Adult Reference Blog


July 2019

Jona Laks: A Surviving, Living and Thriving Subject of Josef Mengele and the Holocaust

Hear the incredible story of one twin’s experiences during the Holocaust as a subject of Mengele’s atrocious human experiments at the Auschwitz concentration camp and learn her efforts after the war as she founded and served as chairwoman of the Organization of the Mengele Twins.

To Register stop by the Reference Desk or
call 631-324-0222 extension 3. 

Sun, August 4, 2019

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM


Film Screening: “The Man Who Haunted Himself”Roger Moore

A London businessman’s (Roger Moore) bad alter ego escapes, takes a mistress (Olga Georges-Picot) and takes over his life and wife (Hildegard Neil). Directed by Basil Dearden

WED 8/27
5-7 PM

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Film Screening “Un Flic” stars Alain Delon and Catherine Deneuve

Commissaire Edouard Coleman (Alain Delon) is a Paris police chief whose life investigating violent crimes has left him despondent. After beginning an affair with a beautiful but cold woman named Cathy (Catherine Deneuve), he befriends her boyfriend, Simon (Richard Crenna), a local nightclub owner. Unbeknownst to Edouard, however, Simon is also a ruthless bank robber and drug smuggler who is planning one final heist. Edouard is forced to pursue Simon after learning his true identity. French language with English Subtitles, directed by Jean Pierre Melville

Tue, August 13, 2019

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Author Talk, & signing: Jose Moreno-Lacalle, “The Wines of Long Island”

Author Talk, & signing: Jose Moreno-Lacalle, “The Wines of Long Island”
Thurs 8/30 at 6 PM at The East Hampton Library

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The Wines of Long Island was originally published in 1987 and a second, revised edition was issued in 2000. 19 years later, it remained the best and most complete single volume on the history, geography, viniculture, winemaking, and the wineries of Long Island. It was carefully researched and quite well written. It is also seriously out of date.

In the 19 intervening years a very great deal of change has taken place in the wine industry of the region. In 2000 there were 25 wineries and vineyards, about half of which are no longer in business; in 2019 there are 62, including several wine brands that have no winery or vineyard as such and use a crush facility. A handful of the wineries are not even in the East End, but are elsewhere in Suffolk County and two are in Brooklyn.

19 years ago the issue of sustainability was scarcely on the radar; today, sustainable winegrowing is a major issue worldwide, and a new entity, the Long Island Sustainable Winegrowers association, is providing independent certification for members.

Long Island wine country has become a major tourist destination, counting about 1.3 million visitors a year, and most wineries provide not only wine-tasting facilities, but also weekend entertainment during the high season. Many of them also host events, dinners, and weddings.

The new edition of The Wines of Long Island provides all this new information as well as updates to the history of the region in a new edition. Every single wine producer in Long Island is described in the book, some of them extensively. This edition is intended as the principal reference and guide for the wines of Long Island. It has nearly 300 pages, a foreword by Louisa Hargrave, and an expanded section on terroir, varieties, and vintages. Most of the 127 illustrations are in color.

Jose Moreno-Lacalle has been writing about Winemaking and Viniculture on Long Island for his blog, Wine, Seriously, since 2010. he holds a Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Diploma in Wine (a professional certification) and has an MA in Art History as well.

Q/A w/ artist Strong-Cuevas, facilitated by Christina Strassfied

Join us for a Q/A with artist Strong-Cuevas, facilitated by Christina Mossaides Strassfield. Museum Director and Chief Curator of Guild Hall Museum.”Artist Strong-Cuevas says her work “expresses thoughts about universal consciousness, space and time, and inner mediation.” Known for her sculptures made from bronze, stainless steel, and aluminum, Strong-Cuevas’s art often portrays the human head and plays with scale. Her drawings are no different. They express the same themes, but are rarely used as a diagram for her sculptures.” (Abrams Publishers)Christina Mossaides Strassfield is the Museum Director and Chief Curator of Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton, New York. Christina’s cv of exhibition credits reads like a Who’s Who in American Art with internationally recognized artists from Chuck Close and Eric Fischl to Cindy Sherman and Roy Lichtenstein. With her unique cultural style that is inclusive and broad minded while maintaining the highest level of artistic integrity, she has also championed the works of lesser known artists.

SAT SEPT 7th at The East Hampton Library

3-4:30 PM

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Newspaper Museum Show, with Michael Tesoriero

Join the East Hampton Library as we welcome , Michael Tesoriero Curator, President and Founder of the Newspaper Museum, as he brings a selection of newspapers highlighting different major events throughout the world. The Newspaper Museum has over 7,000 Newspapers in its archives. Mr. Michael Tesoriero has provided the East Hampton Library with a wide range of East Hampton Star newspaper volumes, some of which have filled gaps in our collection, for the purpose of scanning. These papers are in the process of being digitized and 1885-1979 are currently available for view on Digital Long Island on the library’s website.

Smithtown Government Television broadcast a special about the Newspaper Museum called “Newspaper Museum comes to Smithtown”. The video can be viewed on Youtube.

10 newspapers were sent to the U.S.S. Intrepid to help with the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing, which took place on July 20th 1969.

There is also a TV documentary in the works about New York, and the Museum, slated to be shown at a film festival in Corona Queens this October.

SAT 8/24 at The East Hampton Library

3:30 PM — 5 PM

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Karl Grossman, “Jewish History on Long Island’s East End”

Journalist and professor of journalism, Karl Grossman, will give a presentation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 15 about “Jewish History on Long Island’s East End” from 6 to 8 p.m. at the East Hampton Library. There is free admission.
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Grossman is a full professor of journalism at the State University of New York/College at Old Westbury, teaching there for 41 years. As a member with his family of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons in East Hampton, he met regularly with noted architect Norman Jaffe and benefactor Evan Frankel working to put into words Jaffe’s concept for the “Gates of the Grove” sanctuary so members of the congregation could understand Jaffe’s extraordinary vision. Grossman’s paternal grandparents, Herman and Stephanie, settled in Sag Harbor more than a century ago. Herman, a skilled engraver, came to the United States from Hungary and worked at Fahys’ watchcase factory in Sag Harbor.

Grossman is the author of six books.

For 28 years, he has hosted the nationally-aired television program “Enviro Close-Up with Karl Grossman” and, on Long Island, he is host of the TV show “Environment Long Island” produced by LTV in Wainscott. The East Hampton Library houses the Karl Grossman Research Archive, the digitized collection of Grossman’s journalism since he began as a Long Island-based reporter in 1962. His weekly column started at the daily Long Island Press in 1969 and now appears in The East Hampton Press, The Southampton Press, The Sag Harbor Express and Shelter Island Reporter, among other newspapers, and on news websites. He has been long active in Jewish journalism writing for the Long Island Jewish World, Manhattan Jewish Sentinel and Jewish Tribune, and he has a blog on The Times of Israel in Jerusalem. Grossman has received many awards for journalism including the George Polk Award. He founded and was the first president of the Press Club of Long Island.

Author Talk, Bob Roth, “”Strength and Stillness”

Join us for a discussion with NY Times Best Selling Author and Transcendental Meditation teacher Bob Roth

SAT 8/3
11 AM — 1 PM

“Oprah Winfrey and Jerry Seinfeld. Ray Dalio and Ellen DeGeneres. Gwyneth Paltrow and Howard Stern. Tom Hanks and Gisele Bündchen.

What do they have in common? The answer is a Transcendental Meditation teacher named Bob Roth, who has spent the past forty-five years helping many thousands of people access their innate creativity and power through this simple, nonreligious technique. Roth’s students range from titans of business and the arts to federal prisoners, from war-scarred veterans to overworked moms and dads.” (Amazon)

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Author Talk – Sparrow Beach – Shelby (Skip) Raebeck

Join us in welcoming author Shelby (Skip) Raebeck as he discusses his novel, Sparrow Beach!

Living on Long Island’s fast-developing East End, local builder Michael Dorian is forced to reckon: with a building industry being overrun by Manhattan developers; with a failing marriage and teenage daughter riddled with anxiety; with the nature of a hauntingly beautiful place that offers opportunity but no longer feels like home. Sparrow Beach is about the dark cloud of excess that threatens to consume Long Island’s East End, and about the patchwork of characters that live beneath it, those who adapt, finding new paths amidst the changing landscape, and those who refuse to.

Tue, July 23, 2019

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

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