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Westport, CT 06880 United States

June 2020

The Conversation Continues... TEAMWestport Virtual Book Club discussion of "How To Be An Antiracist"

Tue, June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States
Book Cover How To Be An Antiracist

Please join us to continue the conversation about Dr. Ibram Kendi’s book: How to Be an Anti-Racist. Participants will have an opportunity to share thoughts regarding the book and the recent racialized tragedies occurring in our country. Register here. On the day of the conversation, a private link with password will be sent to you. That link will allow you to join the conversation. If you miss the talk, it will be available for viewing on our YouTube page after…

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TEAM Westport Schools Equity Framework

Tue, June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join Harold Bailey, Chair of TEAM Westport, as he reviews TEAM Westport’s framework of analyses and recommendations for addressing key issues surrounding race and ethnicity in the Westport Schools environments across all age groups. This review was originally scheduled for mid-March and postponed due to the COVID crisis. This is a virtual event. Registration will not be required. Click here to attend the event. (password: 251346) TEAM Westport is the official town committee responsible for making Westport increasingly welcoming with…

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July 2020

Finding New Employment Opportunities During COVID-19

Wed, July 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join Dr. Marcia LaReau as she presents a Zoom webinar on "New Opportunities from COVID-19", for The Westport Library.  The webinar will cover who is hiring, how and where to find new opportunities; how to match your skillsets to a new job posing; and how to develop strategies for dealing with uncertainty. This is a virtual event. No registration is required. Click here to attend the event. (Password: 256647) This webinar is limited to 100 participants. Dr. LaReau is a…

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Summer Reading Spotlight: 2020 Horror with Jessica Guess, Rachel Harrison, Alma Katsu and Paul Tremblay

Thu, July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Leading voices in the genre talk about what horror has to say about our current moment. Join top horror writers Paul Tremblay (Survivor Song), Alma Katsu (The Deep), Jessica Guess (Cirque Berserk) and Rachel Harrison (The Return) as they discuss their experiences releasing horror titles in 2020 and why horror fiction has always been a relevant reflection of the times. Moderated by John Palisano, award-winning author and President of the Horror Writers Association (HWA). This is a virtual event. Follow…

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Summer Reading Spotlight: Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke on "How to Save a Life" with Wendy Walker

Sun, July 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Westport Library is proud to welcome bestselling authors Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke to talk about their new book "How to Save a Life." The authors will discuss the book with bestselling thriller writer Wendy Walker. This is a virtual event. Click here to register. The bestselling authors of The Good Widow deliver a modern, suspenseful twist on Groundhog Day that asks the question: How far are you willing to go to save the life of someone you love? Dom is having a…

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Upping Your Professional Image Virtually

Wed, July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

This event is a virtual event. Register here to receive the link to attend. The outbreak of COVID 19 changed how the world conducts business. We went from using a variety of platforms to communicate with clients, colleagues and friends to using a virtual world to deliver services, make pitches and sell products. Most people have not considered the impact on their image when conducting all business using video conferencing. Upping Your Professional Image Virtually will address the challenges and…

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Towards Becoming an Anti-Racist Society: Talking with Young Children About Race and Racism

Wed, July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

This is a virtual event. Please register here to receive the link to attend the event. Join us for a panel discussion focused on Pre-K children, parents and teachers which explores how to engage with young children about identity and diversity home, in school and in the community. Panelists will include: Takiema Bunche Smith, Executive Director of the Center on Culture, Race, and Equity at Bank Street College of Education Linda Santora, Former Director of Early Childhood Education for the Anti-Defamation League;…

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Managing Virtual Teams: How to Stop Losing Your Mind While Working Virtually and Enjoy More Productivity, Performance, and Peace of Mind

Thu, July 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Remote working and virtual teams are a relatively new thing that businesses have to deal with, and this new work reality comes with lots of challenges:  low productivity, working from sun-up to sun-down, new kinds of distractions high frustration, technology issues, and more. Business as usual isn’t going back to the way it was anytime soon. Learn the best way to navigate the uncertainties of virtual teams on this free live training session for leaders and teams, “How to Stop…

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August 2020

TEAM Westport Teen Diversity Essay Contest Awards Event

Thu, August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

TEAM Westport, in partnership with The Westport Library, is proud to present the winners of the Seventh Annual Teen Diversity Essay Contest on Thursday, August 13 at 7 pm. This is a virtual event. To register and view the event, click here. This Awards Ceremony was postponed in March from its original April 2 date due to the COVID crisis. At that time, this year’s three finalists: Victoria Holoubek-Sebok (Grade 10), Sahiba Dhindsa (Grade 12), and Zachary Terrillion (Grade 12) were…

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TEAM Westport Teen Diversity Essay Contest Awards

Thu, August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

TEAM Westport, in partnership with The Westport Library, is proud to present the winners of the Seventh Annual Teen Diversity Essay Contest on Thursday, August 13 at 7:00 pm. This is a virtual event. Register and view the event here. This Awards Ceremony was postponed in March from its original April 2 date due to the COVID crisis. At that time, this year’s three finalists: Victoria Holoubek-Sebok (Grade 10), Sahiba Dhindsa (Grade 12), and Zachary Terrillion (Grade 12) were announced.  All…

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September 2020

StoryFest 2020: Stoker on Stoker - The Mysteries Behind the Writing of Dracula

Tue, September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

StoryFest 2020 kicks off with "Stoker on Stoker," a live event with Dacre Stoker. This event was a live virtual event. Due to copyright, it has not been archived.  Purchase signed copies of Dracul along with other Stoker memorabilia here. Dacre Stoker’s compelling and informative multimedia presentation, Stoker on Stoker, the Mysteries behind the Writing of Dracula, weaves together the details of Dracula’s history with Bram Stoker’s life in Dublin and London, and Stoker family lore, separating fact from popular fiction…

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StoryFest 2020: Beyond Stoker - Contemporary Visions of Vampires in Fiction

Tue, September 15 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

StoryFest 2020 opens with the virtual premiere of a roundtable conversation with three award-winning authors - Gwendolyn Kiste, Michelle Renee Lane and L. Marie Wood - on contemporary vampire stories. Click here to view the archived video of the event. Our thirst for vampire stories continues today. But contemporary fiction writers are crafting exciting new visions of vampire lore, using the classic monster to tell absorbing new stories that speak to the different monsters of our current moment. These three…

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Virtual Networking Happy Hour: Job Search Work Team – Past, Present, Future

Wed, September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Are you in “transition”? Are you looking for a position and not getting any traction? Would you like to know how to increase your odds of getting a job sooner by 20%? Then bring a glass of your favorite beverage and join past and present Job Search Work Team members for a Virtual Networking Happy Hour on Wednesday, September 16th at 6pm. We will hear Deb Krawiec, a National Certified Counselor, talk on “Increase Your Job Search Focus & Productivity,"…

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StoryFest 2020: An Evening for Thrills with Wendy Walker and L. C. Shaw

Wed, September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

StoryFest 2020 continues with two alumni of the festival, Wendy Walker and L. C. Shaw. Two bestselling thriller writers, Wendy Walker and L. C. Shaw (the pen name of internationally bestselling author Lynne Constantine who also writes with her sister as Liv Constantine) celebrate the release of their newest books -- Walker’s Don’t Look For Me and Shaw’s The Silent Conspiracy. Click here to view an archived video of the event. Due to the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, StoryFest 2020 is…

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StoryFest 2020: Displays of Affection

Thu, September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

StoryFest continues with some of today's top romance writers, moderated by Stephanie Klose, book reviews editor for Library Journal. Love is a potent force: it can drive us mad, it can fill us up, it can change the course of our lives. These writers take love stories seriously, and the ways in which they choose to tell these stories shed light on the world we live in. This is a virtual event. Click here to view the event. Due to…

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StoryFest 2020: What the Dark Teaches Us

Fri, September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

StoryFest 2020 continues with a panel of some of today's top genre writers discussing the value of stories that explore the dark, moderated by StoryFest alum and Stoker-nominated writer Bracken MacLeod. This is a virtual event. Click here to view the archived event.  Horror. Crime fiction. Thrillers. These genres peek into the shadows and dig up truths about who we are. These writers aren’t afraid of the dark, and their explorations of it shed light on who we are and…

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StoryFest 2020: In Our Next Issue - Comics and the New Worlds in Their Pages

Mon, September 21 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

StoryFest continues with a panel of some of today's top comics creators discussing the changing face of comics. This is a virtual event. View the archived event here.  These comics creators are expanding the kinds of stories comics tell and are creating exciting new visual worlds for those stories to inhabit. Due to the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, StoryFest 2020 is going virtual. From September 15 - September 29, we will premiere 13 live and pre-recorded author events,…

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StoryFest 2020: Then and Now - How History Shapes Stories for the Present

Tue, September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

StoryFest 2020 continues with a panel focusing on the past and the writers who are inspired by it. This is a virtual event. Click here to view the archived event.  What can the past tell us about the present? These writers, across several genres, use history as a place to ground their stories. Whether they’re investigating real histories, reimagining them, or crafting narratives that play with the past, they’re all important voices for the here and now.  Due to the…

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StoryFest 2020: Final Cuts - New Tales of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles

Thu, September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

StoryFest concludes with a panel dedicated to the nightmares of the silver screen. Legendary genre editor Ellen Datlow leads the discussion on her anthology, Final Cuts: New Tales of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles. She is joined by an all-star lineup of authors included in the anthology. This is a virtual event. Click here to register and view the event. Ellen Datlow brings together eighteen dark and terrifying original stories inspired by cinema and television. From the secret reels of a…

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StoryFest 2020: Finding Bravery Through Books

Tue, September 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

StoryFest 2020 spotlights middle-grade fiction authors in a panel aimed at young readers and educators. This is a virtual event. Register and view the event here. Through sharing their thoughts about the power of reading, these authors will model how books can teach young readers about the world and themselves, specifically with regard to discussing stories of empathy, courage, adventure, and heart. Panelists: Janae Marks, Lorien Lawrence, James Bird, Adrianna Cuevas, AJ Sass, and Supriya Kelkar. Moderator: Shannon Doleski James…

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Tough Queer Stories in YA Fiction

Wed, September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Westport Library is pleased to welcome debut YA author Adam Sass (Surrender Your Sons) and a panel of top YA authors Abdi Nazemian, Lev Rosen and Tom Ryan. This is a virtual event. Register and view the event here. Links to purchase books can be found below.  How do you tell tough queer stories in 2020? Adam Sass meets with the celebrated authors of LIKE A LOVE STORY, CAMP, and KEEP THIS TO YOURSELF to discuss the importance of…

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October 2020

Restoring a Healthy Economy: The Current State of COVID-19

Wed, October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Westport Library welcomes Julina Ogilvie, CIMA, CPWA, a Partner at  Westport-based,  Principle Wealth Partners, for her talk, "Restoring A Healthy Economy:  The Current State of Covid-19". If you missed this event, you can watch it now. The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the country and, especially the economy, in several ways.  Ogilvie will cover updates on the health situation, the economy and the markets.  The talk will also  explore "future uncertainty" as it relates to the election, social justice, social…

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Getting Started in Medicare

Wed, October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Whether turning 65 or retiring, this Health Directions webinar can help to explain the intricacies of Medicare and answer your questions. Missed this event? View it here. With COVID-19, quarantine and job losses, many people find health care choices even more complicated. If you or a loved one is approaching age 65 or is retiring, critical and timely decisions need to be made about Medicare coverage. Join Mark and Curtis Bentley of Health Directions as they provide clear, concise, straightforward answers to…

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November 2020

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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April 2021

TEAM Westport Teen Diversity Essay Contest Awards Event 2021

Mon, April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
other, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

TEAM Westport, in partnership with The Westport Library, is proud to present the winners of the Eighth Annual Teen Diversity Essay Contest. Please note: This is a virtual event. REGISTER HERE In order to increase awareness and promote understanding in the arenas of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and gender-identity, TEAM Westport and The Westport Library are co-sponsoring the Eighth Annual Teen Diversity Essay Contest for students in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 who attend Staples High School…

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