Thanks to the Riverside Garden Club the adult circulation desk will once again be adorned each week with a beautiful flower arrangement like the one pictured below.
Beginning Monday, 2/1, we will be discarding our 2008 magazines. They will be available for sale at 25 cents each (please pay at the Adult Circulation Desk) at Perrot’s For Sale shelf, located to the right of the bulletin board in the main building. We also have discarded books available for 25 cents; all other … Read more
Before I even reach the top of the library stairs, I know the stylish, carefree woman, who runs the Children’s Room, will be waiting for me. Not a hair out of place, not a wrinkle in her dress, Mrs. Mac runs over, her bright eyes dancing as she straightens the scarf tied loosely around her … Read more
At last, we have tax forms at the library! We have recently received Connecticut state tax booklets and forms: there are only two now: CT 1040 and CT 1040 Non-Resident. They have done away with CT 1040 EZ. See www.ct.gov/drs for more information. For federal forms, we have the 1040 series and some of the … Read more
CLIMBING THE WORLD’S HIGHEST PEAKS: A SHERPA PERSPECTIVEAn Evening with Pemba Gyalje Sherpa, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2008. Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010, 7:00 PM Perrot Memorial Library, Radcliffe Children’s Wing Sherpas are an ethnic group from the most mountainous region in Nepal who are renowned for their extraordinary mountaineering abilities and knowledge of … Read more
The winners of the 201o major literary awards for children were just announced at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference in Boston. [Click on each title to view in the catalog and to place a hold.] Caldecott Medal Winner: The Lion and the Mouse, illustrated by Jerry PinkneyIn this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable, … Read more
Nanny Returnsby Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus This is the sequel to The Nanny Diaries, which enjoyed commercial success as both a book and a movie. Here, we revisit Nan, twelve years later, as she returns to her old stomping grounds of the Upper East Side where she was once a nanny. She’s traveled the … Read more
There are a limited number of spaces still available for the winter session of Spotlight, our after-school program for kids in Grades 2 and 3. The theme this session is the Winter Olympics. Spotlight will meet from 4 PM to 5 PM on the following Wednesday afternoons: January 27th, February 3rd, February 10th, February 24th, … Read more
A few interesting tidbits from Publisher’s Weekly: Newbery medalist Katherine Paterson has been appointed the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. She succeeds the first Children’s Ambassador, Jon Scieszka. Paterson says, “Books help us make friends who are different from ourselves.” Diary of a Wimpy Kid, the movie, arrives in theaters on April 2nd, … Read more
If you loved Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Youth Services has a new brochure featuring other books you might enjoy! Click here to see. Or, take a look at all of our book brochures. Do you have ideas for other book brochure topics? Please comment on this post with your suggestions!