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2017 Summer Reading Instructions: How To Play

Summer Reading Events

Jeff Pegues on "Black and Blue"

Monday, Jun 26, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Justice and homeland security correspondent for CBS News and Staples High School graduate Jeff Pegues discusses his new book, which examines the growing crisis between law enforcement and people of color.

History Book Discussion: "Custer's Trials"

Sunday, Jun 11, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Amateur historian and Westporter J. Bruce McGuirk leads a discussion of Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America by T. J. Stiles.

Book Buzz

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Get excited for summer reading when a representative of Penguin Random House visits. Hear previews of upcoming books, and select from advanced reading copies, preview chapters and other give-aways. 

Brian Solomon on "Godzilla FAQ"

Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Staples High School English teacher and author Brian Solomon shares his book, which explores the character, popularity and the many facets of the  "King of the Monsters."

PageTurners Discuss "Middlesex"

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join PageTurners for a discussion of Pulitzer Prize-winning Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. 

Pub Trivia Night: Summer Reading Edition

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at 323 Main Street Restaurant Bar

Win a book before it's published!

Join the Pub Trivia Night! Test your smarts against the best of Westport's brains.  Compete for honor, a discounted bar tab, and books! Must be over 21 years old. Sign in begins at 6:30 PM on location, at the bar. 

Ken Gloss on Rare Books

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of Brattle Book Shop and guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, will show some of his favorite finds, describe some of the joys of the "hunt" and explain what makes a book go up in value.

Business Author Leonard Sherman on His New Book

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Leonard Sherman discusses "If You’re In A Dogfight, Become A Cat! - Strategies For Long-Term Growth", which offers practical advice on the most vexing issues facing businesses today.

The Subconscious: Beliefs, Hypnosis & Visualization

Friday, Jul 7, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Speaker, coach, bestselling author, clinical hypnotist and award-winning performer James Mapes discusses his new book.

Adam Piore on His Book, "The Body Builders"

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Veteran investigative journalist and science writer Adam Piore discusses "The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human".

PageTurners Discuss "The Scarlet Letter"

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join PageTurners for a discussion of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Sybil Steinberg's New Book Picks

Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Westporter Sybil Steinberg, contributing editor and former book review section editor for Publishers Weekly, returns with more ideas for your summer reading with her ever-popular talk on the best new reads.

Book Chat

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Find and share the next book in your summer reading challenge!