Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Children's Summer Program Openings

We still have spaces available in our Stuff & Nonsense and Spotlight programs during the summer!

Stuff & Nonsense is for kids entering Grade 1, and will meet Mondays at 4 PM on July 8th, July 15th, July 22nd, and July 29th.

Spotlight (on The Mysterious Sea) is for kids entering Grades 2, 3, and 4, and will meet Wednesdays at 4 PM on July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, and July 31st.

Please call us (203-637-8802) if you would like to sign up your child for either of these programs!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Perrot's Summer Reading Club and Contest for Kids

Summer is here! And that means it's time to sign up for Perrot's summer reading club! You can participate (and win prizes for reading!) from June 25th through August 2nd.

To sign up for our summer reading club, simply go to our volunteer table by the computers in Youth Services. Our friendly teen volunteers will sign you up, tell you the rules and start a reading record for you. You'll also get to put your name up on the bulletin board! We'll keep your reading record here in the library. When you've read a book, just tell a volunteer next time you're in the library and they'll write it in your reading record. After you read your first, third, and fifth books, you get a prize! Also, this year, for each book you read, Perrot will make a donation to Oceana, a group that works to protect our oceans. 

Parents, you can also take home a reading record for your littlest ones. We have special sheets for books read aloud with your child. Children get a sticker for each book they've read with a grown-up.

We're also having a contest this summer! Our summer reading theme is CATCH THE READING WAVE. Each week in July, we will display a picture of Perrot's bears reading a book, and you will have to guess which book it us. Once you figure it out, fill out a guess slip. We will have a random drawing from all our correct guess slips each week. We have 4 great tote bags full of prizes to give away, each which contains books as well as ocean-themed prizes!

Be sure to join us at Perrot this summer and CATCH THE READING WAVE!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Movies in the Park 2013

Perrot is pleased to present our seventh annual series of Movies in the Park in Binney Park. This year we are featuring Up and Charade. Bring your picnic, your chairs, and enjoy!

Up (Rated PG, 89 minutes)
Saturday, July 20th, 2013, 8:30 PM
[Rain date: Sunday, July 21st]
From the revolutionary minds of Pixar Animation Studios comes a hilariously uplifting adventure where the sky is no longer the limit. Carl Fredricksen, a retired balloon salesman, is part rascal, part dreamer who is ready for his last chance at high-flying excitement. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, Carl sets off to the lost world of his childhood dreams. Unbeknownst to Carl, Russell, an overeager 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer who has never ventured beyond his backyard, is in the wrong place at the wrong time-- Carl's front porch! The world's most unlikely duo reach new heights and meet fantastic friends like Dug, a dog with a special collar that allows him to speak, and Kevin, a rare 13-foot tall flightless bird. Stuck together in the wilds of the jungle, Carl realizes that sometimes life's biggest adventures aren't the ones you set out looking for.


Charade (Not Rated, 114 minutes)
Saturday, August 24th, 2013, 8:30 PM
[No Rain Date]
Hollywood legends Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn light up the screen in the stylish thriller Charade. Regina finds herself pursued through the streets of Paris by several men in search of the fortune that her murdered husband stole from them. As her world turns upside down, she finds herself leaning on a suave, charming stranger whose motives are unclear. Co-starring James Coburn, George Kennedy and Walter Matthau, this timeless classic will keep you guessing until the very end.