Monday, February 27, 2017

Make It! @ Perrot in March

Join us in March for Make It! @ Perrot, our drop-in art & craft program. 

Make It! is a drop-in program for kids in grades 2 and up. 
It is limited to the first 20 kids to sign in before each program. 

Make It! will be held on the following Wednesdays at 4 PM:

March 1st
March 15th
March 22nd

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Upcoming Event: No Parent Left Behind: What's Really on the Minds of Middle School Girls?

Junior League of Greenwich will present the panel discussion,
"No Parent Left Behind: What's Really on the Minds of Middle School Girls?"

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Perrot Memorial Library

Experts in the field of counseling and social media held full-day sessions with over 400 girls ages 11 and 12 concerning friendship, self-esteem, morality, decision-making, and social media. Hear what the girls had to say, and learn how you can partner with your middle-schooler as she embarks upon a new, and sometimes challenging, phase in her life. 


Yajaira Gonzalez
Domestic Abuse Services at the YWCA

Sara Rawson
OTR/L, IMC Occupational Therapist

Beth O'Malley

Jenny Byxbee
Greenwich Youth Services Bureau Coordinator

This event is part of the Junior League of Greenwich’s project, "Positively More," which aims to give preteen girls the tools to avoid questionable situations, lessen the consequences of potential conflicts, and identify lessons learned by those challenges.

For more info, visit: 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Upcoming Event: A Symphony Program for the Family

A Symphony Program for the Family 
Sunday, March 5th, 2017, at 2 PM
Perrot Library Children's Wing

Perrot invites families on a world music tour, featuring a string quartet from the Greenwich Symphony and narration by Edward Pleasant. 

Edward Pleasant is a professional singer with national and international credits. Critically acclaimed in both opera, musical theater and recordings, he has distinguished himself as a gifted actor with brilliant comic timing and a luscious baritone voice. A native of Midland, Texas, Pleasant holds a B.Mus and M.A. in Vocal Performance from the Texas Tech School of Music.  

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Upcoming Event: Saturday Afternoon Movie at Perrot- The Young Victoria

Cozy up on a winter Saturday afternoon at the library and enjoy a movie! 
English tea and refreshments will be served. 

Rated PG, 105 minutes
Saturday, February 25th, 2017 
2 PM in the Children's Program Room
Perrot Memorial Library

Dominated by her possessive mother and her bullying consort, Conroy, since childhood, teen-aged Victoria (Emily Blunt) refuses to allow them the power of acting as her regent in the last days of her uncle, William IV's rule. Her German cousin Albert (Rupert Friend) is encouraged to court her for solely political motives but, following her accession at age eighteen, finds he is falling for her and is dismayed at her reliance on Prime Minister Melbourne (Paul Bettany). Victoria is impressed by Albert's philanthropy, which is akin to her own desire to help her subjects. However, her loyalty to Melbourne, perceived as a self-seeker, almost causes a constitutional crisis, and it is Albert who helps restore her self-confidence. She proposes and they marry, Albert proving himself not only a devoted spouse, prepared to take an assassin's bullet for her, but an agent of much-needed reform, finally endorsed by an admiring Melbourne. (Summary from

Friday, February 03, 2017

Upcoming Event: Family Music Event- Joannas 'n Bananas

Join us for musical duo Joannas 'n Bananas in the Children's Wing! Show is for families with kids of all ages- no tickets required!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 
11 AM - 11:45 AM
"On the Green" in the Children's Wing
Perrot Memorial Library

Joannas 'n Bananas (Joanna and Rob "Bobby Bananaz" Levine-Pawlings) are musicians and music educators based in NYC/Westchester.

An active singer-songwriter and musician, Joanna has taught guitar and ukulele lessons and lead children's sing-alongs and music classes throughout Manhattan, Brookyn, Queens, Westchester and Connecticut over the past 6+ years.

Rob (Bananas!) has a Masters in music (MM) in Jazz studies, focus on double bass and studied under Dennis Irwin, Kermit Driscoll, Doug Weiss & Todd Coolman. He plays alongside many nyc musical outfits and teaches bass, guitar and banjo.

The two love to play for young audiences as the duo, Joannas 'n Bananas, and also for adult audiences with their americana and blues-rock band, Pinkwing.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Submit your suggestion for the next Greenwich Reads Together Title!

Greenwich Library is now accepting suggestions for Greenwich Reads Together, the community-wide reading experience which will engage all of Greenwich in exploring a single book.

In order to be selected, the book should be of literary quality, reflective of universal issues and capable of generating thought-provoking discussions. It should lend itself to engaging public programs and appeal to a diverse population. It must also be currently in print and available in large quantities and in multiple formats, including paperback, ebook, audiobook and large print. In addition, the author must be living and available to speak in Greenwich.

Suggestions will be accepted through February 24. They will be evaluated by a committee that includes Library staff and community members. The chosen book will be announced later this spring. Greenwich Reads Together 2017 will take place in the fall.

Review the selection criteria and submit your suggestion here:

Upcoming Events: Greenwich Pen Women/PML Book Discussion Group

The Greenwich Pen Women/Perrot Memorial Library Book Discussion Group

These discussion groups are open to all patrons of the Perrot Memorial Library.  
Pre-registration is required, as seating is limited to the first 20 registrants.  
Please sign up and get your copy of the book to be discussed at the Adult Circulation Desk.

Vinegar Girl, by Anne Tyler
Theme: Contemporary Fiction Meets Shakespeare
Facilitated by Greenwich Pen Woman Jean P. Moore
Monday, March 6th, 2017, 7-8:30 PM 
(Snow Date: Monday, March 13th)
The Rand Room, Perrot Memorial Library

Vinegar Girl, by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Anne Tyler, is a retelling of Shakespeare’s play, The Taming of the Shrew. The novel, one in a series from the Hogarth Shakespeare project, is described by the project’s editors as “an inspired, witty and irresistible contemporary take on one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies.”

About the Book: 
Kate Battista feels stuck. At 29, she is still at home, keeping house for her obsessive scientist father and her pampered younger sister, Bunny. Things can only get worse when her father hatches a plan: Kate should marry his brilliant young lab assistant, Pyotr, who is soon to be deported. Kate furiously rejects the idea—at first—but will her father and her suitor wear down her resistance?

About the Project: 
The Hogarth Shakespeare Project presents the Bard’s works through imaginative retellings by some of the world’s most esteemed novelists. Launched in 2015, books are planned through 2021. Current plans include publication in 20 countries. (See for further details.)



Watch for more info on these two discussions, coming later in the year:

An Owl on Every Post, by Sanora Babb
Theme: Rediscovery of a Fascinating Writer
Facilitated by Greenwich Pen Woman Joanne Dearcopp
Monday, May 8th, 2017 7-8:30 PM
The Rand Room, Perrot Memorial Library

The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance, by Edmund de Waal
Theme: Art, Emotion, and Memory
Facilitated by Greenwich Pen Woman Sarah Darer Littman
Monday, September 11th, 2017, 7-8:30 PM
The Rand Room, Perrot Memorial Library