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April 2021

College Admission Testing Webinar

Thu, April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

In the midst of considerable changes to the college admission testing landscape, we recognize that you may have questions about what lies ahead and how to begin forming your testing plan. The Staples Guidance Department and The Westport Library invite you to participate in an upcoming webinar with Summit Educational Group. In this webinar, experts will offer in-depth information and guidance regarding the SAT and ACT, differences between the tests and how to decide where to focus, timing of taking the tests, and…

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HOT SEAT with Jeff Immelt

Thu, April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Jeff Immelt will discuss his book HOT SEAT: What I learned Leading a Great American Company with Steve Parrish. Immelt shares the hard-won lessons he learned during his sixteen years as the CEO of one of America's most iconic companies--General Electric. This is a virtual event. Please click here to register and purchase a copy of HOT SEAT.  Beginning with Immelt's first Monday on the job—the day before September 11, 2001—HOT SEAT offers a rigorous and candid self-interrogation of Immelt's tenure,…

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SQL

Thu, April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu, May 20

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

6 consecutive Thursday evenings, 7:00pm - 8:30pm: April 15, April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20. If notes are the way to read/write music, SQL is the language of data bases. SQL plays an important role in data analysis. SQL is the standard querying language for all the relational databases. The course will introduce the concepts of SQL and then through hands on exercises, teach about joins, subqueries, expressions, and stored procedures. It involves installing mysql server…

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Flash Fiction: Tattoo Tales

Fri, April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

We're excited to announce a new Friday evening series we like to call, How to Sound Cool at Parties! These events will feature interesting people doing and saying interesting things. The first event in this series, Flash Fiction: Tattoo Tales, is an hour-long storytelling event centered around...you guessed it, tattoos! Please note: This is a virtual event. REGISTER HERE Featuring stories by authors and artists, as well as community members, storytellers will share their tattoo tales. And we'll kick off…

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Supper & Soul: Sophie B Hawkins

Fri, April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Imperial Parking Lot, CT 06880 United States

The Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce and Westport Library are pleased to announce the return of Supper & Soul drive-in concerts. Westport resident, Sophie B Hawkins, will open the season on Friday April 23rd. Doors open at 5:30 pm, with the concert beginning at 7:00 pm. Grammy-nominated Sophie B Hawkins, with two top 100 hits, will kick off the season with her incredible voice and 5-piece band. The show will also be a fundraiser for suicide awareness in association with the…

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Supper & Soul: Deep Banana Blackout

Sat, April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Imperial Parking Lot, CT 06880 United States

The Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce and Westport Library are pleased to announce the return of Supper & Soul drive-in concerts. Deep Banana Blackout will perform Saturday April 24th. Doors open at 5:30 pm, with the concert beginning at 7:00 pm. Deep Banana Blackout will play a rare show, bringing their high energy mix of jam, funk, and blues to the drive-in with their outstanding 8-piece band. This weekend of shows is sponsored by Assured Partners. Tickets for each show are…

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Data Analytics 101

Mon, April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, May 17

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

6 consecutive Monday evenings, 7:00pm - 8:30pm April 12, April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10, and May 17. This course provides a broad understanding of the data analytics field, technologies, and opportunities as well as the basics of data analytics including understanding of structured and unstructured data, data ingestion/storage and consumption. It also provides information about various types of analytics – descriptive/diagnostic/predictive/prescriptive - and concepts of data visualization and machine learning. NOTE: Registration closes on Wednesday, APRIL 7th.…

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Job Search Work Team

Tue, April 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 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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Zoom with a Library Therapy Dog

Tue, April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, June 29

Other CT United States

Therapy dog Zooms for families last about 15 minutes on most Tuesdays.

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Bestselling Thriller Writer Cate Holahan

Tue, April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

USA Today bestselling author Cate Holahan’s new thriller HER THREE LIVES, follows a family that must discover who the real enemy is after a violent home invasion breaks their trust in one another. The author will discuss her technology-based thriller with local writing teacher Judith Marks-White. Jade Thompson is an up-and-coming social media influencer, she has a beautiful new home and a successful architect for a fiancé and seems to have it all. But there’s trouble behind the scenes. To…

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Cybersecurity 101

Tue, April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, May 18

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

6 consecutive Tuesday evenings, 7:00pm - 8:30pm April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18 This course provides detailed understanding of the concepts of cybersecurity. It will cover the concept of security and risk management and include hands on exercises that explain the concepts of encryption/decryption, identity and access management, network build and network security and controls to manage security of networks. The class concludes with hands on exercise on Amazon Web services on building network…

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Building Muscle Mass: A Strengthening Series for Older Adults

Wed, April 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, April 28

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

Join us for Building Muscle Mass: A Strengthening Series for Older Adults, a special series in partnership with Hospital for Special Surgery in Stamford (HSS) and HSS Rehabilitation Provided by Stamford Health designed to support the health and wellness of older adults. Do you find typical weight lifting and classes offered at gyms intimidating or unrealistic? In this 3-week course, we will make building muscle mass accessible and attainable for older adults. We will cover the health benefits of building muscle…

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How Lockdown Has Changed TV Viewing (And Ways to Make the Most of it)

Wed, April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The pandemic and lockdowns have increased our time in front of the TV and further shifted our focus toward the many streaming choices now available. In this session CobbleCord Founder, Virginia Juliano will discuss the latest streaming trends, changing viewer behaviors (including increased multi-generational viewing) and how the pandemic has impacted the media industry at large. She will also share tips on cord-cutting to make the most of your entertainment options. This is a virtual event.  Please register here. Virginia…

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Environmental Book Discussion: THE SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS

Wed, April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States
THE SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS

Join members of the Earthplace naturalist team in discussing Sy Montgomery's THE SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS. If the weather is nice, we will meet at Earthplace! Another New York Times bestseller from the author of THE GOOD GOOD PIG, this “fascinating…touching…informative…entertaining” (Daily Beast) book explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus—a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature—and the remarkable connections it makes with humans. In pursuit of the wild, solitary, predatory octopus, popular naturalist Sy Montgomery has practiced true immersion…

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Python

Wed, April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, May 19

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

6 consecutive Wednesday evenings, 7:00 - 8:30pm April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19 There are many programming languages available, but Python is popularly used by statisticians, engineers, and scientists to perform data analytics because Python is easy to learn and understand and has a simple syntax and a vast collection of libraries for numerical computation and data manipulation. The course introduces the concepts on Python including error handling, logging, functions and using the most…

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