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November 2021

Short Cuts Film Festival 2021

Thu, November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Westport Library is delighted to welcome SHORT CUTS Film Festival to the Trefz Forum and online, screening short, award-winning narrative and animated films. Now in its 11th season, SHORT CUTS includes a post-film discussion with its international directors. SHORT CUTS will also be streamed virtually. For the past 10 years, SHORT CUTS has curated its films solely from the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. But in 2021, the pandemic allowed virtual access to other prestigious festivals. “We were…

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Pages Through the Ages: BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE

Sun, November 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Discuss Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee with Bruce McGuirk and other history buffs at Pages Through the Ages. Read the classic native American history by Dee Brown or watch the film version. Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown allows the great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell us in their own words of the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them demoralized and defeated. A unique and disturbing…

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Mondiant Dogon: THOSE WE THROW AWAY ARE DIAMONDS

Tue, November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

"Those We Throw Away Are Diamonds offers an immersive, riveting look at one Bagogwe man’s singular journey from war in Congo to safety, in which good and evil are relative when war offers no good choices to anyone, when safety is an illusion, and when forgiveness is fraught." Jessica Goudeau  Hear about life as a refugee from Mondiant Dogon, a Bagogwe Tutsi born in Congo, when he talks with the Reverend John Morehouse. Rarely do refugees get to tell their own…

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Introduction to Video Production

Mon, November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 20

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

Camera, Audio, Lighting, and Post-Production/Editing Want to improve your ability to make quality videos, whether for creating cool social media posts, documenting a fascinating story, or promoting something you are passionate about? Thinking about a profession in videography or filmmaking? Verso Studios at the Westport Library has just the intro course for you! Taught by Emmy award-winning producer David Bibbey, the six week course kicks off in person on 11/15, followed by four remote classes on 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, and…

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Lyndon B. Johnson Uncovered By Marc Selverstone

Mon, November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Drawing on his extensive work on White House tapes of President Lyndon B. Johnson, Marc Selverstone will explore the Johnson presidency through the lens of these extraordinary materials. Please register to attend either in-person or online.  Marc Selverstone is associate professor in presidential studies and chair of the Presidential Recordings Program at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center. He is the author of Constructing the Monolith: The United States, Great Britain, and International Communism, 1945-1950 (Harvard, 2009), which won the…

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Environmental Book Discussion: LAB GIRL

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

Interested in environmental issues, sustainability, nature or science? Join members of the Earthplace naturalist team in discussing LAB GIRL by Hope Jahren. This event is scheduled to be at Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane. Reservations are suggested for this in-person event. Copies of the book are available at the Westport Library. Geobiologist Hope Jahren has spent her life studying trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. LAB GIRL is her revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility,…

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Teen Book Club Meeting

Wed, November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join us for our November Teen Book Club meeting!  We will discuss The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller   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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Navigating the College Search Webinar

Thu, November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Hear insights from and ask questions of college admissions officers about how to navigate the college search process.

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Short Cuts Film Festival 2021

Thu, November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Westport Library is delighted to welcome SHORT CUTS Film Festival to the Trefz Forum and online, screening short, award-winning narrative and animated films. Now in its 11th season, SHORT CUTS includes a post-film discussion with its international directors. SHORT CUTS will also be streamed virtually. For the past 10 years, SHORT CUTS has curated its films solely from the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. But in 2021, the pandemic allowed virtual access to other prestigious festivals. “We were…

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Introduction to Video Production

Mon, November 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 20

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

Camera, Audio, Lighting, and Post-Production/Editing Want to improve your ability to make quality videos, whether for creating cool social media posts, documenting a fascinating story, or promoting something you are passionate about? Thinking about a profession in videography or filmmaking? Verso Studios at the Westport Library has just the intro course for you! Taught by Emmy award-winning producer David Bibbey, the six week course kicks off in person on 11/15, followed by four remote classes on 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, and…

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Library Closed-Thanksgiving Day

Thu, November 25
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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 26
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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Introduction to Video Production

Mon, November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 20

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

Camera, Audio, Lighting, and Post-Production/Editing Want to improve your ability to make quality videos, whether for creating cool social media posts, documenting a fascinating story, or promoting something you are passionate about? Thinking about a profession in videography or filmmaking? Verso Studios at the Westport Library has just the intro course for you! Taught by Emmy award-winning producer David Bibbey, the six week course kicks off in person on 11/15, followed by four remote classes on 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, and…

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December 2021

Library Late Opening: Staff Development Meeting

Fri, December 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Library will have a late open at 1:00pm today due to a staff development meeting.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Introduction to Video Production

Mon, December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 20

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

Camera, Audio, Lighting, and Post-Production/Editing Want to improve your ability to make quality videos, whether for creating cool social media posts, documenting a fascinating story, or promoting something you are passionate about? Thinking about a profession in videography or filmmaking? Verso Studios at the Westport Library has just the intro course for you! Taught by Emmy award-winning producer David Bibbey, the six week course kicks off in person on 11/15, followed by four remote classes on 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, and…

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