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Westport Book Shop Welcomes Artists Karen Kallins & Veronica Hauresz in March

<p>Westport, CT — The Westport Book Shop is pleased to welcome local artists Karen Kallins and Veronica Hauresz as guest exhibitors for the month of March at the Book Shop’s Drew Friedman Art Place.&nbsp;&nbsp;Karen and Veronica collaborated on a series of photographic artworks they've titled “Immiscible”.&nbsp;The striking images are based on simple elements such as oil, water, and colorful backgrounds.&nbsp;The combinations are endless, and each photo is unique.</p><p>Karen Kallins says she loved taking photos from a very young age, and fell in love with photography as a craft after she learned how to develop photos in a darkroom while in college.&nbsp;&nbsp;This made her realize how creative photography can be, and that it can be an art in addition to a documentation of life events.</p><p>“For this project, I truly enjoyed experimenting with new methods and materials.&nbsp;&nbsp;I have a passion for making abstract photographs that have strong shapes and/or colors, that are captivating to look at, and that spark the viewer’s imagination,” said Karen.</p><p>Karen Kallins’ work has been exhibited in Vermont and frequently throughout Fairfield County, in both group and solo exhibitions.&nbsp;&nbsp;You can see all of Karen’s Immiscible photographs and her other projects, along with a complete list of exhibits and her resume,&nbsp;&nbsp;on her website at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.karenkallinsphotography.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">www.karenkallinsphotography.com</a></p><p>Co-exhibitor Veronica Hauresz was born in Argentina and has lived in different places throughout her life, including Brazil, Belgium, and several states in the U.S.&nbsp;&nbsp;She has always enjoyed photography: looking at it, taking it, and making works of art with it.&nbsp;When Veronica’s savings went towards her first camera, she became the photographer for her family and close friends.&nbsp;&nbsp;She has also volunteered to photograph numerous social events, and always brings back many photo memories from her various trips.&nbsp;&nbsp;Lately, her interest has been focused on fine art photography.</p><p>“Immiscible, a project with just a few simple elements, gave me the space to express myself through color, shapes and creativity.&nbsp;&nbsp;It was a lot of fun,” said Veronica.</p><p>Veronica Hauresz is a member of the Weston Library Photography Club and the Stamford Photography Club.&nbsp;Her work has been exhibited in California and throughout Connecticut, and has received awards in the U.S. and in Europe.</p><p>The Westport Book Shop will hold a reception for Karen and Veronica and their exhibit on Wednesday evening, March 13, 2024, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;Space is limited; please RSVP to the Book Shop at 203-349-5141 or by email to&nbsp;<a href="https://mailto:bookshop@westportbooksaleventures.org/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">bookshop@westportbooksaleventures.org</a></p><p>Karen and Veronica’s photography will be on exhibit at the Book Shop through March 31, 2024.&nbsp;&nbsp;All work on display is available for purchase.&nbsp;&nbsp;Westport Book Shop, a nonprofit independent used book store, is downtown Westport’s only source for gently used and antiquarian books, vintage vinyl records, CDs, DVDs and audio books.&nbsp;&nbsp;It is located at 23 Jesup Road, right across Jesup Green from the Westport Library.</p><p>The Book Shop’s “Drew Friedman Art Place” is an area of the store dedicated to exhibiting the work of community artists year-round, on a rotating basis.&nbsp;&nbsp;Miggs Burroughs, a Trustee of the Drew Friedman Community Arts Center, and a founding member of The Artists Collective of Westport, curates these exhibits, which change monthly.</p><p>The art exhibit is open to the public during the Book Shop’s regular business hours:&nbsp;&nbsp;Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from Noon to 5 p.m.</p><p><br></p>

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FC Buzz Weekend: Connecticut Guitar Festival and ECCB at MoCA Westport!

<p><strong>FC Buzz Weekend March 1 - March 3 2024</strong></p><p>HamletHub is proud to partner with the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and FCBuzz to Elevate Arts and Culture in Fairfield County! Each week, look for a listing of weekend events and activities. The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of the arts and culture across 15 towns in coastal Fairfield County. Sign up to receive a free eBuzz newsletter with top picks and spotlight events from the hundreds of events posted on FCBuzz.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/aldrich-after-hours-4/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Aldrich After Hours</strong></a></p><p><strong>The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield</strong></p><p>Friday Mar 01, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm</p><p>Kick off the weekend with Aldrich After Hours and enjoy drinks and special programming in the Museum’s galleries. Chief Curator Amy Smith-Stewart will give a highlights tour on Loie Hollowell’s exhibition, Space Between, A Survey of Ten Years, which has been featured by W Magazine, Artnet, and Interview Magazine, among others. Enjoy a musical performance by Xondra, whose “rich vocals and layered melodies create an immersive experience that resonates with authenticity.” Explore the exhibitions on view including Amanda Martínez, Yvette Mayorga, Chiffon Thomas, and Loie Hollowell.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/mark-fraser-betts-a-table-next-to-the-mountain-art-opening/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Mark Fraser-Betts: A Table Next To The Mountain Art Opening</strong></a></p><p><strong>Art in Common Gallery, Ridgefield</strong></p><p>Friday Mar 01, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm</p><p>Art lovers won’t want to miss the opening reception of Mark Fraser-Betts’ show, A Table Next to the Mountain. Mark paints collages that examine themes of time, distance and meditations of an outsider living in America.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/connecticut-guitar-festival-opening-night-concert/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Connecticut Guitar Festival | Opening Night Concert</strong></a></p><p><strong>MoCA Westport</strong></p><p>Friday Mar 01, 7:00 pm - 12:00 am</p><p>A feat of styles and artists kick off the 2024 festival with performers: Daniel Lippel, Dani Sehu, Quarantined Quartet, David Steinhardt at MoCA Series, featuring a diverse range of Jazz, Classical, and Pop performances!</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/nasa-comes-to-newtown-ct-march-2024-discover-exoplanets-the-search-for-alien-worlds/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Worlds</strong></a></p><p><strong>C.H. Booth Library, Newtown</strong></p><p>Friday From Mar 01 to May 31, 9:30 pm - 8:00 pm</p><p>The C.H. Booth Library, in partnership with the Space Science Institute, is one of only ten libraries in the country selected to receive the NASA 700 sq ft traveling exhibition Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Worlds. The pre-exhibit ephemera is already on display. During the exhibit you will see Webb Space Telescope Images, Astrophotography, Cosmological Artwork, over 20 Interactive Hands-on Displays where visitors can build their own solar systems, see the most recent NASA discoveries with monthly NASA Speakers, and daily space related programs.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/every-picture-tells-a-story-exhibit-and-opening-reception-at-silvermine-galleries/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Every Picture Tells A Story Exhibit</strong></a></p><p><strong>Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan</strong></p><p>Saturday Mar 2, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm</p><p>This exhibition invites viewers to explore the power of visual storytelling. Each work on display has an accompanying statement from the artist, proviing context and insights into understanding the artist’s intentions and the underlying narratives. The exhibit will be on view from February 28 - April 4, 2024.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/take-flight-with-bessie-coleman-family-fun-performance/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Take Flight With Bessie Coleman</strong></a></p><p><strong>Weston History &amp; Culture Center ( Weston Historical Society)</strong></p><p>Saturday Mar 02, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm</p><p>Take flight with Bessie Coleman, America’s first African-American female aviator during this educational and entertaining performance for the entire family! Celebrate Black History Month and Women’s History Month with your family! Historian and storyteller Tammy Denease will take audiences on a journey as she portrays Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to ever become an internationally licensed pilot. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Weston Library, LWVofWeston and WHCC.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/ridgefield-symphony-orchestra-string-quartet/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>RSO String Quartet</strong></a></p><p><strong>Ridgefield Theater Barn</strong></p><p>Saturday Mar 02, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm</p><p>Chamber music concert featuring the principal string players of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra. Program includes a mix of traditional and contemporary classical music. The concert will take place in the main theater at the newly renovated Ridgefield Theater Barn. An engaging program on music in a marvelous, intimate venue!</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/eccbs-5th-anniversary-season-gala/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>ECCB’s 5th Anniversary Season GALA</strong></a></p><p><strong>MoCA Westport</strong></p><p>Saturday Mar 02, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm</p><p>Come celebrate five years of this innovative company that continues to bring high-caliber dance to and revitalize the dance world in Connecticut. This delightful and joyous evening will include hors d'oeuvres, drinks, a signature ECCB performance, auction event and live music.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/gctyo-winter-concerts/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>GCTYO Winter Concerts</strong></a></p><p><strong>The Klein Auditorium, Bridgeport</strong></p><p>Sunday Mar 03, 12:00 am - 9:00 pm</p><p>Principal Orchestra Concert 3 will feature acclaimed artist Nuné Melik as soloist on the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, plus “Fenix,” composed by GCTYO’s own Polina Nazaykinskaya, with multimedia! Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Ms. Nazaykinskaya on Concert 2, brings world-renowned pianist Olga Kirpicheva-Villard to the stage to perform the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, accompanied by the orchestra. Hear big band jazz on Concert 2 as well. Concert 1 features GCTYO’s unique advanced Saxophone Orchestra under the baton of Jim Clark, as well as Virtuosi Orchestra conducted by Britney Alcine.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/wisdom-after-hours-subtle-activism/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Wisdom After Hours: Subtle Activism</strong></a></p><p><strong>The Meetinghouse, Ridgebury</strong></p><p>Sunday Mar 03, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm</p><p>We live in a culture of isolation and individualism that can leave us feeling hopeless in the face of the systemic changes needed for the well-being of people and the planet. Systemic change calls for working across three levels of change: Personal Transformation, Alternatives, leading to Changing of Dominant Systems. Subtle activism invites us to work across all three levels through an awakened consciousness to social change, understanding that context informs where we begin.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/opening-reception-for-residency-showcase-exhibition/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Opening Reception for Residency Showcase Exhibition</strong></a></p><p><strong>Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk</strong></p><p>Sunday Mar 03, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm</p><p>This exhibition represents the forefront of contemporary printmaking from emerging to established artists. This reception is especially exciting because it is also a celebration of our inaugural residency exchange with Dresden, Germany. We are honored to welcome the Chairman of Culture and Tourism from the Elbe/Labe Euroregion at the opening reception!</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/camerata-damici-winter-concert/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Camerata d’Amici Winter Concert</strong></a></p><p><strong>St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Ridgefield</strong></p><p>Sunday Mar 03, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm</p><p>Choral group Camerata d’Amici will perform its winter concert “Music in the Air”. Conducted by artistic director Kristin Sponheim, the program will feature compositions that convey the power of music to express our hopes and fears.</p><p><a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/event/hot-cool-jazz-judy-carmichael-swinging-standards-sultry-vocals-sassy-humor/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Hot &amp; Cool Jazz: Judy Carmichael – Swinging Standards, Sultry Vocals &amp; Sassy Humor</strong></a></p><p><strong>Wilton Library</strong></p><p>Sunday Mar 03, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm</p><p>Get ready for an afternoon of jazz as pianist/vocalist Judy Carmichael and guitarist Chris Flory swing through favorites of the American songbook, from Gershwin and Cole Porter to Frank Loesser and Harold Arlen. Nicknamed “Stride” by the great Count Basie, the Grammy-nominated pianist, vocalist, and songwriter enchants audiences with her command of the idiom at the piano, as well as her charming effervescence away from it. Newsday said she's like “Peggy Lee meets Fats Waller meets Paula Poundstone.” Judy Carmichael is a Grammy-nominated pianist/vocalist and songwriter. Her radio show/podcast "Jazz Inspired," is in its 24th year on NPR stations. Advance registration recommended.</p><p>See these and discover hundreds more events on the&nbsp;<a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/fcbuzz-events/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">FCBUZZ EVENTS</a>&nbsp;page at&nbsp;<a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">https://culturalalliancefc.org</a>&nbsp;Sign up for the&nbsp;<a href="https://culturalalliancefc.org/resources/newsletter-sign-up/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Cultural Alliance eBuzz</a>&nbsp;to receive top picks and spotlights each week in your inbox.</p>

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Westport Together & Westport Public Schools presentation on athletic leadership

<h2>For The Love of The Game: How Parents Can Promote Successful Athletes On And Off The Field</h2><p>Westport Together and Westport Public Schools are pleased to invite parents, coaches, and community members to a powerful presentation by Leadership and Performance Coach Sebastion Little on Tuesday, March 5, 2024,&nbsp;at 7 pm at the Bedford Middle School Auditorium.</p><p>&nbsp;This workshop addresses the increasing pressures young athletes face in competitive sports environments and parents' pivotal role in shaping their children's sports experiences. With a focus on fostering a love for the game, personal growth, and the importance of play, this session aims to guide parents and coaches in creating supportive, athlete-centered environments. Through expert insights, practical strategies, and interactive discussions, participants will learn how to encourage young athletes to thrive on and off the field, balancing competition with compassion and growth with enjoyment.</p><p>&nbsp;The program is a follow-up to Westport Human Services' fall Westport Together Mental Health Forum with author Jennifer Wallace, whose book&nbsp;<strong><em>"Never Enough: When Achievement Culture Becomes Toxic - and What We Can Do About It"</em>&nbsp;offered research and insight into actions we can take as a community to combat the stress and anxiety associated with societal definitions of success.&nbsp;</strong></p><p>&nbsp;According to Kevin Godburn, Westport's Youth Services Program Coordinator, "In our school and community follow-up conversations about achievement culture, the resounding theme for parents pointed to exploring the challenges through a competitive sports lens. We are pleased to continue our Town/School partnership to develop programming that helps families recognize and manage the stress and anxiety in high-pressure settings."</p><p>&nbsp;To register for this program, please visit<a href="http://www.westporttogether.org/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">.Westporttogether.org</a></p><p>&nbsp;To stay informed with additional resources and upcoming events, follow @westporttogether and @stapleshighschool_counseling on Instagram.&nbsp;For questions and more information about Westport Together or upcoming programs, please contact Youth Services Program Director Kevin Godburn at 203-341-1155 or <a href="mailto:westporttogether@westportct.gov." rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">westporttogether@westportct.gov.</a></p><p>&nbsp;<strong>About Sebastian Little:</strong>&nbsp;Sebastian Little is a Leadership &amp; Performance Coach who partners with high-performing leaders and teams to optimize culture, close performance gaps, and unlock leadership potential. He has worked with clients across professional sports (NHL, MLB, NBA, etc), collegiate sports, and corporate spaces.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;He is currently in his third year as the Performance Coach for Yale University Varsity Football, where he leads instruction of all mental skills and leadership development, and in his second year partnering with Westport Public Schools, he leads leadership programming with administrators around decision-making and navigating crucial conversations. Since 2020, he has partnered with several public school administrations across CT, including Brookfield Public Schools, Cheshire Public Schools, Amity Regional Schools, and Wolcott Public Schools.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;A CT native and a former Yale University football standout, Seb brings a unique blend of athletic prowess, leadership acumen, and performance coaching experience aimed at supporting young athletes and their families. Through years of working with high school, collegiate, and professional teams, Seb has developed an insight into the pressures young athletes face and the pivotal role parents play in shaping their sports journey. Seb advocates for a balanced approach to youth sports, emphasizing the joy of play, the importance of a growth mindset, and creating an athlete-centered learning environment.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;Join Seb for an inspiring and educational session on fostering an empowered relationship with sports, where competition meets compassion and every athlete is supported to WIN on and off the field.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>

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Regular hours resume at the Westport YARD WASTE SITE on March 4

<p>Regular hours will resume at the Westport Yard Waste site, beginning March 4, 2024. Yard Waste hours will be Monday–Friday 7:00am – 2:45pm and Saturdays 7:00am to 11:45am. </p><p>The Yard Waste Site is located at 180 Bayberry Lane.</p><p>Learn more <a href="https://www.westportct.gov/Home/Components/News/News/9789/35" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">here</a></p>

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Whip Salon Westport Open 7 Days, Mention HamletHub and New Clients Take 20% Off!

<p><strong>Whip Salon Westport Open 7 Days a Week</strong></p><p><strong><em>Nab an appointment this weekend!</em></strong></p><p>Did you know <a href="http://www.whipsalon.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Whip Salon Westport</a>, known for its trendy, friendly service, cool modern vibe and talented team of stylists, is open 7 days a week? That's right — no matter which day of the week you've set aside for self care and beauty, their talented stylists can't wait to welcome you. In addition to hair services, the salon offers waxing and eyelash extensions and is located right in the heart of downtown in Bedford Square.</p><p><strong>NEW CLIENT OFFER: </strong>Get 20% off when you mention Hamlethub. Call 203-433-7334 or book online at <a href="http://whipsalon.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">whipsalon.com</a>.</p>

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Westport Artists' Collective to Host Pop-Up Art Show March 12

<p>Pop-up art show Artist Collective of Westport on Tuesday, March 12 from 6 to 8pm. A Reception Tuesday the 12th from 6 to 8 and continue on March 13-17&nbsp;from 1-5pm</p><p> The public is invited to the Barn at Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport, on Tuesday, March 12, from 6-8pm, for a reception celebrating the Westport Artists Collective's latest Pop-Up Art Show. Attendees can expect to enjoy hors d'oeuvres, wine &amp; beer, great conversation and, of course, a feast of visual art created by 12 member artists. BONUS: Rock &amp; Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Mark Naftalin will play the piano at the reception!</p><p>If you can't attend the reception, you can still browse the show which will be accessible March 13-17 from 1 to 5pm.To close the show, on Sunday, March 17, at 4pm, the artists will talk about their respective inspiration and processes and take questions from visitors.&nbsp;</p><p>For more info:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artistscollectriveofwestport.org/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">www.artistscollectriveofwestport.org</a></p><p><em>Exhibiting Artists: Trace Burroughs, Linn Cassetta, Beatrice del Perugia, Charles Douthat, Cecilia Moy Fradet, Ronnie Gold, Ning Jia, David Stephen Johnson, Maj Kalfus, Karen Kalksein, Robert Myer and Jen William.</em></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

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Upcoming Westport Library Programs for Everyone!

<p><strong>FEATURED EVENTS</strong></p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JjaYK-1S8ar1oDMu-96AYmGHzCHDGyCbqSvLqmGAZK9bmZzt3A94zPO65Ffv7gIbSSKKVCqu8xJGgSgmVDs9P2HHVNMC9tXP3OhitHp0_h10hKBoWV4rBGtQGljwbYIiVps-1GM3XuSeUaiQLHP1y6Z6z6GpBPtqFQ==&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Orchestra Lumos Presents: After a Dream</strong></a></p><p><strong>Sunday, March 3, 2-4 pm</strong></p><p>The instrumental combination of flute and harp has been popular with composers for more than 250 years. Joining us for this concert will be award-winning composer and Grammy Award-winning producer Brian Keane, who will talk with Elizabeth Mann, who has played on dozens of soundtracks.</p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JuLmFZzxBtSIGz7x1qalTy1NaHaZtmk2JgKgeXUemcRqnNR_yzYKe_bGD2msG7gE4ciIMJshJe8QbgUulUtzymYbhtY_FLsiAwO3SbHpUwYVGGSnCX9XWkEvzu5_GmDjnah5dmpN8gE-iNpb3Ixso_Zee6VSVUnDGPkkXcCVmxtBTejVjUjlEW5f2MEsoUMDf6BrvXaI6j7u_S5-nK-2GiA81fQdOyTKBp0AKVankfKuqlmQfZZ7LfGGikkZxDDrzg==&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong><em>Below Surface</em>: Film Screening and Conversation, an Exploration of Connectedness, Community, and Healthy Longevity</strong></a></p><p><strong>Monday, March 4, 6:30-8:30 pm</strong></p><p><em>Below Surface</em>&nbsp;is an award-winning short documentary that reveals the extraordinary power of community through a YMCA Aquafit class at the&nbsp;<a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JuLmFZzxBtSI7-u8yAdgkVMennsUF4RrOi3pwgBgBs4X2SX71PjmEeGbY2YDlaFf1h85Z3hAhLbHfevk7uZy3qA=&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Westport/Weston YMCA</a>. There will be a panel discussion, moderated by&nbsp;Dr. Robert Altbaum, with Dr. Linda P. Fried,&nbsp;dean of Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health;&nbsp;Maria Allen, president of the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging;&nbsp;Moishi Moses, vice president of volunteerism for the AARP Foundation, and Westport/Weston aquafit instructor extraordinaire&nbsp;Patty Kondub.</p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JnsqmaCy_AauaW4lxyz0Y91j_MvfkTHth-i9S1fb6qe0JtmCsUP-Qwf2dfG0z7IGJisdcAgkMLz3dayyYlKCBX3JM8sRfLzrJyj9pRBOE3GIhis7-BQiw8pEY7ph22HVbWk6WxriEqG0lrViDAgEA6AIh63fbHaqlo9M-Ydj-DkjSjaF01MZQrblH926qFtnP4tx_4zia6q3Lx48PPCThmUwynBj_0d-GA==&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Brubeck Brothers Quartet: A&nbsp;Tribute to Dave Brubeck presented by DNR Labs</strong></a></p><p><strong>Saturday, March 9, 7-10 pm</strong></p><p>Join us for a musical journey that defies time and space as the Brubeck Brothers Quartet transports you into the heart of jazz. This enchanting evening marries musical elegance with irresistible swinging rhythms, offering a jazz experience in an intimate setting that will resonate deep within the soul. This is a special fundraising event, with proceeds benefiting The Westport Library.</p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JjaYK-1S8ar1BHlkZxXiYrmC-OCGhfb_8vGog8sqVtR5dmEFA3YshWgZUsHfCkttVR3i7edVmnRjpQ_rqmuJYjtBeweoDE_3wEUL0ZkVBTsmJxnnmV6pbhP9AMIkKlnIyg9F19bsaADE-ASuf_WBKQUPhVGxINqfM1zj7Ujxo-0YPbd3bVmoWQ3Yeh6i45aK3G0FbETo9kn3p5jaQPGb6otVGJv30E5DoelzoXA5EwNiWqJ0ubgKU-vc-EXbRy1f9w==&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Verso University March/April Offerings</strong></a></p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JjaYK-1S8ar1BHlkZxXiYrmC-OCGhfb_8vGog8sqVtR5dmEFA3YshWgZUsHfCkttVR3i7edVmnRjpQ_rqmuJYjtBeweoDE_3wEUL0ZkVBTsmJxnnmV6pbhP9AMIkKlnIyg9F19bsaADE-ASuf_WBKQUPhVGxINqfM1zj7Ujxo-0YPbd3bVmoWQ3Yeh6i45aK3G0FbETo9kn3p5jaQPGb6otVGJv30E5DoelzoXA5EwNiWqJ0ubgKU-vc-EXbRy1f9w==&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>The Professional Musician: Taking it to the NEXT LEVEL with Matt Sta</strong></a><strong>rr&nbsp;Tuesdays, March 5 to March 19, 6:30-8 pm</strong></p><p><strong>T</strong><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JvD8TCSm30ks3-K0xEgn8xCAK3VTwGWDj-qFCthMCQp_Heec9WK24msg-FohACyZlTfJTGRkRvJ3NrDQ2A_eL5jld6on4RyP3qswafgWwVDM3OL-zc8ujQ_mgI1sfATkqVmWSdhuXLU-nt27mcRkKJZj3aSLbaDgDPPNw96YqdO3NpGuX8k7Lwn1Prj9GygT6cfSP9jqnHkxC0rpWZ2ecpI=&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>opics in Contemporary Graphic Design</strong></a></p><p><strong>Wednesdays, March 6 through March 27, 4-5:30 pm</strong></p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JvD8TCSm30ksuTdoAUblXVTm5AKhWywnEmfdh_6jhs2Gph4spY2_hish5igRs_FehF4YoR8lPizSZggeQ0-dkC5oPnjvSxXFK61BqQbXVtARohQDZKkTOfA3X5y7ccJISFparE6zP0NLyz7hysQHwuOTmWVMxQgTWz9Fzt1bwa9Q-cHKU82dA08gCvedGm4xLQ6TjrMKyP4c61mPBR_Mf0LP97lCkWwp43WLR5fJEzuAKcEYZ9sQHiY=&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Japanese Woodblock Prints: Great Beauties, Great Waves, Great Tales</strong></a></p><p><strong>Every other Wednesday, 10-11:30 am, March 27 to May 8</strong></p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JvD8TCSm30ksClwtGM4KWkDowKcGmsv1txOArN-SBFwcGORf1iLh4FEFD-T6jF34OAJLBJJMFn-fSJ7NjG1MS1wLTQ5A3QPYXsxaYaLHiS0ICti3beC2e6qF3ytkz8HTslGbdvIKC_BUx_PiN6mfcI3ZDH_D74dbz8LZFfngX3EfnIAzAoyK80Oieex4Ns4k8bRNujnhLlJqrNQkUrqUxvDClKdvLQaO_x3m6BsU4ICwKozxsg-22vg=&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Learn the Keys to Healthy Living, Healthy Aging, and Longevity</strong></a></p><p><strong>Tuesdays, April 9 to April&nbsp;30, 10-11 am</strong></p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JqkgZVvP3ogiY9YYvpl-IUTjCQ-6ro_OCr3pTUUFXXwBwjDBiJ5Twtvt_iQiE8S7hgpoxg7r8_iKc0UnOegoGwwc82Uvn0ZfrwRgB8MEsqAsREt0Z1acPBG4qNzwfwQmoNzaJePcuMAxMaQ_T6-AGkXUVQsHmgnzRJrdetXsZ9kH1Osyl3T_nhewIs5AIFWgvXiwWiDC7wIcPko7iuWsHTA=&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>The American Civil War: Past and Prologue</strong></a></p><p><strong>Thursdays, April 18 to May 9, 2-3:30 pm</strong></p><p><strong>ADULTS</strong></p><h3><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JqkgZVvP3ogi0LZomEcWXRdgioe9P1Q3FopdTWLZ1OeseRpG_6cCOGaxPb9ua5wUk-ZczwocTwfFySLwG9celRy9nRMcuSdRNVxjxPV9zu876Y7y2iOQjBeYTtfTfW5ctrkPHx4lxRRPhixNAPQWMx0=&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Books &amp; Bites</a></h3><p><strong>Tuesday, March 5, 10-11 am</strong></p><p>Come share your reading recommendations at Books and Bites.&nbsp;From time to time, guests will share and recommend their top titles. Enjoy coffee and tea and light refreshments.</p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JqkgZVvP3ogiVmc2IrmOPbf37QlTBiHYXdbgjv6bN7Z43fZC4BCn4L-K8zUVN5KuUjTTRNE51vvlbZ-ETq96zZJweqQHczjYHOXShQRA3vQJpE8hL_4T8nslrA0rUNbJjdkhrRpupaffpMXAwi8LimhZ11NgPIns7SF323FK8OrQ8n24KjrQqEg=&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Writing Sprints with Tessa Smith McGovern</strong></a></p><p><strong>Tuesday, March 5, 12-1:30 pm &amp; Wednesday, March 6, 6-7:30 pm</strong></p><p>Stay accountable with two free weekly virtual writing workshops from&nbsp;WestportWRITES!</p><h3><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3Jrr1yPhNsqGhxkL3PsmVw4AMd2hrTFn7AGTrkbd7sF69E86S9Uiuw8LZ75ixhHiKLj79Av87Y08uWlAkD6X1shpwoLlOrtYwbmpE5fwuJa6fP8XkA0kIkH9pvzrRi3RG5Z9oJ_MLqj0yPd-J5Bjbp9UhmTlzAnAQbw==&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Self!sh: A Journey of Self-Discovery</a></h3><p><strong>Tuesday, March 5, 7-8 pm</strong></p><p>Actress Stephanie Szostak will be in conversation with Tasha Eurich and John Nunziato to share insights from her new workbook&nbsp;<em>SELF!SH: Step Into a Journey of Self-Discovery to Revive Confidence, Joy, and Meaning.</em></p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JqkgZVvP3ogiSCyN3VrPj7VY5sDaUzZ5N_g8xTumiHzbAT-ygrPw-beFn71fbiIka_Zu2WBsGTUI49fUOtBfTQRQ3ZZuMvPLdmGrok9LsqKw7qfwi34s8zOoXN_h1PJBRJ4fPy_UP9mv6PL6HnRA59uaxwT1uNhWJA==&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Tell a Yarn...</strong></a></p><p><strong>Wednesday, March 6, 1:30-3 pm</strong></p><p><strong></strong>Join our yarn circle/adult story time for your dose of productive relaxation! Tell a Yarn... is currently reading&nbsp;<a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JmWjbE3hDiCeP5a-E4-vr94qSRA5_prAvspR8qQw3EoUMN1QO-lVOxuOEDxWezC6NdwtN5R_Bfds1MBDmaZ_wv2PF77VoMARbrZxwFZtGW_PQTBbCNO90QYwHXUn0Oqtg7NHFJwfu46quMAbgYHleTOaH5qJFLPaztaFXURWCfy_sLl4n-yAzxSZsW80ZnM2UODqS4dGYzVsbVcuThmv7FNf2ALePjNLBdCfB69yA36Obhg1hF3tIY18qv8lpDKQpYug-MAvTd1bUz92WeE93HVOGGF_saJc9pfQ36yTjv3UgTlm3aKlBm5Sx3TvuJ9DdvN2imHdB3xaVX1omeQqIW9RORXuCf46UhjmggGHPyjH&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><em>Dead Tired</em></a>&nbsp;by Kat Ailes.</p><p><strong>CAMP EXPLORE &amp; SUMMER LEARNING CLUBS: REGISTER MARCH 1</strong></p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3Jp6skI_8uJ8TgaKtU1hcQRahSjjJxzd8dkoY7fUY9HLtY4ohM2e4Qkh1uEyAXMVP9lGSKoCjmCgjCPQ8oULNEKm2x9PMoPVPsA-8lxbd2v9Cu4KMa47IOl8=&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Camp Explore 2024: Full STEAM Ahead at The Westport Library!</strong></a></p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JqkgZVvP3ogivV4WD-kjfgnbt5cqW7h0heUA1jEgTIihVF-r1YnAHsprwpR4Q6Hk2wJknceB2L_P4bNjUFLKoUVJMZc-SpIHbtuqWnSPYC8T8NUQzUVQMiWMOfQgl6Bl0A==&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Camp Explore&nbsp;</a>returns for its fifth year of free STEAM exploration. Workshops kick off June 25 and run from 10 to 11:30 am in the Library’s Trefz Forum. Registration opens March 1 at 9 am. Courses include coding LightLego, sculpture, and exploring impressionist art.</p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JvhAbm38kTfcWSMmoBAQ1TOgZak846okFaa6XT_5mPfnK2YpT99wvXva7FyebMkiBvnh9qIDwGSEg59XCRnGvDdFig7lwgSfOUNTsp95xBA5zKPT9oAOXOCjOp0WjzYd-keOylVWPLZlRXq8SbdiGB4=&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Summer Learning Clubs</strong></a></p><p>The 2024 Westport Library Summer Learning Clubs, which run June 25 through August 19, integrate math, literacy, and STEAM activities into a thematic approach for an extended period. Each class will blend inquiry, design, research, writing, and the arts. Taught by certified teachers, this program has classes for Grades 1-2, Grades 3-5, and middle school.</p><p><strong>CHILDREN</strong></p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JqkgZVvP3ogi3XUKdZlByYz-vaKWUwrEyRI6kTdg8vXJLeFaRxdd52K-302_DQiGPKjhOWFSIeHx29RTJZKmF9BSAdwOFUDQGWuW-ZgWhq-DoKu2HxsB8mhthAWz02HMyamaRxWF0f18nbDZERebZec=&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Itty Bittys</strong></a></p><p><strong>Saturday, March 2, 10-10:30 am</strong></p><p>Start your Saturday with lots of movement, songs, and a story. For ages birth to 5 with an adult. Just drop in!</p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JqkgZVvP3ogiSYXBJHHIXaELC_qWEZ3iwBfYTQhPCeAkZ8nw1TZRimpYK0G6RGxVIbvWqmKiraW7-Hp8n_5qJyPKAnEeif4GUDqVsDP8dcK_P10DrEfU3WBh_nJ0oyM9mdVD4jUtqS131Fc6UxHdI6c=&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Countdown to Kindergarten</strong></a></p><p><strong>Saturday, March 2, 3-3:45 pm</strong></p><p>Join us to learn activities you can use throughout your child's final year of preschool to enhance their readiness to read. Register online for children entering kindergarten in Fall 2024.</p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JqkgZVvP3ogiFIyMEfQzUCKDSmHhmP3nnB9jUP25JNUb5yEwOnf-DvMT4knwBP6u1J3pC7iKtdHXRDLj53Bl7nuEsjflrMizLSxS2zWcspd6iX0vBEoQ1lAZlmOX8iCvGomFdR1zKRquHRbl881jzT8=&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Near-Peer Tutoring</strong></a></p><p><strong>Monday through Thursday, March 4-7, 4-8 pm</strong></p><p>Staples High School students will be available in the Children’s Library for drop-in tutoring. Please bring homework or workbooks with which you need assistance.</p><h3><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JqkgZVvP3ogi41upOsWXuyAHhEmw-p8F2qZ9CZaM-Ti8lPSbEAgndaD6kjBSEE2Pqcdv3PPTVQWxRb3djZ7Y-lIa5asS6F2Uqrr0Uptsm-XGUEaVIVo3YJOCKbzmLCkmv2cwnWt9wGy1pcO1rPNHuThIv6tqXTvZmP3HpKZEAW0y&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Toddler Mother Goose Time</a></h3><p><strong>Tuesday, March 5, 10-10:30 am</strong></p><p>Children moving about on their own can join us for rhymes, dancing, and a story.</p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JqkgZVvP3ogiEmbX71KPnyWTTX2tWaHbUwVTNYGyO08WNRt54HkZ1w1NVrqPw6TBEd8XWfr3xsS1t6fXWDSOLsbrUQL_YjhyPMar7PtX7qfl-urfTGDKYUuC1QIlIksydoyFBC424NezsbL7U9agVd0cWmy9tiA-9sd2aXpN6gIi&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Story Fun with Mrs. Olson</strong></a></p><p><strong>Tuesday, March 5, 4:45-5:15 pm</strong></p><p>Join Mrs. Olson, a kindergarten teacher from GFES, for stories, songs, and fun activities!</p><h3><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JqkgZVvP3ogiozwX02TKEdUJwS9dMnCVDfnVoXp0DovKNbqWTIh8rDBlLLJgsZsX3sXVuX_wLHS3WFYcJLMZaT8THoi3jPs--jjcPH7hriJiL3PBB83MhzyqxQ1USgGCz8wMeWRqlxWt2VCJ-UCwuDg=&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Buddy Reading</a></h3><p><strong>Tuesday, March 5, 5:15-6 pm</strong></p><p><strong></strong>Early and more practiced readers can come to the Children's Library to read with a buddy from Staples High School.</p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JqkgZVvP3ogiBsdjf39T6zSBjjzsuL7yWgRidM7JuJiIsZlWhhHxHSleQsqrc9u9bHKay4Mqel2rOlBaLrwhGzJOmYrqnVNOMYUdzozRBUkotw-qT-_zNm73ReutpIOZ6vjJ7Y002CZbaOtI2s3guk3_U6NlI9nEbMFMP0LdE8D1&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Princess Diana's Storytime</strong></a></p><p><strong>Wednesday</strong>,&nbsp;<a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JqhmSDekz4HNkerimHpJTt8ezk9Cw9-bMDHnuLAyAXipIzSVE9IBhvcFrb7zYZwar5JhVMN8k0qivAeLlSxrv0XJ0wcpZZoL-Q-GfPaBAR5QsLWC8FNccOQw6M3FZbqk-EsfV845nnuIEs3cSxHoFMS69vm8Eguaq9L1PS8lqqlbISVe7BCL-Dc=&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>March 6, 9:30-10 am</strong></a></p><p>Led by our fox mascot and designed to move kids along the reading readiness continuum, this program is for children ages birth to 3 years old with an adult.</p><h3><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JqkgZVvP3ogizf2QXRd16hPHIUoMSQ2BhPMHGNZTHUJfavfMwOD9uBohsuORZkpS7zNbqMZzoPpYdR3q-_BfW2RdlR4vAyTj42ypwFVv8ngn2wNF2WzugF5GedVWMGbXVLKUJNehnAQyBrnHRKR3HWM=&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tummy Time</a></h3><p><strong>Wednesday, March 6, 10:30-11 am &amp; Friday, March 8, 9:30-10 am</strong></p><p>Pre-walking babies and their adult join us for songs, fingerplays, bouncing, and a book.</p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JqkgZVvP3ogiVqEHYx1yR_un3stlaRyU1QR-abNjFgHdXfLI6wO5UVp_1wojYivQHppOXh90mG38TlG-JqC1SZxnBC1K6hON9z01JDMmp3Y1lPDQelggLPGiNUinjLinyt0TRlcLuezu_hEfzTXzdulr-_GEcMOksw==&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Miss Mary's Storytime</strong></a></p><p><strong>Thursday, March 7, 10-10:30 am=</strong></p><p><strong></strong>Children birth to 3 with their adult for nursery rhymes, songs, play, and a story. Designed to move kids along the reading readiness continuum.</p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JqkgZVvP3ogivVJvUQYfI7KGrGGHBco3cbMJP3yZgIqUucdgxDJzKWq-VWlV2YegYsZwoYj0GhX4h3L_B6mwAnKX-gufpyDBZJlqSkI4k5nwrhweCo9GOJ-nizGL_Gg5MkLqv8sK_xK7BWnFmVbqMN8wz8rFIbIWLg==&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Ready Readers: Zoo Animals</strong></a></p><p><strong>Friday, March 8, 11-11:30 pm</strong></p><p>Children ages 3 to 5 can join us each week as we learn about zoo animals and do a craft.</p><p><strong>Upcoming STEAM Workshops</strong></p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JqkgZVvP3ogi8BhDDantM5eFJI-4G-2fTG-TGWqzIRVyGOijC1tbjRWlxyL1XxkGuTwnxa6F2OefNu0L0-ypYWJVny_W5i165Lc2dHLXuLu02j4-j9KehgLqAun1-_X0FNrsd1sqKRi2Xe1U4oR93M_iCaAxTTnOKg==&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Sewing with Machines</strong></a></p><p><strong>Tuesdays,&nbsp;March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 7-8:30 pm</strong></p><p>Learn basic sewing machine techniques in each session with a simple project. Open to all ages; parent must attend if child is under 12.</p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JqkgZVvP3ogi5Zb9MYYhuQUwEnLSR9G4UNpHNioLg8_34vTe9Aj8P5FcsdDhINEpbGCYAm_VU2KVv11awbt7HhOS7aQFW1wQ3YUbX_jijc2Xx8b2P-Tvb7LMenwRJETMrOukKgRp7ApE4b64pN6ejIksb_xCUwCs_d5E5FTrk6WfwGp-ryfsxZU=&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Bloxels: Video Game Creation</strong></a></p><p><strong>Thursdays, March 7, 14, and 21, 4:30-6 pm</strong></p><p>Join us to learn the basics to build your own video games, building characters, art, and game layouts with the Bloxels Gameboard and Blocks. For Grades K-1 (March 7), 2-3 (March 14), and 4-6 (March 21).</p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JqkgZVvP3ogiRkek7bR1nEq-DiTzSDo72aS8iG8CXze23OuczTjKteu40t8nVs22UNs3eRt-nSooCkszYrgJqoxnTyZNcuT1gdwKkbcgJuvc_5wJ1lMe0yB7g557zqJEV-FfFLsgUQowzZv6vRAHw-s_c1zmW0TTvw==&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Lego Robotics: Grades K-2</strong></a></p><p><strong>Wednesday, March 6, 4:30-5:45 pm</strong></p><p><strong>Sunday, March 10, 1-2:30 pm</strong></p><p>Build and program LEGO WeDo Robots!</p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JsYsfdVHRXOY_b5l0PKWVV_z2iEbbXVRlZP3nbwObunfo6k_w_BMFVf9UEPfNYLzpTriF43H2WY9Xz8YLaqX6hi78k446Vp4n5pw7YBznpZF8IO-O9bprfyqqOJYhFG62mQadnD2aLABaJw9ABpxA7B05yvMyd9P3g==&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Advanced Lego Robotics: Grades 3-5</strong></a></p><p><strong>Sunday, March 10, 3-4:30 pm</strong></p><p>Build and program advanced LEGO WeDo Robots!</p><p><strong>MARK YOUR CALENDAR</strong></p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JqkgZVvP3ogiGudSS8w9syhKY-3v_rWaAt1T8jKdeMkFRd1o-lnSn6pFjXZnCxZtgo3qUZbZBZrKanWFPgUPMavTgMrvvgoJPOleclUauEGJbk5Za0av25iU9tBS1mdl7BLYSQ1d_C4_5pCTUIjQx8Vr5W1GF-qMSFFCMkjCYf2knLigGBrT1Ls=&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Storytelling Sundays at the Library!</strong></a>&nbsp;<strong>Sunday, March 10, 2-3:30 pm</strong></p><p>In partnership with Northeast Storytelling, join a community of storytellers and listeners at the Library one Sunday afternoon each month! Facilitated by Northeast Storytelling President ChaChanna Simpson.</p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3Jrr1yPhNsqGhbz_GQDlE4OM6QTdpqAhCqdOoXXPiHIIlxlAS5N4aku3FIZhbB9FAcmUlxTU1CXw92yXG4uBCDY_M__mIHPuLFJgyQsi-ZtpMpPYZVmgUlYmus94SFBauDt1u9uD57JUFGARNpDWMVEM=&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>In Conversation: Mystery Author Cara Black</strong></a></p><p><strong>Tuesday, March 12, 7-8 pm</strong></p><p>Celebrating 25 years writing mysteries about Parisian private investigator Aimée Leduc, Cara Black comes back to Westport in conversation with Westport's voracious mystery reader Kelle Ruden about her 21st novel in the series,&nbsp;<em>Murder at la Villette.</em></p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JloIrRE7hrGeL8sgQ8BLMRBLJOFS-75KIEVTYDWtMbBjxw2WAEL3sth3TzWNiaO-E1Cwv-15nC8q2UNd41tzFYlRQ-27JhF8kcdC45gn1y-2bWILMcbFevYsIzmrUxOhrjhaZ1HsVbK2GC5IswVzsltOaepaKpQkPjFU_FixBohV&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Below the Belt: A Screening and Panel Discussion</strong></a></p><p><strong>Wednesday, March 13, 6-9 pm</strong></p><p>In partnership with The Connecticut Working Group for Endometriosis, join us for a special screening and panel discussion of the acclaimed documentary,&nbsp;<em>Below the Belt.</em>&nbsp;From Shannon Cohn and executive produced by Hillary Clinton, Rosario Dawson, and Corinne Foxx,&nbsp;<em>Below the Belt</em>&nbsp;exposes widespread problems in our healthcare systems that disproportionately affect women.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JsC5ZF1uvc_vrwH6iPObnfuRBhqjTm9Isl2uh6aQNz5be224Ta9LAe1KHP-ddB_YWqW47wxiNDApKj0CvRjzG1FhCMCD1kBohA6C53D4aXK4yBclcBNCbAztzXRPtyIVxeeqmIdiPbAXv3IO1btyJ_Cb9hwKxDY3vw==&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>VersoFest 2024</strong></a></p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JsC5ZF1uvc_vrwH6iPObnfuRBhqjTm9Isl2uh6aQNz5be224Ta9LAe1KHP-ddB_YWqW47wxiNDApKj0CvRjzG1FhCMCD1kBohA6C53D4aXK4yBclcBNCbAztzXRPtyIVxeeqmIdiPbAXv3IO1btyJ_Cb9hwKxDY3vw==&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Wednesday, April 3 - Sunday, April 7</strong></a></p><p>VersoFest 2024: Five days of music, media, and creativity featuring concerts, keynote conversations, panel discussions, workshops, and more, including the newly announced Saturday afternoon conversation with the Doors' John Densmore and CNN's Alisyn Camerota. Read all about it&nbsp;<a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JjaYK-1S8ar1-pS4tiDOZ9T1S-u9ZeCtgyO3ty0BmDJ5a0wG_jxLjNxTfd4SNVLDn2Htlleu_Zgov-jQaE6ePWjgI3JFWNgtdNldedrAN4ATWWHxB-6KyT-FNkKIVjPafJ9Q7rdoLkLag5WJB4N98EVXwvmvnXK15Gc2lvWRS46v0lmc4nK57v-ji-fKyizfBsaWuCmiJAs6fBCJIn6j0k3BfcH8QUw8WJDgcZtvRKU4Kcw6ED_1bUCdCqXNCfAJzEnZu6SHpPlWC77dnZubSmaBe9xUisErWI60ioVYVW8VCRNB1qjxct4sgCwSAYRyTI9oCNBxR7bAIqWtJV1-zl0=&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>HERE</strong></a>. To purchase tickets to the evening performances and to sign up for free workshops and panels, click&nbsp;<a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3JsC5ZF1uvc_vrwH6iPObnfuRBhqjTm9Isl2uh6aQNz5be224Ta9LAe1KHP-ddB_YWqW47wxiNDApKj0CvRjzG1FhCMCD1kBohA6C53D4aXK4yBclcBNCbAztzXRPtyIVxeeqmIdiPbAXv3IO1btyJ_Cb9hwKxDY3vw==&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>HERE</strong></a>.</p><p><a href="https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001HKJcmR9nwkssBBQxVvaPPycliPxEm6bCgPeAPW_fXfjoGd_A3LA3Jrj4cBc2XBBDGN2b9UpqfvL6TYQYxUfkGnD9-lvU30gPVlh3rivjztAaYX19HTpX93fv2k-wI_Upvtu3gU0Mhy3uLcI4HCh-opOZ212T_oErtHGeJ_zvqww=&amp;c=Jk5IM3odb75SRwD-TnnAm92TSvbd75x287j-zGKZlOsLfc-ZMseF4A==&amp;ch=6ovQqskLnlHB-dzvjLQ_7m0HXCoR1xIzS27JTTI87F5x6VUUOL9xxQ==" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Be sure to check our&nbsp;website&nbsp;for more events!</strong></a></p><p><br></p>

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