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May 2016

Author Talk – Birdsong Under the Wisdom Tree

Join us for an author talk with Megan Chaskey, author of Birdsong Under the Wisdom Tree: Collected Poems A Book of Hours in the Life of a Poet.  In Birdsong Under the Wisdom Tree, award winning poet Megan Chaskey follows the archetypical poet’s journey, interweaving a lifetime of poems,  journal entries, and memoir. Through her deep intimacy with both the inner landscape of imagination and the eloquent worlds of nature and relationship, Megan’s musical voice evolves from her younger years in an artistic family through loss and renewal as a poet, woman, mother, and beloved wife of poet/organic farmer Scott Chaskey.  Also a musician, educator, and healing practitioner, Megan unites all the elements of her sensibility into a lyrical and profoundly spiritual mosaic. In a world that may try to draw us away from a heart-centered life, Birdsong Under the Wisdom Tree stands as a reminder to live our lives from a place of love.

6/11

1-2:30 PM

To register: Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk OR Visit the Eventbrite link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-talk-birdsong-under-the-wisdom-tree-tickets-25286746339

East Hampton Library and HIFF present “Hard Times: Lost on Long Island”

The East Hampton Library and the Hamptons International Film Festival present a screening of the documentary Hard Times: Lost on Long Island, the Audience Award winner at the 2011 Hamptons International Film Festival. Immediately following the screening will be a Q&A session with director Marc Levin.

Though the recession officially ended in summer 2009, the fallout continues for some 25 million unemployed and underemployed Americans, many of whom worked their way up the corporate ladder, achieving the American Dream, only to see it slip through their fingers.

6/11

3-5 PM

To register: Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk OR Visit the Eventbrite link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-screening-hard-times-lost-on-long-island-tickets-25388613025

Author Talk – Refuge

Join us for a talk with author Nanci LaGarenne, as we discuss her latest book Refuge.
Rain Taylor, known as Doc, to her therapy clients at the domestic violence shelter where she volunteers, has a calling to help broken women. Opening her home, known as the Brownstone, she unknowingly risks her own safety for the sake of her boarders. The four women who share her home will change her life in a way she could never have predicted or imagined. The women came to her seeking refuge. What they teach her about forgiveness and redemption could only happen with a little bit of divine intervention and a whole lot of magic. The power of friendship, the strength and reinvention of the human spirit comes together in a most gripping and beautiful story where love can come through sadness and loss. Damaged souls can truly be restored like old houses long neglected.

Sat 6/4

1-2:30 PM

To register: Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk OR Visit the Eventbrite link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-talk-refuge-tickets-24820326264

Story Salon East

Story Salon East is based on Story Salon in Los Angeles, a live storytelling venue.  Everyone is welcome and seven people will each tell a story of up to seven minutes in length.  Stories may be fact or fiction, serious or funny (although it’s not stand-up comedy).  Autobiographical stories, which are the most common, can be about events that happened decades ago, or days ago, or anywhere in between. Stories may be read from the printed page or told as if in conversation. We all have stories, and we all benefit from sharing stories. Story Salon East will NOT involve any review, critique or judgment of any kind.  A story salon audience is a supportive audience, so there should be no need for stage fright or any sense of needing to be a performer.

Story Salon East will be hosted by Steve Sobel, a retired dentist and stage manager currently residing in East Hampton.

Sat 6/4

11 AM-12 PM

If you are interested in telling a story, please
register by calling (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, stopping by the Adult Reference Desk OR visiting Eventbrite by clicking the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-salon-east-storytelling-tickets-25179992034

Movie Screening – The Lady in the Van

In 1973 London, playwright Alan Bennett (Alex Jennings) develops an unlikely friendship with Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith), a homeless woman who lives in a van in his driveway for the next 15 years.

Friday, May 27, 2016 | 1 – 3 pm

To register, Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk OR Visit the Eventbrite link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/movie-screening-the-lady-in-the-van-tickets-22924425574

Chasing Solar Eclipses

Join us as we discuss the phenomenon of the total solar eclipse with Terry Kemper, a retired television executive living is East Hampton who recently completed his 16th expedition to observe a total solar eclipse.
Since the dawn of our species, Sapiens have been both fascinated and terrified by the phenomenon of the total solar eclipse. These events, which occur   somewhere in the world roughly every year, have been the root of myth, omen or legend in almost every ancient civilization.  It was not until the middle of the 18th Century that science replaced fiction.
Chasing Solar Eclipses will explain why and how often they occur, how they are observed and recorded, and how a band of dedicated eclipse chasers follow them around the world.

SAT

5/21

1-3 PM

To register: Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk OR Visit the Eventbrite link below:
www.eventbrite.com…

The East Hampton Library & The Hamptons International Film Festival present a screening of “The Debt”

The East Hampton Library &
The Hamptons International Film Festival
present a screening of “The Debt”

In 1965, young Mossad agent Rachel Singer (Jessica Chastain) and two     comrades (Sam Worthington, Marton Csokas) are involved in a secret mission to capture a Nazi war criminal known as the Surgeon of Birkenau (Jesper Christensen). The mission ends with the man’s death on the streets of East Berlin. Thirty years later, a man claiming to be the doctor has appeared, and Rachel (Helen Mirren), haunted by memories of past events, must return to Eastern Europe to uncover the truth.

5/14

2-4 PM

To register: Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk OR Visit the Eventbrite link below:
www.eventbrite.com…

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