Adult Reference Blog


December 2015

Sci Fic book Club “The Martian” by Andy Weir

The Martian
Andy Weir

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive–and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old ‘human error’ are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills–and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit–he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

Weds December 30th
6-7 PM
sign up at The Adult Reference Desk, or call (631) 324-0222 ext.3 to register

Film Screening “Straight Time”


Dustin Hoffman, Theresa Russell, Gary Busey, M. Emmet Walsh, Harry Dean Stanton

A paroled burglar tries to get a job and keep on the straight-and-narrow. His hard-core parole officer has different ideas and sends him back to jail. When he gets out again, he goes after the parole officer, steals his car, and returns to crime.

January 6th 5-7 PM

at The East Hampton Library, Free Screening, call (631) 324-0222 ext.3 to register


Winter Film Festival 2016

all films playing at The East Hampton Library, Sundays at 2 PM, all screenings are free.  Sign up required.  Please call (631) 324-0222 ext.3 to register.  The films are as follows:
If you don’t i will

A film by Sophie Fillieres
French with English Subtitles
Pomme and Pierre have been together a long time. Passion and spontaneity have given way to predictability and cold shoulders. But there’s a lingering optimism, a hope they can return to the couple they used to be, attending chic art openings and sharing a laugh like young lovers.

1/17 Sun 2-4 PM

A film by Yves Robert
French with English Subtitles
A frothy French farce, The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe is a classic madcap comedy about espionage, surveillance and mistaken identity. Elegantly filmed and accompanied by a memorable score, The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe is one of the most seminal comedies of the 1970s.

1/24  Sun 2-4 PM

A film by Kristina Grozeva, & Petar Valchanov
Bulgarian with English Subtitles
In a small Bulgarian town, Nade is an honest, hard-working elementary school teacher and devoted mother, struggling to keep her life together.

1/31 Sun 2-4 PM

A film by Eric Rohmer
French with English Subtitles
Heralded as “a small masterpiece” and “the very best of Rohmer” by The New York Times, it is the story of Louise (Pascale Ogier), a young interior designer bored with her life in the sleepy suburbs with her live-in boyfriend Remi, an architect by trade and a homebody by nature.

2/14 Sun 2-4 PM

A film by Paolo Virzi
Italian with English Subtitles
A riveting and stylish modern day morality tale of class, green and  desire. With a lavish home and   beautiful wife, hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi seemingly has it all. Meanwhile, real estate agent  Dino Ossala struggles to maintain his family’s middle-class existence and faces even worse financial straits when his wife announces that she is pregnant with twins.

2/21 Sun 2-4 PM

A film by Jessica Hausner
German with English Subtitles
Forever under-appreciated and melancholy, Heinrich is a young  poet in Romantic Era Berlin who determines his best way out of despair is to end it all, and he sets about finding a woman to join him in his predetermined departure.

2/28 Sun 2-4 PM

Celebrating Sinatra at 100, performance by Jerry Costanzo

Join us to celebrate the 100th birthday of the great Frank Sinatra with singer and entertainer Jerry Costanzo.  Considered one of the Best and busiest   Singer/Bandleaders on the scene today, Jerry has gained popularity among connoisseurs of jazz & swing, young and old. He has done interpretations of tunes from the “Great American Song Book” and legendary singers like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole and others. Jerry will set the stage and carry you back to an era when this sultry and swinging music was the “Pop” of the day.


Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk OR Click the link below to register:…

Bette Davis Double Feature — Fog Over Frisco & The Girl from 10th Ave

Bette Davis Double Feature
Fog Over Frisco and The Girl from 10th Ave

Fog Over Frisco: Arlene Bradford (Bette Davis) is a spoiled, bored, wealthy socialite who finances her extravagant lifestyle by exploiting her fiancé Spencer Carlton’s (Lyle Talbot) access to her stepfather’s brokerage firm and using her connection to steal security bonds for crime boss Jake Bello (Irving Pichel).

The Girl from 10th Avenue: Geoffrey Sherwood, rejected by Valentine French in favor of wealthier suitor John Marland, watches her wedding from outside the church. Inebriated, he becomes increasingly louder, drawing the attention of two policemen as well as Miriam Brady, a shopgirl on her lunch hour, who takes Geoff to a cafe to spare him from arrest. There they encounter Hugh Brown and Tony Hewlitt, two of his society friends, who offer Miriam $100 to keep an eye on Geoffrey and make sure he stays out of trouble.

Friday December 18th
1-3 PM
Please Register at The Adult Reference Desk, or call (631) 324-0222 ext.3

Good Reads for December 2015

Short Stories

Short Stories in Verse — Bob Pascarella

Bream gives me hiccups : & other stories — Jesse Eisenberg.

England and other stories — Graham Swift

Fortune Smiles — Adam Johnson

Make Something up: Stories you can’t unread — Chuck Palahniuk


East Hampton Library Events


90 Minutes in Heaven — Free Screening

Don Piper (Hayden Christensen), was involved in a horrific car crash and was pronounced dead at the scene and covered by a tarp. 90 minutes later he had been brought to the emergency room and returns to life, and claims to have seen Heaven and visited with deceased relatives while there.

Friday December 11th 1-3 PM

Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3

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