Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New at Perrot-- Circulating Tote Bags

Forgot your tote bag? Perrot now has eco-friendly, re-usable tote bags available for you to borrow! Our circulating tote bags can be checked out for three weeks-- the same lending period as most library materials. You can use the bags to gather materials during your visit, then check the bag out along with your selections. You can return the bags to any Greenwich library, just like our other items.

Look for our new circulating totes on stands near the Adult and Youth Services Circulation Desks!

Youth Services Fall Program Schedule Now Available

The Youth Services Fall 2012 Program Schedule (.PDF) is now available!

Our program registration is by lottery. Pick up a registration postcard for the program(s) of your choice from the Youth Services Circulation Desk, beginning on Monday, August 13th, 2012. Registration ends on Friday, August 31st. 2012, so make sure you have returned your card by that day. [See detailed registration instructions]

If you have any questions on our children's programs or registration process, please comment on this post, or give us a call at 203-637-8802.

Monday, July 16, 2012

DVD Diva: Downton Abbey

Have you caught up on the first two seasons of Downton Abbey?  If not, be sure to borrow them from Perrot prior to January 2013, which is the scheduled U.S. premiere date for Season 3.

Request Downtown Abbey Season 1: DVD | Blu-Ray
Request Downtown Abbey Season 2: DVD | Blu-Ray

The upcoming third season of Downton Abbey will be set in the 1920s. According to The Hollywood Reporter, fans can expect to see slim, low-waisted flapper silhouettes, as corsets are no longer trending. The ladies will additionally style their hair in bobs and flapper spit curls. The characters may enjoy cocktails which at that moment are making their debuts in London's first night clubs. In language, the characters will be using new slang and phrases such as "the bee's knees" (the ultimate compliment), "the cat's meow" (another top compliment), and "giggle water."  In society, women will begin to enter the workplace.

So where does Downton Abbey go now? Trailers for episode one of season three will face the Roaring ‘20s-- with the accompanying freedoms on all sides. But already fans are anxious for answers. When will season 3 pick up? What will be the fates of various characters? Another interesting topic is the future of Mr. Bates and the Lifestyle evolution that is addressed. From all of the press reviews is seems this series is set to be another great success, giving us something to look forward to on Sunday evenings.

-The DVD Diva

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Author Talk with Stephanie Cowell

Historical novelist Stephanie Cowell will discuss her book, Claude and Camille: A Novel of Monet, the love story of the young, unknown, and impoverished painter Claude Monet, and his muse, the privileged Camille. Ms. Cowell will accompany her talk with a presentation on Monet's work, life, and friends, and an overview of the Impressionist movement. This event will coincide with the exhibit, Monet's Garden, now showing at the New York Botanical Garden. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012, at 7:30 PM
Perrot Memorial Library

Upcoming Event: Free Blood Pressure Screenings

Have your blood pressure checked and your health questions answered by an experienced Community Nurse Educator from Greenwich Hospital.

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012, 11 AM to Noon at Perrot Memorial Library

For more information about this program, please call Community Health at Greenwich Hospital at 203-863-4444.

Monday, July 02, 2012

Upcoming Youth Services Event: Jester Jim

Jester Jim has been performing his amazing juggling and beatboxing show for over 12 years now. Jim performs over 200 shows a year and was voted best family entertainment by the Boy Scouts of America! Jester Jim will be performing on Thursday, July 26th, 2012, at 4 P.M. in Perrot's Children's Wing. Show is for families with children ages 5 and up. Free tickets are available now at the Youth Services Desk!

NEW Museum Pass-- Yale Peabody Museum

Now available to borrow from the Youth Services Desk-- a museum pass for the Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven! You may borrow the pass for 3 days, and it entitles you to $5 off each admission for up to four admissions.

The Yale Peabody Museum spans 4 billion years of Earth history. Exhibits range from prehistoric mammals and reptiles to rare gems and minerals, from Egyptian mummies to modern day birds. The world's largest and most famous dinosaur painting, Rudolph Zallinger's The Age of Reptiles, dominates the Great Hall. The Discovery Room lets kids experience the natural world firsthand. A revolving exhibition hall and busy event schedule complement the permanent offerings. More information at: http://www.peabody.yale.edu/

[See a list of all Perrot's museum passes]