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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

Job Search Work Team

Tue, July 14 @ 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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"Jay Myself" Film Screening and conversation with director Stephen Wilkes

Tue, July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Other CT United States

The Westport Library is proud to present a virtual film screening of the documentary, Jay Myself, to be followed by a conversation with filmmaker and photographer Stephen Wilkes. This is a virtual event. Please register here. Jay Myself documents the monumental move of renowned photographer and artist, Jay Maisel, who, in February 2015 after 48 years, begrudgingly sold his home; the 35,000 square-foot, 100-year-old landmark building in Manhattan known simply as “The Bank.” Through the intimate lens of filmmaker and Jay’s protégé,…

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TEAMWestport Virtual Book Club: A Discussion of "Stamped" by Jason Reynolds and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Tue, July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Westport Library is proud to partner with TEAMWestport for the next virtual book club discussion in TEAMWestport's Book Club. The book club selection is "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You" by Jason Reynolds and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. **Young people ages 12-and-up welcome and highly encouraged to join the conversation. This is a virtual event. Register Here. *Note to Patrons: When you register, you will reserve your spot in the virtual event. 24 hours before the event, you'll receive the…

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Finding New Employment Opportunities During COVID-19

Wed, July 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join Dr. Marcia LaReau as she presents a Zoom webinar on "New Opportunities from COVID-19", for The Westport Library.  The webinar will cover who is hiring, how and where to find new opportunities; how to match your skillsets to a new job posing; and how to develop strategies for dealing with uncertainty. This is a virtual event. No registration is required. Click here to attend the event. (Password: 256647) This webinar is limited to 100 participants. Dr. LaReau is a…

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Summer Reading Spotlight: 2020 Horror with Jessica Guess, Rachel Harrison, Alma Katsu and Paul Tremblay

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

Leading voices in the genre talk about what horror has to say about our current moment. Join top horror writers Paul Tremblay (Survivor Song), Alma Katsu (The Deep), Jessica Guess (Cirque Berserk) and Rachel Harrison (The Return) as they discuss their experiences releasing horror titles in 2020 and why horror fiction has always been a relevant reflection of the times. Moderated by John Palisano, award-winning author and President of the Horror Writers Association (HWA). This is a virtual event. Follow…

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Summer Reading Spotlight: Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke on "How to Save a Life" with Wendy Walker

Sun, July 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Westport Library is proud to welcome bestselling authors Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke to talk about their new book "How to Save a Life." The authors will discuss the book with bestselling thriller writer Wendy Walker. This is a virtual event. Click here to register. The bestselling authors of The Good Widow deliver a modern, suspenseful twist on Groundhog Day that asks the question: How far are you willing to go to save the life of someone you love? Dom is having a…

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Job Search Work Team

Tue, July 21 @ 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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Poisoned Water: How the Citizens of Flint, Michigan, Fought for Their Lives and Warned the Nation

Tue, July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States
Poisoned Water

Meet the authors of Poisoned Water: How the Citizens of Flint, Michigan, Fought for Their Lives and Warned the Nation, Candy J. Cooper and Marc Aronson. Based on the authors’ original reporting and featuring government documents and photographs. Poisoned Water is the first book to bring this alarming story of a government who turned away from its citizens—and the power of those same citizens who rose up to demand action to younger readers. The Event is a virtual event. Register here.…

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Upping Your Professional Image Virtually

Wed, July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

This event is a virtual event. Register here to receive the link to attend. The outbreak of COVID 19 changed how the world conducts business. We went from using a variety of platforms to communicate with clients, colleagues and friends to using a virtual world to deliver services, make pitches and sell products. Most people have not considered the impact on their image when conducting all business using video conferencing. Upping Your Professional Image Virtually will address the challenges and…

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Towards Becoming an Anti-Racist Society: Talking with Young Children About Race and Racism

Wed, July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

This is a virtual event. Please register here to receive the link to attend the event. Join us for a panel discussion focused on Pre-K children, parents and teachers which explores how to engage with young children about identity and diversity home, in school and in the community. Panelists will include: Takiema Bunche Smith, Executive Director of the Center on Culture, Race, and Equity at Bank Street College of Education Linda Santora, Former Director of Early Childhood Education for the Anti-Defamation League;…

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RESCHEDULED! S. A. Chakraborty and Jennifer L. Armentrout in Conversation

Mon, July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Join the conversation with acclaimed fantasy writers S. A. Chakraborty and Jennifer L. Armentrout! This is a virtual event. Please REGISTER HERE S. A. Chakraborty is the author of the critically acclaimed and internationally best-selling The Daevabad Trilogy. Her work has been nominated for the Locus, World Fantasy, Crawford, and Astounding awards. When not buried in books about thirteen-century con artists and Abbasid political intrigue, she enjoys hiking, knitting, and re-creating unnecessarily complicated medieval meals. You can find her online at www.sachakraborty.com or on Twitter and Instagram at @SAChakrabooks, where she likes to talk about history, politics, and Islamic art. She lives in New…

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Job Search Work Team

Tue, July 28 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Environmental Book Club: The Hidden Life of Trees

Wed, July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States
The Hidden Life of Trees

Join a virtual discussion about The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate―Discoveries from A Secret World by Peter Wholleben with members of the Earthplace team. Do you wonder if trees social beings? In The Hidden Life of Trees forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate…

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August 2020

Job Search Work Team

Tue, August 4 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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