Events in Westport today -- Sunday, Jan. 5

Chuck Close: About Face:" noon-4 p.m. Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave. Exhibit traces the transformation from photos into paintings by Close. For details, check

Maker-in-Residence Melissa Slattery: 1 p.m. Westport Library. Collaborative book-making project.

WestportREADS 2014: 2 p.m. Westport Library. Community reading project kicks off with Alex Prud'homme talking about "My Life in France," the book he co-wrote with Julia Child, his great-aunt.

Maureen Hamill & Friends: 2 p.m. Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Ave. Free concert by cabaret performer and ensemble.

The Usual Suspects: 3 p.m. Westport Library. Topic for mystery discussion group is, "A Covert Affair: The Adventures of Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS," by Jennet Conant, part of the 2014 WestportREADS project.