Upcoming Events

Greenwich Pen Women Book Discussion: “Tom Lake,” by Ann Patchett

Greenwich Pen Women and Perrot Memorial Library invite you to a book discussion of Tom Lake, by Ann Patchett, on Wednesday, December 13, at 7 pm, in the Library’s Rand Room. The discussion will be led by Greenwich Pen Woman Heidi Matonis.

In the spring of 2020, Lara’s three daughters return to the family’s orchard in Northern Michigan. While picking cherries, they beg their mother to tell them the story of Peter Duke, a famous actor with whom she shared both a stage and a romance years before at a theater company called Tom Lake. As Lara recalls the past, her daughters examine their own lives and relationship with their mother and are forced to reconsider the world and everything they thought they knew.

Tom Lake is a meditation on youthful love, married love, and the lives parents have led before their children were born. Both hopeful and elegiac, it explores what it means to be happy even when the world is falling apart.

Please register for this free program.

For more information, please contact Judy Sgammato at 203-637-1066 x15 or at jsgammato@perrotlibrary.org.

Welcome the New Year with Mindfulness

Start 2024 out right with a Mindfulness class with Dr. Nancy Boksenbaum on Tuesday, January 9, from 9 to 10 am in the Rand Room, Main Building, Perrot Memorial Library.

Dr. Nancy is a Clinical Psychologist, Relational Psychoanalyst, and Mindfulness/Meditation Teacher. You’ll learn simple mindfulness techniques to help you start the New Year off with energy and a sense of calm.

A resident of Old Greenwich, Dr. Nancy has a private practice in Stamford, Connecticut, where she works with children, adolescents and their parents, individual adults, and couples. Dr. Nancy leads mindfulness meditation seminars in the workplace, home, and community. She recently taught “Awaken Your Senses” at Greenwich Point.

Dr. Nancy is a member of the American Psychological Association, Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology, International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, and the McLean Meditation Institute.

You can follow Dr. Nancy for Daily Mindful Moments on Instagram @withdrnancy_.

Please register for this free program.

For more information, contact Judy Sgammato at 203-637-1066 x15 or at jsgammato@perrotlibrary.org.

“A Whaler at Twilight”: A Book Talk with Author Alex Brash

Join us on Wednesday, January 17, at 7 pm in the Youth Services Program Room for a book talk with Alex Brash, author of A Whaler at Night.

From the author: “In this autobiographical duet we join my great great grandfather on his voyage to the distant South Pacific at the cusp of its ‘discovery.’ He crosses paths with notable figures, cannibals, mutineers, and narrowly escapes death on several occasions. While it is largely a tale of whaling, logging in New Zealand, and aboriginal cultures amidst the sprawling South Pacific, it also portrays and explores a man struggling with his own demons, searching for himself, and ultimately finding redemption. Indeed, at its heart, the tale is as much about his own internal struggles, his fight with drink, his relationship with God, and coming of age, as it is about what he saw and did. Interwoven with his tale, I have added historical context, more deeply pursued certain threads of his story, and illuminated the whole by the light of a modern conservationist alongside some deep personal reflections.”

Mr. Brash was born and raised in NYC. An early love for birds evolved into a passion for quantitative community ecology and then a devotion to conservation. Along the way he worked on Great Gull Island and in the American Museum of Natural History, graduated from Yale School for the Environment, worked on a PhD at Rutgers University, and went on to be NYC’s Chief Park Ranger, Regional Director for the National Parks Conservation Association, and then President of the Connecticut Audubon Society. For more information on Alex Brash visit his web site.

Visit Athena Books to order copies of Mr. Brash’s book. 

Please register for this free event.

For more information, contact Judy Sgammato at 203-637-1066 x15 or jsgammato@perrotlibrary.org.

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