Youth Services has a growing collection of museum passes for you to borrow– loan time is one week, and our passes get you either free or discounted admission to many popular places! FREE family admission and parking at ALL Connecticut State Parks and Forests with our State Parks and Forests Day Pass! More than 800 … Read more
Don’t forget. . . The libraries will be closed for Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday, May 23rd, Sunday, May 24th, and Monday, May 25th, 2009. Have a great weekend!
HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET, BY JAMIE FORD [Fiction] Alternating between the 1940’s and the 1980’s, Henry Lee goes to the Panama Hotel and sees a crowd gathering at the uncovering of possessions that were left behind when the Japanese were sent to the evacuation camps. He had forged a friendship with … Read more
The 2009 Greenwich Music Festival will run from June 9th to 14th. This year’s festival features music written by prisoners in the Terezin concentration camp during the Second World War. Composers Viktor Ullmann, Gideon Klein, Pavel Haas and Hans Krasa, whose works will be performed throughout the week, were all active members of the vibrant … Read more
Perrot’s Young Young Critics’ Club (Y2C2) has declared that its favorite book of 2008/2009 is…. I, LORELEI by Yeardley Smith When her favorite cat, Mud, dies, Lorelei starts a journal to him, chronicling her daily life as a sixth grader so that he can continue to follow her rise to fame and fortune as a … Read more
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the Semi-Annual Y2C2 Jeopardy Tournament! They are the current holders of the coveted Wonderful Golden “Y” Award! (Yes, it looks like a lobster, but trust us, it’s also a wonderful golden ‘Y’– stop by the Youth Services Department and see for yourself!). The winning team: Olivia, Mary Kate, Charlotte, JC … Read more
The Ezra Jack Keats Award is dedicated to fostering the talent of the new generations of children, artists, and authors who have succeeded Ezra Jack Keats. Keats was the distinguished author-illustrator of the classic Caldecott Award-winning The Snowy Day. The EJK award recognizes and encourages developing, talented authors and illustrators of children’s books. The 2009 … Read more
The American Library Association’s annual Genre Fiction awards were announced in the April 15th edition of Library Journal. Perrot Library is pleased to have a staff member, MirjaJohanson, on this Reading List Council. This year’s winners are: Adrenaline:Blue Heaven, by C.J. Box A twelve-year-old girl and her younger brother go on the run in the … Read more
Greenwich Department of Parks & Recreation Announces the Presentation of Historic Landscape ReportsandPreliminary Master Planfor Greenwich’s Formal Parks:Bruce ParkBinney ParkByram ParkMontgomery Pinetum Park Presented ByMartha Lyon, Landscape Architect, ASLASpecializing in the preservation of Cultural and Historic Landscapes Wednesday May 13th, 20097:00 pm in the Town Hall Meeting Room101 Field Point RoadGreenwich, CT Open to all … Read more
Did you know that up to 80% of strokes are preventable, yet it is expected that nearly 795,000 people in the United States will have a stroke this year? The majority of those who survive a stroke will need some form of rehabilitation in their recovery process. This May is National Stroke Awareness Month, a … Read more
Anne Gilhuly will give a talk on William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Monday evening, June 1, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. in the Library. Actors Elizabeth Atkeson and Dick Leonard will read scenes from the play. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage and is widely performed … Read more
Check out our brand-new Youth Services’ Our Picks! list for May 2009. This month’s list features the Youth Services Staff’s favorite listenables– from books on CD to book/CD kits to music CDs– they’re all worth a listen!