The Library becomes a national leader in the expanding role of public libraries with the installation of a MakerSpace with a focus on collaborative learning and accessible 3D printing. Connecticut’s first Mini Maker Faire is held at the Library, attracting more than 2,000 people. Plans are initialized for a building renovation. A new catalog system, Polaris, is implemented, modernizing the way materials are circulated. The WestportREADS selection is I Was Amelia Earhart by Jane Mendelsohn. The BOOKED for the evening honoree is producer, director and screenwriter Barry Levinson. The Malloy Lecture in the Arts features pre-eminent classical dancer Jacques d’Amboise.

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