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WestportREADS 2018 Film: "Community & Country: A Spirit of Service"

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In recognition of Veterans Day, the Westport Library, in partnership with the Westport Historical Society, present a film featuring some of Westport military veterans and their stories. Created by Westport filmmaker Jarret Liotta, Community & Country: A Spirit of Service includes interviews with more than 20 local veterans sharing insights into their personal experiences as a part of something that changed their lives forever. This film is dedicated to our friend Bob Satter, WWII veteran and film interviewee.

Listen to Ebong Udoma's interview with Jarret Liotta on Westport war veterans.

Community partner: Westport Historical Society

WestportREADS 2018 is funded by the estate of Jerry A. Tishman.

A Westport native, Jarret Liotta works professionally as a photographer, writer and video producer. He is currently in post-production on a full-length narrative film he wrote & directed called Home Movie, which was shot entirely in Westport and is due to be completed in early 2018.
Dan Woog's 06880 article on Jarret.

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Films, WestportREADS, WestportREADS 2018

Film About Local Veterans: "Community & Country: A Spirit of Service"

Please see full event listing for date.

In recognition of Veterans Day, the Westport Library, in partnership with the Westport Historical Society, present a short film featuring some of Westport military veterans and their stories. Created by Westport filmmaker Jarret Liotta, Community & Country: A Spirit of Service includes interviews with more than 20 local veterans sharing insights into their personal experiences as a part of something that changed their lives forever. Following the screening, WSHU Senior Reporter Ebong Udoma will moderate the discussion with veterans Leonard Fisher, Pat Scott and RJ Feliciano. This film is dedicated to our friend Bob Satter, WWII veteran and film interviewee.

Listen to Ebong Udoma's interview with Jarret Liotta on Westport war veterans.


Leonard Fisher

Pat Scott

RJ Feliciano

Community partner: Westport Historical Society

Note location: Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave.

A Westport native, Jarret Liotta works professionally as a photographer, writer and video producer. He is currently in post-production on a full-length narrative film he wrote & directed called Home Movie, which was shot entirely in Westport and is due to be completed in early 2018.
Dan Woog's 06880 article on Jarret.

As WSHU Public Radio’s award-winning senior political reporter, Ebong Udoma draws on his extensive tenure to delve deep into state politics during a major election year. In addition to providing long-form reports and features for WSHU, he regularly contributes spot news to NPR, and has worked at the NPR National News Desk as part of NPR’s diversity initiative. More...

Westport Town Hall
Films

The Westport Library Seeking Candidates for Board of Trustees

April 17, 2017

The Westport Library is seeking candidates to apply for vacancies on the Library Board of Trustees.  The Library is particularly interested in meeting with candidates with experience in the fields of development, fundraising for capital and annual campaigns.

Trustee appointments will be for a four-year term beginning July 1, 2017.  There are 20 members on the Library Board, half of whom are appointed by the Representative Town Meeting and half of whom are appointed by the Library board itself.  More information about the role of the Library Board is available on the Library’s website at westportlibrary.org

Those interested in applying should email a resume and letter of interest by May 12, 2017, indicating how their past work and prior experience qualify them as a Trustee for the Library, to Robin Powell at rpowell [at] westportlibrary [dot] org.  Following receipt of this material, Library staff will arrange a meeting to share information about the Library and role of the Trustees.

Library Board Members 2016-2017

Joe Pucci ▪ President
Jocelyn Barandiaran ▪ Senior V.P.
Russell Baris ▪ V.P. Finance
Susan Ross ▪ V.P. Governance/Nominations
Lori Goertz ▪ V.P. Development
Adrian Hinojos ▪ Secretary
Jonathan Cunitz ▪ Treasurer
Ken Bernhard 
Emily DiMiceli 
Holland Dunn 
Dan Gross 
Lucy Johnson
Marianna McCall 
Carole Orland
Julie Belaga
Cindy Zuckerbrod
Iain Bruce
Celeste LaCroix
Maggie Mudd
Rob Haroun
Joel Davis, Chair ▪ Advisory Council

Westport

POSTPONED: WestportSPEAKS

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POSTPONED due to illness.

Join a conversation with community members facilitated by Nicholas Strouse, clinical therapist, social worker and podcaster. These conversations, which reflect Strouse's training as a clinical therapist, are not merely interviews but deep dives into personal themes and collectively will comprise a series we're calling WestportSPEAKS. Today, we focus on tech trends.

Michael J. Miller is chief information officer at Ziff Brothers Investments, a private investment firm. From 1991 to 2005, Miller was editor-in-chief of PC Magazine, responsible for the editorial direction, quality, and presentation of the world's largest computer publication. Under Miller's supervision, PC Magazine grew to have the largest readership of any technology publication in the world. As an accomplished journalist, well versed in product testing and evaluating and writing about software issues, and as an experienced public speaker, Miller has become a leading commentator on the computer industry. He has participated as a speaker and panelist in industry conferences, has appeared on numerous business television and radio programs discussing technology issues, and is frequently quoted in major newspapers. His areas of special expertise include the Internet and its applications, desktop productivity tools, and the use of PCs in business applications.
 

McManus Room
Seminars & Workshops
Westport

POSTPONED: WestportSPEAKS

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POSTPONED due to illness.

Join a conversation with community members facilitated by Nicholas Strouse, clinical therapist, social worker and podcaster. These conversations, which reflect Strouse's training as a clinical therapist, are not merely interviews but deep dives into personal themes and collectively will comprise a series we're calling WestportSPEAKS. Today, we focus on the student-athlete experience.

 

Malik Brantley graduated from Staples High School in 2013 and went on to a successful collegiate track-and-field career. He currently coaches track at Staples, and can be seen performing his stand-up routine at comedy clubs all over the tri-state area. 

 

McManus Room
Seminars & Workshops
Westport

POSTPONED: WestportSPEAKS: Conversations about Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Friday is POSTPONED due to illness.

Join a conversation with community members facilitated by Nicholas Strouse, clinical therapist, social worker and podcaster. These conversations, which reflect Strouse's training as a clinical therapist, are not merely interviews but deep dives into personal themes and collectively will comprise a series we're calling WestportSPEAKS. TODAY, Strouse focuses on innovation witha conversation with two local inventors, Dave Cutler and Vlad Alexandrescu.

Dave Cutler is an award-winning Connecticut-based inventor, entrepreneur, designer & illustrator. His recent inventions include the patented iSwimband®, which won best new product at the 2014 Int’l Pool Spa Patio Expo.

Vlad Alexandrescu is the co-founder of Aeolian Kitesurfing and the inventor of a revolutionary battery-powered air compressor with a backup manual pump that's used for kitesurfing! 

 

 

McManus Room
Seminars & Workshops
Westport

WestportSPEAKS

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Join a conversation with community members facilitated by Nicholas Strouse, clinical therapist, social worker and podcaster. These conversations, which reflect Strouse's training as a clinical therapist, are not merely interviews but deep dives into personal themes and collectively will comprise a series we're calling WestportSPEAKS.
 

McManus Room
Seminars & Workshops
Westport

The Utopia Project Fair 2017

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Students from Coleytown and Bedford Middle School present their creative Utopia projects at the Westport Library.

The Utopia Projects asks the question: Can an ideal human society be designed? Students spent two months designing a unique and efficient ideal society and then select a geographic location (on Earth or on the Moon), begin researching the natural resources of their selected location, and consider how to design a society that would sustain a population of 5,000 diverse individuals.

They were provided a list of detailed challenges to address, such as: natural resources, architecture, food and agriculture, education, transportation, economy, government structure, and even waste management. The challenge is to not only develop this ideal community, but to also create a three-dimensional model that will explain one detailed part of this utopia. 

Maker Movement
All ages

Public Forum on the Library's Renovation Project

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The Westport Library invites the community to a public forum to share the plans of the Library’s renovation project. Executive Director Bill Harmer will discuss details of the plan and answer questions on Thursday, November 10 from 7-9 pm in the Library’s McManus Room.  

The major goal of the Transformation Project is to renovate the Library from a static structure into a dynamic environment by addressing the Library’s most consistent challenge—flexible space. The building will remain within its existing footprint. When completed, the renovated Library will provide:

  • A central programming forum that can accommodate more than 400 people.   
  • Flexible space for gathering, working and playing in the Great Hall, creating a 75% increase in open work and study areas.
  • An updated, expanded and enhanced Riverwalk level, giving readers a quiet environment with increased natural light and views of the Saugatuck River.
  • Opportunities for diverse and simultaneous programming, more collaborative and group activities and advances in our MakerSpace activities.
  • More meeting and study rooms that can accommodate groups of all sizes.
  • A new entrance to the main level on the Jesup Green side of the Library to support more activity on the Green and strengthen the Library’s connection to Main Street.
  • Immediate attention to operating systems, including outdated plumbing, antiquated HVAC, environmental inefficiencies, limited natural lighting and insufficient electrical access.

Anyone interested in the details of the Library’s Renovation Plan are encouraged to attend. The Library is committed to empowering the individual and strengthening the community through dynamic interaction and the lively exchange of ideas.

McManus Room
Talks & Readings
Westport

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March 29, 2016

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Alex Giannini

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Mary Parmelee

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Helen Garten

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Kelle Ruden

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Russ Baris

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Kris Nash

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Mike Guthman

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Lori Goertz

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Bill Harmer

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Jennifer Keller

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Mike Greenberg

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Marcia Logan

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Richard Bentley

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MarySue Waterman

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Larry Weisman

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Jeanine Esposito

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Adrian Hinojos

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Mimi Greenlee

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David Pogue

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Melissa Joan Hart

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Miggs Burroughs

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Robin Powell

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Ken Bernhard

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Nina Bentley

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Cynthia Gibb

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Jim Marpe

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