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January 2020

Trefz Newsmakers Series with Jeff Pegues Presents Mo Rocca

Sat, January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Forum, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Westport Library is thrilled to announce the first of its Trefz Newsmakers event series featuring CBS Correspondent Jeff Pegues and CBS News Correspondent, podcaster and TV personality Mo Rocca in conversation at the Library. Tickets available online ($35 for general seating includes a copy of Mo Rocca's Mobituaries book, or $100 for the VIP reception and reserved seating). The yearlong fundraising series aims to connect intellectuals, foreign policy experts, artists, athletes and other newsmakers who are contending with topical…

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New Minecraft Servers!

Sun, January 26 - Fri, February 7
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Library will configure brand new Minecraft servers with multiple game types. To showcase this event, a Microsoft Surface Studio 2, an amazing computer with a resolution of 4000 x 3500 pixels and a 28-inch screen, will be unveiled. You will never have seen Minecraft like this before!

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Pages Through the Ages Discussion: The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels

Sun, January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room 216, McCall Room,The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Discuss the book by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham that helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. Named one of the best books of the year by NPR • The Christian Science Monitor • Southern Living Community Partner: Westport Museum for History & Culture For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul…

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Tabletop Games for Adults

Mon, January 27 @ 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 Mon, January 25

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

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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Library Opening Delayed to 11 am

Tue, January 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Library will open at 11 am today, Tuesday, January 28.

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WestportWRITES: Introductory Memoir Writing Workshop

Tue, January 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, February 18

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

Are you a  beginning writer who wants to improve your craft? Mary-Lou Weisman, bestselling author, personal essayist and memoir writer, offers a six-session workshop that includes instruction, writing exercises, collaboration and development of your own work. The six sessions will be Tuesdays, January 14-February 18 from 12:30-2:30 pm in Room 214. Register online; limited to 10 participants. Materials fee, $15. Note: Participants must have computers and be able to send and receive emails and print out documents. Because there is usually a waiting list,…

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Language Conversation Group: Spanish

Tue, January 28 @ 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 and her email is: Spanishinwestport@gmail.com.

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Tuesdays at Two Film: The Chaperone

Tue, January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In The Chaperone, set in the early 1920s, a Kansas woman finds her life forever changed when she accompanies a young dancer on her fame-seeking journey to New York City. (2018, 1h, 43m)

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Drop-In Tech Help

Tue, January 28 @ 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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Language Conversation Group: Italian

Wed, January 29 @ 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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POSTPONED: Sewing Intensive TinkerShop: Ages 10 & Up

Wed, January 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, January 29

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

Make a pillow and string backpack in this beginner level workshop conducted by freelance theatrical costumer, Delari Johnston. Bring your own machine or use one of 3 provided by the Westport Library. Indicate whether you want to use one of the Library machines when you register. Ages 10 & up Runs Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22 and 29. This is a cumulative program. Registration is for all four days. Register online for this free program for those who attend. Because of the…

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Chess Club for Adults

Wed, January 29 @ 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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Pattern Sewing Workshop: Ages 10-Adult

Wed, January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, January 29

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

Advance to the next sewing level by learning to read and cut patterns. This INTERMEDIATE LEVEL workshop is conducted by freelance theatrical costumer, C. Delari Johnston. Bring your own machine or use one of 3 provided by the Westport Library. Indicate whether you want to use one of the Library machines when you register. Ages 10 & up Participants MUST have completed a machine sewing workshop at the library or equivalent. This is a cumulative program. Registration is for all 4 days, January…

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Dewey Knit or Crochet

Thu, January 30 @ 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, February 27

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

Learn how to knit or crochet, get help with a project or just hang out and knit or crochet. Cozy & companionable! Inexperienced knitters should bring size 8 needles and worsted weight yarn. Beginning crocheters bring a size H aluminum crochet hook and worsted weight yarn. If you have any knitting questions, contact Mary Parmelee or Kris Nash. For crocheting questions, contact Carolyn Karwoski.

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Language Conversation Group: Japanese

Fri, January 31 @ 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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