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Westport Library prepares for grand opening

Westport Library prepares for grand opening

Audrey Bernstein ’20 and Allie D’Angelo’ 20, Editors-in-Chief

June 7, 2019

Westport Library opens pop-up shop

Westport Library opens pop-up shop

Roxy Augeri ’20 and Allie D’Angelo ’20

January 3, 2019

Third Annual Teen Essay Contest Winners Announced

Josiah Tarrant, Assistant Business Manager

May 18, 2016

Last night, May 16th 2016, the winners of the third annual TEAM Westport essay contest were announced at a reception inside the Westport Public Library’s McManus room. The competition, which is open to all ninth through twelfth graders who live in Westport or go to Westport schools, focuses on a spe...

James Baldwin speech inspires teachers to bring documentary to Staples

James Baldwin speech inspires teachers to bring documentary to Staples

Josiah Tarrant, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, March 11, a large crowd filled the McManus Room at the Westport Library to enjoy a screening and discussion of the award-winning documentary, “James Baldwin:  The Price of the Ticket.” The event was a collaboration presented by the Westport Library and TEAM (Together Effectively Achieving Multicu...

Staples holds Tedx talk at the Westport Public Library

Staples holds Tedx talk at the Westport Public Library

Maialie Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer

March 19, 2016

On April 2 Staples students will present their fully produced TEDx talk at the Westport Public Library as an event to allow individuals in the community to share their experiences and ideas.  According to the TED website, “TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, ‘ideas worth spreading.’ It suppor...

Rushdie discusses newly-released book with students

Rushdie discusses newly-released book with students

Claudia Chen and Sophie Call

October 27, 2015

On Oct. 22, world-famous author Salman Rushdie came to Staples to discuss his latest book, “Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights,” with AP Literature students. This highly-anticipated event was organized through The Westport Library as part of its annual Malloy Lecture in the Arts serie...

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...

Meet Vincent and Nancy, Westport Library’s new robots

Meet Vincent and Nancy, Westport Library’s new robots

Renée Weisz, Staff Writer

October 11, 2014

Robot Video from Renee Weisz on Vimeo.

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...

Student art exhibit opens at Westport Library

Student art exhibit opens at Westport Library

Katie Cion, Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2014

“Considering Reality,” a new student art exhibit at the Westport Public Library opened Friday for public viewing. The curators, Michael Abrams ’14 and Ben Goldschlager ’14 are members of the teen planning committee at the library and worked with Teen Services Librarian Laina Lewis to put the exhibi...

$246,545 awarded to Westport Library

$246,545 awarded to Westport Library

Jimmy Ray Stagg, Staff Writer

October 8, 2013

In July of 2012, the MakerSpace opened in the Westport Library as a place for people to connect, invent, and create. On September 30, 2013, the library announced that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has chosen to award it with a $246,545 grant for a project named “MakerSpace 2.0: Retinke...

Patti Smith Performs at Westport Library

Patti Smith Performs at Westport Library

May 23, 2011

Sammy Warshaw '12 A&E Editor Martin Scorsese. Tom Brokaw.  Patti Smith. What do these people have in common? They are all A-list celebrities and masters of their field. They also have another thing in common: they have been honored right in Westport. Every year, the Westport Public Library host...

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