Thursday, March 22, 2012

How to Clean DVDs

If a DVD you've checked out from the library does not play properly (and is not scratched) it may just need a quick cleaning. If you do decide to clean a DVD, please do so in the proper manner: How to Properly Clean a DVD.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Upcoming Event: Cupcakes, Cookies, & Pie, Oh My! with Author Karen Tack

Perrot Library is pleased to host author Karen Tack on Saturday, March 31st, 2012, at 2:00 PM. Playing with your food has never been so much fun! Karen Tack, food stylist and best-selling co-author of Hello, Cupcake! and What's New, Cupcake? will be at Perrot applying an over-sized imagination not just to cupcakes but to cookies, pies, cakes, and other treats. With the easy-to-follow techniques in her new book, Cupcakes, Cookies, & Pie, Oh My!, even the most kitchen-challenged among us can create masterpieces using just a zipper lock bag and common candies and snack items. Come join the fun!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

First Sunday Science: Free educational programs for children at Greenwich Point

The first Sunday of each month this year The Bruce Museum, and other non-profit organizations in the area, will be holding FREE fun educational programs for children and families at the Seaside Center at Greenwich Point! Check out the list below for the First Sunday Science activities for the next few months. If you would like more information on these programs, please call 203-413-6742.

Sunday, March 18th, 2012, 1:30 – 4:00 PM: Living on the Edge: Surviving the Intertidal Zone Family Day. Presented by the Bruce Museum and co-sponsored by Greenwich Shellfish Commission. Join us for an exciting hands-on day of activities at the Innis Arden Cottage. Spend some time at the marine touch tank, join in guided beach explorations, and create environmentally sustainable crafts! A presentation will be held at 3 p.m. by Dr. Frank Cantelmo of St. John’s University, Department of Biological Sciences. All activities are free and suitable for people of all abilities and ages. Remember to dress warmly: optional segments of the day will be held outside!

Sunday, April 1st, 2012, 1:30-3:00 PM: Earth Month Kick-off.
Greenwich launches Earth Month with an Open House at the Floren Family Environmental Center at Innis Arden Cottage in Greenwich Point Park. The official Earth Day proclamation by First Selectman Peter Tesei will be made at 2 pm. Stop by for an afternoon full of fun family activities and meet local environmental organizations such as the Greenwich Conservation Commission, Shellfish Commission, Bruce Museum and more.

Sunday, May 6th, 2012, 1:30 – 4:00 PM: Greenwich Point– an International Crossroads of Bird Migration
Join us at the Innis Arden Cottage and discover how many different types of songbirds, hawks, and waterbirds use the habitats of Greenwich Point for nesting, wintering, or a migration rest and refueling stop.

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012, 1:30-4:00 PM: Tag a Horsehoe Crab: Project Limulus
The day will be full of exciting opportunities to participate and learn more about Project Limulus, an ongoing study of the Horseshoe Crab. Don’t miss this opportunity to spot and tag Horseshoe Crabs on the Greenwich Point Beach, discuss the research project with people involved, and hear a presentation on the ecology of this often seen but not well known creature. There is a chance that participants will get wet during some segments of this program, please dress accordingly! We will be meeting at the Innis Arden Cottage, located on Greenwich Point. Presented by the Friends of Greenwich Point, Town of Greenwich, Sacred Heart University, and the Bruce Museum.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Perrot Newsletter

The Spring 2012 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).

Upcoming Event: Have an Idea For a Website?: With Co-Founders of Founders Laura Wattenberg and Jennie Baird
Perrot Library is pleased to host “Have an Idea for A Website?” on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012, at 7:30 PM. Find out how two moms turned a typical parenting conflict into a multi-platform media business, starting the popular baby naming website Laura Wattenberg, best-selling author of The Baby Name Wizard: A Magical Method for Finding the Perfect Name for Your Baby, and her business partner, Jennie Baird, will discuss the origins of their business, including tips and tactics for turning an idea into a successful website. Ms. Wattenberg is a writer, researcher, and software designer who developed the name analysis software after becoming frustrated in her search for names for her two daughters. Co-founder Jennie Baird spent 15 years as a digital media executive working for companies like Dow Jones, AOL and NBC.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

52nd Annual Lions Club Pancake Fry- March 10th

The Old Greenwich Lion's Club is holding its 52nd Annual Pancake Fry on Saturday, March 10th, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Greenwich Civic Center at 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich. Fun for the whole family! There will be door prizes, our delicious bake sale and entertainment for all. $7.00/per person in advance or $8.00 at the door, $1.00 discount for children ages 6-11 and FREE admission for kids 5 & under. Advance tickets can be purchase at Perrot, or call 203-918-8666 to inquire.