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The Westport Public Library (WPL) hosts readings, lectures, and book talks by authors. Subscribe to the library’s free podcasts of events and programs.

The Westport Public Library (WPL) hosts readings, lectures, and book talks by authors. Subscribe to the library’s free podcasts of events and programs.
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Westport, CT, United States

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The Westport Public Library (WPL) hosts readings, lectures, and book talks by authors. Subscribe to the library’s free podcasts of events and programs.

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English


Episodes

Immigration: Current Policy and Law

6/20/2017
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June 14, 2017 Panelists Catalina Samper Horak, Executive Director of Building One Community, and lawyers Douglas R. Penn and Aleksandr ("Alex") Y. Troyb provided a real-world, down-to-earth summary of the current state of United States immigration law, what it means for documented and undocumented immigrants, and for our communities and country. Presented at the Westport Library on June 14, 2017.

Duration: 01:04:17


Wisdom from CEOs: Brian Gaffney of Allianz Global Investors

6/20/2017
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May 23, 2017 On May 23, 2017, Brian Gaffney, retired CEO US and managing director with Allianz Global Investors, discussed the challenges he faced in integrating five independent asset management organizations into one and how he created organizational lift while avoiding the drag of disorganization at The Westport Library. Sponsored by Bernstein Private Wealth Management & Patriot Bank

Duration: 00:43:24


WestportREADS 2017: Caring for Aging Parents

5/26/2017
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January 10, 2017 In Bettyville, George Hodgman returns to Paris, Missouri, to care for his ailing mother. This panel of eldercare experts will discuss the issues you might face as your parents age—the emotional, legal and practical issues of caring for your parents whether they live close by or far away. This panel took place at The Westport Library on January 10, 2017.

Duration: 01:30:12


Author Lauren Smith Brody on "The Fifth Trimester"

5/17/2017
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May 2, 2017 On May 2, 2017, The Westport Library welcomed author Lauren Smith Brody to dicuss her new book, "The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom's GUide to Style, Sanity and Big Success After Baby."

Duration: 00:45:18


Award-Winning Journalist Bianca Bosker on Her Book "Cork Dork," an Exploration of the World of Wine

5/17/2017
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April 18, 2017 Award-winning journalist Bianca Bosker discussed her book "Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obssessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live For Taste" on April 18, 2017 at the Westport Library.

Duration: 00:48:08


Media Matters 2017: Media & Politics, a Panel Discussion

5/9/2017
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April 28, 2017 On April 28, 2017, Dave Briggs, co-host of CNN'S Early Start, Nancy Newill Doniger, editor of The Easton Courier, Reuters reporter Luciana Lopez, and Dr. Bill Yousman, of Sacred Heart University's School of Communication and Media Arts joined Patricia Porio from the League of Women Voters for a panel discussion on media and politics.

Duration: 01:10:48


Bestselling Author Mark Kurlansky on "Havana"

5/9/2017
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April 26, 2017 On April 26, 2017, bestselling author Mark Kurlansky spoke about his new book, "Havana: A Subtropical Delirium" at The Westport Library.

Duration: 00:45:35


Bestselling Author Elizabeth Kostova on Her Novel, "The Shadow Land"

5/9/2017
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April 20, 2017 On April 20, 2017, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova, discussed her new novel, The Shadow Land, at the Westport Library.

Duration: 00:37:22


Understanding ADHD

4/14/2017
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November 14, 2016 Disability activist, attorney and motivational speaker Robert Tudisco discussed why kids with ADHD do what they do, where common myths come from and his views on medications and other interventions on November 14, 2016 at the Westport Library.

Duration: 01:27:56


WestportREADS: “The Longest Way Round is the Shortest Way Home”: Homecoming in "Bettyville"

4/13/2017
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January 14, 2017 Dr. Mark Schenker, Dean of Academic Affairs at Yale College, gave a talk on the theme of homecoming in Bettyville and other works of literature and myth on January 14, 2017 at the Westport Library.

Duration: 00:52:48


The Art and Elegance of Composting

4/11/2017
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September 8, 2016 Compost City author Rebecca Louie shared composting strategies that fit into any space, schedule and lifestyle and described the fascinating ecosystem that makes it all possible on September 8, 2016 at the Westport Library.

Duration: 01:04:26


A Psychotherapy Method for Healing Trauma

4/11/2017
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February 27, 2017 Rona Wall, LCSW, described the symptoms treated and methods of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences on February 27, 2017 at the Westport Library.

Duration: 00:58:38


Effective Parenting: Fundamentals, Tips and Strategies

4/11/2017
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February 10, 2017 Susan Bauerfeld, PhD, clinical psychologist and parent coach presented an overview of the parenting approach developed by Haim Ginott that inspired the classic parenting book, How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk on February 10, 2017 at the Westport Library.

Duration: 01:01:46


Ending Distracted Driving

4/11/2017
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March 16, 2017 Attorney Todd D. Haase discussed the science and facts behind distracted driving, which is now an epidemic in the United States on March 16, 2017 at the Westport Library.

Duration: 01:00:39


Business: Running a Construction Company

4/10/2017
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March 8, 2017 Scott Lumby and Mitch Kidd, co-founders of Wellbuilt Co., lead a workshop that will cover the business challenges that a construction company faces in addition to the problems that every business faces.

Duration: 01:13:22


Author Dan Slater on "Wolf Boys," the True Story of Life with the Mexican Drug Cartel

4/10/2017
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February 11, 2017 Former legal affairs reporter Dan Slater discusses Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico's Most Dangerous Drug Cartel, the true story of two American teenagers recruited as killers for a Mexican cartel.

Duration: 00:44:05


NYT Bestselling Author Jane Green on Her Cookbook, Good Taste

4/10/2017
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February 23, 2017 Novelist Jane Green shared her passion for all things food and entertaining and her cookbook, Good Taste, on February 23, 2017 at the Westport Library.

Duration: 00:34:17


Concussions: Use of Neuroimaging of the Brain for Assessment and Treatment

4/10/2017
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March 30, 2017 Anthony Silver, MS, MA, LMFT, BCIA-EEG, director of Gray Matters, spoke about concussions, the use of functional brain imaging in evaluation and neurofeedback for treatment on March 30, 2017 at the Westport Library.

Duration: 01:11:33


Post-Secondary Transition Challenges for Students with ADHD and LD

4/5/2017
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April 4, 2017 Disability advocate, attorney and motivational speaker Robert Tudisco discussed the difficult transition from high school to college for students diagnosed with ADHD & LD on April 4, 2017 at the Westport Library.

Duration: 01:44:52


A Year of Reading Jane Austen: Discuss "Pride & Prejudice"

12/31/2016
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December 3, 2016 Staples High School teachers Jamie Pacuk and Mary Elizabeth Fulco discussed Jane Austen’s "Pride & Prejudice" on December 3, 2016.

Duration: 00:58:03

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