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Westport, CT 06880 United States

July 2021

Where Westport Meets the World - LIVE with Dan Woog!

Mon, July 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Westport’s own Dan Woog brings his popular blog “06880: Where Westport Meets the World” to life, via the Verso Studios at the Westport Library – recorded LIVE in the Trefz Forum! The link goes live at noon, every other Monday, so you can watch Dan engage in insightful conversations with voices from around the community - discussing the stories behind the stories. On Monday, July 26 at noon, listen to Dan's conversation with Annette Norton, who opened Savvy + Grace, a…

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Camp Explore: Bats Langley's MONSTER Laboratory

Tue, July 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
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The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Create marvelous monsters and fantastical monster stories with Bats Langley, illustrator of Groggle's Monstser Valentine.

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Celebrating Libraries with Karin Slaughter

Tue, July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join Karin Slaughter in-conversation with Jackie Cooper to celebrate libraries and discuss Karin’s latest standalone novel, FALSE WITNESS. This is a virtual event, please register. Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 40 million copies sold across the globe, her twenty-one novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated COP TOWN and the instant New York Times bestselling standalone novels PRETTY GIRLS, THE GOOD DAUGHTER and PIECES OF HER.…

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Camp Explore: Bats Langley's MONSTER Laboratory

Wed, July 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
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The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Create marvelous monsters and fantastical monster stories with Bats Langley, illustrator of Groggle's Monstser Valentine.

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Camp Explore: Bats Langley's MONSTER Laboratory

Thu, July 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Thu, July 29

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

Create marvelous monsters and fantastical monster stories with Bats Langley, illustrator of Groggle's Monstser Valentine.

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Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival

Thu, July 29 @ 7:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Westport Library will be hosting the Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival for its first in-person showing in two years. The film festival is described by founder Rachel Markus as an "annual series of soccer cultural events that bring together soccer and film enthusiasts to celebrate the beautiful game." First developed in New York in April of 2009, the festival has developed an international following, helping it spread around the globe. In past years, the festival has been held…

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August 2021

PIGLET: The Unexpected Story of a Deaf, Blind, Pink Puppy and His Family - Book Launch with Melissa Shapiro!

Tue, August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

When Westport veterinarian Melissa Shapiro got a call about a tiny deaf blind puppy in need of fostering, she didn’t hesitate to say, “yes.” Little did she know how that decision would transform her, her family, and legions of admirers destined to embrace the saga of the indomitable pink pup.... Please join Melissa Shapiro, in conversation with best-selling author Christina Hunger, for the launch of her book, based on this extraordinary journey... PIGLET: The Unexpected Story of a Deaf, Blind,…

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Supremely Tiny Acts: A Writing Workshop with Sonya Huber

Thu, August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

In support of her upcoming book Supremely Tiny Acts: A Memoir of a Day, a book-length memoir about a single day, please join us for a special writing workshop with author Sonya Huber! In this one-session class, we'll discuss what it means to write the "mundane" of our daily lives, learning about the history of this sort of subject matter in nonfiction and fiction. We will then write together about what’s happened to us on the day that we gather…

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Audio Camp for High School Students

Mon, August 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Learn the basic elements of home music production. Topics will range from how to record vocals, create beats with a drum machine, and record instruments. Opportunities to practically apply concepts learned each day will be provided throughout. Advanced lessons such as drum recording, and guitar amp recording will be put to the test on our final day of camp where all students will participate in a solo recording project with a real artist! Participants will learn about low-cost equipment and…

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Saugatuck Scribes: Fitness and Historical Fiction

Mon, August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Celebrate two Westport authors in one night! Galia Gichon, author of THE ACCIDENTAL SUFFRAGIST and Collin Carroll, who wrote FITNESS BY DARWIN will discuss their new books with members of the Westport community. Whether you're curious about how to use human evolution in exercise or enjoy reading historical novels, this is a program for you. THE ACCIDENTAL SUFFRAGIST starts in 1912. After a tragic event, Helen Fox—a factory worker living in New York’s tenements—attends her first suffrage meeting, quickly becoming seduced by…

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Camp Explore: Exploring Art and Math in TurtleArt with Josh Burker

Tue, August 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
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The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

A bright and visual method to learn coding basics through two browser-based programs on computers or tablets--TurtleArt and ArtLogo.

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Camp Explore: Exploring Art and Math in TurtleArt with Josh Burker

Wed, August 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Wed, August 11

An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Thu, August 12

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

A bright and visual method to learn coding basics through two browser-based programs on computers or tablets--TurtleArt and ArtLogo.

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Camp Explore: Exploring Art and Math in TurtleArt with Josh Burker

Thu, August 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Wed, August 11

An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Thu, August 12

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

A bright and visual method to learn coding basics through two browser-based programs on computers or tablets--TurtleArt and ArtLogo.

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Camp Explore: Advanced Coding: LightLogo with Josh Burker

Tue, August 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Coders will be introduced to LightLogo, a microworld where we make a variety of light patterns with only ten lines of code.

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PageTurner's Book Club

Tue, August 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Discuss Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, the 2020 Pulitzer Prize winner that portrays American history through the story of two boys unjustly sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. Contact Carolyn Karwoski, ckarwoski@westportlibrary.org to register. PageTurners Book Club page For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. New participants always welcome.

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My Place At the Table

Tue, August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Alec Lobrano returns to Westport to discuss his coming of age memoir with Westport's own Kelle Ruden. My Place At the Table: A Recipe for a Delicious Life in Paris is a moving coming-of-age story of how a gay man emerges from a wounding childhood, discovers himself, and finds love and an insider's guide to thirty of his favorite Paris restaurants. Registration is open for participating via livestream or in person at the Westport Library. Copies of My Place At the Table are…

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September 2021

Library Closed: Labor Day

Mon, September 6
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The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

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This Was Toscanini: The Maestro, My Father and Me

Tue, September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Did you know September is Classical Music Month? Explore the musical work and creative process of  Arturo Toscanini through the eyes of first violinist, Samuel Antek. His daughter and co-author, Lucy Antek Johnson, will be in conversation with Mary-Lou Weisman about these two men and the powerful impact they made on her life and the world of classical music. Johnson's new book, THIS WAS TOSCANINI: The Maestro, My Father and Me, is an expanded edition of her father’s original, intimate,…

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Environmental Book Discussion: ENTANGLED LIFE

Wed, September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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 Merlin Sheldrake's ENTANGLED LIFE: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures. This event is scheduled to be at Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane. Reservations are suggested for this in-person program. When we think of fungi, we likely think of mushrooms. But mushrooms are only fruiting bodies, analogous to apples on a tree. Most fungi live out of sight, yet…

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PageTurner's Book Club

Tue, September 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Discuss Passing by Nella Larsen, a powerful and tragic story of racial identity that continues to resonate. Contact Carolyn Karwoski, ckarwoski@westportlibrary.org to register. Via Zoom Conferencing PageTurners Book Club page For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. New participants always welcome.

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Better to Trust

Tue, September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Author Heather Frimmer introduces her second novel, BETTER TO TRUST with book blogger Suzanne Leopold. Register to attend in person or from home and order a signed copy of BETTER TO TRUST.  When trust is violated, can it ever be recovered? Alison Jacobs needs brain surgery and places ultimate trust in her sister’s husband, Grant Kaplan, a world-renowned neurosurgeon and expert in treating her condition. But Grant is hiding a dark secret which threatens the outcome: an addiction to prescription…

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October 2021

Library OPEN: Columbus Day

Mon, October 11
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Library will remain open for Columbus Day (October 11, 2021).

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PageTurner's Book Club

Tue, October 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Discuss Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore,  an astonishing debut novel that explores the lingering effects of a brutal crime on the women of one small Texas oil town in the 1970s Via Zoom conferencing. Contact Carolyn Karwoski, ckarwoski@westportlibrary.org to register. PageTurners Book Club page For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. New participants always welcome.

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Off Our Chests

Tue, October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

As a medical oncologist specializing in gastrointestinal cancers, John Marshall was outspoken in his resentment and envy of the dominance of breast cancer advocacy and research. But then his wife, Liza, was diagnosed at age 43 with a high-risk breast cancer. Meet Liza and John when they discuss their story of how a diagnosis made them look at medicine, healing and marriage with a new lens with Dr. Pamela Kunz, medical oncologist at Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital.…

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Environmental Book Discussion: THE OVERSTORY

Wed, October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Interested in environmental issues or nature or science? Join members of the Earthplace naturalist team in discussing Richard  Powers' 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning THE OVERSTORY. This event is scheduled to be at Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane. Reservations are suggested for this in-person program. Copies of the book are available at the Westport Library. OVERSTORY is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of—and paean to—the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back…

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November 2021

PageTurner's Book Club

Tue, November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Discuss Friends and Strangers by J. Courtney Sullivan, An insightful, funny and compulsively readable novel about a complicated friendship between two women who are at two very different stages in life. For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. New participants always welcome. Via Zoom conferencing. Contact Carolyn Karwoski, ckarwoski@westportlibrary.org to register. PageTurners Book Club page For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. New participants always welcome.

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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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Library Closed-Thanksgiving Day

Thu, November 25
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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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December 2021

Library Closed: Christmas Eve

Fri, December 24
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Westport, CT 06880 United States

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Library Closed: Christmas Day

Sat, December 25
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Westport, CT 06880 United States

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Library Closing at 5 pm

Fri, December 31 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Library will be closing at 5 pm on New Year's Eve and will be closed all day on New Year's Day. Enjoy the holiday!

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January 2022

Library Closed - New Year's Day

Sat, January 1
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Westport, CT 06880 United States

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Library Closed: Martin Luther King's Birthday

Mon, January 17
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Westport, CT 06880 United States

Enjoy the holiday! Martin Luther King, Jr The Civil Rights Movement African American History Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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February 2022

Library Closed: Presidents' Day

Mon, February 21
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Westport, CT 06880 United States

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July 2022

Library Closed: Independence Day

Mon, July 4
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Westport, CT 06880 United States

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

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September 2022

Library Closed: Labor Day

Mon, September 5
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Westport, CT 06880 United States

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October 2022

Library Closed: Columbus Day

Mon, October 10
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Westport, CT 06880 United States

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November 2022

Library Closed-Thanksgiving Day

Thu, November 24
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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 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
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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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December 2022

Library Closed: Christmas Eve

Sat, December 24
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Westport, CT 06880 United States

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Library Closed: Christmas Day

Sun, December 25
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Westport, CT 06880 United States

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Library Closing at 5 pm

Sat, December 31 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Library will be closing at 5 pm on New Year's Eve and will be closed all day on New Year's Day. Enjoy the holiday!

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January 2023

Library Closed - New Year's Day

Sun, January 1
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Westport, CT 06880 United States

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Library Closed: Martin Luther King's Birthday

Mon, January 16
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day third of January, repeating indefinitely

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

Enjoy the holiday! Martin Luther King, Jr The Civil Rights Movement African American History Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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February 2023

Library Closed: Presidents' Day

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

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Library Closed: Presidents' Day

Mon, February 20
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Westport, CT 06880 United States

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July 2023

Library Closed: Independence Day

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

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

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

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