Items tagged with Discussion

Teen Parent Book Discussion of "How to Raise an Adult"

February 26, 2016
How to Raise an Adult

A discussion of the book How to Raise An Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims, facilitated by professionals from Westport's Positive Youth Development Initiative. Learn about strategies for parents to help children become more resilient and self-sufficient, so they may successfully navigate adulthood on their own from February 26, 2016.

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Teen-Parent-Book-Discussion-2-26-16.mp3


WestportREADS 2016: Challenges Facing War Veterans: A Film Screening & Discussion

January 17, 2016
Leave No Soldier

The documentary film Leave No Soldier  follows two communities of American war veterans who help others re-aclimate to civilian life. A discussion with Donna Bassin, Ph.D. followed the film screening on January 17, 2016.

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Leave-No-Soldier-1-17-16.mp3


WestportREADS 2016: Miracles, Signs and Wonder

January 14, 2016
WestportREADS 2016

A panel discussion with members of the Interfaith Clergy discussed perceptions, beliefs and the importance of miracles and how they are viewed in different faiths. Participants include: Rabbi Jeremy Wiederhorn, The Conservative Synagogue; Rabbi Greg Wall, Beit Chaverim Synagogu; Rev. John Morehouse, Unitarian Church; and Rev. Ed Horne, United Methodist Church on January 14, 2016. 

Community partner: The Interfaith Clergy Association of Westport /Weston. 

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Miracles-Signs-Wonder-1-14-16.mp3


Reality Hackers Discussion Group

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Join philosophy major Brian Luchsinger in a conversation about perceptions of technology, science and the arts. What to bring? An open mind. Explore and ignite conversation about topics ranging from the latest smart phones in our pockets to the mysterious world of subatomic particles.   Details >>

Weeks Seminar Room
Panel Discussions

Look Inside Shakespeare's "All’s Well That Ends Well" With Mark Schenker

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All's Well that Ends WellMark SchenkerDr. Mark Schenker, Associate Dean at Yale College, leads a discussion of Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well, both as an individual play and with respect to its place in the Shakespeare canon. One of Shakespeare’s so-called “problem plays”—because of the difficulty of placing it easily within the category of either comedy or tragedy—it reverses the traditional folktale pattern of courtship and marriage by making the object of desire a male and the courageous and active female quester a female. And as we shall see, that female, Helena, is one of Shakespeare’s most interesting heroines.

In cooperation with Shakespeare on the Sound and its 20th anniversary season, running June 11-28.

Copies of All’s Well That Ends Well will be available for participants’ use during the lecture. It is not necessary to read the play in advance.

Mark J. Schenker has been at Yale College since 1990. He is currently a senior associate dean of the College and dean of academic affairs. Born and raised in New York City, he received his Ph.D. in English Literature from Columbia University and has taught at Columbia, New York University, and Trinity College (Hartford). Dean Schenker has led book discussion series in public libraries and other venues in Connecticut for over 25 years and lectures frequently on literature and film for public audiences. He was the recipient of the 2001 Wilbur Cross Award for Outstanding Humanities Scholar, presented by the Connecticut Humanities Council. This is his eleventh year lecturing on the productions put up by Shakespeare on the Sound.
   

McManus Room
Talks & Readings

WestportREADS: Dubliners 101

January 4, 2015
Dr. Gerry Kuroghlian

Veteran English teacher Dr. Gerry Kuroghlian presented an introduction to James Joyce's Dubliners, history, background and insight into the characters, the stories and the city of Dublin on January 4, 2015. 

WestportREADS is funded by Jerry A. Tishman.

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Gerry-Kuroghlian-1-4-15.mp3


Look Inside Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona With Mark Schenker

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shakespeareDr. Mark Schenker, Associate Dean at Yale College, leads a discussion of Shakespeare's comedy, Two Gentlemen of Verona, and the themes of friendship and infidelity, the conflict between friendship and love, and the foolish behaviour of people in love.

In cooperation with Shakespeare on the Sound.

McManus Room
As You Like It
Talks & Readings

Screening and Discussion of Film Amistad

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amistadJoin the screening and discussion of Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated historical drama Amistad, about the 1839 mutiny of captured Mende slaves, their imprisonment in Connecticut and the trial to determine whether they should be regarded as slaves or free. It is based on the book Mutiny on the Amistad: The Saga of a Slave Revolt and Its Impact on American Abolition, Law, and Diplomacy (1987) by the historian Howard Jones. Join us for this look at a powerful chapter in Connecticut and Congregational Church (who was instrumental in the defense of the Amistad group) history. A discussion will follow at 4 pm, co-facilitated by Rev. Arnold I. Thomas of Wilton Congregational Church and Rev. Alison J.B. Patton of Saugatuck Congregational Church. Co-sponsored by Saugatuck Congregational Church, Wilton Congregational Church and TEAM Westport. (Film: 1997, 155 mins.)

McManus Room
Films, Talks & Readings

Look Inside Shakespeare's As You Like It

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As You Like ItDr. Mark Schenker, Associate Dean at Yale College, leads a discussion of Shakespeare's pastoral comedy, As You Like It, and the conflict between the dark and light side of human nature where the freedom of choice exists.

In cooperation with Shakespeare on the Sound.

McManus Room
As You Like It
Talks & Readings

Read This!

Posted by SusanM on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 - 2:33 PM

Read ThisLast week I had the pleasure of joining the Book Chat discussion group that the Westport Library sponsors.  Held on the first Tuesday of each month in the Sheffer Reading Room, this drop in group is the perfect place to go to share what you’ve read and get some new ideas for great books.  Led by Westport resident and prolific reader Nina Sankovitch, this is a group for those who love to read and love to talk about those books that they have enjoyed. read more