic novels in Youth Services

Zita the Spacegirl
[click here to place a hold]
When her best friend is abducted by an alien doomsday cult, Zita leaps to the rescue and finds herself a stranger on a strange planet. Humanoid chickens and neurotic robots are shocking enough as new experiences go, but Zita is even more surprised to find herself taking on the role of intergalactic hero. Before long, aliens in all shapes and sizes don't even phase her. Neither do ancient prophecies, doomed planets, or even a friendly con man who takes a mysterious interest in Zita's quest. [Ages 8+]

Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Volume 1
[place hold]
Inside the June Alley Inn, located in the western mouse city of Barkstone, mice gather to tell tales, each trying to outdo the other. A competition, of sorts, begins. The rules: Every story must contain one truth, one lie and have never been told in that tavern before. Legends of the Guard is a new Mouse Guard anthology series featuring the work of artists and storytellers handpicked by series creator David Petersen. [Ages 12+]

Tower of Treasure
[place hold]
An acrobat in a traveling circus, 14-year-old orphan Dessa Redd flies through the air with ease. Still, she is weighed down by troubling memories. but when her ragtag circus troupe pills into the city of Kingsbridge, Dessa feels a tickle of hope. Maybe here in the royal city she will finally find her twin brother-- or the mysterious man who snatched him away when they were just children. [Ages 8+]

Castle Waiting, Volume 2
[place hold]
With its long-awaited second volume, Linda Medley’s witty and sublimely drawn fantasy eases into a relaxed comedy of manners as Lady Jain settles into her new life in Castle Waiting. Unexpected visitors result in the discovery and exploration of a secret passageway, not to mention an epic bowling tournament-- these are just a few of the elements in this delightful new volume. [Ages 13+]

The Amulet of Samarkand: A Bartimaeus Graphic Novel
[place hold]
Nathaniel, an eleven-year-old magician-in-training, thinks he's ready to take on more challenging spells. With revenge against the proud and ambitious Simon Lovelace on his mind, he masters one of the toughest spells of all and summons Bartimaeus, a 5,000-year-old djinni, to assist him. But summoning Bartimaeus and controlling him are two different things entirely. . . Jonathan Stroud, along with two acclaimed comic artists, turns his beloved best-selling first book in the Bartimaeus trilogy into a spellbinding graphic novel sure to excite and delight fans across all magical planes. [Ages 9+]

Look for these and other great new graphic novels in the new book bin in Youth Services. Have a graphic novel series you'd like to see at Perrot? Comment on this post!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Chocolate lecture and tasting-- WEDNESDAY, 2/9

Chocolate: A Culinary and Historic Tour, with Francine Segan
This Wednesday, February 9th, 2011, at 7:30 P.M.
Radcliffe Children's Wing, Perrot Memorial Library

Francine Segan, noted food write and lecturer, will conduct a culinary and historic tour of chocolate, most loved of all confections. She will follow chocolate's journey from its New world origins, to Europe, to the treat the world knows and loves today. Ms. Segan will explain chocolate's transformation from bean to bar through a guided tasting of various types of fine chocolates (participation in the chocolate tasting is limited to the first 75 attendees).

Friday, February 04, 2011

Two new museum passes in Youth Services

Now available to borrow from the Youth Services Desk-- museum passes for the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, and for Connecticut's Old State House in Hartford.
  • ALDRICH CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM, 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT, FREE FAMILY ADMISSION [Admission for children 18 and under is always free] The Aldrich is one of the few non-collecting contemporary art museums in the U.S. Exhibitions feature work by emerging and mid-career artists, and education programs help adults and kids to connect to today’s world through contemporary art.
  • CONNECTICUT’S OLD STATE HOUSE, 800 Main Street, Hartford, CT, FREE admission for two adults and two children. As Connecticut’s original state capitol from 1797 to 1873, the Old State House is one of the oldest remaining state houses in the nation. Explore the home of Connecticut’s early state government, including restored legislative chambers, executive branch offices, and courtroom with interactive tours.

Here is a complete list of all the museum passes we have available to borrow. Please ask for passes at the Youth Services Desk. We also have information and brochures on all our locations available for you to browse. Passes may borrowed for one week. Late fees are $1/day.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Youth Services' Handy-Dandy Book Recommendations

Hey! Did you know that Youth Services makes a monthly list of recommendations? We pick a new, timely theme each month, and then pick our favorites! We have lots of lists from you to choose from. Here's a look back at all of our picks from 2010:

January 2010: Books About Bears
February 2010: Books About Winter Sports
March 2010: Books About Inspirational Women
April 2010: Books About Springtime
May 2010: Staff Grab-Bag
June 2010: Books About Horses
July 2010: Vacation Fun
August 2010: Folk and Fairy Tales
September 2010: Books to Make You Laugh
October 2010: Ghost Stories
November 2010: Books About Airplanes
December 2010: Gifts and Giving

For January 2011, our theme was Easy Reader Favorites.
And, we've just posted our latest list of Our Favorite Award Winners and Notable Books of 2010.

Check this page each month to see the latest list!

Have a suggestion for a topic you'd like us to cover? Comment on this post!