Code Girls:The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win World War II, by Liza Mundy, has been chosen as the Greenwich Reads Together selection for 2018. Greenwich Reads Together is a community-wide reading experience which engages all of Greenwich in exploring a single book, culminating in a month-long series of special … Read more
Every year dozens of worthy titles are submitted by Greenwich residents for consideration for Greenwich Reads Together. Annually, the Greenwich Reads Together Selection Committee winnows the field down to roughly four exceptional books. And every year the committee vociferously debates and makes a final decision on which book will become the Greenwich Reads Together title. … Read more
Greenwich Library is now accepting suggestions for Greenwich Reads Together, the community-wide reading experience which will engage all of Greenwich in exploring a single book. In order to be selected, the book should be of literary quality, reflective of universal issues and capable of generating thought-provoking discussions. It should lend itself to engaging public programs … Read more
Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel, has been chosen as the Greenwich Reads Together selection for 2016. Greenwich Reads Together is a community-wide reading experience which engages all of Greenwich in exploring a single book, culminating in a month-long series of special events and programs in the fall. One snowy night, a famous Hollywood … Read more
Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has been chosen as the Greenwich Reads Together selection for 2015. Greenwich Reads Together is a community-wide reading experience which engages all of Greenwich in exploring a single book, culminating in a month-long series of special events and programs in the fall. Americanah is a powerful, tender story of race … Read more
The Spring 2014 edition of Perrot’s newsletter, Précis, is now available! Pick up a copy in the library, or read it online (in PDF format).
Don’t forget- Perrot is closed on Sundays during the summer. We will be closed beginning this Sunday, June 24th, 2012. We will resume our Sunday hours (1 PM to 5 PM) on Sunday, September 9th, 2012.
The winners of the 2012 major literary awards for children were recently announced at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference in Dallas. [Click on each title to view in the catalog and to place a hold.] Caldecott Medal Winner A BALL FOR DAISY, illustrated by Chris Raschka Any child who has ever had a beloved … Read more
Random House Children’s Books continues to honor the memories of Perrot’s beloved librarians, Kate McClelland and Kathy Krasniewicz, with their annual scholarship for a new or student librarian to attend the American Library Association Annual Conference. From Random House’s Website: ALA Members: In 500 words or less, tell us about a new librarian or library … Read more
Hugo, the film adaptation of Brian Selznick’s award-winning book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, opens in theaters on Wednesday, November 23rd. Be sure to read the book before you see the movie! Hugo was directed by Martin Scorsese, and stars Asa Butterfield as Hugo, along with Chloë Grace Moretz, Jude Law, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Ben … Read more
Free Entertainment, For Lifehttp://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/08/21/greene.books/index.html?hpt=hp_c2 There are so many wonderful books that have been written over the centuries, books that will thrill you and make you cry and change you and bring laughter to you and keep you up all night. Even if you did nothing else for the rest of your life but read, you … Read more
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, based on the second book in Jeff Kinney’s bestselling middle-grade series, lands in theaters March 25th. Zachary Gordon reprises his role as Greg Heffley, with Steve Zahn and Rachael Harris returning as Greg’s parents; Devon Bostick is also back as older brother Rodrick. Mars Needs Moms, based on … Read more