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Westport, CT 06880 United States

September 2021

Regan Good: The Needle - Poetry and Storytelling in The Cafe

Fri, September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join poet Regan Good for a special evening of creativity and conversation in The Cafe! Regan will read from her newest book of poems, The Needle (2020) as well as share stories from her experiences living in Westport, many of which inspired her poems. The reading will be followed by a Q&A session, moderated by Westport Poet Laureate Diane Lowman, and a light reception. This event is in-person in The Cafe! Please register here. Regan Good grew up in Westport…

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Teen Photography Contest

Mon, September 20 - Fri, October 29
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating indefinitely

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

Join the 9th Annual Teen Photography Contest! This year's contest commemorates Peace Day 2021.  Entries should explore the themes of peace, global issues, or sustainability and the environment.  The contest is open to Fairfield County residents in grades 6-12.  Entries will be accepted from September 20-October 29th. Please visit this link for additional contest details and the link to enter the contest.

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Navigating Social Security

Mon, September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Social Security is an important part of your retirement income. As reliance on Social Security continues to grow, it is important to understand your options and how to optimize your benefits. Join us for an informative discussion on: Social Security essentials; Qualifying for Social Security; Filing strategies and income considerations; and Special circumstances. Our speaker will be Julina L. Ogilvie, CIMA, CPWA, Wealth Advisor, Director of Business Development of Westport-based, Principle Wealth Partners. Julina manages wealth for high net worth…

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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. This book club will be held in person in the Komanski Room. PageTurners Book Club page For copies of the book, phone 203.291.4821. New participants always welcome.

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College Financial Aid Application Webinar

Tue, September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join Staples High School Guidance and The Westport Library for College Financial Aid Application night. This virtual event will be held as a webinar. Julie Savino, Executive Director of Financial Assistance at Sacred Heart University, will present to students and families about the sources and types of financial aid, application process, and determining eligibility, and useful tips and tools. Register for this webinar here.

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Heather Frimmer: 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 pills.…

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Music, Spirituality, and the Legacy of John  Coltrane

Thu, September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States
Free

Join us for a conversation, with live music, between Dr. Lewis Porter and Jazz Rabbi Greg Wall! Dr. Porter wrote the definitive John Coltrane biography and musical analysis, John Coltrane: His Life and Music. Please register here for a seat in the Library's Forum.   John Coltrane Jazz History 1890-1980 Jazz History 1980 - Present History of Music

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First Grade Visits

Mon, September 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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One event on Tue, September 28 at 4:30 pm

One event on Wed, September 29 at 4:30 pm

One event on Mon, October 4 at 4:30 pm

One event on Tue, October 5 at 4:30 pm

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

In addition to our virtual field trip, we invite first-graders and their families to meet other first-graders from their school. Come for a special visit, hear a story, see the Children's Department, and select books to borrow. Library cards and a special gift for each first grader will be delivered to their school. All visits will begin at 4:30 PM Coleytown Elementary--September 27 Greens Farms Elementary School--September 28 Kings Highway Elementary--September 29 Long Lots Elementary--October 4 Saugatuck Elementary--October 5 COVID…

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Westport Means Business

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

Westport business owners or aspiring business owners share, learn from, and provide support to each other. Second Selectwoman Jen Tooker will lead a discussion celebrating the intersection of Westport's flourishing arts community with our local businesses, a characteristic which makes Westport's local economy quite unique and distinctively attractive. To attend this event in person, please register here. To attend this event virtually and watch via Zoom, please register here.  For more information, contact Ellen Janpol, Business Librarian at ejanpol@westportlibrary.org  …

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First Grade Visits

Tue, September 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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One event on Tue, September 28 at 4:30 pm

One event on Wed, September 29 at 4:30 pm

One event on Mon, October 4 at 4:30 pm

One event on Tue, October 5 at 4:30 pm

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

In addition to our virtual field trip, we invite first-graders and their families to meet other first-graders from their school. Come for a special visit, hear a story, see the Children's Department, and select books to borrow. Library cards and a special gift for each first grader will be delivered to their school. All visits will begin at 4:30 PM Coleytown Elementary--September 27 Greens Farms Elementary School--September 28 Kings Highway Elementary--September 29 Long Lots Elementary--October 4 Saugatuck Elementary--October 5 COVID…

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Untangling the Medicare Maze

Tue, September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Mark and Curtis Bentley, co-founders of Health Directions, will help ease your concerns about Medicare enrollment in "Untangling the Medicare Maze -- How to Ensure You're Enrolled with the Right Medicare Coverage at the Right-Time". In this engaging discussion, they will cover: Recent changes in Medicare requirements and processes; When and how to enroll whether you are retired or employed; Determining the right coverage for you and your spouse based on your needs now, as well as anticipated future needs;…

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Mary DeRosa in Conversation with Steve Parrish

Tue, September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Steve Parrish sits down with Mary DeRosa, former Deputy Assistant and Deputy Counsel to the President, and National Security Council Legal Adviser in the Obama Administration. Professor DeRosa will discuss her role as Legal Advisor to the National Security Council during the planning and execution of the Navy Seal raid that resulted in the killing of Osama bin Laden. Please register here for a seat in the Library's Forum. Register here to watch the livestream on Zoom. Mary B. DeRosa…

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First Grade Visits

Wed, September 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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One event on Tue, September 28 at 4:30 pm

One event on Wed, September 29 at 4:30 pm

One event on Mon, October 4 at 4:30 pm

One event on Tue, October 5 at 4:30 pm

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

In addition to our virtual field trip, we invite first-graders and their families to meet other first-graders from their school. Come for a special visit, hear a story, see the Children's Department, and select books to borrow. Library cards and a special gift for each first grader will be delivered to their school. All visits will begin at 4:30 PM Coleytown Elementary--September 27 Greens Farms Elementary School--September 28 Kings Highway Elementary--September 29 Long Lots Elementary--October 4 Saugatuck Elementary--October 5 COVID…

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Networking Happy Hour: Job Search Work Team

Wed, September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Would you like to know how to increase your odds of getting a job sooner by 20%? Are you “in transition”? Are you thinking of making a career change? Do you need support and accountability during your job search? Join The Westport Library for a “Networking Happy Hour: Job Search Work Team – Past, Present, Future”. Join current and successful Job Search Work Team participants as they network and discuss why and how The Westport Library’s Job Search Work Team…

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October 2021

Rubylicious Celebration and Book Signing with Victoria Kann

Sat, October 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Celebrate award-winning author and illustrator Victoria Kann's newest book, Rubylicious, with a reading and a fun craft.

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Pages Through the Ages Discussion: I, CLAUDIUS

Sun, October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Discuss I, Claudius with Bruce McGuirk when Pages Through the Ages returns. Read the classic historical novel by Robert Graves or watch the series to learn more about ancient Rome. Scandals, family friction and a look at ancient historians writing history are all in this one! For more about the book, read this review; you'll want to grab the book. Copies are available at the Westport Library. This discussion will be virtual, please register to attend.  Community Partner: Westport Museum for…

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Rhythm & Rhyme

Mon, October 4 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am EDT
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until Mon, December 6

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

Monday October 4 at 10:30 AM Monday November 1 at 10:30 AM Monday December 6 at 10:30 AM Join us as we bring back Rhythm and Rhyme once a  month in the Library's Trefz Forum--with room for movement, songs, nursery rhymes, and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver's lap. COVID  PRECAUTIONS; Masks are required for everyone age two and over. This includes…

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First Grade Visits

Mon, October 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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One event on Tue, September 28 at 4:30 pm

One event on Wed, September 29 at 4:30 pm

One event on Mon, October 4 at 4:30 pm

One event on Tue, October 5 at 4:30 pm

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

In addition to our virtual field trip, we invite first-graders and their families to meet other first-graders from their school. Come for a special visit, hear a story, see the Children's Department, and select books to borrow. Library cards and a special gift for each first grader will be delivered to their school. All visits will begin at 4:30 PM Coleytown Elementary--September 27 Greens Farms Elementary School--September 28 Kings Highway Elementary--September 29 Long Lots Elementary--October 4 Saugatuck Elementary--October 5 COVID…

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Scott Gottlieb: UNCONTROLLED SPREAD

Mon, October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Scott Gottlieb, MD will discuss how  COVID-19 was too much for the American pandemic preparations and what steps need to be taken to combat the next outbreak with CNN's Alisyn Camerota. As the pandemic unfolded, Gottlieb was in regular contact with all the key players in Congress, the Trump administration, and the drug and diagnostic industries. He provides an inside account of how level after level of American government crumbled as the COVID-19 crisis advanced. A system-wide failure across government…

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DATA ANALYTICS 101

Mon, October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, November 8

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

The course provides broad understanding of the data analytics field, technologies, and opportunities as well as the basics of data analytics including understanding of structured and unstructured data, data ingestion/storage and consumption.  It also provides information about various types of analytics -- descriptive/diagnostic/predictive/prescriptive.  There are classes that cover concepts of data visualization and machine learning The course is designed and rendered by Industry Experts.  The emphasis is on application of analytical skills in business settings.  It is most beneficial for…

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The Exchange: Conversations About the Issues of Our Time

Tue, October 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Please join us for a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, moderated by Joan Gillman, to benefit the Westport Library.   When Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey broke the Harvey Weinstein story in The New York Times on October 5, 2017, they exposed allegations against him that had been piling up for 30 years. “We watched with astonishment as a dam wall broke,” Kantor and Twohey wrote of the response to their article. A day after it was…

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Toddler Mother Goose Time

Tue, October 5 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Thu, October 28

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thu, October 28

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10-10:30 AM October 5-28 For walking children under age two with an adult. Nursery rhymes, stories, and play for children moving about on their own. COVID PRECAUTIONS: We will have Toddler Mother Goose outside on Jesup Green for as long as weather permits. Please bring a blanket for your family to relax and stay socially distant. As we bring back indoor programming, we face restrictions needed to keep everyone safe. We will be following current guidelines…

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Tummy Time

Tue, October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, October 26

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating until Fri, October 29

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

Tuesdays at 2 PM Fridays at 9:30 AM No program on Friday, October 22 For pre-walking babies under age two with an adult Songs, fingerplays, bouncing, lifting, and a book! Designed for babies and their adult. COVID PRECAUTIONS: We will have Tummy Time outside on Jesup Green for as long as weather permits. Please bring a blanket for your family to relax and stay socially distant. As we bring back indoor programming, we face restrictions needed to keep everyone safe.…

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First Grade Visits

Tue, October 5 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Tue, September 28 at 4:30 pm

One event on Wed, September 29 at 4:30 pm

One event on Mon, October 4 at 4:30 pm

One event on Tue, October 5 at 4:30 pm

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

In addition to our virtual field trip, we invite first-graders and their families to meet other first-graders from their school. Come for a special visit, hear a story, see the Children's Department, and select books to borrow. Library cards and a special gift for each first grader will be delivered to their school. All visits will begin at 4:30 PM Coleytown Elementary--September 27 Greens Farms Elementary School--September 28 Kings Highway Elementary--September 29 Long Lots Elementary--October 4 Saugatuck Elementary--October 5 COVID…

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Returning to Work with Confidence

Tue, October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Connectalent, a Westport-founded firm that seeks to connect skilled employees with employers who value work/life balance, in partnership with Indeed, the worldwide employment website for job listings, will host "Returning to Work with Confidence: Workshop and Networking Event" for mothers returning to work after COVID. The event will feature members of Women @  Indeed (internal resource group from Indeed.com) as well as members of Connectalent. During the workshop, participants will learn how to best position themselves when applying to jobs…

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TABLEAU

Tue, October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, November 9

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

This course provides intensive experience with Tableau as a visualization tool for data scientists.  The course will start by teaching how to navigate the software, connect it to a data file, and export a worksheet.  It will then progress to provide in depth content, examples, and hands on practice in creating charts, data measures and dimensions.  The course will also teach how to use Tableau as a predictive modeling tool. By the time you compete this course, you'll be a…

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Miss Mary's Storytime

Wed, October 6 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, October 27

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

Wednesdays at 10-10:30 AM For all children under age three with an adult This program is designed to move children on the reading readiness continuum. We continue with nursery rhymes, songs, and play and include a picture book and time to read on your own. COVID PRECAUTIONS: We will have Miss Mary's Storytime outside on Jesup Green for as long as weather permits. Please bring a blanket for your family to relax and stay socially distant. As we bring back…

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PYTHON

Wed, October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, November 10

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

There are many programming languages available, but Python is popularly used by statisticians, engineers, and scientists to perform data analytics because Python is easy to learn and understand and also has a simple syntax and has a vast collection of libraries for numerical computation and data manipulation. The course introduces the concepts on Python include error handling, logging, functions and using the most popular packages -- numpy and Pandas.  The project involves building a capstone project from the list of…

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Toddler Mother Goose Time

Thu, October 7 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Thu, October 28

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thu, October 28

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10-10:30 AM October 5-28 For walking children under age two with an adult. Nursery rhymes, stories, and play for children moving about on their own. COVID PRECAUTIONS: We will have Toddler Mother Goose outside on Jesup Green for as long as weather permits. Please bring a blanket for your family to relax and stay socially distant. As we bring back indoor programming, we face restrictions needed to keep everyone safe. We will be following current guidelines…

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MAKE-IT- WORKshop: Candy Delivery Systems

Thu, October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu, October 28

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

Create a contact- free candy delivery system for Halloween. Trick or treating may never by the same again! Register for separate workshops for Grades K-1, 2-3, 4-5, and 6-8.

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SQL

Thu, October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu, November 11

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

If notes are the way to read/write music, SQL is the language of data bases.  SQL lays an important role in data analysis.  SQL is the standard querying language for all the relational databases. The course will introduce the concepts of SQL and then through hands on exercises, teach about joins subqueries, expressions, stored procedures.  It involves installing mysql server and workbench on your laptop.  Instructions and help for installation will be provided. The course is designed and rendered by…

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Tummy Time

Fri, October 8 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, October 26

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating until Fri, October 29

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

Tuesdays at 2 PM Fridays at 9:30 AM No program on Friday, October 22 For pre-walking babies under age two with an adult Songs, fingerplays, bouncing, lifting, and a book! Designed for babies and their adult. COVID PRECAUTIONS: We will have Tummy Time outside on Jesup Green for as long as weather permits. Please bring a blanket for your family to relax and stay socially distant. As we bring back indoor programming, we face restrictions needed to keep everyone safe.…

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Ready Readers

Fri, October 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until Fri, October 15

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until Fri, October 29

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

Fridays at 11AM October 8-29; no program October 22 Preschoolers ages 3-5 Stories, songs, activities and a craft. Let imaginations run wild with engaging stories, songs, and activities as we enrich and build early literacy skills in this child-centered program. Some preschoolers love their caregivers' participation, so grown-ups are invited to join us for craft. COVID PRECAUTIONS:  As we bring back indoor programming, we face restrictions needed to keep everyone safe. We will be following current guidelines for social distancing…

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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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DATA ANALYTICS 101

Mon, October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, November 8

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

The course provides broad understanding of the data analytics field, technologies, and opportunities as well as the basics of data analytics including understanding of structured and unstructured data, data ingestion/storage and consumption.  It also provides information about various types of analytics -- descriptive/diagnostic/predictive/prescriptive.  There are classes that cover concepts of data visualization and machine learning The course is designed and rendered by Industry Experts.  The emphasis is on application of analytical skills in business settings.  It is most beneficial for…

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Toddler Mother Goose Time

Tue, October 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Thu, October 28

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thu, October 28

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10-10:30 AM October 5-28 For walking children under age two with an adult. Nursery rhymes, stories, and play for children moving about on their own. COVID PRECAUTIONS: We will have Toddler Mother Goose outside on Jesup Green for as long as weather permits. Please bring a blanket for your family to relax and stay socially distant. As we bring back indoor programming, we face restrictions needed to keep everyone safe. We will be following current guidelines…

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Tummy Time

Tue, October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, October 26

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating until Fri, October 29

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

Tuesdays at 2 PM Fridays at 9:30 AM No program on Friday, October 22 For pre-walking babies under age two with an adult Songs, fingerplays, bouncing, lifting, and a book! Designed for babies and their adult. COVID PRECAUTIONS: We will have Tummy Time outside on Jesup Green for as long as weather permits. Please bring a blanket for your family to relax and stay socially distant. As we bring back indoor programming, we face restrictions needed to keep everyone safe.…

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Lewis A. Grossman on CHOOSE YOUR MEDICINE

Tue, October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join us for a discussion with Professor Lewis A. Grossman about his brand-new book, Choose Your Medicine: Freedom of Therapeutic Choice in America. Register here for a seat in the Forum or to watch from home and purchase a signed copy. Choose Your Medicine is a comprehensive history of the concept of freedom of therapeutic choice in the United States. It presents a compelling look at how persistent but evolving notions of a right to therapeutic choice have affected American…

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TABLEAU

Tue, October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, November 9

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

This course provides intensive experience with Tableau as a visualization tool for data scientists.  The course will start by teaching how to navigate the software, connect it to a data file, and export a worksheet.  It will then progress to provide in depth content, examples, and hands on practice in creating charts, data measures and dimensions.  The course will also teach how to use Tableau as a predictive modeling tool. By the time you compete this course, you'll be a…

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Miss Mary's Storytime

Wed, October 13 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, October 27

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

Wednesdays at 10-10:30 AM For all children under age three with an adult This program is designed to move children on the reading readiness continuum. We continue with nursery rhymes, songs, and play and include a picture book and time to read on your own. COVID PRECAUTIONS: We will have Miss Mary's Storytime outside on Jesup Green for as long as weather permits. Please bring a blanket for your family to relax and stay socially distant. As we bring back…

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Women and Money Roundtable

Wed, October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Women and Money Roundtable is a monthly financial literacy program designed to educate women of any age about the financial matters that affect their lives. The program provides information, resources, learning activities, and moderators to educate and create a safe and welcoming place for women to learn, share their experiences and ask questions. This is a virtual event.  Please register here. This program is brought to you through a partnership between Darien Library, New Canaan Library, Fairfield Public Library, The…

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Sonya Huber: SUPREMELY TINY ACTS

Wed, October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Sonya Huber, author of Pain Woman Takes Your Keys and Other Books, will read from her new book, Supremely Tiny Acts: A Memoir of a Day, about an arrest and court appearance with the climate action group Extinction Rebellion. The book is written in a stream-of-consciousness style that tries to track mundane thoughts and threads in the face of massive events. She will talk with attendees about the power of writing "the everyday" and share a few writing techniques. This is a virtual…

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PYTHON

Wed, October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, November 10

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

There are many programming languages available, but Python is popularly used by statisticians, engineers, and scientists to perform data analytics because Python is easy to learn and understand and also has a simple syntax and has a vast collection of libraries for numerical computation and data manipulation. The course introduces the concepts on Python include error handling, logging, functions and using the most popular packages -- numpy and Pandas.  The project involves building a capstone project from the list of…

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Toddler Mother Goose Time

Thu, October 14 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Thu, October 28

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thu, October 28

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10-10:30 AM October 5-28 For walking children under age two with an adult. Nursery rhymes, stories, and play for children moving about on their own. COVID PRECAUTIONS: We will have Toddler Mother Goose outside on Jesup Green for as long as weather permits. Please bring a blanket for your family to relax and stay socially distant. As we bring back indoor programming, we face restrictions needed to keep everyone safe. We will be following current guidelines…

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MAKE-IT- WORKshop: Candy Delivery Systems

Thu, October 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu, October 28

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

Create a contact- free candy delivery system for Halloween. Trick or treating may never by the same again! Register for separate workshops for Grades K-1, 2-3, 4-5, and 6-8.

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Short Cuts Film Festival 2021

Thu, October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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One event on Thu, November 4 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thu, November 18 at 7:00 pm

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

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

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SQL

Thu, October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu, November 11

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

If notes are the way to read/write music, SQL is the language of data bases.  SQL lays an important role in data analysis.  SQL is the standard querying language for all the relational databases. The course will introduce the concepts of SQL and then through hands on exercises, teach about joins subqueries, expressions, stored procedures.  It involves installing mysql server and workbench on your laptop.  Instructions and help for installation will be provided. The course is designed and rendered by…

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Tummy Time

Fri, October 15 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, October 26

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating until Fri, October 29

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

Tuesdays at 2 PM Fridays at 9:30 AM No program on Friday, October 22 For pre-walking babies under age two with an adult Songs, fingerplays, bouncing, lifting, and a book! Designed for babies and their adult. COVID PRECAUTIONS: We will have Tummy Time outside on Jesup Green for as long as weather permits. Please bring a blanket for your family to relax and stay socially distant. As we bring back indoor programming, we face restrictions needed to keep everyone safe.…

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Ready Readers

Fri, October 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until Fri, October 15

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until Fri, October 29

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

Fridays at 11AM October 8-29; no program October 22 Preschoolers ages 3-5 Stories, songs, activities and a craft. Let imaginations run wild with engaging stories, songs, and activities as we enrich and build early literacy skills in this child-centered program. Some preschoolers love their caregivers' participation, so grown-ups are invited to join us for craft. COVID PRECAUTIONS:  As we bring back indoor programming, we face restrictions needed to keep everyone safe. We will be following current guidelines for social distancing…

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VELVET UNDERGROUND Documentary by Todd Haynes OPENING NIGHT

Fri, October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States
Free

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Verso Studios' FIRST film program with the coolest band that ever existed! JOIN US FRIDAY for VELVET UNDERGROUND. Directed by Todd Haynes (Carol, I’m Not There, Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story), this kaleidoscopic oral history combines exclusive interviews with dazzling footage. Brought to us by our friends at Magnolia Pictures. See it on our 18 x 10 foot digital HD LED screen with a magnificent sound system. FREE! Doors: 7PM Screening: 7:30PM Runtime: 2 hours, rated R.…

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Nora Baskin, Author of Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story

Sun, October 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

In recognition of the 20th Anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks, author Nora Baskin will discuss her book, Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story, about that day. This program is appropriate for children in Grades 4-8 and their adult.

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Middle Grade Book Groups!

Mon, October 18 @ 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm EDT
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One event on Mon, October 18 at 6:00 pm

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

MIddle- grade book groups! Find out about cool FANTASY stories other are reading at our first monthly get together. There is a group for grades 3-4 and a group for grades 5-6.

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Middle Grade Book Groups!

Mon, October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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One event on Mon, October 18 at 6:00 pm

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

MIddle- grade book groups! Find out about cool FANTASY stories other are reading at our first monthly get together. There is a group for grades 3-4 and a group for grades 5-6.

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When STOP Doesn’t Work. What is the impact on our children?

Mon, October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Ann Rodwell-Lawton, associate director of the Domestic Violence Crisis Center and a local mental health clinician will discuss the generational impact of trauma on children. Her presentation includes: Basic domestic violence  information Statistics on generational impact of trauma The domestic violence intersection with child abuse and neglect How children are exposed Short- and long-term reactions/responses How to talk with children about domestic violence in age-appropriate way Services provided by DVCC, Westport Human Services and other mental health professionals to help…

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DATA ANALYTICS 101

Mon, October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, November 8

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

The course provides broad understanding of the data analytics field, technologies, and opportunities as well as the basics of data analytics including understanding of structured and unstructured data, data ingestion/storage and consumption.  It also provides information about various types of analytics -- descriptive/diagnostic/predictive/prescriptive.  There are classes that cover concepts of data visualization and machine learning The course is designed and rendered by Industry Experts.  The emphasis is on application of analytical skills in business settings.  It is most beneficial for…

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Toddler Mother Goose Time

Tue, October 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Thu, October 28

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thu, October 28

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10-10:30 AM October 5-28 For walking children under age two with an adult. Nursery rhymes, stories, and play for children moving about on their own. COVID PRECAUTIONS: We will have Toddler Mother Goose outside on Jesup Green for as long as weather permits. Please bring a blanket for your family to relax and stay socially distant. As we bring back indoor programming, we face restrictions needed to keep everyone safe. We will be following current guidelines…

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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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Tummy Time

Tue, October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, October 26

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating until Fri, October 29

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

Tuesdays at 2 PM Fridays at 9:30 AM No program on Friday, October 22 For pre-walking babies under age two with an adult Songs, fingerplays, bouncing, lifting, and a book! Designed for babies and their adult. COVID PRECAUTIONS: We will have Tummy Time outside on Jesup Green for as long as weather permits. Please bring a blanket for your family to relax and stay socially distant. As we bring back indoor programming, we face restrictions needed to keep everyone safe.…

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OFF OUR CHESTS with John & Liza Marshall

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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TABLEAU

Tue, October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, November 9

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

This course provides intensive experience with Tableau as a visualization tool for data scientists.  The course will start by teaching how to navigate the software, connect it to a data file, and export a worksheet.  It will then progress to provide in depth content, examples, and hands on practice in creating charts, data measures and dimensions.  The course will also teach how to use Tableau as a predictive modeling tool. By the time you compete this course, you'll be a…

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Miss Mary's Storytime

Wed, October 20 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, October 27

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

Wednesdays at 10-10:30 AM For all children under age three with an adult This program is designed to move children on the reading readiness continuum. We continue with nursery rhymes, songs, and play and include a picture book and time to read on your own. COVID PRECAUTIONS: We will have Miss Mary's Storytime outside on Jesup Green for as long as weather permits. Please bring a blanket for your family to relax and stay socially distant. As we bring back…

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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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The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure by Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

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

Join Dr. Hendrie Weisinger as he discusses his latest book on book on parenting. Books will be available for purchase.

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PYTHON

Wed, October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, November 10

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

There are many programming languages available, but Python is popularly used by statisticians, engineers, and scientists to perform data analytics because Python is easy to learn and understand and also has a simple syntax and has a vast collection of libraries for numerical computation and data manipulation. The course introduces the concepts on Python include error handling, logging, functions and using the most popular packages -- numpy and Pandas.  The project involves building a capstone project from the list of…

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Toddler Mother Goose Time

Thu, October 21 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Thu, October 28

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thu, October 28

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10-10:30 AM October 5-28 For walking children under age two with an adult. Nursery rhymes, stories, and play for children moving about on their own. COVID PRECAUTIONS: We will have Toddler Mother Goose outside on Jesup Green for as long as weather permits. Please bring a blanket for your family to relax and stay socially distant. As we bring back indoor programming, we face restrictions needed to keep everyone safe. We will be following current guidelines…

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MAKE-IT- WORKshop: Candy Delivery Systems

Thu, October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu, October 28

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

Create a contact- free candy delivery system for Halloween. Trick or treating may never by the same again! Register for separate workshops for Grades K-1, 2-3, 4-5, and 6-8.

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SQL

Thu, October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu, November 11

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

If notes are the way to read/write music, SQL is the language of data bases.  SQL lays an important role in data analysis.  SQL is the standard querying language for all the relational databases. The course will introduce the concepts of SQL and then through hands on exercises, teach about joins subqueries, expressions, stored procedures.  It involves installing mysql server and workbench on your laptop.  Instructions and help for installation will be provided. The course is designed and rendered by…

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Celebrate OAKtober!

Sat, October 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join the Tree Board outside the Library for some fun oak tree activities and bring home a baby oak tree!

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Molly Peacock: FLOWER DIARY

Mon, October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Hear how Mary Hiester Reid fought to be a professional artist during the 19th century when Molly Peacock discusses Flower Diary: In Which Mary Hiester Reid Paints, Travels, Marries & Opens a Door with local artist Dale Najarian. After she married fellow artist George Reid, Mary returned with him to his home country of Canada. There she set about creating over 300 stunning still life and landscape paintings, inhabiting a rich, if sometimes difficult, marriage, coping with a younger rival, exhibiting…

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DATA ANALYTICS 101

Mon, October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, November 8

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

The course provides broad understanding of the data analytics field, technologies, and opportunities as well as the basics of data analytics including understanding of structured and unstructured data, data ingestion/storage and consumption.  It also provides information about various types of analytics -- descriptive/diagnostic/predictive/prescriptive.  There are classes that cover concepts of data visualization and machine learning The course is designed and rendered by Industry Experts.  The emphasis is on application of analytical skills in business settings.  It is most beneficial for…

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Toddler Mother Goose Time

Tue, October 26 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Thu, October 28

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thu, October 28

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10-10:30 AM October 5-28 For walking children under age two with an adult. Nursery rhymes, stories, and play for children moving about on their own. COVID PRECAUTIONS: We will have Toddler Mother Goose outside on Jesup Green for as long as weather permits. Please bring a blanket for your family to relax and stay socially distant. As we bring back indoor programming, we face restrictions needed to keep everyone safe. We will be following current guidelines…

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Tummy Time

Tue, October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, October 26

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating until Fri, October 29

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

Tuesdays at 2 PM Fridays at 9:30 AM No program on Friday, October 22 For pre-walking babies under age two with an adult Songs, fingerplays, bouncing, lifting, and a book! Designed for babies and their adult. COVID PRECAUTIONS: We will have Tummy Time outside on Jesup Green for as long as weather permits. Please bring a blanket for your family to relax and stay socially distant. As we bring back indoor programming, we face restrictions needed to keep everyone safe.…

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The Power of Crowdfunding & Other Alternative Funding Options

Tue, October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

It's been five years since the SEC passed regulations making it possible for small businesses, startup companies and other privately-owned enterprises to raise capital and sell securities via crowdfunding websites such as Kickstarter and IndieGoGo. How has this market for startup capital developed? Who is taking advantage of this new form of fundraising and who is sitting on the sidelines (and why)? What are the advantages and disadvantages of so-called "equity crowdfunding" and is it right for your business? If…

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TABLEAU

Tue, October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, November 9

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

This course provides intensive experience with Tableau as a visualization tool for data scientists.  The course will start by teaching how to navigate the software, connect it to a data file, and export a worksheet.  It will then progress to provide in depth content, examples, and hands on practice in creating charts, data measures and dimensions.  The course will also teach how to use Tableau as a predictive modeling tool. By the time you compete this course, you'll be a…

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Miss Mary's Storytime

Wed, October 27 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, October 27

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

Wednesdays at 10-10:30 AM For all children under age three with an adult This program is designed to move children on the reading readiness continuum. We continue with nursery rhymes, songs, and play and include a picture book and time to read on your own. COVID PRECAUTIONS: We will have Miss Mary's Storytime outside on Jesup Green for as long as weather permits. Please bring a blanket for your family to relax and stay socially distant. As we bring back…

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PYTHON

Wed, October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, November 10

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

There are many programming languages available, but Python is popularly used by statisticians, engineers, and scientists to perform data analytics because Python is easy to learn and understand and also has a simple syntax and has a vast collection of libraries for numerical computation and data manipulation. The course introduces the concepts on Python include error handling, logging, functions and using the most popular packages -- numpy and Pandas.  The project involves building a capstone project from the list of…

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Toddler Mother Goose Time

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10-10:30 AM October 5-28 For walking children under age two with an adult. Nursery rhymes, stories, and play for children moving about on their own. COVID PRECAUTIONS: We will have Toddler Mother Goose outside on Jesup Green for as long as weather permits. Please bring a blanket for your family to relax and stay socially distant. As we bring back indoor programming, we face restrictions needed to keep everyone safe. We will be following current guidelines…

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MAKE-IT- WORKshop: Candy Delivery Systems

Thu, October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu, October 28

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

Create a contact- free candy delivery system for Halloween. Trick or treating may never by the same again! Register for separate workshops for Grades K-1, 2-3, 4-5, and 6-8.

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SQL

Thu, October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu, November 11

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

If notes are the way to read/write music, SQL is the language of data bases.  SQL lays an important role in data analysis.  SQL is the standard querying language for all the relational databases. The course will introduce the concepts of SQL and then through hands on exercises, teach about joins subqueries, expressions, stored procedures.  It involves installing mysql server and workbench on your laptop.  Instructions and help for installation will be provided. The course is designed and rendered by…

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Tummy Time

Fri, October 29 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am EDT
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, October 26

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating until Fri, October 29

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

Tuesdays at 2 PM Fridays at 9:30 AM No program on Friday, October 22 For pre-walking babies under age two with an adult Songs, fingerplays, bouncing, lifting, and a book! Designed for babies and their adult. COVID PRECAUTIONS: We will have Tummy Time outside on Jesup Green for as long as weather permits. Please bring a blanket for your family to relax and stay socially distant. As we bring back indoor programming, we face restrictions needed to keep everyone safe.…

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Ready Readers

Fri, October 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until Fri, October 15

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until Fri, October 29

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

Fridays at 11AM October 8-29; no program October 22 Preschoolers ages 3-5 Stories, songs, activities and a craft. Let imaginations run wild with engaging stories, songs, and activities as we enrich and build early literacy skills in this child-centered program. Some preschoolers love their caregivers' participation, so grown-ups are invited to join us for craft. COVID PRECAUTIONS:  As we bring back indoor programming, we face restrictions needed to keep everyone safe. We will be following current guidelines for social distancing…

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November 2021

Rhythm & Rhyme

Mon, November 1 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am EDT
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until Mon, December 6

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

Monday October 4 at 10:30 AM Monday November 1 at 10:30 AM Monday December 6 at 10:30 AM Join us as we bring back Rhythm and Rhyme once a  month in the Library's Trefz Forum--with room for movement, songs, nursery rhymes, and a story. Ideal for children who can move on their own, as well as little ones who are happy to sit in their caregiver's lap. COVID  PRECAUTIONS; Masks are required for everyone age two and over. This includes…

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DATA ANALYTICS 101

Mon, November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, November 8

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

The course provides broad understanding of the data analytics field, technologies, and opportunities as well as the basics of data analytics including understanding of structured and unstructured data, data ingestion/storage and consumption.  It also provides information about various types of analytics -- descriptive/diagnostic/predictive/prescriptive.  There are classes that cover concepts of data visualization and machine learning The course is designed and rendered by Industry Experts.  The emphasis is on application of analytical skills in business settings.  It is most beneficial for…

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TABLEAU

Tue, November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, November 9

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

This course provides intensive experience with Tableau as a visualization tool for data scientists.  The course will start by teaching how to navigate the software, connect it to a data file, and export a worksheet.  It will then progress to provide in depth content, examples, and hands on practice in creating charts, data measures and dimensions.  The course will also teach how to use Tableau as a predictive modeling tool. By the time you compete this course, you'll be a…

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StoryFest Finale: Mitch Albom on his new book, THE STRANGER IN THE LIFEBOAT

Tue, November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States
The Stranger in the Lifeboat

StoryFest 2021 closes with a very special in-person event featuring New York Times bestselling author Mitch Albom launching his newest book. With The Stranger in the Lifeboat, this master storyteller offers a fresh take on themes that have defined his work, in such beloved books as The Five People You Meet in Heaven, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, and The First Phone Call from Heaven, this “writer with soul” (Los Angeles Times) has taken readers to the celestial realm to…

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PYTHON

Wed, November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, November 10

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

There are many programming languages available, but Python is popularly used by statisticians, engineers, and scientists to perform data analytics because Python is easy to learn and understand and also has a simple syntax and has a vast collection of libraries for numerical computation and data manipulation. The course introduces the concepts on Python include error handling, logging, functions and using the most popular packages -- numpy and Pandas.  The project involves building a capstone project from the list of…

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Short Cuts Film Festival 2021

Thu, November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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One event on Thu, November 4 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thu, November 18 at 7:00 pm

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

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

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SQL

Thu, November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu, November 11

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

If notes are the way to read/write music, SQL is the language of data bases.  SQL lays an important role in data analysis.  SQL is the standard querying language for all the relational databases. The course will introduce the concepts of SQL and then through hands on exercises, teach about joins subqueries, expressions, stored procedures.  It involves installing mysql server and workbench on your laptop.  Instructions and help for installation will be provided. The course is designed and rendered by…

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Pages Through the Ages: BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE

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

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

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Writers Reflect on Henry David Thoreau

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

Andrew Blauner returns to the Westport Library with a new compilation of essays from 27 of today’s leading writers offer wide-ranging original pieces exploring how Thoreau has influenced and inspired them in Now Comes Good Sailing. A prophet of environmentalism and vegetarianism, an abolitionist, and a critic of materialism and technology, Thoreau even seems to have anticipated a world of social distancing in his famous experiment at Walden Pond. Please register to attend this event either in-person in the Trefz…

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DATA ANALYTICS 101

Mon, November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Mon, November 8

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

The course provides broad understanding of the data analytics field, technologies, and opportunities as well as the basics of data analytics including understanding of structured and unstructured data, data ingestion/storage and consumption.  It also provides information about various types of analytics -- descriptive/diagnostic/predictive/prescriptive.  There are classes that cover concepts of data visualization and machine learning The course is designed and rendered by Industry Experts.  The emphasis is on application of analytical skills in business settings.  It is most beneficial for…

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Mondiant Dogon: THOSE WE THROW AWAY ARE DIAMONDS

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

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

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TABLEAU

Tue, November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tue, November 9

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

This course provides intensive experience with Tableau as a visualization tool for data scientists.  The course will start by teaching how to navigate the software, connect it to a data file, and export a worksheet.  It will then progress to provide in depth content, examples, and hands on practice in creating charts, data measures and dimensions.  The course will also teach how to use Tableau as a predictive modeling tool. By the time you compete this course, you'll be a…

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PYTHON

Wed, November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wed, November 10

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

There are many programming languages available, but Python is popularly used by statisticians, engineers, and scientists to perform data analytics because Python is easy to learn and understand and also has a simple syntax and has a vast collection of libraries for numerical computation and data manipulation. The course introduces the concepts on Python include error handling, logging, functions and using the most popular packages -- numpy and Pandas.  The project involves building a capstone project from the list of…

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SQL

Thu, November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu, November 11

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

If notes are the way to read/write music, SQL is the language of data bases.  SQL lays an important role in data analysis.  SQL is the standard querying language for all the relational databases. The course will introduce the concepts of SQL and then through hands on exercises, teach about joins subqueries, expressions, stored procedures.  It involves installing mysql server and workbench on your laptop.  Instructions and help for installation will be provided. The course is designed and rendered by…

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Lyndon B. Johnson Uncovered By Marc Selverstone

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

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

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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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Short Cuts Film Festival 2021

Thu, November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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One event on Thu, November 4 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thu, November 18 at 7:00 pm

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

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

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LET'S MAKE DUMPLINGS! with Hugh Amano & Sarah Becan

Mon, November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Explore a comic book cookbook to learn how to make Asian dumplings? Yes! Chef Hugh Amano and illustrator Sarah Becan will talk about the history of these morsels and recipes found in Let's Make Dumplings!  For novice and seasoned cooks, Let's Make Dumplings! gives guidance on folding styles and fillings from across Asia, as well as dumpling lore. This cookbook captures the deep level of connection that dumplings bring to any gathering and shows you how to create them in your own…

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