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Roundup: Kids Chill Out, Leadership …

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The Westport Library’s Children’s Winter Reading program has a cool name: “Chill Out and Read.”

The program runs from Monday (January 24) through March 19. It’s for children of all ages — “and their grown-ups.”

For every 50 minutes a child reads, he or she receives a snowperson that will be displayed in the Library. When 500 minutes are read, the child can choose a free book to keep, from the library’s titles.

Click here to register.

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Speaking of books: Willys DeVoll published his first one.

After graduating from Staples High School in 2009, and earning a master’s in English at Stanford University, Willys worked for Google for several years. He now is a freelance writer. T

Leadership Is a Relationship: How to Put People First in the Digital World is a collection of interviews with men and women who succeed by prioritizing the well-being of others. It includes stories from leaders like Olympic legend Kerri Walsh Jennings, former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald, and visionary principal Dr. Virginia Hill.

Click here for more information, and to order.

Willys DeVoll

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Speaking once again of authors: State Senator Will Haskell’s new book — 100,,ooo First Bosses: My Unlikely Path as a 22-Year-Old Lawmaker — is getting plenty of attention.

National attention.

Click here to see Will on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Click here to hear him on Will Haskell on NPR (the segment starts at 17:35).

State Senator Will Haskell

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“Westport … Naturally” includes some classic local scenes. But it doesn’t get more classical than this.

(Photo/Josh Stern)

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And finally … on this date in 1964, Capitol Records released the LP “Meet the Beatles!”

There are many ways to note the beginning of Beatlemania — a force that changed the world. This is as good as any.