Monday, January 28, 2013


"If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together. . . there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart. . . I'll always be with you."
-Winnie the Pooh
Mrs. K and Mrs. Mac
Kathy Krasniewicz and Kate McClelland
Remembering you today and always

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

February Events in Youth Services

Take Your Child to the Library Day
Saturday, February 2nd, 2013, all day

Stop by the Youth Services Wing all day for free giveaways-- books, toys, and more!

Now in its second year, Take Your Child to the Library Day is the brainchild of Nadine Lipman, retired head of children's services at Waterford Public Library in Waterford, CT. With the help of Caitlin Augusta, from the Stratford Public Library, and the support of many others, Nadine launched this initiative on February 4, 2012. Over 120 libraries participated, with more than 15,000 attendees — a tremendous success for a grass roots initiative in its first year.


Learning to Look: A Family Program on Pop Art
Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at 2 PM

Join Alice Scovell Coleman, a lecturer with the Learning to Look program, for a fun hour of studying and making art. The program will feature an interactive lesson about Pop Art, featuring the works of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Claes Oldenburg. After the lesson, children will be invited to create a Pop Art project of their own. This program is recommended for families with children ages 5 and up.

Learning to Look, an art history and appreciation program for students from kindergarten through high school, was created buy Greenwich residents Diane Darst and Sue Ann Williamson. It has been taught by Learning to Look-trained teachers to over 75,000 students at nearly 100 schools in the tri-state area alone.


Spring Valley Puppet Theater: The Three Wishes and The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 2 PM

What would YOU do if a magical elf gave you three wishes? An interesting thought! Well, that's just what happened to Gretchen and Henry in Michael Graham's SPRING VALLEY PUPPET THEATER production of "The Three Wishes." The program also includes the Aesop fable "The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing." This popular tale is enlivened with a colorful Mexican setting, a humorous communication gap and a surprise ending! The program is recommended for families with children ages 5 and up.

Free tickets will be available at the Youth Services Desk on January 28th.

Michael Graham, Director of the SPRING VALLEY PUPPET THEATER has been performing since 1966 throughout New England primarily for schools and libraries. He designs and makes his puppets, writes scripts, creates the scenery and does a number of the voices. His production of "Jack and the Beanstalk" was awarded the 1994 "Citation of Excellence in the Art of Puppetry" from UNIMA-USA, the American Center for the UnĂ­on International de la Marionette.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Children's Winter/Spring Program Lottery/Program Openings

Registration cards for our Winter/Spring 2013 children's programs were mailed back yesterday! Expect to receive your card in the next day or two. If you don't receive your card in the next few days, please don't hesitate to call (203-637-8802) and we can check the rosters for you.

Also, we still have room in our Spotlight program (for 2nd & 3rd graders). The theme for Spotlight this session is Magic, and it will meet on 1/30, 2/6, 2/27, and 3/6 (Wednesdays) at 4 PM. Please give us a call if you would like to sign up your child for Spotlight!

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Upcoming Event: Q & A with Diane Fox, Director of Planning and Zoning

Diane Fox
Director of Planning and Zoning for the Town of Greenwich
to discuss
Issues of Interest to Local Residents
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013, at 7:30 PM
Radcliffe Children's Wing, Perrot Memorial Library

Perrot is pleased to host Diane Fox, Director of Planning and Zoning for Greenwich, who will speak on planning issues of interest to Old Greenwich and Riverside Residents. She will give a brief, informal presentation, followed by a question and answer session with the audience. This is the community's opportunity to find out more about the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the planned repair of the railroad bridges on Sound Beach and Tomac Avenues, development of Old Greenwich and Riverside retail areas, and other topics related to land planning and development. 

Friday, January 04, 2013

Upcoming Event: Book Discussion with Eric Kahn Gale

Author Eric Kahn Gale will discuss his book, The Bully Book, which Kirkus Reviews calls "a meticulous anatomy of a bullying victim... a compelling and unusual look at a complex and intractable problem that succeeds admirably as story as well." The book, based loosely on Kahn Gale's own experience as a victim of bullying, is written for middle school age readers, but is also a must-read for parents and educators.

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013, at 7:30 PM in the Library