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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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October 2019

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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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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Technology Addiction: What It’s All About and What to Do About It

Tue, October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Nadja Streiter, LCSW is a psychotherapist, activist and coach with expertise in managing problematic technology use and addiction to smartphones, gaming, social media and other internet based activities. She will help parents understand the implications of the addictive characteristics of technology and provide practical suggestions for sensible and sustainable use. Community partner: Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities

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Take a Tour of the Library!

Thu, October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm 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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Ukulele Meetup

Thu, October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on October 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Room 210, Board Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join this informal group with an instructor for a relaxing musical evening together. Please inquire in advance about ukuleles available for loan. For more information and to register, contact Deborah White (dwhite@westportlibrary.org) For adults to middle school ages.

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Haunted Pub Trivia with Author J. W. Ocker

Thu, October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Forum, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

To celebrate the spookiest time of year, the Library is bringing haunted pub trivia to the Forum, with four rounds of questions all themed for Halloween. PLEASE REGISTER HERE. Entrance is free, but there will be a $10 wristband charge for craft beer (ages 21 and over). Pours of Otter Creek Oktoberfest will be provided by Rothbard Ale + Larder! Throughout the competition, Edgar Award-winning author J. W. Ocker will share facts and stories from haunted New England, which he’s written…

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Drop-in Tech Help

Fri, October 25 @ 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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TEA Talk: Breaking Barriers Through the Arts

Sun, October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue
Westport, CT 06880 United States
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"TEA (Thinkers, Educators, Artists) Talk: Breaking Barriers Through the Arts" is a moderated discussion. Angie Durrell, musician and social entreprenur, will introduce the event. Panels include include artists Ann Chernow and Noah Fox, musician Angie Durrell and producer Wendy Morgan Hunter, and innovator Jeanine Esposito and singer Tiffany Jackson, and Poems by Westport's Poet Laureate Diane Lowman. About the Westport Arts Advisory Committee TEA Talks. Location: Westport Town Hall Auditorium, 110 Myrtle Avenue The Westport Library is a community partner.

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Your Stories Matter: The Art of Storytelling 101

Sun, October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Teens Behind the Lens: 7th Annual Teen Photography Exhibit

Tue, October 29 - Thu, November 21
Brooks Place, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

See the winning entries for the 2019 contest. Professional Westport photographer Pamela Einarsen was the judge. Opening reception for exhibit: Tuesday, October 29, 5-6 pm, Brooks Place Gallery 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. Image: 2018 Best of Show winner--by Jolie Jeffrey-Craft

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Take a Tour of the Library!

Tue, October 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Opening Reception for the Exhibit: Teens Behind the Lens

Tue, October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Enjoy the results of the Library's 7th annual Teen Photography Contest, whose theme will be Dot-Dot-Dot, which is the Library’s logo (and, in writing, these three dots, or periods, are called ellipses, leaving the reader or viewer wondering and wanting to know more). On exhbit through November 13. Opening reception: Tuesday, October 29, 5-6 pm Image: "Best of Show"--Jolie Jeffrey-Craft

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Take a Tour of the Library!

Thu, October 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm 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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