Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Greenwich Time Article About Harry Potter

Kathy Jarombek, a.k.a Mrs. J, head of Youth Services at Perrot, was quoted in a recent article in the Greenwich Time about the final Harry Potter film: "Final Potter film works its magic in Greenwich theaters"

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Upcoming Event: Page-Turners

What to Read on a Rainy Sunday Afternoon

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011, at 7:30 P.M.
Rand Room
Perrot Memorial Library

If you like to read for fun, come talk about easy reading books and rattlin' good stories. Here are a few authors of thrillers, true adventures, and stories of dangerous women in danger-- Jennifer Crusie, Suzanne Collins, Stieg Larsson, Linda Howard, C.S. Forester, Anne Mustoe, Daniel Silver, John Sandford, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, Nevada Barr, and J.K. Rowling.

To learn of other books you might enjoy, Kevin McCarthy, Lucy Hedrick, and Karen Watt will lead an exchange of information about good books for women (the girl winds up with the right guy) and men (the bad guy gets his).

And who are your favorite page-turning authors?

Bring along your own list and take home new suggestions!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Single Stream Recycling Begins August 1st

Single stream recycling comes to Greenwich on August 1st, 2011! Singe Stream Recycling permits combining an expanded list of household recyclables in one bin. This single weekly collection program replaces blue bin and mixed paper collection.

What type of container is required for Single Stream Recycling?
Choose any large clean bin that best fits your needs. It must have a lid to keep paper from blowing away. Recyclables MUST be loose (recyclables CAN’T be in bags)!

What should I recycle?
It is easier now to define the few items you can’t recycle because there are so many items that you can recycle using single stream recycling. See the List of Recyclables. Place any of your single stream recyclables into your one large container.

What can’t I recycle?
Anything that is not listed on the List of Recyclables for single stream AND/OR is not accepted for recycling at the Holly Hill Facility. Trash and garbage are not recyclable (Definitions of Trash and Garbage). Tissues and plastic wrap (sandwich wrap) are not recyclable. Anything contaminated with food or chemicals are not recyclable.

Who will collect my Single Stream recycling?
Each week, your waste hauler will collect recycling one day and trash on another. He will coordinate with you. The Town will discontinue blue bin and mixed paper pick-ups when Single Stream Recycling begins.

What do residents without a waste hauler do with their recyclables?
Holly Hill will accept household trash and single stream recyclables from residents with a Holly Hill Facility dumping permit sticker or a current year’s beach parking sticker. There is no charge for residential trash or recyclables delivered to the Holly Hill Facility but every vehicle MUST display one of the aforementioned permits.

How will Single Stream impact me or my family?
The town estimates the average household will increase its recycling volume by 4 fold and inversely decrease trash volume. Experiences vary, but citizens in other single stream municipalities have seen their total waste go to 80% recyclables and 20% trash by volume.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

2011 Kathy Krasniewicz Memorial Scholarship Winners

Perrot Library Announces the 2011 Recipients of the Annual
Kathy Krasniewicz Memorial Scholarships

The Perrot Memorial Library Board of Directors is pleased to announce Jenn Florence and Billy Mills as the winners of the second annual Kathy Krasniewicz Memorial Scholarships. These scholarships, in memory of Perrot’s beloved Children’s Services Librarian Kathy Krasniewicz, are two $2500 cash prizes awarded to high school seniors who either participated in the library’s Young Critics Club or were employed in its Youth Services Department. Both this year’s award winners were recognized for their active membership in the Young Critics Club as Middle School students.

Jenn Florence
Jenn Florence, a graduate of Greenwich High School, will be attending Skidmore College in the fall and is also the recipient of the 2010 Columbia Book Award and the 2011 Greenwich Arts Council Creative Achievement Award. Several of her poems were published in the 2011 Greenwich Literary Magazine.

Billy Mills

A graduate of Rye Country Day School, Billy Mills was a sportswriter for his school newspaper, a singer in various performing groups at school and church, as well as a National Merit Finalist and an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction. He will be attending Pomona College. Billy Mills summed up the influence Young Critics had on him “I was immediately lured to the Young Critics by the book discussions and advanced galleys … Mrs. K's passion for reading was contagious and made the program fun for all of us. In fact, I became so interested in books that I began writing book reviews for Just Books Too.”

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Storyteller/Musician/Cartoonist Keith Munslow- sign up for tickets today!

Keith MunslowKeith Munslow will be presenting a family show for ages 5 and up at Perrot on Thursday, July 28th, 2011, at 4 P.M. Keith is an award-winning performer who combines rock solid funky piano playing, soulful singing, hilarious stories, and lightning fast cartooning! He has entertained thousands of children (and adults!) at schools and festivals throughout New England-- and beyond.

Sign up for FREE tickets at the Youth Services Desk!

More information about Keith Munslow at his website: