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Westport Public Library welcomes home photojournalist Lynsey Addario

Westport Public Library welcomes home photojournalist Lynsey Addario

Renee Weisz, A&E Editor

May 26, 2015

Over 400 audience members were tightly packed into the library’s main floor, illuminated by an ambient blue light. Their excited murmurs subsided as Pulitzer-prize winning photojournalist and Westport’s own Lynsey Addario ’91 humbly took the stage. BOOKED for the Evening is the library’s principal...

Mini Maker Faire Makes a Fun Day For All

Mini Maker Faire Makes a Fun Day For All

Jenny Lupoff, Staff Writer

April 29, 2015

Mini Maker Faire Makes a Fun Day For All On April 24, the Westport Public Library hosted the fourth annual Mini Maker Faire, a sunny Saturday afternoon filled with food, music and displays of unique crafts and inventions. According to The Maker Faire’s website, the launch of MAKE Magazine in...

Nerds and tinkerers unite at the fourth annual Maker Faire

Nerds and tinkerers unite at the fourth annual Maker Faire

Claire Dinshaw, News Editor

April 28, 2015

On Saturday April 25, the Westport Public Library held the fourth annual Westport Mini Maker Faire on Jesup Greene. The Maker Faire gives Westport residents, students and anyone else with a ‘do-it-yourself mindset’ the opportunity to show off their unique creations, which range from robots to gian...

New robots introduced to the library and community

New robots introduced to the library and community

Anders Hovstadius, Staff Writer

October 15, 2014

This past Saturday, Westporters of all ages gathered in the McManus room of the Library to see the unveiling of Vincent and Nancy, the newly purchased robots. The Library’s Assistant Director for Innovation and User Experience, Bill Derry explained to the eager crowd, “We were in the information age ...

New robots to roam the Westport library halls

New robots to roam the Westport library halls

Renee Weisz, A&E Editor

October 10, 2014

They can walk, talk, dance, speak 19 languages, recognize faces, respond to questions, play soccer, and even do tai chi—but Nancy and Vincent aren’t a typical dynamic duo. In fact, they are The Westport Library’s newest addition of humanoid robots. “[Humanoid robotics is] a technology that seems to be the next ste...

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