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July 2020

Storywalk

Tue, July 21 - Sat, October 31
Other CT United States

This year, to support social distancing, the Library is sponsoring multiple StoryWalk installations around the town of Westport. StoryWalk® is trademarked by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT.  Find out more here.

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October 2020

City Hall Subway Station

The History and Future of the New York Subways

Mon, October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Most of us have ridden the New York subway and some may be missing those rides now. Learn  about the fascinating history of New York City’s subway system–and what that history can tell us about how we can remake its future and what the pandemic may mean for it and for New York City with Clifton Hood, author of 722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York. When the New York City subway opened on October…

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Therapy Dog ZOOMs for Families

Tue, October 27 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, November 24

other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Read a book, show & tell, or just have a nice chat.

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H is for Hawk

Environmental Book Discussion: H is for Hawk

Wed, October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Discuss H is for Hawk with members of the Earthplace naturalist team. Heart-wrenching and humorous, H is for Hawk is an unflinching account of bereavement and a unique look at the magnetism of an extraordinary beast, with a parallel examination of a legendary writer’s eccentric falconry. Obsession, madness, memory, myth, and history combine to achieve a distinctive blend of nature writing and memoir from an outstanding literary innovator. This is a virtual event, please register to participate. Copies of the…

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November 2020

Library Closed: Election Day

Tue, November 3
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Election 2020 Fact Checking Local Voting Information Spot Fake News Voting Issues in the US

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Therapy Dog ZOOMs for Families

Tue, November 3 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, November 24

other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Read a book, show & tell, or just have a nice chat.

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How Can Art be a Bridge to Change?

Sun, November 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States
People Politics Planet

Artist, Activist and Educator Darcy Hicks will moderate a discussion about the intersection of arts, awareness, and activism with local artists Iyaba Ibo Mandingo, Liz Leggett, and 5IVE Fingaz. Art- both making it and experiencing it, is a way for us to see things through each other’s eyes, connecting us through ideas and building empathy. Throughout history, art has served to bear witness, ask questions and incite passion. In 2020, art is playing a particularly important role in how we…

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Therapy Dog ZOOMs for Families

Tue, November 10 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, November 24

other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Read a book, show & tell, or just have a nice chat.

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Therapy Dog ZOOMs for Families

Tue, November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, November 24

other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Read a book, show & tell, or just have a nice chat.

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Braiding Sweetgrass

Environmental Book Discussion: Braiding Sweetgrass

Wed, November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Discuss Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer with members of the Earthplace naturalist team. "Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings―asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass―offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the…

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Maker Kids Workshop - Grades 6, 7 & 8 - LED Card

Thu, November 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Create a light-up card with LED Maker Kit from the Library.

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Therapy Dog ZOOMs for Families

Tue, November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, November 24

other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Read a book, show & tell, or just have a nice chat.

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Library Closed-Thanksgiving Day

Thu, November 26
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day fourth of November, repeating indefinitely

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

The Library will be closing at 5 pm on Wednesday and will be closed all day on Thursday and open from 1-5 pm on Friday. Enjoy the holiday!

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Library Open 1-5 pm, Day after Thanksgiving

Fri, November 27 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
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An event every year that begins at 9:00 am on day fourth of November, repeating indefinitely

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

The Library will be closing at 5 pm on Wednesday and will be closed all day on Thursday and open from 1-5 pm on Friday. Enjoy the holiday!

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December 2020

Red Comet

Heather Clark discusses Red Comet

Mon, December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Heather Clark, author of Red Comet, discusses Sylvia Plath's life and work with Sybil Steinberg, who was a classmate and friend of the poet. This is a virtual event, please register. Book plate signed copies of the book are available for purchase. The highly anticipated new biography of Sylvia Plath that focuses on her remarkable literary and intellectual achievements, while restoring the woman behind the long-held myths about her life and art. With a wealth of never-before-accessed materials--including unpublished letters…

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