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Tuesdays from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM:

May 2, 2017

June 6, 2017

August 1, 2017

September 5, 2017

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

Lauren Smith Brody on "The Fifth Trimester"

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Read a book by an author who spoke at the library!

The first three trimesters (and the fourth—those blurry newborn days) are for the baby, but the Fifth Trimester is when the working mom is born.

Nina Sankovitch on "The Lowells of Massachusetts"

Thursday, May 4, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Read a book by an author who spoke at the library!

The Lowells of Massachusetts: An American Family shares the fascinating story of the Lowells, one of the most influential families in the history of the United States. 

Colm Tóibín on His New Book, "House of Names"

Sunday, May 14, 2017 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bestselling, award-winning author Colm Tóibín discusses House of Names, which retells the classic Greek tragedy of Clytemnestra, the queen of Mycenae, with a modern sensibility. 

Let's Get Quizzical: Pub Trivia Night

Every third Tuesday from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

May 16, 2017

June 20, 2017

July 18, 2017

August 15, 2017

Join the Pub Trivia Night! Test your smarts against the best of Westport's brains. Come alone or in teams of up to four people. Compete for honor, ARCs and a discounted bar tab. Must be over 21 years old. Sign in begins at 6:30 PM on location, at the bar. Bring your library card and earn bonus points!

Author Elinor Lipman in Conversation with Sybil Steinberg on Her New Romantic Comedy

Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Author Elinor Lipman returns to talk with Sybil Steinberg,Publishers Weekly contributing editor, about her latest novel, On Turpentine Lane.

CBS News Correspondent Jeff Pegues on His Book, Black and Blue

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

Justice and homeland security correspondent for CBS News and Staples High School graduate Jeff Pegues discusses Black and Blue: Inside the Divide between the Police and Black America, which examines the growing crisis between law enforcement and people of color.

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. 

Author Brian Solomon on his book "Godzilla FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the King of the Monsters"

Saturday, Jun 17, 2017 1:00 - 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."

“Antiques Roadshow” appraiser Ken Gloss on Old and 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 with Strategies For Long-Term Growth

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author Leonard Sherman discusses "If You’re In A Dogfight, Become A Cat!—Strategies For Long-Term Growth", which offers practical advice on two of the most vexing issues facing businesses today: achieving long-term profitable growth and breaking away from the pack. 

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.