Thursday, August 27, 2015

Upcoming Event: Our Old Stones: A Talk with Andrew Pighills

Our Old Stones: Walls, Buildings, and Tombstones in Eastern Greenwich: A Talk with Andrew Pighills
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015, at 7:30 PM
First Congregational Church, 108 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT

Back by popular demand, Andrew Pighills, an accomplished stone artisan, gardener, and horticulturalist, will give a talk on old stone walls, accompanied by photographs of walls in and around Eastern Greenwich. He will draw comparisons of building styles and techniques, and follow the evolution of stone walls and structures from colonial times to the present day. 

Mr. Pighills received his formal horticulture training with The Royal Horticultural Society. He has spent over 30 years creating gardens and building dry stone walls in his native England, in and around the spectacular Yorkshire Dales and the English Lake District.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Scheduled Circulation Update, Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Due to a scheduled software update, our online circulation system will be down tomorrow, August 27th, 2015.

The library will be open during its regular Thursday hours, from 9 am to 8 pm, but minimal circulation services will be available. We expect normal service to return on Friday, August 28th.

Patrons will be able to return and check out books (with a valid library card only, not a driver's license), but cannot renew items, create library cards, or pay fines. Please call us with any questions.

We appreciate your patience!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Youth Services Fall Program Registration Is Going on Now!

Registration for Fall 2015 programs is going on now through Friday, September 4th, 2015. View the Fall 2015 Program Schedule.

Program registration is by lottery. Here's how to register:
  • Pick up a registration postcard for the program(s) of your choice at the Youth Services Desk
  • Please fill out ALL of the required information. Incomplete applications will not be considered
  • For preschool-age programs, your child must be the appropriate age for the program by October 1st, 2015
  • Twins may apply on the same registration card. Siblings who do not share a birthday must use separate registration cards, even if they are signing up for the same program
  • Address the reverse of the card to yourself
  • Affix a first-class stamp (49¢)
  • Drop the registration card(s) off at the Youth Services desk by 6 PM on Friday, September 4th, 2015
  • Registration cards received after September 4th will automatically be placed on the waiting list
  • Registration postcards will be mailed back to you shortly after the close of registration with your status (enrolled in a program or on the waiting list)
  • Please call us if you do not receive your card back in the mail within a few days of the close of registration
Questions? Comment here or give us a call at 203-637-8802.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Back to the Future in Binney Park--this Saturday!

Movies in the Park--this Saturday!  Bring your blankets, a picnic, and lawn chairs and enjoy the show!

BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985, Rated PG, 117 minutes)
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015, 8:30 PM
[Rain Date: Sunday, August 23rd, 2015, 8:30 PM

In this 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into the 1950s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) goes awry. Traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents (Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson), and must make sure that they fall in love or he'll cease to exist. Even more dauntingly, Marty has to return to his own time and save the life of Doc Brown.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Countdown to Kindergarten Storytime!

Perrot is again offering a special Countdown to Kindergarten Storytime--  with stories, songs, and a craft to help your child get ready for the first day of Kindergarten! This program is for children entering Kindergarten in Fall 2015 ONLY. Children attend independently, but parents and caregivers should remain in the Library.
Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 1 PM

Sign up now at the Youth Services Desk!