What The V?

A strange thing appeared yesterday on the lower level of the Westport Library, near the stairs leading up to the cafe:

V at Westport Library

It’s 8 feet tall. There are buttons people can push, to change the blinking LED lights.

Remnant from the old “V” restaurant? Homage to Winston Churchill? Discard from the CES Show in Las Vegas?

If you have any idea what this “V” is, or why it’s in the library, click “Comments” below.

15 responses to “What The V?

  1. Roman numeral for the number of buildings the library will have occupied if they’re follow through with their plan to demolish and rebuild their edifice once again?

  2. The fifth satellite location of a new nail salon opening in the library’s lower level to make the library more of a community center. Arriving patrons touch it and scan their library bar code to “pick a color.”

  3. Gil Ghitelman

    Hey Dan,
    That’s an easy one. It’s a HIGH FIVE.

  4. I will go with “V”irtual.

  5. Matthew Mandell

    Roman numeral from one of the superbowls?

  6. The man in the picture is Mike Ogrinz, member of the Westport Mini Maker Faire committee. The V is actually a 5 for the next Mini Maker Faire, the fifth.

  7. Beth Orlan Berkowitz

    It looks like a 3d model of a Roman numeral 5 that someone added neon lights to spice it up!

    Artwork for upcoming arts how.

  8. call me crazy but that doesnt look like alex giannini…

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  9. Dick Lowenstein

    I agree with Joan Miller, though for a moment I thought it could be Alex Giannini without his beard. But as this the library, the letter V as in Thomas Pynchon’s novel.

  10. Eric Pearson

    not sure what for, but just to confuse even more, maybe it’s upside down?

  11. Joan Miller is right. It’s a bit of marketing for the 5th annual Maker Faire, set for this April. See you there!

  12. I think it’s the marketing collateral for Thomas Pynchon’s 1963 novel “V.” I think the person leaning on it is the actor tapped to play Benny Profane in the upcoming movie musical based on the novel.