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December 2019

Sips & Scandals: Sara Shepard in Conversation with Wendy Walker

Sun, December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Forum, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join New York Times bestselling author Sara Shepard (Pretty Little Liars) for a conversation with top thriller writer Wendy Walker for an event focused on the release of Shepard’s new book, Reputation. Registration, $25, required and includes a copy of the book. In this new novel, Reputation, from Sara Shepard, the women of a tight-knit college town learn through gossip, scandal, betrayal, and even murder, who their neighbors and husbands really are. Shepard is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of…

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Tabletop Games for Adults

Mon, December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until January 25, 2021

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until January 25, 2021

Room 216, McCall Room,The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join in a night of gaming and fun on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Enjoy a new generation of games, from "Settlers of Catan" to "King of Tokyo." Also, feel free to BYOG (Bring Your Own Game).

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Enhance Your Portfolio and Minimize Taxes

Mon, December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Chris Eck, CPA, and Karl Mergenthaler, CFA, will provide specific, actionable ideas to improve your financial situation and prepare for the tax season. Mutual fund capital gain distributions can catch you off guard. State and local tax deductions do not go as far as they used to. Interest and dividends can increase your taxable income. The 2017 tax changes created various challenges and opportunities. The actions you take now, before year end, could add up to significant tax savings. Plan…

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Tuesdays at Two Film: DamNation

Tue, December 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

DamNation is a powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Directed by Ben Knight, Travis Rummel. With Edward Abbey, Bruce Babbitt, Lori Bodi, Yvon Chouinard. (2010, 1h 27m) Community partners: Patagonia Westport and Earthplace November & December "Tuesdays…

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Job Search Work Team

Tue, December 10 @ 9:15 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:15 am on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

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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Language Conversation Group: Spanish

Tue, December 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Room 211, 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.

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Drop-In Tech Help

Tue, December 10 @ 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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CERT Graduation Ceremony

Tue, December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Forum, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Westport Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) welcomes its eight newest members who have just completed the 20-hour training course at the Westport Fire Department. New and current members will be sworn in by Westport Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Robert Yost. CERT members have received training in Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety and Suppression, Light Search and Rescue, Terrorism, Sheltering in Place, Disaster Psychology, CPR/AED and Medical Operations. Members are prepared and ready to assist Westport Fire, Police and…

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Language Conversation Group: Italian

Wed, December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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Language Conversation Group: German

Wed, December 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 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 4:30-6 pm. Contact Richard Bentley at 203.227.2952

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LinkedIn Branding for Baby Boomers

Wed, December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this talk targeted to baby boomers, LinkedIn expert Marc W. Halpert will discuss technologies needed to stay competitive in the job market to demonstrate relevance in a youth-oriented society. Using LinkedIn, learn how to articulate your expertise and impress the prospective employer in order to find that next position. How do you master it for your needs? What techniques can you optimize on LinkedIn to be most successful? This workshop, designed specifically for baby boomers, will emphasize how to best brand…

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Chess Club for Adults

Wed, December 11 @ 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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American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thu, December 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Schedule an appointment through this link.  Select the "By Distance" tab, choose Westport Library and select "See times."

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Ukulele Meetup

Thu, December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 12, 2019

Room 210, Board Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join this informal group with an instructor for a relaxing musical evening together. Please inquire in advance about ukuleles available for loan. For more information and to register, contact Deborah White (dwhite@westportlibrary.org) For adults to middle school ages.

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Andrew Wilk Presents… Michael Davie

Thu, December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Forum, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Westport Library is proud to launch its new event series, “Andrew Wilk Presents…” with an evening featuring Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Davie. Davie, who has worked on major projects for Oprah Winfrey, National Geographic, Discovery and many more, will weave together his hair-raising adventures from Kosovo to the Congo with deeply personal reflections on travel, family and connecting with people all over the world. The evening will be moderated by television, film, music and media producer Andrew Wilk…

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