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February 2020

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

Wed, February 26 - Wed, May 13
Sheffer Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

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 celebration. Opening reception:  Friday, March 6 from 6-7:30 pm Westport's Neighbors and Crusaders: Finding their Voice through Suffrage: Talk with Exhibit Curator Kathie Bennewitz Tuesday,…

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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 inspiration and success and lows of creative despair, doubt or intervening life events. Funding provided in part by The Drew Friedman Community Arts Center

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March 2020

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 for each one—to envision a life beyond the frame. Funding in part provided by The Drew Friedman Community Arts Center YouTube video: Nancy Moore, Ridgefield…

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EVENT CANCELLED: Job Search Work Team

Tue, March 31 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am
Room 210, Board Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Job Search Work Team is a weekly networking and accountability group for people who are “in transition." It meets Tuesday mornings from 9:15-11 am in the Board Room, room 210 and is open to anyone who is actively seeking employment. For more information, contact business librarian Ellen Janpol at ejanpol@westportlibrary.org Check out our guide for jobseekers.

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EVENT CANCELLED: English Conversation Group

Tue, March 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Room 211, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

This is an open conversation group for speakers of other languages. Participants will need to have some proficiency in speaking English. The leader will provide conversation prompts as well as help with pronunciation and questions about usage, grammar and idioms. This is not an ESL class but we hope you will enjoy, learn and become more comfortable and confident understanding and speaking English. Questions? Contact EnglishConversationInWestport@gmail.com.

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Cyber Toddler Time with Miss Lynne

Tue, March 31 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am
Other CT United States

We want to see your faces! Come sing and dance with us!

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EVENT CANCELLED: Language Conversation Group: Spanish

Tue, March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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 in Room 211 from 2-3 pm. The leader is Maria Zobel and her email is: Spanishinwestport@gmail.com.

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EVENT CANCELLED: Tuesdays at Two: Maiden

Tue, March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. (2018, 1 hr, 37 min)  

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Drop-In Tech Help

Tue, March 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

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

Come in Mondays from 4-6 and Fridays from 3-5 pm to get some personal training on your ereader, iPad, or tablet at the Tech Help table in the Riverwalk Level. Free! Our experts will be there to answer your questions about how your device works, how to load things onto it, and how to solve those annoying little problems that we all have from time to time!

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EVENT CANCELLED: Turntable Tuesdays

Tue, March 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room 216, McCall Room,The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Bring your vinyl records, computers, or smartphones and listen to and talk about music with other teens.  A turntable, DJ board, and speakers will be provided by the library. Meets the last Tuesday of every month. For grades 8-12. 

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College Admission Testing Planning for Juniors

Tue, March 31 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

With the recent cancellations of the March/May SAT and the April ACT, we recognize that you may have questions about your college admission testing plan. The Staples Guidance Department and The Westport Library invite you to participate in an upcoming webinar with Drew Heilpern from Summit Educational Group: Tuesday, March 31 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please register in advance for this webinar. Webinar ID: 802-926-139 In this webinar, we will take stock of the current testing landscape, provide recommendations for students creating…

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April 2020

Beginner/Intermediate French Conversation Group

Wed, April 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, December 23

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

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 will be led by Michelle Bassin and the email address is Frenchinwestport@gmail.com.

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Stay-at-Home Storytime

Wed, April 1 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Other CT United States

On Wednesday, April 1, at 10:00 am, Kris will host a free virtual storytime. While this program is designed for preschoolers and kindergartners, all are welcome to attend!  To join, use this link: https://zoom.us/j/689180359

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EVENT CANCELLED: Language Conversation Group: Italian

Wed, April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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. The group will meet every Wednesday in Room 215 from 2-3 pm. If you are interested in joining this group, contact Christl Anastasio at heinzeller@yahoo.com or 203-354-3604.

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Language Conversation Group: German

Wed, April 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Room 214, 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. The group will meet every Wednesday in Room 214 from 4:00-5:30 pm. For more, please contact Theodore Dezsö at Theodoregdezso@yahoo.com  

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