Monday, April 29, 2013

YCC's Favorite Book of 2012/2013 Is...

The Young Critics' Club (YCC), Perrot's book club for 6th-, 7th-, and 8th-graders, has declared that its favorite book of 2012/2013 is....

by Sheila Turnage
Rising sixth-grader Miss Moses LoBeau lives in the small town of Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, where everyone's business is fair game and no secret is sacred. She washed ashore in a hurricane eleven years ago, and she's been making waves ever since. Although Mo hopes someday to find her "upstream mother," she's found a home with the Colonel-- a café owner with a forgotten past of his own--and Miss Lana, the fabulous café hostess. She will protect those she loves with every bit of her strong will and tough attitude. So when a lawman comes to town asking about a murder, Mo and her best friend, Dale Earnhardt Johnson III, set out to uncover the truth in hopes of saving the only family Mo has ever known.

See the rest of YCC's favorite books from 2012/2013!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Youth Services Summer Program Schedule Now Available

The Youth Services Summer 2013 Program Schedule is now available!

Please note that for our summer program session, all our preschool programs will be DROP-IN, and most are limited to the first 20 children and their caregivers to sign in before each program. Our Stuff & Nonsense and Spotlight programs will still be by registration only.

Pick up a registration postcard for the program of your choice from the Youth Services Circulation Desk, beginning on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013. Don't forget to bring a stamp! The registration period closes at 5 PM on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013. Our programs are selected by lottery. You may view our complete registration instructions online and see descriptions of our program offerings.

If you have other questions, please comment on this post!

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Upcoming Events at Perrot

Poetry Slam
Sunday, April 28th, 2013, from 3 PM to 5 PM
Join us in celebrating Poetry Month at the first annual Perrot Library Poetry Slam! Bring a poem you have written or a favorite by someone else to read at our open mike. All ages welcome.

Talk with Lee Woodruff, author of Those We Love Most
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013, at 7:30 PM
Author Lee Woodruff, married to newsman Bob Woodruf who suffered a traumatic brain injury in Iraq, brings her own experience dealing with sudden tragedy to her first novel, Those We Love Most. A split-second distraction and a family is forever changed. Individuals must confront their choices, examine mistakes, and ultimately find their way back to each other in this humorous and poignant page-turner.

Book Recommendations from the Reference Desk

What We're Reading at Perrot

[Fiction] How well we all remember the theft of some famous paintings from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. . . Claire Roth works for a company which produces legitimate copies of famous works. She is a fine artist in her own right. When Aiden Markel, the owner of a famous Boston Gallery approaches Claire to make a copy of one of the stolen works form the Gardner, she is flabbergasted. After receiving assurances that her work will never be seen, except by the rich owner, and the original Degas will be returned, she agrees. What follows is a fabulous look into the world of art forgery and also into the technique of Degas. This is a great tale in more ways than one.

See the rest of our latest list of recommendations!