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September 2020

Book Chat

Tue, September 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Book Chat has moved online!  Join the discussion on zoom. Join URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82722496831?pwd=STZJaEJTQmpBMXEzNmdoSEpEQURjUT09 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!           Summer Reading Challenge 2020 Awesome Novels Making Their Debut New Fiction We're Excited About While You're Waiting  Reference Team is Reading…

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Language Conversation Group: Italian

Wed, September 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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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 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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Library Closed for Book Sale

Thu, September 3 - Sun, September 6
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Library will be closed for regular services to accommodate the Book Sale on September 3th, 4th, 5th, and 6th.

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Library Closed: Labor Day

Mon, September 7
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Enjoy the holiday!

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Job Search Work Team

Tue, September 8 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am EDT
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Other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

UPDATE: The Job Search Work Team is continuing virtually during the Library's closure. For information on how to access the weekly meeting virtually, contact Ellen Janpol at ejanpol@westportlibrary.org. 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, and is open to anyone who is actively seeking employment. For more information, contact business librarian Ellen Janpol at ejanpol@westportlibrary.org     Find a Job: From Resumes…

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The Ruden Report: LIVE from the Library

Thu, September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

    The Westport Library and Dave Ruden, the owner an editor of The Ruden Report, a Fairfield County-wide sports website, are excited to announce a new collaborative effort, The Ruden Report Live at the Library. The debut show will stream live on Thursday, September 10 at 7:00pm on CrowdCast (REGISTER HERE) from the Library’s Trefz Forum and will feature a discussion on the recent decision by the state’s governing board to cancel the high school football season. In the coming…

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Practice Your School Skills

Mon, September 14 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm EDT
Other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Have fun reading, writing and playing math games.

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We the Women

The Unstoppable Mothers of the Equal Rights Amendment

Mon, September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Meet the brilliant women who persisted across generations to change the Constitution. In her new book, WE THE WOMEN, author Julie C. Suk, tells the story of the ERA through the voices of the bold women lawmakers who created it. Despite significant gains, the achievements of gender equality have fallen short, especially for working mothers and women of color. Suk excavates the ERA’s past to guide its future, explaining how the ERA can address hot-button issues such as pregnancy discrimination, sexual…

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Job Search Work Team

Tue, September 15 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 9:15 am on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

UPDATE: The Job Search Work Team is continuing virtually during the Library's closure. For information on how to access the weekly meeting virtually, contact Ellen Janpol at ejanpol@westportlibrary.org. 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, and is open to anyone who is actively seeking employment. For more information, contact business librarian Ellen Janpol at ejanpol@westportlibrary.org     Find a Job: From Resumes…

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Pageturner's Book Discussion Group

Tue, September 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

  Discuss Beloved by Toni Morrison,  set after the American Civil War , the story was  inspired by the life of Margaret Garner, an African American who escaped slavery in Kentucky in late January 1856 by crossing the Ohio River to Ohio, a free state.   Via zoom conferencing.  Contact Carolyn Karwoski, ckarwoski@westportlibrary.org to register.   Copies of the book are available at the Patron Services desk.

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StoryFest 2020: Stoker on Stoker - The Mysteries Behind the Writing of Dracula

Tue, September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

StoryFest 2020 kicks off with "Stoker on Stoker," a live event with Dacre Stoker. This event was a live virtual event. Due to copyright, it has not been archived.  Purchase signed copies of Dracul along with other Stoker memorabilia here. Dacre Stoker’s compelling and informative multimedia presentation, Stoker on Stoker, the Mysteries behind the Writing of Dracula, weaves together the details of Dracula’s history with Bram Stoker’s life in Dublin and London, and Stoker family lore, separating fact from popular fiction…

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StoryFest 2020: Beyond Stoker - Contemporary Visions of Vampires in Fiction

Tue, September 15 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

StoryFest 2020 opens with the virtual premiere of a roundtable conversation with three award-winning authors - Gwendolyn Kiste, Michelle Renee Lane and L. Marie Wood - on contemporary vampire stories. Click here to view the archived video of the event. Our thirst for vampire stories continues today. But contemporary fiction writers are crafting exciting new visions of vampire lore, using the classic monster to tell absorbing new stories that speak to the different monsters of our current moment. These three…

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Virtual Networking Happy Hour: Job Search Work Team – Past, Present, Future

Wed, September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Are you in “transition”? Are you looking for a position and not getting any traction? Would you like to know how to increase your odds of getting a job sooner by 20%? Then bring a glass of your favorite beverage and join past and present Job Search Work Team members for a Virtual Networking Happy Hour on Wednesday, September 16th at 6pm. We will hear Deb Krawiec, a National Certified Counselor, talk on “Increase Your Job Search Focus & Productivity,"…

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StoryFest 2020: An Evening for Thrills with Wendy Walker and L. C. Shaw

Wed, September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

StoryFest 2020 continues with two alumni of the festival, Wendy Walker and L. C. Shaw. Two bestselling thriller writers, Wendy Walker and L. C. Shaw (the pen name of internationally bestselling author Lynne Constantine who also writes with her sister as Liv Constantine) celebrate the release of their newest books -- Walker’s Don’t Look For Me and Shaw’s The Silent Conspiracy. Click here to view an archived video of the event. Due to the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, StoryFest 2020 is…

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StoryFest 2020: Displays of Affection

Thu, September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

StoryFest continues with some of today's top romance writers, moderated by Stephanie Klose, book reviews editor for Library Journal. Love is a potent force: it can drive us mad, it can fill us up, it can change the course of our lives. These writers take love stories seriously, and the ways in which they choose to tell these stories shed light on the world we live in. This is a virtual event. Click here to view the event. Due to…

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