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November 2019

Exhibit: The Kids’ Wall at Longshore Pool

Thu, November 21 - Wed, March 11
South Gallery, Upper Entrance, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Unveiled in May 2000, the Kids' Wall at Westport’s Longshore Pool was conceived by Westport artist Katherine Ross and designed and made by Westport students in grades 5-8 with the help of artist Miggs Burroughs.

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December 2019

At the Water’s Edge: Beach Photography in Westport & Beyond by Larry Silver

Fri, December 6 - Mon, February 24
Sheffer Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Amid winter’s chill, enjoy the photographic warmth of summer images at local and neighboring beaches by noted Westport photographer Larry Silver. Exhibit runs December 6-February 24 Opening reception: Friday, December 13, 6-7:30 pm Artist-to-Artist Talk with Miggs Burroughs: Thursday, January 23, 6-7 pm

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Exhibit: Art of the Album Classic Record Covers—Rock & Roll and Blues from the '50s, '60s, '70s

Wed, December 18 - Tue, February 25
Jesup Gallery, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Enjoy a glance back at some of yesteryear’s classic album covers.

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January 2020

Trefz Newsmakers Series with Jeff Pegues Presents Mo Rocca

Sat, January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Forum, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Westport Library is thrilled to announce the first of its Trefz Newsmakers event series featuring CBS Correspondent Jeff Pegues and CBS News Correspondent, podcaster and TV personality Mo Rocca in conversation at the Library. Tickets available online ($35 for general seating includes a copy of Mo Rocca's Mobituaries book, or $100 for the VIP reception and reserved seating). The yearlong fundraising series aims to connect intellectuals, foreign policy experts, artists, athletes and other newsmakers who are contending with topical…

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New Minecraft Servers!

Sun, January 26 - Fri, February 7
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Library will configure brand new Minecraft servers with multiple game types. To showcase this event, a Microsoft Surface Studio 2, an amazing computer with a resolution of 4000 x 3500 pixels and a 28-inch screen, will be unveiled. You will never have seen Minecraft like this before!

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The State of the Town

Sun, January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Forum, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The State of the Town with First Selectman Jim Marpe & Board of Education Chair Candice Savin will be held at the Library. The event is free and open to all. It will be followed by refreshments. It is co-sponsored by the Westport Sunrise Rotary and the Rotary Club of Westport.

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Pages Through the Ages Discussion: The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels

Sun, January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room 216, McCall Room,The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Discuss the book by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham that helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. Named one of the best books of the year by NPR • The Christian Science Monitor • Southern Living Community Partner: Westport Museum for History & Culture For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul…

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Tummy Time for Babies: Pre-Walkers

Mon, January 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, February 24

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 pre-walkers age 2 & under Tummy Time requires the adult to do most of the action for the baby.  This is a quiet, gentle program designed to expose children to nursery rhymes and reading in a small intimate setting. 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…

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, January 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, February 24

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Tabletop Games for Adults

Mon, January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Mon, January 25

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until Mon, January 25

Room 216, McCall Room,The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join in a night of gaming and fun on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Enjoy a new generation of games, from "Settlers of Catan" to "King of Tokyo." Also, feel free to BYOG (Bring Your Own Game).

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Library Opening Delayed to 11 am

Tue, January 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Library will open at 11 am today, Tuesday, January 28.

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Library Delayed Opening

Tue, January 28 @ 11:00 am
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Tuesday, January 28 Opening at 11 a.m.

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WestportWRITES: Introductory Memoir Writing Workshop

Tue, January 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, February 18

Room 214, 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, January 14-February 18 from 12:30-2:30 pm in Room 214. Register online; limited to 10 participants. Materials fee, $15. Note: Participants must have computers and be able to send and receive emails and print out documents. Because there is usually a waiting list,…

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Language Conversation Group: Spanish

Tue, January 28 @ 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 pm. The leader is Maria Zobel and her email is: Spanishinwestport@gmail.com.

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Tuesdays at Two Film: The Chaperone

Tue, January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In The Chaperone, set in the early 1920s, a Kansas woman finds her life forever changed when she accompanies a young dancer on her fame-seeking journey to New York City. (2018, 1h, 43m)

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