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January 2020

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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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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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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Toddler Mother Goose: Walkers Under Age 2

Wed, January 29 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Wed, February 26

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, February 26

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. On Tuesdays, the program is at 9:30 am, and on Wednesdays, the program is at 10 am. Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins…

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POSTPONED: Sewing Intensive TinkerShop: Ages 10 & Up

Wed, January 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, January 29

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

Make a pillow and string backpack in this beginner level workshop conducted by freelance theatrical costumer, Delari Johnston. Bring your own machine or use one of 3 provided by the Westport Library. Indicate whether you want to use one of the Library machines when you register. Ages 10 & up Runs Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22 and 29. This is a cumulative program. Registration is for all four days. Register online for this free program for those who attend. Because of the…

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Homework Help: Grades 2-8

Wed, January 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, February 26

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

Do you need help with the homework your teacher assigned? A certified teacher from the Westport Public Schools is available to assist you. Be sure to bring your homework with you. No registration required—just drop in! For grades 2-8  Wednesdays, 5-6 pm For further information, contact Mary Parmelee (mparmelee@westportlibrary.org)

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Pattern Sewing Workshop: Ages 10-Adult

Wed, January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, January 29

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

Advance to the next sewing level by learning to read and cut patterns. This INTERMEDIATE LEVEL workshop is conducted by freelance theatrical costumer, C. Delari Johnston. Bring your own machine or use one of 3 provided by the Westport Library. Indicate whether you want to use one of the Library machines when you register. Ages 10 & up Participants MUST have completed a machine sewing workshop at the library or equivalent. This is a cumulative program. Registration is for all 4 days, January…

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Miss Mary's Storytime: Ages 3 & under

Thu, January 30 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thu, February 27

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 parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to learn to read: talking, singing, reading & playing. Being exposed to these activities…

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Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime, Ages 3-5

Fri, January 31 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Fri, February 28

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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February 2020

Family Maker Sunday: Catapults!

Sun, February 2 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Grandstand, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Predict who will win the big game! Make a catapult out of craft sticks and rubber bands, and then launch ping pong balls at the Superbowl team logo targets. The team with the most direct hits wins. Free; drop in.

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Tummy Time for Babies: Pre-Walkers

Mon, February 3 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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, February 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Toddler Mother Goose: Walkers Under Age 2

Tue, February 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until Wed, February 26

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, February 26

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. On Tuesdays, the program is at 9:30 am, and on Wednesdays, the program is at 10 am. Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins…

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How to Raise an Adult

Tue, February 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
The Forum, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join us for a Parent/Community book topic discussion based on the popular, pivotal New York Times Bestseller that has sparked a “parent movement” with community conversations across the country and in Fairfield County: HOW TO RAISE AN ADULT: BREAK FREE OF THE OVERPARENTING TRAP AND PREPARE YOUR KID FOR SUCCESS by Julie Lythcott-Haims, the former dean of freshman at Stanford University, researcher and mother who shares her experience and research on why overparenting is harmful to kids and takes an…

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