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Teens Behind the Lens: 7th Annual Teen Photography Contest

Thu, August 1 - Fri, October 18
Brooks Place, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

2019 Theme: “Dot-Dot-Dot.” This is the Library’s logo and, additionally, in writing, when you end a sentence with an ellipsis (3 periods) , you leave the reader wondering & wanting more… Submit photographs that leave us with questions & make us want more. Open to: Fairfield County residents in grades 6-12. To Enter: Fill out the submission […]

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South Gallery: Talking Type

Fri, September 6 - Thu, November 14
South Gallery, Upper Entrance, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Opening reception: Friday, June 20, 6-7:30, Sheffer Room gallery, in conjunction with the exhibit ART & TEXT Westport type expert Ilene Strizver looks at the basic elements of typography and how the choice of font and text layout design are essential to successfully conveying the message. This display is in conjunction with the Sheffer Room main […]

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ART & TEXT: Mixed-Media Collage & Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Fri, September 13 - Thu, December 5
Sheffer Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Opening reception:  Friday, September 20, 6-7:30 Artist-to-Artist Talk with Miggs Burroughs: Tuesday, October 1, 6-7 pm Westport artist Nancy Landauer’s work often has a retro look and always includes text to convey a message or simply add pattern and texture. This exhibit is part of a fall group show by 13 Fairfield County libraries sharing the common […]

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Jesup Gallery: LET'S DANCE!

Thu, September 19 - Mon, December 16
Jesup Gallery, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 3 from 6-7 pm Selections from the Westport Public Art Collections, these prints, drawings and photographs feature images celebrating dance. Opening Reception: Thursday, October 3 from 6-7 pm Image: "City Center Ballet #2" by Philippe Halsman (Westport Public Art Collections, Database #1309)

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Halloween StoryWalk® at Earthplace

Sun, October 6 - Thu, October 31
Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center, 10 Woodside Lane
Westport, CT 06880 United States

This is a delightful way to take a walk and read Sarah Faire and the House at the end of the World by Alex Giannini. The first day is a part of the Earthplace Festival, which is a ticketed event. Partner & location: Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center, 10 Woodside Lane Storywalk® is a registered […]

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9:30 am

Toddler Mother Goose: Walkers Under Age 2

Tue, October 15 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

Higgins Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes rhymes, songs and play. Please bring your grownup! Designed for walkers age 2 & under Toddler Mother Goose program is designed to move children further along on the reading readiness spectrum.  We continue with nursery rhymes, stories and play, and now the children are moving on their own. Our Philosophy […]

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10:00 am

Take a Tour of the Library!

Tue, October 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Drop in tours of the newly renovated Westport Library now available on Tuesdays,10-11 am, and Thursdays, 4-5 pm. Meet your guide, Jennifer Bangser, Director of Strategic Community Partnerships  at the upper parking lot entrance, alongside the wonderful new Library Café and South Gallery. Tours take about one hour. Contact Jennifer at JBangser@westportlibrary.org if you have any questions. […]

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11:00 am

PageTurners Book Discussion: The Radium Girls

Tue, October 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room 216, McCall Room,The Westport Library 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Discuss The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore. This book fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands […]

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12:30 pm

WestportWRITES: Introductory Memoir Writing Workshop

Tue, October 15 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

Room 215, The Westport Library, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Are you a  beginning writer who wants to improve your craft? Mary-Lou Weisman, bestselling author, personal essayist and memoir writer, offers a six-session workshop that includes instruction, writing exercises, collaboration and development of your own work. The six sessions will be Tuesdays, September 17 -October 29, except October 8 from 12:30-2:30 pm in Room 214. Register […]

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2:00 pm

Language Conversation Group: Spanish

Tue, October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Room 211, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The language conversation groups are for those interested in practicing speaking in another language. The groups are open to all levels of experience and are are self-directed. If you are interested in starting a group in a language not offered, contact Jennifer Keller at jkeller@westportlibrary.org. This group will meet every Tuesday in Room 211 from 2-3 […]

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Tuesdays at Two Documentary: The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science

Tue, October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science, discover the story of the renowned institution that has been called a 'Medical Mecca,' the 'Supreme Court of Medicine,' and the 'place for hope when there is no hope.' (2018, 1h 55 m) Films in the September-October Series: 9/3: Stan & Ollie 9/10: Remember the Titans 9/17: Maria by Callas NEW DATE: […]

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4:00 pm

Drop-In Tech Help

Tue, October 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Riverwalk Level, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Come in Mondays from 4-6 and Fridays from 3-5 pm to get some personal training on your ereader, iPad, or tablet at the Tech Help table in the Riverwalk Level. Free! Our experts will be there to answer your questions about how your device works, how to load things onto it, and how to solve […]

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7:00 pm

Will I Ever Sleep Again? Answering Parents' Most Common Sleep Questions

Tue, October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dr. Lynelle Schneeberg, Sleep Psychologist at Connecticut Children’s, will explain how to overcome your child’s sleep struggles and provide proven tips that will help your household sleep soundly once again! Refreshments served. Partner: Connecticut Children's 

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