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January 2019

East Hampton Library, Can Food Drive

Help the library to replenish the food supplies in local pantries to help those in need this winter.

Author Talk: John Kerr, “Dreamers Before the Mast: The History of the Tall Ship Regina Maris”

John Kerr, “Dreamers Before the Mast: The History of the Tall Ship Regina Maris”

Dreamers Before the Mast chronicles the epic story of Regina Maris, a tall ship built, owned, sailed, and loved from 1908 to 2000 by people who had big dreams of ships and the sea — and made those dreams come true. Each chapter of Dreamers Before the Mast recounts the hard work and hair-raising adventures experienced by Regina’s owners, captains, crew members, scientists, and students, often in their own words through extensive interviews and excerpts from diaries and journals, letters, and the ship’s logs. All material is fully documented and the book includes a complete index and detailed appendices.

Books will be available for signing and purchase.

SAT 3/2

1-2:30 PM
register by calling (631) 324-0222 ext.3 or at the Adult Reference Desk, or at Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-talk-john-kerr-dreamers-before-the-mast-tickets-54448911159

Love Songs Concert with Greta Blackburn

Join the East Hampton Library in welcoming stage and screen veteran Greta Blackburn as she brings us a show that she calls her own personal Valentine to love in all of its forms. Whether it be the American standard “My Funny Valentine”, the sexy Latin classic “Besame Mucho” or the comic and caustic “You’ve Let Yourself Go” Greta brings her personality into play as she explores love and its many nuances.
Greta is ably joined by Hampton favorite Johnny Blood, a founding member of the popular Nancy Atlas Project. Blackburn and Blood will help you wrap up your Valentine’s Day celebrations with a bodacious bang!

Fri 2/15

6-7:30 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/love-songs-concert-with-greta-blackburn-tickets-54995379661

Movie – Killer Bees

Join the East Hampton Library as we welcome filmmakers Benjamin and Orson Cummings for a screening of their documentary, Killer Bees!
Following the screening, stay for a Q&A with the filmmakers!
KILLER BEES spotlights the famed Bridgehampton basketball team as they prepare to defend their state championship title. Following the young men on and off the court, filmmakers Benjamin and Orson Cummings explore the Bees’ historical importance within the local community. More than just a high school team, the Bees are a symbol of hope—particularly to those who are struggling to survive racism, income inequality and gentrification in one of the wealthiest districts in the country. Produced by NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, KILLER BEES is a nuanced look at the powerful role sports play in overcoming adversity.

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-killer-bees-tickets-54420724853

Author Talk: Genie Chipps Henderson, “A Day Like Any Other”

The once-scenic Dutch elm–lined main streets of the Hamptons serve as both a reminder of a more genteel time and an omen of things to come in Henderson’s keenly observed and skillfully structured historical novel. The dark cloud on the horizon is the Great New England Hurricane, which will devastate the island on September 21, 1938. The story opens on that ominous morning, then jumps back to June, when wealthy Manhattanites decamp to their summer homes and the locals grudgingly welcome their primary source of income. As Henderson subtly and cleverly ratchets up the suspense, she presents a richly textured exploration of class and society filtered through the lenses of several characters whose lives are thrown off course.

Join author Genie Chipps Henderson for an author talk and book signing in our Baldwin Family Lecture Room discussing her novel.

2/16    1-3 PM

register

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-talk-a-day-like-any-other-by-genie-chipps-henderson-tickets-52501703007

Author Talk: Nicholas Hirshon, “We Want Fish Sticks”

The NHL’s New York Islanders were struggling. After winning four straight Stanley Cups in the 1980s, the Islanders suffered an embarrassing sweep by their rivals, the New York Rangers, in the first round of the 1994 playoffs. Hoping for a new start, the Islanders swapped out their logo for a cartoon fisherman gripping a hockey stick, which immediately drew comparisons to the mascot for Gorton’s frozen seafood, causing opposing fans to taunt the team with chants of “We want fish sticks!”

Join author Nicholas Hirshon for an author talk and book signing as he examines this period of intense change in the team’s history.

1/26

1-3 PM

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-talk-we-want-fish-sticks-by-nicholas-hirshon-tickets-52501277735

Book Talk: Loretta Orion, “It Were as Well to Please the Devil as Anger Him: Witchcraft in the Founding Days of East Hampton”

Goody Garlick was accused of witchcraft in the 17th century by Lion Gardiner’s daughter, Elizabeth Howell, who died days after childbirth. Was she really a witch or just a victim of the times? Who were the players in this intriguing story and how did the time period affect the outcome?
Please join us for a book discussion and signing for “It Were as Well to Please the Devil as Anger Him: Witchcraft in the Founding Days of East Hampton” by Loretta Orion, PhD, presented by Hugh King, Catherine Tremblay, and Aimee Webb.

SAT 2/2

2-4 PM

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-talk-it-were-as-well-to-please-the-devil-as-anger-him-tickets-53658284373

Film Screening: The Learning Tree

As an African-American teen in small-town Kansas in the 1920s, Newt Winger (Kyle Johnson) largely shrugs off the racial prejudice of his time and place. His calm and self-controlled perspective is in direct opposition to that of his quick-tempered friend, Marcus Savage (Alex Clarke). But when Marcus’ father, Booker (Richard Ward), murders a man — and Newt witnesses the crime — Newt realizes that going to the police could jeopardize both his   friendship and his life.

Friday 2/1

1-3 PM

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/movie-screening-the-learning-tree-tickets-53929731278

Essential Oils for Sleep

Join Jessica Bellofatto, certified aromatherapist, doTERRA Wellness Advocate, and long time Yoga teacher as we explore the world of aromatherapy and natural solutions for sleep.  Sleep is one of the most important areas of our health and wellness, and it is one of the top issues that many of us struggle with.  We will learn more about how essential oils work, and how to create rituals around sleep, as well as make a roller blend specifically to support a sound sleep!

Tues 1/15

5-7 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/essential-oils-for-sleep-tickets-52723574631

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