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Westport’s Suffragists—Our Neighbors, Our Crusaders: The 19th Amendment Turns 100

Wed, February 26 - Wed, May 13
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The names and contributions of Westport women central to the “Votes for Women” campaign and ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920 remain nearly forgotten. Learn about the Westport suffragists who helped change the course of history for American women for generations to come. Part of “Our Vote, Our Future,” the Library’s WestportREADS 2020 centennial […]

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Unconventional Women, by Nancy Moore

Sat, March 14 - Sun, May 3
South Gallery, Upper Entrance, The Westport Library 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Opening reception:  Thursday, March 19 from 6-7 pm On display: March 14-May 3 Nancy Moore portrays women who are neither conventionally beautiful nor engaged in conventional activity. Her goal is to communicate women’s strength and resilience, convey a sense of community among women by often grouping them together, and invite viewers to create a narrative […]

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“Do or Die” Art Exhibit

Thu, February 27 @ 9:00 am - Mon, May 25 @ 5:00 pm
Jesup Gallery, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States
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Beechwood Arts collaborates with The Westport Library to host its winter season, exploring and interpreting the central theme, “Do or Die”, inspired by Beethoven and his tumultuous creative journey. “Do or Die” The Art Exhibit explores the theme through the lens of leading Visual Artists whose own journeys have been marked by highs of creative […]

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10:00 am

EVENT CANCELLED: Miss Mary’s Storytime

Thu, March 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Higgins Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

This program is for children under age 3 with an adult. This program is designed to move children on the reading readiness spectrum.  We continue with nursery rhymes, songs and play, and include a picture book and reading on your own.

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12:30 pm

EVENT CANCELLED: WestportWRITES: Advanced Writing Class

Thu, March 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Room 214, The Westport Library 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Mary-Lou Weisman, bestselling author, personal essayist and memoir writer, offers an eight-session workshop for those who have had some experience in writing memoir and personal essay. The class is not a beginners' class. The goal is to foster a habit of writing, to briefly review the elements of good style and to help writers become their own […]

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3:30 pm

EVENT CANCELLED: WestportREADS: Suffrage Tea

Thu, March 19 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Westport Center For Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Ave
Westport, CT 06880 United States

As part of WestportREADS and to celebrate Women’s History Month, the Center for Senior Activities will host a high tea. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment and the town of Westport has many events planned to celebrate this historic event with WestportREADS.  After 1848, when the suffrage movement […]

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6:00 pm

POSTPONED: Opening Reception: Unconventional Women, by Nancy Moore

Thu, March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
South Gallery, Upper Entrance, The Westport Library 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Note to Patrons: With the news from Governor Lamont related to the Coronavirus and meetings or gatherings, the Westport Library has decided to postpone or cancel its in-person programming for the month of March. We are currently in conversation with several of the speakers scheduled for this month to see if it is possible to provide some programs via […]

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