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January 2022

Understanding College Financial Aid and Paying for College

Tue, January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST

College planning and financial aid consultant Bill Smith will discuss assessing potential eligibility for need-based and merit-based aid, how to identify colleges that offer such aid and how to create a plan to pay for college.

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February 2022

Career Exploration Series: Spark Your Future!

Tue, February 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Hear two dynamic career development professionals talk about the ways high school students can begin to discover and explore what sparks their interest. 

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Pages Through the Ages: GOD'S SHADOW by Alan Mikhail

Wed, February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
The Westport Library McCall Room, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Pages Through the Ages is a book discussion group hosted jointly by the Westport Museum for History and Culture and the Library. Discuss God's Shadow: Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire, and the Making of the Modern World by Alan Mikhail with Bruce McGuirk and other history buffs. Meetings will alternate between the buildings, so please check the venue prior to attending! Registration suggested. If you wish to join via Zoom, please register here.  Copies of the book are available at…

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23rd Annual Crossword Puzzle Contest

Sat, February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Westport's crossword puzzle contest is back in the Library! Enjoy a wordy afternoon with Will Shortz, New York Times crossword puzzle editor. Participants will strive to solve three puzzles during a set time for a chance to compete in the final round. Wordplay games will make the day even more fun! Covid precautions are being taken and seats are limited. Register online; there is a $25 fee to participate. Want to volunteer for the event? Contact Jennifer Keller at jkeller@westportlibrary.org. Please…

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Environmental Book Discussion: MIGRATIONS

Wed, February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join members of the Earthplace naturalist team in discussing topics of environmental issues, sustainability, nature or science. This month's book is Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy. This event is scheduled to be at Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane. Please watch the website for changes. Reservations are suggested for this in-person event. Copies of the book are available at the Westport Library. Franny Stone has always been the kind of woman who is able to love but unable to stay. Leaving behind everything…

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Dinner Disrupted: Zoning for Resiliency

Thu, February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Emily DiSalvo, Peter Harrison, and Kevin Kurian of DesegregateCT will discuss how restrictive zoning laws, from minimum lot sizes to a lack of multi-family housing, increase emissions and exacerbate global warming. The group’s research into the link between zoning and the environment will be presented. DesegregateCT will also discuss the potential of policies like transit-oriented communities and minimum lot size reform to create a greener, more equitable Connecticut. This is a virtual event, please register.  DesegregateCT is a pro-homes coalition…

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Library Closed: Presidents' Day

Mon, February 21
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day third of February, repeating indefinitely

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

Enjoy the holiday!

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WestportREADS 2022 Keynote with V.E. Schwab

Sat, February 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.  V.E. Schwab will share her book and answer questions about her novel, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue with the Westport community. France,1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.  Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and…

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March 2022

WestportREADS 2022 Book Discussion

Wed, March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join other members of the community in discussing this year's WestportREADS selection, The Invisible Life of Addie Larue.  This event will take place in the Library. Please register. A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget. France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across…

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Teen Book Club Meeting

Wed, March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join us to talk about The Inheritance Games. The Teen Book Club is open to all high school students interested in talking about books.  Please feel free to join the meeting even if you do not finish or did not read the book.  It is a great way to connect with other people who love books!

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Pages Through the Ages: WAR: HOW CONFLICT SHAPED US

Wed, March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
The Westport Museum of History and Culture, 25 Avery Place
Westport, CT 06880 United States
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Pages Through the Ages is a book discussion group hosted jointly by the Westport Museum for History and Culture and the Library. Discuss War: How Conflict Shaped Us by Margaret MacMillan with Bruce McGuirk and other history buffs. Meetings will alternate between the buildings, so please check the venue prior to attending! Registration suggested. If you wish to join via Zoom, please register here.  Copies of the book are available at the Westport Library. The instinct to fight may be…

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WestportREADS: The Enduring Fascination with the Faustian Bargain

Thu, March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

In this year's Westport Reads novel, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab, a young woman's Faustian bargain allows her immortality, but leaves her in oblivion until one person remembers her. Centuries ago, Dr. Faustus signed away his soul to the devil in exchange for eternal life, power, and perfection, thus creating the original “deal with the devil.” Explore literary "Fausts" through history with Dr. Emily Bryan, who teaches Renaissance literature at Sacred Heart University. Please register to…

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WestportREADS 2022 Book Discussion

Tue, March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join other members of the community in discussing this year's WestportREADS selection, The Invisible Life of Addie Larue.  This event will take place in the Library. Please register. A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget. France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across…

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April 2022

Environmental Book Discussion: THE BOOK OF EELS

Wed, April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center, 10 Woodside Lane
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join members of the Earthplace naturalist team in discussing topics of environmental issues, sustainability, nature or science. This month's book is The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination With the Most Mysterious Creature In the World by Patrik Svensson. This event is scheduled to be at Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane. Please watch the website for changes. Reservations are suggested for this in-person event. Copies of the book are available at the patron service desk at the Westport Library. One of…

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July 2022

Library Closed: Independence Day

Mon, July 4
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 4 of July, repeating indefinitely

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

Enjoy the holiday!  While we are closed, check out our awesome 4th of July resource guide for recipes, celebration ideas, history, and more!

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