“Two Brilliant Stars Go Out Too Soon” at Educating Alice “Kate McClelland” at Bowen Press “A Great Loss in ALSC” at the ALSC Blog “Sorrow in Old Greenwich: Visitors mourn loss of librarians” at the Greenwich Time If you have any links or memories you would like to share, please post them in the comments.

An Inconceivable Loss

We are reeling with shock and grief at the loss of two of our beloved librarians, Kate McClelland and Kathy Krasniewicz. Perrot, our community, and the library world at large will not be the same without these two devoted, caring, and enthusiastic women. Please keep their families in your thoughts and prayers.

Delayed Opening Today

The Library will open at 1 P.M. today, Wednesday, January 29th. There will be no children’s preschool programs today. Please call later in the day (637-8802) to check if the afternoon program will be held.

John Updike, 1932-2009

John Updike, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, died today at age 76. New York Times obituary, featuring multimedia content including audio and video clips John Updike: A Life in Pictures, at the Guardian Updike’s eassy, “This I Believe,” at NPR Updike’s books available through the Greenwich libraries

Latest Graphic Novels in Youth Services

Grumpy Old Monsters [click here to place a hold on this]Welcome to Rest in Peace, a retirement care facility for mature monsters with special needs. Yam: Bite-Size Chunks [place hold]Mini comics (which originally appeared in Nickelodeon magazine) about Yam, a orange-jumpsuited boy with a magical backpack. Bionicle #1: Rise of the Toa Nuva [place hold]The … Read more

Another Passport Day at Perrot

The Old Greenwich Post Office is sponsoring another U.S. Passport Day at Perrot on Saturday, March 28th, 2009, from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. File the paperwork to get your U.S. Passport. Photo services will also be available at the event, for $15. Bring your checkbook (Passport Fees are $85 for children under 16, and … Read more

DVD Diva: Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet has been nominated for 5 Oscars but just recently received two Golden Globes for her roles in The Reader and Revolutionary Road, now playing in theaters. Here are four of the movies for which she was Oscar-nominated: Titanic: Winslet’s first role with Leonardo DiCaprio, in which two people from different worlds meet and … Read more

2009 Children’s Literary Award Winners

The winners of the 2009 major literary awards for children were announced today at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference in Denver. [Click on each cover to view that title and to place a hold.] Caldecott Medal Winner: The House in the Night, illustrated by Beth Krommes (written by Susan Marie Swanson)A spare, patterned text … Read more

Event Reminder: Margaret Kane lecture

Don’t forget… Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 21st, Kathleen Motes Bennewitz, Curator and Director of Exhibition and Programs for the Bush-Holley Historic Site will discuss the work of Margaret Kane. The program will take place in the library at 7:30 P.M. More info on this event.

Inauguration Coverage at Perrot

Join us in the Children’s Program Room next Tuesday, where we will be showing live coverage of the historic inauguration of our nation’s 44th president, Barack Obama. Tuesday, January 20th, from approximately 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.Program Room in the Radcliffe Wing

Create your own comics online

Make your own comics online at! is a free tool to enable kids to express themselves through writing and creating their own comic strips. The site offers fun animal and human characters with different moods, thought and talk balloons to fill in with words, and story prompts. Parents and children can create stories together, … Read more

Search the Catalog

Search the Site

My Library Account

Forgot your PIN?