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February 2020

Westport’s Suffragists—Our Neighbors, Our Crusaders: The 19th Amendment Turns 100

Wed, February 26 - Wed, May 13
Sheffer Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The names and contributions of Westport women central to the “Votes for Women” campaign and ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920 remain nearly forgotten. Learn about the Westport suffragists who helped change the course of history for American women for generations to come. Part of “Our Vote, Our Future,” the Library’s WestportREADS 2020 centennial celebration. Opening reception:  Friday, March 6 from 6-7:30 pm Westport's Neighbors and Crusaders: Finding their Voice through Suffrage: Talk with Exhibit Curator Kathie Bennewitz Tuesday,…

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March 2020

Unconventional Women, by Nancy Moore

Sat, March 14 - Sun, May 3
South Gallery, Upper Entrance, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Opening reception:  Thursday, March 19 from 6-7 pm On display: March 14-May 3 Nancy Moore portrays women who are neither conventionally beautiful nor engaged in conventional activity. Her goal is to communicate women’s strength and resilience, convey a sense of community among women by often grouping them together, and invite viewers to create a narrative for each one—to envision a life beyond the frame. Funding in part provided by The Drew Friedman Community Arts Center YouTube video: Nancy Moore, Ridgefield…

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EVENT CANCELLED: Job Search Work Team

Tue, March 31 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am
Room 210, Board Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

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 in the Board Room, room 210 and is open to anyone who is actively seeking employment. For more information, contact business librarian Ellen Janpol at ejanpol@westportlibrary.org Check out our guide for jobseekers.

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EVENT CANCELLED: English Conversation Group

Tue, March 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Room 211, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

This is an open conversation group for speakers of other languages. Participants will need to have some proficiency in speaking English. The leader will provide conversation prompts as well as help with pronunciation and questions about usage, grammar and idioms. This is not an ESL class but we hope you will enjoy, learn and become more comfortable and confident understanding and speaking English. Questions? Contact EnglishConversationInWestport@gmail.com.

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EVENT CANCELLED: Language Conversation Group: Spanish

Tue, March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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 in Room 211 from 2-3 pm. The leader is Maria Zobel and her email is: Spanishinwestport@gmail.com.

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Drop-In Tech Help

Tue, March 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

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

Come in Mondays from 4-6 and Fridays from 3-5 pm to get some personal training on your ereader, iPad, or tablet at the Tech Help table in the Riverwalk Level. Free! Our experts will be there to answer your questions about how your device works, how to load things onto it, and how to solve those annoying little problems that we all have from time to time!

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College Admission Testing Planning for Juniors

Tue, March 31 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

With the recent cancellations of the March/May SAT and the April ACT, we recognize that you may have questions about your college admission testing plan. The Staples Guidance Department and The Westport Library invite you to participate in an upcoming webinar with Drew Heilpern from Summit Educational Group: Tuesday, March 31 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please register in advance for this webinar. Webinar ID: 802-926-139 In this webinar, we will take stock of the current testing landscape, provide recommendations for students creating…

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April 2020

EVENT CANCELLED: Language Conversation Group: Italian

Wed, April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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Language Conversation Group: German

Wed, April 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Room 214, 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 214 from 4:00-5:30 pm. For more, please contact Theodore Dezsö at Theodoregdezso@yahoo.com  

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Chess Club for Adults

Wed, April 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Room 214, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Drop by for a chess game on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays in the Program Room, 6:30-8:45. There will be both open play and instruction. For adults and high school students who know how to play the game. For more information, the group contact is Dana Rossi (347-213-5353 or email danarossi@yahoo.com). The Library contact is Jennifer Keller, jkeller@westportlibrary.org.

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Saugatuck Scribes

Wed, April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooks Place, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Discover new books in this series that celebrates Westport authors across a variety of genres. Support Westport authors Heather Frimmer and Barbara Pearson-Rac when they discuss their books with teacher and fellow writer Sheryl Kayne. In Bedside Manners, Joyce Novak’s daughter, Marnie, completes medical school and looks ahead to a surgical internship, her wedding, and a future filled with promise, a breast cancer diagnosis throws Joyce’s own future into doubt. Amid this profound soul-searching, both Joyce and Marnie’s futures change…

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WestportWRITES: Advanced Writing Class

Thu, April 2 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 16

Room 214, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Mary-Lou Weisman, bestselling author, personal essayist and memoir writer, offers an eight-session workshop for those who have had some experience in writing memoir and personal essay. The class is not a beginners' class. The goal is to foster a habit of writing, to briefly review the elements of good style and to help writers become their own best editors. Students will email their work to all class members at least two days before the next class so that they can edit their…

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Dewey Knit or Crochet Online

Thu, April 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu, April 30

Other, CT United States

We are going online to knit, crochet, chat and be together.  Bring your latest project to share as we hang out and knit or crochet.  If we can't help you online, we can send you video links that might.  Inexperienced knitters should have size 8 needles and worsted weight yarn. Beginning crocheters should have a size H aluminum crochet hook and worsted weight yarn.  We will do this on the Zoom webportal.  Details for how to join below: Time: Mar…

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Language Conversation Group: Japanese

Fri, April 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Room 210, Board 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 Friday in Room 215 from 10-11 am. Contact Hiroshi Asada at hiroshi.asada@yahoo.com for any questions.

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Language Conversation Group: French

Fri, April 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Room 210, Board Room, The Westport Library, 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 in Room 215 from 11 am-12:30 pm.Contact Joan McAteer at nicoise@snet.net for more information.

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