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Komansky Room, The Westport Library

August 2019

Tuesdays at Two: Documentary Film The Last Resort

Tue, August 13 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This documentary portrays American photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe and the vibrant community of Jewish retirees they obsessively focused their camera's lens on in the sunburned paradise of 1970s Miami Beach. (2018; 1h 10m) Films in this series: 7/9: Apollo 11 (2019; 1h 33m) 7/16: Crazy Rich Asians (2018; 2h) 7/23: Moynihan (2018; 1h 42m) 7/30: Black Panther (2018; 2h 15m) 8/6: Little Pink House (2017; 1h 38m) 8/13: The Last Resort (2018; 1h 10m) 8/20: The Princess Bride (1987; 1h 38m) 8/27: Dumbo (2019; 1h 52m)

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, August 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, August 26

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Pollinator Pathway: Extending our Gardens into the Fall for Butterflies, Birds and Bees

Tue, August 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn how to create a Pollinator friendly habitat using fall blooming plants with UConn Master Gardener and Westport Garden Club Conservation Chair Nathalie Fonteyne. Nathalie moved to Westport in 2004 and joined the Westport Garden Club in 2007. She has served as the Conservation Chair for the last two years and as the Perennials Captain at the Club’s Annual Plant Sale for the last three years. She became a UConn Master Gardener in 2017 and a UConn Master Composter in…

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Tuesdays at Two: Family Film The Princess Bride

Tue, August 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In this romantic comedy, a gallant farmboy-turned-pirate encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love, a beautiful princess. Rated PG (1987; 1h 38m) Film in this series: 7/9: Apollo 11 (2019; 1h 33m) 7/16: Crazy Rich Asians (2018; 2h) 7/23: Moynihan (2018; 1h 42m) 7/30: Black Panther (2018; 2h 15m) 8/6: Little Pink House (2017; 1h 38m) 8/13: The Last Resort (2018; 1h 10m) 8/20: The Princess Bride (1987; 1h 38m) 8/27: Dumbo (2019; 1h 52m)

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, August 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, August 26

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Tuesdays at Two: Family Film Dumbo

Tue, August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer. Rated PG (2019; 1h 52m) Films in this series: 7/9: Apollo 11 (2019; 1h 33m) 7/16: Crazy Rich Asians (2018; 2h) 7/23: Moynihan (2018; 1h 42m) 7/30: Black Panther (2018; 2h 15m) 8/6: Little Pink House (2017; 1h 38m) 8/13: The Last Resort (2018; 1h 10m) 8/20: The Princess Bride (1987; 1h 38m) 8/27: Dumbo (2019; 1h 52m)

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September 2019

Tuesdays at Two Film: Stan & Ollie

Tue, September 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In Stan & Ollie, Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song - a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain. (2018, 1h 38m) Films in the September-October Series: 9/3: Stan & Ollie 9/10: Remember the Titans 9/17: Maria by Callas NEW DATE: 11/12: An Autumn Afternoon 10/1: All Is True 10/8: October Sky 10/15: The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science 10/22: 180° South 10/29: Young Frankenstein

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Navigating the Employer Mine Field in the #MeToo Era

Wed, September 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Robert G. Brody, founder of Brody and Associates, LLC, and Katherine M. Bogard, an associate with Brody and Associates, will discuss personnel workplace challenges that must be managed for small family owned and closely held businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Register online. Start with the "#MeToo" movement which was not just abuse based on sex, but abuse based on power. Then consider the February murder of 5 employees in a manufacturer's HR office. Then turn to the more daily challenges such as avoiding…

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Happiness is a Virtue: Lessons from the History of Happiness

Thu, September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Professor Darrin McMahon, the award-winning author of Happiness: A History, will discuss several crucial turning-points in the history of the pursuit of happiness. Ranging from deep in the Paleolithic past to our own times, the talk will cull insights from human experience in light of contemporary psychology and social science. What can the history of happiness teach us about its present, and perhaps even its future? Books available for purchase and signing. The Westport Library is pleased to be working together with the…

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, September 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 23

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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A Personal History of Depression and Recovery with Mary Cregan

Tue, September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Memoirist Mary Cregan will discuss her new book, The Scar: A Personal History of Depression and Recovery¸ and her struggle with depression with Angelina Miceli, Asst. Clinical Director at Positive Directions. At the age of 27, Mary Cregan led a seemingly enviable life: she was working in publishing and married to her college boyfriend, with a first child on the way. After an easy full-term pregnancy, she gave birth to a baby girl, Anna. But in the hours that followed, it slowly became clear…

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Untangling the Medicare Maze

Wed, September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

With the Medicare enrollment period approaching (10/15–12/7), critical decisions need to be made about Medicare coverage. Mark and Curtis Bentley of Health Directions, a comprehensive, independent health insurance brokerage firm in Fairfield, will provide clear, concise, straightforward answers to your Medicare questions. Register online. Topics to be covered include: recent changes in plans and regulations; when to enroll based on your personal situation; selecting the right coverage for your budget — balancing premiums vs. copays and deductibles; understanding Medicare Supplement plans vs.…

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, September 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, October 28

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Film Screening: "When Lambs Become Lions"

Mon, September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Westport Library partners with Westport Country Playhouse to present a screening of the documentary When Lambs Become Lions  to support their production of Mlima’s Tale. In the Kenyan bush, a small-time ivory dealer fights to stay on top while forces mobilize to destroy his trade. When he turns to his younger cousin, a conflicted wildlife ranger who hasn’t been paid in months, they both see a possible lifeline. The plummeting elephant population in Africa has captured the attention of the…

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Tuesdays at Two Documentary: Maria by Callas

Tue, September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Maria by Callas is an intimate look at the life and work of Greek-American opera singer Maria Callas, as told in her own words. (2017, 1h 59m) Films in the September-October Series: 9/3: Stan & Ollie 9/10: Remember the Titans 9/17: Maria by Callas NEW DATE: 11/12: An Autumn Afternoon 10/1: All Is True 10/8: October Sky 10/15: The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science 10/22: 180° South 10/29: Young Frankenstein

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Big Ideas, Big Business

Wed, September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Whether you are still putting your big idea onto paper or you're running your small business and are looking for growth strategies, join us and hear what Christine Sullivan, Business Advisor at the Connecticut Small Business Deveopment Center, has to say. Register online. This talk will discuss the current state of business plans — what's needed, what isn't, what tools can shortcut the process. She will cover different ways to access capital to help grow your business including the decision of equity…

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, September 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 23

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Tuesdays at Two Film: An Autumn Afternoon Postponed to November 12

Tue, September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In An Autumn Afternoon, an aging widower arranges a marriage for his only daughter. International Japanese classic in Japanese with English subtitles. (1962, 1h 53m) Films in the September-October Series: 9/3: Stan & Ollie 9/10: Remember the Titans 9/17: Maria by Callas NEW DATE: 11/12: An Autumn Afternoon 10/1: All Is True 10/8: October Sky 10/15: The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science 10/22: 180° South 10/29: Young Frankenstein

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October 2019

Tuesdays at Two Film: All is True

Tue, October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

All is True is a look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare. Kenneth Branagh directs. (1 h 41 m) Films in the September-October Series: 9/3: Stan & Ollie 9/10: Remember the Titans 9/17: Maria by Callas NEW DATE: 11/12: An Autumn Afternoon 10/1: All Is True 10/8: October Sky 10/15: The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science 10/22: 180° South 10/29: Young Frankenstein

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Understanding Domestic Violence Culture & How To Create Change

Wed, October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore themes and patterns of intimate partner violence in movies, advertisements and song lyrics with victim advocate Beth Ann Morhardt. How do we contribute to the violence? Who do we want to be? What have we missed? Where do we need to focus to make changes? Ms. Morhardt will discuss how we each contribute to struggles and solutions to create change. Community partners: The Westport Domestic Violence Task Force & Domestic Violence Crisis Center   With over 20 years’ experience in the…

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Innovative Ways to Job Search

Thu, October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to optimize your job search strategies, in ways not conventionally discussed, from industry professional and executive coach Kumar Singla.. Learn why most cover letters backfire against the candidate; how best to leverage technology; how to add fuel and excitement toyour search processes. Singla advises professionals from a variety of industries and backgrounds in the areas of career transition, optimal job searching and effective networking. Register online. Singla's perspectives stem from his own personal experiences, from the groups he facilitates and the…

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

Sat, October 5 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, December 21

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, October 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 23

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Digital Transformation

Mon, October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Westport Library is now co-sponsor of this meeting of FairCo TEEM, a group of entrepreneurs whose meetings consist of a networking session, followed by a brief talk, and then more networking. At this meeting, Dr. Adrian Bowles will discuss recent advances in artificial intelligence that make it possible to add logical reasoning. Artificial intelligence, the internet of things and cloud computing are transforming applications, industries, and the way we interact with one another in cities and nations. Learn how…

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Tuesdays at Two Film: October Sky

Tue, October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

October Sky is based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes. (1999, 1h 48m) Films in the September-October Series: 9/3: Stan & Ollie 9/10: Remember the Titans 9/17: Maria by Callas NEW DATE: 11/12: An Autumn Afternoon 10/1: All Is True 10/8: October Sky 10/15: The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science 10/22: 180° South 10/29: Young Frankenstein

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

Sat, October 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, December 21

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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Tuesdays at Two Documentary: The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science

Tue, October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science, discover the story of the renowned institution that has been called a 'Medical Mecca,' the 'Supreme Court of Medicine,' and the 'place for hope when there is no hope.' (2018, 1h 55 m) Films in the September-October Series: 9/3: Stan & Ollie 9/10: Remember the Titans 9/17: Maria by Callas NEW DATE: 11/12: An Autumn Afternoon 10/1: All Is True 10/8: October Sky 10/15: The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science 10/22: 180° South 10/29: Young Frankenstein

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Will I Ever Sleep Again? Answering Parents' Most Common Sleep Questions

Tue, October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dr. Lynelle Schneeberg, Sleep Psychologist at Connecticut Children’s, will explain how to overcome your child’s sleep struggles and provide proven tips that will help your household sleep soundly once again! Refreshments served. Partner: Connecticut Children's 

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POSTPONED: LinkedIn for Personal and Company Branding

Wed, October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Event postponed due to the inclement weather forecast. Check back later for a new date. Power up your personal and company brand on the world's premier professional networking site. LinkedIn expert Sandra Long shows how to use LinkedIn to position your brand, share thought leadership and build a meaningful network. Register online. Learn how to leverage an individual profile and company page to: Be Memorable: demonstrate your unique brand for potential clients and business partners; Be Found: Optimize your LinkedIn profile and Company…

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

Sat, October 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, December 21

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, October 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 23

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Tuesdays at 2 Film: 180° South

Tue, October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

180° South follows adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. Directed by Chris Malloy. With Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins, Keith Malloy, Alicia Salome Acuna Ika (2010, 1h 25m) Community partners: Patagonia Westport and Earthplace Films in the September-October Series: 9/3: Stan & Ollie 9/10: Remember the Titans 9/17: Maria by Callas NEW DATE: 11/12: An Autumn Afternoon 10/1: All Is True 10/8: October Sky 10/15: The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science 10/22: 180° South 10/29: Young Frankenstein

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Technology Addiction: What It’s All About and What to Do About It

Tue, October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Nadja Streiter, LCSW is a psychotherapist, activist and coach with expertise in managing problematic technology use and addiction to smartphones, gaming, social media and other internet based activities. She will help parents understand the implications of the addictive characteristics of technology and provide practical suggestions for sensible and sustainable use. Community partner: Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

Sat, October 26 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, December 21

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, October 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 23

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Tuesdays at Two Film: Young Frankenstein

Tue, October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Young Frankenstein is Mel Brook’s comic take on the film classic Frankenstein and stars Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle. (1974, 1h 46m) Films in the September-October Series: 9/3: Stan & Ollie 9/10: Remember the Titans 9/17: Maria by Callas NEW DATE: 11/12: An Autumn Afternoon 10/1: All Is True 10/8: October Sky 10/15: The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science 10/22: 180° South 10/29: Young Frankenstein

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November 2019

Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, November 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 23

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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The Peanuts Papers

Thu, November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join editor Andrew Blauner and contributing author Rich Cohen when they discuss The Peanuts Papers: Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life. Over the span of fifty years, Charles M. Schulz created a comic strip that is one of the glories of American popular culture—hilarious, poignant, inimitable. In The Peanuts Papers, thirty-three writers and artists reflect on the deeper truths of Schulz’s deceptively simple comic, its impact on their lives and art and on…

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

Sat, November 9 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, December 21

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, November 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 23

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Tuesdays at Two Film: An Autumn Afternoon

Tue, November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In An Autumn Afternoon, an aging widower arranges a marriage for his only daughter. International Japanese classic in Japanese with English subtitles. (1962, 1h 53m) November & December "Tuesdays at Two" films: 11/12: An Autumn Afternoon 11/19: The Human Race 11/26: Ramen Shop 12/3: Tolkien 12/10: DamNation 12/17: Yesterday 12/31: The Farewell

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Joint Pain Solutions

Tue, November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Local orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Mark Fletcher, answers questions on joint pain treatment and how Mako Robotic-arm Assisted Technology can provide a personalized surgical plan for hip or knee surgeries.  Dr. Fletcher is a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon and a member of OrthoConnecticut, specializing in joint replacement, sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He earned his degree from George Washington University.

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, November 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 23

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Tuesdays at Two Film: The Human Race

Tue, November 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Human Race is an inspirational full-length documentary about six runners, ages 50-90, as they each train for the biggest race of their lives. These six athletes run the spectrum of over-50 athletes: from the fiercest elite runners to newer runners attempting their first 5K. As they prepare, we will see them attempt to clear every hurdle—literally and metaphorically. We'll get to know their colorful personalities and gain insight on how running has helped them through various struggles. Make no mistake,…

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Tuesdays at Two Film: Ramen Shop

Tue, November 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In Ramen Shop, a young ramen chef leaves his hometown in Japan to embark on a culinary journey to Singapore to find out the truth about his past. He uncovers a lot more than family secrets and delicious recipes. (2019, 1h 30m) November & December "Tuesdays at Two" films: 11/12: An Autumn Afternoon 11/19: The Human Race 11/26: Ramen Shop 12/3: Tolkien 12/10: DamNation 12/17: Yesterday 12/31: The Farewell

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

Sat, November 30 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, December 21

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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December 2019

Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, December 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 23

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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CANCELED: Miss Management: What You Don’t Know About Women in the Startup World

Mon, December 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Due to forecasted inclement weather, this event is canceled. Check back for a new date. Kelly Helmuth has been part of the Fairfield County business and startup scene for years, most recently as COO of startup consultancy, The Ledgemore Group. Now CEO of Bestest, a voting app for consumers and businesses, Kelly is walking the talk as she drives product development, marketing, and fundraising for this fast-growing platform.  Along the way she has overcome a wide variety of challenges from…

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Tuesdays at Two Film: Tolkien

Tue, December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tolkien explores the formative years of the renowned author's life as he finds friendship, courage and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school. The experiences of that brotherhood, along with a tumultous courtship and the breakout of WWI, inspired him to write his classic fantasy novels of Middle-Earth. (2019, 1h 52m) November & December "Tuesdays at Two" films: 11/12: An Autumn Afternoon 11/19: The Human Race 11/26: Ramen Shop 12/3: Tolkien 12/10: DamNation 12/17: Yesterday 12/31: The Farewell

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Avoiding Scams & Frauds: Cybersecurity for Individuals

Wed, December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Today’s world of interconnected services and information make everyone vulnerable to hacks, scams, fraud, misinformation and data theft. Technology expert Virginia F. Talamo discusses strategies to protect devices or information from online and email threats. Register online. Learn how to: identify the most prolific threats and self-protect; explore profiles of individuals most susceptible to these threats; deploy software/strategies that will guard against these attacks. Questions to be answered include: How vulnerable are you to cybercrime? How to understand the three most…

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

Sat, December 7 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, December 21

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, December 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 23

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Enhance Your Portfolio and Minimize Taxes

Mon, December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Chris Eck, CPA, and Karl Mergenthaler, CFA, will provide specific, actionable ideas to improve your financial situation and prepare for the tax season. Mutual fund capital gain distributions can catch you off guard. State and local tax deductions do not go as far as they used to. Interest and dividends can increase your taxable income. The 2017 tax changes created various challenges and opportunities. The actions you take now, before year end, could add up to significant tax savings. Plan…

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Tuesdays at Two Film: DamNation

Tue, December 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

DamNation is a powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Directed by Ben Knight, Travis Rummel. With Edward Abbey, Bruce Babbitt, Lori Bodi, Yvon Chouinard. (2010, 1h 27m) Community partners: Patagonia Westport and Earthplace November & December "Tuesdays…

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LinkedIn Branding for Baby Boomers

Wed, December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this talk targeted to baby boomers, LinkedIn expert Marc W. Halpert will discuss technologies needed to stay competitive in the job market to demonstrate relevance in a youth-oriented society. Using LinkedIn, learn how to articulate your expertise and impress the prospective employer in order to find that next position. How do you master it for your needs? What techniques can you optimize on LinkedIn to be most successful? This workshop, designed specifically for baby boomers, will emphasize how to best brand…

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thu, December 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Schedule an appointment through this link.  Select the "By Distance" tab, choose Westport Library and select "See times."

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

Sat, December 14 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, December 21

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, December 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 23

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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CANCELLED: Tuesdays at Two Film: Yesterday

Tue, December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Today's film is canceled due to the inclement weather. In Yesterday, a struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed. (2019, 1h 57m) November & December "Tuesdays at Two" films: 11/12: An Autumn Afternoon 11/19: The Human Race 11/26: Ramen Shop 12/3: Tolkien 12/10: DamNation 12/17: Yesterday 12/31: The Farewell

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

Sat, December 21 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, December 21

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, December 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, December 23

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Tuesdays at Two Film: The Farewell

Tue, December 31 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In The Farewell, a Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short time left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a fake wedding as an excuse to bring everyone together before she dies. (2019, 1h 40m) November & December "Tuesdays at Two" films: 11/12: An Autumn Afternoon 11/19: The Human Race 11/26: Ramen Shop 12/3: Tolkien 12/10: DamNation 12/17: Yesterday 12/31: The Farewell

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January 2020

Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

Sat, January 4 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, February 29

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, January 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, February 24

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Imagine This: Art Applied To A Purpose

Mon, January 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Westporter Mark Yurkiw, an astrophysicist turned “artrepreneur,” discusses art applied to problem-solving, bringing together science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) to inspire business innovation. Register online. The Westport Library is co-sponsor of these meetings of FairCo TEEM (Technology, Environment, Entertainment, Marketing), a group of entrepreneurs whose meetings consist of a networking session, followed by a brief talk, and then more networking. Mark Yurkiw is a Westport resident and a New York City scientist and artist who creates storytelling sculptures and numerous…

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Tuesdays at Two Family Film: Abominable

Tue, January 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In the family film Abominable, three teenagers must help a Yeti return to his family while avoiding a wealthy man and a zoologist who want it for their own needs. (2019, 1h 37m)

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

Sat, January 11 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, February 29

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, January 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, February 24

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Tuesdays at Two Film: The Mustang

Tue, January 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Mustang is the story of Roman Coleman, a violent convict, who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs. (2019, 1h 36 m)

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Stephanie Klose’s Books To… Beat the Post-Holiday Blues

Tue, January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Stephanie Klose knows books. As a reviews editor for Library Journal and School Library Journal, Stephanie can find a book to fit any occasion. This month, Stephanie is helping us beat the post-holiday blues with a perfect list of books to help you relish these long, dark nights by the fire. From romance to horror, true crime to fantasy, these are the books that'll suck you in ‘til spring. Registration recommended. The evening will include Stephanie’s specially-selected titles, guest appearances…

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Making Your Home Work for You in Retirement: How Your Home Fits in the Estate Planning Puzzle

Wed, January 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Trust and estate lawyer David Bussolotta, mortgage specialist David Swanson and home transformation designer Colin Healy will show how your home is a key element in your retirement planning process. Register online. Learn: how your home contributes to your net worth how your home fits into a business success plan whether should you put your home in a trust how to unlock that value at the right time whether a reverse mortgage right for you and more. Many people would…

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

Sat, January 18 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, February 29

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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Tuesdays at Two Documentary Film: Where’s My Roy Cohn?

Tue, January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demagogues - from Joseph McCarthy to his final project, Donald J. Trump. This thriller-like exposé, Where’s My Roy Cohn?, connects the dots, revealing how a deeply troubled master manipulator shaped our current American nightmare. (2019, 1h 37m)

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

Sat, January 25 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, February 29

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, January 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, February 24

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Tuesdays at Two Film: The Chaperone

Tue, January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In The Chaperone, set in the early 1920s, a Kansas woman finds her life forever changed when she accompanies a young dancer on her fame-seeking journey to New York City. (2018, 1h, 43m)

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February 2020

Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, February 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, February 24

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Social Security Explained

Thu, February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Adrian Baldeon, Chris Eck, CPA, and the Financial Awareness Foundation will cover when the best time is to start receiving Social Security benefits and as well as strategies to maximize benefits and coordinate with your spouse. Find out how to avoid the most common mistakes made when collecting your benefits and learn about special rules for single, divorced and survivor benefits. Be sure that you know all the facts! Register online.  The program is presented by Adrian Baldeon, Chris Eck,…

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, February 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, February 24

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Tuesdays at Two Documentary Film: Artifishal

Tue, February 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Artifishal is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. A look at the challenges ecologists and conservationists face in the lucrative salmon-hatchery industry. (2019, 1h 15m) Community Partners: Earthplace and Patagonia

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

Sat, February 15 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, February 29

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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Tuesdays at Two WestportREADS Film: Battle of the Sexes

Tue, February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Battle of the Sexes depicts the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs which became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled…

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

Sat, February 22 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, February 29

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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Rhythm & Rhyme: Age 5 & Under

Mon, February 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, February 24

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy…

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Tuesdays at Two Film: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Tue, February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. (2019, 1h 48m)

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Careers in Main Street vs. Wall Street

Wed, February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The markets have been volatile, but Wall Street still sounds appealing. For some people though, "Main Street" is where it’s at. Sandy Scherzer Gross, founder of the retained executive coaching and executive search firm Pinetum Partners, will take a deep dive into careers on Wall Street: buy-side, sell side, private equity, hedge funds, traditional asset management firms, and wealth management, where she will discuss different careers in banking and the possible career trajectories for all. She will also explore possibilities…

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Itty Bittys: Age 5 & under

Sat, February 29 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, February 29

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to…

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March 2020

How to Succeed at Jobs That Don't Exist with Futurist Chris Bishop @FairCo TEEM

Mon, March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Nanopharmacist? Lunar tour guide? Robotic ethics consultant? Augmented reality medical content designer? Have you heard of these jobs? If not, you will. And today’s learners and their children will be doing them. And working in many other roles we can only dream about - sitting here in 2020. 85% of the jobs that current high school students will be doing in the next 20 years have not been invented yet. And they will have 8-10 jobs by the time they…

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Tuesdays at Two Comedy: Blinded by the Light

Tue, March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In Blinded by the Light, set in England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen. (2019, 1h 58m)

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Examining the 2nd Amendment

Wed, March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Since the drafting of the Constitution, and over a period of 240 years, there are only three truly relevant Supreme Court cases on the subject of the Second Amendment prior to 2008. In each instance, the Court found that it applied only to the arming of Militia’s. So what happened that altered court precedence and transformed the meaning of the Second Amendment? Attorney Ken Bernhard will take us through its history and explain how the events of the 60’s and…

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Itty Bittys

Sat, March 7 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat, April 25

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to learn…

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Rhythm & Rhyme

Mon, March 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Monday, repeating until Mon, April 27

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before…

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Tuesdays at Two International Film: Woman at War

Tue, March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In the Icelandic film Woman at War, Halla, a woman in her forties, declares war on the local aluminum industry to prevent it from disfiguring her country. She risks all she has to protect the highlands of Iceland-but the situation could change with the unexpected arrival of a small orphan in her life. (Subtitled; 2018, 1h 41m)

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Getting Help for Struggling Readers Using the IEP Process

Tue, March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Students who struggle to learn to read require explicit, systematic instruction, targeted toward their specific needs.  Special Education Attorney Anne Treimanis will discuss how to obtain appropriate, school-based services that address your child’s unique needs through an individualized education program (IEP). Anne Treimanis is an attorney, author, professor, and disability activist. Her law practice focuses on students with disabilities who have been denied an appropriate education. Her latest book is Do Not Tweet at an IEP Meeting. As an adjunct…

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EVENT CANCELLED: Rhythm & Rhyme

Mon, March 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before…

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EVENT CANCELLED: Tuesdays at Two: Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins

Tue, March 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

RAISE HELL: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said "Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country." …

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EVENT CANCELLED: Foundation Center Workshop: Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Fri, March 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on: Making your case for support Diversifying your organization's fundraising base Creating a plan of action Start thinking about your organization's fundraising strategies! Instructor : Susan Shiroma, Senior Social Sector Librarian, provides leadership and support for Foundation…

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EVENT CANCELLED: Itty Bittys

Sat, March 21 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Enjoy a half-hour program of song, stories, music, movement and finger play. Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before children can learn to read, they must develop early literacy skills. Our early literacy programs include four practices, talking, singing, reading and playing, that parents and caregivers can use to make it easier for children to learn…

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EVENT CANCELLED: Rhythm & Rhyme

Mon, March 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

This half-hour Early Literacy Program includes songs, music, movement, fingerplay and stories.  Improve your cultural literacy and rock out at the same time! Please bring your grownup! For ages 5 & under This is a large program (up to 200 people), with lots of movement and includes songs, nursery rhymes, music and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as for little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver’s lap. Our Philosophy of Early Literacy: Learning to Read Begins at Birth Before…

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EVENT CANCELLED: Tuesdays at Two Documentary Film: The Biggest Little Farm

Tue, March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A testament to the immense complexity of nature, The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. The film chronicles eight years of daunting work and outsize idealism as they attempt to create the utopia they seek, planting 10,000 orchard trees and over 200 different crops, and bringing in animals of every kind. (2018, 1h 31m)  

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