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October 2021

Leonard Everett Fisher: A Life of Art

Fri, October 1 - Mon, January 3
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Westport artist Leonard Everett Fisher—whose career as a painter, illustrator, and designer spans over 70 years, has written and illustrated hundreds of children's books, creating over 700 paintings and 6000 scratch boards along the way. The Library has dedicated all of its gallery spaces to Fisher's work: the South, Sheffer and Jesup Gallery spaces, featuring many of Fisher's original illustrations along with several acrylic paintings. Each work highlights Fisher’s personal vision and deep sense of humanity which is conveyed through…

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December 2021

Chris Frantz Presents Emerging Musicians: Lulu Lewis, The Problem with Kids Today

Sat, December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm EST
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States
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PURCHASE TICKETS On Saturday, December 4th at 7:30 pm, Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club fame will kick off his new series, Chris Frantz Presents: Emerging Musicians at the Westport Library. The inaugural concert will feature New York City’s Lulu Lewis and New Haven, Connecticut’s The Problem with Kids Today. This is another music collaboration and production by Verso Studios at the Westport Library and the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce. The series will feature up and…

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Language Conversation Group: Hebrew

Sun, December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

The language conversation groups are for those interested in practicing speaking in another language. The groups are open to all levels of experience and are are self-directed. If you are interested in starting a group in a language not offered, contact Jennifer Keller at jkeller@westportlibrary.org. Meets the first and third Sundays of each month via Zoom. Contact Susie Cutler at zeldala13@hotmail.com for more information about meeting dates.         Learn a Language Foreign Language Library Collections A to Z…

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Rhythm & Rhyme

Mon, December 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am EST
The Forum, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Monday October 4 at 10:30 AM Monday November 1 at 10:30 AM Monday December 6 at 10:30 AM Join us as we bring back Rhythm and Rhyme once a  month in the Library's Trefz Forum--with room for movement, songs, nursery rhymes, and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver's lap. COVID  PRECAUTIONS; Masks are required for everyone age two and over. This includes…

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Introduction to Video Production

Mon, December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 20

The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Camera, Audio, Lighting, and Post-Production/Editing Want to improve your ability to make quality videos, whether for creating cool social media posts, documenting a fascinating story, or promoting something you are passionate about? Thinking about a profession in videography or filmmaking? Verso Studios at the Westport Library has just the intro course for you! Taught by Emmy award-winning producer David Bibbey, the six week course kicks off in person on 11/15, followed by four remote classes on 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, and…

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Film Screening: Myrtle Simpson: A life on Ice

Mon, December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join us for a screening of the short documentary film, Myrtle Simpson: A Life on Ice, from director and editor Leigh Anne Sides. And join us after the film for a talk back with Leigh Anne. REGISTER HERE FOR A SEAT IN THE LIBRARY Myrtle Simpson narrates the story of three of her most dramatic and significant expeditions, starting with the Edinburgh Andean Expedition to Peru in 1958, her record-breaking success on the Scottish Trans-Greenland Expedition to cross Greenland in…

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Job Search Work Team

Tue, December 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EST
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Job Search Work Team is a virtual weekly networking and accountability group for people who are “in transition." It meets Tuesday mornings from 9:15-11 am, and is open to anyone who is actively seeking employment. For information on how to access the meeting, contact Melanie Myers, human resource expert and Library chief of staff, at mmyers@westportlibrary.org.   Find a Job: From Resumes to Negotiating Benefits Find a Virtual Job Navigating Working from home  

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Book Chat

Tue, December 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
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Book Chat has moved online!  Join the discussion on zoom. Email ckarwoski@westportlibrary.org to register Writer Nina Sankovitch will continue drop-in conversations! No "book reports" — just read whatever interests you and then drop into the Library and talk about it. Occurring first Tuesday of every month, the conversation lasts about an hour. All are welcome!       Awesome Novels Making Their Debut New Fiction We're Excited About While You're Waiting  Reference Team is Reading Your Virtual Book Club

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Toddler Mother Goose Time

Tue, December 7 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am EST
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until Thu, December 16

Jesup Green, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10-10:30 AM October 5--December 16 (No program 11/23 and 11/25) For walking children under age two with an adult. Nursery rhymes, stories, and play for children moving about on their own. This program moves into the Komansky Room during inclement weather.  COVID PRECAUTIONS: We will have Toddler Mother Goose outside on Jesup Green for as long as weather permits. Please bring a blanket for your family to relax and stay socially distant. As we bring back indoor…

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Language Conversation Group: Spanish

Tue, December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Room 216, McCall Room,The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The language conversation groups are for those interested in practicing speaking in another language. The groups are open to all levels of experience and are are self-directed. If you are interested in starting a group in a language not offered, contact Jennifer Keller at jkeller@westportlibrary.org. This group will meet every Tuesday from 2-3 pm. Please contact Maria Zobel for more information at: mariazobel@aol.com.       Learn a Language Foreign Language Library Collections A to Z World Culture

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Tummy Time

Tue, December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, December 14

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating until Fri, December 10

Fridays at 9:30 AM through December 10 (No program 11/26 and 12/3) Tuesdays at 2 PM through December 14 (No program 11/23)  For pre-walking babies under age two with an adult Songs, fingerplays, bouncing, lifting, and a book! Designed for babies and their adult. COVID PRECAUTIONS: Masks are required for everyone age 24 months and older. This includes vaccinated patrons. In order to restrict the number of people in the Komansky Room, you will need a ticket to enter, which…

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Homework Help

Tue, December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, December 14

Children's Library, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

A certified teacher to help your child with their homework:

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Artist Conversation: Karla Knight and Roz Chast

Tue, December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Please join artist Karla Knight and cartoonist Roz Chast for a live conversation and Q&A in conjunction with Karla Knight: Navigator, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition. The speakers will discuss mutual admiration for each other’s work and interests in textiles, paranormal events, and much more. This talk will be presented in-person at The Westport Library and streamed live online. Tickets are available for both viewing options to attend. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE (please note that in-person tickets are limited) Roz Chast was born…

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Language Conversation Group: Beginner/Intermediate French

Wed, December 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Room 215, The Westport Library, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The language conversation groups are for those interested in practicing speaking in another language. The groups are open to all levels of experience and are self-directed. If you are interested in starting a group in a language not offered, contact Jennifer Keller at jkeller@westportlibrary.org. This conversation group is geared toward people who are studying or have studied French and are looking for an opportunity to practice speaking. This group is led by Michelle Bassin on Wednesdays at 10 am. To…

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Miss Mary's Storytime

Wed, December 8 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am EST
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, December 15

The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Wednesdays at 10-10:30 AM through December 15 (No program on 11/24) For all children under age three with an adult.  Program moves into the Komansky Room during inclement weather.  This program is designed to move children on the reading readiness continuum. We continue with nursery rhymes, songs, and play and include a picture book and time to read on your own. COVID PRECAUTIONS: We will have Miss Mary's Storytime outside on Jesup Green for as long as weather permits. Please…

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