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Jared Duval: authors at the library

December 6, 2010
Jared Duval

Jared Duval, author and social organizer drew on the lessons of open source technology for his call to action which he spoke about in his book Next Generation Democracy: What the Open Source Revolution Means for Power, Politics, and Change, on Monday, December 6, 2010. 

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David L. Meth: authors at the library

November 22, 2010
David L. Meth

 David L. Meth, Westporter and award-winning playwright, discussed his book A Hint of Light, the story of a black-Korean Amerasian boy orphaned to the streets of Seoul from the time he is born, on Monday November 22, 2010.  

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Nancy Pearl: authors at the library

November 13, 2010
Nancy Pearl

Nancy Pearl, librarian, best-selling author, and literary critic, speaks on the latest in her Book Lust series, Book Lust To Go: Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers, on 120 places, including imaginary ones, to read about before you go, on Saturday, November 13, 2010. 

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Steven Kotler: author at the Library

November 9, 2010

Steven Kotler, author, journalist, and co-founder of the Rancho de Chihuahua dog sanctuary, discussed his book, A Small Furry Prayer: Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life, a look at the culture of dog rescue, on Tuesday, November 9, 2010.

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Authors at the Library: Bob and Ellen Kaplan

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Authors Bob and Ellen Kaplan tell the untold history of the most famous relation in mathematics and what it illustrates about the nature of human reasoning in Hidden Harmonies: The Lives and Times of the Pythagorean Theorem. A squared plus b squared equals c squared. It sounds simple, doesn't it? Yet this familiar expression is a gateway into the garden of mathematics, and starts an exploration in the company of these two acclaimed authors. They trace the life of the Pythagorean theorem, from ancient Babylon to the present, visiting along the way Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, President James Garfield, and the Freemasons—not to mention the elusive Pythagoras himself, who almost certainly did not make the statement that bears his name.

The Kaplans have taught mathematics to people from six to sixty, at leading independent schools and most recently at Harvard University. Robert Kaplan is the author of the best-selling The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero, which has been translated into 10 languages, and together they wrote The Art of the Infinite. Ellen Kaplan is also co-author of Chances Are: Adventures in Probability and Bozo Sapiens: Why to Err is Human, co-written with her son Michael Kaplan.

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Author Deb Olin Unferth

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Deb Olin Unferth offers a new twist on the coming-of-age memoir in Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War. This captivating story of the Deb Olin Unferth photoyear she ran away from college to follow her Christian boyfriend into the war zones of Nicaragua to join the Sandinistas. "This is a very funny, excoriatingly honest story of being young, semi-idealistic, stupid and in love. If you have ever been any of these things, you'll devour it."—Dave Eggers

Sunday New York Times Book Review

Unferth is the author of the story collection Minor Robberies and the novel Vacation, winner of the 2009 Cabell First Novelist Award and a New York Times Book Review Critics' Choice. She teaches at Wesleyan University.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.
A percentage of all purchases will benefit the Library.

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AUTHORS at the Library: Doug Merlino

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Author and journalist Doug Merlino speaks about his book The Hustle: One Team and Ten Lives in Black and more

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Author Event Recap

Posted by JainaL on Thursday, Feb 26, 2009 - 7:48 PM

Thank you to all 87 of you who came out to see Maureen Johnson, Libba Bray, Cassie Clare, and Robin Wasserman last night. We had a blast and it was so great to see so many people excited about YA books in one room! Some great pics can be found over at WestportNow and I've posted some of my own below. If you have some of your own that you would like to share, please jlewis [at] westportlibrary [dot] org (email) them to me!read more


Author Event!

Posted by JainaL on Friday, Feb 20, 2009 - 5:29 PM

teenauthors.JPGCome join the Westport Library on Wednesday for a Night of Mayhem: four teen authors in one night!

Maureen Johnson is the author of books such as Suite Scarlett, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, and Devilish and recently contributed to the holiday collection Let it Snow along with popular Nerdfighter John Green. In addition to being a popular author, she is also a scriptwriter for the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince handheld videogames.

Libba Bray is a Texan-turned-New Yorker who is best known for her Gothic fantasy series The Gemma Doyle Trilogy, which includes the books A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, and The Sweet Far Thing.

Cassandra Clare is a Brooklyn-based writer and the author of the urban fantasy series Mortal Instruments. The next book in the series, City of Glass, will be released in March.

Robin Wasserman is the author of the Seven Deadly Sins series and most recently, the sci-fi book Skinned, about a teenage girl who is reborn in a non-human body after a deadly accident.

Come early to get a good seat. We will have to following books for purchase and the authors will be available for signing:

· Suite Scatrlet by Maureen Johnson

· The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray

· City of Bones by Cassie Clare

· Skinned by Robin Wasserman

Let me know if you have any questions! I can be reached by jlewis [at] westportlibrary [dot] org (email) or by phone: (203) 291-4809. I look forward to seeing everybody there!


Nerdfighter Recap

Posted by JainaL on Friday, Nov 14, 2008 - 7:54 PM

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The event on Wednesday went AWESOMELY. Thank you to everybody for coming from all over to meet John and Hank and show your support for libraries and Nerdfighters alike. I have posted a slideshow of some of our pictures above. If you have links to any of your photos or videos, please jlewis [at] westportlibrary [dot] org (email) me or feel free to post links in the comments!