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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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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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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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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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Teen Advisory Board Info Meeting

Thu, January 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room 216, McCall Room,The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join us to learn about how you can get involved in the Library! Earn volunteer service hours. Develop teen programs at the library. Help the library better serve teens. Recommend books, films, & music for the library to order. Open to teens in grades 8-12 For more information, contact Teen Librarian Matt Geeza at mgeeza@westportlibrary.org

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Drop-in Tech Help

Fri, January 31 @ 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 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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February 2020

21st Annual Crossword Puzzle Contest

Sat, February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Forum, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join the Westport Library for this 21st annual crossword contest with New York Times crossword guru Will Shortz. Test your skills and enjoy spending an afternoon in a friendly contest with fellow crossword puzzle lovers. NYT Crossword Puzzle Editor Will Shortz will supply unpublished NYT puzzles for the event and will also puzzle the puzzlers with some word games. A guide to the crossword puzzle contest. Register online; fee, $25. Space is limited. Questions? Contact Jennifer Keller at jkeller@westportlibrary.org.

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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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MissManagement: What You Don't Know About Women in the Startup World

Mon, February 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooks Place, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Kelly Helmuth, the presenter, has been part of the Fairfield County business and startup scene for years, most recently as COO of startup consultancy, The Ledgemore Group. Now CEO of Bestest, a voting app for consumers and businesses, Kelly is walking the talk as she drives product development, marketing, and fundraising for this fast-growing platform.  Along the way she has overcome a wide variety of challenges from corporate growing pains around mission and roles, to minimizing the impact of life…

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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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"True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight For Equality" Screening with Trey Ellis

Tue, February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Forum, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Westport Library is proud to host a screening of Trey Ellis’ critically acclaimed HBO documentary, "True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight For Equality.” The screening will be followed by a brief conversation with Ellis and TEAMWestport’s Harold Bailey. Told primarily in his own words, True Justice shares Bryan Stevenson’s experience with a criminal justice system that, he asserts, “treats you better if you’re rich and guilty than if you’re poor and innocent.” The burden of facing this system is explored in candid…

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Drop-in Tech Help

Fri, February 7 @ 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 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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Youth Artists Collective Workshop: Outreach Valentines

Fri, February 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brooks Place, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Create handmade valentines for those in nee with this outreach to the Senior Center, Homes for the Brave and more. Westport artists Katherine and Rebecca Ross lead this monthly series of teen art workshops for grades 6-12 in Westport and surrounding communities. YAC is an inclusive group of young artists that meet to make art, talk about art, offer support and find opportunities to share their art. All workshop materials will be supplied. Sponsor: The Drew Friedman Community Art Center

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Connecticut Guitar Festival

Fri, February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on Sat, February 8 at 3:30 pm

One event on Sun, February 9 at 1:00 pm

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

The 2020 Connecticut Guitar Festival will take place the weekend of February 7-9, with three days of education, entertainment and exposition across the musical spectrum. On Friday, February 7 at 7 pm, the weekend kickoff concert features classical guitarist Mak Grgic, jazz musician Joe Carter and Instruments of the People at Westport Library. Saturday, February 8, "GuitART" is an exposition featuring luthiers, art, photography, music and guitars starts at 4 pm at The Westport Library. The popular "Antique Guitar Roadshow,"…

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Connecticut Guitar Festival

Sat, February 8 @ 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on Sat, February 8 at 3:30 pm

One event on Sun, February 9 at 1:00 pm

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

The 2020 Connecticut Guitar Festival will take place the weekend of February 7-9, with three days of education, entertainment and exposition across the musical spectrum. On Friday, February 7 at 7 pm, the weekend kickoff concert features classical guitarist Mak Grgic, jazz musician Joe Carter and Instruments of the People at Westport Library. Saturday, February 8, "GuitART" is an exposition featuring luthiers, art, photography, music and guitars starts at 4 pm at The Westport Library. The popular "Antique Guitar Roadshow,"…

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