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Glen Ryan, winner of the Crossword Puzzle Contest, accepts his award while being congratulated by the runner-ups.

Renowned host Will Shortz returns to Crossword Puzzle Contest

Danisha Nasution, Staff Writer February 13, 2024

With heads bent low in concentration, the library is a scene of quiet intensity. Whether absorbed in completing a puzzle or observing from above, avid puzzle players who are prepared to win first place...

This starting slide introduces the panelists to the audience and prepares them to begin the AI Tea Talk.

Panelists discuss effects of AI on art industry

Alice Frascella ’25, Web Arts Editor November 28, 2023

The Westport Library held a talk about Artificial Intelligence on Nov. 5. Panelists included Yale University professor Luciano Floridi, Visual Artist Liz Leggett, Composer Brian Keane, Westport Public...

The Westport Bookshop has been able to provide 3,500 hours of paid employment for 12 adults with differing abilities. Those hours are primarily spent organizing books and completing data entries on their online eBay store.

Westport Book Shop provides employment to disabled community, expands business ambitions

Caitlin Jacob ’24, Communications Coordinator November 16, 2023

It’s a tranquil Saturday morning where a tiny book shop blends into its surroundings on the corner of town. The inside, on the other hand, is anything but quiet. That morning, volunteers and employees...

Authors Neil Gaiman and Stephan Graham Jones discuss Gaiman’s work in front of an eager crowd.

Neil Gaiman speaks about his life in writing at Storyfest 2023’s opening night

Elsa D’Elia ’25, Staff Writer November 11, 2023

Neil Gaiman, winner of roughly eighty various literary awards, is a household name whether people realize it or not. He is the author of “Coraline,” “Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies...

Spencer Yim 23 delivers his speech to the crowd at the Westport Library. Mia Bomback 25, to the right, had previously spoken to the audience. Photo by Benjamin Buchalter 25.

Bomback and Yim Inaugurate Library “Common Ground Initiative”

Benjamin Buchalter ’25, Staff Writer May 12, 2023

Staples students Spencer Yim '23 and Mia Bomback '25 closed the first night of the Westport Library's "Common Ground" initiative on Tuesday May 2 with a pair of speeches. "Tonight's event marks the...

Darden reads his essay aloud for an audience at the Westport Public Library. His piece centers around his experience coming to terms with his sexuality.

Tyler Darden wins TEAM Westport Essay Contest, encourages sensitive conversation

Talia Moskowitz ’24, Web Managing Editor May 3, 2023

The 2023 TEAM Westport Teen Diversity Essay Contest challenged high school students to focus on one thing: dialogue.  Tyler Darden ’25 took the prompt and ran with it, elegantly reflecting on his...

Elena Nasar ’27, member of the Teen Advisory Board, operates the drop-in tutoring booth on Thursday afternoons where she helps students in grades two through five with math and language arts.

Westport Library institutes drop-in tutoring program for elementary students

Charlotte Berner ’25, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

It isn’t a rare occurrence to hear about a Staples student who turns to a tutor to help with an upcoming test or a hard homework assignment. It’s easy enough for them, as they can facetime a tutor,...

Horror panel of John Palisano, Gus Moreno, Lorien Lawrence, Clay McLeod Chapman and Eric LoRocca talking about their experiences writing Horror

Westport Library hosts annual Storyfest

Matthew Stashower '25, Paper Sports Editor September 21, 2022

The Westport Library held its fifth annual Storyfest from Sept. 9-10. The Library held over 40 authors from all over the country, from all different genres.  Alex Giannini, the Associate Program Director...

Westport Library book sale fosters academia, community

Anna Diorio '23, Arts Editor November 10, 2021

This past Columbus Day Weekend, the Westport Library held its periodic book sale. The sale offered over 40 different collections of books, ephemera, art and media. Not only was admission free for customers,...

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