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October 2021

Language Conversation Group: Japanese

Fri, October 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm EDT
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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, October 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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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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WestportWRITES: Introductory Memoir Writing Workshop

Mon, October 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, October 25

Room 216, McCall Room,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 Mondays, September 20-October 25 from 12:30-2:30 pm in Room 216. 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…

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Molly Peacock: FLOWER DIARY

Mon, October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Hear how Mary Hiester Reid fought to be a professional artist during the 19th century when Molly Peacock discusses Flower Diary: In Which Mary Hiester Reid Paints, Travels, Marries & Opens a Door with local artist Dale Najarian. After she married fellow artist George Reid, Mary returned with him to his home country of Canada. There she set about creating over 300 stunning still life and landscape paintings, inhabiting a rich, if sometimes difficult, marriage, coping with a younger rival, exhibiting…

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Data Analytics 101

Mon, October 25 @ 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, November 8

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

The course provides 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. There are classes that cover concepts of data visualization and machine learning The course is designed and rendered by Industry Experts. The emphasis is on application of analytical skills in business settings.  It is most beneficial for mid-career…

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Job Search Work Team

Tue, October 26 @ 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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Language Conversation Group: Spanish

Tue, October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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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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Intro to Photoshop with Jhonny Parks

Tue, October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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One event on Tue, October 19 at 4:00 pm

One event on Tue, October 26 at 4:00 pm

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

Verso Studios is proud to announce its media production classes for Fall 2021! For everyone from beginners to professionals in Connecticut and the tri-state area. Filmmaker and animator Jhonny Parks will be teaching Introduction to Adobe Photoshop in three two-hour classes over three weeks: Tuesday, October 12th , 4:00 - 6:00 pm Tuesday, October 19th, 4:00 - 6:00 pm Tuesday, October 26th, 4:00 - 6:00 pm These classes are perfect for anyone ages 12+ who may be curious about the powerful go-to…

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The Power of Crowdfunding & Other Alternative Funding Options

Tue, October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

It's been five years since the SEC passed regulations making it possible for small businesses, startup companies and other privately-owned enterprises to raise capital and sell securities via crowdfunding websites such as Kickstarter and IndieGoGo. How has this market for startup capital developed? Who is taking advantage of this new form of fundraising and who is sitting on the sidelines (and why)? What are the advantages and disadvantages of so-called "equity crowdfunding" and is it right for your business? If…

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Tableau

Tue, October 26 @ 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, November 9

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

This course provides intensive experience with Tableau as a visualization tool for data scientists. The course will start by teaching how to navigate the software, connect it to a data file, and export a worksheet.  It will then progress to provide in depth content, examples, and hands on practice in creating charts, data measures and dimensions.  The course will also teach how to use Tableau as a predictive modeling tool. By the time you compete this course, you'll be a…

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Language Conversation Group: Italian

Wed, October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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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, October 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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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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RISE: Resilience Building and Stress Reduction Series with Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

Wed, October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, October 27

20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

                  We all experience stress, but during trying times it’s important to remember that we’re not powerless in how we navigate the challenges ahead. Having the right tools to meet moments of adversity can help us not just survive, but thrive. In this 6-week virtual series, Kripalu Faculty Suzanne Duran Crelin will help you: - Discover the physical, mental, and emotional building blocks of resilience - Train in evidence-based mind-body tools shown…

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Python

Wed, October 27 @ 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, November 10

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

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 also has a simple syntax and has a vast collection of libraries for numerical computation and data manipulation. The course introduces the concepts on Python include error handling, logging, functions and using the most popular packages -- numpy and Pandas. The project involves building a capstone project from the list of…

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Intro to Premiere Pro with Jhonny Parks

Thu, October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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One event on Thu, October 21 at 4:00 pm

One event on Thu, October 28 at 4:00 pm

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

Verso Studios is proud to announce its media production classes for Fall 2021! For everyone from beginners to professionals in Connecticut and the tri-state area. Filmmaker and animator Jhonny Parks will be teaching Introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro in three two-hour classes over three weeks: Thursday, October 14th, 4:00 - 6:00 pm Thursday, October 21st, 4:00 - 6:00 pm Thursday, October 28th, 4:00 - 6:00 pm These classes are perfect for anyone ages 12+ who may be curious about the powerful…

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