Thursday, February 28, 2013

Upcoming Events at Perrot

Upcoming Events at the Library...

Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013, at 7:30 PM
C. Marina Marchese will discuss her engaging and delightfully informative book, Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeper. The book recounts how Ms. Marchese overcame her initial trepidation of bees and learned everything there is to know about the art of beekeeping and the marvels of bee behavior. A "honey sommelier" and owner of Red Bee Artisanal Honey, Ms. Marchese will change the way you think about honey. She will offer a honey tasting as part of her presentation. Copies of Honeybee will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

An Uncommon Cape: Researching the Histories and Mysteries of a Property
Wednesday, March 20th, 2013, at 7:30 PM
Perrot welcomes author Eleanor Phillips Brackbill, whose book tells the story of her small Cape Cod house in Westchester-- a story with several mysteries, involving Sears, monkeys, and an unknown address. A wide-ranging investigation forms the basis of an eight-year research journey, not only to solve the mysteries but also to answer the question, "What came before?" Inspired by her mother and grandmother, avid genealogists who traced the myriad branches of their family back hundreds of years, Ms. Brackbill turned to her home to create a kind of genealogy of a piece of property. The book includes more than 60 images and instructive guidelines to help you find the story of your home.

Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 7:30 PM
Six marriages, six heartbreaks, one shared beginning. After being widowed in her forties, Becky Aikman struggled to find her place in an altered world. Ultimately, she formed a group with five other young widows, and discovered how people experience grief, transcend loss, summon humor, and strive to find the spirit essential for anyone to overcome adversity.

Perrot Newsletter

The Spring 2013 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).

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

System Upgrade February 26th

The Greenwich Library System's Catalog and Account systems will be temporarily unavailable while we upgrade to a new system on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.
  • While the system is down, patrons will not be able to access their accounts online, search the catalog, place holds or renew items.
  • Staff will be able to check-out any item to a patron with the patron's library card (driver's licenses will not work).
  • All items due on February 26 have been extended one day.
Thank you for your patience!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

53rd Annual Lions Club Pancake Fry- March 9th

The Old Greenwich Lion's Club is holding its 53nd Annual Pancake Fry on Saturday, March 9th, 2013 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, $6.00 for children ages 6-11 and FREE admission for kids 5 and under. Advance tickets may be purchased at Perrot's Adult Circulation Desk.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Spring Valley Puppets on Wednesday, 2/13

We still have tickets available for the Spring Valley Puppet Theater show on Wednesday, 2/13 at 2 PM. For families with children ages 5 and up. Give us a call (203-637-8802) or stop in to sign up!

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

3 Day Movies Coming in February


These movies will soon be available as 3-day loan DVDs at Perrot (ho holds, no renewals):

ARGO - A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran. Directed by and starring Ben Affleck, with Bryan Cranston.

FLIGHT - An airline pilot saves a flight from crashing, but an investigation into the malfunctions reveals something troubling.  Starring Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle.

THE SESSIONS - A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest.  Starring Helen Hunt and John Hawkes.

THE MASTER - A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.  Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix.

*Plot summaries provided by