Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Library E-Books Now Available on Your Kindle

You can now access free library e-books via your Kindle device!

“Libraries are a critical part of our communities,” Jay Marine, director of Kindle at Amazon, said in a statement. “And we’re excited to be making Kindle books available at more than 11,000 local libraries around the country.”  Read more at the New York Times.

The Greenwich Library System Overdrive downloadable eBook collection features over 8,000 titles that are compatible with the Kindle. Choose from a wide selection of fiction, nonfiction and children's titles, with more to come.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Greenwich and Branches Closed Sept. 26th / Perrot Will Be Open

Greenwich Library and the Byram and Cos Cob branches will be closed all day on Monday, September 26th so that staff may participate in a Strategic Planning session. Perrot WILL be open on the 26th for our regular hours, 9 AM to 6 PM.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Upcoming Event: Da Vinci's Sweet Tooth: Desserts of the Renaissance

Da Vinci's Sweet Tooth: Desserts of the Renaissance
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
7:30 P.M.
Radcliffe Children's Wing
Perrot Memorial Library

Celebrate Italian Heritage Month by learning about the history of Italy's sweets! Noted food historian and author Francine Segan will regale the audience with a fascinating presentation on the festivities of the Renaissance, featuring a tasting of classic Italian sweets. Hear about the lavish desserts, intriguing table manners, and unusual dining customs of the time.

Francine Segan is the author of four cookbooks, including Opera Lover's Cookbook: Menus for Elegant Entertaining, which was nominated for both the James Beard and IACP awards. Her latest book, Dolci: Italy's Sweets, will be available for purchase at the event. You can view several recipes from Ms. Segan's book in this article from the Wall Street Journal.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Spaces Available in 4s and 5s and Spotlight Programs for Kids

Spotlight, our after school story and crafts program for 2nd and 3rd graders, still has spaces available for the fall session! The theme for this session is Thrills and Chills. The program meets Wednesdays at 4 P.M. on September 21st, September 28th, October 5th, and October 19th. Participants also receive tickets to our evening of scary stories, NIGHTMARES, on October 26th at 7 P.M.

We also have spaces available in our Fun for 4s and 5s program, which meets on Mondays at 1 P.M. from September 12th through November 14th (there is no program on October 10th).
Please call the Youth Services Desk (203-637-8802) to sign up your child for either of these programs!

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Perrot Will Be Open on Saturday, September 3rd

With several thousand Greenwich residents still without electricity, Perrot has decided to open the Library this Saturday, September 3rd, for our usual hours (9 AM to 5 PM)

We will be closed on Sunday, September 4th, and Monday, September 5th for Labor Day Weekend.

Greenwich Library will also be open on Saturday from 9 AM-5 PM, but the Cos Cob and Byram Branches will be closed Saturday through Monday.

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and Perrot wants to make sure that all children have the smartest card of all– a library card. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.

Sign up for a library card (or just check out a book) at the Youth Services Desk this month and you will receive a sweet treat!