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Westport, CT 06880 United States

May 2021

Library Closed for BOOKED for the evening

Thu, May 13
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Library will be closed May 13, 2021 in preparation for BOOKED for the evening, honoring Itzhak Perlman. Find out more here.

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SQL

Thu, May 13 @ 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, May 20

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

6 consecutive Thursday evenings, 7:00pm - 8:30pm: April 15, April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20. If notes are the way to read/write music, SQL is the language of data bases. SQL plays 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, and stored procedures. It involves installing mysql server…

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Supper & Soul: Dark Desert Eagles

Fri, May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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One event on Sat, May 15 at 7:00 pm

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

The Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce and Westport Library are pleased to announce the next weekend of Drive-in Concerts. Dark Desert Eagles, will perform the music of America's greatest rock act, the Eagles, on Friday and Saturday night May 14 and 15. Doors open at 5:30 pm, with the concert beginning at 7:00 pm.   The nationally touring act is staying close to home during the pandemic and will play Westport for two nights bringing a phenomenal recreation of the Eagles,…

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Supper & Soul: Dark Desert Eagles

Sat, May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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One event on Sat, May 15 at 7:00 pm

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

The Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce and Westport Library are pleased to announce the next weekend of Drive-in Concerts. Dark Desert Eagles, will perform the music of America's greatest rock act, the Eagles, on Friday and Saturday night May 14 and 15. Doors open at 5:30 pm, with the concert beginning at 7:00 pm.   The nationally touring act is staying close to home during the pandemic and will play Westport for two nights bringing a phenomenal recreation of the Eagles,…

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Where Westport Meets the World - LIVE with Dan Woog!

Mon, May 17 @ 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! Twice a month, on the first and third Mondays, at noon, the links go live to watch Dan engage in insightful conversations with voices from around the community - discussing the stories behind the stories. On Monday, May 17th at noon, join Dan for an enlightening discussion with Rosie Jon who…

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Data Analytics 101

Mon, May 17 @ 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, May 17

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

6 consecutive Monday evenings, 7:00pm - 8:30pm April 12, April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10, and May 17. This course provides a 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 - and concepts of data visualization and machine learning. NOTE: Registration closes on Wednesday, APRIL 7th.…

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WHERE THE GRASS IS GREEN AND THE GIRLS ARE PRETTY

Mon, May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Lauren Weisberger returns to Westport with her newest novel, WHERE THE GRASS IS GREEN AND THE GIRLS ARE PRETTY. She will be in conversation with Jennifer Blankfein, of Book Nation by Jen. If you missed this event, you can watch the recording here. A seat at the anchor desk of the most-watched morning show. Recognized by millions across the country, thanks in part to her flawless blond highlights and Botox-smoothed skin. An adoring husband and a Princeton-bound daughter. Peyton Marcus…

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PageTurner's Book Discussion

Tue, May 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Discuss The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall, a moving portrait of love and friendship set against a backdrop of social change in 1960's New York City. 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.   Resources for Book Clubs Get the Right Book for You Books We're Excited About

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Cybersecurity 101

Tue, May 18 @ 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, May 18

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

6 consecutive Tuesday evenings, 7:00pm - 8:30pm April 13, April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11, May 18 This course provides detailed understanding of the concepts of cybersecurity. It will cover the concept of security and risk management and include hands on exercises that explain the concepts of encryption/decryption, identity and access management, network build and network security and controls to manage security of networks. The class concludes with hands on exercise on Amazon Web services on building network…

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Women and Money Roundtable

Wed, May 19 @ 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. This program is brought to you through a partnership between Darien Library, New Canaan Library, Fairfield Public Library, The…

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Writing Sprints w Tessa Smith McGovern

Wed, May 19 @ 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, May 26

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

Stay accountable with two free weekly writing workshops from WestportWRITES! When? Daytimes: Every Tuesday from 12pm-1.30pm ET; Evenings: Every Wednesday from 7pm-8.30pm ET (starts March 10, 2021). REGISTER HERE TO GET THE ZOOM LINKS! The Westport Library is delighted to present two, free weekly Writing Sprints to Prompts and an AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) with award-winning author and teacher Tessa Smith McGovern. This is like a write-in but with extras…it's writing time followed by a 30-minute Q & A where you…

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Python

Wed, May 19 @ 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, May 19

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

6 consecutive Wednesday evenings, 7:00 - 8:30pm April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19 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 has a simple syntax and a vast collection of libraries for numerical computation and data manipulation. The course introduces the concepts on Python including error handling, logging, functions and using the most…

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“Me and White Supremacy”: The Challenge Continues

Wed, May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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One event on Wed, May 5 at 7:00 pm

One event on Wed, May 19 at 7:00 pm

One event on Wed, July 7 at 7:00 pm

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

“Me and White Supremacy”: The Challenge Continues Wednesdays: at 7 PM EDT – 8:30 PM EDT April 21, 2021 Focus: Week 1 of the 28 Day Challenge May 5, 2021 Focus: Week 2 of the 28 Day Challenge May 19, 2021 Focus: Week 3 of the 28 Day Challenge July 7, 2021 Focus: Week 4 of the 28 Day Challenge Register Via: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZEtd--spzkiH9P0UGQ2Zi9FIymk... Have you read and journaled through Layla Saad's Me and White Supremacy? Join us for small discussion group…

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College Admission Panel Webinar

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

The Staples High School Guidance Department and the Westport Library invite you to join us for a College Admissions Panel Webinar for sophomores, juniors, and their families. Representatives from a range of colleges will share valuable insights, perspective and sound advice regarding the college search and application process, what colleges look for, and how to manage the evolving dynamics resulting from the pandemic. If you are not able to attend live, the webinar will be recorded. This is a virtual…

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SQL

Thu, May 20 @ 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, May 20

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

6 consecutive Thursday evenings, 7:00pm - 8:30pm: April 15, April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20. If notes are the way to read/write music, SQL is the language of data bases. SQL plays 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, and stored procedures. It involves installing mysql server…

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Claudia Kalb on Spark

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

Join Westport's own Maggie Mudd in conversation with New York Times bestselling author Claudia Kalb to discuss Kalb's new book, Spark: How Genius Ignites, From Child Prodigies to Late Bloomers. Please Note: This is a virtual event. “With insight and fluidity, the great Claudia Kalb plumbs the dimensions and dynamics of genius in a sparkling book that illuminates and inspires. This is a wonderful achievement.” — Jon Meacham, historian and author Yo-Yo Ma’s ear for music emerged not long after he…

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Ross King on The Bookseller of Florence

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

Join us for a fascinating presentation by Ross King about his latest book, The Bookseller of Florence: The Story of the Manuscripts That Illuminated the Renaissance. Please Note: This is a virtual event. REGISTER HERE Purchase a bookplate signed copy of The Bookseller of Florence. The Renaissance in Florence conjures images of beautiful frescoes and elegant buildings—the dazzling handiwork of the city’s artists and architects. But equally important were geniuses of another kind: Florence’s manuscript hunters, scribes, scholars and booksellers,…

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Falls and Injury Prevention for Seniors

Wed, May 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Please join us for a special program in partnership with Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in Stamford and in support of Senior Health and Fitness Day. Falls and Injury Prevention for Seniors, led by HSS Sports Rehab Physical Therapist Andrew Shannon, is designed to raise participants fall prevention knowledge and awareness, introduce steps to reduce falls and improve balance and overall health, as well as to answer any questions. This 50-minute program is virtual and will be offered at two…

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LinkedIn for Personal Branding: Insights for 2021

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

Join Westport's Sandra Long, founder and head of Post Road Consulting, LLC, as she discusses, "LinkedIn for Personal Branding: Insights for 2021." You have the power to shape perceptions of you by prospects, colleagues, hiring managers, partners, and industry connections. Your credibility and expertise are now judged or validated by your LinkedIn presence. In this exclusive event with author Sandra Long, you will be able to ask questions and learn how to: • Think more strategically about your LinkedIn presence…

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Environmental Book Discussion: WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING

Wed, May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join members of the Earthplace naturalist team in discussing Delia Owens' WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING. If the weather is nice, we will meet at Earthplace! For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone…

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Writing Sprints w Tessa Smith McGovern

Wed, May 26 @ 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, May 26

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

Stay accountable with two free weekly writing workshops from WestportWRITES! When? Daytimes: Every Tuesday from 12pm-1.30pm ET; Evenings: Every Wednesday from 7pm-8.30pm ET (starts March 10, 2021). REGISTER HERE TO GET THE ZOOM LINKS! The Westport Library is delighted to present two, free weekly Writing Sprints to Prompts and an AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) with award-winning author and teacher Tessa Smith McGovern. This is like a write-in but with extras…it's writing time followed by a 30-minute Q & A where you…

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Teen Book Club

Wed, May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join us for our May meeting of The Westport Library's Teen Book Club. This month we are reading MOST LIKELY by Sarah Watson. Join us via Zoom for a virtual discussion of the book. Open to all high school students. Please feel to join us even if you have not read the book. It is a great way to connect with people who love reading and talking about books. This is a virtual event. Please register for this event here.

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Camp Explore Kickoff: Kwame Alexander

Thu, May 27 @ 10:00 am EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Kwame Alexander, author and recipient of the Newbery medal, will share how he’s “changing the world one word at a time.”

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Memorial Day Weekend Book Sale

Fri, May 28 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm EDT
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One event on Sat, May 29 at 9:00 am

One event on Sun, May 30 at 12:00 pm

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

The Westport Library and Westport Book Sale Ventures are delighted to announce the 2021 Memorial Day Weekend Book Sale. With thousands of gently used books in over 40 categories, and audio books, CDs, and DVDs, there will be something for everyone. The sale will be held inside the Westport Library on Friday, May 28th from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday, May 29th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday, May 30th from noon to 5:00 pm. The Library…

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Follow Your He(ART): Body Painting and the Creative Process - A Conversation with Alicia Cobb

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

As part of our ongoing Friday night series, “How to Sound Cool at Parties: Interesting Talks with Interesting People,” the library is pleased to welcome artist and educator Alicia Cobb. Alicia will join us in conversation about what inspires her art and creativity and how the body has become a particularly treasured canvas for her work, as well as share a demonstration of her craft. This event is virtual. To register, please click here.   Alicia C. Cobb is a…

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Memorial Day Weekend Book Sale

Sat, May 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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One event on Sat, May 29 at 9:00 am

One event on Sun, May 30 at 12:00 pm

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

The Westport Library and Westport Book Sale Ventures are delighted to announce the 2021 Memorial Day Weekend Book Sale. With thousands of gently used books in over 40 categories, and audio books, CDs, and DVDs, there will be something for everyone. The sale will be held inside the Westport Library on Friday, May 28th from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday, May 29th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday, May 30th from noon to 5:00 pm. The Library…

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Memorial Day Weekend Book Sale

Sun, May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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One event on Sat, May 29 at 9:00 am

One event on Sun, May 30 at 12:00 pm

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

The Westport Library and Westport Book Sale Ventures are delighted to announce the 2021 Memorial Day Weekend Book Sale. With thousands of gently used books in over 40 categories, and audio books, CDs, and DVDs, there will be something for everyone. The sale will be held inside the Westport Library on Friday, May 28th from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday, May 29th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday, May 30th from noon to 5:00 pm. The Library…

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Library Closed: Memorial Day

Mon, May 31
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States
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Where Westport Meets the World - LIVE with Dan Woog!

Mon, May 31 @ 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, May 31st at noon, join Dan for an honest and insightful conversation with Westporter and former Staples High…

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June 2021

Adult Summer Reading Challenge 2021!

Tue, June 1 - Sat, September 4
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

It's Summer Reading Challenge time! June 1 marks the start of our fifth annual summer reading program designed especially for adults. We have 25 categories of books (the categories will be revealed on June 1) and you get to read a book for as many of them as you want! Once you’ve read a book that fulfills a category, you can submit it via the form on our Summer Reading Challenge website and keep track of your progress on our…

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WestportREADS: We Need New Stories

Tue, June 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

In her book, WE NEED NEW STORIES: The Myths that Subvert Freedom, Nesrine Malik will examine six political myths used to deflect and discredit demands for social justice with Catherine Lewis. Exploring how political myths function, she breaks down how they are employed to subvert calls for equality from historically disenfranchised groups. Interweaving reportage with an incendiary analysis of American history and politics, she offers a compelling account of how calls to preserve "free speech" are used against the vulnerable;…

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Virtual Elevator Pitch Workshop

Tue, June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Up | Next and The Westport Library present an elevator pitch workshop for high school students. Developed By Up | Next Advisory Board member Paul Krikler, the Elevator Pitch Workshop will help you learn how to pitch ideas clearly and effectively maximizing your chances of success and growing your business/ projects. The session will be highly interactive and you should expect to come to the session prepared to deliver your own pitch. This is a virtual event and is open…

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Life in the Studio: Inspiration and Lessons on Creativity with Frances Palmer

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

In support of her book Life in the Studio: Inspiration and Lessons on Creativity, we are excited to welcome artist and entrepreneur Frances Palmer in conversation from her home studio in Weston, CT. Frances will share stories from her over 30 years as a potter, gardener and craftsperson who has intentionally and painstakingly cultivated a life to maximize creativity and joy. This event is virtual. To register, please click here. Purchase a copy of Life in the Studio to be…

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Westport PRIDE: LGBTQ+ History; Past, Present and Future - A Panel Discussion

Wed, June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

In recognition of LGBTQ+ Pride month in June, join us in conversation with Brian McGunagle, founder of Westport PRIDE, and other members of Westport's LGBTQ+ and ally community to discuss the past, present and future of LGBTQ+ presence and activism in town. Writer and activist Dan Woog will help guide the conversation and offer some insight into Westport's LGBTQ+ history. Panelists include: Brian McGunagle; Founder, Westport PRIDE Dan Woog; Writer, LGBTQ+ Activist, Soccer Coach, Educator Edson Rivas; Executive Director, Triangle…

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Westport Means Business: Stories from the Pandemic

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

We are back hosting the "Westport Means Business" events! Join Westport Second Selectman, Jen Tooker, as she engages in an empowering discussion with three local business leaders as they share "Stories from the Pandemic." The panelists are: Gina Porcello, Co-Owner of GG & Joe Dr. EJ Zebro, Founder of TAP Strength Sam Gault, President of Gault Family Companies.   The event will be held IN PERSON in the Trefz Forum at the Library and will also be streaming live! To…

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Connecticut: True Abolitionist?

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

Join Westport Museum for the live premiere of “Connecticut: True Abolitionist” on YouTube, to watch along with museum staff who will answer your questions. WATCH THE LIVE PREMIERE HERE Discover the truth about Fairfield County’s role in the Underground Railroad and early abolition movements. Panelists will talk about local beliefs around slavery and abolition from the 18th century through the Civil War, and share materials from their museums’ collection relating to these topics to gain a deeper understanding of the…

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Andrew McConnell Stott on What Blest Genius?

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

Award-winning author Andrew McConnell Stott will be in conversation with Westport's poet laureate, Diane Meyer Lowman about his book, What Blest Genius?: The Jubilee that Made Shakespeare. Please Note: This is a virtual event. REGISTER HERE Purchase a copy of the book. What Blest Genius? tells the story of three strange days in 1769 that established William Shakespeare's reputation as the greatest writer of all time. What Blest Genius? won the National Award for Arts Writing, was a New York…

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Working with Headhunters and Agencies with Deb Krawiec

Wed, June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

When you are 'in transition', you often run through a maze of headhunters, recruiters, and agencies.  Join Deborah Krawiec, a certified career counselor, as she discusses how to manage this maze and to be most effective in your interactions with them.  Deb has a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from Southern Connecticut State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UConn. She is an Adjunct Professor and the Founder and Principal Career Management Consultant of Arrow Career Consulting, LLC…

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Piece by Piece: An Art Project by the Artists Collective of Westport

Thu, June 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Westport Library presents Piece by Piece, a companion exhibit to the 2-part Community exhibits also on view in the Sheffer and Jesup Galleries. These exhibits are a partnership with the Library and the Artists Collective of Westport as they present their first live, all-member exhibits since December 2019. Piece by Piece is located in the South Gallery Piece by Piece is a grid comprised of 60 unique 12-inch squares assembled to make one image: each square is a small…

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What Does It Mean to Be Asian American?: A Conversation with Professors Erika Lee and Jason Chang

Thu, June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join AAPI Westport for a conversation on “What Does It Mean to Be Asian American?” Distinguished Professor Erika Lee and UConn Professor Jason Oliver Chang will explore what it means to be Asian American through a wide historic lens, the current wave of anti-Asian discrimination and physical attacks, and AAPI communities uniting to join with others to fight racism and create an inclusive and equitable society. This is sure to be an important conversation as anti-Asian discrimination and attacks continue.…

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Introduction to Finding Grants: Virtual Workshop

Fri, June 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Register here for an awesome introductory workshop Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including: Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations. What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding. How do you identify potential funders…

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Where Westport Meets the World - LIVE with Dan Woog!

Mon, June 14 @ 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, to watch Dan engage in insightful conversations with voices from around the community - discussing the stories behind the stories. On Monday, June 14th at noon, join Dan for a fascinating conversation with Westporter Trey Ellis. Ellis is an American Book Award…

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PageTurner's Book Discussion

Tue, June 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Discuss The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali, a moving story of lost love and reconciliation. 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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Women and Money Roundtable

Wed, June 16 @ 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. This program is brought to you through a partnership between Darien Library, New Canaan Library, Fairfield Public Library, The…

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Celebrating Fatherhood with Craig Melvin

Thu, June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Anchor of NBC News’ Today show, Craig Melvin will discuss fatherhood, addiction,  resiliency and his new book, Pops: Learning to Be a Son and a Father with his wife, Lindsay Czarniak. For Craig Melvin this book is more an investigation than a memoir. It's an opportunity to better understand his father; to interrogate his family's legacy of addiction and despair but also transformation and redemption; and to explore the challenges facing all dads—including Craig himself, a father of two young…

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Launch for RED DECEPTION, a Geopolitical Thriller

Tue, June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Meet Ed Fuller and Gary Grossman, authors of RED DECEPTION, their latest installation in the Red Hotel series. This is a virtual launch, please register. You can also purchase a bookplate signed copy. When terrorists bomb bridges across the country and threaten the Hoover Dam, the vulnerability of America’s infrastructure becomes a matter of national security. But Dan Reilly, a former U.S. Army intelligence officer, predicted the attacks in a secret State Department report written years earlier – a virtual…

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Authentic NegoSHEation with Woman's Compass Forum

Wed, June 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Woman’s Compass Forum (womanscompassforum.com) is an online financial, legal and wellness education program created by women, for women located in Westport. Join the three founders as they present their newest workshop, "Authentic NegoSHEation." While nearly every interaction involves some kind of negotiation, women still negotiate far less than their male counterparts (and are still only paid 82 cents on the dollar as compared to men!), whether due to societal conditioning or a culture that treats assertive women as “difficult” or…

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Philip Fracassi on Beneath a Pale Sky

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

Join award-winning author and screenwriter Philip Fracassi as he talks about his latest short story collection, BENEATH A PALE SKY. Philip will be in conversation with John Palisano, President of the Horror Writer's Association and a Bram Stoker Award winner. Please Note: This is a virtual event. REGISTER HERE BENEATH A PALE SKY collects eight stories of horror, including two original novellettes, that will take you from the high-security ward of a mental hospital to the top of a Ferris…

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Where Westport Meets the World - LIVE with Dan Woog!

Mon, June 28 @ 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, June 28th at noon, join Dan for an inspiring conversation with Helen McAlinden, the dynamic President and…

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Camp Explore: Intro to Stop Motion Animation with Jhonny Parks

Tue, June 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Learn the basics of animation, including storyboarding, character creation, and the software for capturing and animating frames.

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Camp Explore: Intro to Stop Motion Animation with Jhonny Parks

Wed, June 30 @ 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 1

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

Learn the basics of animation, including storyboarding, character creation, and the software for capturing and animating frames.

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Helping Children Cope After Loss and Traumatic Events

Wed, June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Please join Silver Hill Hospital’s President and Medical Director, Andrew J. Gerber, MD, Ph.D., Director of the Community Resilience Campaign, Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D., Brigadier General (Ret), U.S. Army and Community Resilience Campaign Coach, Matt DeBernardis for a special workshop to help parents learn how to talk with and support children as they try to understand after a tragedy has occurred as well as approaches to recognize when children might need additional support. Practical information and exercises will target stress…

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July 2021

Camp Explore: Intro to Stop Motion Animation with Jhonny Parks

Thu, July 1 @ 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 1

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

Learn the basics of animation, including storyboarding, character creation, and the software for capturing and animating frames.

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Library Closed: Independence Day

Sun, 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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Library Closed: July 5

Mon, July 5
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Camp Explore: Homemade Microphone Magic with Travis Bell

Tue, July 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Build a working microphone for use anytime and anywhere with repurposed materials from around the house.

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“Me and White Supremacy”: The Challenge Continues

Wed, July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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One event on Wed, May 5 at 7:00 pm

One event on Wed, May 19 at 7:00 pm

One event on Wed, July 7 at 7:00 pm

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

“Me and White Supremacy”: The Challenge Continues Wednesdays: at 7 PM EDT – 8:30 PM EDT April 21, 2021 Focus: Week 1 of the 28 Day Challenge May 5, 2021 Focus: Week 2 of the 28 Day Challenge May 19, 2021 Focus: Week 3 of the 28 Day Challenge July 7, 2021 Focus: Week 4 of the 28 Day Challenge Register Via: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZEtd--spzkiH9P0UGQ2Zi9FIymk... Have you read and journaled through Layla Saad's Me and White Supremacy? Join us for small discussion group…

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Burning Down the House: The New Republican Party

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

Princeton historian and CNN Political Analyst Julian Zelizer shares the history of the "new" Republican party with  Bruce McGuirk, leader of Pages Through the Ages, Westport Library's history discussion group. In BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party, Zelizer pinpoints the moment when our country was set on a path towards the current era of bitterly partisan politics, arguing that Newt Gingrich’s ruthless political strategies in the 1980s…

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Community: An Art Project by the Artists Collective of Westport

Sat, July 10 - Tue, September 28
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Westport Library has partnered with the Artists Collective of Westport to present their first live, all-member show since December 2019, based on the theme of Community. This 2-part exhibit will occupy the Library’s Sheffer and Jesup Galleries. The works will be on view from July 10th through September 28th. "Community" was chosen as the focus for an artistic response to the global pandemic when people felt a loss of a wider community; yet, gratitude was realized for the many…

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Liv Constantine Visits Barnes & Noble

Sat, July 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE WEATHER, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, JULY 10 at 5:00 PM The Westport Library and Barnes & Noble are partnering to bring Liv Constantine to Westport for an in-person event. Meet the authors when their newest thriller, The Stranger in the Mirror comes out!  For more information. A diabolically twisty, psychologically unsettling novel about a woman with no recollection of her past. Addison’s about to get married, but she’s not looking forward to the…

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Artists Collective of Westport: Trunk Show

Sun, July 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Westport Library has partnered with the Artists Collective of Westport to present their first live, all-member show since December 2019, based on the theme of Community. This 3-part exhibit will occupy the Library’s South, Sheffer and Jesup Galleries. In conjunction with the exhibits, the Artists Collective will be holding a trunk show in the lower parking lot (Taylor lot, along Jesup Green) on Sunday, July 11th from 11am - 4pm. Here, art patrons may purchase ready to carry works…

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News Feature Storytelling Workshop

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

This four-week workshop led by two time Emmy-Award winning journalist and former ABC News correspondent Jay Schadler will provide hands-on experience in the exciting field of news feature storytelling. Virtual and live classes will culminate in the production of a 20-minute newscast featuring 3-minute video stories found, developed, filmed and edited by the participants. This workshop is open to all adults. Workshops will be held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 to noon July 12 – August 5.   FIND…

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Where Westport Meets the World - LIVE with Dan Woog!

Mon, July 12 @ 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 12 at noon, join Dan for an inspiring conversation with Steve Ginsburg, Director of the Connecticut…

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Verso Studios: Production Pizza Party

Mon, July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

See the sites! Hear the sounds! Learn all about what's happening at the Library’s Verso Studios! We’re looking for volunteers to be trained and join our growing Production Crew. Check it out on Monday, July 12th at 6:00 pm. We’ll bring the pies!

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May Cobb on The Hunting Wives

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

May Cobb returns to the Library to talk about her latest novel, the critically acclaimed THE HUNTING WIVES! Join us for a thrilling conversation. Please Note: This is a virtual event. REGISTER HERE.  Purchase a bookplate signed copy of the book here.  The Hunting Wives share more than target practice, martinis, and bad behavior in this novel of obsession, seduction, and murder. Sophie O'Neill left behind an envy-inspiring career and the stressful, competitive life of big-city Chicago to settle down…

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The 5 Things You NEED To Know To Retire With Confidence

Wed, July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

In this webinar, you will learn: the difference between saving for retirement and distributing for retirement;  the advantage of an individual retirement account for income planning; how to super charge your ROTH IRA; how to get big tax savings on company stock; and (New for 2021) how massive US and international government debt could disrupt your retirement and its success. This is a virtual event.  To register, please click here: This event is being presented by a team of financial…

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Daniel Silva Discusses THE CELLIST

Thu, July 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Gabriel Allon is back in action and New York Times best-selling author Daniel Silva will talk about his newest mission in The Cellist with Joe Meyers. The fatal poisoning of a Russian billionaire sends Gabriel Allon on a dangerous journey across Europe and into the orbit of a musical virtuoso who may hold the key to the truth about his friend’s death. The plot Allon uncovers leads to secret channels of money and influence that go to the very heart of…

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The Link:  Westport Professional Networking Group

Mon, July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Great things happen when great people get together!  Please join "The Link", Westport's newest networking group for business professionals. Come meet and mingle with a dynamic group of locals looking to connect, collaborate and learn from each other. This in-person event will be held at The Westport Library Riverwalk.  To register, please click here: Who should come?  If you're a local business professional and want to: Expand your network and discover ways to get involved in the community Meet local…

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PageTurner's Book Club

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

Discuss The Yellow House by Sarah Broom, a beautifully composed memoir about the ties of family and place, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans. 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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LAST CALL: A True Story of Murder in Queer New York

Thu, July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Writer Elon Green talks with writer Hugh Ryan about his book, LAST CALL: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York. Told in depth for the first time, LAST CALL is the gripping true crime story of The Last Call Killer, who preyed upon gay men in New York in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Yet because of the sexuality of his victims, the murders at the hands of this notorious serial killer have been almost entirely…

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Chats on the Past: Van Gosse

Fri, July 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join a discussion with the Westport Museum of History and Culture and Van Gosse, author and professor of History at Franklin & Marshall College. Gosse will discuss his book, The First Reconstruction: Black Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War, which offers a sweeping reappraisal of the formative era of American democracy from the Constitution’s ratification through Abraham Lincoln’s election, chronicling the rise of an organized, visible black politics focused on the quest for citizenship, the vote, and power within the free states.  To watch live and ask…

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Trivia Night w Best Trivia Ever!

Fri, July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join us LIVE in the Trefz Forum for a night of drinks and the very best trivia around, courtesy of BEST TRIVIA EVER! Please REGISTER HERE (and note that you can register a table for 2-6 people).

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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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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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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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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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Camp Explore: Bats Langley's MONSTER Laboratory

Thu, July 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Westport Library Job Fair

Tue, August 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Are you looking for a part time job in a fun environment? The Westport Library has multiple positions available in Circulation, IT, Building Support, and the Café. Bring your resume and Check Us Out!  For more information, view our available positions here.             Your Job Search: A Guide for Jobseekers Networking Business and Career Resources  

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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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Where Westport Meets the World - LIVE with Dan Woog!

Mon, August 9 @ 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, August 9th at noon, listen to Dan's conversation with Robbie Guimond. Robbie has lived and worked on…

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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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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

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 am 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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Where Westport Meets the World - LIVE with Dan Woog!

Mon, August 23 @ 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 August 23rd, join Dan and Westport Robin Tauck, a third-generation co-owner and former CEO of Tauck Inc; an…

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Alexander Lobrano: 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

Alexander Lobrano returns 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 available for…

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September 2021

Teen Book Club

Wed, September 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

Join us for the September Meeting of The Westport Library's Teen Book Club.  As we return from our summer hiatus, we will discuss two books: The Queen of Nothing and The Wicked King by Holly Black. Please feel to join us even if you have not read the book. It is a great way to connect with people who love reading and talking about books. Open to all high school students. Contact mgeeza@westportlibrary.org with questions. Due to the weather forecast on…

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Library Closed: Labor Day

Mon, September 6
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day first of September, repeating indefinitely

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

Enjoy the holiday!

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Where Westport Meets the World - LIVE with Dan Woog!

Wed, September 8 @ 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! Kicking off September at noon on the 8th, please join Dan in conversation with Westport's impressive and community minded Chief of Police, Chief Foti Koskinas. He grew up in Westport and graduated from Staples High School in 1989. Koskinas holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of…

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Library Closed: Staff Development Day

Thu, September 9
The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States

The Library will be closed all day Thursday, September 9 for a staff development day. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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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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Women and Money Roundtable

Wed, September 15 @ 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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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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Where Westport Meets the World - LIVE with Dan Woog!

Mon, September 20 @ 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 September 20, join Dan in a delightful and informative conversation with the extraordinary Bill Taibe. Not only is…

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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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