Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Upcoming Event: Our Old Stones, A Talk with Andrew Pighills

Our Old Stones: A Talk with Andrew Pighills
Monday, November 7th, 2011, at 7:30 PM
Radcliffe Children's Wing, Perrot Memorial Library

Andrew Pighills, an accomplished stone artisan, gardener, and horticulturalist, will give a talk on old stone walls, accompanied by photographs of walls in and around Greenwich. Mr. Pighills received his formal horticulture training with The Royal Horticultural Society. He has spent 31 years creating gardens and building dry stone walls in his native England, in and around the spectacular Yorkshire Dales and the English Lake District.

Dreaming of Chanel- A Talk with Charlotte Smith

Dreaming of Chanel
Dreaming of Chanel: A Wardrobe Full of Stories- A Talk with Charlotte Smith
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011, 7:30 PM
Radcliffe Children's Wing, Perrot Memorial Library

The Chanel suit: it is one of the 20th century's most iconic garments. Seen by many as the epitome of style, its classic silhouette is instantly recognizable, and yet owning one is, for most women, only a dream.

Author and curator Charlotte Smith will return to Perrot to discuss her latest book, Dreaming of Chanel, which reveals the backdrop and dreams attached to pieces of clothing, whether they are made by famous designers or unknown dressmakers. She chronicles the lives and times of the wearers, and what evolves is a fascinating history of style and couture throughout the ages. Ms. Smith is the curator of the Darnell Collection, Australia's largest private collection of over 3,000 items of vintage clothing and accessories, which she inherited from her American godmother, Doris Darnell. Ms. Smith will enhance her stories with examples of some of the fabulous pieces from the collection.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Elimination of Mailed Overdue Notices

Due to rising costs, Perrot and Greenwich Libraries have stopped mailing paper overdue notices, effective October 1st.
Currently, patrons with email addresses in their library card records receive courtesy notices (reminders of when books are due), notices of holds that are ready to be picked up, as well as overdue notices by email. We will continue to send out all of these notices. 
If you do not have an email address in your library card record, you will no longer receive overdue notices by mail.
If you would like to add an email address to your library account, please let us know at your next visit and we will be happy to assist you.
You can also add an email address by accessing your account from home. Log in to your account with your name and library card number, click Submit, and then click on the Modify Personal Info button. At this point you can either add or change your email address. When you are done, click Submit.
If you have any questions or concerns about this new policy, please comment on this post, or give us a call at 203-637-1066.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

New Book Recommendations from the Reference Desk

What We're Reading at Perrot- New Book Recommendations from Our Reference Desk

[Non-Fiction] "Getcha Beer heah!" For baseball’s longest game ever played, one would need more than just a beer. On April 18, 1981, Holy Saturday, just after dusk, the game between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings was underway. It played on and on into the night. What a good look into the lives of many people: umps, players, bat boys who carried on with the integrity of the game in the forefront. Enjoy this wonderful baseball book as our own baseball season is almost ending. Once reviewer writes: "…a pitch-perfect and seamless meditation on baseball and the human condition."

Read the rest of our list of recommendations!