The Westport Library

The Westport Library
20 Jesup Road
203-291-4800

Our Mission
To empower individuals and strengthen the community by providing an environment that stimulates curiosity, encourages lifelong learning and promotes the open and lively exchange of information and ideas.

Our Vision
To be recognized as a leading center of intellectual inquiry and discovery by providing relevant services, meaningful programs, and cultural and social experiences that inspire people to make an impact on the world.


Upcoming Events at The Westport Library

Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Joint Opening Reception - Art and Text, and Talking Type

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Monday, Sep 23, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Monday, Sep 30, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Friday, Oct 4, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Friday, Oct 11, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Monday, Oct 14, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Friday, Oct 18, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Monday, Oct 21, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Friday, Oct 25, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Monday, Oct 28, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Friday, Nov 1, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Sunday, Nov 3, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Monday, Nov 4, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Friday, Nov 8, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Sunday, Nov 10, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Monday, Nov 11, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Friday, Nov 15, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Monday, Nov 18, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Friday, Nov 29, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Sunday, Dec 1, 2019 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Monday, Dec 2, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Exhibition - Art and Text, Mixed-Media Collage and Paintings by Nancy Landauer

Thursday, Dec 5, 2019 from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Weston Public Library
Westport, CT
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Recent News

'Art and Text' Exhibition Highlights the Role of Libraries in Bringing Art to the Community

Westport, CT -- Art Spaces in Fairfield County Libraries, a consortium of 13 libraries that offer curated visual art exhibitions, is pleased to present "Art & Text," a united exhibition featuring the work of local and regional artists. Each…

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Celebrated Author Candace Bushnell to Speak at the Westport Library

Westport, CT -- Westport Library will welcome celebrated author Candace Bushnell to speak about her new collection of essays, Is There Still Sex in the City? In this anthology, the Sex and the City author delves into love and the dating habits of…

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Westport Library Kicks Off 30 Days of the Westport Library Campaign

WHO: The Westport LibraryWHAT: The excitement doesn't end with our ribbon-cutting! The Library is pleased to invite the community to celebrate the completion of the Transformation Project. Now through July 22nd, the Library is hosting 30 Days of the…

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Opening Day Program at Westport Library

THE RIBBON-CUTTING10:30 GRAND STAIRCASE ON JESUPThe Hartford Hot Several Brass Band kicks off opening day with New Orleans-style music.11:00 OPENING CEREMONYJoin Executive Director Bill Harmer, First Selectman Jim Marpe, Board President Iain Bruce…

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Author Julie Orringer to Speak in Westport, with Sybil Steinberg

Westport, CT – Author Julie Orringer comes to the Westport Woman’s Club to discuss her most recent book, The Flight Portfolio. She will be joined by former book review section editor for Publishers Weekly and Westporter, Sybil Steinberg.…

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Westport Library Announces Opening Date

The Westport Library is excited to announce the opening of the newly transformed Library on Sunday, June 23. Central to the Library’s new design is the Forum, a highly functional community space that can accommodate events for up to 600…

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The Westport Library to Welcome Author and Psychologist Dale Atkins, PhD

Dr. Atkins to Discuss Her Book “The Kindness Advantage” The Westport Library is excited to welcome author, and former Westporter, Dale Atkins, to discuss the book she co-authored, “The Kindness Advantage” Monday, March 11 at…

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Exit West Author Mohsin Hamid to Speak in Westport

The Westport Library is excited to announce a keynote video chat with Mohsin Hamid, author of Westport’s 2019 community read, Exit West. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 12, 7:00 p.m. at Saugatuck Elementary School, 170 Riverside…

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The Westport Library & Westport Historical Society Announce Collaboration for 2019 WestportREADS

The Westport Library and Westport Historical Society are pleased to announce a collaborative exhibit: Share Your Immigration Story as part of the Library’s WestportREADS programming. This virtual representation of the patchwork history of…

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The Westport Library Announces Launch of 2019 WestportREADS

Award-winning Novel Follows the Story of Two Refugees Who Find Love Amidst the Struggle The Westport Library is pleased to announce the launch of its annual WestportREADS program. This year’s selection is Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. The novel…

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The Westport Library to Welcome Jack Mitchell, Chairman of the Mitchell Stores

Mitchell to Discuss Selling the “Hug Your Customers” Way The Westport Library is pleased to welcome Jack Mitchell, Chairman of the Mitchell Stores, to Westport on Wednesday, December 12 from 7-8 p.m. at the Unitarian Church in…

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Westport Library Pop-up Store Opens in Downtown Westport

The Westport Library has opened a pop-up store for the holiday season at 31 Church Lane, across from the Spotted Horse restaurant. A wide range of unique, carefully curated gifts for people of all ages as well as a great selection of greeting…

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The Westport Library Welcomes Author Eric Burns to Discuss His First Novel Mid-Strut

After writing 11 works of nonfiction, Eric Burns has written his first novel Mid-Strut. He discusses it with fellow writer and Library Board of Trustees member Susan Ross. Kirkus Reviews says, "Burns’ (Someone to…

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U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum & Westport Library to Host Screening of 82 Names: Syria, Please Don't Forget Us

A screening of 82 Names: Syria, Please Don’t Forget Us, a documentary film about Mansour Omari, a refugee of torture and imprisonment in Bashar al-Assad’s Syria, will be held at Temple Israel on Tuesday, November 13th, at 7 p.m. In the…

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The Westport Library to Welcome Journalist Barry Meier for “Opioids: Our World in Crisis”

Barry Meier, the first journalist to report about the abuse of OxyContin in the early 2000s and author of Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America’s Opioid Epidemic, will trace the history of the epidemic and…

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The Westport Library Opens “Wearable Book Art” Exhibit on Friday, October 19

WHO: The Westport Library WHAT: A visual component for the Saugatuck StoryFest, the Wearable Books exhibit showcases artist-made garments and accessories fashioned from books. The exhibit will officially open on Friday, October 19 at a special…

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Inaugural Saugatuck StoryFest Announced for October 2018

Weekend to Feature Impressive, Diverse Lineup of Speakers, Interactive Workshops and Events The Westport Library and Westport Public Schools are pleased to announce the inaugural Saugatuck StoryFest taking place October 12 – 14, 2018 at the…

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The Westport Library to Welcome CBS News Correspondent and Staples High School Graduation Jeff Pegues

Pegues to Discuss His New Book “Kompromat” The Westport Library is pleased to welcome CBS News Justice and Homeland Security correspondent, and Staples High School graduate, Jeff Pegues to Westport Monday, October 1 from 7:00 –…

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The Westport Library Welcomes Author Katharine Weber in Conversation with Sybil Steinberg

The Westport Library is pleased to welcome author Katharine Weber in Conversation with Sybil Steinberg discussing Weber’s newest novel, Still Life With Monkey, Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM at the Westport…

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The Westport Library Hosting Two Events for Young Adults: Countdown to College and Volunteer Expo

The Library is excited to announce two separate events aimed at supporting local young adults. First up on Saturday, September 22 is the Countdown to College Expo. From 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. meet academic tutors and college counselors from around…

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The Westport Library to Host Small Business Bootcamp: Financial & Tax Planning Strategies

The Westport Library will host Small Business Bootcamp: Financial & Tax Planning Strategies on Wednesday, September 26 from 8 – 9:00 a.m. at the Library’s Riverwalk Program Room. “A lot of change is taking place in the local…

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The Westport Library Announces 2018 Malloy Lecture in the Arts: Bernstein on Broadway Event to Celebrate the Life & Legacy of American Icon Leonard Bernstein

The Westport Library today announced its 2018 Malloy Lecture in the Arts: Bernstein on Broadway  for Monday, October 22, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Quick Center for the Arts on the campus of Fairfield University. The event will celebrate the life…

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The Westport Library Welcomes Historian & Author Victoria Johnson

The Westport Library is pleased to announce it will welcome historian Victoria Johnson Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Community Room of St. Luke’s Church. Johnson will give an illustrated lecture…

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The Westport Library to Welcome New York Times Book Review Editor Pamela Paul in Conversation with Sybil Steinberg

New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul sits down to talk with Sybil Steinberg about her best-selling memoir, My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues. Pamela Paul has kept a single book by her side for twenty-eight…

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The Westport Library Announces Family Fun Day

The Westport Library is thrilled to invite the community to join in Family Fun Day on Sunday, July 29 from 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the newly-renovated Interim Library and on Jesup Green. The whole family will find fun and entertainment with…

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The Westport Library & Earthplace Team up for “Reel Science” Film Series

The Westport Library and Earthplace are pleased to announce the launch of the “Reel Science” film series. “Reel Science” is a film series that pairs screenings of popular films with science-focused introductions by…

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The Westport Library Announces 26th Annual Summer Book Sale

Sale to Coincide with the 45th Annual Westport Fine Arts Festival The Westport Library is excited to announce its 26th Annual Summer Book Sale under the tents on Jesup Green starting Saturday, July 14 and running through Tuesday, July 17. This…

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The Westport Library to Host Screening of HBO Documentary “King in the Wilderness” with Executive Producer Trey Ellis

Free Screening Being Held in Partnership with TEAM Westport The Westport Library is pleased to announce it will host a special screening of HBO Documentary King in the Wilderness with Executive Producer Trey Ellis Wednesday, June 13 from 7 –…

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The Westport Library to Open Riverwalk Level, Interim Library

WHO: The Westport LibraryWHAT: Join the Westport Library staff, Board of Trustees and friends in opening the newly renovated Riverwalk Level and Interim Library to the public. The new space is the first phase of the building to open as part of the…

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Library to Close 5/23-6/3 to Complete Move to Interim Library on Riverwalk Level

The Westport Library is thrilled to announce the opening of the new Riverwalk Level and Interim Library scheduled for Monday, June 4. The completion of this first phase of construction of the long-awaited Library Transformation Project will be…

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The Westport Library to Welcome NYT Bestselling Author Lauren Weisberger

The Westport Library is happy to announce it will host New York Times bestselling author Lauren Weisberger to talk about her latest book When Life Gives You Lululemons. Weisberger, author of the smash hit The Devil Wears Prada, will be at Saugatuck…

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The Westport Library to Host New York Times Bestseller Jane Green in Conversation with Novelist Jenna Blum

Evening Reception at Wakeman Town Farm to Highlight Blum’s Book “The Lost Family” The Westport Library is thrilled to announce a special evening featuring New York Times bestselling author Jane Green in conversation with…

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The Westport Library Announces Launch of 2018 Adult & Children’s Summer Reading Programs

The Westport Library announced today the launch of its Annual 2018 Summer Reading programs for adults and children. For adults, the Library is once again holding its Summer Reading Challenge – a series of 25 interesting, unique challenges for…

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Westport Library Announces Booked for the Evening Honoree Justin Paul

Library’s Signature Fundraiser Celebrates its 20th Anniversary on Monday, June 11, 2018The Westport Library is delighted to announce Westport’s own Justin Paul as the 2018 BOOKED for the evening honoree. Due to the construction…

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Westport Library Announces Opening of New Riverwalk Level

The Westport Library is thrilled to announce the opening of the new Riverwalk Level and Interim Library scheduled for Monday, June 4. The completion of this first phase of construction on the long-awaited Library Transformation Project will…

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Westport Library to Host Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Jon Meacham

The Westport Library is thrilled to announce the return of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham to Westport to discuss his latest book: The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels, on Friday, May 18 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Westport…

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Westport Library to Host Volunteer Expo for Grades 6-12

Expo to Bring Together Nonprofits from Westport & Surrounding CommunitiesThe Westport Library will host a volunteer expo for students grades 6-12 on Wednesday, May 9 from 4 – 6 p.m. at Toquet Hall Teen Center.The expo is aimed at students…

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Westport Library to Host Job Fair Featuring Variety of Local Businesses

The Westport Library will host a job fair on Tuesday, May 8 from 3 – 6 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Library. The fair is primarily geared toward jobseekers and merchants looking for work during the upcoming summer season. Borrowing the…

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Maker Faire Westport Set for Saturday, April 21

Maker Faire Westport returns for its seventh year on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in downtown Westport. With an expanded footprint and additional attractions for the whole family, this year’s Maker Faire Westport is the must-attend event of the…

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Westport Library Seeking Candidates for Board of Trustees

The Westport Library is seeking candidates to apply for vacancies on the Library Board of Trustees.  The Library is particularly interested in meeting with candidates with experience in the fields of development, strategic planning, and…

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The Westport Library to Host FLEX: Family Fun Day

Come to the Westport Library for a free day filled with fun for all ages! MC’d by tech guru David Pogue and featuring popular children’s authors and illustrators like Victoria Kann and Clare Pernice, the day will be jam-packed with…

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The Westport Library to Host FLEX: Unplugged

Enjoy a relaxed, unplugged day at the Library. Meet authors from 10 am-3 pm and listen to live music from 3 pm-9 pm. Spend the day at the Library! SCHEDULE: Authors: 10:00 am: Nina Sankovitch;The Lowells of Massachusetts 10:20 am:…

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Westport Library Announces Spring Book Sale

The Westport Library is thrilled to announce its Spring Book Sale to be held Saturday, March 10 from 9 am-5pm, Sunday, March 11 from 1 pm-5pm, Monday, March 12 from 9am – 5pm (half price day) and Tuesday, March 13 from 9 am – noon…

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Califano's New Book: "Our Damaged Democracy: We the People Must Act"

The Westport Library is thrilled to host author Joseph A. Califano, Jr. on Thursday, March 1 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Westport Woman’s Club on Imperial Avenue. Califano will discuss his new book, Our Damaged Democracy: We the People…

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Westport Library to Welcome New York Times Bestselling Author Liza Mundy

The Westport Library is excited to welcome award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Liza Mundy on Tuesday, February 27 from 7-8:00 p.m. in the Library’s Large Reading Room. Mundy will speak about her new book Code Girls,…

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Library to Host Conversation on State of Women’s Entrepreneurship with WDBC Founder Fran Pastore

The Westport Library is pleased to announce it will host “The State of Women’s Entrepreneurship” – a conversation with Fran Pastore, founder, President and CEO of the Women’s Business Development Council…

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Westport Library to Host Business Expert Pete Winiarski

The Westport Library will host business transformation and goal achievement expert Pete Winiarski, founder and CEO of Win Enterprises, (https://completebusinesstransformation.com/) Wednesday, January 10 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the…

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The Westport Library to Host Bestselling Author Simon Sebag Montefiore

The Westport Library is excited to announce it will host bestselling author Simon Sebag Montefiore on Sunday, Jan 14, 2018 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM. His new book, Red Sky at Noon, is the newest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The…

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The Westport Library to Host Author Sam Graham-Felsen

The Westport Library and TEAM Westport are excited to announce they will host author Sam Graham-Felsen to discuss his debut novel Green on Thursday, January 11 from 7- 8:00 p.m. The novel was inspired by some of the author’s middle school…

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Westport Library Earns Five-Star Status from Library Journal

The Westport Library is pleased to announce that for the third straight year it has earned Five-Star Library status from Library Journal (http://lj.libraryjournal.com/) , the nation’s premier publication for libraries. This annual ranking is a…

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The Westport Library Announces Launch of 2018 WestportREADS

The Westport Library is pleased to announce the launch of its annual WestportREADS program. This year’s selection is Regeneration by Pat Barker. The novel is a work of historical fiction that follows the experiences of soldiers during World…

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Westport Library to Host Author, Business Expert Marcia LaReau on Navigating the “Gig Economy”

On Wednesday, December 6 at 7 p.m., the Westport Library will welcome Marcia LaReau, founder and president of Forward Motion, for a talk on navigating work in the “gig economy” where temporary positions are common and organizations…

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Westport Library to Host Author, Professor, and Musicologist Jack Sullivan - December 4, 2017

The Westport Library is excited to welcome professor and musicologist Jack Sullivan on Monday, December 4 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Library’s Large Reading Room. Dr. Sullivan will discuss his book New Orleans Remix, which explores the…

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Favilla to Discuss Her New Book “A World Without ‘Whom'”

The Westport Library is thrilled to welcome Buzzfeed Global Copy Chief Emmy J. Favilla on “A World Without ‘Whom’” on Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the Library’s Large Reading Room. Favilla, the…

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Westport Library Announces Annual Holiday Book & Gift Sale - December 1-3, 2017

The Westport Library is excited to announce its 13th annual Holiday Book and Gift Sale starting Friday, December 1st and running through Sunday, December 3rd. With the Library under construction for the Transformation Project, the sale will be held…

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Maker Movement Founder at Westport Library

Westport Library Executive Director Bill Harmer, Westport Library Manager of Experiential Learning Alex Giannini, Dale Dougherty, Founder of the Maker Movement, Maker Faire and Make Magazine and Mark Mathias, Founder and President, Remarkable…

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Westport Library to Welcome Author Bill Goldstein in Conversation with Sybil Steinberg

The Westport Library is thrilled to welcome author Bill Goldstein and Publishers Weekly contributing editor and former book review section editor Sybil Steinberg for a discussion of Goldstein’s new book The World Broke in Two. The pair will be…

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William Shakespeare’s Poetry Comes Alive in Westport Library’s “Encounter Shakespeare”

The Westport Library is thrilled to announce, “Encounter Shakespeare” - day devoted to the works of William Shakespeare. The program is being held on Saturday, November 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will celebrate the music, rhythm and…

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Westport Library to Launch New Initiative “The Community Table”

The Westport Library is delighted to announce the launch of a new initiative called “The Community Table.” The initiative is the Library’s bi-monthly community conversation series designed to inspire and promote civil conversations…

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Westport Library to Host “Working at Age 50+” Lecture & Career Fair

The Westport Library is pleased to announce a lecture and career fair focused on supporting individuals working at and after the age of 50. The lecture will be held at the Library at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15. The lecture will feature Nora…

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Westport Library to Host Inaugural Archaeology Day

The Westport Library is thrilled to announce the launch of its inaugural Archaeology Day. On Saturday, November 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the community is encouraged to indulge their inner Indiana Jones with a day full of archaeological fun for all…

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Westport Library to Host Lecture on Job Search Focus & Productivity - October 18, 2017

The Westport Library is excited to host Deb Krawiec, a National Certified Counselor, to discuss the use of a systematic, professional approach to job searching on Wednesday, October 18 from 6 – 8:00 p.m. "Job Search Work Teams" is a process…

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Westport Library to Host Panel on Opioid Addiction - October 19, 2017

The Westport Library will host a panel discussion on opioid addiction featuring experts in the field on Thursday, October 19 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Library’s Large Reading Room. The discussion will be moderated by Director of Community…

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Westport Library to Host Former NCIS Agent and Author Mark Fallon to Discuss His New Book “Unjustifiable Means”

The Westport Library is excited to welcome former Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Agent and author Mark Fallon. Fallon will discuss his new book, Unjustifiable Means: The Inside Story of How the CIA, Pentagon and U.S. Government…

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Westport Library Announces Fall Music Series

The Westport Library is excited to announce the launch of its fall music series starting with a performance by Connecticut’s own Funky Dawgz Brass Band (http://www.funkydawgzbrassband.com/) on Sunday, October 15 from 2 – 3 p.m. The…

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Westport Library Announces New Initiative “Dig into Databases”

The Westport Library is delighted to announce a new series of workshops called “Dig into Databases” showcasing its exceptional suite of research database tools. The workshops will kick off in November and are designed to give the public…

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Westport Library and First County Bank Announce Mutual Support of Library’s Transformation Project

The Westport Library and First County Bank are pleased to announce mutual support of the Library’s long-awaited Transformation Project (http://www.wltransformationproject.org) . The Transformation Project is a $19.5 million-dollar sweeping…

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Westport Library to Host Author, Journalist Jessica Bruder, Author of Nomadland

The Westport Library is excited to welcome author and journalist Jessica Bruder on Tuesday, October 3 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Library’s Large Reading Room. Bruder will discuss her book Nomadland: Surviving America in the…

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Westport Library Announces $1 Million Dollar Gift Kicking Off Community Campaign for Transformation Project

The Westport Library is delighted to announce a $1 million-dollar gift made in support of the Community Campaign for the Transformation Project by longtime Library donors and Westport residents Christian J. and Eva Trefz. “Chris and…

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The Westport Library to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony on Transformation Project

Library to Join with Board, Town Leaders, Donors, Project Architect, Builders and Community to Launch Long-Awaited Renovation Project WHO: The Westport Library WHAT: The Westport Library is hosting a Groundbreaking Ceremony and reception to…

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Westport Library Receives $35,000 Grant from Newman's Own Foundation

The Westport Library is thrilled to announce it has been awarded a $35,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. Newman’s Own Foundation made the award…

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Westport Library to Welcome Author & Filmmaker Tom Shachtman

The Westport Library is excited to welcome author and filmmaker Tom Shachtman on "How the French Saved America: Soldiers, Sailors, Diplomats, Louis XVI and the Success of a Revolution" on Thursday, September 28 from 7 - 8 p.m. The event is being…

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The Westport Library and Westport Historical Society Announce Partnership Ahead of Library Transformation Project - Partnership Aimed at Keeping Library’s Historical Files Accessible to Public During Library Renovation

The Westport Library announced a collaboration with the Westport Historical Society to transfer and protect the Library’s historical files during the 18-21 months of construction scheduled for the Library’s Transformation Project…

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Westport Library Announces Plans for Artwork and Installations Ahead of Transformation Project Construction in September

With construction beginning on the Westport Library’s Transformation Project (http://www.wltransformationproject.org/) in mid-September, the Library announced a comprehensive plan for the numerous installations and unique artwork in the…

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Yearlong Initiative to Kick off in September with Special Unveiling of Espresso Book Machine

The Westport Library is thrilled to announce the launch of its 2017-2018 WestportWRITES program and the unveiling of its new Espresso Book Machine (EBM) on Sunday, September 10 starting at 1 p.m. at the Westport Library. Now in its second year,…

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Westport Library to Host Cybersecurity Expert Richard Gunzel

The Westport Library will host Richard Gunzel, a risk and data protection consultant, as he explores the current climate in cybersecurity risks and teaches a variety of measures that can keep your personal information safe online. Gunzel will…

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Tickets Available on 8/15/2017 for Westport Library Malloy Lecture in the Arts: Falsettos: In Conversation

The Westport Library is thrilled to announce tickets will be available starting August 15 for its 2017 Malloy Lecture in the Arts, Falsettos: In Conversation. The event will be a panel discussion on the Broadway hit Falsettos featuring the men…

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The Westport Library Announces Groundbreaking Ceremony for Library Transformation Project - September 14, 2017

The Westport Library is thrilled to announce a Groundbreaking Ceremony to officially kick off its long-awaited Transformation Project (http://www.wltransformationproject.org/) . The ceremony will be held on Thursday, September 14 at 6 p.m., just…

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Westport Library to Host Strategist and Speechwriter Brian Reich, Author of "The Imagination Gap"

The Westport Library today announced it will host strategist and speech writer Brian Reich to discuss his new book The Imagination Gap which addresses the need to draw on imagination more than ever before. Reich argues in his book that imagination…

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Westport Library to Host Marina Marchese, Designer, Author and Beekeeper Behind Red Bee Honey

The Westport Library will host Marina Marchese, designer, author, beekeeper and past president of the Back Yard Beekeepers of Connecticut as she shares her insight on nurturing honeybees and other pollinators which is an important sustainable…

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The Westport Library to Host Bestselling Author, Coach, Clinical Hypnotist James Mapes

The Westport Library is excited to welcome bestselling author James Mapes Friday, July 7 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Library’s McManus Room. Mr. Mapes will discuss his book, Imagine That! Igniting Your Brain for Creativity and Peak Performance,…

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Westport Library to Host Overnight Event Maker Madness: Happy Birthday!

The Westport Library is delighted to announce the return of Maker Madness (http://westportlibrary.org/events/maker-madness-2017-escape-0?date=2017-07-22) . The annual overnight event for anyone ages 12 and above is a fun, interactive lock-in at the…

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Westport Library Announces 25th Anniversary Summer Book Sale

The Westport Library is excited to announce its 25th Annual Summer Book Sale under the tents on Jesup Green and in the McManus Room of the Library starting Friday, July 15 and running through Tuesday, July 18. The sale will feature more than 100,000…

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The Westport Library to Host Executive Coach Kathy McAfee - Talk to Focus on How to Create Engaging Presentations That Motivate

The Westport Library is excited to welcome executive presentation coach Kathy McAfee to discuss ways to design and deliver engaging presentations without overusing slides. McAfee will be at the Library on Wednesday, June 28 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00…

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The Westport Library to Host CBS News Correspondent & Staples High School Graduate Jeff Pegues

The Westport Library is thrilled to announce that it will host justice and homeland security correspondent for CBS News and Staples High School graduate Jeff Pegues MONDAY, JUNE 26 from 7-8:00 p.m. Pegues will discuss his book Black and Blue: Inside…

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The Westport Library to Welcome Musician and Author John Andrew Fredrick in Rare, Intimate Public Appearance

The Westport Library announced today it will welcome renowned musician and author John Andrew Fredrick (http://johnandrewfredrick.com/) in a rare, intimate public appearance Wednesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. in the Library’s McManus Room. The evening,…

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The Westport Library to Host Amherst College Visiting Professor Steven Simon on U.S. Involvement in Middle East

The Westport Library is pleased to welcome Amherst College Visiting Professor Steven Simon to discuss the history of United States involvement in the Middle East, as well as its status today on Thursday, June 29 from 7 – 8 p.m. in the McManus…

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The Westport Library to Hold Pop-Up Painting Party Fundraiser Evening to Benefit the Library’s Transformation Project

The Westport Library is excited to announce the Pop-Up Painting Party, a unique fundraising event! On Tuesday, June 27, from 7 – 8:30 pm ticket holders can come to the McManus Room for wine, light refreshments and plenty of creative fun.…

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Westport Library to Host MakerSpace Re-opening & Godzilla Day Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Westport Library is excited to announce two big events coming to the library on Saturday, June 17: The reopening of the new, temporary MakerSpace and Godzilla Day…

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Antiques Roadshow - June 20, 2017

On Tuesday, June 20 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. the Westport Library will host “Antiques Roadshow” guest appraiser Kenneth Gloss. Gloss, proprietor of Brattle Book Shop (http://www.brattlebookshop.com/) and guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques…

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The Westport Library to Host Panel “Immigration: Current Policy & Law”

United States immigration law has long been a hot-button political issue and more recently it has become a top issue in the media, in Washington and across the country. The sheer volume of information that has flooded the news can be overwhelming…

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The Westport Library to Host CBS News Correspondent & Staples HS Grad Jeff Pegues

The Westport Library is thrilled to announce that it will host justice and homeland security correspondent for CBS News and Staples High School graduate Jeff Pegues Thursday June 8 from 7 – 8 p.m. Pegues will discuss his book Black and Blue:…

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Westport Library Now Accepting Submissions for 5th Annual Teen Photography Contest

The Westport Library is calling for submissions for the fifth annual Teen Photography Contest. In preparation for the Library’s Transformation Project, explore transformation through photography. The contest is open to Fairfield County residents…

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The Westport Library to Host Workshop on Job Readiness, Job Fair Featuring Local Businesses

The Westport Library is pleased to announce two exciting events supporting individuals looking for part-time employment. On May 30 from 5 – 6:30 p.m., business librarian Ellen Janpol will partner with Library Director of Organization and…

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The Westport Library to Welcome Bestselling Author Colm Tóibín

The Westport Library is pleased to announce bestselling, award-winning author Colm Tóibín (http://www.colmtoibin.com/) will be on hand at Westport Town Hall from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 14 to discuss House of Names, which retells the classic…

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The Westport Library Announces 2017 Adult Summer Reading Challenge Interactive Online Competition to Offer Prizes, Incentives, Special Events and More!

The Westport Library is excited to announce its 2017 Adult Summer Reading Challenge (http://westportlibrary.libguides.com/2017challenge) . The Challenge runs from May 1, 2017 through September and invites readers to read a book from up to 30…

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The Westport Library Announces Youth Volunteer Expo - Free Expo Open to Area Nonprofits and Students Grades 6-12

The Westport Library is excited to announce its semi-annual Youth Volunteer Expo set for Wednesday, May 10 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Westport Library. The volunteer expo is free and open to the public and will host local nonprofits from in…

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Westport Library Announces BOOKED for the Evening Honoree Alan Alda

The Westport Library is delighted to announce Alan Alda as the 2017 BOOKED for the Evening honoree. Mr. Alda is an award-winning actor, director, writer and educator. His newest book, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My…

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The Westport Library Announces One-on-One Career Counseling Sessions for Job Seekers - Personalized Appointments to Offer Resume, LinkedIn Support

The Westport Library announced today it will be offering free one-on-one career counseling sessions to local job seekers. The sessions will be by appointment only and will focus on general career counseling as well as resume assistance and LinkedIn…

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The Westport Library to Host New York Times Bestselling Author Mark Kurlansky to Present His New Book “Havana: A Subtropical Delirium”

The Westport Library is thrilled to welcome New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky who will present an insider's view in Havana: A Subtropical Delirium, on the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than thirty years. Part…

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The Westport Library to Host Local Author Nina Sankovitch to Discuss “The Lowells of Massachusetts: An American Family”

The Westport Library is excited to welcome Westport author Nina Sankovitch (http://www.readallday.org/blog/) on May 4, 2017. Sankovitch will discuss her new book The Lowells of Massachusetts: An American Family which shares the fascinating story of…

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The Westport Library to Host Award-Winning Journalist Bianca Bosker

Bosker to Discuss New Book “Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste” Westport, CT - The Westport Library is excited to announce award-winning…

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The Westport Library to Host #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Elizabeth Kostova Kostova to Discuss Her New Novel “The Shadow Land”

The Westport Library is thrilled to announce #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova, will be at the Library to discuss her new novel The Shadow Land. In her newest work, Kostova tells the story of Alexandra Boyd,…

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Amazon Alexa Skills Building Bootcamp Coming to Westport

For the first time in Westport, Amazon Alexa Skills Building Bootcamp is coming to town as part of Maker Faire Westport on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Alexa, the voice service that powers Amazon Echo, provides capabilities, or skills, that enable…

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The Westport Library to Host Author Eric Burns Burns to Discuss His New Book “Someone to Watch Over Me” Centered on Eleanor Roosevelt

WHO: The Westport Library WHAT: Author Eric Burns discusses his new book, Someone to Watch Over Me: A Portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the Tortured Father Who Shaped Her Life. Eleanor Roosevelt is viewed as a pioneering women in American…

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Westport Library to Screen "Newtown" Documentary - April 1, 2017

The Westport Library today announced it will host a screening of the documentary “Newtown” chronicling the aftermath of the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December, 2012. The screening will be followed by an open discussion…

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Westport Library to Host Maker Madness: The Escape - Escape Rooms, Ghost Hunters and More!

The Westport Library is delighted to announce its 3rd Annual Maker Madness. The annual overnight event for anyone ages 12 and above is a fun, interactive lock-in at the Library jam-packed with activities to inspire and excite. This year’s theme is…

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The Westport Library to Host “End Distracted Driving” Lecture

WHO: The Westport Library WHAT: Attorney Todd D. Haase discusses the science and facts behind distracted driving, which is now an epidemic in the United States. Thousands of people have been killed by distracted drivers; hundreds of thousands more…

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Celebrate Celtic Sounds of the Season with the Sarah Rice Trio at the Westport Library

WHO: The Westport Library WHAT: The Sarah Rice Trio performs classical, jazz, traditional and contemporary Celtic works from Loreena McKennitt and Secret Garden to film scores on harp, piano, vocals and Celtic Theremin. The trio is composed of Sarah…

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The Westport Library Announces 2017 Book Sale Schedule - Library to Kick Off Sales with “Almost Spring” Sale in March

The Westport Library is thrilled to announce its 2017 Book Sale schedule beginning with the annual “Almost Spring” Book Sale in March. The first sale featuring hundreds of items for all ages and interests will be held in the Library’s McManus…

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Westport Public Library - Calendar of Events For October 2016

EXHIBITS GREAT HALL EXHIBIT: “ALWAYS LOOKING” Westport photographer Richard Frank shares personal and commercial work spanning decades. On display October 7-January 4. Artist reception Friday, October 14, 6 pm.  The Westport Library, The Great…

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PageTurners Book Discussion: Nora Webster

Join PageTurners for a discussion of Nora Webster: A Novel by Colm Toibin. Set in Wexford, Ireland, Tóibín’s seventh novel introduces the formidable, memorable and deeply moving Nora Webster. Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough…

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The Usual Suspects Mystery Book Discussion: Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance

Discussion of the mystery Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance by Giles Brandreth. Oscar Wilde enlists the aid of friends Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Sherard (Wilde’s biographer) in the investigation of a young artist model's murder, a…

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PageTurners PageTurners Book Discussion: A History of Loneliness

Join PageTurners for a discussion of A History of Loneliness by John Boyne, a narrative of an honorable Irish priest who finds the church collapsing around him at a pivotal moment in its history.Propelled into the priesthood by a family tragedy,…

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Soul, Jazz and Gospel from the Altruistic Band

Celebrate May Day with the Altruistic Band performing soul, jazz, gospel, R&B and pop. Altruistic is a band comprised of musicians from many different walks of life. Their sound can be described as “Gumbo” combining the musical styles of…

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The Usual Suspects Mystery Book Discussion: From Doon with Death

Discussion of the mystery From Doon with Death by Ruth Rendell. Inimitable Inspector Wexford investigates the baffling demise of Margaret Parsons, a timid housewife, whose body turns up in the woods, brutally strangled, until his probe uncovers…

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PageTurners Book Discussion: The Light of the World: A Memoir

Join PageTurners in a celebration of National Poetry Month for a discussion of The Light of the World: A Memoir by Elizabeth Alexander. The book begins as Alexander finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband.…

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Classical Music from The Paul Morin Duo

Paul Morin Duet performs classical repertoire and new music from composer, artist and pianist Paul Morin and composer and violinist Patrisa Tomassini.Spring Sonata Movement 1, Live at Steinway Hall NYCPaul Morin is an New York-based composer,…

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Music: The David Galvez Trio

he David Galvez Trio of David Galvez on guitar, Romulo Benavides on violin and Spanish operatic vocalist Amaya Arberas feature classical guitar, violin and Spanish music from early classical composers Maneul de Falla and Isaac Albeniz to Latin dance…

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Music: The Mark Naftalin Piano Blues Duo

Vocal recording artist Marcus Simeone, whose voice has been praised by critics as a combination of Johnny Mathis, Luther Vandross and Michael Jackson is joined by his lyrical duet partner Maria Ottavia and multi award-winning pianist-arranger Tracy…

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A Cat Lover's Afternoon 2016

February is National Cat Health month. Learn tips from experts on different aspects of caring and enjoying our feline companions. Hear about cat care, psychology and humorous cat anecdotes. You can "Ask the Vet" too. Panelists are:Robin A.F. Olson…

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Holiday Music with the Art-Strings Ensemble

Art-Strings Ensemble features selection from holiday music traditions, including waltzes, opera, jazz and pop works. The performers are Alexander Abayev, violin; Mikhail Kuchuk, violin; Boris Deviatov, viola; and Stan Orlovsky, cello. These…

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Westport Public Library - Calendar of Events For December 2015

EXHIBITS The Great Hall: “Athens—Tale of a Bailout” Westport photographer Árpád Krizsán offers a glimpse of everyday life in Athens in January 2015, as the country tried to cope with its ever-worsening economic crisis. On display October 2,…

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PageTurners: Blood Will Out

Join PageTurners for a discussion of Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery and a Masquerade by Walter Kirn, a chilling, compulsive story of a writer unwittingly caught in the wake of a grifter-turned-murderer. A Slate, San Francisco…

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Adult-Child Comedy Improv Series: A

Does your family bust out into spontaneous comedy bits? Do you find yourselves riffing on a funny word, or making up nutty stories and taking on roles as you act them out? Then this three-part workshop for adults and kids ages 10 and over is for…

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Introductory Non-Fiction Writing Workshop

Are you a  beginning writer who wants to improve your craft? Mary-Lou Weisman, bestselling author, personal essayist and memoir writer, offers a six-session workshop that includes instruction, writing exercises, collaboration and development of…

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Author Sven Birkerts on 'Changing the Subject: Art and Attention in the Internet Age'

Essayist and literary critic Sven Birkerts questions the effect of digital technology on minds, literature, and creativity in Changing the Subject: Art and Attention in the Internet Age. In 1994, Birkerts published The Gutenberg Elegies, his…

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Preserving Photos and Home Movies

Join experts Karen Herman of Organized Photos Forever, LLC and Susan Morrow of SwickPix,LLC to learn about archiving of both physical and digital memories and converting home movies from both film and tape to a digital format. Find out how to begin…

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Author and Landscape Designer Kathryn Aalto on 'The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh'

Author and Landscape Designer Kathryn Aalto on 'The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh'Join Kathryn Aalto, author of The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest That Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood, for a journey into one of the…

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The Malloy Lecture in the Arts Presents Renowned Author Salman Rushdie

Renowned author and human rights advocate Salman Rushdie will deliver the Library’s annual Malloy Lecture in the Arts on Thursday, October 22 at 7:30 pm in the Staples High School Auditorium. Tickets required; register online. Two Years Eight…

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Jazz From the Kazzrie Jaxen Quartet

Jazz From the Kazzrie Jaxen Quartet: Discovering New Worlds With Modern InterpretationsThe Kazzrie Jaxen Quartet  brings together the elemental qualities of four creative jazz musicians: the swing of Bill Chattin's drums; the melodic pulsations of…

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A PechaKucha

Experience a preview of a PechaKucha—a fun, fast-fire storytelling event. Learn more about this fast-growing phenomenon, now taking place in over 800 cities in the world. The event will include stories from members in the community about exploding…

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Advanced Writing Class

Mary-Lou Weisman, bestselling author, personal essayist and memoir writer, offers an eight-session workshop for those who have experience in writing memoir and personal essay. The class is not a beginners' class. The goal is to encourage regular…

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Westport Public Library - Calendar of Events For November 2015

EXHIBITS Riverwalk Hallway: “Woof, Hiss, Moo!” Animal Photographer Ty Foster shares pictures of a menagerie of animals shot from his studio and on location, including images from his new book focused on dogs entitled, Lick. On Display September…

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Garden Photographer Stacy Bass on Her Book 'Gardens at First Light'

Celebrated garden photographer Stacy Bass has long called daybreak her true muse. For her second book, the award-winning artist went behind the gates of a dozen private gardens in the Northeast to capture these landscapes in the most enchanting…

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Yoga for Grades 1 - 3 scheduled on September 10, 2015 at the Westport Public Library

Enhance strength, balance and concentration with yoga. Parent/guardian required to complete a release form. Register online at www.westportlibrary.org. Thursday, September 10, 4 pm. The Westport Library, Higgins Room. Free. 203.291.4810. Venue:…

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Books with Buzz Group Discuss: 'Being Mortal' By Atul Gawande

Join a discussion of the book Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. Bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its endingMedicine has triumphed in modern…

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Acclaimed Author Amy Bloom on 'Lucky Us'

Amy Bloom discusses her New York Times bestseller Lucky Us with Sybil Steinberg, Publishers Weekly's editor-at-large. Sybil chose it as one of her top picks in 2014. Lucky Us is a journey through 1940s America with Iris, the hopeful star and Eva the…

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Exhibition - Sherwood Island, 1975-2015: Photography By Larry Silver

In conjunction with the reopening of the newly renovated Sherwood Island Pavilion, an exhibit of work by internationally known photographer and Westporter Larry Silver, who has documented the changing lifestyle of visitors to Connecticut's first…

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Exhibition - Rick Shaefer: Crows

Fairfield artist Rick Shaefer normally draws life-size images of such subjects as a rhinoceros, a bison and huge downed trees. In contrast, in a former studio in the woods, he began to take afternoon breaks from working on large pieces to draw the…

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Harry Potter Film Fest

Harry Potter Film Fest Schedule:2/15/2015: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 2/17/2015: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets2/18/2015: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban2/19/2015: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire2/20/2015:…

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