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Sunday, December 16 News

News Briefs: Westport Library spring book sale, ‘Irresistible Vietnam’ exhibit opening

Westport Library

spring book sale

WESTPORT — The Westport Library will host a spring book sale on March 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; March 11, from 1 to 5 p.m.; March 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (half price day), and March 13, from 9 a.m. to noon (contribution day). The sale will take place in the Great Hall of the library.

The sale will feature a large selection of children’s books from infants to teen, hardcover, trade paperbacks, fiction and mysteries, nonfiction titles covering topics like cooking, gardening, travel, military history, biography and more. Also, vinyl records, DVDs and CDs, art and puzzles.

The sale will feature a large selection of ephemera like playbills and other theatrical material, magazines and newspapers, vintage and specialized, including some Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918, papers, prints and framed art, sports, postage stamps and albums, post cards, bookmarks and more.

Proceeds from the sale directly benefit the library’s many programs.

Due to construction on the library’s Transformation Project, entry to the sale will be on the main level across from the Levitt Pavilion, where there is plenty of parking.

Those who are interested in volunteering to help out at the sale should contact Suzy Hooper at shooper@westportlibrary.org.

‘Irresistible Vietnam’ exhibit opening

WESTPORT — Photographer Joan C. Cavanaugh, of Westport, visited Vietnam in October. She will share her broad scope of exotic experiences in photographing the vibrant people and the hidden gems of Vietnam in a slideshow and interview with Hang Nguyen, a native of Hanoi.

Nguyen is the founder of SilkStar Holidays, a woman-owned business of a tour company in Vietnam.

Opening on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., the “Irresistible Vietnam” exhibit will feature 40 images of Cavanaugh’s recent trip to Vietnam.

At 7:15 p.m, Cavanaugh will interview Nguyen and share insights into the Vietnamese people and places. The exhibit will remain in Hoskins Hall, at Saugatuck Congregational Church, 245 Post Road E., through April 2.

Opening night is free. Refreshments will be served. For information about “Irresistible Vietnam,” visit saugatuckchurch.org.

Library to host exhibit opening reception

WESTPORT — Ten years in the making, the major renovation of the Westport Library began last September.

The $19.5 million plan will not change the building’s footprint and will continue into 2019, during which the library will remain open.

The newly installed exhibit in the library’s Great Hall showcases renderings of the planned renovation by architect Henry Myerberg’s New York-based design firm, HMA2, paired with photographs of construction on the library’s first floor by Westport photographer Richard Frank.

On view through May, the exhibit will have an opening reception on Friday, March 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall.

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For information, call 203-291-4800 or visit westportlibrary.org.