Since Rosetta Stone is no longer offering its service to libraries, we thought we’d share another neat language learning site that we found: Livemocha.com offers lessons plans English, Spanish, French, Hindi, German, and Mandarin Chinese. It’s also a sort of social networking site– users can practice conversations with native speakers of the language they’re learning, … Read more
THE SISTER, BY POPPY ADAMS [Fiction] What a strange and disconcerting book, probably perfect for book clubs. Set in England, a lepidopterist and his family (two daughters and a beautiful wife who has a propensity for sherry) live in a crumbling mansion. Mother dies, father dies, sister flees to London and Ginny, the elder, becomes … Read more
This month’s Youth Services book recommendations list is all about manners! Parents can also take a look at Emily Post’s The Gift of Good Manners: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Respectful, Kind, Considerate Children, or Letitia Baldrige’s More Than Manners!: Raising Today’s Kids to Have Kind Manners and Good Hearts, both located in our Adult … Read more
The Fourth Watcher, by Timothy Hallinan[Mystery] This is a new suspense novel that would take center stage on our “For the Guys” display table. Poke Rafferty is a travel writer in Bangkok who is swept up into the filthy underbelly of the city. We have smuggling, counterfeiting, slave and sex trades, all alive and well. … Read more
A few photos of the windows in the children’s program room being repaired. I’ll bet you’ve never even noticed that open book motif! [click on the photos to view larger versions]
We are adding some terrific language CD’s and books in the adult department. We now have Basic Turkish, Irish Conversation, Norwegian, and Conversational Arabic— to name a few of the CDs. If you want to study oral and written Japanese, for example, we have an Essential Japanese Phrase Book and a new book called The … Read more
…with the help of the Connecticut Walk Book. The Walk Book is Connecticut’s definitive trail guide, published by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association. The book is split into two volumes: Connecticut Walk Book: East, and Connecticut Walk Book: West. The books include clear, updated trail maps of over 400 miles of trails; engaging commentary … Read more
Registration for Youth Services’ Fall Program Session is going on now through Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008. You may view the program schedule here. Our program registration is by lottery You must have an active library card in good standing to register Obtain a registration postcard for the program of your choice from the Youth Services … Read more
Youth Services’ Summer Reading Contest has ended, and now you can see all of our winners! We gave away one prize each week, plus a very special GRAND PRIZE. Please have a look at our winners here!
We have a display of fiction titles that may be of particular interest to men in the Rand Room. This is a changing display and more books are added daily. We have had titles from Clive Cussler, John Grisham, Patrick O’Brian, and Scott Turow, among others, and it’s proved to be popular. All the books … Read more
Take a look at some photos from Playtivity’s performance at Perrot last Wednesday: http://www.perrotlibrary.org/playtivity.htm Can you spot yourself drumming and dancing? 🙂
Due to paving work on both Sound Beach Avenue and Laddins Rock Road, there may be cars entering the parking lot through the exit, and vice versa. Please use caution in the parking lot.