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August 2019

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 form and submit jpgs online. Email westportteenphoto@gmail.com if you have any difficulties with the form, or have any questions. Photos should be titled with "first…

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September 2019

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 gallery exhibit, “Art & Text” featuring work by Nancy Landauer.

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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 exhibit theme of Art & Text. Learn more about the exhibits at the various libraries.

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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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October 2019

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 service mark owned by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT.

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Language Conversation Group: Japanese

Fri, October 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Room 210, Board Room, 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. The group will meet every Friday in Room 215 from 10-11 am. Contact Hiroshi Asada at hiroshi.asada@yahoo.com for any questions.

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Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime, Ages 3-5

Fri, October 18 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until December 20, 2019

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

Let imaginations run wild with engaging stories, songs, and activities as we enrich and build early literacy skills. Grown-ups are invited to join us for the craft. For ages 3 to 5

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Language Conversation Group: French

Fri, October 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Room 216, McCall Room,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. The group will meet every Friday in Room 215 from 11 am-12:30 pm.Contact Joan McAteer at nicoise@snet.net for more information.

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Sybil Steinberg's New Book Picks

Fri, October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Forum, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Westporter Sybil Steinberg, contributing editor and former book review section editor for Publishers Weekly, returns with more ideas for your fall and winter reading with her ever-popular talk on the best new reads. Prior Sybil's lists. More on Library book groups...

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Reading-Aloud-to-Children Workshop

Fri, October 18 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Higgins Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

A Westport Children's Librarian will model techniques for reading aloud to children, from birth through adolescence. Book suggestions will also be available. This program supports the School Volunteer Association of Bridgeport and supports SVA's annual Read Aloud Day. Recommended for anyone who reads to children.  Register online. For further information, email Deborah White at dwhite@westportlibrary.org.

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Foundation Center Workshop: How to Find Grants

Fri, October 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Brooks Place, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Do you need an introduction to American philanthropy? Susan Shiroma, Senior Social Sector Librarian at Foundation Center, will help you discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders.You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including: Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations. What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interest…

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Drop-in Tech Help

Fri, October 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

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

Come in Tuesdays 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 Trefz Forum. 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 those annoying little problems that we all have from time to time!

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

Sat, October 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & 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 parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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Your Stories Matter: The Art of Storytelling 101

Sun, October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 27, 2019

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

This workshop is a hands-on experience with the workshop leaders, so the workshop is limited to 25 participants. Ideally participants can attend all three sessions (Sundays, October 13, 20 & 27 from 2-4 pm). For ages teen & up. Registration is required. Stories are the foundation of all our communication. They spark emotion and help us find the commonalities in our shared human experiences and to connect more meaningfully to one another. We all have them. And, whether big or…

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Pages Through the Ages Discussion: The Woman’s Hour

Sun, October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room 216, McCall Room,The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Discuss The Woman’s Hour by Elaine Weiss, the WestportREADS selection, just a few days after the author comes to speak (Thursday, October 17 at 7 pm). Soon to be a major television event, the nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. Nashville, August 1920. Thirty-five states have approved the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote; one last state-Tennessee–is needed for women’s voting…

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