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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: Turntable Tuesdays

Tue, March 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room 216, McCall Room,The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Bring your vinyl records, computers, or smartphones and listen to and talk about music with other teens.  A turntable, DJ board, and speakers will be provided by the library. Meets the last Tuesday of every month. For grades 8-12. 

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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

Teen Diversity Essay Contest Awards Ceremony

Thu, April 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Winners of this year’s Teen Diversity Essay Contest sponsored by TEAM Westport and The Westport Library will be announced at this event. This year’s contest focuses on experiences witnessing, delivering and/or being subjected to stereotypes focused on race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity.  

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Drop-in Tech Help

Fri, April 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Forum, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Come in Tuesdays 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 Forum. 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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Drop-in Tech Help

Fri, April 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Forum, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Come in Tuesdays 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 Forum. 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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Preparing for the Empty Nest: What They Should Know Before They Go

Tue, April 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

This will be a guided discussion for parents covering important skills that parents can foster in young adults as they transition to life after high school: self-care, personal safety, self-advocacy, money management and other helpful topics.  Join Karen Krupnik, LPC of Positive Directions – The Center for Prevention and Counseling and Deb Slocum, Staples High School Counselor for a thoughtful look at essential life skills for post-high school young adults. The “What to Know” series gives parents insight into the practical…

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WestportREADS Westport's Neighbors and Crusaders: Finding their Voice through Suffrage

Tue, April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooks Place, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

In conjunction with the current Sheffer Room exhibit, exhibit curator Kathie Bennewitz will talk about names and actions of Westport suffragists, many of whose identities remain forgotten today. These women and men came together through a shared progressive voice and strength of purpose to venture from the parlor and onto the streets to change history for American women. Some had local ancestral ties, others were new to town or summer residents; a number were married to artists, writers & publishers…

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Teen Poetry Workshop: Spoken Word

Thu, April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sheffer Room, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

This urban form of poetry takes it to the streets and turns poetry into performance art. Deep and gritty, these compositions follow the tradition of telling our truths out loud. Come join Westport Poet Laureate Diane Lowman for a four-part Poetry Workshop Series to explore different forms of poetry both old and new, and to write some of your own!  Attend one, attend all, pick and choose - your choice! We will hold all workshops in the Sheffer Room from…

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Drop-in Tech Help

Fri, April 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

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

Come in Tuesdays 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 Forum. 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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Countdown to College: Practice SAT or ACT Tests

Sat, April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room 216, McCall Room,The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Take a free SATor ACT practice test, administered by C2 Education of Westport.Space is limited; register online. Bring a #2 pencil and a calculator. Breaks will be provided, just as in the official tests. Bring your own snacks.

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Fiddle Tunes, Folksongs and Fancy Footwork

Sun, April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Forum, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Enjoy traditional and witty songs from the northeast woodlands with Quickstep Music and Dance and special guest local musician Maeve Bustell! The group performs unique arrangements on fiddle, guitar, harp, banjo, mandolin, accordion and vocals in a collection of old time music, Celtic, early country, and some percussive footwork. The concert will also include historic, humorous story-telling, original and poetic piece. John Kirk’s lyric voice, good humor and versatile instrumental skills, have earned him widespread recognition in folk and traditional…

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Postponed: Zero Food Waste Challenge Kick-Off

Wed, April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Forum, The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States
Sustainable Westport

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by learning about Westport's Zero Food Waste Challenge. Find out why we should reduce food waste  and what to do with food scraps. Lori Fontanes will speak about feeding people in a time of climate change and Sustainable Westport will provide information about the new, free food scrap recycling. Food waste collection starter kits will be available for purchase at the event. Visit SustainableWestport.org to learn more about the Zero Food Waste Challenge…

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Drop-in Tech Help

Fri, April 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

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

Come in Tuesdays 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 Forum. 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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