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January 2022

Art of the Album

Thu, January 6 - Wed, March 2
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Now on view in the Jesup Gallery This exhibit of album cover art features some of the remarkable women artists who gave voice to the 1920s, '30s, '40s, '50s, and '60s. Throughout wartime and peace, from the great depression to the civil rights movement in the 1960s, these artists broke the glass ceiling and the color barrier. Their legacy is their talent, their courage, and their soulful sound. You can scan the QR code next to each album displayed in…

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Veiled Rebellion: Women in Afghanistan, photographs by Lynsey Addario

Tue, January 11 - Wed, March 2
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

On view in the South Gallery The entire collection of 34 images that compose this body of work has been generously donated to the Westport Public Art Collections by the photographer. The photos exhibited in this show in the Library's South Gallery are just a fraction of this groundbreaking gift. Additional selections will be displayed in other locations around town over the next several months. In 2009, National Geographic magazine commissioned Addario to photograph a comprehensive essay depicting the many…

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Language Conversation Group: Spanish

Tue, January 25 @ 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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Signing Basics: ASL Sign Language Course for Beginners -Part 1

Tue, January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, January 25

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

Signing Basics is coming to The Westport Library! Join us for 4-45 minute virtual classes (Tuesdays 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25 ), taught by a live sign language instructor! Over the course of the 4 weeks, you will learn how to sign words and basic phrases. In addition, you will learn new vocabulary at each session to increase your signing skills. Class is limited to the first 20 registrants. THIS SERIES IS SOLD OUT. To be added to a waitlist and…

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Understanding College Financial Aid and Paying for College

Tue, January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST

College planning and financial aid consultant Bill Smith will discuss assessing potential eligibility for need-based and merit-based aid, how to identify colleges that offer such aid and how to create a plan to pay for college.

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Language Conversation Group: Italian

Wed, January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 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. The group will meet every Wednesday in Room 216 from 2-3 pm. If you are interested in joining this group, contact Virginia Pic at ginpic@aol.com.       Learn a Language Travel The Renaissance Libraries with…

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Chess Club for Adults

Wed, January 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Room 212, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Drop by for a chess game on Wednesdays in conference room 212, 4:30 - 6:00 pm. There will be both open play and instruction. For adults and high school students who know how to play the game. For more information, please contact the group contact, Peter Kanter at pkanter@pennypublications.snet.               Need a Hobby? Sports! Sports! Sports! Dungeons & Dragons

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Will Haskell on 100,000 First Bosses: My Unlikely Path as a 22-Year-Old Lawmaker

Thu, January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join State Senator Will Haskell as he talks about his brand-new book, 100,000 First Bosses: My Unlikely Path as a 22-Year-Old Lawmaker. REGISTER HERE FOR A SEAT AT THE LIBRARY REGISTER HERE TO WATCH FROM HOME The underdog story of Will Haskell, who became a Democratic state Senator in 2018 at age twenty-two—taking on an incumbent who had been undefeated for Haskell’s entire life and earning an endorsement from President Obama—and is determined to pave the way for his peers…

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Language Conversation Group: Japanese

Fri, January 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Other, 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 Japanese conversation group meets every Friday in Room 216 or on Zoom from 10-11 am. Contact Hiroshi Asada at hiroshi.asada@yahoo.com for more information.       Learn a Language Foreign Language Library Collections A to…

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Language Conversation Group: French

Fri, January 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until Fri, October 27

Other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

This conversation group is for advanced French speakers. Participants should have some proficiency in speaking French. The group will meet every Friday on Zoom from 11 am-12:30 pm. Contact Joan McAteer at nicoise@snet.net for more information.           Learn a Language Foreign Language Library Collections A to Z World Culture

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February 2022

Book Chat

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

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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Language Conversation Group: Spanish

Tue, February 1 @ 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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Language Conversation Group: Italian

Wed, February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, 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. The group will meet every Wednesday in Room 216 from 2-3 pm. If you are interested in joining this group, contact Virginia Pic at ginpic@aol.com.       Learn a Language Travel The Renaissance Libraries with…

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Chess Club for Adults

Wed, February 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Room 212, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Drop by for a chess game on Wednesdays in conference room 212, 4:30 - 6:00 pm. There will be both open play and instruction. For adults and high school students who know how to play the game. For more information, please contact the group contact, Peter Kanter at pkanter@pennypublications.snet.               Need a Hobby? Sports! Sports! Sports! Dungeons & Dragons

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Exploring Grief, Mortality and Vitality

Wed, February 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Grief Recovery Method (GRM) Specialist Julie Blitzer and Westport's Poet Laureate Diane Lowman will facilitate a program and workshop to explore how being in touch with mortality increases vitality. Through writing and mindfulness exercises, participants will address the four aspects of the human experience--mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual--as a vehicle to understand a life-affirming perspective about death.   To register for this event in-person at the library, please click here.            BIOS Julie Blitzer is a Grief Recovery…

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