Past Events

Upcoming Program: Casablanca Film Screening

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ll be screening one of the most romantic movies of all time–Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Join us on Saturday, February 11, at 2 pm in the Youth Services Program Room of the Radcliffe Children’s Library. Following a brief introduction to the film by Professor Joe Sgammato of SUNY/Westchester, we’ll enjoy this timeless classic. Light refreshments will be served.

Please pre-register here for this free event. For more information, contact Judy Sgammato at 203-637-1066 x15.

Why & How We Need to Protect Our Streams, With Michael Jastremski

On Wednesday, February 8th at 7 pm, Perrot Memorial Library and Garden Club of Old Greenwich are co-sponsoring the virtual program, “Why & How We Need to Protect Our Streams,” with Michael Jastremski, Watershed Conservation Director of the Housatonic Valley Association. Mike will discuss what we can do to protect streams on our properties and across the region. Register here.

Climate change, development, and the decisions of individuals and communities have led to unprecedented stress on streams and on the flora and fauna that depend on them to survive. Mike will talk about how our streams are connected to Long Island Sound; the impacts that our land management decisions have on water quality, fish and wildlife; and achievable steps we can all incorporate into our gardening and property management that will improve the health of the waters we love.  

Mike joined HVA as the Watershed Conservation Director in 2012. Mike and his team manage a wide variety of projects related to watershed and stream management, water quality protection, aquatic habitat restoration, environmental education and river access enhancement. Mike’s work has focused on understanding the relationship that people and communities have with their streams, and making those relationships mutually beneficial. He has a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture with an emphasis in Conservation Biology and Ecosystem Management from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, and is certified as a Floodplain Manager through the Association of State Floodplain Managers. He lives in Canton, Conn., with his son, River, and their black lab, Tsuga. 

Upcoming Event: Perrot Memorial Library and Greenwich Pen Women Present a Book Discussion of “Mask of Dreams,” by Leigh Grant

Perrot Memorial Library and Greenwich Pen Women will continue their co-sponsored book discussion series on February 6, 2023 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm in the Youth Services Program Room of the Radcliffe Children’s Library. Copies of the book, Mask of Dreams, will be offered for sale courtesy of Athena Books.


“The crafting of this story, the world-building is truly immense, and the research the author has done shines like a beacon throughout the storyline. It is obvious Ms. Grant is an expert in 15th century Balkan and Venetian history and culture. Yet the history is melded with finesse with intriguing characters displaying all the human emotions of love, jealousy, compassion, frailty, rejection, forgiveness, self-doubt, and the desire to break free from society’s standards of the time period…. Ms. Grant is to be commended for an outstanding job. Mask of Dreams by Leigh Grant receives five stars and the ‘Highly Recommended’ award of excellence. ― The Historical Fiction Company

About the author: Leigh Grant was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, and attended public school and the Greenwich Academy. She has degrees in art history and fine art. She attended Hollins University and Pratt Institute and studied and lived in Paris and London. A former illustrator, with a number of books to her credit, Grant is currently an appraiser of fine art. As a writer, she is fascinated by the Italian Renaissance and the Venetian Empire. She has two children and lives in Norwalk, Connecticut.

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 here for this free event. For more information, contact Judy Sgammato at 203-637-1066 x15.

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