Monday, April 30, 2012

Teens: Looking for a summer volunteer opportunity?

. . .Perrot needs you! Perrot is looking for teen volunteers for its Youth Services department to help run the summer reading program for kids!

Who can be a Perrot Library Summer Teen Volunteer?
Anyone going into Grade 7 and up who can volunteer at least 5 hours during the summer.

When do volunteers work?
From June 22nd to July 27th, whenever the library is open. You can set your own schedule and sign up for shifts any hour that the library is open—mornings, afternoons and evenings.

Why volunteer?
• To help others
• To learn job skills
• To earn community service hours
• To meet other teens and have fun!

How do I become a Summer Teen Volunteer?
Easy! Just pick up an application at the Youth Services Desk (or download one here), have a parent or guardian sign it, and drop it off.

How do I learn what to do?
All volunteers must attend a 1-hour training session in June where we’ll teach you everything you need to know.

Have more questions?
Please call Kathy Jarombek, Director of Youth Services, at 203-637-8802.

Upcoming Event: Author Talk with Patti Callahan Henry

Patti Callahan Henry, the bestselling author of eight novels, will discuss her latest book, Coming Up for Air, at Perrot on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012, at 7:30 P.M. Coming Up for Air reveals the link between a mother's secret past and a daughter's hope for a new future. This is an affecting tale about second chances and banishing the ghosts of regret. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Upcoming Event: Greenwich Reads Together Discussion of Zeitoun at Perrot

This year, Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers, has been selected for Greenwich Reads Together, a community-wide reading experience which engages the entire town in exploring a single book through discussions, programs, and lectures. Zeitoun is the true story of one family, caught between America's two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina. Perrot is pleased to host a discussion of Zeitoun on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012, at 7:30 PM. The discussion will be facilitated by Kathleen D. DiGiovanna, a recognized artist, photographer, and a recent recipient of the Greenwich Pen Women's Owl Award, honoring her outstanding talent and achievements.