The Library will be closed on Veteran’s Day: tomorrow, Tuesday, November 11th. Author Elizabeth Strout will be discussing her latest novel, Olive Kitteridge, this Wednesday, November 12th, at 7:30 P.M. in the Library. Widely praised by critics, the novel is a compelling series of connected short stories that illuminate the complicated character of Olive Kitteridge … Read more
Shelby M., age 11, won our latest Youth Services book giveaway! She received a copy of the new, oversized book about Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln Shot!: A President’s Life Remembered. And get this– Shelby is actually a descendent of one of Lincoln’s pallbearers! Isn’t that cool?
A movie based on John Boyne’s novel, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, has just been released! Here is the trailer, from Miramax: John Boyne visited Perrot’s book clubs last November to speak about his novel. Here are a few video clips from his visit: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas movie is in limited … Read more
THE DARK TIDE, BY ANDREW GROSS [Fiction] What a perfect book from today’s headlines! A Hedge Fund manager from Old Greenwich is killed at Grand Central Station. What follows is such an eye-opener about what’s going on in the world of big money. The fun part of the book is that it is all set … Read more
New to Youth Services’ Collection: I LOVE MY NEW TOY! An Elephant & Piggie Book written and illustrated by Mo WillemsJ-1 WILLE Elephant has broken Piggie’s new toy.Piggie is mad. Piggie is mad and sad.Elephant is sorry.Piggie does not care.Can they still be friends? (P.S. Don’t forget to look for Pigeon!)
Author Michael Crichton, best known for writing Jurassic Park and its sequel, Lost World, passed away Tuesday at age 66. We have a display of some of his books and audiobooks in the Rand Room. New York Times obituary International Herald Tribune obituary List of Crichton’s books (and movies based on them) available at Perrot