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Author Brian Reich on His Book, "The Imagination Gap"

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Strategist, speechwriter and media junkie Brian Reich discusses his new book The Imagination Gap, which addresses the need to draw on imagination more than ever before. Imagination makes the difference between projects that succeed and those that don't, and is the key ingredient that transforms an idea from interesting into world-changing.

There will also be “imagination challenges” designed for all ages, to encourage the use of imagination and include questions, prompts, and directives.

Dan Woog's "Woog's World" in the Westport News, "Brian Reich Teaches To Inspire" on May 5, 2017

Brian Reich, partner at little m media, is a strategist and speechwriter for executive leaders at global brands, media companies, startups, nonprofits, political, and advocacy organizations. He speaks regularly on the impact of media and technology on society and gives keynote speeches on these and other topics for major conferences and events.

He is the author of three books: The Imagination Gap, Shift & Reset, and Media Rules!. Brian’s work and views have been published in leading media publications, including the New York Times, Wired, AdAge, and the Chronicle of Philanthropy. He has delivered analysis of digital and political trends on NPR and Fox News and been an expert contributor for Fast Company.

Brian has taught consumer behavior and marketing strategy at The George Washington University and Columbia University. He has held senior roles at leading digital and public affairs agencies and was briefing director for Vice President Al Gore. 


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Author Lauren Smith Brody on "The Fifth Trimester"

May 2, 2017
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On May 2, 2017, The Westport Library welcomed author Lauren Smith Brody to dicuss her new book, "The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom's GUide to Style, Sanity and Big Success After Baby."

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Award-Winning Journalist Bianca Bosker on Her Book "Cork Dork," an Exploration of the World of Wine

April 18, 2017
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Award-winning journalist Bianca Bosker discussed her book "Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obssessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live For Taste" on April 18, 2017 at the Westport Library. 

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Bestselling Author Mark Kurlansky on "Havana"

April 26, 2017
Author Mark Kurlansky

On April 26, 2017, bestselling author Mark Kurlansky spoke about his new book, "Havana: A Subtropical Delirium" at The Westport Library.

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Bestselling Author Elizabeth Kostova on Her Novel, "The Shadow Land"

April 20, 2017
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On April 20, 2017, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova, discussed her new novel, The Shadow Land, at the Westport Library.

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The Subconscious: Beliefs, Hypnosis & Visualization

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james mapesSpeaker, coach, bestselling author, clinical hypnotist and award-winning performer James Mapes discusses Imagine That! Igniting Your Brain for Creativity and Peak Performance, which explores the power of the subconscious. Topics covered include:

  • How to reduce negative stress and become more mindful.
  • How to recognize, break through and mute fears that sabotage success.
  • How to replace old beliefs by visualization, hypnosis, repetition and commitment.
  • How to improve productivity using ‘stretch goals’ and applied imagination.

Mapes is the author of Quantum Leap Thinking: An Owner’s Guide to the Mind, The Workbook: The Magic of Quantum Leap Thinking, and the recently-released 2-CD program, Patient Pre-Op/Post-Op Healing Therapy™.
 


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NYT Bestselling Author Jane Green on Her Cookbook, Good Taste

February 23, 2017
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Novelist Jane Green shared her passion for all things food and entertaining and her cookbook, Good Taste, on February 23, 2017 at the Westport Library. 

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Godzilla Day: Classic Movies, Author Talk & Sculpting

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Join a day of activities around one of cinema's most enduring and popular characters, Godzilla. Start with classic Godzilla movies on the big screen. Then, Staples High School English teacher and author Brian Solomon shares his book, which explores the character, popularity and the many facets of the  "King of the Monsters." Finish the day with a sculpting workshop with Chris Crowe and create your very own Godzilla!

9:15 am: Godzilla (1954; 1h 36m)
11 am: King Kong vs. Godzilla
            (1962; 1h 31m)
1 pm: Author Brian Solomon on his book Godzilla FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the King of the Monsters
2:30-4:30 pm: Sculpt your own Godzilla with Chris Crowe (NOTE: This workshop will be held upstairs, in the new MakerSpace!)

Author Brian Solomon has been in love with Godzilla for as long as he can remember, and today he is proud to be passing along the kaiju craze to his own son. As a writer, he's contributed to publications such as Fangoria, Pro Wrestling Illustrated, and VENU, and he s even edited a volume on the history of chemical and biological warfare. He s the mastermind behind the popular film website TheVaultOfHorror.net and has given film discussions throughout the greater New York area


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Author Elinor Lipman in Conversation with Sybil Steinberg on Her New Romantic Comedy

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Author Elinor Lipman returns to talk with Sybil Steinberg, Publishers Weekly contributing editor, about her latest novel, On Turpentine Lane. 

“Light and tight, On Turpentine Lane is constructed with an almost scary mastery. Not a single thread dangles, not a single character is left without a place in Faith’s world. The story folds out and back in as neatly as an origami flower, and Faith recounts it all with a raised eyebrow and plenty of cheek. ... Lipman seems to have the most fun writing ridiculous characters, which may be why the novel’s worst people are so enjoyable. ... A neat bourbon swapped for the usual rom-com grenadine.”—The New York Times Book Review

Elinor Lipman is the author of ten novels, including The Inn at Lake Devine and My Latest Grievance, winner of the Paterson Fiction Prize. In 2001 she won the New England Book Award in fiction. 


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Business Author Leonard Sherman on His New Book with Strategies For Long-Term Growth

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Author Leonard Sherman discusses If You’re In A Dogfight, Become A Cat!—Strategies For Long-Term Growth, which offers practical advice on two of the most vexing issues facing businesses today: achieving long-term profitable growth and breaking away from the pack. Explore why so many companies struggle to sustain growth, what new leadership skills are needed and what the prognosis is for the years ahead.

Guide to Business Strategies

Leonard Sherman is an executive-in-residence and adjunct professor at Columbia Business School, with over forty years of experience in business, teaching and research on business strategy and entrepreneurship. He currently teaches courses in the MBA and EMBA programs, where he received the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2013. He was managing partner of J. D. Power and Associates, where he led the firm's management consulting practice, and was a partner at Booz, Allen & Hamilton with responsibility for its U.S. automotive practice. 

Community Partner: The Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce

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Why I wrote this book
What are the key drivers of long -term growth?
Why is lifelong learning so important?

 


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