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Wed, Sep 29, 2021

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.

Thu, Jul 8, 2021

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.

Fri, Jun 11, 2021

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. Moderated by Heather Lee.

Thu, Apr 22, 2021

In May 1787, 57 delegates from the new thirteen United States gathered in Philadelphia to produce the document that has endured for over 230 years. This program will review the principal architects of our Constitution and the sequence of events that led to its final, pre-ratification draft. Join Alan Neigher for a comprehensive journey through this pivotal time in our country's history.

Tue, Apr 6, 2021

TEAM Westport, in partnership with The Westport Library, is proud to present the winners of the Eighth Annual Teen Diversity Essay Contest.

Fri, Mar 12, 2021

Join journalist, author, and anchor of CNN's morning show "New Day," Alisyn Camerota, in conversation with Emmy-award winning filmmaker Andrew Goldberg about his new documentary, Viral: Anti-Semitism in Four Mutations, which shows the stunning rise of anti-Semitism in the United States, Hungary, United Kingdom, and France.

Thu, Mar 4, 2021

The Westport Library is proud to host a conversation with Trey Ellis and TEAM Westport's Harold Bailey on Ellis' critically acclaimed HBO documentary, "King in the Wilderness.

Sun, Feb 28, 2021

Thank you for joining us on this 28-day journey! Welcome to the FIFTH weekly video check-in with Rev. Alison Patton (Saugatuck Church), Jenny Nelson (Westport Country Playhouse) and Harold Bailey (Chair, TEAM Westport) - posted each Monday at 7 pm during February.

Sun, Feb 21, 2021

Thank you for joining us on this 28-day journey! Welcome to the FOURTH weekly video check-in with Rev. Alison Patton (Saugatuck Church), Jenny Nelson (Westport Country Playhouse) and Harold Bailey (Chair, TEAM Westport ) - posted each Monday at 7 pm during February.

Sun, Feb 14, 2021

Thank you for joining us on this 28-day journey! Welcome to the THIRD weekly video check-in with Rev. Alison Patton (Saugatuck Church), Jenny Nelson (Westport Country Playhouse) and Harold Bailey (Chair, TEAM Westport ) - posted each Monday at 7 pm during February.

Tue, Feb 9, 2021

Thank you for joining us on this 28-day journey! Welcome to the SECOND weekly video check-in with Rev. Alison Patton (Saugatuck Church), Jenny Nelson (Westport Country Playhouse) and Harold Bailey (Chair, TEAM Westport ) - posted each Monday at 7 pm during February.

Tue, Feb 9, 2021

This year get your wordplay fix from home with Will Shortz, editor of the New York Times crossword puzzles.

Wed, Feb 3, 2021

Join Alan Neigher for a comprehensive journey through apivotal time in our country's history as his talk "The Shaping of the Constitution" will examine the factors that influenced the drafting and the ratification of our Constitution including: the Scottish Enlightenment, Shay's Rebellion, the Federalist-Jeffersonian schism and The Virginia Plan.

Tue, Feb 2, 2021

Thank you for joining us on this 28-day journey! Welcome to the first weekly video check-in with Rev. Alison Patton (Saugatuck Church), Jenny Nelson (Westport Country Playhouse) and Harold Bailey (Chair, TEAM Westport ) - posted each Monday at 7 pm during February.

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Thank you for joining us on this 28-day journey and our check-in with Rev. Alison Patton (Saugatuck Church), Jenny Nelson (Westport Country Playhouse) and Harold Bailey (Chair, TEAM Westport).

Wed, Dec 9, 2020

Join CBS News correspondents Jeff Pegues, Major Garrett, and Nancy Cordes for this unprecedented look behind the scenes of the most historic and consequential Election Night in our history.

Mon, Nov 9, 2020

Artist, Activist and Educator Darcy Hicks will moderate a discussion about the intersection of arts, awareness, and activism with local artists Iyaba Ibo Mandingo, Liz Leggett, and 5ive Fingaz.

Wed, Nov 4, 2020

Legal expert Leslie Levin will discuss the role of the First Amendment and media in this year's election. Bring your questions about the Constitution and the legalities of free speech.

Wed, Nov 4, 2020
Wed, Oct 28, 2020

The Westport Library, in collaboration with TEAM Westport, is proud to welcome Jennifer A. Richeson, Yale University's Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology and a 2006 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, as the inaugural speaker for a new program series centered on the issues of racial justice.

Sun, Oct 18, 2020

The Library and the League of Women Voters of Wesport, along with local Leagues of Women Voters from towns throughout the 4th Congressional District, presents a debate held between the candidates, incumbent Congressman Jim Himes(D) and Jonathan Riddle(R).

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