Check out our brand-new Youth Services’ Our Picks! list for August 2008 Our list this month honors both the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, AND National Invention month. You can view the full list of book recommendations here.
Here is a very thorough list of suggestions on where to look for that library book you just can’t track down, from the Eastchester School District in New York state: How to Find a Lost Book
The Youth Services Fall 2008 Program Schedule is now available– click here. Our program registration is by lottery. Pick up a registration postcard for the program of your choice from the Youth Services Circulation Desk, beginning on Monday, August 11th, 2008. For complete registration instructions, click here. Please note that we have restructured some of … Read more
This is the FINAL WEEK of the Youth Services Summer Reading Contest! This year, since our theme is DON’T BUG ME, I’M READING, you have to guess what kind of bug is bugging our bears! You can go here to check, or come in to the Library. Once you know which book they’re reading, come … Read more
Anyone looking for some recommended reading this summer should visit Perrot’s second floor, where the Reference Librarians have put up a display of non-fiction books: stories of true adventures, true crime and history, to name a few topics. We have Savage Summit, by Jennifer Jordan; Fire, by Sebastian Junger; The Hungry Ocean, by Linda Greenlaw; … Read more
Please do not leave books or other materials outside of Perrot’s book drop. If the book drop is too full for the door to close, please return your items when the library is open. We will waive fines gladly for this circumstance. Thank you!
A photographer for U.S.A. Today visited Perrot yesterday, to photograph our very own Bartan Kennedy during her 4 P.M. storytime! Mrs. Kennedy will be among those featured in a new series in the newspaper that celebrates people who are passionate about their jobs. More details to follow soon, but make sure you congratulate our star … Read more
The Downhill Lie: A Hacker’s Return to a Ruinous Sport, by Carl Hiaasen [Non-Fiction] Mr. Hiaasen decided to return to golf after 30 years of not playing. This is a journal of his progress. It is laugh out loud funny, especially to all golfers who have been there, done that. This reader could not help … Read more
Youth Services has museum passes for you to check out! You can borrow each for one whole week and get: FREE Family Admission to: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT The Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, NY Earthplace Nature Discovery Center in Westport, CT ALL Connecticut State Parks and Forests (and free … Read more
Perrot will be hosting highly acclaimed author Elizabeth Strout to discuss her latest novel, Olive Kitteridge, on November 12th, 2008. Widely praised by critics, the novel is a compelling series of connected short stories that illuminate the complicated character of Olive Kitteridge and her small-town Maine community. Ms. Strout is the author of the other … Read more
Vineyard Chill, by Phillip R. Craig For fans of the Martha’s Vineyard Mystery series written by Philip R. Craig, this is a sad moment: it’s the last book of the series, since the author passed away last year. Vineyard Chill has everything I want in a mystery: good characters, a fast moving plot, and not … Read more
Our first Early Literacy Station was so popular, we got a second one! Toddlers through second-graders will enjoy a range of educational games and activities, and can even print to the ELS’s own printer. Try one out next time you’re here!