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May 2020

Adult Summer Reading 2020: Are You Up to the Challenge?

Fri, May 1 @ 12:00 am - Mon, September 7 @ 11:59 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

It’s Summer Reading Challenge time!  All you have to do is read a book that fulfills a challenge from our list and submit your completed challenge using the form on our Summer Reading Challenge website.  You have from May 1 to September 7 to complete as many challenges as you can! The rules are simple: challenges may be completed only once and each book can only be used for one challenge. Good luck, and tell everyone you know to join!

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July 2020

Storywalk

Tue, July 21 - Sat, October 31
Other CT United States

This year, to support social distancing, the Library is sponsoring multiple StoryWalk installations around the town of Westport. StoryWalk® is trademarked by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT.  Find out more here.

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August 2020

Job Search Work Team

Tue, August 11 @ 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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The Hilarious World of Depression

The Hilarious World of Depression

Tue, August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Meet John Moe, critically-acclaimed public radio personality and host of The Hilarious World of Depression Podcast, when he discusses his struggle with depression with Karen K.  It plagued his family and claimed the life of his brother in 2007. As he faced his own illness, he began to see similar behavior patterns and coping mechanisms in his conversations with others.  The Hilarious World of Depression is a memoir of Moe’s own journey, revealing more than he’s ever discussed on the…

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TEAM Westport Teen Diversity Essay Contest Awards Event

Thu, August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

TEAM Westport, in partnership with The Westport Library, is proud to present the winners of the Seventh Annual Teen Diversity Essay Contest on Thursday, August 13 at 7 pm. This is a virtual event. To register and view the event, click here. This Awards Ceremony was postponed in March from its original April 2 date due to the COVID crisis. At that time, this year’s three finalists: Victoria Holoubek-Sebok (Grade 10), Sahiba Dhindsa (Grade 12), and Zachary Terrillion (Grade 12) were…

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Job Search Work Team

Tue, August 18 @ 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, August 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

  Discuss Women's Diaries of the Westward Movement by Lillian Schlissel, the story of the journey west told by the women who made the trip. Via zoom conferencing. Contact Carolyn Karwoski, ckarwoski@westportlibrary.org to register.

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A Writing Conversation with Rea Frey & Hank Phillippi Ryan

Thu, August 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Bestselling authors Rea Frey and Hank Phillippi Ryan will discuss their newest books and the business of writing with Westport blogger Suzanne Leopold. Hear their journeys of navigating the publishing world. This is a virtual event, so please register.  Rea Frey is the author of Not Her Daughter and Because You're Mine. She is also the Founder and CEO of Writeway, where aspiring writers become published authors. To learn more, visit reafrey.com or writewayco.com. Until I Find You, celebrated author Rea…

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Job Search Work Team

Tue, August 25 @ 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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Language Conversation Group: Italian

Wed, August 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm 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 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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Environmental Book Discussion: NO ONE IS TOO SMALL TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Wed, August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States
No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Discuss The #1 New York Times bestseller by Time‘s 2019 Person of the Year, NO ONE IS TOO SMALL TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE with members of the Earthplace team. In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided not to go to school one day in order to protest the climate crisis. Her actions sparked a global movement, inspiring millions of students to go on strike for our planet, forcing governments to listen, and earning her a Nobel Peace Prize…

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September 2020

Job Search Work Team

Tue, September 1 @ 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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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
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm 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 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: Labor Day

Mon, September 7
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day first of September, repeating indefinitely

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

Enjoy the holiday!

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