Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Youth Services' Holiday Gift-Buying Guide 2011

Each year our Youth Services Librarian and young readers put together a list of recommended books to buy for holiday gifts. Our list features picture books, books for beginning readers, books for middle graders, and books for ages 12 and up.

View the list online, or pick up a paper copy at the Youth Services Desk.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Perrot Presents The Grace Notes on Dec. 3

Perrot Memorial Library is pleased to host a musical performance of carols by the Grace Notes in the Radcliffe Children's Wing on Saturday, December 3rd, 2011, from 3:30 PM-4:30 PM.

The Grace Notes, a women's a cappella group, has been dedicated to providing music to our community for more than 40 years. The free performance will be followed by A Stroll Among the Luminaries in Binney Park at 4:30 PM. The Luminaries is a project of Boy Scout Troop 11 with Family Centers of Greenwich, and will feature a brilliant candlelight display throughout the Park. 

The Old Greenwich First Light Festival, sponsored by the Old Greenwich Merchants' Association, follows later that evening. The festival transforms Old Greenwich into a winter wonderland, decked out in its finest holiday trimmings! Other attractions will include horse-drawn carriage rides, activities and food hosted in the local shops, and of course, a visit from Santa Claus himself. Bring the whole family!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hugo, the Movie Adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Opens Soon!

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Hugo, the film adaptation of Brian Selznick's award-winning book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, opens in theaters on Wednesday, November 23rd. Be sure to read the book before you see the movie! Hugo was directed by Martin Scorsese, and stars Asa Butterfield as Hugo, along with ChloĆ« Grace Moretz, Jude Law, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Ben Kingsley.

You can read more about the movie at Publishers Weekly, and view the trailer on the movie's website. You can also view some video clips of Brian Selznick talking about the book when he visited Perrot's book clubs in 2007.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Changes in the Watt (Media) Room

The Library has had many requests for Blu-rays, and, as a result, our Blu-ray collection has grown. Please note the following: All children's Blu-ray movies will now be located with the regular children's DVDs and all non-fiction Blu-rays will now be located with the regular non-fiction DVD collection.

Monday, November 07, 2011

NEW Museum Pass- The Bruce Museum

Now available to borrow from the Youth Services Desk-- two museum passes for the Bruce Museum, right here in Greenwich! You may borrow a pass for 3 days, and it entitles you to free admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 18.

Consistently voted the "Best Museum" by area media, the Bruce Museum is a regionally based, world-class institution highlighting art, science and natural history in more than a dozen changing exhibitions annually. The permanent galleries feature the natural sciences encompassing regional to global perspectives.

More information at: http://www.brucemuseum.org/

[See a list of all the museum passes you can borrow from Perrot]

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Family Program at the Greenwich Historical Society

Greenwich Historical Society Family Program
How Do You Know a Hero?
Paper Crafts Workshop with Timothy Bellavia

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Kids of all ages will enjoy this paper crafts workshop led by award-winning children's author, illustrator and educator Timothy D. Bellavia. How Do You Know a Hero? will challenge boys and girls to design their very own action figures by transforming plain templates into police officers, firefighters and paramedics. Kids can deck out their heroes with uniforms, badges and other pintsized accoutrements replicated from objects and photos showcased in the Historical Society’s current exhibition, Everyday Heroes: Greenwich First Responders. They’ll then set their creations’ heroic feats against scenes from the exhibition. The How Do You Know a Hero? workshop was designed to promote understanding of the importantrole first responders play in daily life. This workshop is a new spin on Bellavia’s well known franchise We Are All The Same Inside® workshop in which children create individual characters with the goal of learning to recognize our common humanity while embracing diversity.

Workshops will be held at 1:00, 2:30 and 4:00 PM

Vanderbilt Education Center, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT

$10 for members; $15 for nonmembers.

For additional information, please call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.