(click to view a larger version) Pictured next to two of his amazing Double A dahlias is Stanley Miody, a frequent patron of the Perrot Library. Mr. Miody was kind enough to bring these fresh cut dalias, picked from his garden, to brighten up our front desk. He was a pilot in WWII, and has … Read more
New York Times best-selling author Tracy Kidder will discuss his books, Mountains Beyond Mountains and Strength in What Remains, on Thursday, November 5th, 2009, at 7 P.M. at the First Congregational Church of Old Greenwich. The author will sign books at 6:30 P.M., and a reception will follow the talk at 8 P.M. in Perrot’s … Read more
Stitches: A Memoir, by David Small741.5973 SMALL Award-winning children’s book illustrator David Small (Imogene’s Antlers, So You Want to Be President?) recounts his nightmarish childhood in this amazing and disturbing memoir, which takes the form of a graphic novel. The text and illustrations are spare, but so evocative. You will be inspired by Small’s escape … Read more
Perrot is pleased to host the national Children’s Poet Laureate, Mary Ann Hoberman, on Wednesday, October 14th, 2009, at 7:30 P.M. She will speak about the importance of poetry in children’s lives. Mary Ann Hoberman has written many children’s books and won a number of awards, including the National Book Award for Children’s Literature. In … Read more
Perrot now has subscriptions to Entertainment Weekly, Runner’s World, Men’s Fitness, and Women’s Health. Reminder: Our magazines (aside from the current issue) circulate for 1 week. Current issues may be enjoyed anywhere in the library.
Take a look at Youth Services’ Our Picks! lists for August 2009 (woof woof! all about dogs!) and September 2009 (our faves about the library).
Spotlight, our after school story and crafts program for 2nd and 3rd graders, still has spaces available for the fall! The theme for this program session is Natural Wonders. The program meets Wednesdays at 4 P.M. on September 30th, October 7th, October 14th, and October 21st. Participants also receive tickets to our evening of scary … Read more
The Hobbit: An Illustrated Edition of the Fantasy Classic [place hold]First published in the U.S. more than sixty years ago, J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit has become one of the best-loved books of all time. Tolkien’s fantasy was then adapted into a fully painted graphic novel, which became a classic in its own right.Warriors: … Read more
Old Is the New Young: Erickson’s Secrets to Healthy Living, by Mark Erickson, et al. I took this out at first because the title intrigued me– is old the new young? This book takes many of our myths about aging and turns them around. It covers how to be healthier, happier and more active. Financial … Read more
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and Perrot wants to make sure that all children have the smartest card of all– a library card. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as … Read more