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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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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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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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Language Conversation Group: Hebrew

Mon, October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Third of the month, 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. Meets every other Monday in the McCall Room from 7:30 to 9 pm. Contact Susie Cutler at zeldala13@hotmail.com for more information about meeting dates.

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Take a Tour of the Library!

Tue, October 22 @ 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. If you are part of a group that would like a tour tailored to your group's availability, please contact Jennifer to arrange. Note: Tour cancellations…

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WestportWRITES: Introductory Memoir Writing Workshop

Tue, October 22 @ 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 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…

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Language Conversation Group: Spanish

Tue, October 22 @ 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 2 Film: 180° South

Tue, October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

180° South follows adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. Directed by Chris Malloy. With Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins, Keith Malloy, Alicia Salome Acuna Ika (2010, 1h 25m) Community partners: Patagonia Westport and Earthplace Films in the September-October Series: 9/3: Stan & Ollie 9/10: Remember the Titans 9/17: Maria by Callas NEW DATE: 11/12: An Autumn Afternoon 10/1: All Is True 10/8: October Sky 10/15: The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science 10/22: 180° South 10/29: Young Frankenstein

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Drop-In Tech Help

Tue, October 22 @ 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 those annoying little problems that we all have from time to time!

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