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December 2019

Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, December 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until December 23, 2019

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Enhance Your Portfolio and Minimize Taxes

Mon, December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Chris Eck, CPA, and Karl Mergenthaler, CFA, will provide specific, actionable ideas to improve your financial situation and prepare for the tax season. Mutual fund capital gain distributions can catch you off guard. State and local tax deductions do not go as far as they used to. Interest and dividends can increase your taxable income. The 2017 tax changes created various challenges and opportunities. The actions you take now, before year end, could add up to significant tax savings. Plan…

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Tuesdays at Two Film: DamNation

Tue, December 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

DamNation is a powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Directed by Ben Knight, Travis Rummel. With Edward Abbey, Bruce Babbitt, Lori Bodi, Yvon Chouinard. (2010, 1h 27m) Community partners: Patagonia Westport and Earthplace November & December "Tuesdays…

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LinkedIn Branding for Baby Boomers

Wed, December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this talk targeted to baby boomers, LinkedIn expert Marc W. Halpert will discuss technologies needed to stay competitive in the job market to demonstrate relevance in a youth-oriented society. Using LinkedIn, learn how to articulate your expertise and impress the prospective employer in order to find that next position. How do you master it for your needs? What techniques can you optimize on LinkedIn to be most successful? This workshop, designed specifically for baby boomers, will emphasize how to best brand…

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thu, December 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Schedule an appointment through this link.  Select the "By Distance" tab, choose Westport Library and select "See times."

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

Sat, December 14 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, December 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until December 23, 2019

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Tuesdays at Two Film: Yesterday

Tue, December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In Yesterday, a struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed. (2019, 1h 57m) November & December "Tuesdays at Two" films: 11/12: An Autumn Afternoon 11/19: The Human Race 11/26: Ramen Shop 12/3: Tolkien 12/10: DamNation 12/17: Yesterday 12/31: The Farewell

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

Sat, December 21 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, December 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until December 23, 2019

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Tuesdays at Two Film: The Farewell

Tue, December 31 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In The Farewell, a Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short time left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a fake wedding as an excuse to bring everyone together before she dies. (2019, 1h 40m) November & December "Tuesdays at Two" films: 11/12: An Autumn Afternoon 11/19: The Human Race 11/26: Ramen Shop 12/3: Tolkien 12/10: DamNation 12/17: Yesterday 12/31: The Farewell

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January 2020

Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

January 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 29, 2020

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

January 6, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until February 24, 2020

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Imagine This: Art Applied To A Purpose

January 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Westporter Mark Yurkiw, an astrophysicist turned “artrepreneur,” discusses art applied to problem-solving, bringing together science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) to inspire business innovation. The Westport Library is co-sponsor of these meetings of FairCo TEEM (Technology, Environment, Entertainment, Marketing), a group of entrepreneurs whose meetings consist of a networking session, followed by a brief talk, and then more networking. Mark Yurkiw is a Westport resident and a New York City scientist and artist who creates storytelling sculptures and numerous projects for…

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Tuesdays at Two Family Film: Abominable

January 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In the family film Abominable, three teenagers must help a Yeti return to his family while avoiding a wealthy man and a zoologist who want it for their own needs. (2019, 1h 37m)

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

January 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 29, 2020

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

January 13, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until February 24, 2020

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Tuesdays at Two Film: The Mustang

January 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Mustang is the story of Roman Coleman, a violent convict, who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs. (2019, 1h 36 m)

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Making Your Home Work for You in Retirement: How Your Home Fits in the Estate Planning Puzzle

January 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Trust and estate lawyer David Bussolotta, mortgage specialist David Swanson and home transformation designer Colin Healy will show how your home is a key element in your retirement planning process. Register online. Learn: how your home contributes to your net worth how your home fits into a business success plan whether should you put your home in a trust how to unlock that value at the right time whether a reverse mortgage right for you and more. Many people would…

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

January 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 29, 2020

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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Tuesdays at Two Documentary Film: Where’s My Roy Cohn?

January 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demagogues - from Joseph McCarthy to his final project, Donald J. Trump. This thriller-like exposé, Where’s My Roy Cohn?, connects the dots, revealing how a deeply troubled master manipulator shaped our current American nightmare. (2019, 1h 37m)

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

January 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 29, 2020

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

January 27, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until February 24, 2020

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Tuesdays at Two Film: The Chaperone

January 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In The Chaperone, set in the early 1920s, a Kansas woman finds her life forever changed when she accompanies a young dancer on her fame-seeking journey to New York City. (2018, 1h, 43m)

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February 2020

Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

February 3, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until February 24, 2020

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Social Security Explained

February 6, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Rebecca Miller, Chris Eck, CPA, and the Financial Awareness Foundation will cover when the best time is to start receiving Social Security benefits and as well as strategies to maximize benefits and coordinate with your spouse. Find out how to avoid the most common mistakes made when collecting your benefit,s and learn about special rules for single, divorced and survivor benefits. Be sure that you know all the facts! Register online.  The program is presented by Rebecca Miller, Chris Eck,…

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

February 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 29, 2020

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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Family Program: Harmonize Kidz with Stacie Morgain Lewis

February 8, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Broadway veteran Stacie Morgain Lewis, creator of the Harmonize Kidz arts enrichment program, shares songs from her album Harmonize, which uses music to build a toolbox for social and emotional learning. Skills encouraged include: self-awareness, compassion and empathy; utilization of music, movement, sign language and interactive play; development of listening and focus; improved vocabulary and literacy skills; enhancement of imagination. Great for grades K-5. Stacie Morgain Lewis is an actor, singer and songwriter who has performed on Broadway for nearly…

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

February 10, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until February 24, 2020

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Tuesdays at Two Documentary Film: Artifishal

February 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Artifishal is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. A look at the challenges ecologists and conservationists face in the lucrative salmon-hatchery industry. (2019, 1h 15m) Community Partners: Earthplace and Patagonia

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

February 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 29, 2020

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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Tuesdays at Two WestportREADS Film: Battle of the Sexes

February 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Battle of the Sexes depicts the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs which became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled…

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 29, 2020

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

February 24, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until February 24, 2020

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Tuesdays at Two Film: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

February 25, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. (2019, 1h 48m)

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Careers in Main Street vs. Wall Street

February 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The markets have been volatile, but Wall Street still sounds appealing. For some people though, "Main Street" is where it’s at. Sandy Scherzer Gross, founder of the retained executive coaching and executive search firm Pinetum Partners, will take a deep dive into careers on Wall Street: buy-side, sell side, private equity, hedge funds, traditional asset management firms, and wealth management, where she will discuss different careers in banking and the possible career trajectories for all. She will also explore possibilities…

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

February 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 29, 2020

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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March 2020

Tuesdays at Two Comedy: Blinded by the Light

March 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In Blinded by the Light, set in England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen. (2019, 1h 58m)

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Tuesdays at Two International Film: Woman at War

March 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In the Icelandic film Woman at War, Halla, a woman in her forties, declares war on the local aluminum industry to prevent it from disfiguring her country. She risks all she has to protect the highlands of Iceland-but the situation could change with the unexpected arrival of a small orphan in her life. (Subtitled; 2018, 1h 41m)

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Tuesdays at Two Comedy: Late Night

March 17, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Late Night stars Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling and John Lithgow in a story of a legendary late night talk show host whose world is turned upside down when she hires her first and only female staff writer.. (2019, 1h 42m)

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Tuesdays at Two Documentary Film: The Biggest Little Farm

March 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A testament to the immense complexity of nature, The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. The film chronicles eight years of daunting work and outsize idealism as they attempt to create the utopia they seek, planting 10,000 orchard trees and over 200 different crops, and bringing in animals of every kind. (2018, 1h 31m)  

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April 2020

Human Trafficking: Global & Local

April 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor and is an ongoing problem in the United States and Fairfield County. Sister Maureen Fleming, coordinator of Pastoral outreach at St Luke’s Parish, and Alicia Kinsman, Director and Managing Attorney for the Immigration Legal Services at Connecticut Institute for Refugee and Immigrants, will discuss the national and local problem and what the community can do to combat this crime. Community Partner: Interfaith Council of…

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