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Westport Library to present conference on the future of libraries

Six speakers will discuss how libraries are changing -- and what will become of them -- in a special conference at the Westport Library, open to the public, on Saturday, May 3.

"TEDx: Retinkering Libraries," will be from 9:30 am to 1 p.m. at the library and will feature: David Pogue of Yahoo, on technology; John Donatich, director of the Yale University Press on "Why Books Matter"; Jeanine Esposito of Spark! Consulting, on innovation; Joseph Jaffe, author of "Z.E.R.O: Zero Paid Media as the New Marketing Model," on branding and marketing; Michelle Luhtala, head librarian at New Canaan High School, on emerging technologies; and Architect Henry Myerberg, on design.

The experts will address trends and changes in their disciplines that may impact libraries. The conference will be moderated by Dianne Wildman, former Cablevision editorial director.

The $15 conference fee includes refreshments, and seating is limited.

Visit westportlibrary.org to register or for more information, or call 203-291-4800.

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