Two Articles About Perrot in the Greenwich Citizen

The Greenwich Citizen ran two articles about Perrot recently. One article profiled Perrot’s Young Critics’ Club (YCC) [] and a second article remembered Mrs. Mac’s “Hag of Old Greenwich” and talked about this year’s Nightmares show [].

Scary Stories

I just attended a wonderful reading of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” It took place at the Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow, where else? It was lit by candlelight only, with the narrator telling the story in a way that was fascinating, funny and spellbinding. What more could you ask for? I … Read more

National Book Award Finalists 2009

The National Book Awards present the best in four genres of published works: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People’s Literature. They recognize the best in literature, from both emerging and established writers. The National Book Awards finalists were announced on October 14th, 2009 and are as follows: For Fiction:American Salvage, by Bonnie Jo Campbell Let … Read more

Perrot Is on AOL Instant Messenger

Perrot is now available to answer your reference and circulation questions via AOL Instant Messenger. Our screen names are AskPerrot (for reference questions), AskPerrotCirc (for questions about your library account), and AskPerrotYS (for questions about your library account or children’s programs). If you don’t use AOL IM, you can still chat with us live via … Read more

DVD Diva: Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford wanted a career in show business because it was much more glamorous than the odd jobs she was working. She won a dance contest which landed her a job in a chorus line. After two years, she moved to the movie colony of Hollywood. She felt movies might afford her a chance of … Read more

Event Reminder: Mary Ann Hoberman

The National Children’s Poet Laureate, Mary Ann Hoberman, will give a talk at Perrot tomorrow, Wednesday, October 14th, 2009, at 7:30 P.M. in the children’s wing. She will speak about the importance of poetry in children’s lives. (Although the talk will be aimed at adults, children are welcome to attend.)

2nd Annual Greenwich Awesome Tree Contest

The Greenwich Tree Conservancy and the Town of Greenwich are sponsoring the second annual “Awesome Tree Contest”! Residents can nominate their favorite tree in the following categories: Best Climbing Tree Favorite Shade Tree Best Wildlife Tree (please describe what wildlife lives in the tree) Favorite Park or School Tree The Fattest Tree Entries are due … Read more

Perrot’s Got Kindles

Perrot now has two Kindle readers— one that can be borrowed (loaded with fiction), and one to enjoy in the Library (loaded with a variety of newspapers). Come see the Kindle DX at the Reference Desk. It’s loaded with news from around the nation and the world: The New York Times, The Time (London), The … Read more

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