The Great Give Back 2021

Last week, the Adult Reference Department collected items to be donated to our local animal shelters. With great success, there were many pet supplies donated for homeless pets including food, kitty litter, dog crates, cat carriers, treats, and more!

On Saturday, October 16th, the library hosted another way to give back by having volunteers stuff gift bags to be given to adopters of new pets. Forty-eight gift bags were given to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons to be handed out to families when they bring home their new pet. Each gift bag included new toys and treats for either a cat or dog going to their forever home.

Thank you to all of our patrons that participated in this local initiative!

A selection of items that were donated to ARF

1st Annual East Hampton Library Seed Swap

Have you saved seeds from your home garden this year? Come by our first seed swap to share them and swap them with your local community on November 3rd at 6PM. Register to attend here.

Seeds from our seed library will be available to take as well as any seeds brought and saved from other gardeners. Please come with as much information about your seeds as possible to ensure they can be labeled correctly for the seed swap. Find more information about how to save seeds and prepare for the swap by visiting our Resources Page here.

Planting information and seed saving guides will be available at the swap. Come share your harvest and enjoy refreshments with other gardening enthusiasts!

Seed Swap will be held in the Library Courtyard. In the case of inclement weather, swap will be held in the Baldwin Room.

Upcoming Events at The East Hampton Library

Celebrate Hispanic Art : Virtual Tour and Presentation with Joyce Raimondo

Virtual Tour and Presentation with Joyce Raimondo
Celebrate the artistic achievements of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican painter, Jose Clemente Orozco, and others. Discover how these Hispanic artists inspired Jackson Pollock in the creation of his groundbreaking abstract art. Then live on Zoom, tour the barn studio where Pollock created his famous drip paintings and Lee Krasner created her abstract art. To Register: Call (631) 324-0222, Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk, or Visit… A Zoom Link will be emailed to all participants 15 minutes before the start of the program 

“An Afternoon in the Country with Tennessee Walt”

Live Concert with Tennessee Walt 

Back by popular demand, join us for an afternoon of classic country songs, and the stories about the individuals that wrote or sang the songs. Live in person concert!

Hybrid program will also livestream on Zoom.

SAT Aug 7th


To Register to attend in person: Call (631) 324-0222 Ext.3, or Stop by the Adult Reference Desk, or email
To attend via Zoom: register at… 

Memories of the Pandemic: History Project

This exercise gives participants the chance to tell their story about how they were affected by the Pandemic. These stories will be cataloged and archived to be shared with future generations. Participants will have the opportunity to write, or create an audio recording, using photographs to document their experiences dealing with the pandemic.

To begin, click the record button, and speak into your microphone. If you want to skip a question, click skip question. You will be given the option to re-record if there is anything that you would like to change. At the top of the page there is a preview button, where you can listen to your recording before submitting it. When you have your recording exactly as you want it to be click save.

If you would like to make an appointment to record your Memories of the Pandemic in person you can do so on Weds and Saturday. Call (631) 324-0222 ext.3 to make an appointment. If you need assistance creating a recording please call (631) 324-0222 ext.3 or email for assistance.

Storytellers will need to agree that their stories could be edited, published and shared.

“By submitting your story, you give your permission for any words, video recordings, and/or photographs made during this project to be used by the East Hampton Library staff, researchers and the public for educational purposes including publications, exhibitions, research, the internet, and presentations. This permission is perpetual, nonexclusive, and transferable. By giving your permission, you do not give up any copyright or performance rights that you may hold.”