Past Events

In-Person and Virtual GPW/PML Book Discussion & Signing: Extraordinary Revelations to Ordinary People, by Lee Paine

Greenwich Pen Women and Perrot Memorial Library invite you to a hybrid book discussion and signing of Extraordinary Revelations to Ordinary People, by Lee Paine, on Wednesday, May 10, at 7 pm  in the Youth Services Program Room of the Radcliffe Children’s Library. (This program will also be available live on Zoom. Registration link, below.)

Extraordinary Revelations to Ordinary People features the interviews/testimonies of 25 people, including Lee, who have had “extraordinary revelations,” defined for the purposes of the book as “experiences that come to you from outside of yourself, sear themselves into your soul, and often have a personal message for you.”

This is not a book about religion, but about these kinds of revelation experiences that are most often kept secret by those who have them, for fear of what others will think. The experiences include personal encounters with saints, deities, family who have passed on, near-death and after-death experiences, as well as souls departing, glimpses of Heaven, and visible forms of evil. Lee’s mission with the book is to lift this topic up into the light, to normalize the discussion of it, and to help those who have had these experiences begin to accept and even share their experiences with trusted others.

Ms. Paine is the immediate past president of the Greenwich Pen Women and is well known locally as both a professional photographer and photography judge, as well as a long-term columnist for the Greenwich Time and Greenwich Citizen.

Greenwich Pen Women, a branch of the National League of American Pen Women, is a nonprofit organization of local women artists, writers, and musicians. Find out more at

Please pre-register to attend the live event or click here for the Zoom link to attend the program virtually. For more information, contact Judy Sgammato at 203-637-1066 x15.

Climate Change & Issues for Connecticut

Perrot Memorial Library, in partnership with the Garden Club of Old Greenwich, presents “Climate Change & Issues for Connecticut,” with Dr. Mitch Wagener, climate change educator, ecologist, and professor of biology, Western Connecticut State University, on Wednesday, May 3, at 7 pm via Zoom. Register here for the Zoom link. For more information, please contact Judy Sgammato at 203-637-1066 x15.

Author Tamar Adler in Conversation with Food Writer and Editor Colman Andrews

Join Perrot Library and Waste Free Greenwich on Wednesday, April 26, at 7 pm, for an inspiring and educational culinary event with James Beard and IACP award-winning author, Tamar Adler, about her new book, The Everlasting Meal Cookbook: Leftovers A-Z.  Internationally known food writer and editor Colman Andrews will lead the discussion on inspiring, money-saving ways to make meals satisfying, delicious, and, of course, less wasteful.

April 26th happens to be “Stop Food Waste Day,” aiming to teach people ways to reduce food waste. “We are thrilled to partner again with Perrot Library on this event with Tamar Adler about her much-anticipated cookbook,” said Julie DesChamps, founder of Waste Free Greenwich. “What better way to spend ‘Stop Food Waste Day’ than with Ms. Adler, in conversation with Colman Andrews, about environmentally responsible ways to cook.” 

The Everlasting Meal Cookbook: Leftovers A-Z is an encyclopedia of leftovers and features a foreword by Alice Waters. The cookbook is organized by unused ingredients, from apple peels to potato chip crumbs and carrot tops to Dorito dust, with thousands of easy and creative ideas for what to do with them.

The discussion will take place “on the green” in the Youth Services Department, Radcliffe Children’s Library at Perrot Library and will be followed by a book signing with books available for sale by Athena Books. This in-person event is free but attendees should pre-register for the event by clicking here.

Tamar Adler is an acclaimed food writer, contributing editor at Vogue, has been a New York Times Magazine columnist and the host of the Luminary podcast, Food Actually. She is a former professional cook, cooked at Chez Panisse, and has previously written the books Something Old, Something New and An Everlasting Meal. Ms. Adler lives with her family in Hudson, New York.

Colman Andrews, an internationally known food writer and editor, was a co-founder and editor-in-chief of Saveur and vice-president and editorial director of He is the author of nine works on food, including cookbooks about the cuisines of Catalonia and the Italian Riviera, a biography of influential Catalan chef Ferran Adrià, an appreciation of American food products, and a memoir, My Usual Table: A Life in Restaurants. Andrews is the winner of eight James Beard Awards, including Cookbook of the Year in 2010 for The Country Cooking of Ireland. A native of Los Angeles, he now lives in Connecticut with his wife, sportswear and lingerie designer Erin Walker.

If you have any questions about the event, please call Judy Sgammato at 203-637-1066 x15.

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