Westport Library Presents: FLEX: 5 Days of Experiences


Westport is poised to bring our beloved Library, fully engaged, into the 21st century. With our Transformation Project underway, we are building a Library that will be extraordinarily flexible. From hosting a cooking demonstration in our new café to presenting large community events for hundreds of people, the new building will be unparalleled in its ability to adapt and shift with the needs of the community.

 

In March, we are inviting the community to experience, first hand, what our interpretation of flexibility means. From March 21 – 25, the Library is hosting FLEX: Experiences – a five-day series of innovative events carefully designed to showcase, and provide to the community an early preview of what the potential of the new library will be all about! We have jam-packed the days with art, music, dance, cinema, authors, food and so much more. We can’t wait and we sincerely hope you will join us in experiencing the future of the Westport Library!

                -The Westport Library Executive Director Bill Harmer

 

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Purchase tickets online now.

Sponsorship opportunities available.
Contact Cindy Clark at 203-291-4824 or
Barbara Durham at 203-291-4828.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21

FLEX: CELEBRITY LUNCH: $150
TIME: 12-3 pm
VENUE: The Great Hall

  • Keynote speaker Sam Kass, former Obama White House Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition, who served as Executive Director of Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign; Eat a Little Better book signing

  • Conversation & lunch hosted by Jane Green

  • MC: James Beard Award winner Elissa Altman

  • Mingle with local authors 

  • Healthy lunch by Marcia Selden Catering 
    Sponsors: Tarry Lodge

FLEX: ROCK & ROLL STORIES: $50
TIME: 7 pm
VENUE: Friedman Gallery, 35 Church Lane, Westport

THURSDAY, MARCH 22

FLEX: TRIPLE PLAY

DANCE-A-THON
TIME: 9 am & 10 am (2 classes)
VENUE: The Great Hall

MOVIES: $25
TIME: 1 pm & 3 pm (2 movies)
VENUE: The Great Hall

  • Cinema matinées, with movies featuring Westport’s
    Joanne Woodward & Paul Newman

CONVERSATION WITH RUTH: $75
TIME: 7-8:30 pm
VENUE: The Great Hall

  • Food lovers’ Q&A with Ruth Reichlspecial guest local celebrity chef and restaurateur Bill Taibe, master farmer and sustainability guru Annie Farrell of Millstone Farm and "The Entertainologist" and celebrity chef Lulu Powers

VIP DINNER WITH RUTH & GUESTS: $500
TIME: 9 pm
VENUE: The Whelk, Westport

FRIDAY, MARCH 23

FLEX: UNPLUGGED: Suggested Donation of $25 at Door

TIME: 10 am-9 pm
VENUE: The Great Hall

SATURDAY, MARCH 24

FLEX: MIX—A Two-Part Evening

$500 per person for the entire evening

VENUE: The Great Hall

TIME: 7-9 pm

  • VIP gala dinner followed by dancing with electrifying entertainment by Chevy Chevis and her band, celebrating iconic Westport treasure Eartha Kitt

  • Dinner by Marcia Selden Catering

DANCE PARTY WITH CHEVY CHEVIS & HER BAND 

TIME: 9 pm-1 am

  • Dance Party with electrifying entertainment by Chevy Chevis & her band, celebrating iconic Westport treasure Eartha Kitt

  • Elixirs served up by a star mixologist

  • Dessert extravaganza by Marcia Selden Catering

  • $250 per person for dance party

SUNDAY, MARCH 25

FLEX: FAMILY
TIME: 10 am- 5 pm
VENUE: The Great Hall

  • MC: special guest tech guru David Pogue, correspondent for "CBS Sunday Morning" and Yahoo Tech founder
  • Fun for the entire family, featuring talented illustrator Tim Fite
  • Diego Romero storyteller via The Typing Machine 
  • Storytime by local children’s book authors/illustrators including Victoria Kann(Pinkalicious)Joshua Prince (I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Tracks), Tommy Greenwald, Lauren TarshisNora Baskin (nine.ten: A September 22 Story), Clare Pernice (Circus Girl) and more. Schedule pending.
  • Arts & crafts, face-painting, magic and much more
  • And... a surprise!
    Sponsors: Green & Tonic

All proceeds benefit
the Westport Library's Transformation Project

For more information, please call Cindy Clark at 203-291-4824
or Barbara Durham at 203-291-4828.

*FLEX: experiences created by Moshe Aelyon

Special thanks to our exclusive media sponsor,
Westport Magazine, Moffly Media

 

Library closed from Monday, March 19 through Tuesday, March 27.
Phone support available 9 am-5 pm Monday, March 19-Friday, March 23 & Monday-Tuesday, March 26-27.
The digital library is available 24/7 at westportlibray.org.

westportlibrary.org/support-wpl/FLEX-experiences

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15 Feb 2018


By Westport Library