Book the date: Westport Library to screen LL World Series opener Thursday

The Westport Little League team and its contingent of supporters are headed to Williamsport, Pa., as the New England region champion in the Little League World Series.

And even though family and friends will be traveling to the tournament, many more fans will be rooting for the home team back in Westport when they take the field for their first game Thursday night.

One of many venues that will be tuning in for all the action is the Westport Library, which will host a public viewing of the game at 7 p.m. Thursday. The game will be shown on the library's big-screen TV in the McManus Room.

The game will be shown nationally on the ESPN2 cable network.