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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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Teens Behind the Lens: 7th Annual Teen Photography Exhibit

Tue, October 29 - Thu, November 21
Brooks Place, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

See the winning entries for the 2019 contest. Professional Westport photographer Pamela Einarsen was the judge. Opening reception for exhibit: Tuesday, October 29, 5-6 pm, Brooks Place Gallery 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 […]

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9:30 am

ArtSmart Art Education Workshop

Thu, November 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
The Forum, The Westport Library 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Children’s Library celebrates 13 years of collaboration with the Westport Public Schools’ ArtSmart PTA program. Our guest speaker Eliana Grossman, Doctoral student at CUNY Graduate Center in the Arts and Development Lab, presents ways, as well as benefits, of art engagement in children. Deborah White highlights the Library’s art resources. Open to all interested […]

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10:00 am

Miss Mary's Storytime: Ages 3 & under

Thu, November 7 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 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! For ages 3 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that […]

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12:00 pm

Verso Studio Tours

Thu, November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on November 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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

Join us for a free tour of the new Verso Studios spaces and equipment! Tours will begin at noon and at 6 pm on Nov 7—space is limited so reserve your spot now. Learn about the new media facilities, upcoming training opportunities, how you can join a tv production crew and more! Studio Manager Jay […]

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12:30 pm

WestportWRITES: Advanced Writing Class

Thu, November 7 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 26, 2019

Room 214, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Mary-Lou Weisman, bestselling author, personal essayist and memoir writer, offers an eight-session workshop for those who have had some experience in writing memoir and personal essay. The class is not a beginners' class. The goal is to foster a habit of writing, to briefly review the elements of good style and to help writers become their own […]

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4:00 pm

MAKE-IT-WORKshops: Take It Apart

Thu, November 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Room 216, McCall Room,The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States
technology inside take it apart

Bring in some of your old or broken electronics and let's see how they work. Explore the insides of machines and learn about tools! Class limited to 8 Thursday, November 7; grades K-2. Register. Thursday, November 14; grades 3-5. Register. Thursday, November 21; grades 6-8. Register. Note: The November 21 workshop will be in Room, […]

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6:00 pm

Verso Studio Tours

Thu, November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on November 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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

Join us for a free tour of the new Verso Studios spaces and equipment! Tours will begin at noon and at 6 pm on Nov 7—space is limited so reserve your spot now. Learn about the new media facilities, upcoming training opportunities, how you can join a tv production crew and more! Studio Manager Jay […]

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7:00 pm

The Peanuts Papers

Thu, November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join editor Andrew Blauner and contributing author Rich Cohen when they discuss The Peanuts Papers: Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life. Over the span of fifty years, Charles M. Schulz created a comic strip that is one of the glories of American popular culture—hilarious, poignant, inimitable. In The […]

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