Adult Reference Blog


March 2017

Name that Tune

Name that Tune
Tues March 28th
5-7 PM

Think you know it all when it comes to music? In this program, test your knowledge of music from the 1950’s to the present.  Can you guess the song and artist? Are you great at music trivia? The winning team members will receive a prize. Snacks will be provided too.  The winning team will also advance to the finals, which will take place on November 30 at the Middle Country Library! You may have up to 5 players per team.

register at the Adult Reference Desk, or by calling (631) 324-0222 ext.3 or at the Eventbrite link below

Film Screening “Rebel Rossa,” followed by Q/A with director Williams Cole

Join the East Hampton Library for a screening of “Rebel Rossa,” directed by Williams Cole.  A Q/A with film director Williams Cole will follow after the film.

April 22nd
2:30-5 PM

register at the Adult Reference Desk, or call (631) 324-0222 ext.3 or register at Eventbrite…

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa was one of the most controversial figures in Irish history.  A committed Republican, he created the concept of bombing campaigns against England in the 1800’s.  His funeral in 1915 lit the fuse to revolution resulting in the rebellion of Easter 1916.  Today he is still revered in Republican circles.  Banished as an exile to the United States he continued to relentlessly campaign for Irish independence becoming an influential figure in Irish America.   One hundred years after his death his great grandsons investigate Rossa’s legacy and their relationship to their infamous relative.  Directed by Williams Rossa Cole, this journey explores Irish American identity as descendents of one of the most notorious and revered figures in Irish history.  Filmed in the centenary year of O’Donovan Rossa’s death, the grandsons find themselves not only observers of their relative’s commemorations, but actual participants. With original music composed by James Fearnley of the Pogues.

Williams Rossa Cole (Producer, Director) Williams Cole has been producing, directing and editing documentary film for over 15 years.  Feature-length credits include Sundance Film Festival premieres like Finding Fela! (2014), 99% – The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film (2013), the HBO feature Gun Fight (produced with Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple) and the documentary Giuliani Time.  He just completed producing a film about the poet WS Merwin that aired on PBS and is co-directing a film about the legendary publisher Barney Rosset (  Recently he filmed in places like Lebanon, Senegal, India, Thailand and Chile for the Rockefeller Foundation’s Dz100 Resilient Citiesdz initiative and has produced and directed over 60 short documentary profiles of authors for Open Road Integrated Media.  He was a Fulbright Scholar at the London School of Economics and a founder of the Brooklyn Rail (

Tennessee Walt’s Bristol & Beyond: The Roots of Country Music

Tennessee Walt’s Bristol & Beyond: The Roots of Country Music

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Bristol Sessions, also known as “the Big Bang of Country Music.”  No less an authority than Johnny Cash wrote, “These recordings in Bristol in 1927 are the single most important event in the history of country music.”  To mark the anniversary, Tennessee Walt returns with “Bristol & Beyond: The Birth of Country Music,” a lecture/concert exploring the Sessions and their legacy, featuring live performances of songs by Jimmie Rodgers, the Carter Family, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and many more.

1-3 PM

Call (631) 324-0222 ext.3 to register, register at the Adult Reference Desk, or at the Eventbrite link below:

Advance Film Screening with Q&A – Good Bones

Join the East Hampton Library for an advanced screening of director Tim Bohn’s latest film, Good Bones, which was filmed entirely on location in the East Hampton area, with many local actors.
A Q&A will follow the screening.
Danny O’Brien dedicates one last summer to his family’s failing real estate agency, and to his father Joe’s seemingly obsolete values: poetry, integrity, and community. Good Bones celebrates summer romance and the enduring tradition of the idealistic underdog.



3-5 PM

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

Lecture on Philip Roth

Join the East Hampton Library as we welcome critic, reviewer, writer and teacher Joan Baum as she gives a celebratory talk on America’s greatest fiction writer, Philip Roth, one day before his 84th birthday. Joan will give   extended comments on several of Roths works.



1-3 PM

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

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