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Do You Like Museum Shops?

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The Library has new, museum-quality gifts in the store, near the Circulation Desk. One-of-a-kind handbags made from Children’s picture book pages, colorful wooden blocks, pretty jewelry made from soda can pulls, beautiful journals, small items for hostess gifts, artistic greeting cards, and much more. Check it out! [Read More]
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Make Your Own Family Tree

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…by Nancy Have family trees always fascinated you? Want to see your father’s birth certificate? Curious about  Great Uncle Fritz’s journey to America? Try out our new premiere genealogical tool ANCESTRY.COM. You can find immigration records, military records, census records as well as birth, marriage and death records. Come in and use it for free. […] [Read More]
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Jacques d’Amboise at BMS Slideshow

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The 11th annual Malloy Lecture in the Arts…preeminent dancer Jacques d’Amboise. He showed clips from some of his performances with the New York City Ballet and entertained a big crowd with great wit, humor and wisdom. [Read More]
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Banned Books

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…by Margie Kidding!! The Westport Library does not ban books. But it happens in other places, even today. Thirty years ago Banned Books Week was established to remind us of the benefits of free and open access to information. Classics such as Aldous Huxley‘s Brave New World and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird have […] [Read More]
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Rare Treat Oct. 3-Famous Classical Dancer Jacques d’Amboise

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Jacques d’Amboise has done so much for arts education, and is a fabulous speaker. Don’t miss this annual Westport Library Malloy Lecture in the Arts at Beford Middle School Oct.3. It’s free, but register here. [Read More]
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Sybil Steinberg’s Upcoming Book Picks

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…by Margie Here’s something we hear often: “Can you help me?  What can I read? I’ve read everything!” Publishing expert and longtime Westport resident Sybil Steinberg packs the McManus Room once a year with her much anticipated list of recommended new books. She’ll do it again on Wednesday, September 12, at noon. She’s a former fiction […] [Read More]
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1,000 Places to See Before You Die

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How many have you seen? International best-selling author Patricia Schultz will be at the Library this Friday at noon. Her recently updated book is both a wish list and practical guide. See you there! [Read More]
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Sketching by the River

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…by Kris During the heat of summer, a number of artists have found that the Library’s “side yard” along the river is a cool green getaway.  The dappled shade is comfortable, the view is conducive to painting or sketching— and the hand-squeezed lemonade at the Library’s cafe is only a few steps away. Here’s local […] [Read More]
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