Author Talk: “The Art of Stamps” by George Theotocatos

“The Art of Stamps: Messengers of History and the Character of Nations”

Postage stamps serve a purpose far greater than their practical use. These miniature works of art masterfully depict images of a country’s disasters and triumphs, its people and politics, its identity and evolution. They open windows of imagination and wisdom about our past and present world—from economics, environmental protection, propaganda and human rights to sports, war, nature and mythology.

The Art of Stamps invites us on a gallery tour of philately, iconography and social history. As stamps tell stories that only a time traveler could know, their intricate designs teach us about cultural influences and ideologies that remain relevant.

In person talk and book signing in the Baldwin Lecture Room

Saturday June 18th

2-3:30 PM 

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To Register: Call (631) 324-0222, Ext.3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk, or Visit…

Marie Curie’s Life & Work-  by Edward A. Sierra

Join us for a presentation by Edward A. Sierra

Marie Curie’s Life & Work
A scientist and early pioneer of radioactivity, Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the first person and only woman to win the Nobel twice. Curie is also still the only person awarded a Nobel Prize in two different sciences: Physics (1903), which she shared with her husband Pierre Curie and Antoine Henri Becquerel, and Chemistry (1911), for the discovery of polonium and radium. Edward Sierra will offer an engaging and informative presentation on the life and work of this early pioneer of radioactivity.

Presenter Edward A. Sierra began his career in the United States Navy. Upon completion of a two-year training program, Edward reported to the Electrical Division onboard the U.S.S. Billfish SSN-676, which was a nuclear-powered fast attack submarine. He went on to work as a field operator at the Hope Creek Nuclear Power Station in New Jersey, and then as a nuclear reactor operator at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He is the President of the Long Island Chapter of the American Nuclear Society. Edward has earned graduate degrees from New York Institute of Technology, Dowling College, and Marist College.

Thursday, April 21, 2022, 7 – 8pm Via Zoom

Photo: [Pierre and Marie Curie] – U.S. National Archives Public Domain Image

To Register: Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk OR Visit…
A Zoom meeting ID and password will be emailed to all participants 15 minutes prior to the start of the event.

Coat Drive

Give the gift of warmth at the East Hampton Library! We will be collecting coats, hats, gloves and scarves to benefit families in need. We will be collecting these items through February 26th. Stop by the reference desk with your donations to be added to our coat drive.

In the next coming weeks, we will have the winter items displayed on racks to be looked through and chosen by our patrons to take home.

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