…by Nancy Recent college grads don’t have it easy. Unemployment has skyrocketed and wages have dropped. With cap and gown, embossed diplomas, and plenty of Stafford loans, 20 something’s are headed back to Mom and Dad’s in droves. While ceremonial stages across the nation present congratulatory convocations, the aftermath can be less than celebratory. According to a Read More
…by Kris One of the busiest places in the Children’s Library during the summer is the area featuring the staff’ choices for summer reading. These are our very, very, very favorite stories, just waiting for young readers. Often, these are the year’s brand-new books that we considered special enough to take with us on our Read More
Here we have Daisy, a 7-year-old Boa constrictor allowing children to hold her 10-foot, 60-pound self. Andy Todd from Earthplace made sure she behaved as he explained all about snakes in a program that mesmerized a room full of kids and some nervous mothers. According to Andy, Daisy eats a (thawed out) rabbit every 3-4 Read More
MaryEllen Hendricks is inspired by early photography and equipment, using unique techniques to develop her pictures, which are mounted on glass. Simply incredible. Watch this video of her at an opening reception for her show: Past Exposures
…by Margie If you’re in the throes of a job search, be sure to check out the services of the Library. Besides books on resume and cover letter writing, interview skills and networking strategies, we offer seminars on topics relevant to the job search, a free WiFi network that is accessible throughout the building, computers Read More
A press conference this week opened our new Maker Space, a structure in The Great Hall where people can come together to create things. See westportlibrary.org for more info, and enjoy the pictures!
About 80 kids and their caregivers came to the first summer Storytime on Jesup Green Wednesday. Children’s Librarian Deborah White had them mesmerized with her stories, puppets,songs and toys. For more programs for kids, check out: http://www.westportlibrary.org/kids
…by Kris Next week, the Children’s Library moves outdoors! Bring your blanket and snacks! Beginning the last week in June and running all the way through August, the Library offers outdoor storytimes on Jesup Green and at Longshore Park. Look for: Storytime on the Green, StoryWagon, Storytime at Longshore (twice weekly) and—new this summer—Flashlight Storytime!